Alpine roads and scenery and culture are known to cause Alpinitis, a disease that creates an almost uncontrollable urge to return. The only relief is more Alpine riding, which results in reinfection.
This warning sits in small print on the first page of the book Motorcycle Journeys Through The Alps and beyond
September 2016, I had my first taste of the Alps.
I hadn’t noticed the onset of Alpinitis but in February this year I felt compelled to do a five day ride in the Australian Alps
But it wasn’t enough and here I am again in the Swiss Alps reinfecting myself.
Up amongst the glaciers.
Across the valley to the next twisty climb
Down at the switch backs just conquered
And fast sleek sweepers
The past the lakes
Days in the very high passes
Nufenpass the highest in the Swiss Alps at neatly 2,500 metres
Furka, Susten and St Gotthard
I’ve been reinfected and I’m glad there is only one response. More Alpine riding!
To ensure the total reinfection I have was drawn to the tortuously narrow Pragel Pass.
And its partner the Klausen.
There is no end to the beauty of these mountains.
9 thoughts on “High peaks, glaciers, lakes and fine twisty roads this must be the Swiss Alps – revisited”
Ahhh yes the Bonang. A great piece of road.
The trouble with Alpinitis is that you just want to keep scratching that itch. And that road looks pretty damn good for scratching!
It’s a damn good piece of road for scratching. One of a good few!
How to make a person go green with envy! Love your Alpinitis warning! 🙂
I think you may have had a taste of Alpinitis in your time. All credit to John Herman for the warning text
I hear you and the Alps call me like no other. I look forward to visiting my home in Germany next month and of course the Alps which are close while knowing fully that I will reinfect myself. Thank you for sharing and it warms my heart to see others so passionate about the beauty of our world.
Enjoy your trip. Though I know there are aspects that will be hard about it
Yes, but one moment at a time and thank you so very much my friend. Int ugly appreciate the thoughts and well wishes.
Mick….what a fairy tale ride…..green with envy (as if the green pasturelands weren’t enough!) Would be great to have a viewing and talk at one of the social sips back home 🙂
Thanks Usman, it’s been a great trip so far and still a few more weeks to go