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31 March 2011

World of BMW motorcycle tour.

Discover the hidden highlights of Normandy and Belgium on 
a World of BMW motorcycle tour.

World of BMW leads a range of motorcycle tours to dozens of cities and nations across 
three continents. This year’s 17 tours offer a number of options and destinations. The 
central theme is, naturally, riding, but BMW Tours offer experiences to suit all kinds of 
motorcycle and manner of rider.  

From short, relaxing breaks in Western Europe to a ride around the Nurburgring and a 
round of World Superbikes on S 1000 RR supersports bikes, through to longer 
adventures in Morocco, Eastern Europe and South Africa with optional off-road riding, 
World of BMW will be there.  

One of the first World of BMW trips to depart in 2011 is the popular Battlefields Tour. 
Taking in the past and present across Normandy, Picardy and Belgium, this tour is rich 
in local history and culture – as well as superb riding. World of BMW is giving owners of 
all machines the opportunity to join the tour and experience the best roads, food and 
historical attractions on offer in rural France. This year’s trip, as ever, is joined and 
hosted by long-time BMW Tour guide, R 1150 GS rider and renowned historical author 
Martin Pegler.  

Martin Pegler said: “You don’t need to be a history buff to come on this tour, there’s a 
huge amount to see and do. The roads are very well maintained and, wonderfully, 
almost deserted. You can ride for hours and not see more than two or three cars. The 
landscape around the Somme is perfect for riding and a motorcycle is the ideal 
transport for the destinations we visit.  

“Of course, the big selling point of this tour is the historical aspect. We’ve picked some 
of the most poignant sites to visit, including the Somme, Ypres and the Menin Gate. In 
addition to the memorials and actual battlefields, we’ve secured the rare opportunity to 
see a fully-restored WWI tank up close.  

“One of the highlights of the tour is the visit to the V2 rocket launch facilities, a site 
which saw huge technical innovations which went on to kick start the space race and, 
within just 30 years, allowed mankind to plant a flag on the Moon. 

“We’ll enjoy good food, easy days in the saddle and some fascinating stops along the 
way. Whether you’re a rider looking for an easy introduction to motorcycle touring, don’t 
have enough time to take one of the longer World of BMW tours or, like me, you’re 
fascinated by history, then the Battlefields tour is perfect.” 

To book a place on the Battlefields tour, call 08000 131 282, email or visit  

BMW Tours 2011-2012 dates 

17 April - 01 May   Seville at Easter 
12 - 16 May    Battlefields tour  
23 - 29 May    Easy Rider:  Rhineland & the Mosel  
10 - 24 June    Viking Adventure  
20 June - 02 July   Italian Lakes & Verona  
23 June - 02 July   Carcassonne & Millau 
29 June - 05 July   BMW Motorrad Days in Garmisch 
02 - 16 July    Finland & the Baltic States  
06 - 13 August   Tour Director’s Luxury Selection  
17 - 27 August   Austria & Black Forest  
29 August - 06 September  Mountains All The Way!   
01 - 07 September   S 1000 RR: World Superbikes & the Nurburgring 
01 - 16 September   Balkans & the Dalmatian Coast  
14 Sept – 30 September  Morocco & the Atlantic Coast 
16 Oct - 27 October   South Africa & the Big Five safari 
18 Feb - 07 March 2012  Ride to the End of the World (Patagonia) 

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