The Best of Europe BOE1302 is over
As all good things come to an end, also this tour finished! It was a pleasure to meet all of you and we had a great time together, thanks for coming and see you hopefully soon again! Ciao!
Hunt, Christian, Frank, Joe, Gary, Lynne, Todd, Jeannine, Ross, David, Donna, Michael, Mike,
Norm, Michelle, Lisa, Christina, Becky.
Your tour guides: Gottfried, Jens and Domenico
DAY 7: Warth - Erding
After a good night in the Alps, we were ready for the last riding day... unfortunately in Erding we had to say goodbye to our bikes! But also today there were a lot of things to see and we enjoyed a lot of curves! After a first stop at the lake Plansee, some of us chose to see Neuschwanstein Castle and some to go straight to Linderhof. These castles are both in southern Bavaria, and both were built by the king Ludwig II in the 19th century.
Donna and Mike
Swans in Linderhof
Donna, Joe, Gary, Mike, David, Christian and Domenico (Australia, Canada, USA and Italy) in Linderhof
Linderhof, the castle
We met Beth and Irish, two motorcyclists from California that are travelling all around Europe and are heading south, they want to reach south Africa! Good luck to them!
Level Crossing in Bavaria... don't worry, the guide will wait for you!
DAY 6: Schaffhausen - Warth
Today we left Schaffhausen and passed close to the lake Constance, a big lake where 3 countries meet! Its shorelines lie in Switzerland, Austria and Germany. After a coffee break by the lake we headed into the alps and reached the Säntis, the highest mountain in this region of switzerland and then we finaly reached Austria, where we reached our destination after two narrow pass roads, the Furkajoch and the Hochtannbergpass.
Break by the Lake Constance
Mike under the Säntis peak
Gary, Joe and Donna
Gary and Joe
Toddy and Lynne
Destination reached also today!
DAY 5: Ribeauville - Schaffhausen
The theme of today was "Black Forest Cake & Cuckoo clock"! And, when we arrived in Schaffhausen, we also went to see the famous Rhyne waterfalls!
morning briefing in Ribeauville
Jens with his group on mount Kandel
Hunt & Chris on top of mount Kandel
David with his BMW F800R
Donna and Michele, high visibility!
Lynne & Todd
Norm and phantom Michelle
Gary and Joseph, the crazy canadians!
Chris taking a picture of the great blackforest cake!
Frank, Lisa, Michelle, Norm and Jeannine
Jens, Lynn, Todd, Becky and Michael
Gottfried's group leaving Hexenlochmuehle
At the Rhyne Waterfall
Michele, Davide e Goffredo
The Rhyne Waterfall
DAY 4: Ribeauville, rest day
Everybody could wake up a bit later today and, since it was rest day, only a few brave riders chose to go for a ride. Some choose a long ride on the mountains and some a shorter one to go visit the Koenigsburg castle, a very nice castle overlooking the Rhine valley. During the morning, Gottfried had time to prepare a very tasty picnic with a lot of local food... and the party started when the bikes returned to the hotel!
Christian was the first to be ready!
Ribeauville, ready to go!
riding through the centre of Ribeauville
this town is full of flowers!
The castle of Koenigsburg
Inside the castle
Jeannine, Ross, Michael and Rebecca during the visit at the castle
View from the castle
another great view from the bastion
Gottfried preparing the picnic
Lynn and Jeannine
Gary is socializing
DAY 3: Heidelberg - Ribeauville
One of the most famous rides of Germany, the "Schwarzwaldhochstrasse" (high road of the Black Forest) is waiting for us, before we cross the Rhine valley and we head to the beautiful reagion of Alsace in France, where we will stay for 2 nights in Ribeauville. After breakfast a rain shower suggests us to wear the rain gear and we start worrying a bit, but after a few minutes the rain stops and does not come back again!!!
First coffee break in the Black Forest
Also the cups lean over in the black forest!
Two natives curious about all these foreigners arriving today
storks, one of the symbols of this region
And finally dinner!
DAY 2: Rothenburg ob der Tauber - Heidelberg
Today after a quick look at the weather forecast we already realized that it would have been another great riding day and so it was! We visited the beautiful monastery of Schoental and we also enjoyed a picnic on the way with some russian "neighbours" that came to grill right next to our tables and also offered us some of their specialties!
First picture stop: Langenburg
Norm and his Electra Glide
Parking inside the monastery
Christina, Hunt and Joseph
Everybody paying attention during the guided visit, congratulations guys!!!
inside the church
Picnic is ready, thank you Jens!
... and their gifts!
Hello, my name is Michelle!
view from Hirschhorn castle over the Neckar river
We are in Heidelberg! What a nice town!
DAY 1: Erding - Rothenburg ob der Tauber
The Best of Europe tour was welcomed very warmly in Erding! The temperature yesterday was up to around 35 degrees celsius (almost 100F)! But today fortunately, after a "providential" thunderstorm in the night, the temperature and the weather were ideal to start riding! Bavaria is very nice in this season, and our guests from USA, Canada and Australia seemed to be really impatient to ride this morning! They were not disappointed and they all came to Rothenburg with a big smile on their faces!
Ready to go!
Maibaum in Bavaria
An old farmer was so nice to take a picture of us (the first of his life!)
Frank & Lisa enjoying coffee
Donna and Michael with a great Caffelatte
Jeanine and Ross laughing about the funny spoon
Lisa and Jeanine having a great salad
Lisa and Frank... always connected!!!
Rothenburg, is this a fairytale?
Rothenburg miny houses
It was a very pleasant riding day, now it's dinner time!