While stationed in Italy and Germany in the early to late 80's I was pissed that I didn't take my bike with me. Now that I have the resources, My wife and I are planning a Germany, Italy, Austria, and Switzerland Alpine motorcycle tour with her brother who lives in Heidelberg. The purpose of this post is to find out if any of our brethren of the shark have attempted this and if so, did you rent or ship your bike? Which rental agency did you use, if rented? And, where did you go? Currently my plan is to fly into Frankfurt, spend the weekend with the brother-in-law, pick up a rented road Glide in Ludwigshafen, then ride to Munich. From there we will run down through Switzerland to the Garda See, then across the southern Dolomites to the Stelvio Pass, Up through Austria and back through Garmisch and back to Heidelberg where we'll drop off the bike and spend another 4-5 days with the family before flying back to the U.S.A. so, Questions:
1. Whose done this?
2. Did you use a tour operator?
3. If so, who?
4. If you live in Germany, Who do you recommend?
5. Who wants to go with us?
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