Prior to this extraordinary journey, Max took what he described as a "test ride" to North Africa on a 1929 Puch 250T. His route: South Tyrol - Italy - France - Spain - Shipping in Malaga to Africa - Morocco - Algeria - Libya - by ship from Tripoli to Sicily - Italy - Austria.
In 1935 he rode to Indo-China, and the following year he circumnavigated the world.
His father, Hans August Reisch, crossed the Alps to the Mediterranean in 1904, also on a Puch.
Text derived largely from maxreisch.at
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