BMW Motorrad Days and Wheels & Waves

We are starting a new blog series about motorcycle events in riding distance from our motorcycle shop in Nice. Over the next months, we will share the top motorcycle events across Europe and how to get there on our rental motorcycles.

The world’s biggest BMW motorcycle event is the BMW Motorrad Days in Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Germany. Last year’s event attracted over 35.000 visitors from all over the world. Next year, the event will take place from 07 to 09 July 2017. There will be live-shows, the latest motorcycle models on display, rider training, extended test rides, motorcycle stunt shows, music concerts and the opportunity to catch up with like-minded riders. Make life a ride! Here a video teaser to get you excited.

The only thing separating Nice and the BMW Motorrad Days in Garmisch are 800 km of the world’s best riding routes also known as the Alps. We are happy to share with you the best roads in the French, Italian and Swiss Alps to get to the BMW Motorrad Days. And please don’t forget, you also get to ride these amazing roads back again. Road books upon request.

In terms of motorcycle choice, we offer nearly all the latest BMW’s to ensure you will blend in. Please click here for our BMW motorcycle range. We suggest the BMW R1200GS or the BMW F800GS for this ride.

Another big event is the Wheels and Waves meeting in Biarritz. A festival dedicated to custom motorcycles and surfing. Events include exhibitors in the festival village, demonstrations, rides and races, live concerts and film screenings. A video clip says more than a 1000 words, so please click below to get an impression of this exceptional custom motorcycle event:

The event is ideal for our BMW R NineT or Ducati Scrambler. An added bonus is the fact, that Nice is 800 km away from Biarritz. The rolling roads of the Provence and the twisting mountain roads of the Pyrenees are waiting for you. And guess what, we already chose the best roads for you to get there. Check out our Road Book for the Provence and Pyrenees. If you want to go, next year’s event takes place from 14 to 18 June 2017.

As you can see, Nice is a great departure point for attending these two European motorcycle events. Please note, demand for rental motorcycles is high during the above events and we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment. If you’re not in to the BMW Motorrad Days or the Wheels & Waves Festival, there are plenty more events in the region. In our next blog we’re going to look at the Harley Davidson Euro Festival in Grimaud and the Bol d’Or in Le Castellet.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are happy to help.

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