BMW Motorrad : International Safari 2019
The Alps are a definition of enthrallment, adrenaline and adventure. And that’s exactly what you can expect with the first ever BMW Motorrad International Safari. Set against stunning backdrops, serpentine roads and European culture, with the accelerated adrenaline in the mix, this Alpine road trip will be an experience of a lifetime. Our week long expedition will start and end in the city of Munich, as we travel through 3 countries and witness some of the most iconic destinations in the world. This is the ‘bucket list’ ride that you’ve been dreaming of. Just you, two-wheeled freedom, and the unending tarmac.
- Hand-picked routes for a refined experience
- Safety and comfort of a convoy
- Luxurious stays
- Breakdown assistance
- Company of well-travelled, like-minded people
- Comprehensive tour handbook
- Designed and managed by BMW Motorrad
Airport transfers to the Holiday Inn Munich City Center will be provided as per your flight schedule. This elegant hotel is set in the heart of Munich, offering a beautiful view of the city skyline. Post arrivals, visit the BMW Museum in the afternoon and discover more about the milestones, legacy of cars and motorcycles of the BMW Group at the museum. Later, visit the BMW Welt where you can see, feel, hear, smell, and taste the brands – in brief, to experience the world of BMW Group. Assemble for welcome dinner at the hotel at 8 PM followed by rider briefing.
The day has finally arrived! After motorcycle allotment, the tour will be flagged off at 11:30 am. Experience the thrill of riding through the winding Rossfeldstrasse road, out of Germany to Salzburg in Austria, covering a distance of 190 kms. Salzburg is the hometown of the great musician Mozart, and it also served as the setting for the iconic movie, The Sound of Music. Explore this beautiful city and as the sun descends, join us for dinner at the city center. Spend the night at hotel Imlauer and Bräu.
We kickstart the day by riding east to visit Hallstatt in the Hallstatt-Dachstein alpine landscape of Salzkammergut. This charming village is nestled by the edge of a pristine lake, surrounded by dramatic mountains. We head beyond to conquer the highest motorable pass in the Austrian Alps, the Grossglockner, and witness it’s breathtaking landscapes. After covering approx. 280 kms, spend the evening relaxing at a Spa resort, Dolomiten Residenz – Sporthotel Sillian near the Austro-Italian border.
A day of pure motorcycling joy! Ride over four mountain passes - Valparola, Gardena, Sella and Karrer - in the limestone Alps of Italy - the Dolomites. Witness some of the most beautiful mountain landscapes anywhere, with vertical walls, sheer cliffs and a high density of narrow, deep and long valleys. It's only you, in the moment, experiencing exhilaration and your heart beating to the rhythm of your BMW Motorrad riding through the rustic Alpine roads. After arriving in Solda and riding 270 kms, spend the night at the Wellness Hotel Post.
Ride through three different countries in one day! We start the ride in Italy, crossover to Switzerland while riding through the switchbacks of the Stelvio Pass and head back into Austria. Passo di Stelvio is called the queen of alpine routes, the motorcycle Promised Land, the most winding road in Europe with wild and endless hairpins. It’s simply the classic of motorcycling expeditions. SOLDA TO INNSBRUCK. We end the day in the beautiful city of Innsbruck at Hotel Grauer Bär after covering another 280 kms. A good night, indeed.
After exploring Innsbruck in the morning, we head to Garmisch for the BMW Motorrad Days festival. Every year, 40,000 BMW Motorrad enthusiasts meet at the foot of Germany's highest mountain to experience the ride of their lives. Non-stop partying, breath-taking stunt shows, experiencing new BMW Motorrad products up-close and personal, and sharing your passion to ride with fellow motorcycle fanatics. Party late into the night with great food and music as the event culminates. Put on your night caps and spend the night at Hotel Riessersee.
Visit the incredible Neuschwanstein castle, the inspiration for the Cinderella Castle in the Walt Disney logo. Neuschwanstein is one of the most popular of all the palaces and castles in Europe, with a surreal backdrop. It's sure to take you back in time and ignite your childhood memories. After riding 180 kms, reach Munich by late afternoon and spend rest of the day sightseeing and shopping. Farewell dinner at one of Bavaria’s famous beer-gardens and spend our last night at Holiday Inn Munich City Center.
Airport transfers will be provided as per your flight schedule. Head back home with heartwarming moments, an incredible comradeship and your mind etched with every mile of pure enduro fun.
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