I recently had a vacation in Europe with the wife and discovered this.
After getting off a cruise ship in Venice we rented a car and headed north into the Alps. We had booked a hotel in a little town called Cortina D Ampezzo and for 4 days just headed off in each direction to see what we could find. Every day we were on perfect mountain switchback roads. The roads were impeccable with guys way out in the mountains blowing leaves off! There were huge washes coming out of the mountains that I guess were decomposed granite, good for building roads and they probably don't get baked in the summer to screw up the asphalt. I think we lucked out on timming as we were between seasons so there were no other bloody tourists and it was perfect weather in the fall.
The temps were around 10c and I spoke to a few guys on bikes who said this area is very popular in the summer for obvious reasons. Also spoke to a few germans in there Porsche's out for a rip. Turns out this was the famous Staller pass which is one way. light goes green for 15 mins. Looked like a starting grid at the track with everone lining up in there Audi's,Beemers etc waiting for the green at the top of the hr. most had just come up and turned around.
Staller Pass (top) is on the Austria/Italy border. Couldn't see a Kug Sticker
While the wife was asleep I found a nice little gravel road with a sign that said something like Castelle 4km, Hmmm.
Some more roads.
I like roads.
I have traveled many continents of our planet and this was the awesomeist roads I have found. Better than my native New Zealand No wonder they breed good moto gp riders.
Anyway I felt this was worth sharing and was an awesome little getaway with a little adventure and if anyone is interested in more info I would love to share tracks.
OK I guess the cruise was worth 1 photo this is the wife in Kotor, Montenegro which was a pretty cool place (Bloody Tourists)