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.
Guided Tour Price & Deposit
We require a £149.00 deposit per person at the time of booking. The balance payable is due no later than 60days prior to the commencement date.
One person – One Bike Shared Room £599
One person – One Bike Single Room £845
Two people – One Bike Shared Room £945
Euro Tunnel return trip Folkestone-Calais
5 Nights en-suite accommodation in a good quality hotel
Detailed route plans and maps
GPS Co-ordinates (Garmin/Tom Tom)
Full support of a professional tour guide throughout the trip
Repatriation back to the UK
Parking and Toll charges
Admission charges to any tourist sites
Meals other than specified
On all tours it is a condition of booking that you hold valid and adequate breakdown/recovery insurance which includes repatriation of you, your pillion (if applicable) and your motorcycle.
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 on some 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. Using the motorways we are able to quickly head through France towards the Champagne city of Reims. This is where we will take a break for some lunch and soak in some scenery. Notre-Dame right in our path.
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 Switzerland (230 miles)
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 4700 feet, 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. An area famous for watch making, will give us our first taste of the alpine scenery including a stop at the worlds largest Cuckoo Clock 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 –
Switzerland to Italy and back to Switzerland (230miles)
“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 which runs us straight up into our hotel for the night. What a day to remember.
Day 4 –
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 Linigno, both large skiing resorts. Over the Livigno Pass (2315m), Bernina Pass (23287m) into St Moritz and onto the Arbula Pass (2315m).
This is what motorcycle touring dreams are made of.
Day 5 –
Switzerland to Germany to France (260miles)
Heading north today we will pass Lake Walensee and Obersee. These are two of Switzerlands largest lakes. On to the border of Germany and through the Black Forest. Fantastic roads for motorcycling. We ride part of the famous B500 through the heart of the National Park and onto the Feldberg, excluding the Alps this is Germany’s highest mountain. On past Lake Titisee and Schluchsee before heading across the border and back into the Vosges Mountains. The last part of our journey today is often part of the ‘Tour de France’ cycle race.
Day 6 –
Alsace Lorraine to Calais (340 miles)
It is with a heavy heart and a head full of fantastic memories we make our journey home. Heading back through a mixture of motorways and minor roads we make our way through the Champagne and Pas de Calais regions aiming for the Eurotunnel and home.
One Person – One Bike Shared Room, Deposit One Person – One Bike Shared Room, One Person – One Bike Single Room, Deposit One Person – One Bike Single Room, Two People – One Bike Shared Room, Deposit Two People – One Bike Shared Room