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  • Member Since : March 15, 2009
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  • Region : Netherlands, Netherlands
  • Motorcycle : Yamaha TDM850
  • Best Route Ever Ridden : Week in Swiss Alps

Map Overview Of Routes For Naba

User Score : 97

Countries Visited : 5

Map Key : Red = Excellent | Blue = Good | Purple = Other Recommended

N10 : Vianden - Stolzembourg

Luxembourg > Luxembourg > Europe
September 19, 2007 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

Flat, mostly open corners on a good surface make this a nice stretch.

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D14 : Montazels - Tuchan

Languedoc-Roussillon > France > Europe
June 6, 2005 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

From St Paul-De-Fenouillet take the signs for the Gorges De Galamus. This is a spectacular road along the top of an amazing gorge. There can be a lot of tourists here but if you carry on most traffic dissapears and you are in a stunning valley, with a very winding road all the way to Rennes Les Bains - a pretty village on a river. This route is quite slow but if you want to get off the beaten track its great.

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D118 / Col de Quillane / Gorges of St Georges : Axat - Mont Louis

Languedoc-Roussillon > France > Europe
September 30, 2007 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.3

From Axat the road passes through some spectacular gorges then follows the bottom of the valley with tight right hand bends and fairly open left hand bends, the surface is fairly bumpy so if ridden quickly makes it quite challenging. Keep an eye open for a petrol station on the left after about 20kms it is also a restaurant and trout farm, you can either fish your own trout or catch one in a net, either way 8 minutes later it is on your plate cooked! the corn fed chicken and chips is also excellent. About 10 k later you start to go seriously uphill and the roads eventually open out and you end up near the ski slopes. Make sure you stop opposite mont louis airfield the view of the canigou and the pyrenees is breathtaking. See video for more of an idea.

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N260 : La Seu d'Urgell (nr Riberra D'Urgell) - Sort - El Pont de Suert - Ainsa

Catalunya > Spain > Europe
December 15, 2004 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.8

La Seu d'Urgell - Sort section
An unbelievably good road across the pyrenees which runs from quite close to the Andorran border down to the town of Sort. There are many fast open corners with great visibility, allowing you to use road width to the full. This is one of if not the best road I ever rode. A must if you are in the area. The only downside is that sometimes some cattle walk into the road, but this is only a problem on a few of the more blind corners travelling up the mountain at the start of the route.

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N152 / La Collada de Toses : Queixans - Sant Cristòfol

Catalunya > Spain > Europe
May 23, 2006 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0

Absolutely stunning piece of road - one of the best I've ridden anywhere in Europe. Classis mountain twisties, smooth tarmac, no traffic. It's hard to pick out one stretch of the N260/N152 route across the pyrenees as being the'best', but this is probably my favourite of the lot. You can really open up a big sports bike along here, but make sure your brakes are up to the job - they'll take a real hammering on the downhills.

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S301 : Foscagno ( Bormio - Livigno )

Veneto/Trentino-Alto Adig... > Italy > Europe
February 13, 2006 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0

Nice ride rom Bormio to Livigno along S301 taking in the Foscagno Pass (2291m). Pleasant ride and at an altitude to get old carbed bangers wheezing.

L401 : Berga - Organya ( to the C14 )

Catalunya > Spain > Europe
April 19, 2006 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0

Ok boys and girls, Here's a beautiful 50 mile stretch that runs Westward from Berga on the C16 to the C14. Forgive me for this review being a bit long winded and sketchy as I'm working from memory. A bit of a strange one this as the road changes names three times but I don't know why. It starts as the Bv4241, changes to the Lv4241and then ends as the L401. This road has everything from tight and open hairpins to reasonable straights. It's fairly well surfaced but not perfect. It also has several hazards so treat it as a scenic route rather than a racers route. By hazards, I mean fresh air drops with parapet walls to help launch you should you enter a bend too hot! Beware of mountain goats and their produce!! We had a real blast riding this and found ourselves stopping every few minutes to take in the gorgeous scenery. Every bend we went around seemed to result in an 'Oh my god, what a view' moment. We stopped for the night on this road in a Biker Friendly (aren't they all) b+b/hotel - see the red building in the pics. The b+b was 38 miles in and is right on the junction for Cambrils. This doesn't show on my Garmin Quest but believe me it is there. The people are real nice but speak little English, but if I can get by with my little Spanish then so can you. Briefly, 3 blokes, 1 room, a dip in the pool, Steak supper, 3 lagers each, OJ, Coffee, and crazy bread stuff for breakfast, all for ‚£20 each. I'm not kidding, the b+b was just 10 euros each! There is also a campsite a few yards away. In hindsight we wished we had stayed a few more night for them prices. All the locals seem to dine there in the evening which added a traditional Spanish touch. I will definitely return one day, and if you're touring the area and want somewhere good, cheap and in great surroundings, head for this place, you won't be disapointed. Like I said, a bit long winded but I thought it's best to overdo the details than not. Now enjoy the Photo's. As usual, many taken from a moving bike so not brilliant.

