International GS Trophy 2022

The unknown beauty of Albania

Rugged mountains, vast valleys, wild rivers, dense forests and a fantastic coastline: BMW Motorrad will bring the International GS Trophy to Albania between the 4th and 10th of September 2022. The country, which is considered an insider tip for off-road touring, is incredibly rich in flora, fauna and culture. The best Enduro riders in the world can look forward to discovering this as yet quite unknown beauty on their GS bikes, in numerous special stages, and experience the #SpiritOfGS up close.

Once in a Lifetime

Seven days of pure adventure. Seven days that took two years of preparation. Seven days that change lives. Each rider only has one opportunity to take part in the International GS Trophy. But it is not a classic race – these intense challenges, in which participants demonstrate their knowledge and riding prowess, are all about team spirit and skill. And the journey is made memorable by nights in the tent under the stars, unique landscapes and cultures, as well as new friends from all over the world – the #SpiritOfGS doesn’t get much better than this.

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International GS Trophy 2022 Official Teaser

Our team for Albania

The Int. GS Trophy 2022 Qualifier USA is done. The best GS riders in the country met to qualify for Team USA at the Int. GS Trophy 2022 in Albania. In the Qualifier, three GS riders and two female riders prevailed over tough competition. The team is now preparing to compete at the 2022 Int. GS Trophy in Albania.

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Being smooth and comfortable on the road and having the ability to go through tough terrain at any time - that's what I love most about my GS.

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Galina Snegireva

Team USA, Int. GS Trophy 2022

Benjamin Phaup

Benjamin Phaup (32) from Amherst works as a technician on electronic access systems. He has loved motorcycles since early childhood. He learned to ride in secret on a buddy's farm. Years later, after riding the Trans America Trail on a GS, a friend told him about the Int. GS Trophy, prompting Benjamin to start training right away.

Cory Call

Cory Call (50) from Sacramento sells motorcycles. He got into biking through his older brother, who gave him a mini bike for Christmas - and now rides an R nineT Scrambler himself. Cory uses his GS for the long commute to work. And he's always amazed at how versatile the GS is.

James Duplease

James Duplease (43) from San Diego works as a roofer. Even as a child, he was a passenger on a motorcycle with his father. So riding himself at some point was quite logical. After riding a friend's GS around the block just once, he was hooked: His next GS will be his fifth. 

Galina Snegireva

Galina Snegireva (53) from Ionia, Michigan, owns and runs a restaurant. A video of a ride through the Dolomites inspired her so much that she learned to bike. She loves being on the road, gathering new experiences and making friends. And she knows: The way to the most beautiful places is usually rocky. But with the GS she's always at the ready.

Kandi Spangler

Kandi Spangler, 45, of Denver, sells airplanes and has been flying since she was 16. She was taught to ride a motorcycle by her father when she was 7 or 8 years old. On the large family farm, she used her bike to herd cattle, among other things. After a 20-year hiatus, she now rides enthusiastically again and has had quite a few GSs in her possession.

Review 2020

On the hobbit trail

We see a video of the last International GS Trophy 2020 in New Zealand.

On the hobbit trail

New Zealand not only offers an impressive film backdrop, but was also ideal terrain for the International GS Trophy 2020. Where rainforests meet glaciers, and fjord landscapes lie at the foot of low mountain ranges, the participants enjoyed pure Enduro fun at every meter.

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The incredible rides and the unique community were an experience that will change my life.

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BJ Vosloo

Team South Africa

Documentary

Behind the scenes in New Zealand

Eight days, 22 teams, 2,500 kilometres: These are the hard facts of the 2020 International GS Trophy in New Zealand. To find out how big the organisation effort and support team was, how many spare parts travelled to the other end of the world, and how the navigation devices were charged on the go, see our three-part documentary on Amazon Prime (available in Germany, Great Britain and the USA).

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