Hanniball Run 13-30th June 2008

Not quite the Cannonball run, as we're going over the Alps, but on bikes, not Elephants, so not really like Hannibal either, and he didn't go to Bosnia, so Hannibalkan? - whatever!

A two-week belt around the Alps and back via the Nurburgring has become something of a habit, so we're stretching our legs a bit further this time and replacing the 'ring with the MotoGP. Party is me, David, Damien and Max.

Here is a brief idea of what's planned, I still have some more planning to do and will add more details later:


We take the Oberalp pass and on to Vals, our stop for two nights at the Therme spa (SFr 146pppn sharing, HB) Think Roman baths, hewn from the Alps and designer lounges - it's brilliant!

18th June
Trafoi to Arabba. 209 miles

The mountains change from the pointy Alps to the monolithic Dolomites today. Not too far as the crow flies, but we'll be heading up into Austria to bag the Reschenpass, Finstermuntz pass, Pillerhohe and Timmelsjoch. Back into Italy for the Jaufen pass and then the Passo Sella and Passo Pordoi lead us to Arabba, where we stop at the Hotel Pordoi for two nights (Euro 44 pppn, HB).

Passo Pordoi