Sunday, 5 February 2017

Trento, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Germany


Today was going to be fun!!! We were heading for the Alps and this time on purpose!

As we were leaving the Grand Hotel, Trento the staff thanked us for bringing our eclectic mix of sports cars....felt like a rock star!

Leaving Trento

Our first task was finding fuel in Italy on a Sunday morning....not easy especially if you need 'super'.

Finally found a petrol super unleaded though

We headed for the Swiss border where for the first time we found border patrols, they took one look at our 2 seaters and just waved us on....not the people smugglers vehicle of choice!
Taking a break!
F Type, M3, RS3 and 370Z

We was enjoying ourselves so much we drove straight through Switzerland and in to Liechtenstein, we only realised when we saw the unfamiliar number plates!

We passed through Liechtenstein back into Switzerland then into the German Black forest and onto our hotel.A good day!

Bavaria to Trento via Austria!


Morning brought the first views of where we were as we'd arrived after dark.....

After breakfast it was time to move off across the border and into Austria
Leaving Kochel
Still in Bavaria
First sight of the Alps

Bavaria is beautiful, Austria is breath-taking! However we started well but via various traffic websites we were getting reports of major delays along our route due to some cycle race heading along the same again we split into smaller groups switched the sat nav to 'Run2 mode' which probably mean't a much more rustic scenic route! Also mean't another long day on our shortest leg....the best made plans etc!!!!

Run2Mode Sat Nav

Still found traffic jams
So we headed up!

Austria blew us away but we then found ourselves in the Italian part of the Tyrol where the only difference were the road signs as most still speak German. We stopped at the bottom of one of the valleys and crashed a Hen party where the non drivers were offered schnapps.

For the second day in a row we arrived at our hotel after dark....The Grand Hotel Trento!

Losheim to Kochel am See

Day 2

This was mainly autobahn for some of us (one group did go via the Black Forrest), this day we joined the 'Vikings' Jacques and Angela and 'Men in Black' Roy and Ed.

Again the weather was fantastic, high 20's plus nice roof down weather as the 3 roadsters were out together it would be rude not to!

On route we stopped at a little place for lunch.....

Castle Frankenstein
Jacques in Frankenstein

Lunch Time in Frankenstein!
Found a nice little restaurant with many gargoyles and statues of crows? As it was very hot by this time we elected to dine inside but being as it was Frankenstein there was a wake going on inside so we ate in the garden instead!

Apart from our lunch break today was really just about getting to Bavaria our next overnight stop. Thanks to a series of accidents on the autobahns around Munich we arrived in Kochel am See in the dark.

 We were the last to arrive and found that the other teams had found a great place to eat up the road from the hotel. The Kochler Stuben!!!!!!

We also made some new German friend.....
Apparently the 4 lads were on their holiday looking for somewhere to drink and heard us (making some noise!). Hopefully made their holiday for them!