Ride to Grossglockner Pass, Austria

Discussion in 'Global Trip Reports' started by Goran Phuket, Apr 10, 2015.

  1. #1 Goran Phuket, Apr 10, 2015
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2016
    Back in September 2013 in conjunction with BMW Council International meeting in Slovenia me, wifey and 2 Malaysian friends went for mini tour of Europe covering about 12 countries. BMW AG kindly supplied free of charge 3 motorrads for us: R1200RT, K1600GT and R1200R.

    At BMW Welt Munich, day before departure to Austria
    Pictured from left, BMW International Council delegates:

    Wong KK - Asia BMW Council President and International BMW Car and Motorcycle driving / riding instructor
    and Minesh Doshi, president of BMW Motorrad Club Malaysia.

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    I got R1200RT, first time ever riding this model and oh boy....I loved it. Wife fell in love with machina instantly.... :p
    Only 1900km on the clock.

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    Refueling before departure....beer, sausages and giant pretzels. Ich liebe Deutschland :oops:

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    If not for this little sign wouldn't even know it was Austria. Love open borders of western Europe

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    We've decided to stay off the major highways and explore rural roads.

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    In many European countries you will see number of establishments displaying sign "Welcome Bikers". This was one of them and we stopped for coffee break

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    Beautiful countryside

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    Approaching Grossglockner pass toll gate

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    Busy toll gate. Lots of cars, cyclists and especially motorcyclists. There was some kind of classic cars event too.


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    About to pass the toll gate and go crazy :p all those curves, sweepers and hairpins....those of you who rode with me know what I mean :twisted:

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  2. #2 Goran Phuket, Apr 10, 2015
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2016
    "Ray of Light" guides me over Grossglockner Pass in Austrian Alps.

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    RT cuts corners effortlessly, quite impressed with this model. Full load, passenger and 59 liter luggage bags....no problem.

    gross.

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    Breathtaking scenery

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    Photo-shoot at High Alpine Rd

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    Look at that smile at Wong's face....he went up and down the pass twice within hours :clap:

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    Wife busy taking pics

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    Arrival at the summit

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  3. #3 Goran Phuket, Apr 10, 2015
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2016
    Minesh aka Malaysian Darth Wader

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    Missus loves it.... :p

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    Classic Alfa Romeo

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    Lots of other classic cars on the way up

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    At the summit

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    Time to grab a quick bite

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    Fantastic view from the restaurant. We will be descending down that road shortly

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    Tricky downhill cobblestone road

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    And on our way down to Bled, Slovenia but that's another story. Till next time....ride safe folks.

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  4. Fantastic photos & some amazing roads. Great stuff.

    Thanks.
     
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  5. None of Goran's photos in this or his other recent ride reports are showing in the posts. (OS X 10.10.3, Safari 8.0.5)
     
  6. Try a different browser. Chrome or Firefox.
    But it does seem as if of late there are browser issues displaying images.
     
  7. Stunning...

    ( Not sure if the browser issue is fixed.. But working fine on my Mac with Safari)

    Cheers
    Brian
     
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  8. I did this route last year after watching Moto GP in Bruno Czech Republic which was a great experience,awesome roads but my photos no were as good as yours �� good memory's
    Safe riding
    Paul
     
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  9. Grossglockner is great :cool:
     

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