14 days
Duration
2700
Miles
Yes
Pillions?
Max 15
Riders
Intermediate, Progressive
Tour pace

GRAND ALPS 
MOTORCYCLE TOUR

A glorious and stunning escorted motorcycle tour across more than 36 of the most magnificent Alpine Passes that flow across Switzerland, France, Italy and Austria. Ideal for experienced riders


HOTELS

Quality 3*+ Hotels & breakfast included.

DATES

11/07/20 or 5/09/20

ESCORTED

Fully escorted tour &  professional guide

 

SUITABLE FOR

Experienced competent riders

GPS MAPS

Daily GPX Map Files Included

EURO TUNNEL

Euro tunnel Fare included

The Grand Alps motorcycle tour covers some of the most incredible roads in all of Europe. This is a seriously scenic tour, with some of the best views you will find on this Alpine Motorcycle Tour. Our motorcycle tour takes us into the heart of the Swiss, Italian and Austrian Alps on a journey that is breathtaking from the moment you leave the hotel to the minute you grab hold of that well earned drink at the end of each spectacular day!


When people think about the Alps, images of snow peaked mountains, lush green rolling hillsides and mountains come to mind. Acres and acres of unspoiled mountains and the odd cow bell, jingling away in the distance, you may have a more vivid imagination than I, and envisage Heidi skipping down the hillside through the flowers singing as she does, or maybe not, maybe the thought of thundering through those sweeping bends with your foot pegs almost kissing the black blanket of smooth tarmac or just cruising along taking in all the sights, is a far more thrilling prospect. Absorbing the crisp clean air, the sights, sounds and impressive beauty the Alps provides every rider that cares to grace its roads

For some, however, it becomes a ribbon of tarmac in which they can enhance their riding skills, whilst watching the impressive scenery whizzing past. The sensation and emotion the Alps can instil in a rider is phenomenal, a feeling of utter joy and elation smacks you hard as you realise you are truly in one of the most impressive riding locations in all of Europe.

If you love riding scenic roads through Alpine forests and over mountain passes, then this tour is an absolute must for any rider who wants to get the most out of their riding experience. The Grand Alps tour is stuffed full of alpine roads, plenty of twists, turns, hairpins and long sweeping, seemingly endless bends that flow through the magnificent landscapes across the Swiss, Italian and Austrian alpine range.

This tour could possibly be every riders dream. With over 30 mountain passes you will see some of the most incredible landscapes in all of Europe, from the Stelvio Pass in northern Italy near the town of Bormio, to famous biker passes such as Furka Pass, Grossglockner Pass, Nufenen pass, the Dolomites and more. You will reach altitudes of up to 2500+ meters with stunning views and roads that captivate all your senses, our Grand Alps Motorcycle Tour is probably one of the most scenic and spectacular of all.
Book today and join us for a fabulous and exciting tour with great hotels (most are 3 or 4 star rated) with plenty of character and facilities, great food and drink and above all, a company that really care and look out for their customers/riders
QUICK LOOK
Duration 13 nights – 14 days
Touring location France, Swiss Alps, Italian Alps, Austria, Germany
Tour type Escorted or Self-Guided options
Accommodation Great Quality Hotels – 3* or higher
Mileage (miles) Average 140 – 200 p/day
Total miles for the tour Approx 2,500 – 2,700
Road types (all tarmac) Motorway, A roads, B roads, mountain passes
Suitable for… Experienced riders
Suitable for pillions Yes
Group size 15  riders max
Meals included Breakfast

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Grimsel Pass – Switzerland
  • Grosglockner Pass – Austria
  • Furkha Pass – Switzerland
  • Nuffenen Pass – Switzerland
  • St Bernadino Pass – Italy
  • Passo Rollo – Italy
  • Vosge Mountains – France
  • Stelvio Pass – Italy
  • Lake Garda (Rest Day) – Italy
  • and more…

INSPIRATION

1

DAY 1 - FRANCE

Meet and greet and head off to France early morning

Our first day takes us on non-motorway roads through to Reims where we stay the evening

Distance: 182 miles

2

DAY 2 - REIMS TO THE VOSGES MOUNTAINS

We ride through the Vosges Mountains and stop at the Grand Ballon (highest point). Our destination hotel is just at the base of the Vosges Mountains

Distance: 232 miles

3

DAY 3 - SWITZERLAND - THE ALPS

We head into Switzerland avoiding the motorways once again and over Grimsel Pass staying in Fiesch tonight for two nights in the Swiss Alps. The two night stay allows you to leave bags/luggage in the room so you can enjoy the ride tomorrow without the need to carry any weight

Distance: 159 miles

4

DAY 4 - ALPINE PASSES

Susten Pass, Furka Pass, and another run up Grimsel Pass (in reverse) will provide fun and excitement today for all. A shorter day in order to make the most of the stunning roads we will be riding and more time to enjoy and admire the scenery.

Luggage can be left in the room as we will be staying in the same hotel tonight

Distance: 110 miles

5

DAY 5 - ITALIAN ALPS!

