Alpine Awesomeness & BMW Days
Austria, Germany, Italy, France [July 1-14]

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Alpine Awesomeness & BMW Days
Austria, Germany, Italy, France [July 1-14]

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One of our most popular tours.  Two weeks, 4 countries, mythic roads, Alps, Alpine Passes.

Tour your way across the Alps through France, Switzerland, Austria to Germany for the BMW Motorrad Days fest.  Enjoy entertainment, test rides, great food & German beer.

Ride the Dolomites & Italian Lakes.  Major highlights include Grossglockner, Stelvio Pass, Furka, Grimsell, Galibier, Lautaret & more.

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Description

Arrival/Meeting Day

Grenoble, France

Evening Meeting & Briefing

Spend the day relaxing and getting ready for the big adventure. In the evening we'll have a meeting followed by cocktails and dinner.

Day 1

Grenoble to Chamonix Mont Blanc

Distance: 280KM Time: 7 hrs Date: July 2

Depart Grenoble -> Arrive Chamonix Mont Blanc Today’s ride takes us through the Bauges mountains to Lake Annecy for a stop in this charming city complete with canal system. From there it’s up to Chamonix, to the Mont Blanc.

Day 2

Chamonix to Interlaken

Distance: 290km Time: 7 Date: July 3

Today’s ride takes us into Switzerland to charming Interlaken. We'll stop in Gruyeres, a charming medieval town with a visit to famous Swiss artist HR Giger museum. Then to Interlaken in the shadow of Mont Eiger.

Day 3

Depart Interlaken -> Arrive Davos

Distance: 280 km Time: 6-7 Date: July 4

Today’s ride takes us to Davos. Grimsel, Furka mountain passes on the menu. These are some of the most spectacular roads in Europe. It's no wonder they've been featured in many films notably James Bond. Can you remember which one?

Day 4

Depart Davos -> Arrive Garmisch

Distance: 280 km Time: 7 Date: July 5

Today’s ride takes us to to Garmisch Partenkirchen in Bavaria. Over the Fluela Pass before crossing into Austria and taking the Otztal valley into Bavaria.

Day 5

BMW Motorrad Days Festival

BMW Motorrad Days in Garmisch Partenkirchen

Test ride any number of bikes, go on a day ride, do some sightseeing or check out the festival. Sightseeing ideas include: Zugspitze, Germany's highest mountain, Munich is a one hour ride, Linderhof Palace the Eagle's nest hike along the spectacular gorge of Partnachklamm

Day 6

BMW Motorrad Days Garmisch Partenkirchen

BMW Motorrad Days Fest

Test ride any number of bikes, go on a day ride, do some sightseeing or check out the festival. Sightseeing ideas include: Zugspitze, Germany's highest mountain, Munich is a one hour ride, Linderhof Palace the Eagle's net hike along the spectacular gorge of Partnachklamm

Day 7

Depart Garmisch -> Arrive Innsbruck

Distance: 250 km Time: 5-6 Date: July 8

Today’s ride takes us to the iconic Neuschwanstein Castle. From there a short hop to the lovely Olympic city of Innsbruck. You'll have time to stroll around the pedestrian streets and admire the painted facades of historic buildings.

Day 8

Depart Innsbruck -> Arrive Lienz

Distance: 290KM Time: 7-8 Date: July 9

Today’s ride takes us to Lienz. The Grossglockner high alpine road is on the agenda. Riding the Grossglockner should be on every riders' bucket list. At 3,798m it's Austria's highest peak. It's also one of Austria's most popular attractions.

Day 9

Depart Lienz -> Arrive Merano

Distance: 290 km Time: 8 Date: July 10

Today’s ride takes us through the stunning Dolomites, the Tre Cime park to Merano.

Day 10

Depart Merano -> Arrive Domaso

Distance: 290KM Time: 8 Date: July 11

Today’s ride takes us to the Italian Lake region. Beforehand you will ride the famous Stelvio pass. With its 75 hairpin turns , you will be in for a thrilling ride. Afterwards you can relax and enjoy the beauty immense lakes surrounded by mountains.

Day 11

Depart Domaso -> Arrive Ivrea

Distance: 240KM Time: 5 Date: July 12

Today’s short ride takes us to Ivrea for a night in a genuine castle. We will also visit Como with its famous Duomo cathedral, an architectural masterpiece.

Day 12

Depart Ivrea -> Arrive Grenoble

Distance: 280KM Time: 8 Date: July 13

We'll cross over into France and take on the Galibier (2645m) and Lautaret (2058m) mountain passes. Both have been on the Tour de France numerous times, as well as on numerous riders' bucket lists. In the evening we'll celebrate a fantastic tour and make plans for the next one.

