Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Events > Motorcycle Events around the world

Motorcycle Events around the world Post any motorcycle event of interest to motorcycle travellers here - please put the location country in the subject!
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

Calendar Contest Voting is now CLOSED. Results to be posted shortly.


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 23 Mar 2005
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 2
Stella Alpina Rally

hi,

Any intrepid travellers thinking of going to the Stella Alpina Rally this year?

Cheers,

Paul
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 24 Mar 2005
Steve Pickford's Avatar
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Oxford, UK
Posts: 1,013
Quite possibly?

My girlfriend & I are thinking of going, riding down on a pair of 1150GS'. Another friend may be going two up on an 1150 also.

We're thinking of going Val d'Isere & Col de l'Iseran on the D902 & meeting up with another guy on the afternoon of Friday 8th July at the Col. I can think of one or two others who may be going as well?

If we go, we plan to sail from Dover on the afternoon of Wednesday 6th July, travel 50-100 miles max, hotel for the night & an early start the following morning. The route will be N roads all the way, no motorway & tolls.
__________________
My photos: www.possu.smugmug.com
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 29 Mar 2005
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 2
hi Steve

Sounds like a great itinerary...

Do you think you might have room for another GS in your party?

I'm not too far from you (Warwick), so we could maybe meet up for a local ride out before hand to discuss it some more ...

Cheers,

Paul
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 30 Mar 2005
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Posts: 69
I´ll be coming up.

2004 was OK, but not many riders:
http://spanishbob.smugmug.com/gallery/165109

(Silver GS adv)

2003 lots of people, very very hot (went with the Big Trail Bike club).

http://spanishbob.smugmug.com/gallery/67077

NOTE I cant take credit for most of the fotos they belong to others.

The s are on me.

bob
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 30 Mar 2005
Steve Pickford's Avatar
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Oxford, UK
Posts: 1,013
Paul,

Don't see why we can't go together? Let's meet up nearer the time. I'm going to be checking out ferry prices very soon, will let you know how it goes.

Bob,

What, if any, are the facilities at the Stella site? Toilets & showers or in the nearest bush with a wet flannel?

Steve


Quote:
Originally posted by Paulm236:
hi Steve

Sounds like a great itinerary...

Do you think you might have room for another GS in your party?

I'm not too far from you (Warwick), so we could maybe meet up for a local ride out before hand to discuss it some more ...

Cheers,

Paul
__________________
My photos: www.possu.smugmug.com
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 30 Mar 2005
beddhist's Avatar
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Whangarei, NZ
Posts: 2,224
Quote:
Originally posted by Steve Pickford:
What, if any, are the facilities at the Stella site? Toilets & showers or in the nearest bush with a wet flannel?
None.

This is an unorganised rally in the true spirit of yesteryear: people just meet there, camp, light fires, cook their own grub, drink lots and, most importantly, tell tall tales that get taller as the night wears on.

Also, remember, this is the highest rally in Europe. It gets nippy at night and it's often damp.

Having said all that there are a few options for the softies:

At the main site there is a "rifugio", a mountain hut, which serves food and drinks non-stop. There are toilets and (cold) showers. They also have the usual bunk accommodation, but I guess it's booked out long in advance.

People also camp at other spots further down. There, there are no facilities whatsoever.

A significant number of people choose to stay in various hotels, etc. in Bardonecchia. But, be aware that it's a long ride along a winding dirt track in the dark to get back down. You want to be sober for this one.

Finally, the last time I was there the cops had set up a checkpoint at the bottom of the road and were stopping all trail bikes coming down. I don't know what for; revenue gathering presumably.

This is probably my favourite rally, just because there is no organisation, nothing to pay, no band, stupid contests, etc. Great atmosphere.

Sadly, we'll miss it again this year, as we'll be going from the HUBB meeting to Scandinavia en route to NZ.

Have fun and ride safely.

------------------
Salut from Southern France, the bikers' paradise,

Peter.
__________________
Cheers,
Peter.

