If you are looking for a short break that has stunning alpine scenery, some of the best motorcycling roads in the world, covering 4 countries and 13 alpine passes, then you have found the right tour.
This tour is not for the faint-hearted. It will test your motorcycling ability with some of the most technically challenging roads in Europe. But if you’re a die hard rider, looking for the next thrill then we’re sure we can achieve that while enjoying some of the most stunning scenery there is.
The tour starts through the Champagne region of France, continuing through the Alsace Lorraine region where we stop at our first hotel not far from the Vosges Mountains. From here we pass through some of the most challenging twisty roads that the French Vosges Mountains have to offer. On into Switzerland where we start on 13 beautiful alpine passes. Then we journey north and cross into Germany’s Black Forest and take full advantage of the best roads they have to offer.
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Day 1 - Calais to Alsace Lorraine
The tour group will assemble outside the Eurotunnel Terminal main building, where you will be met by your tour guide. After introductions and a quick briefing we will make our way to the train.
Although the day starts out with 80 miles of motorways don’t be lulled into a false sense of security. We are only making up some time while we head towards some of the fun twisty roads.
After lunch we head through the plains of the Champagne region heading north towards the Vosges Mountains in the Alsace Lorraine region of France, here stopping overnight.
Day 2 - Alsace Lorraine to Oberwold
After breakfast and the real fun begins. The Vosges Mountains. Hairpins, technically twisty roads and amazing scenery is definitely worth getting out of bed for. Following Route des Crete, past the peaks of Le Hohneck and Le Grand Ballon, reaching heights of 1450m, we will enjoy a day every biker dreams of. Fantastic twisty, steep roads through some of the most beautiful panoramic views reaching as far as Jura and the French Alps.
Once out of the Vosges we will cross the border into Switzerland near Basel. We then ride the east shoreline of Lake Zugersee and the stunning Lake Lucerne before arriving at the famous Furka Pass, with a height of some 2436m and stunning snow capped mountain views. It all starts with a single carriageway hairpins opening up towards the top for some of the most spectacular alpine views, with the Grimsel Pass climbing up the rock face out of the valley on our right hand side. After a photo opp at the top we make our way down the south side of the Furka into the valley below and to our hotel for the night.
A cold beer, glass of wine, good food and company awaits us at our second stop, staying overnight amongst the beauty of the alpines. This is what touring the Alps on your motorcycle is all about.
Day 3 - Oberwold to Davos
“Probably the best day of the tour!” We head through 6 of our 13 mountain passes and embark on a day that you will remember forever.
The first of the 6 is the Grimsel Pass, smooth surface, wide turns and not to mention the stunning lake at the top. Next up is the Susten Pass, which is a classic alpine pass, hairpins, fast sweepers and tunnels, awesome fun on a motorcycle! The Gottheard Pass is next, snaking open sided tunnels, hairpins and vista to take your breath away. Our lunch stop for the day is overlooking Airolo, just stunning.
Following lunch we head for the San Bernardino Pass which runs parallel to the Italian Border. Its famous for short and tight hairpins, point and squirt and rhythm building riding. Fantastic fun, if not a little hard work. But wait, there is more! Splugen Pass at 2118m and finishing with the Albula Pass, which runs us straight up into our hotel for the next two night. What a day to remember.
Day 4 - Stelvio Pass Ride Out
With the remaining 7 of the 13 passes to cover today, we hope you slept like a baby.
After a great nights entertainment in Switzerland its straight up the Fluela Pass (2383m, and my personal favourite) linking onto the Ofen Pass and into Italy for the world famous Stelvio Pass (2757m), the second highest pass in the Alps and is regarded by many as one of the best riding roads in the world. Over 50 hairpins to negotiate, this will test your riding abilities. After lunch at the summit we make our way down the south side into Bormio and Livigno, both large skiing resorts. Over the Passo Del Foscagno (2315m), Bernina Pass (23287m) into St Moritz and onto the Albula Pass (2315m).
This is what motorcycle touring dreams are made of.
Day 5 - Switzerland to Germany
We start the day riding through Klosters up through Liechtenstein, follow a fantastic cross country route up to the Rhein Falls, Europe's largest waterfall for lunch. The fast sweepers of the Schaffhausen Naturpark starts the afternoons ride up into Germany, past Lake Titisee, over the Feldberg (Germanys highest mountain) and into Freiburg for a great night out in this buzzing University City.
Day 6 - Freiburg to Metz
We leave the University City of Freiburg and head into France and the Vosges to ride over The Grand Ballon on the fabulous Route des Crete. Then its is more sweeping bends and rolling country side as we make our way into the Alsace Lorraine Region on empty race track smooth tarmac.
Day 7 - Metz to Calais
After a night of sharing stories, a few beers and great food we wake to start our journey home. Although there will be a motorway today, do not lose hope, we will spend all but the last hour on some great biking roads as we make our way across Northern France.
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