18 Days
Duration
5,000+
Miles
Yes
Pillions?
14
Riders
Progressive
Tour pace

18 DAY EUROPEAN ADVENTURE
MOTORCYCLE TOUR

Join us on a remarkable adventure through Europe over 18 days. A spectacular tour for seasoned riders of any age, which, takes us through the Alps into Italy and then across to Greece. Returning home via the Adriatic coast. A must do for any intrepid motorcyclist


HOTELS

Quality Hotels & breakfast included.

REST DAYS

2 x rest days

ESCORTED

Fully escorted tour &  professional guide

 

DISTANCE

4,500 miles (approx) mixed roads

GPS MAPS

Daily GPX Map Files Included

EURO TUNNEL

Euro tunnel & Ferry costs included

On our last three European tours we rode from the UK through the Alps, into Italy and then hopped onto an overnight ferry to Greece where we explored this beautiful part of the world before heading up the Adriatic Coast through Albania, Croatia, Bosnia and more.

It has been on both occasions, a magnificent, life changing experience for those involved, so this year we thought we would improve the tour once again and give 14 very lucky riders the exclusive opportunity to ride with us on our new and improved grand tour of Europe

We don’t want to give too much away and spoil the intrigue and excitement but here is a taster of what to expect on the tour. For more details, have a look at the itinerary

  • Vosges Mountains
  • Pisa
  • Rome
  • Pompeii
  • Amalfi Coast Road
  • Athens
  • Montenegro
  • Bosnia
  • Albania
  • Dolomites
  • Croatia (Lakes)
    And much more…

As a group, we will ride through France into the Alps and descend into Italy, making our way casually through some of the most stunning locations and sights before heading off to Greece on our overnight ferry. The tour is suitable for seasoned riders, ideally with experience of longer mile tours.

you will be accompanied by a tour guide at all times but also have the option to ride alone away from the group using the comprehensive route maps we provide for your sat nav.

the tour is entirely hotel based, there are 16 nights of hotel accommodation, 1 x night overnight ferry. All breakfasts are included along with the Euro Tunnel return fare and your ferry and cabin costs.

 

1

DAY 1 - CALAIS - ARDENNES VALLEY

We meet early morning around 07.00 at the Euro tunnel for our 08.20 departure, so we can make the most of the day and get to The Ardennes Valley. On route we will use non motorway roads through France

Distance: 203 miles

2

DAY 2 - ARDENNES VALLEY - VOSGES MOUNTAINS

We head south today avoiding motorways all day as we head through the Lorraine National Park, then onto the Vosges Mountains where there will be a short play on the twisties

Distance: 240 miles

3

DAY 3 - GRAND BALLON - GRIMSEL PASS

We have an eventful day today. Our first ride will be through the Vosges Mountains, in particular the Grand Ballon, The Grand Ballon or Great Belchen is the highest mountain of the Vosges, located 25 kilometres northwest of Mulhouse, France. It is also the highest point of the Grand-Est French region.

From here we head through Regional Natural Park Thal just over the French border into Switzerland. Soon after we head through the UNESCO Biosphare Entlebuch National Park, A world Heritage UNESCO site. Next up is Grimsel Pass. The Grimsel Pass is a mountain pass in Switzerland, crossing the Bernese Alps at an elevation of 2,164 metres. The pass connects the Haslital, the upper valley of the river Aare, with the upper valley of the Rhône. This magnificent mountain pass, often with snowy peaks throughout the year is spectacular, the roads are smooth, often long and winding with a few hairpins thrown in for peg grinders!

Distance: 221 miles

4

DAY 4 - SWISS ALPS - PISA (ITALY)

Today we ride through some spectacularly scenic roads in the Swiss Alps which bring us into Italy early morning as we head down onto lake D’Orta. We then ride around Milan and head for Pisa. Now in Italy, we need to jump on the motorway for a while to make up some time. We arrive in Pisa to a comfortable campsite with pool, restaurant, bar etc. That evening we talk a walk (500yrds) to see The Leaning Tower of Pisa, a spectacular sight in the flesh, so to speak and also have dinner in a restaurant just yards from the famous tower. A wonderful experience and worth every mile of the longer day on motorway this afternoon

Distance: 325 miles

5

DAY 5 - PISA to ROME (Capital City)

You have two options today;
It is recommended that we leave slightly earlier today as traffic in Rome during late afternoon can be challenging! 

  1. Using your own sat nav, you will head onto the motorway for a 215 mile direct ride into Rome, the sat nav will take you directly to the hotel, giving an ETA of around lunchtime, allowing you the chance to look around the city in the afternoon and evening. It is a direct route and approx 4.5 hrs with perhaps one stop for fuel and refreshment at the designated motorway speeds
  2. Opt for the mostly non-motorway route (far more scenic riding through the Tuscan Countryside with lots of smooth long flowing bends) and arrive in Rome approx dinner time, this leaves less time to explore the hectic city but still plenty of time to have a stroll during the evening after dinner

Distance: 215 miles or 240 miles (slower route)

6

DAY 6 - ROME to SORRENTO (Amalfi Coast)

We leave Rome just after 08.30 and head south now towards Naples. On route we ride through Parco Naturale Dei Monte Aurunci before taking a ride up the twisty Mount Vesuvio, famously known as the volcano that erupted and devastated the town of Pompeii in 79AD. Having snapped a few photos, we head to Pompeii’s archaeological site, we wont stop to view the site, it is merely a quick stop to show you where it is and how to enter. As you will have a day of rest tomorrow you are free to jump on the train or ride your bike if you wish to view the site (The train takes you from Sorrento, where we will be staying for two nights), to the entrance to Pompeii (about 30-45 mins journey)

