EuroRider's corner

for great rides in the heart of Europe.

Bosenberg Motorcycle ExcursionsOur EuroRider's corner provides additional background information to help you join us and plan for a tour or rental. Travel stories, useful planning links, city temperature matrix and Acrobat Reader PDF files of magazine articles, tour and rental brochures are provided.

Mike and Jen Jagielski from Minnesota, USA explore new regions of Europe every 2 or 3 years. They rode in 2012 through Alsace, France and the Black Forest in Germany. See their European ride 2012 Tumblr page for their daily comments and high-quality photographs.

Mike and Jen returned for more adventures 2 years later which are depicted at their Germany and Austria 2014 Tumblr page. In the early fall, 2016 they returned again by rain and sunshine to revisit former terrain and discover new regions which are depicted at their Swiss Alps and Italian lakes 2016 Tumblr page

The Jacare Moto Clube from Brasil rode in June, 2010 a 17-day custom tour in Germany, Czech Republic and Austria. Review a few images at our Jacare tour views 2010 page.

Robin and Bob Hyde from Minnesota, USA joined us for our September, 1999 Classic Alps & Dolomites tour. Read about their riding adventure with many on/off-road observations with detailed day-by-day highlights at their home page.

Mark Hoyer, feature editor at Cycle World magazine, joined us on our August, 2001 Classic Alps tour riding a Yamaha FJR 1300. His "Trial by Alps" article was in the November, 2001 issue of Cycle World.

Ben Martin from California, USA joined us for our July, 2003 Classic Alps & Dolomites tour. See his additional photographs and a short interesting video on riding adventure highlights at his home page.

St. Gotthard pass in Swiss Alps

Find your perfect switchback.

Robin and Bob Hyde are now repeat riders and joined us again for our August, 2004 French & Swiss Alps tour. Read about their dream vacation II adventure and "best of the best" highlights and images at their home page.

Cat and Maus Macleod from California, USA are repeat riders. They joined us again for their summer ride 2009 and rented a BMW K 1300 GT. Review about over 500 images and a video clip climbing the San Bernardino pass (113.9 MB and 9 minutes in an .avi format) at their site.

Classic Alps and Dolomites tour

Descend to the Neckar river after a castle lunch.

For additional images and rider comments from past years and around the world, see also:

Review our references.

If interested in Can-Am Spyder rentals at our Zurich, Switzerland gateway, please review the specially created Can-Am Spyder page.

If you want to thoroughly plan your Alpine travels and/or do some armchair riding, we recommend purchasing a copy of the book Motorcycle Journeys Through the Alps by John Hermann, published and available through White Horse Press.

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Bosenberg Motorcycle ExcursionsWhy should you ride with us in the heart of Europe?

In our 30th year over 2,900 riders from all walks of life and professions, from 19 - 82 years young, from 40 states in the United States of America, 6 provinces in Canada, Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Denmark, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Great Britain, Guatemala, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Ukraine have used our services.

Whether a private group motorcycle tour, exclusive club trip, special custom motorcycle tour, incentive travel motorcycle tour; or individual and group motorcycle rentals, use our experience to your advantage for great rides in the heart of Europe! Over 40 motorcycle models from BMW, Can-Am Spyder, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Honda, KTM, Kawasaki, Indian, Moto Guzzi, Piaggio, Victory and Yamaha are available. Models are current season and renewed every year.

The owner, Leon A. Heindel, born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, has lived in Germany for over 30 years.

Join Bosenberg for your ultimate ride in Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Austria, Luxembourg, the Alps and beyond.

Alps & Dolomites

Only one more "hill" for today.

Swiss Alps motorcycle tours

We want to ride the Swiss Alps!

Ready to ride the tour day

Ladies (and gentlemen) are always ready for the day's ride.

Italian Alps motorcycle tours

The Harley dealer in Bozen welcomed riders from three continents with Apfelkuchen.

Burg Hornberg on Classic Alps tour

Meet your medieval counterparts.

Lunch at the Winery Gaufer in Ingelfingen, Württemberg

My home is where I park my bike for lunch.

Classic Alps & Dolomites motorcycle tours

Black Forest roads are scenic and smooth.

Bosenberg Motorcycle ExcursionsIn the Alps the best riding weather is late May to late September. Valley temperatures are from 15 to 28 degrees Centigrade (60 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit). It is cooler riding on mountain passes. Chilly nights are possible in the mountains. It is also possible for rapid weather changes to bring rain or even a brief snowstorm at the top of the highest of passes in summer! Whether in a valley or at 2,500 meters, riders should be prepared for various riding conditions at all times of the year. You receive a recommended riding gear and clothing list with your tour or rental packet.

The following table highlights some city seasonal temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit on tours and possible rental routes. For current conditions use the Yahoo weather Europe page.

Stelvio pass on Classic Alps and Dolomites motorcycle tours

Steady hands and firm shifting are required on the Stelvio pass.

City or town April May June July August September October
D-Berlin 57 67 72 75 78 73 66
D-Frankfurt/Main 60 68 73 77 75 70 57
D-Munich 57 64 70 73 73 68 55
CH-Geneva 59 67 72 74 72 68 59
CH-Lucerne 53 61 68 71 70 65 56
CH-Interlaken 59 67 72 74 72 68 59
CH-Pontresina 45 50 59 63 61 58 50
CH-Zurich 59 67 74 77 76 68 58
A-Salzburg 58 66 71 75 74 68 57
A-Seefeld 49 58 64 67 66 62 52
A-Innsbrueck 60 69 75 78 76 69 58
A-Vienna 57 67 74 77 76 68 55
I-Venice 63 71 77 83 83 79 65
F-Paris 60 67 73 76 75 69 59

Bosenberg Motorcycle ExcursionsOur private group motorcycle tours are conducted with your dates of choice for your club or group of 8 persons or more. Consider also our custom tour services for your special ride with friends and associates. Review our custom and incentive travel tours section and use our experience to your advantage for a great ride in the heart of Europe!

Bosenberg Motorcycle ExcursionsTo celebrate our 30th anniversary, we offer an 8 days professionally organized and conducted Only Alsace scheduled motorcycle tour with guaranteed departures from 12 - 19 June and 4 - 11 September, 2018. Riding days on the Alsace wine route and German wine road offer many culinary highlights.

Bosenberg Motorcycle ExcursionsIf planning only a bike rental for your European riding vacation, please review our individual and group rental program with Berlin, Frankfurt/Main and Munich, Germany; Bern, Geneva and Zurich, Switzerland; and Milan, Italy gateways.

Bosenberg Motorcycle ExcursionsAll the essential information you need to plan your motorcycling vacation in Europe is within this home page. Please review our Acrobat Reader PDF files page to download our current tour and rental brochures or magazine articles. Our EuroRider's corner and links page provide additional information to help you plan your vacation.



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