> bulbaholic

Grossglockner drive was a magic moment in a magic 10 days.

We went with a group of MG friends from UK through France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg and France again.

Highlights included the outstanding way we were greeted and hosted in Germany to celebrate the 40th anniversary of MG Car Club DE; the scenery and villages along the Romantischestrasse; the castle at Neuschwanstein; a riotous musical evening in Garmish followed by another in Zell am See; Bavaria; Grossglockner; Dolomites; Alps; great company and (mainly) great weather. certainly all 6 cars completed almost 3000 miles and 24 mountain passes with hoods firmly down except near top of Grossglockner.

Only negative was finding the Stelvio closed – but that’s already pencilled in for 2011.


19 Dec, 2010
bulbaholic said:

Thanks, John. I read your profile after my last post and saw that you were an MG enthusiast so probably enjoyed driving on those roads. For ourselves driving in Europe usually means collecting a hire car at the airport, taking two weeks to get used to it just in time to return the car!
Refering back to your previous blog, when we were there in June 2009 the Glockner road was still closed so you were fortunate this year.

19 Dec, 2010
simplylyn said:

Reading about your tour brought back happy memories. We did similar ones in 1953 and '54 only on our Tiger 100 and then a nostalgic one in 1985 in a comfortable car. Ah happy days!

19 Dec, 2010
johnponting said:

>simplylyn That must have been in the Ken Craven era dressed in Despatch Rider coats and gauntlets? I've fond memories of reading his tales in Motor Cycle Sport.

We've ridden motorbikes many thousands of miles around Europe over the years; Mont Blanc & Chamonix, Route Napolean, Three Valleys, Alpe d'Huez, Mont Ventoux, Pyrenees, Loire Valley all on various BMWs and Triumphs.

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