Sorrento is a beautiful town and my favourite in Italy, sit in the square cafe and watch the world go by or take a ride on a horse and cart. Sit on the marina with a beer etc. There is lots to do

Distance: 210 miles

7

DAY 7 - REST DAY IN SORRENTO

Day off to explore the beautiful coastal town of Sorrento, which sits just next to the Amalfi Coast Road. Sorrento is a coastal town in southwestern Italy, facing the Bay of Naples on the Sorrentine Peninsula. Perched atop cliffs that separate the town from its busy marinas, it’s known for sweeping water views and Piazza Tasso, a cafe-lined square.

The historic center is a warren of narrow alleys that’s home to the Chiesa di San Francesco, a 14th-century church with a tranquil cloister. Stroll through the town, sip coffee or Limoncello (locally made lemon liqueur) in one of the cafe’s or take a short ferry ride to Capri. Capri, is an island in Italy’s Bay of Naples, is famed for its rugged landscape, upscale hotels and shopping, from designer fashions to limoncello and handmade leather sandals. One of its best-known natural sites is the Blue Grotto, a dark cavern where the sea glows electric blue, the result of sunlight passing through an underwater cave. In summer, Capri’s dramatic, cove-studded coastline draws many yachts. You could also head to Pompeii or Naples on the train. There’s plenty to do!!

8

DAY 8 - AMALFI COAST - BRINDISI FERRY

We head from Sorrento today along the incredibly amazing Amalfi Coast. The Amalfi Coast Road can get busy at times, which is another reason why the tour runs outside the peak season times. Nonetheless, it is an absolute wonderful experience.

The Amalfi Coast is a 50-kilometer stretch of coastline along the southern edge of Italy’s Sorrentine Peninsula, in the Campania region. It’s a popular holiday destination, with sheer cliffs and a rugged shoreline dotted with small beaches and pastel-colored fishing villages. The coastal road between the port city of Salerno and clifftop Sorrento winds past grand villas, terraced vineyards and cliffside lemon groves

From here we head east to Brindisi to catch the late evening ferry, that will take us overnight to Greece. A shared cabin is provided (private cabin if rider and pillion or single rider with private room)

Distance: 247 miles

9

DAY 9 - PATRAS GREECE - ATHENS

Disembark the ferry and ride to Athens

Distance: 117 miles

10

DAY 10 - ATHENS REST DAY

Take a day off, explore Athens

13

DAY 13 - ATHENS - DELPHI RUINS

From Athens, now refreshed from our two night stay. We head along the motorway for a short while to Delphi, which is a town on Mount Parnassus in the south of mainland Greece. It’s the site of the 4th-century-B.C. Temple of Apollo, once home to a legendary oracle. This extensive mountainside archaeological complex contains the remains of the sanctuaries of Apollo and Athena Pronaia, as well as an ancient stadium and theater. Delphi Archaeological Museum displays artifacts found among the ruins

From here we head through beautiful countryside to reach our hotel near Igoumenitsa

Distance:330 miles

14

DAY 14 - ALBANIA/MONTEGRO

Another day of riding through beautiful scenery and along some amazing roads as we head northwards to Montegro via Albania. We will be crossing the border today so passports and documents at the ready

Distance:283 miles

15

DAY 15 - CROATIA

We ride through Bosnia and then up the Adriatic Coast to Croatia today and stay overnight by the sea

Distance:298 miles

16

DAY 16 - DOLOMITES

Our day is spent traversing over the Italian Alps into the Dolomites to reach our destination in Innsbruck this evening

Distance:242 miles

17

DAY 17 - FRANCE

Heading through Germany we enter back into France and stay near the Nord Vosges National Park

Distance:299 miles

18

DAY 18 - CALAIS

From the Nord Vosges Region we head back to Calais

Distance:350 miles

DATES

  • 12th September 2020

TOUR FEES

  • Single rider twin room share: £2299.00
  • Rider & pillion (Double or twin room): £3499.00
  • Single rider with private room & cabin: £2999.00

INCLUDED

  • Euro tunnel return
  • All hotel accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Overnight ferry with cabin from Italy to Greece
  • Full itinerary
  • Daily route maps
  • Free gifts
  • Experienced tour guide
  • First aid qualified tour guide
  • Basic tools carried by tour guide
  • Compilation video
  • Compilation photos

NOT INCLUDED

  • Visas (if required)
  • Tolls
  • Vignettes
  • Fuel
  • Meals other than stated
  • Room service
  • Parking
  • Entrance fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Green Cards

How much will fuel cost?
We calculate fuel on the basis of £10 per 100 miles, therefore expect to pay approx £500 for fuel for the trip

How much are the customs crossings?
In order to cross border crossings in Bosnia, Montenegro etc, we will need to purchase “Green Cards” (3rd party insurance and it is compulsory even if you have UK insurance cover)
The cost varies between 10 – 30 Euros for each border

Do you hire motorbikes?

No but we do know a company based in south London who may be able to hire you a bike

Are the places on the itinerary safe?

Yes, conflict in the regions where we will be travelling is long subsided and there is no risk of war. Crime is present but less of a risk in the areas we will be riding

If you wish to ask a question please email us

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