BMW Motorrad Days - Garmisch 2018 - Motorcycle Tour of the Alps
When the best motorcycle tracks of Europe are combined with the most authentic biker party, then we talk about our trip to the BMW Motorrad Days in Garmisch. Hispania Tours offers you together with BMW Motorrad Spain a unique motorcycle tour, that takes you on the most exciting tracks to a complete tour of the Alps and the legendary concentration of BMW Motorrad in the South of Germany.
The bike tour starts by ferry from Barcelona to Genova. From there you ride to Lake Como and fashionable St. Moritz before you enjoy one of the most fascinating pass roads for motorcycles - the Stelvio Pass at 2,750 meters. You continue on unforgettable routes through northern Italy and Austria before you arrive at Garmisch to enjoy the variety of activities and exhibitions during the three days. To return to Spain you ride through the exquisite tracks of the Swiss Alps and the Maritime Alps where you conquer the highest pass road of Europe - the Col de L'iseran. You are hosted two nights in Chamonix and discover the Mont Blanc Mountain. From here you ride via the french Gorges of Ardeche to one of the most impressive castles on the french side of the Pyrenees: Carcassonne. 7 countries in 13 days - an incomparable challenge and a big adventure!
The total duration of the trip is 13 days, you will be housed in top noch hotels and travel in a group of maximum 8 bikes guided by a tourguide of HISPANIA TOURS.
Registration deadline: April 30, 2018
Tour date: 03 July - 15 July 2018
Activities in Garmisch-Partenkirchen:
* Test the majority of the current BMWs
* Training in Garmisch offroad with the GS models Park
* Scenic routes in the surroundings of Garmisch
* Stunt shows and races
* Tests for beginners without motorcycle license
* More than 60 international exhibitors (tuning, accessories, travel and training)
* Review and tyre service by BMW Motorrad in the hands of Metzler
* and of course the legendary parties in the tent of the beer on Fridays and Saturdays with sweepstakes and surprises
At a glance:
Start / Finish: Barcelona
Durati0n: 13 days
Total distance: 2400 km
Tour character: Mountain & panoramic roads (asphalt). The incredible sights and panoramas of the Alps.
Accommodation: selected first class Hotels / Half board
Highlights: BMW Motorrad Days, Lago di Como, Chamonix, St. Moritz, Stelvio Pass, Swiss Alps, Sea Alps, Carcassonne
Course of events
- Tue. 03.07.2018 - Day 1 Arrival Barcelona
- Wen. 04.06.2018 - Day 2 Barcelona - Genova (Ferry)
- Thu. 05.06.2018 - Day 3 Genova - Lago di Como - St. Moritz - Bormio - 397 km
- Fri. 06.07.2018 - Day 4 Bormio - Stelvio - Tirol - Garmisch 195 km
- Sat. 07.07.2018 - Day 5 Garmisch - BMW Motorrad Days 2018
- Sun. 08.07.2018 - Day 6 Garmisch - Silvretta High Alpine Road - Chur 300km
- Mon. 09.07.2018 - Day 7 Chur - Swiss Alps - Chamonix 280 km
- Tue. 10.07.2018 - Day 8 Restday Chamonix, Discover the Montblanc
- Wen. 11.07.2018 - Day 9 Chamonix - Val d´Isere - Sea Alps - Alpe d'Huez 350 km
- Thu. 12.07.2018 - Day 10 Alpe d'Huez - Ardeche Gorges - Alés 310 km
- Fri. 13.07.2018 - Day 11 Alés - Cevennes National Park - Carcassonne 280 km
- Sat. 14.07.2018 - Day 12 Carcassonne - Pyrenees - Barcelona 320 km
- Sun. 15.07.2018 - Day 13 Departure Barcelona
Course of events
Tue. 03.07.2018 - Day 1 Arrival Barcelona
Arrival to Barcelona airport and check in at the tour hotel in the city of Barcelona.
Wen. 04.07.2018 - Day 2 Barcelona - Genova (Ferry)
Meeting Point 9.00 h: Hispania Tours Barcelona
We meet in front of the Hispania Tours Shop in Barcelona where we look forward to your arrival. There will do your Tour Check-In, meet the entire group and recievel a folder with the material needed for the trip. We ride with our bikes to the port of Barcelona around noon and spent the night traveling to Genova where we arrive on the morning of the next day.
Thu. 05.07.2018 - Day 3 Genova - Lago di Como - St. Moritz - Bormio - 390km
In the morning we will warm up our motors towards Milano and the Lago di Como, where we eat in front of the fantastic panorama of the Lake. We cross the border with Switzerland and follow the road to St. Moritz to enjoy our first passes in the Alps: the Mayola Pass (1815 m), the Bernina Pass(2.328 m.) and the Forcola di Livigno (2.315 m.). Back in Italian territory we cross the Puerto d´Eira (2.209 m.) and finally the Foscano Pass (2,291 m). We will sleep after a day of luxury riding in Bormio, at the foot of the Stelvio.
