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  1. On my way down to the Stella...

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    Hi all, I'm going to be riding this year's Stella Alpina Rally and then meet up with a few friends and do some exploration of Italy. I plan to camp on the way down and take in as many mountain passes/scenic routes as possible. The route will be a bit of a long way round as I'd like to do as...
  2. Stella Alpina 2013

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    Okey, do I have the route right? Piazza Europa, Bardonecchia TO, Italien till Okänd väg - Google Maps Start at "A" Piazza EuropaIt's forbidden to drive past "D" between 09:00 - 17:00, Fridays-Sundays, from 1/6 to 30/9 but it's okay during the Stella. Camping at "C" Google roads ends at "B"...
  3. Stella Alpina 2013 with a difference

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Hi all, just thought I'd let you all know Fiona and myself are planning to get married in Bardonecchia next July in the week before the Stella Alpina rally! We're going to have a drink with friends in camping Bokki on the Friday night before the Stella and everyone who knows us are invited to...
  4. Get yer rocks off

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    Spotted several of these on the way to the Stella Alpina - Beware falling stones Spotted this on the way down from the Jafferau tunnel ....... Remember to wear your helmet!!! Paul
  5. stella alpina

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    firstly i did'nt manage to get off early on friday so left aups at tea time for the 150 mile journey up there through riez and through the countryside to briancon.... nothing much happened on the way but a few nice views.... nice little spin up but as you can see it's starting to get dark...
  6. Stella Alpina

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    It may have been discussed already, but no harm in saying that the STELLA ALPINA is on the second weekend in July.....:thumbup:
  7. Getting married in Italy?

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    Hi all, I know there are a few Italians on this site so would just like to ask a question regarding getting married in Italy! Fiona and myself are looking to get hitched in a far flung place, after getting there by bike! The Stella Alpina would be an excellent opportunity to have a good bash...
  8. Stella Alpina 2011

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Following a post on the ABR forum, Fiona and myself had a discussion on what to do for this summer. We only have one two week break and she has to have her holidays in on return to businessthis week for Asdas so the decision had to be made this weekend. An adventure was required, so eight Euro...
  9. Stella Alpina 2010

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    Hi All Anyone going to the Stella Alpina this year and using the Bokki Camping campsite just up the road from Bardonecchia (on the RH side just beyond Melezet) is eligible for a 10% discount; negotiated by Mario Artusio's local rally-organising mate Mr Borello, mention on booking in that you...
  10. Pamplona 2010/ Stella Alpina

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    A mate and I intend to ride down to the Pamplona bull running festival this year. He has a week off so we may just come back, but if anyone else is heading to the Stella, my plan would be to then ride the Pyranees and Andorra and on to the Alps. I might then head up to Paris for Bastille day...
  11. Stella alpina rally 2009

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Saturday 04/07/09, bike loaded and set to go with a new set of Michelin Anakees we set off from Lossiemouth, Morayshire. Fiona and myself on the Mighty Varadero, 09 with 3100 miles on the clock and Andy on his 1999 Fireblade. Two days to travel south to the Eurotunnel, stopping in Kendal...
  12. Stella Alpina

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Well, due to the obvious lack of information on the Stella Alpina rally, one which has been attended by many from this forum, I will take it upon myself to ride down there and return with a comprehensive report for the XRV.org.uk website! This Iconic rally seems to have fell by the wayside and...
  13. Stella Alpina info

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    Hi all, I've been to the Stella a few times now but gave it a miss last year as 1; Lack of info of whether the event would still be on following the closure of the pass to vehicles and 2; I went to Jaqueslemac's trip to France in June for my main holiday last year. Ok, I'm planning on going...
  14. No reports from this year`s Stella Alpina ??

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    I missed travelling to this year`s Stella Alpina due to it clashing with a special purpose tour of France. I believe it still took place at the normal time and location but can`t see any reports from XRVers (nor anyone else for that matter....). I wanted to read about and see just how...
  15. Stella Alpina no more?

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    Hi all, I've just been informed the Stella may be cancelled this coming year? The Mont de Sommelier has been fenced off? Could anyone please confirm this? What we going to do instead? Damn!
  16. So.....will there be a Stella Alpina 2008 ???

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    We`ve all seen what the Italian Government has done to the track used for the Stella Alpina,and we`ve ground our teeth and wept. ...Well,I have anyway :( Has anyone heard anything about whether or not it`s on for next year ?? Same place..same time..different place..different time....if at all ???
  17. video of our trip to do the Stella Alpina

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Hi this should take you to the start of the video, parts 1 to 5 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSabg6kR094
  18. RIP Stella Alpina

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    Just in case you`ve missed the news about the Stella Alpina. Have a read of this......got the tissues ready ??? Very depressing................ http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthread.php?t=120293 If you haven`t been yet........you`ve missed a legend ... boo hoo!!
  19. Stella Alpina 08

    Chatter
    Hearin some scary stories about the local councils have closed the mountain passes from Fri to Sunday. Anyone shed some light on this, Breeze:confused: maybe:confused: . If this is true will this mean the event is finished or should we start one in Iceland or latvia or God knows where...
  20. Stella Alpina 2007 Africajims report

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    Hi all, well, another Stella, another medal! I set off from Scotland on Saturday 30/06/07 for Newcastle and the ferry to Ijmiuden, Holland. It rained, which kind of set the scene for the trip really! Two days in Germany travelling down the Rhine Valley again, in the rain then on to...
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