11 days
Duration
Max 12
Riders
2500 approx
Miles
Intermediate
Tour pace
Yes
Pillions?

PYRENEES MOUNTAINS & COTE D’AZUR FRENCH RIVIERA MOTORCYCLE TOUR

An extremely popular tour for bikers of all abilities who want to squeeze plenty of scenery and stunning roads into a shorter 11 day tour. This tour is fabulous and often breathtaking!


If you are searching for a motorcycle touring holiday with spectacular scenery, endless miles of stunning mountain roads packed full of twists and turns, ascending mountain roads with views stretching for miles and a sense of adventure and freedom, then the Pyrenees Mountains and Cote D’Azure in the French Riviera Motorcycle Tour can offer you just that and more

Rising higher than 3,400m in elevation the Pyrenees offers riders fabulous scenery, heart pounding landscapes and roads that traverse the entire length of the range, offering some of the most incredible and awe inspiring vistas that stretch for miles. Our Pyrenees & Cote D’Azur Motorcycle Tour is a stunning journey through mountains that carve their way through the French and Spanish Border and northwards from the French Riviera.

With a day off in the heart of the Pyrenees to explore or head off on a pre-planned tour of the local area with various options, from some dirt road riding to a casual cruise around the mountains, the choice is yours, either way it will be a stunning experience to remember

We will climb high into the mountains and stay in quality hotels. Being a Guided Tour, you will have a professional tour guide with you 24/7. There will be plenty of times for you to blast away the cobwebs and get ahead of the group if you wish.

Breakfast is provided each morning before we leave the hotel and head off out onto some of the most incredible roads in Europe

For more information please read the itinerary section

 

Additional information

Rider TypeSolo Rider Sharing Twin, Rider & Pillion Twin/Double, Solo Rider Private Room, Self Guided Tour Solo Rider, Self Guided Tour Rider +1

Please note:
If you would prefer to catch an overnight ferry from UK to Spain we can advise on this but you would be responsible for making your own ferry booking and meeting the rest of the group at the 2nd nights hotel* A deduction of £180.00 is offered from the tour price if choosing this option


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DAY 1 - CALAIS TO TOURS

Meeting at the Euro-tunnel Terminal in Folkestone we head through the border crossings onto the train for around 08.20 (meeting time is 07.30)
We arrive on French soil at around 10.00 (1 hour ahead) and begin our first transit day towards Tours where we will stay the evening

Distance: Approx 320 miles 
Time: 5 hours (not including stops)

2

DAY 2 - TOURS - SAN SEBASTIAN (SPAIN)

We continue on our second transit day and head for San Sebastian in the north of Spain just on the French border. Just south of the town we will stay in our hotel for the evening, which lines us up nicely for the Pyrenees. A shorter more leisurely ride tomorrow through the mountains.

Distance: Approx 350 miles 
Time: 5.5 hours (not including stops)

3

DAY 3 - PYRENEES MOUNTAINS

Our first taste of the stunning mountains and glorious scenery as we ride through some of the most spectacular roads in Europe
4

DAY 4 - HEADING TO ANDORRA

We continue through more fantastic and breathtaking mountain passes across the Pyrenees today as we head for Andorra. With stunning views and incredible roads throughout the entire day. We wont spoil it too much but we guarantee you wont be disappointed

5

DAY 5 - PYRENEES - ANDORRA

We continue heading for Andorra, a tiny, independent principality situated between France and Spain in the Pyrenees mountains. It’s known for its ski resorts and a tax-haven status that encourages duty-free shopping. Capital Andorra la Vella has boutiques and jewelers on Meritxell Avenue and several shopping centers. The old quarter, Barri Antic, houses Romanesque Santa Coloma Church, with a circular bell tower. We stay in a 4* Wellness Center in Andorra for 2 nights with a chance to have a break from riding or choose on of the ride outs
6

DAY 6 - REST DAY

Staying in a beautiful 4* hotel with spa for two nights! With wellness center for massage, swimming, pampering etc

Day off in Andorra to explore/shop/browse etc, or

Option 1: Short ride out around Andorra Mountain ranges (lots of hairpins and mountain roads) 4hrs without stops (115 miles)

Option 2: Longer ride (figure of 8) including the shorter version and an extended version alongside lakes and more mountain roads – 6.5 hrs (210 miles)

Option 3: Mix of tarmac/fire trails/ dirt roads (for experienced riders ideally with dual sport machines) tarmac / Part gravel/dirt roads – Approx 5hrs (100 miles) to view the hidden lakes and vistas by dirt tracks and tarmac

7

DAY 7 - ANDORRA TO MONTPELIER

Heading along the Riviera now we weave in and out of the rugged mountainside that lay just inshore from the coast and arrive late afternoon in Montpelier. Montpellier is a city in southern France, 10km inland from the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. The town’s stately Gothic Cathédrale Saint-Pierre, distinguished by conical towers, dates to 1364. The city’s Antigone district is a chic, modern development inspired by neoclassical motifs. Paintings from French and European Old Masters hang at the Musée Fabre.

