The tour is over - time was flying. We had an awesome week and a lot of new experiences.
Was fun riding with you!!! I wish you a good flight back home and I hope we`ll see each other again!
The road goes on for ever and the party never ends....
Ursula & Tom
Hi motorcyclers out there!!! The Best of Europe is on the start. A group of people from America and Canada met in Erding/Munich, the bikes are ready to go and everybody is a bit excited.
5 countries - Germany, France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria - 5 different cultures, different languages, different food, beautiful roads and a lot of new experiences awaiting us. Come join us....
7. Riding Day: Warth (Austria) - Erding (Germany)
After a night in Jägeralpe - in the middle of the mountains - we are heading for the highlights of the day - Castle Neuschwanstein and Linderhof
a guided tour explained why the Bavarian state was ruined and wanted to get rid of this crazy King.
6. Riding Day: Schaffhausen (Switzerland) - Warth (Austria)
The nice little town Stein am Rhein.
We managed to get a guitar - one string was missing - it didn`t really bother Scotty
I am wilder than you....
5. Riding day: Ribeauvillé (F) to Schaffhausen (CH)
We are entering Switzerland today. The group is perfectly briefed and prepared for the Swiss
But first we are heading back to Germany and the Black Forest
he captain is ready for take off.
cott loves his 1200GS (maybe he is gonna buy one once at home)
eith and Jane can't wait to get on the road.
verybody is ready to leave Ribeauvillé and curious to see where they go next.
Leaving the Alsace
Keith and Jane on top of Kandel - our first stop - 42 Fahrenheit/ 7 Celsius - doesn`t feel like summer - but dry streets
Kandel is the place for the paraglider - but even for them it was too cold
Hexenlochmühle - Witch-hole-mill - the place to buying Cookoo clocks and to try all kind of typical Black Forest food
After his "Butcher Plate" everybody thought Scott will be on a diet - but... you see he couldn`t resist
Most famous brewery in the Black Forest - Rothaus. We did some shopping... because somebody said everything is expensive in Switzerland....
eigh Ann and Joe in front of the brewery
The Rhinefall in Schaffhausen
4.Day: Rest day in Ribeauvillé
The boys went for a short ride out, while the girls went shopping in Ribeauvillé
roup picture at the castle of Haut-Koenigsbourg
ooking back to Ribeauvillé and we even could see a little bit of the french alps
ol des Bagenelles, only the first one on todays menu, a lot more followed and everybody had a lot of fun.
arrod, Scott, Ron, John, Keith, Joe and Paul enjoying the twisty roads around the Lac Blanc (White Lake)
@Albert in the office: every real KTM fan has to know who Mr. Penton was
Scotty is champion of Florida in offroad racing - I am proud to be allowed driving in front of him...
After the group came back from playing in the Alsace Cols we had picnic
all French specialities - even the wine and beer!!!!
Paul-André and Jocelyne from Canada
3. Riding day: Heidelberg - Ribeauville/France
Heidelberg was quiet in the morning. So we headed south for about 50 km on the highway, off we got and the "Black Forest" starts already
First stop - Cafe Schubert in Bad Herrenalb - wonderful cakes. They didn`t care about calories
Joseph can`t wait to start
The middle one in the back is the famous Black Forest Cake, yummeehh
John seems to like it as well
we just left the dense fog on "Schwarzwald Hochstraße" - we couldn`t see the hand in front of our eyes, we couldn`t see any speeding cameras as well. Instead the flash was visible while trying to get rid of one of these sundaily mercedes drivers - due to the the dense fog - maybe the camera couldn`t see my license plate either, hopefully!
Schwaighausen was blocked because of festival. we stopped and had a look
ll people were in their traditional clothes
Brass band was playing
the white "hats" can be worn until you get married
after marriage it looks like this
we arrived in Hotel de la tour in Ribeauville - Ron was shopping before
thats the best after a long day riding
this region is famous for its storcks
2. Riding day: Rothenburg - Heidelberg
Some nice cars and bikes at the German cars museum of Langenburg
he huge and very impressive monastery Schöntal witch dates back 'til 1157
on, Paul and John enjoying the panoramic view over the river Neckar at the castle of Hirschhorn.
hat a nice view after 121 steps from the tower of the castle of Hirschhorn
oats on the wall of the castle are looking for invaders.
arrod found a nice picture spot with his Ducati.
odern knights with their steel horses in front of the castle
ohn finally bought a big beer at the gas station, but sorry mate you'll have to wait 10km more before enjoying it...
he Castle of Heidelberg
anoramic view from the castle in Heidelberg
he bridge in Heidelberg
otel Ritter - oldest building in town
we had some issues with the van today - but everybody has its luggage - a miracle
1. Riding day: Erding - Rothenburg
the morning briefing is done, everybody knows where to go - more or less - and we heading out direction "Hallertau" the biggest hops growing area in the world. Germany has 1.399 different breweries, 622 of them in Bavaria - the best beer is coming from this area - some of the group agree
Our first stop is in the middle of the hops growing area in Wolnzach.
Eichstätt - the old cathedral from the 14 th century was quite impressing
Market place in Eichstätt
Keith and Jane
The boys - Ron and John - in front of the Archeaopteryx - does it look familiar to some of you. This picture is on the front cover of an American school book - who knows on which???
Dinkelsbühl - one of the medieval cities along the "Romantic Road"
The hihglight of the day was definitely the guided city tour in Rothenburg with the Nightwatchman
Market place in Rothenburg
He is quite a character - telling a lot of stories about live style in the medieval times
Rothenburg - clinching to a cliff, 6 city gates protected the people from enemies. The man hole - you remember - the hole for latecomer....
He is explaning about hell....
Reichsküchenmeister - our hotel in the center of the city