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Old 06-05-2014, 12:27 PM   #1
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Munich Bike Rental - One week tour end of August

I've got a few weeks of business in Europe during July and want to extend 5 - 7 days so I can spend the last week of July biking around the Alps.... or any other place the inmates may recommend. Specifically
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Bike Rentals in/ around Munich - Experiences, recommendations, guides

Tour Routes and recommended guide books. I've got Toby Ballentines Western Europe Guide but have just started it.

Hotels, Hostels, cool spots, locations, events, not in the books.

If anyone is interested in part or all of such a tour.
I ride a Tiger 800 XC at home and suspect I may want something a little larger at elevation and for longish days.

Thanks in advance, all.
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Old 06-12-2014, 06:53 AM   #2
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Get John Hermann's "Motorcycle Journeys through the Alps"; that Is a must. If you're in Munich you'll want to do the Alps, not the flatlands. Try Allaround Rental, they have a good selection of bikes, reasonable rates, and the largest number of "free" kilometers before you begin running up extra Milage charges, which can quickly add up. Just be sure to note that side cases /top case are extras, so factor that into the rental. (Not a "trick", but they do a lot of weekend/4 day weekend rentals for people who don't want cases). Rented from them twice, and it was painless. Haven't used, but have heard of Moto Greek, also in Munich. Karl Maier (B.M.W. dealer) is further out of town, but also rents.
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Old 06-12-2014, 10:54 AM   #3
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Have used www.allroundrent.de in Munich. easy to get to on the subway & close to the Autobahn. Rates are good & a good selection of bikes if you book early.
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Old 06-12-2014, 12:34 PM   #4
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You might consider us on your travels. Handy for The Großglockner, Nockalm, The Eagles Nest etc....
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Old 06-12-2014, 03:53 PM   #5
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Get John Hermann's "Motorcycle Journeys through the Alps"; that Is a must.
Yes!

Also I rented from Stefan Knopf http://www.knopftours.com many years ago and had a great vacation. I'd do it again in an instant.

Well, if he had a KTM....
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Old 06-13-2014, 03:18 AM   #6
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Also I rented from Stefan Knopf http://www.knopftours.com
+1 on Stefan - I had a bike wih him for 4 years and will probably have another in the near future.

However... You will blow 2 days - one getting down from Heidelberg and another getting back.

The flat parts are heavily settled and trafficky, unless you stick to the Autobahns.

And, if you do that, you might just was well stay home and run up and down the Interstates.

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Old 06-13-2014, 09:28 AM   #7
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The autobans/autostada are so much nicer then any interstate we have in the USA , No Americans siting in left lane holding up traffic.
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Old 06-13-2014, 06:58 PM   #8
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The autobans/autostada are so much nicer then any interstate we have in the USA , No Americans siting in left lane holding up traffic.
You got that right!
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Old 06-15-2014, 03:25 AM   #9
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If I remember correctly I think I read a Ride Report of some other members of AdvRider that have rented through Motorrad Maier in Landshut http://www.motowelt.de/motorental/index.html

With a quick Google search I found Motorrad Streifeneder which seems to be quite cheap but is also further outside of Munich. http://www.motorrad-streifeneder.de/...ng-/index.html
They don't seem to have an English website. The best deal seems to be the 7-Tage-Woche which would be a rental period of 7 days with all kms included.
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Old 06-15-2014, 11:57 AM   #10
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There is a very large well-known BMW motorcycle dealer close to where I live - Karl Maier in Neufinsing, Bavaria. Four times world champion and eight times German champion on the dirt track.

He rents out motorcycles, too. I have just looked at his site and there are some pretty interesting offers, like rent for seven days but pay just for five, with 1500km included in the price.

Here is the relevant bit of his homepage:

http://www.motorrad-kmaier.de/index....rraeder-2/rent


Regarding the best roads, there are a couple you really can't afford to miss:

1. the Großglockner Hochalpenstraße

2. the Pordoi Pass (Passo Pordoi) and the alpine roads between Cortina d'Ampezzo and Bozen/Bolzago (I went via Canazei and Deutschnofen)

3. the Jaufenpass (Passo Jiovo) connecting Sterzing and Meran.

I have just returned from a trip where I have ridden these roads for the second time and they really are as awesome as I remebered from the first trip (click on my RR "Three days in the Alps" for more info.)
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Old 06-15-2014, 11:59 AM   #11
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If you need more info or suggestions, ask away, I can tell you some places to stay in overnight, too.
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Old 06-15-2014, 03:54 PM   #12
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I rented from Rock 'n Ride last year - a Triumph dealership in Munich. Just don't drop the bike, they're incredibly picky and will get you to pay to replace everything back to brand new condition - even scratched screws.
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Old 06-15-2014, 05:02 PM   #14
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Just don't drop the bike, they're incredibly picky and will get you to pay to replace everything back to brand new condition - even scratched screws.
A new guy at Moto Mader did that to me in '08 - I bought CHF 1,400 worth of BMW bits.

A year later, I shipped my 75,000 mile '93 GSX 1100G over for a few years - a few more dings would never be noticed, and I spent less to ship it than I did in BMW parts.
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Old 06-17-2014, 05:36 PM   #15
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"There is a very large well-known BMW motorcycle dealer close to where I live - Karl Maier in Neufinsing, Bavaria. Four times world champion and eight times German champion on the dirt track.

He rents out motorcycles, too. I have just looked at his site and there are some pretty interesting offers, like rent for seven days but pay just for five, with 1500km included in the price.

Here is the relevant bit of his homepage:

http://www.motorrad-kmaier.de/index....rraeder-2/rent"

I rented from Karl in '08, +1 for myself. Not far from MUC. Can also recommend a nearby pension.
Please get a photo of Magdelana, she was off both days I was at the shop.
Not much in your profile other Jim, but I expect you'll have a great ride.
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