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Old 10-17-2010, 07:14 AM   #22
rdwalker OP
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Originally Posted by Sidviscous
... I think from my perspective it would better to have everyone ready to go at a moments notice when the heavens align, we'll see. Sid
True, I have done that. Especially off-season, when the rentals are not as heavily booked.

The problem is more with a greater number of riders, as a rental agency may not have enough bikes. I found that from late September through end-of-season and then May through mid-June are the best for that purpose.

In case that helps: Munich is optimal for reaching the Alpine region from the north, Milan from the south. These cities may not be convenient to fly in - Frankfurt is a good destination, though it requires an extra half day of riding each way. It's a trade-off depending on your airline deal. If you'd like, I can send you rental contacts for these cites, PM me.
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