Thomas is RISER AMBASSADOR and shares his motorcycle experiences with you on the RISER blog. Follow him in the RISER App, check out his routes and stay up to date on the latest recommendations! Recently Thomas was on the road with Johanna in Italy, France, Spain and Portugal …

As always in recent years, we have chosen a destination (Cabo de Sao Vicente in Portugal) and then drove in this direction without more precise planning.

Landscape highlight: in Piedmont


Gentle hills on the slopes of which the excellent red wine grows and on the hilltops there is almost always a small picturesque village. The roads on the hills are winding and it goes up and down – a real pleasure! And if you like, you can continue this culinary pleasure with truffle pasta and Barolo wine!

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Cultural Highlight: Prehistoric Caves in France


The Périgord: Our personal insider tip in France! Every day you can experience and discover something new in terms of landscape, culture and driving techniques. No matter if you are interested in history or not: The stone age caves fascinate you, the curvy journey through the hilly landscape is pure joy and for refreshment there are cool rivers or cold rosé.

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Motorbike Highlights


The Cévennes – motorcyclist country?! That’s how it is to read from time to time, but what does that really mean? Small and smallest roads, curvy and even more curvy through lonely hills, up to plateaus and down into gorges. However, the finest rolling gravel (“gravillions”) lurks again and again on the track, which then only gives hardcore bikers pleasure.


The north of Portugal – a “must” for bikers who like to explore small, out of time villages and changing landscapes far away from wide roads and constantly present gastronomy. The pavement changes from asphalt to cobblestones to gravel and dirt roads; even an old Roman road is included! Not every “sight” is easy to find in this way, but it is definitely worth exploring the ways to get there!

Johanna & Thomas

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Information about the route can be found on RISER under ‘Thomas Putz’. https://riserapp.com/


Copyright: Thomas Putz


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