We have been invited to a wedding in Sorrento in mid October. We are intending to make this a motorcycle road trip. Probably crossing by Chunnel and down through France and crossing into Italy either Mont Blanc tunnel or preferably via Col de Petit St. Bernard. Quite late in the year for this, as the col is closed at the first sniff of snow. Return will be over the col or maybe Frejus Tunnel or even at sea level and into Monaco.
Sorrento - South of Naples, that’s a long way down! I think at that time of year you can forget about the passes mate, most of them will be closed. Pity, as the Col de Petit St. Bernard is just (N) East of Bourg-Saint-Maurice, one of my favourite places to stop. The one to ask about this would be @Hubaxe .
No bother Paul, just my two cents - if you take that route Castellane would be great for an overnighter! Lovely square, nice restaurants. Last time I was there I had a hotel on the main square with a locked garage in which to park my bike.
Vulpes mentioned all the important stuff. In October the passes may be problematic.
The Tunnel du Frejus can be the only option from France. It’ all motorway, so even in case of bad weather, you can ride.
If you need a stop around Aix les Bains pm
Thanks Wim and Hubert for your advice and info. Hubert, thanks for the kind offer, but it looks like Aix-les Bains is midway through one of our planned days. We might however give you a call!
As regards the Frejus Tunnel, I understand that an Allez -Retour ticket can be used, although with a 7 day validity, it leaves time to tight for us to use that. Is there any other scheme for discounting and do we have to book a time slot for passage. I can’t find any useful website that is current. Most have info up to 2021 and then pages not available.
@TallPaul have you done Sorrento at all? It’s one place my wife and I go on holiday. It’s leathal with traffic, blind bends, no run off areas and nob heads overtaking totally blind!! On the flip side it’s ace and bubbling with energy and seriously beautiful!! Enjoy