BMW Driving Tours 2017 – Mark your Calendars!
Spring is finally here, and with it the 2017 driving season. Mark your calendars now for these upcoming tours:
Our season begins April 29 with a half-day tour starting at Eastside Bavarian with donuts and coffee. We find the most interesting roads south of Issaquah and end up at Dirtfish off road racetrack for lunch with the group.
May 20………………..Olympic Peninsula Tour
This tour begins with donuts and coffee hosted by BMW Northwest in Tacoma. From there we head over through South Sound toward the ocean up the coast toward lunch at Kahlaloch Lodge perched above the seashore. Continue on around and end up in Port Angeles for a full day of twisty roads.
June10/11…………….Hood River 2-day Tour
We head out over the pass at Mt. Rainier past Yakima and down toward the Columbia River gorge, but not before having lunch at the Wagonwheel Saloon in Prosser. Heading down the gorge we’ll hit at least a couple wineries before we get to our overnight destination in beautiful Hood River Oregon.
July 22…………………Whidbey Island Tour
We’ll repeat a favorite tour along the length of Whidbey Island heading toward the north, crossing over Deception Pass and then down the Island ending up in Langley for lunch.
August 25/27………..British Columbia 3-day Inland Tour
This tour will find us heading north again, but up to and over the Canadian border and then inland to explore the beautiful scenery of eastern B.C. We may even meet up with our Canadian BMW Club members, if our plans coordinate. In any case, it’ll be a great trip. Get your border crossing papers in order soon!
Sept 30…………………Hood Canal Tour to The Ridge
The Tour to The Ridge is a special tour, driving up the twisting roads along Hood Canal, and ending up at The Ridge Motorsports Park. It’s a great trip up, and an even greater opportunity to drive a parade lap or two on a real race track. A regularly scheduled Club Driving School will be going on that day, and our tour group will have a chance to ride along with our instructors at speed for a few laps if you like. It’s a great way to find out if high speed driving is for you. Loaner helmets will be available for those who wish to partake.
Oct 14/15……………..Central WA 2-day Wine Tour
This year’s Wine Tour to Central Washington is still shaping up. Stay tuned for more details, but it promises to be every bit as satisfying a tour as last season’s tour to Walla Walla. Our expert wine tour leader Greg Smith is putting together the itinerary now, tentatively around the Lake Chelan area. More information to come!
So there you have it, our schedule of driving tours this season. It promises to be a great combination of new tour routes and old favorites. You certainly won’t be disappointed.
Check Around the Sound as we get closer to the tour dates for more details.
Your Tour Directors,
Do you have ideas for other great driving tour destinations? Do you have suggestions for wonderful twisty highways and byways that we might enjoy? We’d love to hear from you! Please send an email with your suggestions and ideas to Ed Walker, Tours Coordinator at email@example.com