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23/02/2018

Pinnacle Passes & KTM Rally Sardinia 2018

13 June – 29 June 2018

Ride the ultimate European alpine passes

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Held over sixteen magical days we invite you join us on a tour of the magnificent Italian Alps, the Italian lakes, Tuscany and participating in the KTM Adventure Rally on the Italian island of Sardinia.  The route we will cover includes the most incredible bitumen roads you can possibly imagine.

From a distance, the roads appear to be grey ribbons snaking their way up and down mountainsides.  From up close, they appear to be the most fun you have ever experienced on a motorcycle!  For an Australian travelling to Europe and riding the Alpine passes it is mind blowing.  The scenery is stunningly beautiful.  The roads are incredibly twisty and fun to ride.  The food is drool worthy amazing.

Our tour begins in the beautiful city of Munich, Germany.  A welcome dinner at a proper German beer garden is an opportunity for us to make introductions and begin our tour in a fun, social environment.  The following day we will take a transfer to our bike rental depot to collect our KTM hire motorcycles before riding to Salzburg, Austria – home to Mozart and the “Sound Of Music”.

We then start to head from Austria down into Italy where the stunning and majestic Dolomite mountains greet us on arrival into Italy laying before us spectacular alpine roads, through to the picturesque Italian Lakes District. After enjoying two days at Lake Como we then make our way to the Mediterranean coast at Genova where we will board a ferry to the Italian island of Sardinia.

On Sardinia we will enjoy three days at the KTM European Adventure Rally. This 3 day festival of adventure includes:

  • Daily guided rides to choose from ranging from 100% paved roads to pure off-road.
  • Dinner every night
  • KTM special guests

Most of our tour will be on tar, however we may be able to fit knobby tyres for the days of the KTM Rallye so we can venture deeper into the Sardinian countryside on the gravel.

With the KTM Rally already booked out with 150 riders, joining our Maschine tour guarantees you registration at the Rally with some special privleges.

After leaving the KTM Adventure Rally we will catch a ferry back to the west coast of the Italian mainland making Tuscany our home for the two nights.  Travelling back north to the Lakes district of Lago Di Garda gives us the opportunity to again explore more of the most incredible alpine passes including Grimselpass, Sustenpass and Saint Gotthard Pass. The photos and memories you will capture will stay with you for a lifetime.

The final few days of our Pinnacle Passes Tour are punctuated with more incredible Alpine roads including Stelvio Pass and a string of Austrian lakes.

but not before tackling Austria’s highest alpine pass – Grossglockner.

To reel of some of the Alpine passes we will ride:

  • Jaufenpass
  • Passo Stelvio
  • Passo Di Giau
  • Passo Gavia
  • Passo Giovo
  • San Bernadino Pass
  • Splugenpass 130
  • Strada Della Forra
  • Grossglockner

Staying in villas and small hotels throughout the tour, this trip will immerse you in culture, food and wine, and of course unbelievable riding.

This is a small group ride, and pillions are most welcome. We will have a support vehicle following our tour with a nurse on baord. Motorcycle hire has been arranged with pickup and drop off in Austria. As we are travelling through multiple alpine passes, the riding will be challenging in places with many twisty hairpins and some longer days in the saddle. Although we will predominantly be riding on sealed roads we can guarantee you it will still be an adventure!

Some of our stops will be two nights or more, so you won’t have to pack your bags every day and if you’d like to have rest days off the bike during the tour, then that’s fine too.  All arrangements on tour including motorcycle hire will be organised by us.

All you have to do is book your flights, turn up and we’ll take care of the rest. The key to enjoying this trip is to soak up and enjoy the European way of life, go with the flow, enjoy your surroundings and the fabulous friends you’ll meet along the way!

2018 Pinnacle Passes Info Pack

Tour Itinerary

Day 0 > Meet in Munich, Germany (Wednesday 13 June), welcome dinner that evening

Day 1 > Coach transfer to Austria (2.5hrs) for hire bike pickup, ride to Salzburg

Day 2 > Salzburg, Austria to Merano, Italy

Day 3 > Merano to Varenna (Lake Como) via Stelvio Pass

Day 4 > Loop/rest day out of Varenna and return

Day 5 > Varenna to Genova, overnight ferry to Sardinia

Day 6 > Arrive into Porto Di Olbia and ride to Golfo Aranci for KTM Rally

Day 7 > KTM Rally

Day 8 > KTM Rally

Day 9 > KTM Rally

Day 10 > KTM Rallye

Day 11 > Daytime ferry from Porto Di Olbia to Piombino, ride to Greve In Chianti

Day 12 > Greve In Chianti loop/rest day

Day 13 > Greve In Chianti to Lago Di Garda

Day 14 > Lago Di Garda loop/rest day

Day 15 > Lago Di Garda to Sesto

Day 16 > Sesto to Salzburg, farewell dinner that evening

Day 17 > Return hire bikes, coach transfer back to Munich

This is a small group ride, and pillions are most welcome.  As we are travelling through multiple mountain passes, the riding will be challenging in places with many twisty hairpins and some longer days in the saddle.  However many of the stops will be two or three nights, so you won’t have to pack every day and if you’d like to have rest days to do your own thing during the tour, then that’s fine too 🙂

All arrangements on tour including motorcycle hire will be organised by us.  All you have to do is arrive into Munich by mid-afternoon on 13th June and Maschine take care of the rest!

2018 Tour Pricing

Tour pricing includes:

  • 4-5 star accommodation
  • Breakfast and dinner every day
  • Some toll fees (major toll roads) and ferries where required, most road tolls will be paid by each individual
  • Transfers from and to Munich to rental bike pickup location in Austria

We have secured brand new KTM motorcycles including the new 1290 Adventure and 1090 Adeventure to hire for the tour.  They will have side and/or top cases available for your luggage.  Please see the attached info pack for more information about the rental bikes.

  • Couple – € 11,900
  • Single – € 9,900
  • Twin share (per person) € 7,200

We can only take a maximum of 15 people with many bookings already confirmed.
The KTM Europe Rally is already booked out so places are extremely limited.

A $1,000AUD non-refundable deposit per person is required to secure your place on the tour via credit card on our online store.  The balance is payable in euro and will be invoiced from us.  Travel insurance is strongly recommended through World Nomads.

What’s Not Included

What the tour price doesn’t include:

  • Any meals or alcohol outside of those stipulated as part of the tour package
  • Activities you participate in during the tour
  • Train, ferry and taxi fares (ferry fares to and from Sardinia included)
  • Flights
  • Fuel, minor road tolls, parking fees, other fines
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas (if required). Please check your individual circumstances

Check out our photos & video from our last ride

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