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Visiting Munich in June

Heading to Munich first week of June with my 13 year old son, Considering Renting a Bike while I'm there to travel around the area. Anybody have any suggestions for rental companies you've worked with? I've been looking at AdMo-tours they have a location in Munich and looks like they may have a R1200CL for a reasonable cost, but I would appreciate any input that can be offered.

My second question is what will the roads be like the first week of June, will I be limited to where I can ride in the Alps? Thanks for any feed back!

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Preston, I can't help w/ your particular questions, but if you haven't been, you gotta go see Neuschanstein. It's the most photographed castle in the world, and my favorite. It happens to be the one Walt Disney modeled their castle after. It's about two hours Southwest of Munich, not far from Austrian border. You should be able to find some wonderful mountain roads to ride after you cross into Austria.

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Re: Visiting Munich in June

Thanks Jeff, that stop is already on the list, one of the few things we know we will do for sure..

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Fussen is nearby. It's a pretty little town and has some good street cafes. You're also close to Oberammergau, where the passion play is staged, and Garmisch-Partenkirchen, where BMW hold their Biker Days meetings each July. At Garmisch you can take either a funicular railway or a conventional railway - to the Zugspitze - to explore the Alpine meadows, which is well worth doing. I'm not a mountain person but it really is spectacular up there.

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Re: Visiting Munich in June

Thanks Keith I appreciate the suggestions.

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Re: Visiting Munich in June

I have used the rental desk at the main BMW Motorrad showroom at Frankfurter Ring in downtown Munich. They have the benefit of all new bikes each season, easy accessibility, and reasonably long hours. The rental rates are posted on the website, link is below.

http://www.bike-travel-service.de/
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I have used the rental desk at the main BMW Motorrad showroom at Frankfurter Ring in downtown Munich. They have the benefit of all new bikes each season, easy accessibility, and reasonably long hours. The rental rates are posted on the website, link is below.

http://www.bike-travel-service.de/
Thanks I had not found that

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Preston,
I found this website: http://qrental.com/

They're a third party whereas they show you the different bikes available by different rental agencies w/in a selected radius. I tried Munich w/ 25km radius, and they seem to have a decent selection of BMWs. You don't need to enter a zip code, unless you know one. The down side is most seem to limit you to 300 km per day included with the rental. I haven't found any info re: how much extra km will cost. Looks like the rental can be made thru the website.

I plan to be in Frankfurt towards the end of this coming week. If I get there early enough, I'm going to try renting something and cruise over to France, then the American Cemetery in Luxembourg, and then over to Bastogne. According to google maps, a straight thru round trip could be done in less than eight hours, not including any stops. I just need to figure out if my regular m/c license will do, or if I'll need an international driver's license. I guess I need to check on their policy about taking the bike out of the country. These last two things could be a big wrench in my machinery.

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Re: Visiting Munich in June

It is still early in the year but I bet if the weather is good the passes will be open. 300km per day is fine in Europe, especially the Alps. Everything is much closer than in the USA. Besides so much to see. If you plan on riding the Alps a lighter bike is best. I rented a 700 GS and it was perfect one up. A gps is a must for worry free travel. I bought the Europe maps for my gps and brought it with me. You will love i
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Can't help with the bike but here it the site I use to see what pass is open and when
http://alpenrouten.de/alpenpaesse-ve...ersperren.html
Gives some great info on the route, map reference and the road conditions also links to hotels, sadly it is in German so you may wanna run it through the translator.

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Re: Visiting Munich in June

Thanks Ray and Brian, Appreciate the additional info. Jeff. from what I've found international drivers licence is not required but makes life easier especially when riding between countries because it has everything translated. Let us know if you end up getting a ride in while your there..

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