Europe 2018 on the R NineT – Day 23: Zürich to Gummersbach

Day 23, 20/06/2018. First loop of this Europe trip: Done!


Since riding the BMW out of the showroom floor, a total of 8465km has been covered! Finally made it back “home” in Gummersbach, Germany, on the peak of the Summer Solstice, my second major checkpoint of this whole Europe tour that I’m doing on the BMW R Nine T Racer.

So many beautiful places have been seen, but several weeks on the road without a proper schedule and questionable accommodation, on top of a lifestyle that entails a maximum of a meal a day, does make it difficult to continue this trip without a break.

As well as my need for a day of recuperation, the BMW needed some minor TLC, including an oil/filter change, brake fluid top up, and general all-round check up to ensure that it was ready for another 8000km.

Now… Where to go from here? By the way, as an Aussie, I found it amazing to witness the daylight visible up to 10pm! Always a thank you also to my great mate Konrad for offering a place to stay, on any day, at any hour of the day or night!





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Approximate route:

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