Tour in the Heart of the Dolomites: 144 IPA Bikers enjoy a motorcycle tour in the Alps

20 Sep 2019

The 9th IPA motorbike rally in the Italian Alps, entitled ‘In Tour nel Cuore delle Dolomiti – Tour in the Heart of the Dolomites’, which took place from 13-16 June 2019, was a resounding success.dolomitestour2

We had two amazing days, with beautiful weather, and as always, the positive feedback from the tour’s participants rewarded all the dedication and the commitment of the organisers.

The Panorama Hotel in Panchià was once more our base, with Donata, Mauro and Diego acting as great hosts.

This year, our group consisted of 144 IPA bikers, with members coming from Austria, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Spain and Switzerland. Last but not least, an Italian delegation and our C.E.L. local committee took part in the motorcycle rally.

The event started on 13 June with a welcome cocktail. The following morning, our rally set off from the central square of Predazzo. After greetings from the mayor, Dr Maria Bosin, we headed to Cavalese, our second destination. Later during the morning, we went through the Fiemme valley, over the San Lugano pass, via Aldino, Pietralba, Ponte Nova, the Carezza Lake, the Nigra Pass, Castelrotto, and the Pinei Pass, where we had lunch in the Pinei Hotel.

After this well-deserved break, we restarted our tour in the direction of Predazzo, through Ortisei, Selva di Val Gardena, the Sella Pass and Canazei.

The third day started with the Rolle Pass, biking through the amazing Natural Park of Paneveggio (known for the extraordinary woods that give life to the Stradivarius violins), the Valles Pass, the San Pellegrino pass, Canazei, the Fedaia Pass, Rocca Pietore, and Arabba, where we had lunch in the Hotel Pordoi.

In the afternoon, we reached the Campolongo Pass, Corvara, the Gardena Pass, the Sella Pass, Canazei, and Moena, and we finished our rally in Predazzo.

To conclude our amazing tour, a wonderful buffet consisting of typical delicacies of the region had been organised outside of the hotel. This was followed by a welcome from the representatives of the local authority and the military.

dolomitestour1A special thanks to the Commander of the Predazzo Police, Ispettore Superiore Edoardo Tallandini, and to the Department of the Traffic Police of Bolzano, for the authorisation of the motorbike rally and for the Police, who led us and helped us throughout our trip.

During the dinner, gifts from the different IPA delegations were exchanged.

On behalf of the President of the XXII Trentino delegation, Antonio Saggiomo, the Vice President Giorgio Ropelato, invited all participants to come back to Italy for the 10th edition of the motorcycle rally.

The evening ended with musical entertainment by Faliero Favilla.

The organisers would like to thank all those who dedicated their time to the organisation of the event, and wish all the best to everyone.

We hope to see you soon for the 10th IPA motorcycle rally in the Dolomites!

Ad maiora!

Rosario Giuliani, President C.E.L. Fiemme e Fassa, IPA Italy