For BMW Motorrad fans, one might say all roads lead to Motorrad Days. For M2 MotoTours fans, and tour participants know that we ride the best ones to get there.
Every year we look forward to BMW Motorrad Days for lots of reasons. The ride there & back, the food (& beer) we’ll have along the way, the new friends we’ll make & the old ones we’ll see again. There’s also all the new stuff from BMW Motorrad, test rides, group rides and entertainment, of course.
On display, an array of beautifully crafted parts.
The Heritage line of Nine T machines were getting lots of attention.
The builders also had their creations on display. Boxer engine based builds were plentiful…maybe we’ll see more k-engine builds next year?
The Green Lantern?
The Bavarian fist fighter is one of our favorites.
The Silver Bullet looks fabulous. Wonderful craftsmanship especially on the tank & fairing.
BMW Motorrad Days is a great time for fans of the brand, and even general motorcycle enthusiasts. While the festival was the headlining event on this guided motorcycle tour, we covered a lot of ground and saw a lot on the way there and back.
Our guided motorcycle tour had us crossing the major mountain passes in Switzerland & Austria. We had some time to visit Innsbruck, a beautiful city indeed, an Olympic winter games host. We also stopped by Neuschwanstein Castle before heading towards Italy. It was cool to see it up close, we skipped the guided tour so we could benefit from some of the roads in Bavaria.
In Italy we had to do the Stelvio Pass on every motorcyclists’ bucket list, plus the Dolomites and Lake Como, with a visit of Bellagio and the Duomo in Como.
Returning to France we crossed the Saint Bernard passes, the Col de l’Iseran, Galibier, Alpe d’Huez, Col d’Ornon, Col du Lautaret and the Vercors.
It was an action packed 2 weeks. The riding exceeded everyone’s expectations. There was never a dull moment. Spectacular scenery at every turn and there were hundreds if not thousands of turns.
The group got along very well and laughs were aplenty. Food-wise, it was excellent. The wine and beer drinkers in the group were extremely satisfied with the variety and quality of beverages.
One special night stands out. We stayed in a genuine castle in Italy. We were given a private tour of the grounds and learned about the castle’s storied past. Then we dined in our own private dining room. The food, wine and service was fantastic. The rooms were furnished so that you really felt like you were taken back in time to a different era. This isn’t an experience you can have every day. Everyone felt that it was truly special.