Best Offroad Motorcycle Tour Europe - Assietta Kamm Road Italy & France
While for many people the motorcycle season was already over, at the end of October I spontaneously went off-road to the border area of ??Italy and France. Meanwhile, the Ligurian border comb road is regulated and toll road.
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Since I did not want to believe the busy-guy on the border, recently in blue, when leaving Germany and temperatures near freezing, I had to open my luggage again and wait forever,
Strada dell 'Assietta, which is suitable for passenger cars, had a lot of traffic today last Sunday before being locked in winter over the winter.
Here I not only met a whole family with two KTM motorbikes and a quad on the way, but also a lot of cars, ranging from the Fiat Panda to the Mercedes M class.
In general, the Assietta Kammstrasse is a paradise for off-road drivers of all kinds. Again and again you can see narrow, steep paths up to other summits, for which my loaded motorcycle was too heavy.
As it was getting late and I was tired after the quite strenuous route I drove again to Fort Serre Marie where I pitched my tent .
The next morning I woke bright sunshine while under me a thick cloud cover lay. Reinhard Mey is right when he sings that above the clouds freedom is limitless;)
Unfortunately, I did not have the freedom to brush my teeth in the morning. My water bottle contained only a lump of ice. In good spirits, I packed my things together again to drive the Strada dell 'Assietta with a view of the clouds below me.
This time I met people traveling with a Honda and an old BMW GS, before I drove over the Coll delle Finestre and through the thick cloud cover to Susa. It was raining down in the valley and it did not stop raining until I reached Locarno in the evening.
The next morning, the rain turned to snow as I drove over the St. Bernadina Pass , as both the Grimsel and the Furkapass and Col de Turini, Col de Tende, Col de Braus, Passo della Spina GPS 45.791781 ° 10.439189 ° and Passo di Fraela N46 ° 29'59 "/ E10 ° 18`23" as Forcella Lavardet were closed. As you can see, I was not only lucky that my motorcycle withstood the tough off-road use and only one screw was broken on the bellman, but also that the weather had played so long.