Europe to NZ 2006-10
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 5 Apr 2005
Steve Pickford's Avatar
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Oxford, UK
Posts: 1,013
Just phoned P&0, they have a special offer for July. Normal price for one person & a bike with the MCN discount sailing Docer/Calais & return is £78.00, now £66.50. Could be a bit cheaper still if you sailed before 0630 or after 200hrs. We're sailing out on 06/07 at 1640 & returning on 12/07 at 1840 local time.
__________________
My photos: www.possu.smugmug.com
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 30 Jun 2005
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Paris, France
Posts: 659
hello,
i may also go this year (from paris).
looked for information on internet but couldn t find the exact dates and exact place (how many kms from paris, which route do you plan to take ?) : is there a website about it ? or how to catch the right info for this year ?
cheers
nb : equipment needed : tent, sleeping bag (since it may be cold at night) ?
__________________
--
Vincent Danna

* www.va-project.com
Sept 2008 - dec 2009 : Voyage et art contemporain en Amérique du sud.

* http://vincent.danna.free.fr/
2002 - 2004 : Un tour du monde en moto.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 30 Jun 2005
Steve Pickford's Avatar
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Oxford, UK
Posts: 1,013
Three threads to read here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=4
__________________
My photos: www.possu.smugmug.com
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 30 Jun 2005
beddhist's Avatar
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Whangarei, NZ
Posts: 2,224
Quote:
Originally posted by Steve Pickford:
Just phoned P&0, they have a special offer for July. Normal price for one person & a bike with the MCN discount sailing Docer/Calais & return is £78.00, now £66.50.
We just did Boulogne - Dover with http://www.speedferries.com/. Paid 52 Euro each, booked online that morning in the YHA.
__________________
Cheers,
Peter.

Europe to NZ 2006-10
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 1 Jul 2005
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Paris, France
Posts: 659
steve, you wrote :
Three threads to read here:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=4

thanx but i can t find the right info : which thread are concerned pls ?

also for Stella Alpina/ADV Euro rally, i found :

http://www.stella-alpina.fsnet.co.uk/
http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~fhs/stella.htm

also on the way :
in the south of france, based in Sisteron, i ve learnt recently that Alain Arnaud organises some nice bike tours offroad / in the trails in the southern alps and in provence. he is well experienced, some friends went there, he has some good reference, for example he has organised some touratech and bmw clubs meetings.

alain arnaud website :
http://www.provence-moto-rando.org/

you can use this for translation :
http://www.google.com/language_tools?hl=en

if i go to the stella, i ll leave from paris on friday morning 08 july, to sleep there friday night. and come back to paris on sunday night, maybe monday night.
if you want to make a stop in paris (?). i may get a nice road book from paris to there.

cheers,
__________________
--
Vincent Danna

* www.va-project.com
Sept 2008 - dec 2009 : Voyage et art contemporain en Amérique du sud.

* http://vincent.danna.free.fr/
2002 - 2004 : Un tour du monde en moto.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 1 Jul 2005
Steve Pickford's Avatar
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Oxford, UK
Posts: 1,013
Near or at the top of the thread list are three threads entitled Adv.Rider EU or European Rally. They are "sticky" & stay near the top.
__________________
My photos: www.possu.smugmug.com
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 21 Aug 2005
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Paris, France
Posts: 659
couldn t go, how was it ?
__________________
--
Vincent Danna

* www.va-project.com
Sept 2008 - dec 2009 : Voyage et art contemporain en Amérique du sud.

* http://vincent.danna.free.fr/
2002 - 2004 : Un tour du monde en moto.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 12 Sep 2005
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Ireland
Posts: 13
The stella was great. We went up the run early and seemed to miss most of the plonkers who thought they were on a mountain rally stage.

Stayed at Bokki camping, fantastic.
www.bokki.it

Mike.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 13 Sep 2005
Steve Pickford's Avatar
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Oxford, UK
Posts: 1,013
We enjoyes ourselves, full story here;

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=87569



__________________
My photos: www.possu.smugmug.com
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 
 



HU DVD Spring Special!

Buy the Achievable Dream Collectors Set and get Road Heroes Part 1 FREE!

Achievable Dream - The Whole Enchilada!

Cooped up indoors in crap weather? Binge watch over 20 hours of inspiring, informative and entertaining stories and tips from 150 travellers! Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to order them both and use Coupon Code 'BoxSet+' on your order when you checkout.


What others say about HU...

"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada

"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia

"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders


contest pic

10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

NEW! HU 2014 Adventure Travel T-shirts! are now available in several colors! Be the first kid on your block to have them! New lower prices on synths!

HU 2014 T-shirts now in!

Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!


What turns you on to motorcycle travel?


Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE

Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!




New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.



Books & DVDs

amazon

All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.


Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

Motorcycle Express

MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!






All times are GMT +1. The time now is 11:18.