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Riding to the North Cape: My Summer Motorcycle Adventure

Riding to the North Cape: My Summer Motorcycle Adventure - Rottweiler Motors

Philippe Hänni |

This summer, I’m embarking on an epic journey to Nordkapp, the northernmost point of Europe accessible by road. As the founder of Rottweiler Motors, this trip is not only a personal dream come true but also a unique opportunity to share my experiences with you, our valued customers and fellow motorcycle enthusiasts. Throughout this adventure, I'll be posting regular updates on my progress, sharing the highs and lows, the scenic views, and the incredible experiences along the way.

A Journey of a Lifetime

For many motorcyclists, riding to Nordkapp is a bucket-list trip. The route promises not only the challenge of covering long distances but also the reward of breathtaking landscapes and the chance to test both rider and machine in diverse conditions. From the temperate summer climes of central Europe to the chilly, rugged terrains of the Arctic Circle, this journey covers a variety of terrains and weather conditions, making it a true test of endurance and preparation.

The Route

Starting from our base in Zurich (Switzerland), the route will take me through Germany, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway, before finally reaching Nordkapp. Each country offers its own unique set of landscapes and experiences. 

Germany

The adventure begins with familiar roads, heading north towards Denmark. We will be starting in Hamburg, as we take the Train from Switzerland to have a bit of a time-save. The smooth roads will be a good warm-up for both the bike and me.

Denmark

Crossing into Denmark, I’ll navigate through charming towns and scenic coastal routes. Denmark’s flat landscapes and well-maintained roads will make for a pleasant ride. It will be a short trip as we will cross into sweden on the second day (Malmö). Maybe we will se more ode Danemark on our way back.

Sweden

Sweden offers a mix of urban and rural landscapes. The ride through its forests and past its numerous lakes will be a tranquil yet visually stunning part of the journey. We will try to ride along the sea to finally reach Norway.

Norway

As we head into Norway, the scenery will become increasingly dramatic. Riding through fjords, mountains, and possibly facing the infamous Norwegian weather, this leg of the trip will be the most challenging. The final stretch to Nordkapp will take me through some of the most remote and beautiful landscapes in Europe.

Challenges and Preparations

Preparing for a trip of this magnitude requires meticulous planning. Ensuring the bike is in top condition is paramount. I've spent the last few months fine-tuning my motorcycle, ensuring that everything from the engine to the tires is ready for the long haul.
In addition to the mechanical preparations, packing the right gear is crucial. The weather can be unpredictable, especially in northern Scandinavia, so packing layers, waterproof gear, and thermal clothing is essential. A well-stocked toolkit, first-aid kit, and spare parts will also be accompanying me. Also this will be a pretty cool test for Rottweiler Motors Gear (already existing and in planing ;))

The Adventure Awaits

I’m excited to share every step of this journey with you. From the early mornings to the late-night campfires, each day will bring new experiences and stories to tell.

Updates

As I progress, I’ll be posting regular updates on the blog. These posts will include photos, videos, and detailed descriptions of the day’s ride. Expect to see stunning landscapes, interesting encounters, and insights into the challenges faced on the road. If you have any recomendations on what to see etc. please feel free to write me at info@rottweiler-motors.com .

Customer Orders

Due to the nature of this trip, there may be slight delays in processing orders. I appreciate your understanding and patience during this period. Rest assured, I will do my best to ensure that all orders are handled as efficiently as possible.

Join Me on This Journey

I invite you to join me virtually on this adventure. Follow along on the blog, comment on the posts, and share your thoughts and experiences. If you’ve ever done a similar trip or dream of doing one, I’d love to hear your stories.
This trip is not just about me; it’s about celebrating the spirit of adventure that drives us all. Whether you’re an experienced rider or new to the world of motorcycles, I hope this journey inspires you to pursue your own adventures, whatever they may be.

Final Thoughts

As I set off on this journey, I’m filled with a mixture of excitement and nervousness. The road to Nordkapp is long and challenging, but it’s a challenge I’m eager to embrace. Thank you for being a part of Rottweiler Motors, and thank you for your understanding during this period. I look forward to sharing this incredible experience with you.
Stay tuned for the first update from the road, and ride safe!
Warm regards,
Philippe (Phil) Jérôme Hänni
Founder, Rottweiler Motors

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