DVD/Video Back to SCOTLAND Retracing the tracks of my first motorcycle tour

01-091-0193-0 €21.00


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“And then, halfway round a bend, there was a beam of wood in the road the Scottish way of warning traffic about a 'sheep crossing'. I hit the brakes too late. The farmer had probably only just got his sheep across, because in front of this timber beam the road was covered in fresh sheep s***. My motorbike, with my sister on the back, slipped on the mess and skidded out of control. I didn't know what was happening! My left knee landed right on the beam. Back then you couldn't get the really safe, high-tech clothing that exists now. I was wearing leathers and my sister had a denim suit on. It was a miracle that we weren't more badly injured. A car stopped by chance it was a friendly nurse who was going on holiday with her family. She drove us to the nearest hospital where they gave me a few stitches in the open wound on my knee. The village policeman stayed up half the night to take care of my damaged motorbike. We glued old carrier bags over the holes in our waterproofs. The next day, with a few improvised spares, we were able to continue our journey.”

Herbert Schwarz tells his wife Ramona this story one evening at home, a glass of whisky in hand, as they sit by the campfire. As is the way with travellers' tales, the wanderlust sets in, and there's only one remedy: to get back on the road. In August 2009, the couple set off for Scotland to retrace the tracks of Herbert's first motorcycle tour thirty years ago. Mainly on narrow single-track roads, they experience 8,050 kilometres of riding enjoyment on the new revised BMW R 1200 RT.
Their experiences offer a fascinating portrait: Scottish hospitality, the spectacular Glenfinnan Highland Games, freak weather conditions, Carlos the ghost who haunts Eilean Donan Castle, the Glen Ord distillery where they find out what makes a good whisky, the historic National Wallace Monument in Stirling and the eerie catacombs in Edinburgh, and breathtaking and varied scenery from the lowlands with their gently rolling hills, to the solitude and calm of the Inner Hebrides (Isle of Arran, the Kintyre peninsula, Isle of Mull, Isle of Skye), to the highlands with their rugged and wild west coast and peaceful east coast, and the Grampian Mountains.

Curious? If you feel wanderlust too from time to time, this film will inspire you to pack your motorbike panniers and head out on the road. Scotland's not far away…

Set with 2 DVDs.
Approximately 58 minutes plus bonus materials (German and English) on the second DVD.
The DVD can be played in German, English, French, Italian or Spanish.

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Part number 01-091-0193-0
Continent Europe
Material Digital
Shipping weight (kg) 0.1140

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