Alpine Awesomeness & BMW Motorrad Days Austria, Germany, Italy, France [June 29-July 13, 2019]

Alpine Awesomeness & BMW Motorrad Days Motorcycle Tour:

One of our most popular tours.  Two weeks, 5 countries, mythic roads, the Alps, Alpine Passes, the Dolomites and Italian Lakes.

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

This year includes the Vosges mountains, Strasbourg, the Black Forest in Germany and Lucerne.  Highlights also include the mighty Grossglockner high alpine road in Austria, the iconic Stelvio Pass with 75 hairpins, the Furka Pass of James Bond fame, Grimsel, Galibier, Lautaret. You’ll also visit the Lake Como region in Italy and spend the night in an authentic castle.

Jam packed with amazing riding, scenery, fantastic cities to visit and a world class motorcycle rally. The Ultimate Riding Experience.

BMW Motorrad Days Motorcycle Tour takes you to the biggest bike party this side of the Atlantic.

Starting at €4,725 Solo Participant, shared room.

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Description

Tour Summary

Total Distance: 4,000 km
Daily Ride Time: 5-7
Skill Level: Intermediate
Solo Prices from: € 4,725
Couple Prices From: € 5,850

Tour Schedule

Arrival/Meeting Day

BMW Motorrad Days Motorcycle Tour:Grenoble, France

Day 1 Evening Meeting & Briefing June 29

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 2: BMW Motorrad Days Motorcycle Tour

Grenoble to Chamonix Mont Blanc

Distance: 280KM Time: 7 hrs Date: June 30

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 3: BMW Motorrad Days Motorcycle Tour

Chamonix to Besancon

Distance: 290km Time: 7 Date: July 1

Today’s ride takes you through the Jura mountains to the fortified city of Besancon near the Swiss border.

Day 4: BMW Motorrad Days Motorcycle Tour

Besancon->Strasbourg

Distance: 280 km Time: 6-7 Date: July 2

You'll cross the Vosges mountains en route to Strasbourg, European capital.

Day 5

Strasbourg->Lucerne

Distance: 280 km Time: 7 Date: July 3

Today’s ride takes you into Germany and through the mythical Black Forest. Ride the famous B500 road that attracts motorcyclists for magnificent views of the Black Forest valleys, the Rhine Valley and Alsace and the Voges Mountains along the entire route. Your destination is Lucerne, Switzerland, a charming historic city famous for its Chapel Bridge dating back to the 4th century.

Day 6: BMW Motorrad Days Motorcycle Tour

Lucerne->Davos

Distance: 280km Time: 7 Date: July 4

Today you'll get a taste of famous Swiss Alpine passes such as the Grimsel, Furka and Oberalp. 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 7

Davos->Garmisch Partenkirchen

Distance 225km Time: 4-5July 5

Join the celebration in Garmisch Partenkirchen. You can test ride any number of BMW bikes, go on a day ride, do some sightseeing or hang out at BMW Motorrad Days and catch some great entertainment. 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 8

BMW Motorrad Days Fest

BMW Motorrad Days Fest July 6

Join the celebration in Garmisch Partenkirchen. You can test ride any number of BMW bikes, go on a day ride, do some sightseeing or hang out at BMW Motorrad Days and catch some great entertainment. 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 9: BMW Motorrad Days Motorcycle Tour

Depart Garmisch -> Arrive Innsbruck

Distance: 250 km Time: 5-6 Date: July 7

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 10: BMW Motorrad Days Motorcycle Tour

Depart Innsbruck -> Arrive Lienz

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

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 11 BMW Motorrad Days Motorcycle Tour

Depart Lienz -> Arrive Merano

Distance: 290 km Time: 8 Date: July 9

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

Day 12: BMW Motorrad Days Motorcycle Tour

Depart Merano -> Arrive Domaso

Distance: 290KM Time: 8 Date: July 10

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 13: BMW Motorrad Days Motorcycle Tour

Lake Como

Date: July 10

Today is your free day. Relax, go sightseeing or on a ride around the lake.

Day 14 BMW Motorrad Days Motorcycle Tour

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 15: BMW Motorrad Days Motorcycle Tour

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 16: BMW Motorrad Days Motorcycle Tour

Departure Day

Departure Day July 14

And so we bid you bon voyage and thank you for joining us on an epic tour. You can sleep on the plane, or decide which tour you'll do next season.

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 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 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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Here is an overview of the itinerary.  Actual roads taken may vary.

What's Included:

Motorcycle & Insurance
15 Nights Accommodations
Breakfasts & 2 Dinners
Luggage Storage
Really Cool Tour Guides
Luggage Van (min 6 riders)

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Additional information

Participants

Solo, Duo

Preferred Motorcycle:

BMW F800 GT, BMW R1200 RS, BMW R1200 RT, BMW R1200 GS, BMW S1000 XR, BMW K1600 GTL

Occupancy

Shared Room, Private Room

2 reviews for Alpine Awesomeness & BMW Motorrad Days Austria, Germany, Italy, France [June 29-July 13, 2019]

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mike C.

    “I recently returned from a trip to Italy and France. I decided I wanted to ride while visiting Europe. After hours of Internet searching for the best places, the best roads and destinations, I came across M2 Motor tours website. I decided to contact them and began talking and planning with the proprietor Mike O. I immediately realized I was very fortunate to have contacted Mike. Mike and his right hand man Manu put together and EPIC, WONDERFUL, WORDS CAN NOT DESCRIBE ride that would of been impossible to have experienced on my own. M2 took care of everything, brought me to the best roads, amazing sights, awesome places to stay, incredible food and wine!!! No chain hotels. Only carefully picked perfect accommodations. Their knowledge and experience of the many regions they cover is second to none! There kindness and commitment to you having an EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME is not something you find easily. They totally provide for all rider levels and abilities. I was able to have ZERO worries about anything. All I had to do was ride and have FULL ENJOYMENT delivered to me. I was so delighted I found myself yelling out loud at the beautiful sights and the most incredible roads. I can honestly give these guys my highest recommendation! I have ridden the US from Oregon to Key West and can say the experience with M2 is one of the best rides I have done . THIS IS A MUST DO.”

  2. 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.

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