Fri. 06.07.2018 - Day 4 Bormio - Stelvio - Tirol - Garmisch 200 km
We wake up in an incomparable mountain environment and take one of the highest challenges of the trip: with its 48 tornantes and 2757 metres in height, the Stelvio is the second highest pass road in the Alps. A real myth among the motorbike routes and extremely beautiful by its unique location.
After the Stelvio we cross the Austrian Alps from South to North to reach Bavaria in the afternoon. It is a fantastic road that leads in high and narrow valleys to the North. Arrival to Garmisch is expected in the afternoon. You enter the fair for the first time and must not miss the great dinner and inauguration ceremony in the beer tent.
Sat. 07.07.2018 - Day 5 Garmisch - BMW Motorrad Days 2018
During Friday and Saturday you can enjoy the magnificent biker environment provided by Garmisch. References to BMW are located in every corner of the village and in the area of the fair there are plenty of exhibitions and activities. On Saturday you can also take a ride on your own to visit this magnificent region - the castle of Neuschwanstein, Innsbruck, capital of Tyrol, the Swarovski Crystal Caves or the BMW World in Munich are nearby.
Sun. 08.07.2018 - Day 6 Garmisch - Silvretta High Alpine Road - Chur 300km
We start our return to Spain with a unique mountainous stage. Early in the morning we leave Garmisch with the goal of riding the Austrian Alps along the famous High Alpine Road of Silvretta (2.036 meters) on a fantastic riding day. We cross quickly the small country of Liechtenstein before we arrive in the center of Switzerland at Chur.
Mon. 09.07.2018 - Day 7 Chur - Swiss Alps - Chamonix 280 km
In the heart of Switzerland two extremly wonderful mountain passes are to be conquered for todays riding pleasure: the Oberalppass (2.044 meters) and the Furkapass (2.439 meters). We rest overnight surrounded by the superb panorama of the Mont Blanc in the famous village of Chamonix.
Tue. 10.07.2018 - Day 8 Restday Chamonix - Discover Mont Blanc Mountain
We are right in the heart of the Alps, where skiing and mountain climbing once became fashionable. From here we take the cable car to the Aiguille du Midi at 3.842 Meters and get as close to Mont Blanc, the highest peak in Europe, as we can without having any mountaineering experience.
Wen. 11.07.2018 - Day 9 Chamonix - Val d´Isere - Sea Alps - Alpe d'Huez 350 km
The highest pass road of the Alps awaits us today: the Col de L'iseran with its height of 2.770 metres is a mythical pass road for many sporting events such as the Tour de France and many classic rallies. The ascent starts at the famous village of Val d´Isere from where we enjoy the traces of this road that is unique in the world of motorcycling. We rest for the night at the foot of the French Alps in beautiful Alpe d'Huez .
Thu. 12.07.2018 - Day 10 Alpe d'Huez - Ardeche Gorge - Alés 310 km
Today we move away definitively from the Alps and cross in the morning towards the center of France and the Ardeche Gorge. This fantastic motorcycling area is both demanding and technical, but overall its extremely beautiful. Its 30-km long canyon is formed of a series of gorges by the Ardeche river and the perfect playground for our motorcycles with its nicely twisted road. In the afternoon we reach the borders of the Cevennes National Park where we stay overnight the tiny and cosy french village of Alés.
Fri. 13.07.2018 - Day 11 Alés - Cevennes National Park - Millau Bridge - Carcassonne 280 km
Fields of lavender and stunning nature guide us today throug the National Park of the Cevennes, where we will rest in the shadow of the famous gorges of this park. As we head west we reach one of the most visited and treasured national monuments in the whole of France: the Millau Bridge by Norman Foster. Overnight we stay in the impressive castle of Carcassonne. Perched on a rocky hilltop and bristling with zig-zag battlements, stout walls and spiky turrets, this fortress is a worthy location for our last night on tour.
Sat. 14.07.2018 - Day 12 Carcassonne - Pyrenees - Barcelona 320 km
Today we enjoy a fantastic mountain road, that brings us back to Spain over the beautiful Pyrenees mountains, near Andorra. From here we arrive back to Barcelona where we celebrate the trip with a final dinner.
Sun. 15.07.2018 - Day 13 Departure Barcelona
Attention: reserves the right to make minor changes in the route of the tour.
|Driver||€ 3.480||Pillion||€ 2.980||Single room surcharge||€ 550|
YOUR MOTORCYCLE ON TOUR
|Your own bike||€ 0|
|BMW F700GS||€ 935|
|BMW F800GS BMW F800GS ADV||€ 1.045|
|BMW R1200GS R 1200GS ADV||€ 1.320|
|BMW R1200R||€ 1.155|
|BMW R1200RT||€ 1.430|
Rental bike incl. comprehensive insurance
Cabin at Ferry Barcelona - Genova
11 x Accommodation in first class 4* Hotels
Breakfast and Dinner
English/Spanish/German speaking tour guide
Information package / Maps
Flight, Fuel, Drinks, Snacks