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    Alps
    on: January 13, 2023, 03:06:23 pm
    January 13, 2023, 03:06:23 pm
    Hi Guys

    I'm looking for anybody that may have a route they would recommend for a 2 week tour of the Alps. I'm really looking for a pre-planned route (i know eh cake and eat it  :745:) if possible that i can tweak. Any good recommendations would also be really appreciated.

    Thanks in advance all

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    Re: Alps
    Reply #1 on: January 13, 2023, 04:52:30 pm
    January 13, 2023, 04:52:30 pm
    All my road books to do the RGA (route des grandes Alpes) and come back by the route Napoleon are to be downloaded on this link :
    https://www.wachter.fr/rga/rb/

    you just have to change the starting point

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    Re: Alps
    Reply #2 on: January 15, 2023, 11:52:29 am
    January 15, 2023, 11:52:29 am
    What we tend to do is have a base somewhere for a few days and explore that area then move on somewhere else and repeat. It's ideal as you can get unpacked, ditch the panniers and just ride without any unnecessary weight & bulk. Davos is a great place for a few nights as is Nauders in Austria with loads of passes to play on for many days.
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    Re: Alps
    Reply #3 on: January 21, 2023, 11:01:54 pm
    January 21, 2023, 11:01:54 pm
    *Originally Posted by NorthumBryan [+]
    What we tend to do is have a base somewhere for a few days and explore that area then move on somewhere else and repeat. It's ideal as you can get unpacked, ditch the panniers and just ride without any unnecessary weight & bulk. Davos is a great place for a few nights as is Nauders in Austria with loads of passes to play on for many days.

    Ditto, otherwise I find you spend loads of time packing/unpacking and also you can normally find a town with several good rides nearby.

    Previously I've stayed in Briancon in France (near lots of Cols used in the Tour de France), Interlaken in Switzerland (can do the 3 amazing passes, Grimsel, Susten & Furka), Merano (Stelvio & Timmelsjoch passes) & Cortina D'Ampezzo in Italy (Dolomites).

    Not done too much in the east of Switzerland or Austria, I imagine theres plenty of good roads to find.