So it is somewhat rushed, but an opportunity arose and I have rented a BMW F700GS in Frankfurt for a week (my KTM will just have to deal with it...)! In about 2 weeks I will be taking 3 days to ride to Rome, a day there working and then 3 days back to Frankfurt. I'm pretty much completely unfamiliar with riding (or even driving) in Europe, but I put together this route from suggestions on various websites and threads, and was hoping for some feedback. Any "definitely stay away from..." or "you are going to totally miss..." comments would be appreciated. Day 1) I pick the bike up at noon, and will be staying with a friend in Berne, Switzerland that evening, so I figured start out making time on the Autobahn, then getting off and taking (highway?) 500 around Freiburg, which is supposed to be nice. Google maps says it should take about 6 hours, I need to get to Berne by about 8-9pm, so I'm figuring that should be OK. Day 2) Berne to Genoa area. I'm most looking forward to this leg - I ride in mountains all the time (Canadian Rockies), but I'm really looking forward to seeing Mediterranean coastal towns. Day 3) On to Rome. Day 4) A day of work... Day 5) Again I have to make some time to get back on schedule, and so I choose to go up the center to get back...but I hope to be able to find a nice place north of Milan to stay. Day 6) This route though Stelvio Park is supposed to be nice. Going to stop near Augsberg, Germany. The castles look pretty impressive there. Day 7) Just a straight run to Frankfurt for now, after maybe a late start in Augsberg after looking around. Day 8) Return the bike in the morning and fly home. So any comments would be appreciated - the length of the trip is fixed, as is being in Rome on day 4. I know it is pretty rushed route, but it will be better than flying! Thanks!