The third edition of this Indian Motorcycle owners meeting was once again held in the superb scenery of this Swiss border region with Italy at the foot of the St.
Gotthard massif and its no less famous road pass of the same name at 2107 metres, it's very popular with motorcyclists in the summer.
Here the roads alternate between valleys, lakes, twists and turns and the many passes with their superb viewpoints providing great moments.
The initiative for this annual event was taken by the IMRG South Gotthard and its President Augusto Marchi, who managed to gather 165 Indians, i.e. 220 participants including passengers. Twenty-two IMRGs were represented from all over Switzerland, but also from France, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany and Italy, giving an international dimension to this meeting as well as being the largest gathering in Switzerland. This year, the meeting point at the foot of the Gotthard led the participants to Lugano, a beautiful city on the edge of a lake surrounded by mountains, located in the centre of the canton of Ticino (Italian-speaking region of Switzerland). After a walk to the top of Mount San Salvatore by the historic funicular, everyone met at the Vetta restaurant on the waterfront for a great evening with a table full of specialities and an excellent country band.
The next day a panoramic walk was organised for which a magnificent convoy of Indian Motorcycle had formed from Lugano to follow the Ceresio lake. The troops then headed up Monte San Giorgio (a UNESCO site) to the panoramic restaurant of the Hotel Serpiano, which has a large terrace offering a breathtaking view of the lake. The setting of this much appreciated lunch marked the end of these IMRG meetings and the time for souvenir photos and hugs before everyone took to the road again.
Congratulations to the IMRG South Gotthard, which was created in 2017, for the perfect organisation and success of this third edition, which brought together a record number of participants in Switzerland. The organising team is already looking ahead to 2022 with the aim of taking the number of Indian Motorcycle at this event up a notch and attracting IMRGs from even further afield on 3 & 4 September.