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Menorca to Mandello

Discussion in 'Ride Reports' started by Robert Gibson, Sep 9, 2021.

  1. Robert Gibson

    Robert Gibson High Miler GT Contributor

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    After more than two years in the planning, and taking COVID into consideration we decided to go ahead with our trip to Mandello for the centenary. We arrived today at our beautiful accommodation in Abbadia Lariana, having taken the ferry from Menorca to Toulon. We then avoided motorways (freeways) and toll roads on route to Sanremo through beautiful wine regions of France, and overlooked Cannes and Monaco. We stayed for one night in a beautiful bed and breakfast overlooking Sanremo and then followed the coast again avoiding motorways and tolls to the beautiful city of Genoa. We spent two nights in Genoa and used a full day exploring the medieval parts of the city and harbour area (which is currently preparing for the Genoa boat show next week) a major event in the boating calendar. Today we continued our journey to Abbadia which took considerably longer than expected due to road construction and closers, however arrived safely. Took a drive by past the entrance to the “eagles nest” (big red doors) and despite the “event” being cancelled it’s an absolute Guzzi fest.
    Pictures to follow.

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    GTM® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    You change your mind in going then, yes?
    Envious, though I couldn't have attended even if I had originally planned it due to my back issue. Next year for sure!
    Enjoy and post more pics!
    There's a few folks there that I know. Say to hi to them from me if you see them...
    Tracy
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    and Tom (two tone blue Cal EV) with a teepee tent in along the lake I'm betting.
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  3. DeadEye

    DeadEye High Miler GT di Razza Pura

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    Congratulations on your Arrival !
    We will be lucky to get there - Someday - san-bikes ...

    Keep us posted so we can enjoy the experience Vicariously !
     
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  4. groundhog105

    groundhog105 Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    man I am so jealous. What a great trip I’m sure you will have a great time. Like Todd said look up Tracy. She lives in southern France and is a great lady.
     
  5. scottmastrocinque

    scottmastrocinque Scott Mastrocinque GT Famiglia

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    Awesome! What a great ride.

    I was so looking forward to returning to Mandello del Lario this year but next year for sure!

    We plan to retire around Como in a few years.

    I sure hope so.
     
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  6. Robert Gibson

    Robert Gibson High Miler GT Contributor

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    Some photos. More to come.

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  7. Robert Gibson

    Robert Gibson High Miler GT Contributor

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    Today a trip round the lake to Bellagio then back to Mandello for more Guzzi spotting.

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    Robert Gibson High Miler GT Contributor

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    This guy travelled from Denmark, through Europe and the Stelvio pass including a two week stopover in Sardinia.
     
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    Great shots. What a beautiful part of the world.
     
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    Very nice, thanks for sharing !
     
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    Robert Gibson High Miler GT Contributor

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    A few more from around the lake.
    My ears are bleeding with the sound of Guzzi engines driving past our accommodation :giggle:

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    Wow, nice photo's. Let us know if you see the V100 actually go down a road or ride around alive.
     
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    DeadEye High Miler GT di Razza Pura

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    Nice photos !
    ( sorry hard to pick the images out of the stream
    I am so glad they kept, the hint of cooling fins on the cylinders - pic in the wind tunnel !
    What is that Black engined sex less thing !?? [ Buell ]
     
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    Raven High Miler GT Famiglia

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    That's what's written on the gas tank.;)
     
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    DeadEye High Miler GT di Razza Pura

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    The androgynous motorcycle...
     
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    Robert Gibson High Miler GT Contributor

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    One or two more.
    The last one is for the less able amongst us :rofl: .

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    Managed to join my brother for the last 3 days in Mandello then accompany him back to menorca on the california,
    Some pics.

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    Fantastico! A solo visit is fun, with Famiglia it is 100% better!
    What is in the bottle? Not vino, no?
     
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    DeadEye High Miler GT di Razza Pura

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    Your brother looks a little Stone faced...
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    Special anniversary beer, 7% strength, €12, strong stuff but very tasty
     
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