In Umbria a 215 kilometer itinerary around Perugia is accessible for motorbikes through secondary and dirt roads that flank lakes, historic cities, hills and small valleys. It is suitable for any type of motorcycle, preferably for an enduro. If keeping yourself out of private properties, which are clearly marked, no one will be upset even if you are riding on smaller tracks – given that you are respecting everyone else with less horsepower!Continue reading A perfect day in umbria
When it comes to clothing I’ve tried out many different brands and models. But especially in summer when temperatures are rising I was looking for something less „bulky“ without putting security on the line. My choice this year are the Klim Outrider Pants in combination with the ADV SPEC Linesman Jacket.Continue reading Klim outrider pants and adv spec linesman jacket
Hi Folks, it‘s been a long time ago that I had the time to go for an enduro adventure. This time I will take along my sweetheart, and visit some friends in Umbria. Just getting there will be a 700kms ride, 90% on highways. But the reward will be some awesome offroad riding. So let‘s see how this is going to work with my KTM1190.Continue reading Enduro riding in Umbria
One of the challenging tasks for adventure riders, especially when off-roading, is the navigation aspect. There are many different ways to manage your directions, from old fashioned paper based maps to state of the art satellite based navigation systems.Continue reading Off road navigation
A little reminiscence of our last trip to Albania. Originally I had planned to come back this year, but due to the “virus” it is uncertain wether this is going to be possible.
So let’s wait and see, until then we have to live with our phantasies 🙂
One lesson that we learned from our Albania adventure 2 years ago was the painfulness of a fully charged enduro in rough terrain.
On September, 9 we are going to be back, but this time we will move into a nice Albanian villa in the surroundings of Tirana, using it as a headquarter for our trips into the back country.
Stay tuned, we will soon report our tracks, adventures, mishaps, …
For now, just a sneak preview of the planned tracks.
This is a review of the new Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR. It is based on my personal experience and opinion. I was riding one set on my KTM 1190 Adv. to the end and have fitted a second set. Continue reading Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR
This is the report of 2 rally rookies taking part in the Alpenbutt Rally 2017, promoted by the Iron Butt Association Germany as Europe’s toughest multi day rally. We, my buddy Andy and myself rode on our travel bikes (BMW R1200GS and KTM 1190 Adv.) for 6 days to predefined bonus point locations in the Alps. The goal: to be a finisher in this rally, whatever it takes. Continue reading 2 Rookies on the Alpenbutt Rally
During September 2016 I had once again the opportunity to visit Albania on motorcycle with a group of friends. And once again I experienced this country as one of the most underestimated travel destinations. Many regions are completely wild, in the best case with some gravel roads. Continue reading Zürich Gumbies in Albania