On our way to Italy from the UK, we drop in on the famous B500 through the German Black Forest.
Crossing from Austria into Italy over the imposing Dolomite mountain range we ride the exhilarating Timmelsjoch pass with its endless hairpins and classic motorcycle museum at the summit.
We stop here for a few nights for a well-deserved break. Relax by the shore with a limoncello, take a boat ride on the lake or use the cable car to visit Monte Baldo.
With help from our local contacts, we’ve planned a selection of ride-outs from Lake Garda including one that retraces the route from not one but two James Bond car chases.
Any trip to northern Italy wouldn’t be complete without the obligatory Stelvio pass ride, the hairpins are infamous for bikers around the world and you’ll soon see why.
After the thrills of the Stelvio, the excitement doesn’t end there. How about a day on the way home spent riding the Grimsel, Furka, St Gotthard, Nufenen and Susten passes in Switzerland.