On 7-9 July hundreds of British riders will join over 30,000 motorcyclists from around the world to gather at Garmisch-Partenkirchen for the annual BMW Motorrad Biker Meeting. The Biker Meeting is the ultimate biker festival that celebrates everything to do with BMW motorcycles and much, much more.
Located on the Austrian/German border, Garmisch became famous for hosting the Winter Olympics in 1936 and has since become a base for sporting events such as the Alpine Ski World Championships. This stunning setting is the ideal location for a motorcycle event and once a year, BMW Motorrad takes over the entire town and creates a spectacle that just has to be experienced to be believed.
At the foot of the mountains, BMW Motorrad creates a massive 'village' entirely dedicated to BMW bikes and the lifestyle that comes from riding them. There are trade stalls, bike displays, fashion shows, live music and entertainment, a cinema, off-road experiences, stunt displays, tandem paraglide rides, a classic bike rally, BMW stars - plus biker parties each evening to rival anything the Oktoberfest has to offer.
During the daytime, motorcyclists can participate in organised ride-outs to soak up the breathtaking Alpine views, as well as test ride the latest BMW models on the fantastic mountain roads surrounding Garmisch. In the evening, they can socialise and immerse themselves in a whole host of organised live entertainment, while enjoying the excellent on-site catering facilities and sampling a glass or two of Bavaria's finest beer.
After the success of last year's trip to the Biker Meeting, the World of BMW is organising another ride-out to Garmisch to enjoy this amazing event. UK participants can choose to depart from the north (Hull) or south (Folkestone). The tour will include two nights and days at the Biker Meeting and the return journey will encompass some of the very best Alpine scenery and roads. Prices start from £445 for a seven-day journey.