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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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    Default Re: Italy Austria

    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?

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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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    Default Re: Italy Austria

    Quote Originally Posted by 1888 View Post
    Forget Switzerland as im just cutting through.
    You couldn't afford it anyway.



    Northern Lakes.

    Forget tourismo central Coma (you'll get one), or your Garda; that's where the plebs descend in droves on their hondas and touratec GS's: the Italians prefer the Riviera around Maggiore & Cannobio.

    We have a beautiful chalet here with overlook, and no, Noggins, you ain't going to use us a bus pass here, either... but it would be open to more grounded folk.

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    Default Re: Italy Austria

    Nah. Seen Como before and it was just another town to me. Nothing special. I will be up the north side of the lake. Here for two,,

    http://www.campingpanorama.info/it/il-campeggio/

    Then east along the SS38 heading for the Stelvio pass.

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    IF Stelvio is open, make sure you get there nice and early during the week as it is busy... Usually a bloody car park, especially the hairpin bends.

    It is one thing to say yes, I've been there but quite another to say it's been brilliant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ingo View Post
    IF Stelvio is open, make sure you get there nice and early during the week as it is busy... Usually a bloody car park, especially the hairpin bends.

    It is one thing to say yes, I've been there but quite another to say it's been brilliant.
    23rd September what will be a Saturday i think. Couple of campsites at the other end of the pass. As you are a tour guide whats the chance of snow at that time of year and also next day at St Anton, Austria?

    https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/....0851793?hl=en

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    Impossible to say. I'd vote for thumbs up, you should be alright. However, the Alps being the Alps and the Stelvio one of the highest passes it is impossible to say yay or nay. Weather moves quickly up there and reading it is in art in itself.

    Best check the forecasts and be prepared to adjust your route if it is really awful (one of the reasons why I keep banging on about having to be flexible when riding in the mountains - you don't want to be caught with your pants down).

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