UKBEG @ Moto Guzzi 95th Anniversary, Mandello del Lario, Italy, 8th to 14th September.
This trip may be of interest to fellow UKBEG members. There are a few Moto Guzzi owners and enthusiasts within our ranks.
Approximately 20,000 Guzzi enthusiasts from all over the world are expected to attend. Unsurprisingly most of the machines there will be Moto Guzzis but there’s always a good selection of Buells on display. We’ve seen lots of cool Italian and Swiss registered examples of East Troy’s finest at previous events in Mandello.
The main part of the 95th Anniversary event takes place on Saturday 10th September. There are factory and museum tours, special displays and competitions. In addition to the daytime events there’s an evening outdoor party with food and live music. At the end of the evening’s festivities there’s usually a spectacular firework display on the shores of Lake Como.
Ticket prices are still to be confirmed but expect around 25/30 Euro per person for the 95th Anniversary pack and factory pass.
There’s nothing about the event yet on the official Guzzi web site but our good friends at Teo Lamers in Nijmegen have a feature on their web site: here
We expect our total mileage to be in the region of 1,500/1,600 and our route will take us through the Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland, before crossing the Alps into Italy. Ideally we’d like to take longer to complete the trip but we’re restricted with time off work. We’ve done this trip before over a period 5 or 6 days and it’s quite manageable. Our itinerary:
Wednesday 7th September: Hull to Europort Rotterdam 20:30hrs.
Thursday 8th September: Hotel am Stadthaus, Neuenburg, 79395, Germany.
Friday to Monday: 9th to 12th September, 3 nights, B&B Spiaggia Bianca, Onno*
, 23865, Italy.
Monday 12th September: Carahotel Basel/Weil am Rhein, Weil am Rhein, 79576, Germany.
Tuesday 13th September: Europort Rotterdam to Hull 21:00hrs.*
Onno is located on the western shore of Lake Como directly opposite Mandello. It’s a 14 mile scenic ride around the bottom half of the lake between the two towns.
Chris & Jane Jessop
Founders of UKBEG April 1998www.ukbuellgroup.co.uk