Today we make our way through some more mountain passes, Nufenen Pass, Splugen Pass, San Bernadino Pass to name but a few. We end the magnificent days riding near lake Como in Italy

Distance: 160 miles (approx)

6

DAY 6 - STELVIO PASS

Our ride today takes us through Albula Pass in Switzerland and nicely lines us up for a run over the Stelvio Pass. We have carefull placed the run over Stelvio to fall on a week day to ensure there is less traffic to interfere with your enjoyment. We then head into Bormio at the base of the pass in Italy

Distance: 170 miles

7

DAY 7 - LAKE GARDA

We head for lake Garda today via Gavia Pass and San Antonio Passes, stopping on route to capture some awesome pics of Lake Garda from the hills. Day off the bikes tomorrow so time for a few beers!

Distance: 150 miles

8

DAY 8 - REST DAY - LAKE GARDA

Day off the bikes to enjoy the stunning lake Garda. Relax …

Optional self-guided route available for anyone wanting to ride around the lakes in amongst the mountains (128 miles)

9

DAY 9 - TREMOSINE & DOLOMITES

Staying in Italy for the morning we make our way across Lake Garda on the vehicle ferry to get to the Tremosine, where we begin our journey with the most incredible ride of your life, Strada Della Forra. We then head towards South Tyrol as we proceed to the Dolomites, this is an amazing area with spectacular scenery and a must see experience. Plenty of usual winding, twisting roads today as well as some longer straights.

Distance: 160 miles

10

DAY 10 - TYROL - DOLOMITES

Staying in Italy we head off on a spectacular ride through South Tyrol, including the Passo Rolle. We will be staying in the same hotel again this evening so another chance to leave the bags in the room for a more agile and lightweight riding enjoyment

Distance: 110 miles

11

DAY 11 - GROSSGLOCKNER PASS


Another treat in store for you today as we head further through the Dolomites and South Tyrol and onto Grossglockner High Alpine Pass, which, is the highest surfaced mountain pass road in Austria. It connects Bruck in the state of Salzburg with Heiligenblut in Carinthia via Fuscher Törland Hochtor Pass at 2,504 m (8,215 ft). The road is named after the Grossglockner, Austria’s highest mountain.

Distance: 183 miles / Toll fee = 26 Euros

12

DAY 12 - AUSTRIA


We head through Austria today on some fantastic roads, passes and scenic routes avoiding motorways and making a brief stop at the Neuschwanstein Castle.

Distance: 225 miles

13

DAY 13 - RHINEFALLS

Our journey today takes us to Rhinefalls waterfall, the Black Forest and into the picturesque Nord Vosges National Park

Distance: 315 miles

14

DAY 14 - CALAIS

We head through Belgium and back into France to catch our Euro Tunnel train home

Distance: 263 miles


Itinerary may be subject to minor change due to improvements based on feedback and hotel locations as well as other eventualities beyond our control

DATES

  • 11th July 2020
  • 5th September 2020

PRICES 

  1. Single rider sharing a twin room – Only £2495
  2. Rider & Pillion sharing a double or twin room – Only £3995
  3. Rider with single room – Only £2995

Prices are based on riders using their own motorcycle. Hire bikes can be arranged independently via our recommended provider based in the South of London, see here

INCLUDED

  • Euro Tunnel return ticket
  • 3* or better hotel accommodation
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Gpx files (Day to day)
  • Colourful tour itinerary
  • Touring Guide & Customers Support Pack
  • Full support and instructions
  • Professional friendly and fun tour guide
  • Neck tube
  • Key ring and stickers
  • 24/7 support when on the tour
  • Fun, entertaining and considerate guide
  • Discount off future tours booked with GMT

NOT INCLUDED

  • Fuel
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals other than stated
  • Tolls
  • Vignettes
  • Entry fees to attractions
  • Parking fees
  • Repatriation cover

The Grand Alps Motorcycle Tour is a stunning experience, with amazing scenery, gorgeous vistas that roll on for miles and snow capped peaks provide excellent backdrops on this tour. 

Safety note
Please be mindful that this tour can be challenging for inexperienced riders due to the tight twists, turns and hairpins. 

Will my Harley Davidson, Victory, Indian or similar cruiser style motorcycle be suitable?

Whilst we have had many similar bikes on these tours, it is down to the riders ability more so than the bike. If you are an experienced rider and competent on the bike then you should be fine, however, bear in mind some sections (such as Stelvio Pass with over 48 tight hairpins) can be a little challenging for cruiser riders, especially if it gets wet

What will the weather be like?

How long is a piece of string! Usually it is mild, sunny with the odd overcast. As it is the Alps we may experience some rain due to the mountains. It can also get slightly chilly higher up we go

Will I need a new set of tyres?

Not necessarily but you must have a set of tyres with tread capable of doing 3,000 miles before you leave, it is also advised to ensure your bike is in fully serviceable condition and ensure you have repatriation cover

Can I book on the tour but ride on my own at my own pace?

Yes, of course. Just let the tour guide know and use the routes provided in gpx format for your sat nav

What if I have another question

That’s fine, just email us and we will get back to you usually same day or give us a call

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