26 September 2011

Garmisch-Partenkirchen was a nice town. It took me a while to find a place to stay though. Either too far out of town or too expensive. Seems the good weather and Oktoberfest have extended the summer tourist season.

I finally settled on a central Guesthouse and after unloading the Family Truckster I had a wander around town. Too late for photos though but certainly worth a visit. This place seems to be a bit of a German winter sports centre and close to the Zugspitze which at all but 3,000 metres is the highest mountain in Germany (the Austrian border lies on its western summit).

These are the photos I took this morning.

The ride to Andermatt was fairly uneventful for the most part, and lacking in the spectacular scenery of the past few days of the Dolomites, Slovenia and the Grossglockner. Never mind, sometimes you just need to get somewhere, to find the next breath-taking scene.

On my departure from Garmisch I was approaching a total trip distance of 9,300 miles (15,000 km).  After a couple of hours riding I stopped for a coffee at Rasthaus Zugspitzblick and took these photos.

The last 40 miles was the best today. Here are the views atop the Oberalp Pass (2,044 metres).

The ride down from the pass to Andermatt was great. I arrived early enough to have a look around the town. Nice here.

I’ll park up here for a couple of nights and do some more of the wonderful alpine passes in the area.  It’s not that far to get home now.  Pretty soon my Turkey motorcycle tour will be over so I’m going to make sure I bag as many high passes as I can.


Distance travelled today 194 miles (312km), cumulative 9,462 miles (15,228km).