One of the reasons we base out of Thun is the variety of motorcycles available there, ie. BMW’s and Hondas. Many riders have a clear preference for the motorcycle they want to ride. I definitely want tour members to be happy with their motorcycle choice while on tour. Here are some thoughts to consider.

  • I try to make sure that you have the bike you want and that it will be confirmed directly to you by the motorcycle rental shop. It can be quite a bummer to think you’re going to be riding an R1200R just to find when you get there that the only bike left is a F650GS. That won’t happen on my tours. Plus the bikes are all new and well maintained. No need to worry about getting a beater.
  • Some folks like to rent Ducatis from Milan Italy. They then ride north to join us on our tour. A number of Ducati models are well suited for Alpine touring and come with hard luggage.
  • You are welcome to secure the rental of a BMW or other model motorcycle on your own from a different rental source than my provider if you so choose.
  • You are more than welcome to tour on your own bike if you already have a motorcycle in Europe. If you want to transport your bike over there I can give you the names of several outfits that can help you get the job done.

The bottom line is I want you to have a bike that you want and will enjoy. If I can help you get that motorcycle that’s fine. If you have your own bike, or a bike from a different rental source, that’s fine too. As long as you are happy with the motorcycle that’s all that counts.