On the way to my "first" pass, the Colle della Finestre, just above Novalesa, and still in Italy. This is Andrea, and his GS1100, at one short stop, on the way up, so we can take some pics and breath some of the Alpic fresh air!

Just a few kilometres above that spot, the road turned to DIRT! Praise must go especially to those on the purely street bikes, like Danny and his R1100RT, Caratz and Zozzo on the RS1100s, Bruno on the K100LT and Nicola on the R1100R. They made it quite easily up here.

Here we stopped again, for a few pics, and just a look at the dirt road on the other side of the pass...

Oh yes... my F650 had made it easier than anything, up there! (my first ever dirt riding on this bike, really!)

A quick pic with all the team. From left, top row:
Zozzo, Duner, Caratz, Bruno, Nicola, Kate, Paul, Danny.
Sitting: Stelios (me), Carlo2, Andrea.

One last look before we head downhill... in the dirt!

There was this nice Forte S. Carlo, in Fenestrelle, on the way to France, which we duly visited.

Some picnic was in order also, with Ouzo, greek olives and cheese, and some bread!

This road will lead us to France... to ...

Mont Genevre pass