Day 13

Departure Day or Day Ride

Distance: 240KM Time: 5 Date: July 14

For those of you who have flights to catch, bon voyage. For the others who want to get one more ride in, let's go.

Motorcycles

bikes

BMW f800 GT

Displacement:  798cc Torque:  63Nm /46.5 ft lbs. @5800 rpm
Weight:  213.2 (wet)
Seat Height: Standard:  800mm / 31.5 inches
Low Setting:  N/A
Low Seat Option: N/A
Wheelbase: 1,514mm / 59.6 inches
Options:  ESA electronic suspension, heated grips, luggage & top case.

Review:

BMW appears to have got the balance right with the F800GT. It has just the right blend of sport and tourer for a motorcycle of this size and type.
It also makes a sensible proposition for anyone considering taking up motorcycling for the first time and it even has appeal for the more experienced rider who wants a light, but robust sports tourer that will happily eat up the miles in a no nonsense sort of way.
And where this BMW really scores is you’ll have a lot of fun doing that and just getting out there and riding it.

BMW K1200R Sport

Displacement: 1157cc
Torque: 127.00Nm / 93.7 ft lbs. @ 8250 rpm
Weight: 217 kg
Seat Height:
Standard: 820mm / 32.2 inches
Low Setting: N/A
Low Seat Option: N/A
Wheelbase: 1,580mm / 62.2 inches
Options: ESA electronic suspension, heated grips, tank bag

Review:

“I had forgotten just how much I’d enjoyed this engine.
I held on, grinning, as 163 horses threatened to wrench my fingers from the handlebars.
My knees dug into the tank’s recess, I knocked the Beemer into sixth and tucked in – this is way too easy.”

BMW K1300 GT

Displacement:  1293cc Torque: 135Nm / 99.6 ft lbs @ 8000 rpm
Weight:  255kg / 562.2 lbs
Seat Height: Standard: 840mm / 33.1 inches
Low Setting:  800mm / 31.5 inches
Low Seat Option:
Wheelbase: 1,572mm / 61.9 inches
Options: ESA suspension, heated grips, heated seats, cruise control, electric windscreen, luggage & topcase

Review:

The BMW K1300 GT is a Grand Tourer in the true sense of the words. It manages to combine massive performance with supreme practicality and comfort. There are so many bikes out there that don’t handle and ride as well as the BMW K1300GT that are supposed to be ‘sports-focussed’ bikes it’s simply astounding how easy the BMW K1300GT is to chuck around.

BMW R1200 RT

Displacement: 1170cc Torque: 120Nm / 88.5ft lbs @6000rpm
Weight: 229kg / 504.9lbs
Seat Height:
Standard: 840mm / 33 inches
Low Setting: 820mm / 32.2 inches
Low Seat Option: 780-800mm /30.7 inches
Wheelbase: 1485mm / 58.4 inches
Options: ESA electronic suspension, heated grips & seats, electric windscreen, cruise control, luggage, topcase & tank bag.

Review:

“the BMW R 1200 RT has long been sport touring’s standard-bearer. Designed, built and refined in the shadow of the Alps, the RT name is synonymous with tractable power, intuitive handling and first-rate comfort and wind protection. Its trademark air/oil-cooled boxer twin with shaft drive represents 90 years of BMW design tradition, a setup that has proven to be reliable and popular.”
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BMW R1200 RS

YEAR 2015-

Displacement: 1170cc Torque: 125Nm /92 ft lbs. @6500 rpm
Weight: 231kg (wet) 502 lbs
Seat Height: Standard: 820mm / 32.2 inches
Low Setting: 760mm
Low Seat Option: N/A
Wheelbase: 1,514mm / 59.6 inches
Options: ESA electronic suspension, shift assist pro, heated grips, luggage & top case.

Review:

“The beauty of this boxer is the feel of immediate torque. After thumbing the starter and feeling the left-to-right rattle that harmonizes into a continuous melody, the R1200RS’ engine presents hefty torque from the first crack of throttle to the maximum 92 ft/lbs at 6500 rpm.” Read the full review here:

BMW R1200 GS LC

Engine size: 1170
Cylinders: 2
hp/kW: 125/ 92
Vehicle weight (kg): 238
Seat height (mm): 850

Review:

The result has improved the already class leading GS in almost every aspect. The engine is a measurable step forward right through the rev range yet retains its boxer character. It looks cleaner and neater, is more comfortable and sophisticated and handles better too.
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BMW K1600 GT

Displacement: 1649cc Torque: 175Nm /129 ft lbs. @7750 rpm
Weight: 319kg (wet)
Seat Height:
Standard: 810mm / 31.9 inches
Low Setting: 780mm/30.7 inches
Low Seat Option: N/A
Wheelbase: 1,680mm / 66.1 inches
Options: ESA electronic suspension, heated grips, heated seat, electric windscreen, luggage & top case.

