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Thu, 11 Jul 2019

“The first time we sat on the bike was on route to Switzerland!

Michael sent in these photos from his recent trip to Switzerland on his Ducati Multistrada 1200 S, and the story behind it!

“Just got a Multistrada 1200S in November. Didn’t ride it until March and then decided to ride it all the way to Switzerland with my eldest child as my pillion for the 10 day trip. We loved our first time together on the bike! Weather & schedules meant that the first time we sat on the bike was on route to Newcastle!  

Off we go. The trip was about having a laugh and just spending time together. We did that by the bucket load.

  • Day 1: Home to Newcastle, overnight ferry to IJmuiden. We found out there was a cinema on board!
  • Day 2: IJmuiden to Cochem. What an amazing town & one of the most picturesque places I've ever been.
  • Day 3: Cochem to Alpirsbach. Turns out the town have their own beer…
  • Day 4: Alpirsbach to Interlaken. For a slightly different style of travel: paragliding!
  • Day 5: Interlaken. (Day Off) The trip so far had been so hot that I decided to go for a swim in what can only be described as an ice blast…
  • Day 6: Interlaken to Baden via The Black Forest.
  • Day 7: Baden to Kripp. Digs on the River Rhein! Again such an amazing, scenic town with lots to do.
  • Day 8: Kripp to Utrecht. Lots of short stops on the way back, and I joined friends being vegan for the day!
  • Day 9: Utrecht to IJmuiden. Homeward bound for the overnight ferry.  
  • Day 10: Newcastle to home through a massive thunder storm which flooded all the roads.  


Honestly what a bike the Ducati Multistrada is. And the guys at Ducati Glasgow have given me confidence in it, no problem. All is superb.”

You can send us your trip with some story and photos, and we’ll upload it to our channels! Just keep it clean…