Southern Germany & the Alps Guided Motorcycle Tour

Ride the German Autobahn

Mountain Vistas in the Alps

Experience German Culture

A Guided Motorcycle Tour of Southern Germany and the Alps

Weave through the mountain curves of Alpine roads and soak up the breathtaking views in the birthplace of BMW and Porsche. Visit historic sights, castles, and cities such as Salzburg and Munich. No need to stress over planning, we organize the route, bike rental, and accommodations, all you need to do is ride!

Highlights

Snake through perfect mountain curves as we meander through the Alps and their beautiful landscapes.

Pass through idyllic, well-preserved villages and visit picturesque castles like Neuschwanstein, Ludwig II’s fairy-tale palace in the mountains.

Visit historic spots like the the Eagle’s Nest, a Nazi meeting point.

Spend time in the Austrian capital of Baroque architecture, Salzburg.

Meet other riders, form friendships, and keep in touch through the Bucket List Motorcycle Tour Club Meetup page and events.

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Trip Details
Price

$2,800 (an extra charge may apply for larger bikes – 1200cc and up)


Duration

8 days (Saturday to Saturday): 6 riding days.


Meeting point

Munich International Airport


Dates

August 8th – 15th 2020


Group size

We need a minimum of 6 riders per group and we limit to a maximum of 8. We may have multiple groups on the same tour, but departure times will be staggered to avoid congestion.


Participation requirements

All riders must be over 18 and have a valid motorcycle license.


Included
  • Bike rental
  • Accommodations
  • Itinerary
  • Rider Guide (the local route expert) and Tour Captain (trip organizer)

Not included
  • Flights
  • Food and drink
  • Insurance
  • Fuel

What to bring
  • Weather-appropriate riding clothing. 
  • A helmet with communications equipment is ideal, if you do not have one, we can work to assist you with rental or purchase.

Good to know
  • Some of our destination rides have a limit on the number of riders due to the availability of rental bikes, so please book early to secure your spot. 
  • The bikes available for this tour are a variety of Europe’s best adventure-touring bikes, including BMW, KTM, and Ducati (800–1090cc engines). There are also several straight touring bikes available including Harley Davidson Road Glide and Honda Goldwings.
  • There will be a moderate upcharge for bikes larger than 1200cc or equivalents (details available at the time of booking).
  • Many small villages and towns outside of the major cities do not accept credit cards, so it’s best to have Euros in cash for some parts of the trip.
  • There is often a 10-15 degree temperature difference between the valleys and the higher elevations in the Alps. Make sure you bring layers of clothing.

Tour staff

1 x Tour Captain (organizer)
1 x Rider Guide (route and location expert) per every 8 riders

What to Expect From This Tour

Mountain roads, picturesque castles, dense forests, and cultural cities. Motorcycle vacations in Europe offer endless possibilities. Being the home of many great motorcycle brands, Germany, of course, is a motorcyclist’s Mecca. We will enjoy great quality mountain roads and the wide-open lanes of the autobahn, visiting famous landmarks en route. The Eagle’s Nest, or Kehlsteinhaus as it’s known in German, the building used for Nazi meetings, atop the Kehlstein Mountain in the Berchtesgaden Alps. We will also stop at Neuschwanstein Castle, one of the most popular palaces in Europe due to its unspoiled setting and Romanesque style.

Pass by the famous and popular lake Prien am Chiemsee, east of Rosenheim.Visit the beautiful Austrian city Salzburg and its Old Town, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Loop around the Grossglockner, the highest peak in Austria, and of course, no tour of Germany would be complete without a taste of schnitzel, bratwurst, and world-famous German beer. Prost! Enjoy the beauty of the Alps without all the stress of organizing, we are your very own motorcycle trip planner!

More Adventures, Discounted Rates on Equipment, and Events

Join our community of riders on the hunt for an adventure! Do you have a bucket list of places you want to explore on two wheels but no one to go with? Being part of our free-to-join club means you have a network of like-minded people to accompany you on your dream trips. Not only that, but we also offer discounted rates on both clothing and equipment, provided by our partners and sponsors. In 2021, we will be touring in destinations selected by our club members.

We use MeetUp for club members to stay connected and up to date on upcoming rides and gatherings, as well as for the surveys on our ever-growing wish list of new bucket list rides. It’s the perfect place to meet new riding buddies and cultivate your passion for riding and travel. 

Answers to Your Questions
What bikes are available to rent for this tour?

A variety of European adventure-touring motorcycles, including BMW, KTM, and Ducati (800–1090cc engines). There are several other classic touring bikes available including Harley Davidson Road Glide and Honda Goldwings. There will be a moderate upcharge for bikes larger than 1200cc or equivalents (details available at time of booking).

Do you provide insurance?

Motorcycle rental companies in Germany provide some basic, limited insurance, but there are optional insurances, such as collision damage insurance, to purchase as well.

Do we need to book our accommodations?

No, we will do that for you. If you would like a list of the places where we will be staying, please contact us.

How long is the ride time per day?

We typically ride for 6 hours a day, depending on the sightseeing and breaks along the way. 

What is the cancellation policy on this tour?

To reserve your spot on a tour, we require a 20% deposit at the time of booking. The tour balance must be paid in full at least 45 days prior to departure.

  • If you cancel more than 60 days before departure, the deposit will be refunded in full.
  • If you cancel 45-60 days before departure, 50% of the deposit will be refunded.
  • If you cancel within 44 days of departure, you forfeit the entire deposit and any funds we cannot recuperate from vendors.
What do we need for international travel?

Each rider will need to have a valid passport to travel internationally. Each rider must also have a license from their home country with a motorcycle endorsement. International drivers’ licenses are helpful (and encouraged) but typically not mandatory to ride in other countries. We will provide the details for riders in one-on-one prep sessions before all trips.

How much luggage can I take with me?

Regular luggage is acceptable for these trips as we will load our bikes up with our belongings at the motorcycle rental shops when we pick up our bikes. Suitcases and bags will be stored and safeguarded under lock and key while we tour. We will repack our luggage for the trip home when we return from our tour.

What else should I consider when riding in Germany and the Alps?

The Autobahn in Germany can be dangerous for riders who are not used to traveling at higher speeds (over 100mph). Often the cars are driving at much higher speeds and this can present a danger to a group of motorcycle riders. Your guide will brief you on safety precautions. There are some unique road traffic signs including right-of-way procedures, that you will need to be familiar with when driving on the European roads. Your guide will introduce you to these.

Have more questions? Check out our FAQ page!