Featured Reports

Rider Training At The Nurburgring

Since 1964 the BMW Club Mulheim an der Ruhr has organised a 3 day training course on the famous Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit. I only … Read More

Midi-Pyrénées & Tour de France

Some people say you can’t tour on a sportsbike so raise your hand if you think you can … alright, alright, calm down all of you that say of course you … Read More

B500 & Swiss Alpine Passes

Four weeks after our 2010 BBOT Tour to the Western Alps and Chamonix Mont-Blanc had ended I had occasion to travel again to Switzerland … Read More

Adenau to Chamonix via B500

The forecast for the Alps still wasn’t looking good and the decision to ride south into poorer weather was split. Some were optimistic that conditions … Read More

Around Nurburg and The ‘Ring

An internet weather check confirmed that conditions in Chamonix were still poor while it was a bright sunny morning in Adenau so over breakfast we hatched … Read More

Gavia, Mortirolo, Bernina, Julier & Albula

After the previous day’s rest for Gaz, Pete, Taj and Bob we agreed on a group ride out to knock off the last of the top 10 highest passes in Europe – the Gavia … Read More

18 Passes in a Day

Since we started motorcycling in Europe in 2006, Phil has used John Hermann’s excellent motorcycle touring book Motorcycle Journeys Through the Alps … Read More

Grossglockner Hoch Tor

As soon as we woke up this morning it looked like we’d struck gold with the weather. By all accounts the previous weeks weather in the Dolomites … Read More

Col Agnel & Col du Galibier

There was a full complement today despite another heavy night on the beer. We decided to head south-east from Briancon and ride over the Col d’Izoard … Read More


Today the plan was to ride a 250 mile loop that would take us out from St. Lary, into and through Andorra – entering on the French side and leaving … Read More

Col du Grand St. Bernard

There was no particular plan today and we’d always intended on taking it easy after all the riding we’d done over the weekend. After a late breakfast … Read More

The Pyrénées & Massif Central

This year the riders were Andy on his Ducati Multistrada, Kyle on his Suzuki GSX-R1000, Phil on his BMW S1000RR, Cat on his Yamaha V-Max, Chris P … Read More