Originally Posted by Frostback
So I have 5 free days in Vienna after a Geophysical Union Conference, 12-17 April 2013.
Vienna is really just a launching place to me for a quick bike ride into the Alps. BMW Motorrad will rent me a GS800 for 160 Euros per day with a 700 km per day max. Though the mileage minuimum is OK, it seems a little pricey. I have nothing to gauge against though.
Honda and Yamaha don't seem to be players in the Teutonic rental market. Acejones and someone else did such rentals but that was a honeymoon and some extra expense is understandable.
Anyone got suggestions for a cheaper way for a 55 year old, safe Canadian rider to do a lightweight ride through the region?
I´m sorry, that I don´t write back earlier, but i was not in the forum the last weeks. First I have to say, that I live in Innsbruck, this is about 550 km west from vienna and so I´m not familiar with bike rentals in vienna. Look here:
In my oppinion this is a fair offer (with no km limitation). When you come to austria in april it is quite early in the year - especially in the higher mountains you will find a lot of snow and some of the most interesting roads (as for example the Grossglockner Hochalpenstraße - http://www.grossglockner.at/
is closed. You find more information about routes in the alps and closed passes here: http://alpenrouten.de/alpenpaesse-ve...ersperren.html
It is a great difference in wheater between beginning and end of april. If you are coming to tyrol, it would be a great pleasure for me to show you some nice places and if you want to, i have also a room for you.
Don´t hesitate to contact me, if you have any more questions.