THE COVID DETOUR 2020

This is the report of the shrunk leftover of my big former journey plan for 2020. Despite the minimized route, all the Covid-19 regulations and a restricting foot injury I completed this 4000 km (2500 MI) and 11 day lasting tour through Austria, Switzerland, France, Corsica and Italy. Maybe less adventurous than my former rides, but still an eyecatcher with some famous sights along the route like:
Silvretta High Alpine Road, Swiss Alps, Route des Grandes Alpes, Côte d’Azur, Trans Euro Trail Corsica and the Dolomites.

DAY 00 : “PLAN C-THE FINAL CHOICE”

The raging pandemic and an injury made it hard for me to plan a proper tour. This is the final plan.


DAY 01 : “LET IT BEGIN”

The first day brought us from Vienna along some nice back country roads straight to the heart of Tirol.


DAY 02 : “SILVRETTA AND SWITZERLAND”

Start@Kühtai-Silvretta-Liechtenstein-Switzerland-Oberalp Pass-Furka Pass-Grimsel Pass-Interlaken, …


DAY 03 : “ROUTE DES GRANDES ALPES-Part 1”

Chased by snow we tried to reach and follow the “RdGA” as far as possible along its nice panoramic scenery …


DAY 04 : “ROUTE DES GRANDES ALPES-Part 2”

Chased by snow we tried to reach and follow the “RdGA” as far as possible along its nice panoramic scenery …


DAY 05 : “FRENCH RIVIERA”

Leaving the RdGA behind we followed the Côte d’Azur to Toulon where the ferry to Corsica was waiting …


DAY 06 : “TET CORSICA”
(Part 1)

We arrived with the ferry on Corsica Island and did the first miles along the Trans Euro Trail Section Corsica …


DAY 06 : “TET CORSICA”
(Part 2)

My black beauty and I continued following the Trans Euro Trail on Corsica Island …


DAY 07 : “TET CORSICA”

The report of a bad weather riding day along the winding southern part of TET Corsica …


DAY 08 : “RELAX”

A leisurely ride along the east coast of Corsica, with some sightseeing in Bonifacio and Bastia …


DAY 09 : “BACK TO MAINLAND”

Always riding a step ahead of the changing pandemic regulations the ferry back to mainland Italy was taken …


DAY 10: “DOLOMITES”
(Part 1)

Instead of Sardinia Island we rode now through the most famous Alpine Mountain Range of Italy …


DAY 10: “DOLOMITES”
(Part 2)

My black beauty Чернотa and I continued our ride through the impressive Dolomite-Mountains …


DAY 11: “THE LAST DAY”

After a cold start we rode homewards to Vienna along one of the most famous Austrian scenic roads – the “Nockalm-Road” …