Global Touring' tries to cover all the ways BMW riders can tour throughout the world. Each month or so, BMW Owners News magazine suggests programs and resources to help you ride in Europe, North America, and everywhere globally, including group tours, BMW rentals, airfreight programs, bike trading, insurance services, and related information. Because each BMW ON tends to describe only one or two services in depth, it's easy to miss the bigger picture.
This global touring 'rolodex' website complements the magazine by listing in one location most global BMW riding resources described in more detailed BMW ON articles; and the website is continuously updated to assist your tour planning. These 'rolodex' listings are primarily, but not exclusively, for the 'most of us' with relatively short-term, 2-4 week, riding vacations.
Some of the information on this website is useful for long-term, long distance 'adventure' rides around the world or to/in less developed regions. But such rides also require significant additional information found in specialty guidebooks and websites; the Beyond Europe section includes lists and links to the best of these.
NoAmer tel/fax, @email address , www/website, if available, are listed first, followed by overseas offices; country dialing codes are shown by a "+" just before the number (e.g. +44/), to show that you must first dial an international access code. From North America, the direct dial access code is 011; that code varies when dialing from other countries. Most overseas websites have English language pages; almost all overseas websites without English pages can be translated using Google online http://www.google.com/language_tools?hl=en, or a similar Internet translator service. It is highly recommended that you phone or email to confirm current website information or reservations.