1. German alps
2. Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse
3. Stelvio Pass
I immediately fall in love with Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse. I liked it‘s curvy corners , views.
Year - 2018
I usually rent motorcycle and goes for ride. And I travel with my partner . So the motorcycle should have back seat and optionally with sissy bar.
Of course my first choice is Harley Davidson. But I don’t know how technical ride it is to ride in Grossglockner with pillion rider. So i thought I will opt for more lighter motorcycle.
One of the rental option in Nuremberg is from triumph and Ducati. Ok that sounds very good :). I can try different brands . ;)
So I went to Brown & eschenbacher . They do sale for Triumph and Ducati motorcycle’s. They also rent out their demo motorcycle’s.
There were many motorcycles. Due to seat height problem , my options are down to two main bikes.
1. Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster
2. Ducati xdiavel
Xdiavel rental amount is little bit on higher side . But based on availability i locked on xdiavel.
We did a trial run and seems to be OK .
So at last we booked one weekend and planned everything ahead. And soon the days were nearer. But every plan became upside down on D date. Unfortunately the weather on the planned date was very bad. The rain prediction is more than 80% on this day. When I went to pick up the motorcycle, Mr Brown from Brown & eschenbacher told me
“ you can rent today but I will not recommend.
It will be no fun to ride in rain with cold and mist”
Mr Braun is a rider himself. I didn’t think twice on his advice . I cancelled the booking with no other option in front. One thing i noticed in Braun and eschenbacher is they are passionate on riding and bikes. So there is no problem if I cancel rented bike in last moment. It was very nice of them.
Problem is in Germany we have only some time period to plan like this. We have to plan in summer time or else with fall and winter it is difficult to ride and also motorcycle cycle rent will be stopped.
So i had to wait for one more .... hmmm waiting patiently ......
Year - 2019
Another year now. Started planning from January itself :)
This time I thought I will plan differently . If we take more lighter bikes then we have to travel with bag on our shoulders. And I will be not taking cruiser bikes , so long distance travel with pillion in naked bike or sport bike will be little intense for the pillion rider.
So new plan is to go by car to Zell Am See and then rent motorcycle from there , ride to mountain and back and then return home same day itself. In this way we can avoid carrying luggage and also more things can be carried for the trip. This is not my first choice but with pillion rider this plan is good.
So I started searching near Grossglockner for motorcycle cycle rental options. And luckily I got a rental place which is open on Sunday too.
Rental shop is Bike&Car (http://www.bike-car.at/)
Only rental option is BMW bikes.
So considering seat height I opted for BMW GS 750.
One day rent - 145 Euro