Distance: 262 miles approx 
Time: 6 hrs

8

DAY 8 - MONTPELIER TO COMBE LAVAL

Frequently recognized as the most magnificent road in the French Alps, this road through Combe Laval was constructed between 1861 and 1898 and originally served for the transportation of timber from the Forêt de Lente to St-Jean-en-Royans (France).

It comes with awe-inspiring views of the Vercors region. The most spectacular stretch of the road, between St. Jean-en-Royans and Col de la Machine, cuts into the cliff-like side of the gorge and runs via a series of short, narrow tunnels. Nearly 8 mi (13 km) of lush, alpine beauty and dizzying heights.

Distance: Approx 200 miles 
Time: Approx 5 hrs without stops

9

DAY 9 - MONT BLANC

Today we head into the heart of the French Alps and ride across the Mont Blanc Mountain Pass. A stunning landscape like no other. We then head through Switzerland and stay near the border of Switzerland and France for the evening in a lovely hotel

Distance: 259 miles approx 
Time: 5.5 hrs without stops 
ETA: 18.00

10

DAY 10 - VOSGES MOUNTAINS - REIMS


When we leave Switzerland we head for the Vosges Mountains and then join up with the motorway to Reims where we stay the night before our final day tomorrow that takes us back to Calais

Distance: 330 miles approx 
Time: 6.5 hours without stops

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DAY 11 - REIMS - CALAIS

We head back up the motorway to Calais today but first we make a quick photo stop and opportunity at The circuit Reims-Gueux, which, was a Grand Prix motor racing road course, located in Gueux, 7.5 km west of Reims in the Champagne region of north-eastern France, established in 1926 as the second venue of the Grand Prix de la Marne

Our train departs mid afternoon for Folkestone

Distance: 170 miles 
Time: Approx 3 hours without stops

Itinerary may be subject to minor changes – mileage and times quoted are approximate

DATES

17th – 27th June 2018

PRICES

Single rider in a shared room: £1195.00 per rider
Rider & pillion own room: £1995.00 per couple
Single rider own room: £1895.00 per rider 

You will need your own motorcycle for this tour. Hire A Bike

INCLUDES

  • Professional tour guide 24/7
  • Euro-tunnel Return fare (booked for you by us)
  • 3 or 4* hotel accommodation each evening 
  • Some hotels with pools and spa / wellness center
  • Breakfast each morning
  • GPX map files for each day
  • Free T-shirt, key ring and stickers 
  • Free comprehensive tour guide pack
  • Free distribution of images and edited video of the tour

NOT INCLUDED

  • Insurances
  • Meals other than stated above
  • Toll or parking fees 
  • Any entrance fees
  • Fuel
  • Repatriation cover
  • Motorcycle hire is not included and is not offered 

Do I need my own bike?
Yes you will be riding your own motorcycle – we can advise and recommend a company if you wish to hire a bike from the UK

Can I book a shared room if I don’t have a riding partner?
Yes, you will pair up with another rider sharing on the tour (usually riders on the first day decide who they’d like to share with)

Is there much motorway riding?
As we are riding down to Spain there is a couple of days of motorway miles but we do our best to still make it fun and enjoyable

What experience do I need to do this tour?
You should be a competent, fit and healthy rider

Is this a fully escorted tour?
Yes, your tour guide will be escorting the tour each day and will use a drop-off system to keep everyone together as a group

If I want to do my own thing one day, can I?
Yes, if you want to head to the next hotel on your own for whatever reason, just let the tour guide know

Are meals included?
Breakfast (usually buffet style) is included. Lunch and evening meals is not. Many riders will take freezer bags and fill them with food at breakfast so they can save money at lunchtime!

How much is hotel parking?
It varies, some hotels we can park securely near the entrance, in the car park or out of sight, other times there are underground car parks where we can fit 3 or even 4 bikes in one space. A parking space is usually between 6 and 12 Euros per night so the cost is split

What is the cost of fuel?
It is on average the same as the UK

What is the cost of evening meals?
They vary, but you can get a decent meal in the evening for around £15 – 20 plus drinks

What if I get lost from the group?
First of all you call the tour guide who has a headset and phone on all the time. He will then advise. It is best to stay where you are the minute you believe you may be seperated so that the tour guide can easily find you and get you back in the group. It doesn’t happen often as long as everyone works as a team

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