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Category: Touratech

  1. ACT: The Essence of Adventure

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    Job, money, family, commitments … As of now, there are no more excuses when it comes to making the dream of an adventurous time-out coming true.

    The Adventure Country Tracks (ACT) by Touratech combine the most interesting motorcycle routes, breathtaking landscapes, and the pure joy of riding. They are perfectly worked out and can be done within the timeframe of a normal holiday

    The project introduced by Touratech at the INTERMOT in Cologne, Germany allows individual adventure trips even with a short time budget. It starts with a five-day adventure tour across Portugal, which is also available on DVD.

    Carefully worked-out routes lead through the most beautiful regions of Europe. 

    It starts with a five-day adventure tour across Portugal: 1,200 kilometres with 65 percent off-road tracks, suitable for big adventure bikes and for all kinds of riding skills. The route leads from Bragança in the North down to the Southern coast near the town of Tavira and follows curvy tracks connecting the most interesting places with regard to landscapes, culture and history. That way, riders can experience the country and its people not only individually, but also most intensively.

    This has also been the intention of Filipe Elias (Touratech Portugal), who contributed his whole insider knowledge to the planning of the first ACT tour. “I believe that ACT Portugal will enthrall many motorbike riders”, says Martin Wickert, Touratech’s marketing and sales executive, being justifiably proud of his new project.

    The Adventure Country Tracks have been inspired by the Backcountry Discovery Routes, a pioneer project by Touratech USA. However, it wasn’t possible to copy the entire concept as it had to be adapted to European conditions; the planning goes on for more than twelve months now. In the future, there’s going to be a new ACT tour every year in another European country.

    At, everyone interested can download the GPS data for ACT for free from this specially set-up website. The data simply needs to be transferred to a navigation device with suitable map software, that’s all you need to explore the route on your own. “Discovery is an important element of adventure riding, to find things on your own, to open your eyes to the world”, Martin Wickert describes his philosophy. “With ACT tours, you can do all this. Only the route is fixed; what you do with it is your own choice.”

    A nice attunement to ACT Portugal is the DVD about this project (article number 01-202-2300-0), available at There, you can also purchase a tour map with all stages and selected highlights.

  2. Desierto IV: The Spirit of Adventure

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    Whether on the roof of the world or in deepest Africa, few products embody the spirit of adventure so much as Touratech Desierto fairings, which have proven themselves time and again on extended journeys across all continents over the last years.

    Touratech is starting a new chapter in this success story with Desierto IV for the BMW R 1200 GS / Adventure (LC), reinterpreting the concept of distinctive looks and maximum ride comfort.

    The characteristic Desierto sweep above the headlight is striking at first glance, as are the distinctive wedge-shaped side sections creating a concordant link between fairing and tank. The dynamic styling emphasises the agile nature of the R 1200 GS (LC), lending a new aesthetic dimension to the familiar Desierto look. The side sections are available in black, gray or white.

    The windscreen itself is at a steeper angle than the original, which gives a superior ride feel, enhances the sense of space, and at the same time optimises wind protection without adding turbulence at helmet level. Since the standard adjustment capabilities are retained, the height and angle of the windscreen can be modified as required while riding.

    In response to customer requests, Touratech offers four different windscreens for the Desierto IV: a small version that is visibly lower than the original GS screen, provides greater ventilation and is intended for more sporty riding, and a significantly higher screen for touring and travelling. Both are available in a clear and a tinted version.

    Desierto IV - The Spirit of Adventure - Touratech

  3. 2016 Touratech Travel Event

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    A varied programme, about 70 exhibitors and a huge range of riding activities will turn the 2016 Touratech Travel Event from June 10th to 12th, into a gathering place for motorbike fans from near and far.

    Last year, 15,000 visitors from all over the world found their way to the Touratech headquarters in Niedereschach, Germany.
    Visitors can look forward to exciting presentations by renowned motorbike adventurers, impressive show trucks and the premiere of Touratech's "United People of Adventure" film documentation.
    But there will be a lot more highlights!

    2016 Touratech Travel Event

  4. Touratech and Hertz Ride: Pioneering Service Available in the Iberian Peninsula

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    Touratech AG is proud to announce that they have established a partnership with Hertz regarding the motorbike rental business in Iberian Peninsula.

    Hertz, reference company in the car rental industry, has developed the Hertz Ride motorbike rental service for the Iberian market. Present in the most important cities of the Iberian Peninsula, Hertz Ride offers the possibility to hire motorbikes and to enjoy tours on two wheels, with tour guides certified by the BMW International Tourguide Academy (ITA). Hertz Ride’s motorbike fleet has a maximum use of seven months and is fully equipped by Touratech, the leading brand of accessories for adventure-touring motorcycles.

    Hertz Ride is the official partner of BMW Motorrad and the largest BMW motorbike rental operator in Portugal. The service is available through the association to Touratech in Portugal and Spain. Touratech Spain stores in Madrid, Barcelona and Alicante are the main rental places for Spain, and Touratech’s new store in Portugal is now the main location of Hertz Ride motorbike rental in Lisbon, featuring a workshop to support the motorbike traveller, amongst other innovative services. Motorbike enthusiasts can access Hertz Ride’s exclusive services at all Touratech stores.

    The partnership between Touratech and Hertz Ride translates into customized motorbike solutions for customers, combining Touratech expertise on adventure and pleasure rides, with Hertz fleet’s high quality. With ready to ride solutions and personalised customer service, travellers can choose from a wide selection of tours across the Iberian Peninsula, the Alps, Morocco and Italy. Also, this partnership is very likely to be expanded to other markets in the near future.

    Customers can access all the information about Hertz Ride from and and www.hertzride. eu