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N114 / N260 : Port Vendres - Llanca

Languedoc-Roussillon > France > Europe
February 11, 2006 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.1

Look at the map! Drove (hire car :( ) France to Spain so views not as spectacular and difficult to pull in as on wrong side of road. Popular with local bikers , and no wonder up,down, round and around. Not at all bad for a main route from one country to the other. But with all the traffic a route like this brings. Not such a problem on a bike tho'. Wonderous and perfect surface. Keep your wits about you if you are going to get,ahem,pacy! A joy. Its the N260 again innit!

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SS36 / Splügenpass : Splügen - Chiavenna

Switzerland > Switzerland > Europe
March 17, 2009 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.8

Not a very well-known pass but its a beauty. Great tarmac and good visibilty make this pass to one where you can really open the trottle if you get the chance. In the beginning it is pretty straight forward but pretty fast after the Italian border the sharp turns and switchbacks build up rapidly. When descending into Italy, you will arrive at a T-junction. If you want to be thrilled beyond believe go left (i.e. the direction which is forbidden for trucks and campers). You will find a steep descend into various blind corners in and out of tunnels on a narrow road. Not for the faint-hearted or mountain-newbies, but a challenge for the advanced riders.

When arriving in Chiavenna, follow the SS37 back into Switzerland to the Maloja-pass and Julier-pass: both open and insanely fast.

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Nufenenpass : Valais - Ticino

Switzerland > Switzerland > Europe
August 15, 2007 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.5

Simply a brilliant biking road. Absolutely one of the must-dos of the Swiss alps. And when youre at it you should of course combine it with some of the other brilliant near-by Swiss passes: Sustenpass (2224m), Furkapass (2431m), Grimselpass (2165m), then Nufenenpass (2471m), St. Gotthard Pass(2108m), Oberalppass (2044m) & Lukmanierpass (1914m). Ride carefully - but have fun...! :o)

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S300 / Passo del Tonale : Bormio

Veneto/Trentino-Alto Adig... > Italy > Europe
February 13, 2006 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.8

From Bormio take the S42 and then S300 south towards Ponte di Legno. You can go a little further and end at the Passo di Tonale at a mere 1883 metres. On the way you'll pass over oen of the highest passes in Europs and in this area only the Stelvio out does it - The Gavia Pass, a mere baby at 2618m or 8617 feet - N46.3437 E10.4875!

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SS38 / Passo Stelvio / Stilfser Joch : Bormio - Prato Allo Stelvio

Lombardia/Emilia-Romagna ... > Italy > Europe
April 14, 2005 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.5

The legendary Stelvio pass, an unbelievable selection of switchbacks on the Italian side of the Swiss border that has to be seen to be believed. It's almost always very busy and so is hard to get a clear run, but this is definitely a 'must do' for all bikers at least once.

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6 / Grimselpass : Gletsch - Innertkirchen

Switzerland > Switzerland > Europe
January 18, 2005 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.6

The very famous Grimselpass, a stunning combination of breathtaking mountain drop-offs and wonderful super tight corners. This road tops out at over 2000 metres and so can experience some snow. Simply terrific, highly recommended, even though it is very popular with other bikers.

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Umbrail Pass : Santa Maria Val Müstair - Terza Cantoniera

Switzerland > Switzerland > Europe
February 2, 2008 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.6

Another Famous and spectacular alpine pass joining Switzerland to Italy.

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29 / Berninapass : Campocologno - Punt Muragl

Switzerland > Switzerland > Europe
December 11, 2008 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

Leaving Italy and heading into Switzerland towards the famous St. Moritz and Piz Buin, the highest peak in the Eastern Alps, this twisty yet relaxing stretch is great, just take care for the level crossings! Enjoy

11 / Sustenpass : Wassen - Innertkirchen

Switzerland > Switzerland > Europe
July 29, 2007 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0

A road not to be missed. Awesome scenery and excelent road surface. You can miss the Steingletscher glacier that comes just beside the road. A bikers paradise.

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17 / Klausenpass : Glarus - Altdorf (A Ride through the Clouds)

Switzerland > Switzerland > Europe
February 5, 2006 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.6

Comments: Among my riding experiences in Switzerland, I would rank this route as Number ONE. If you are lucky to have a clear day to ride this route, expect views for miles and miles. The road winds up and up through a long alpine valley with sky-scraping granite peaks, and then back and forth up the valley wall until all the trees are gone. There is a nice spot at the summit to stop for a coffee and the loo. We spotted a cow behind the restaurant gently chewing its cud so as not to disturb the enormous bell hanging around its neck, briefly enjoying a moment of peace. On the way back down towards the east the road is literally carved into a cliff, providing a bit of the \'whoops\' in your belly as you peer over the guardrail. There is an unbelievable waterfall across the valley that drops several hundred meters into the green abyss, rare these days as most are tapped for electric power generation. The trip ends down near the Vierwaldstaettersee in Altdorf, where there is a monument to William Tell. The ride along the lake to Schwyz is amazing follow-on, but I shall describe it in another entry. Although this website does not support photos of the routes, please go to my travel-log, and look for the link \'Klausenpass\' to see more info and photos. Be very careful of your speed, particularly on weekends. We passed many a bicyclist grinding up the 8% grade, plus boneheads like me who are constantly pulling over for photos. This is a road where you could tear around the switchbacks, only to find a motorcop with a radar gun sitting there waiting just for you. I know, I followed him for about 15 km. But then I stopped at nearly every place he did because of the spectacular views. (He used them to watch for likely candidates.)

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