Saturday, July 27, 2013

VIDEO from Summer Roadtrip 2013

Short video that sums up the summer roadtrip that we took this summer.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Summer Roadtrip 2013 - Our way home

Wonderful morning after rainy night. What could we wish more...
Morning clouds in Oberau - near Berchtesgaden
Myself with the bike at Attersee on our way home
And finally... after seven hours of driving we are home. Wonderful roadtrip that I hope I will repeat again.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Summer Roadtrip 2013 - Nockalmstrasse

The title of today's entry could be "The Best for the Last". We really enjoyed every kilometer, every curve of today's roadtrip. Not talking only about the main aim of the trip (Nockalmstrasse) - which was actually the rainy place - that really sucks, since it provides astonishing sceneries - that are not that much visible in cloudy rainy days :-/. 
But if I omit this rainy part - the rest was like a dream. Almost empty roads, lot of fast curves, good qualitty of the asphalt... I cannot imagine better conditions.

Elevated highway on the left, alpine river underneath, empty windy road next to it
- not too far from ideal
Rainy way to the top of Nockalmstrasse
Sudent change of the weather on the top
Typical inhabitant of alpine slopes

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Summer Roadtrip 2013 - Starnberger See

Well... today's trip as a journey itself wasn't the best I have to say. It was about 400km long but we went through pretty loaded (in terms of traffic) roads, also the landscape was relatively boring so the journey took prety much of energy to us. At least the main point of our journey - Starnberger See was a nice surprise. Pure water, not that many people (maybe due to the fact, that it was a working day), ideal place where you wanna be during a hot day (it was about 31-32°C). So at least this relax at the lake was a good way how to re-fill the energy and to be able to continue in our trip.

Starnberger See
My R1150GS making 50 000km

Monday, July 22, 2013

Summer Roadtrip 2013 - Krimml waterfalls

Today's trip was magnificent. Great weather, but what is more important - great nature, landscape and also the most important thing for every biker - great roads! Main point of interest for today were the Krimml waterfalls. They are the highest waterfalls in Austria (together about 380m). They are located near Zell am See discrict in Salzburg county. 
Krimml valley with the waterfalls
View on Krimml waterfalls from a bikers-friendly café
After some refreshment (espresso and water) we continued in our trip through really astonishing series of windy curves. Something like a heaven for every biker. 

Wonderful vantage point that was something like a bonus
to series of great road turns 
Mountains near Kitzbuhel on our way back to hotel

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Summer Roadtrip 2013 begins!

Since we took a short trip to Slovakia two weeks ago and it would be probably too exhausting to take another trip that would be even more time consuming, we decided to take pretty short one to already known place in Bavaria, Germany. The place that I am talking about is Auerwirt gasthof that is located close to Berchtesgaden. We are going to spend there four nights and we will travel to interesting sites and places nearby (mainly Austrian Alps and Bavarian part of Germany). So that's the plan.

Auerwirt - our hotel near Berchtesgaden - Germany

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Slovakia Roadtrip 2013 - Bojnice

Last but one day of our roadtrip was pretty short - in terms of distance. It was just about 200km (from Poprad to Bojnice). I planned todays route so short to have enough time to visit Bojnice castle and also to gain some energy for tomorrows pretty long way back home - about 450km. 
The weather was wonderfull - after the previous rainy days it was a nice change. Great weather makes everything much better, also the photos:-)

Our bikes on our way to Bojnice
And two pictures of Bojnice castle itself:

Bojnice castle from inside court
Bojnice castle

Friday, July 12, 2013

Slovakia Roadtrip 2013 - Vysoké Tatry mountain tour

Today's 270km around Vysoké Tatry mountain region were relatively nice. Also part of the journey was involving another country - Poland (so the list of visited countries was enlarged again :) ). I have to say that the mountain view would be really magnificent... if the weather was better. Unfortunately about 70% of our today's ride was rainy. That is also the reason why I couldn't take too many photos. So I am posting just few of them:
Today's route in Tyre - route planning software
Spillway of a dam - Poland
Back in Slovakia close to restaurant where we enjoyed delicious soup
that really helped after 2 hours in rain

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Slovakia Roadtrip 2013 is on!

Just relatively short road trip to our neighbours - Slovakia. The natural beauties of this country like Tatry mountains are really magnificent and I cannot wait to see them on my own - don't worry some photo reports will follow to share it with you as well ;-)
What's more - the road trip like this is a great opportunity to test my new TomTom Rider navigation system and planning software Tyre. So let’s hope everything is going to be fine without any problems ;)

Slovakia in Tyre - road planning software