Even before I got my driving license, it was clear to me: it must be an enduro and I wanted to dig the dirt.
From the beginning, I had a passion for big heavy enduro bikes. If someone said that it wouldn’t work with that pile of iron, then I tried to prove them wrong!
I’m now 47 years old and it’s become much more than just a hobby for me – riding unpaved roads with a motorcycle has become one of the most important focal points in my life. It is a way of life. It is an elixir of life! It’s a happiness-maker!
In my 20 years of motorcycling, I have led off-road tours in Europe and Africa, organised meetings and photo tours, led workshops, rode competitions and, of course, I’ve travelled by motorcycle. After a break of several years due to cancer, I count myself so lucky to share these amazing experiences with my Hasi, my sweetheart.
Now, with the power of Facebook, I’ve also made it my mission to encourage other motorcyclists, both experienced and newbies into trail riding so that they too can share this wonderful experience and gain acceptance in our society for this unique hobby. My battle cry for that is “VIVA La Endurolution”!
Meanwhile I am a professional tourguide around the world and have my own company for that.
Of course, like so many of us, I am always seeking to optimise my bike for my passion and therefore am for ever adapting by current BMW R1200GS Adventure.
When I heard about the TET, I immediately loved the idea because to travel Europe by the trails must be one of the most beautiful things you can do. Naturally I wanted to help immediately and to contribute my wealth of experience to this great project. I would be delighted to have any kind of help and support that you can offer to realise our goal. Just contact me via the TET forum or via the dedicated email address: D@transeurotrail.org
The trail has been put up by country based volunteers. The accuracy of the trail is not guaranteed, nor are the GPS co-ordinates. We do not represent or warrant that materials in the site or the services are accurate, complete, reliable, current or error-free. We cannot represent or warrant that the site or its servers are free of viruses or other harmful components. If you stray onto private land, apologise and get back onto the byway or trail. These trails can be shut or permanently closed at short notice under local law. Do not ride trails beyond your capability. If unsure, get off your bike and walk the trail first. Trail riding alone, especially on trails you do not know is really unwise. Wear the proper safety kit. Many country trails are rarely maintained. You will find ruts, holes, floods, treacherous surfaces and the occasional booby trap hazard deliberately placed by people who do not like motorcycles using trails. When you use the trails, you are on your own. You exercise your judgement in your own skills and your own navigation. All we can do is show you where some of the trails are, but this can change at a moment’s notice.
Practical tips for trails you do not know;