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Motorcycling.

Austria 2005.

Routes

19th September 2005

Left Cupar at 1400 hours to head to the Rosyth Ferry for 1500 hours boarding.  Odometer reading was 1897 miles and set off with a full tank of fuel.

http://www.superfast.com/Scotland/English/index.asp

33 miles to ferry

Zeebrugge the homeward leg

20th September

Left the ferry at Zeebrugge and headed to join the E-40 near Brugge.  Continue to Liege then cross country passing by the Nurburgring on B258 and through to Koblenz.  At Koblenz head south once over the Rhine, on the B42, heading south along the east bank of the Rhine to St. Goarshausen where head off on B274 for Bφgel then off to Ruppertshofen and B&B

http://www.german-rhineland.com/

2208 miles on the Odometer           278 daily mileage

Rhine B&B

21st September

Ruppertshofen – St. Goarshausen – Mainz then on to Autobahn A63 – A61 – A65 – Karlsruhe – A8 – A7 – Ulm – A96 becoming A14 entering Austria to Bregenz.  A14 [E60] through to Landeck.  Considerable road works in Germany on the motorways with much 1st gear and clutch slipping speeds for mile after mile!  Arrive just after 8 pm (20 minutes to spare before dinner serving finished) at Hotel Enzian.

http://www.hotel-enzian.com/start.php?site=motorrad&lang=e

2608 miles on the Odometer           400 daily mileage

Leaving for a day tour

22nd September

First tour on route book…Hotel – south via Prutz to  Kaunertal ski resort via our first set of hairpin bends.  Leisurely trip there and back.

http://www.kaunertal.com/

2678 miles on the Odometer           70 daily mileage

 

Kaunertaler Glacier

23rd September

Hotel - Imst – Fern Pass – Ehrwald – Garmish-Partenkirchen – Mittenwald – Leutasch – Seefeld – Telfs – Nassereith – Imst - Hotel

2794 miles on the Odometer           116 daily mileage

Kuthai Ski Area
Road from Kuthai Timmelsjoch Pass

24th September

 

Hotel – Imst – Oetz – Kόhtai (ski area and Pass) – Gries – Axams – Innsbruck – Brenner Pass via “old road” – into Italy – Vipetano – [ss44] Jaufenpass (2094m) – St. Leornardo in Passira – [SS44b] to Timmelsjoch Pass (2509m) into Austria [B186] – Oetz – Imst – Hotel

2981 miles on the Odometer           187 daily mileage

Timmelsjoch Summit

25th September

Hotel – A12 – Innsbruck – A12 – Wφrgl – B170 – Kirchberg – Kitzbόhel – B161 – Thurn Pass – Mittersill – B168 – Zell am Zee – B311 – B107 – Grossglockner High Alpine Pass – Grossglockner – Heiligenblut – Lienz – B100 [E66] – B100 becomes SS49 in Italy [E66] – join A22 [E45] motorway to head north to Brenner Pass – A22 becomes A13 in Austria – Innsbruck – A12 – Landeck – Hotel

3338 miles on the Odometer           357 daily mileage

Grossglockne Bikers' rest

26th September

Hotel – Imst – Hahntenjoch Pass – Elmen – Stanzach – Namlos – Rinnen – Berwang – Reutte – Vils – Hoenschwangen – Reutte – Fern Pass – Imst – Hotel

3481 miles on the Odometer           143 daily mileage

...more hairpin bends...

27th September

First rainy day! Quick and wet trip to Samnaun, duty free area just into Switzerland, south of Landeck

3541 miles on the Odometer           60 daily mileage

Daily Planning meeting for the next day's tour

28th September

Leave Landeck – west bound on the main road but leave at St Jacob for Arlberg Pass (rather than the tunnel we used on the outward trip.  Rejoin main road after Langen.  Feldkirch – into Liechtenstein – Gams – 16 – Wattwill – Will – 16 – Kφnstanz – into Germany – B33 – join motorway A81 north to leave on B31 for Freiburgh then across the Rhine into France to Colmar for overnight at Relais Marmott

3768 miles on the Odometer           227 daily mileage

Out of Seefeld and looking down the valley
Approaching Seefeld A few worthwhile related links:

 

29th September

Colmar – Epinal via D417 – Nancy – Verdun – Vilosnes (south of Sedan) for Country Hotel overnight (Vieux Moulin).  Nice sunny end to what was a cold, wet and windy morning.

3958 miles on the Odometer           190 daily mileage

the statutory text message to home

30th September

Started n sunshine but the weather fell away rapidly to cold wet and windy.  Hotel – Sedan – Cambrai – Arras – Bethune – Dunkirk - into Belgium – Oudenburgh – Loft Hotel

http://www.grd.be/motorhotel/eng/frame.htm

4217 miles on the Odometer           259 daily mileage

Loft Hotel - excellent bike security

1st October

Loft Hotel – Zeebrugge – follow coast north into Netherlands – Sluis – back to Belgium – Brugge – Zeebrugge – Ferry

4287 miles on the Odometer           70 daily mileage

Netherlands... another country notched up

2nd October

Ferry (Rosyth) – Home

4320 miles on the Odometer           33 daily mileage

 

Final goodbyes then off our separate ways

 

 

 

 

Fuel Use

Date

Odometer

Trip

Litres

Gallons

m.p.g.

Cost

20-Sep-05

2015

118

10.11

2.22

53.06

£9.84

21-Sep-05

2170

155

12.89

2.84

54.66

£12.35

21-Sep-05

2322

152

13.01

2.86

53.11

£13.06

21-Sep-05

2483

161

14.64

3.22

49.99

£14.29

22-Sep-05

2608

125

10.27

2.26

55.33

£8.48

23-Sep-05

2679

71

6.73

1.48

47.96

£5.66

24-Sep-05

2795

116

10.42

2.29

50.61

£8.50

24-Sep-05

2949

154

14.05

3.09

49.83

£12.79

25-Sep-05

3100

151

12.80

2.82

53.63

£10.74

25-Sep-05

3274

174

15.12

3.33

52.32

£12.99

26-Sep-05

3440

166

14.22

3.13

53.07

£11.85

28-Sep-05

3597

157

13.40

2.95

53.26

£11.17

28-Sep-05

3744

147

12.55

2.76

53.25

£12.20

29-Sep-05

3876

132

12.18

2.68

49.27

£11.68

30-Sep-05

4007

131

11.55

2.54

51.56

£11.32

30-Sep-05

4129

122

10.90

2.40

50.88

£10.76

02-Oct-05

4319

190

17.71

3.90

48.77

£16.10

Totals

 

2422

 

46.75

Ave 51.8

£193.78

 

Note: all costs shown with a pale yellow background have been converted to GBP from the actual Euro cost at a rate of 1€ = £0.71

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