Category: Switzerland

  • A weekend in the Swiss Alps

    The weekend 14.10-15.10.2017 was a beautiful weekend over most of Europe. Christoph, a friend of mine from Berlin happened to be in Bozen, Italy for 2 weeks, and we decided beforehand that if the weather holds, we meet in Switzerland and tour a bit.As I just came back from Spain with the R1200RT, I decided […]

  • The road to Marbella

    30.9.2017 Zurich to Sitges I start later in the morning, as I love to have breakfast with my wife, and we got talking, and at the end it was 9:40 before I hit the road. Originally I wanted to travel today to Martao, a town close west to Barcelona. That‘s a bit over 1000km, and […]

  • The distinguished Gentlemen Ride, Zurich, 2017

    Today was the 2017 “The distinguished Gentlemen Ride”, an annual worldwide event that tries to raise awareness for Men’s serious killers: Cancer and suicide. The event was a big success, raising more than 4Million Dollar worldwide, with 500 riders participating here in Zurich alone. This was the biggest convoi I ever have participated in, it […]

  • Touring the passes over the national holiday

    Tomorrow I finally have 2 days of time and the weather is supposed to be nice. So I decided to combine 2 hobbies of mine: Astrophotography and touring this beautiful country.  I will ride to Grimselpass (not the straight way: Klausenpass and Sustenpass are on the way, if you are willing to waste some time) […]

  • Sustenpass, another pass around the block

    The Sustenpass is the number one rated motorcycle pass (by a popular German motorcycle magazine, (MotorradOnline) in Switzerland. Going there again, from my new home, takes a good hour to the start of the pass. Around 10km before the pass start, I have a short pitstop, at a Gasstation/Fastfood chain, which accidentally is the same […]

  • Klausenpass

    The Klausenpass ( is one of the few higher altitude passes that is open already in May, and it is close by. It takes a bit over an hour with normal traffic to get to the start of the pass, but, if you are like me and have your navigation system (iPhone 7) in some […]

  • The Bernina Express

    For my wife’s birthday, we went to Chur on a Friday night and stayed in a very nice Hotel, the Romantik Hotel Stern. We had a nice, spacious room, and excellent food. It looks like a reservation for the restaurant is required, as the place was packed both nights we stayed there. Early Saturday morning, we […]

  • Leaving Marrakech

    I stayed 3 nights in Marrakech, in a very nice riad which was run by a very friendly French man, it was time to leave and head for the Saharacamp. Leaving was not easy for me, Marrakesh has an elusive magic, the evenings at Djemaa el-Fna with th snake charmers, boxing fights, story-tellers, the exciting drum music, […]