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Q BMW Motorrad Days Q Free to enter Q July 1-3 Q Garmisch-partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany Q www.motorrad-tours.com/ tours/classic-tours/motorrad-days This event is hosted every year for BMW owners in the Bavarian mountain ski resort of Garmisch-partenkirchen but don’t let the fact you don’t own a BMW put you off as this is one of the best bike events in Europe. The party is open to anyone no matter what bike you own. There’s no fee to get into the event which is centred around a giant marquee where beer, food, bands, beer and more beer is available. You have to pay for food and drinks and accommodation but there is a huge range of different types of places to stay in and around Garmisch. There is also plenty of camping around the site available as well.
The area around Garmisch is stunning and there are some amazing mountain passes in Germany, Austria, Italy or even Switzerland if you are prepared to travel a little further. World of BMW is the official tour company for BMW and it organises an escorted tour to the event if you want to ride down with others and make a full holiday of it. Make sure you stop off in Munich at the BMW Museum and BMW Welt on the way down.