Review:

In my opinion, these two bikes are by far the most dynamic and full-featured touring motorcycles ever produced. I have always said, often to the surprise of many, that my dream shed of bikes would certainly include a Gold Wing among its numbers. That dream shed often changes, once upon a time there wasn’t a single BMW in it, but now the K 1600 GT joins its Bavarian brothers the R 1200 GS and K 1300 R in the list of machinery that’s managed to steal my heart since BMW has dramatically upped their game in the past few years.
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BMW K1600B

ENGINE TYPE: Liquid cooled, 4-stroke in-line 6-cylinder engine, four valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts, dry sump lubrication
CAPACITY: 1,649 cc
RATED OUTPUT: 160 hp (118 kW) at 7,750 rpm
MAX. TORQUE: 129 lb-ft (175 Nm) at 5,250 rpm
FUEL CONSUMPTION: 41 mpg (WMTC)
TRANSMISSION: 6-speed
WET WEIGHT, FULLY FUELED: 741 lbs (336 kg)
SEAT HEIGHT: 30.7″
OPTIONAL SEAT HEIGHT: Low Seat: 29.5″
FUEL TANK CAPACITY: 7.0 gallons

Review:

The engine in the B is supposedly identical to the ones in the K1600 GT and GTL. So even if the Bagger design brief for most manufacturers is relaxed cruising, this bagger can do that, but it can also propel you from corner to corner on tight, twisty backroads, or fast flowing ones, in a way that will leave most baggers sucking its clean, Euro4 emissions as it disappears over the horizon.
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BMW S1000XR

Engine|Liquid-cooled inline-four
Displacement|999cc
Horsepower|160 hp @ 11,000 rpm
Torque|83.0 lb-ft @ 9,250 rpm
Gearbox|Six-speed
Final Drive|Chain

Clutch|Wet slipper, hydraulic, multiplate
Dry Weight|357 lb.
Wet Weight|228 kg /502 lb.
Seat Height|840mm/33.1 in.
Low Seat Option: 790mm/31.1 in

Review:

The S1000XR is an exciting new offering from BMW. The S1000RR Superbike has helped transform the marque from its stodgy, pipes-and-slippers trope to a more robust, high-performance bike brand, and the S1000XR builds on this momentum.
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What’s Included

-Motorcycle & Insurance

-Accommodations (14 nights)

-Breakfasts

-2 Dinners

-Tour Guide

-Luggage Storage

-Luggage Van (min 6 participants)

Additional information

Participants

Solo, Duo

Preferred Motorcycle:

BMW F800 GT, BMW K1200R Sport, BMW K1300 GT, BMW R1200 RS, BMW R1200 RT, BMW R1200 GS, BMW K1600 GTL, BMW K1600 B, BMW S1000 XR

Occupancy

Shared Room, Private Room

5 reviews for Alpine Awesomeness & BMW Days
Austria, Germany, Italy, France [July 1-14]

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ed & Shirley K.

    My wife Shirley & I would just like to say thanks for making our first European tour a memorable one. Your service was outstanding, we really appreciated how you were able to accommodate us. We loved our bike so much that we’re already looking at an RT for our next one. Once we get it we’ll have to come back and do Motorrad Days again.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mike P.

    First time riding in Europe and I couldn’t have picked a better tour. Curve after curve, mile after mile, the fun never stopped. The scenery is awesome. We had a great group, had a lot of laughs, made some new friends. Highly recommend this tour.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Manny D.

    Wow! I’m writing this waiting to board the plane back home. What a ride that was!!! I’ve never had such amazing riding every day for 2 weeks. Same thing for the food. Thanks again guys, keep up the good work and you’ll be seeing me again real soon.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ron B.

    I must say Mike and Manu put together an adventure that will be hard to top. Accommodations from a 1000 yr. old castle to little hostels you would probably never find on your own. Top shelf restaurants every where we went. And, of course, the RIDING! I had no idea what to expect, but these guys(and Serge) went above, and beyond to make sure it was “the ultimate riding experience”. From the pace of the ride, to how often, and where to stop, they try to meet YOUR agenda. I cannot recommend them too highly. As a bonus I was lucky to have some of the best riding companions on this planet! Again, kudos galore to Mike, Manu, Sonya, and Serge. Loved every minute.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Michael S.

    I have just done the Motorad tour with my wife as pillion on the S1000XR. Awesome motorbike. The tour guides Mike and Manu were exceptional good. Awesome to be around. The tour was exceptional with amazing riding great accommodation and outstanding meals. Would recommend this to anybody. Mike took us for an extra day at the end and we tried the K1600. I found it to be an exceptionally great bike to ride. There wouldn’t be one thing on this trip I could fault. This is the best holiday we have ever had and will be definitely coming back . Can’t wait.

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