About Me


Welcome to “Motorcycle Trip Planning.” This Web site is dedicated to helping motorcyclists plan safe, fun, and exciting multi-day trips. Whether you are a veteran or a “newby,” whether you ride a Harley-Davidson, a BMW, a Ducati, or any other brand of motorcycle, we will help you plan better trips – trips that you will look back at with great memories for years to come…

Who are “we” you may ask? Primarily, Alain Zarinelli. I have been riding motorcycles since I was 16 – for over 35 years now. I have planned annual motorcycle trips (or ‘tours’) both in Europe and in the United States ever since I got my motorcycle license.

I toured the Swiss, Austrian, German, French, and Italian Alps. I toured the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana, the deserts and high plains in Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico, and the Sierras in California and Oregon, among other locales.



I currently ride a 2015 BMW R1200RT Liquid Cooled, and have owned various other BMWs (K1600GT, R1200GS, R1150RT), as well as Japanese motorcycles (Kawasaki 1000GTR, Suzuki 650, Yamaha Katana, Star Roadliner, Honda VTX 1300, …)

I have made many mistakes in my motorcycle trip planning, mistakes I can help you avoid. Besides me, I will also draw on fellow riders I have been touring with for years – each has a unique perspective, as well as specific skill(s), which will help you become a more rounded trip planner, and ultimately motorcyclist.

For some, motorcycle trip planning is a chore, for others it’s part of the fun. I like to plan my trips during the winter months when I cannot ride my motorbike. I enjoy this planning activity as it helps me bridge the ‘ride-less’ gap; for me the tour planning is an integral part of the trip.

MotorcycleTripPlanning.com and Luxludus Media provide the following services:

  • General tour planning advice
  • Specific trip or tour planning assistance – you tell us what you want, we deliver a ready made trip, complete with maps, GPS files, hotel/camping suggestions, etc. (Rate: $75/h)
  • Complete generic tour packages (fixed purchase price, typically ranging from $2.99 – $19.99)
  • Gear reviews and purchase options from trusted partners
  • Guided tours in the US (prices vary)
  • Professional photography services – in motion, or stationary (prices vary)
  • Generic ride pictures prints
Let’s get started! Enjoy, and ride safely!

-Alain.

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