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2013 Stella Alpina

Hi all,

I'm taking a long weekend trip down to Italy in July to do the Stella Alpina, highlight of the event for many is the Sunday morning ride up the largely unsurfaced track to the (9872ft elevation) Colle del Sommeiller.

Leaving Dover on Thursday 11th July, stopping at a campsite in Dole france to visit family, then continuing to Bardonneccia on Saturday 13th ready for ride up pass on Sunday morning. Returning to Dole Monday, then back to ferry on Tuesday 16th.

Calais-Dole 377 miles. Dole-Bardonneccia 245miles. It's possible to do the trip in one go I suppose but as I have accommodation available en-route it makes sense to use it and also avoid to many motorways.

If anyone wants to join me for the whole or part of the journey, or just want to meet up there and share some then you're most welcome.
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Yep, I might be interested. Thinking of doing the Stella myself this year. Possibly heading off upto Switzerland after for the WiMa rally.
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Stella pictures from years gone by

The best single description I have found online about the Stella Alpina is this website:-
Stella Alpina Motociclistica Internazionale
First written up when folks did it for the fun of it, rather than wanting to get their 15 minutes of fame in a magazine.

Within there is a description of how it started and at least one picture of the guy who started it.
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Hi all

Are you still interested in company for this trip? Looks like fun!
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Hi Gaia, yes still interested in company for this trip. Got lots of feedback on another forum too so know there are lots of people to meet up with down there too.

Unfortunately for me I'm restricted to the timetable above for this trip, although I may go back and do some of the other trails in the area later in the year.
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quite a few folk meeting up at the Stella from this forum:
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theres a few going from the xrv forum. me being one of them
anyhow i done a ride report from last years and you can find it here
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i rode up from south of france so a different route to you guys but a beautiful area
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anyhow i done a ride report from last years and you can find it here
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Interesting! There was more snow in 2012 than 2011 and I would think there will be a lot this year if the snow reports for the Alpine ski resorts are representative.
Note that the date for this year coincides with the "biggy day" for the French, so Briancon will be jumping on that Sunday.
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oh yes...
forgot about ye olde bastille....
best i take some more olives and pastis then
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du frejjus tunnel costs

Booked my ferry ticket for the Tuesday night taking a few days to travel down and take in some passes . Then down through the tunnel I can see its class 5 but does any one know the cost of the tunnel
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Thursday 11th at 0548 is first train/Eurotunnel (£32 on way) me and a mate I meat at HUBB UK are going to stella, plan is to get south and when tired we stop and camp.
no motorways and no toll roads is the way we would like to go...my mate will be going strait back, but I will carry on plying in the alps to Croatia, where my family and friends are..2 black xt660z....
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Hi all,

The first Stella Alpina Android App is ready.
Movies, stories, waypoints, info about the mountains, campgrounds and more in one App.

If you have a Android phone/tablet search for "Stella Alpina" in the Play-store/App-store.

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I'm on the 7am My-ferry from Dover thursday11th. Stopping off at Dole in France, then camping up the mountain at the refuge Saturday/Sunday. Hope to catch up with some of you guys down there.
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