04 October 2022

BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy 2022 in Albania co-organized by Albania Holidays DMC

This year, the start of the eighth edition of the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy began in Kavaj√ę, Albania. On the shores of the Adriatic Sea, near the city of Kavaja in the western lowlands of Albania. One of the main links in the organization of the event was Albania Holidays, proud to been part of this large and professional chain in the organization of GSTrophy2022! Albania Holidays DMC was the local DMC partner for GSTrophy, providing services in Albania, Europe's ultimate off-road gem! This year there were 21 international teams, 15 of which were three-man teams and 6 two-man teams – a completely new format for the international GS trophy. The route started from Kavaje to Berat Castle then to Lake Ohrid from Lake Ohrid to Farma Sotira then to Himare and in the end again to Kavaje.

BMW Motorrad bringed the International GS Trophy to Albania between 4 and 10 September 2022. The country, which is considered an insider tip for off-road touring, is incredibly rich in flora, fauna and culture. The unknown beauty of Albania

Rugged mountains, vast valleys, wild rivers, dense forests and a fantastic coastline. The best Enduro riders in the world can look forward to discovering this as yet quite unknown beauty on their GS bikes. Seven days of pure adventure. Seven days that took two years of preparation. Seven life-changing days. Each rider has only had one opportunity to participate in the GS International Trophy. But it wasn't a classic race – these intense challenges, in which participants demonstrate their knowledge and horsemanship, are all about team spirit and skill.

 And the trip was made unforgettable by nights in the tent under the stars, unique landscapes and cultures, and new friends from all over the world. GS Trophy 2022 has findied an almost untouched piece of land with exciting trails. For the Int. GS Trophy 2022 in Europe was a seemingly unrealistic mission for our scouts. But then they discovered Albania with its fantastic landscapes. One thing becomes immediately clear: they have written here new adventure stories this year.


A country with traditions and hospitality

With a population of 2.8 million, most of which lives in the larger cities, Albania is located on the Adriatic and Ionian Seas. On average, it lies at altitudes of 708 metres above sea level and the country’s highest peak is at 2,751 metres. The mountainous, sometimes alpine landscape makes it a paradise for GS riders. The local population is proud of its traditions. Traditional clothing includes the pleated skirt for men, the bell skirt for women or the traditional, white felt cap. An important part of Albanian folklore is the popular dances staged on special occasions. Women tend to dance more lyrical dances, while men demonstrate bravery and pride with their performances. Albania clearly forms part of the Mediterranean in terms of its cuisine. Traditionally, several dishes are put in the middle of the table for everyone to enjoy and share. Thanks to epic trails, Albania offers the perfect backdrop for the Int. GS Trophy 2022. This is where they test own limits, make new friends and cultivate a team spirit.

"I am deeply impressed by Albanians’ hospitality.“ said Ralf Rodepeter Head of Marketing and Product Management

Albania Holidays DMC was the local partner of BMWmotorrrad for organizing this huge event in Albania. Albania Holidays is widely recognized as one of the market leaders offering quality travel services in Albania and neighbouring countries, through exclusively providing incoming services to our clients and partners. Through partnership with the best tourism service providers in the country it made the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy 2022 a great success.

Participants had the opportunity to experience a diverse landscape and wilderness, delicious food and outstanding Albanian hospitality

Some photos of the event :-) 
International Sport Event DMC Albania

MW Motorrad International GS Trophy 2022

MW Motorrad International GS Trophy 2022

International Sport Event organizing in Albania

Albania DMC event organizer

Source: www.bmw-motorrad.com/