www AlpineRoads com Biking In The Alps
Why are we doing this ?
We have two main intentions for this site:
I had been living in Germany and Austria for nearly ten years, Martin,
in London when we decided to meet somewhere in the Alps and do them.
Well, that's all well and good. We both have had a fair amount of experience
abroad, but just planning it was an exciting and nerve-racking time. What
happens if we break down or have an accident ? We can't speak the language. How
do we find somewhere to stay without being ripped-off or stranded? How much
stuff shall I take?
We do not intend this site to be like the tour books - what's
the sense in that? We want to point out the best stretches, and the ones to
avoid, but not provide pre-planned routes. It's up to you to decide if
you want to ride and where. It's your holiday, after all. A large part
of the fun in a trip is planning where to go tomorrow - which route shall we
choose, where are the twisty bits and how can we join them up with as little
tedious straight bits as possible? That's your job, not ours.