Alps Switchback Challenge

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The Alps Switchback Challenge is a 7-day Club Class Adventure designed for riders who wish to maximize their time riding the great motorcycling roads of the Alps while minimizing hotel changes. Riders will depart Munich for Pfunds, a municipality of the district of Landeck in Tyrol, Austria. Pfunds, located only 3 miles from the border with Switzerland, will be the Adventure Center they will call home for four consecutive nights. Riders will enjoy a 4-night stay in the “biker friendly” hotel. Luggage will have arrived at the hotel by the time the first riding day is done. For the next four days a local tour leader will lead rides through Austria, Switzerland and Italy, ensuring that riders enjoy the very best riding the Alps has to offer. After four nights in Pfunds, riders will return to Munich for the final celebration dinner. The Switchback Challenge is ideal for single riders or for couples traveling two-up. Non-riding companions (or companions who do not wish to ride every day) can opt for an enjoyable day at the hotel/resort.

At a Glance Your Alps Switchback Challenge

switchback-challenge Welcome to the “beer capital of Germany”! On the official arrival day we will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to the hotel. Walk around and try out one of the famous Bavarian beergardens, before we meet for the motorcycle handover in the later afternoon. Riders arriving early can visit the BMW museum, a close by beer garden or do some sightseeing in downtown Munich. We’ll have a kickoff meeting in the evening, followed by our first dinner together!

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Entering the Alps we pass by the famous King Ludwig Castle Neuschwanstein. Luggage is transported to Pfunds by support vehicle.
Highlights: Castle Neuschwanstein.

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Today we ride into Switzerland. Highlights: Swiss Alps.

switchback-challenge Today we ride into Italy and experience the most popular motorcycling pass in the Alps – “The Mighty Stelvio”.
Highlights: Italian Alps, “The Mighty Stelvio”.
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Today we ride into Italy and experience the lovely South Tyrol and Merano area.
Highlights: Italian Alps, South Tyrol, Merano.

switchback-challenge Today we return to Munich via Garmisch.

switchback-challenge Breakfast and airport transfers. We hope to see you on another Adventure soon.
The route is entirely paved but includes some challenging sections, particularly in the mountains and while passing through small towns. The tour is best done by experienced riders.

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  • Includes BMW F700GS
  • Additional charge of $100 for a Ducati Monster 700 (limited number – on special request)
  • Additional charge of $100 for a Ducati Hyperstrada 800 (limited number – on special request)
  • Additional charge of $100 for a BMW F800GS
  • Additional charge of $100 for a BMW F800R
  • Additional charge of $100 for a BMW F800GT
  • Additional charge of $100 for a BMW F800GS Adv
  • Additional charge of $100 for a BMW R1200R LC
  • Additional charge of $250 for a Ducati Multistrata 1200 (limited number – on special request)
  • Additional charge of $250 for a BMW R1200GS LC
  • Additional charge of $290 for a BMW R nineT (limited number – on special request)
  • Additional charge of $300 for a BMW R1200GS Adv LC
  • Additional charge of $300 for a BMW R1200RT LC
  • Additional charge of $450 for a BMW S1000R
  • Additional charge of $550 for a BMW S1000XR
  • Additional charge of $550 for a BMW R1200RS LC (limited number – on special request)
  • Additional charge of $550 for a BMW K1300R (limited number – on special request)
  • Additional charge of $550 for a BMW K1300S (limited number – on special request)
  • Additional charge of $1,090 for a BMW S1000RR (limited number – on special request)
  • Additional charge of $1,090 for a BMW K1600GT (limited number – on special request)
  • Additional charge of $1,090 for a BMW K1600GTL (limited number – on special request)
  • Personal motorcycle: deduct $500 from the rider price.
Standard Inclusions
  • Late model, low mileage motorcycle
  • All accommodations
  • A’ la carte dining
  • One Ayres Adventures professional tour leader
  • Airport arrival/departure transfers
  • Luggage handling
  • Comprehensive pre-trip planning and assistance
  • Customized trip booklet with day-by-day itinerary and attractions
  • Two commemorative shirts
  • Adventurer Club travel award credit
Meals
  • All breakfasts
  • 4 dinners

Deposit per person: $800

Single room supplement – $600

2018 Schedule
Date2018 AdventuresLengthPrice(USD)Co-riderNotes
Aug 18 - Aug 24Alps Switchback Challenge7 Days$2,975$1,975
2019 Schedule
Date2019 AdventuresLengthPrice(USD)Co-riderNotes
Aug 17 - Aug 23Alps Switchback Challenge7 Days$2,975$1,975

Ayres Adventure Switchback Challenge was amazing

Erica Danek, motorcycle tour testimonials, Ayres Adventures

Ayres Adventure Switchback Challenge was amazing. If you are the type of rider who measures the chicken strip before and after your ride (like my husband does) then this tour is for you. We spent most of the time leaning than we did riding up right. This was especially challenging for me because I was riding two up and in charge of the filming while trying to hold on. Axel was not only entertaining but a wealth of knowledge when it came to the bikes, riding and safety. He made sure to include me in the decision making process even though I was the only female and pillion. He went above and beyond to make me feel like a real life princess on my birthday. The little touches did not go unnoticed. Thank you Axel and thank you Ayres for the trip of a life time.

Erika's Adventures include:
Alps Switchback Challenge

Erica created a video about our 2016 Switchback Challenge Adventure. Click here to watch the video.

Erika Danek
St. Augustine, FL

The trip of a lifetime

Cecil Broome, Ayres Adventures

My bucket list motorcycle tour to the European Alps with Ayres Adventures was indeed the trip of a lifetime. Great riding, great food, great hotel and great fun.

Cecil's Adventures include:
Alps Switchback Challenge
Africa Panorama Tour

Cecil Broome
Middleburg, FL

Best yet father and son outing to date in this lifetime!

Bob and Sean's Adventures include:
Alps Switchback Challenge

Bob and Sean Mabey
Bountiful, Utah

It was a great experience!

My wife booked this tour for my son and I for my son's high school graduation present. My wife is our family's chief financial officer,and she wanted me to tell you that she believed it was a very good experience for the cost. That is huge coming from her! I have her permission to do more tours with your company!
Axel and Claus were very good to be with for the week. No complaints whatsoever. They could not have been more gracious. Thank you so much for everything your personnel did to accommodate us. There were no problems that we encountered, from signing up to checking out. It was a great experience.

Mark and Tristen's Adventures include:
Alps Switchback Challenge

Mark and Tristen Lobbezoo
Grand Rapids Michigan
2018-01-08T00:29:09+00:00