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  1. Reaching the Pinnacle: Stelvio Pass

    On the next morning, we woke up to another beautiful blue sky! After another delicious breakfast, we decided to explore Meran and visit the Thermal Baths and explore the center of Meran before continuing on to St. Moritz. Of course we were looking forward to one of the highlights of the trip in terms of driving enjoyment: Passo di Stelvio, the second highest alpine pass at 2760m (9045 feet) altitude and with its 48 hairpin turns on the eastside (and not quite that many on the western side towards ...

    Updated 11-26-2012 at 03:59 AM by Mike R.

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  2. ...and Driving Heavens

    ...continued from Mountain Heavens

    Bozen to Sellajoch

    After listening to my brother's spiritual chants earlier, we of course had to get the 60 minutse Ohmmm song at the museum and listen to it, while we continued our journey - still lagging behind our time plan. My wife drove the next leg through Bozen onto the Brenner highway up towards Val Gardena, which was not made simple for her, since I am a bad navigator and co-driver. I will tell her what sign to follow, that ...

    Updated 11-23-2012 at 09:42 PM by Mike R.

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  3. Of Mountain Heavens...

    We woke up to a delicious breakfast buffet, that "unfortunately" put us a bit behind our schedule for the day. It was going to be a full day indeed: The goal was to enjoy the heavens of Mountains and driving in them!

    First we were going to visit one of the four Messner Mountain Museums, and then we planned on driving several of the most awesome passes in the Dolomites, heading from Bozen over Val Gardena towards Cortina d'Ampezzo and then back over Passo di Giau to Bozen ...

    Updated 11-23-2012 at 06:39 AM by Mike R.

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  4. Heading into the Alps: Zurich to Meran (Part 2)

    Continued from Part 1....

    Fluelapass - Zernez - Ofenpass

    After winding our way through the afternoon traffic in Davos, we headed out road #28 towards the Fluela pass. Since it was late October, the pass roads were only lightly travelled, thus perfect for the goal of our roadtrip: To enjoy driving the car through the curves and mountains! Of course we took stops to take pictures of both the landscape and the car and often combined. I also wished we had more time to do ...

    Updated 11-11-2012 at 03:19 AM by Mike R.

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  5. Heading into the Alps: Zurich to Meran (Part 1)

    It's Tuesday, and we are finally heading into the alps!

    Although it is always great to see family and friends and we wished we could have stayed longer, it was finally time to travel on. Our goal for today was Meran (or Merano) in the South Tirol region of Italy, where we booked two nights at the Hotel Sittnerhof based on a friend's recommendation who recently decided to retire there.


    Our route from Zurich ...

    Updated 11-11-2012 at 03:19 AM by Mike R.

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