June 9 - 11: Touratech Travel Event
It’s an obligatory date in the calendars of many motorbike fans and adventure riders: The big Travel Event at the Touratech headquarters in Niedereschach, Germany. From June 9th to 11th, visitors from all over the world will be heading to this small town in the Black Forest to enjoy a fantastic event full of entertainment, adventures and conviviality. At the same time, the 2017 BMW Motorrad GS Trophy Qualifier Germany will guarantee even more action on two wheels.
At least when it comes to the dimensions, the 2017 Touratech Travel Event will be the biggest event Niedereschach has ever seen as it will take place on two locations: The original grounds and the area around the new sales and logistics centre. Both locations will be connected and will be turned into one huge festival area with about 80 exhibitors and wide-ranging catering options. Ten different food trucks will be offering international specialties in addition to the usual choice of meals.
With BMW, Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Suzuki, Triumph and Yamaha, all the big motorcycle manufacturers will attend, and most of them will come with their impressive show trucks. You can not only admire, but also try and test the latest motorcycle models. For bargain hunters, there will be the popular second sale, taking place in its very own hall behind the new building. From Friday to Sunday, the shop opening hours will be extended.
The event will start on Friday, June 9th at 12 pm. Part of the programme will be exciting lectures and interesting workshops about tyres, travels, navigation and photography, as well as presentations on the big main stage. There, Touratech Racing will introduce a project that will leave many of you stunned in surprise. Also, the behind-the-scenes tours might be of special interest this year as they will show how many things have changed at Touratech’s. Of course, you can also visit the new logistics centre.
A trials show next to the big polygon tent will be pure artistry on two wheels. Those who like to have some fun with their own bikes can participate in the guided tours, training and ride-outs. All these offers are for free, however, the number of participants is limited. For this reason, an online registration form will be set up at travelevent.touratech.de, being available as of May.
The presentations on the daily agenda promise will be full of adventures. Among others, Black Forest native Martin Brucker will report on his six and a half year’s journey on a BMW G650 Xchallenge, while the renowned photographer Dirk Schäfer will take his fans with him on a tour from Namibia to Kenia („Coast to Coast“). Martin Leonhardt brought many exciting stories and great pictures from his world trip as well, being presented on the big stage on Friday evening.
On Saturday evening at 6 pm it’s going to be exciting as that’s the start of the spectacular final of the 2017 BMW Motorrad GS Trophy Qualifiers Germany, taking place at the Touratech Travel Event area. There, the best German GS riders will fight for the starting positions for the 2018 International GS Trophy in Mongolia. After the award ceremony, Ramona and Herbert Schwarz will present the new Touratech film about Australia.
Visiting the Touratech Travel Event is free, and so will be the overnight stay on the huge camping ground. Two exclusive hansgrohe shower trucks will upgrade the sanitary facilities providing luxurious shower pleasure.
Further information please visit travelevent.touratech.de.