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      10-29-2016, 11:23 AM   #1
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Post Experiencing the thrilling Giau Pass in South Tyrol

In the early september days some 1Addicts members toured in South Tyrol and experienced the thrilling Giau Pass in South Tyrol.

Though not as famous as the Sella Pass, the Stelvio Pass or the Grossglockner High Alpine Road it's one of the most enjoyable and challenging alpine passes for the driver and the (car) material in South Tyrol.

With its 1629 height meters on 27 km of distance and 55 hairpins and the relatively low traffic it provides a fantastic experience.

It was voted in the Top 10 of the Italian Premium Passes and even Top 1 on www.motorradonline.de and so is no longer a secret spy. In the motor cycle community it beats the famous Sella Pass to 2nd place. That's a word!

It was the second day of the 1Addicts Sella 3.0 tour, the so called "Big trip to Heaven and back" © by Luc (aka Artemis)




You can watch some 1st day footage taken on the famous Grossglockner High Alpine Road here: Driving the Grossglockner High Alpine Road with BMW Enthusiasts


The participants drove their BMW M4, BMW M2, several BMW 1M‘s, several BMW 135i‘s, BMW M135i, BMW Z1, BMW Z4, Jaguar F-Type S and BMW 118i.




The route let from Cortina d’Ampezzo over the Giau Pass to Selva di Cadore. The 27 kilometers take place between Pocòl in the north and Caprile in the south.




The north 10,7 km ramp leds up over 780 height meters through 26 tight hairpins mostly through wood. But the last kilometers provide one of the most beautiful views of the Alps.

The south ramp over 849 height meters on 9,5 km of distance through 29 haipins is the culmination for the alpine road enthusiast.


Words simply can’t provide the thrill of the drive – moving images do much better showing the fun and thrill of the action. So sit back and enjoy the videos

The following overview gives you a quick orientation.




The uphill part of the ride starts in Cortina d’Ampezzo located in the Valle del Boite (South-Tyrol) heading to Selva di Cadore with hard accelerations, tight hairpins and some nice engine sounds. Filmed with 2 cams.
Start at 1548m.a.s.l.
Summit Point: 2236m.a.s.l.





The downhill part starts at the Giau Pass hight. The crew rushes downhill in direction to Selva di Cadore. The filming BMW M135i follows closely a BMW 1M and a Jaguar F-Type S. The track is packed with Blitzers – not easy to handle??
Start (Summit Point) at 2236m.a.s.l.
Destination (near Selva di Cadore): 1366m.a.s.l







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Thanks for watching!




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      10-29-2016, 11:37 AM   #2
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Oh good God. How am I going to experience this thrill?

I always had plenty of appetite for driving. But sadly my passion can't help me to improve my skills. Everybody thinks I'm not a good driver, even myself.

I shouldn't have looked into this Giau pass and now this makes me sad about myself.

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The Giau Pass (Passo di Giau - http://www.alpenpaesse.co/ITALIEN-Gi...o_di_Giau_p371) in the Dolomites in Northern Italy is one of the top passes in my book. Driven it several times. Love it. The view at the top is spectacular too.

To all those doing a European Delivery: consider driving this pass - it's a motoring feast and not as crowded as the notorious (over)hyped Stelvio Pass (Passo dello Stelvio).

I sent the whole group over that pass during the Sella 1.0 (2014) and Sella 3.0 (2016) editions and everyone raved about it for all the right reasons.
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Wish I lived in Europe so I could take my 335i on road trips like this, I envy you guys.
NZ doesn't have many great driving roads like this.

Honestly roads like this and the Nordshleife the are biggest reasons I think about moving to Europe.
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Oh good God. How am I going to experience this thrill?

I always had plenty of appetite for driving. But sadly my passion can't help me to improve my skills. Everybody thinks I'm not a good driver, even myself.

I shouldn't have looked into this Giau pass and now this makes me sad about myself.
There aren't bad drivers - just unexperienced...

It's all about knowing your skills. Everyone can do these passes. Just be careful and have your machine in best condition
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It was a great trip. I'm not the best driver and it was my first time doing roads like these in my m235i. Like people have said before, go at your own pace. If you feel rushed, just jump in the back of the group like I did. I was the tail end of most of the trip making sure we had everyone (and partly so I could also enjoy the scenery more.) I really wish I could make next years trip but it's looking like I will be leaving Germany in the next few months.
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