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    Forget Switzerland as im just cutting through. I have three nights in this general area, four at a push. I would like to go over at least one nice pass but starting at Como then 3/4 days and heading up north for Dortmund Germany but not before passing through Austria.

    I know about the Swiss Tolls but has Italy and Austria started tolls yet. Been years since i was last down that way.

    https://www.google.co.uk/maps/dir/47...!3e0!4e1?hl=en


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    You'll need a Vignette to legally use the motorway in Austria.

    I've got one stuck to the garage wall from my last euro trip on the bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KungFooBob View Post
    You'll need a Vignette to legally use the motorway in Austria.

    I've got one stuck to the garage wall from my last euro trip on the bike.
    Can you get a short one or need to buy for the year. I presume you get them at a petrol station or close to the border at some point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1888 View Post
    Can you get a short one or need to buy for the year. I presume you get them at a petrol station or close to the border at some point.
    http://www.austria.info/uk/service-f...ustria-by-road

    This says 8.80 for a 10 day pass, dunno how up to date it is, was the first result on google.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KungFooBob View Post
    http://www.austria.info/uk/service-f...ustria-by-road

    This says 8.80 for a 10 day pass, dunno how up to date it is, was the first result on google.
    Ach still nothing is it?

    Cheers

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    Default Re: Italy Austria

    There's tolls in Italy too, but they're the more traditional style like the Fronch Péages, with pay booths.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KungFooBob View Post
    There's tolls in Italy too, but they're the more traditional style like the Fronch Péages, with pay booths.
    Cheers but looking to stay clear of motorways from Como till i head north again as ill be sick of them by then.

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    Perhaps too late, and you have done it? Maybe you saw my thread about Timmelsjoch - a good bike museum at the top of the pass at the border, which seems to be still open barring the odd closure for an early snowfall. They will close the passes when is snows properly. Once the passes are closed, there is no realistic alternative to Brenner Pass, though I think there is a non-motorway road parallel to the motorway on that route.

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    Default Re: Italy Austria

    I'd stay well clear of Switzerland. Speed restrictions, draconian fines and a pizza for 20 quid.

    KungFooBobs info is correct - motorbike in Austria is €5.50 for ten days.

    But get some passes in! Doesn't have to be the Stelvio, bloody car park, but the Umbrail (okay, Switzerland again but only for a short while), Mendel or Jaufenpass are simply a must to name a few. John B.'s suggestions of the Timmelsjoch is also good

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    Quote Originally Posted by ingo View Post
    I'd stay well clear of Switzerland. Speed restrictions, draconian fines and a pizza for 20 quid.

    KungFooBobs info is correct - motorbike in Austria is €5.50 for ten days.

    But get some passes in! Doesn't have to be the Stelvio, bloody car park, but the Umbrail (okay, Switzerland again but only for a short while), Mendel or Jaufenpass are simply a must to name a few. John B.'s suggestions of the Timmelsjoch is also good
    Bike! I will be in a van mate If i get from Zeebrugge to Karlsruhe for tea time then i will be happy as this should give us 4 days to play with. Area will mostly be between Como before heading north at Bolzano Bozen passing Innsbruck into Germany. Ill look into the passes you mention later and if in the region then i will work out if my wee chugger of a van will manage up the hills This is not till next September, just getting rough idea/itinerary in early.

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    It quite easy to pass through the western side of Austria without touching the toll roads

    http://maps.asfinag.at/pvis/?Anzeige...ignetten=false

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    Quote Originally Posted by ingo View Post
    I'd stay well clear of Switzerland. Speed restrictions, draconian fines and a pizza for 20 quid.
    The last bit's correct. That's about it.

    Also, you only need to buy a vignette en Suisse if you're using the M/ways. Stay off them and there's nothing to pay.

    Quote Originally Posted by ingo View Post
    But get some passes in! Doesn't have to be the Stelvio...
    This has to be the most over-rated of them all. A bit like Benidorm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tenbears View Post

    This has to be the most over-rated of them all. A bit like Benidorm.
    Kind of what i think when i see the putures and videos. Can be busy. I want to flick through Switzerland ASAP and if the vignette is around €40 i may pay it. Ill be looking closer to the map as i may miss the place coming in from another route. Looks like i may have an extra two days to play with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1888 View Post
    Kind of what i think when i see the putures and videos. Can be busy. I want to flick through Switzerland ASAP and if the vignette is around €40 i may pay it. Ill be looking closer to the map as i may miss the place coming in from another route. Looks like i may have an extra two days to play with.
    Well, if you came in via the Jura, which in itself is ace riding you could enter Suisse near CERN without touching an M/way & avoid the vignette. The route into Italy from their is where the Romans came through at the start of the Celtic Wars... but as you just want to zip through it [& probably come in from a different direction] you'd have to take the M/ways and so pay for a vignette ... which was about £50 two years ago. I'm sure it'll be a great ride either way. Bonne journée!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tenbears View Post
    I'm sure it'll be a great ride either way. Bonne journée!
    Drive Taking the van. Went through on the bike back in the mid 90's and never bought a vignette. Took my chance and got away with it but technology has moved on a tad. Ill sit down with Google and my sat nav to leave out toll and motorways and see what comes up.

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