A quick SIP to the Dolomites German style | FEATURE
SIP’s annual Vespa road trip recently took place with a mixture of nationalities, including German, Austrian, French, Italian and Thai. Done in typical German style with stunning Vespas, fantastic scenery and some superb photos and video footage. We take a quick look at the trip but the pictures and video speak a thousand words on their own, cool or what?
After kitting up at SIP HQ in Landsberg the riders made final adjustments to their machines before heading off towards Garmisch. Riding through picturesque Innsbruck and heading for the Italian Dolomites (eventually ending up in Merano five days later).
A very hot day in the saddle sees the riders cruising the Pordoijoch pass, the Passo San Pellegrino, the Passo Rolleand and the Bassano del Grappa pass to Vincenza. Where the group meets up with the local Vespa Club and a night in a former monastery.
Day three sees them visiting Fabrizio Caoduro’s ‘70s Helmets – a metalflake haven of retro coolness, before they head for a late dinner in Valpolicella. The following day gets them a well-deserved dip in Lake Garda to cool down during another hot day on the road.
After almost missing an early morning ferry the group ride through mountains, tunnels, lime groves and arrive in Merano early evening to meet up with the local Vespa Club.
The final day before heading home and the riders climb 2,500 metres and make it over the Timmelsjoch pass (in Italian, the Passo del Rombo), before crossing the Ötztal valley, heading over the Fern pass through Reute and Füssen, and finally passing lake Forggensee and returning home to Lech.
You can read the full SIP Road Trip report and feast your eyes on loads more stunning images by clicking this link.
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