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Old Yesterday, 07:58 PM   #1
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Default French/Swiss/Italian Alps '18 (too many pics)

I booked a hotel on the French side of Geneva for 4 days, 5 nights. I allowed 2 days to get there by motorway. It coincided with a very thorough downpour in England and Calais with some night time lightning thrown in for extra excitement. It's amazing how well my boots hold water





10 mins after I checked in to my hotel near Calais the rain stopped completely...

Another day of mindless motorway mile munching got me to my hotel in Geneva


Day 1 I decided to head to the Klausen Pass in Switzerland. The route there turned out to be just as amazing as the pass itself. And the weather was on my side



































Got a bit of a surprise when I appeared on a runway
















Looking over the edge






You can just about see a biker on the road below


































Biker couple enjoying the views




















































Cow bells could be heard everywhere


Approaching the pass...


5 star cow sheds with a great view












Waterfall in the corner






Cable to the sky!




On the way back




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Day 2

Breakfast


Geneva harbour. The apprentice plumber must have royally screwed up














I went to my bike's homeland through the Mont Blanc Tunnel which is hot, smelly and goes on forever! But it does make my bike sound biblical

On the other side:








































Tea


Day 3 I rested because my feet, thighs, ar5e, balls, arms, hands, neck and even my ears were all aching from 4 days constant riding. Plus it was rainy
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Day 4 I didn't have any route planned and just looked on google terrain for hilly twisty areas, while also avoiding the rain clouds. It turned out to be a good plan. I found great roads with views to match. I just had to take it a bit slower because the roads were a bit wet from the morning showers

I first went up the hairpin hills just south of Geneva, which revealed a pretty epic view point



More hilltop cows blessed with amazing views!


Looking down on Geneva




He still hadn't fixed that leak


Down the other side


Continuing to explore east


Sunbathing cow










The guy on the left is waving at me


















And that's it! The next 2 days were blasting back on the motorways wishing I had more time. I could spend months and month exploring and never get bored
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Absolutely stunning set of pictures Darren. Looks like it was an epic trip!
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Don't see the attraction myself. Looks just like Hertfordshire.
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I'd rather see pictures of motorways
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Don't see the attraction myself. Looks just like Hertfordshire.
Lol. Fab photos Darren. Very envious.

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Amazing views, although the lack of snow in the ski resort (which was that by the way) was a bit disturbing ...
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Amazing views, although the lack of snow in the ski resort (which was that by the way) was a bit disturbing ...
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Don't see the attraction myself. Looks just like Hertfordshire.
don't I know it....


looked to me like you took too many pictures and didn't spend enough time riding.....!
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