The Appenzell region beckons with its natural beauty, its fantastic views and two great events for motoring enthusiasts held in June.

Werni Näf, co-initiator of the cult biker meeting "Tell Ride", leads us on this great tour through the Appenzellerland. The BP petrol station with coffee bar and terrace on the Ricken is the ideal meeting point. From here we continue in the direction of Wattwil - Werni: "Here you can see the Churfirsten from a different angle" - and Hemberg, which is famous for its mountain race.  
A little later we pass the Hundwiler bridge, built in 1992 and nearly 270 meters long. It had also achieved great fame due to the many suicide cases, which existed until the installation of restraining grids. Then a section with fast bends and a magnificent view of Lake Constance follows in the direction of Rehetobel. But it gets even better: In Sankt Anton - in Appenzell Innerrhoden and not on the Arlberg (A) - it is worth taking a break at the pass summit at 1200 metres. Here you can see not only Lake Constance, but also the Bregenzerwald as far as Calanda and the entire Rhine Valley. Werni: "This is brilliant! In this region it is worthwhile to simply drive a four-class road and discover new, beautiful areas. And with a little luck, you can even see the customs you have lived."

Before we reach the last highlight of the curve, Schwägalp, we cross the picturesque Appenzell, where the "Appezölle Biker Tröffe" has been tempting us for many years. Werni: "On this tour, there are countless possibilities to shorten the route or add further sections. For me, eastern Switzerland is a popular area with little traffic, especially at the beginning of the motorbike season. 

Text: Dimitri Hüppi
Photos: Appetizölle Biker Tröffe, Mountain Race Hemberg, Werni Näf

Sport and sociability motorbike events:
Werni Näf, the initiator of the Tell Ride, the uncomplicated biker event in Freienbach SZ. The next edition will take place on 22 and 23 August 2020, of course with an eighth-mile sprint.

At the mountain race in Hemberg, motor sports enthusiasts will not only experience vintage cars in fast-paced action in a dreamlike setting. This year the organisers are expecting around 200 drivers.