8 DAY ROUTE NAPOLEON FRANCE MOTORCYCLE TOUR

A beautiful route worthy of any enthusiastic biker, young or old, superbike or tourer!

Includes; Eurotunnel, hotels, tour guide, maps, itinerary, tour pack, FREE tshirt and more


Our Escorted Route Napoleon Motorcycle Tour in France is an incredibly awesome, fun and entertaining motorcycle journey, the same route Napoleon took in 1815 from Elba. This  route is stunning and couldn’t be more suitable for bikers than it already is. You will experience a unique route created by Guided Motorbike Tours that captivates some of the most beautiful locations and scenery that so many other tour companies miss

£Single rider sharing a twin room – Only £699 each
Two riders sharing a twin room or double – Only £649.00 each
Rider & Pillion sharing a double or twin room – Only £1,350 (total)
Rider with single room – Only £1,250 each
TOUR A: 5th – 12th August 2017 (please call or email before booking this date)
TOUR B: 14th – 21st July 2018 –
TOUR C: 14th – 21st August 2018
8 Days touring the Route napoleon in France with some Mountains thrown in for a little bit of fun a lot of awesomeness! The roads on this tour are incredible!
Eurotunnel return fare included from Folkestone to Calais with clear and concise instructions on where to meet and how to get through customs etc
7 Nights 3* Hotel Accommodation included with a full buffet breakfast included each morning. Some hotels have pools or spas and all have restaurants
This is a spectacularly scenic tour of the Rhone Alps and Côte d’AzurMountains and countryside flowing through down into the French Riviera
You will be accompanied by one of our professional and attentive tour guides who’ll be on hand every step of the way. We also offer free tips and advice on improving riding skills if requested
We provide you with daily gps routes for your peace of mind and reference. You will be guided by your tour guide but are free to go on ahead at your own pace
Longest day is the transit day from Calais to Nancy – thereafter until the last day the average daily miles is 150 – 200 miles. Longest day 350 miles
A full buffet breakfast each morning is included as well as some delicious food available in the restaurants during the evening (lunch & dinner not included)
Maximum group size is 15 riders to give you a better experience and reduces waiting time at fuel stations etc


A friendly, family run tour company that want to do all it can to make you have an awesome time.
 You will be treated to some unique and surprise highlights along the trip that are often overlooked by many tour companies. Breathtaking scenery, Alpine peaks as high as 3000 meters and stunning mountain side roads combined with quality accommodation, some with swimming pools and leisure facilities and a great bunch of people

WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN US!

Take a read of our “20 Reasons why you should book a tour with us

Excellent tour guides with superb routes with amazing scenery time is taken to socialise with all the group members during the days and after the days riding. I can highly recommend any holidays run by guided motorbike tours

Joe Talbot
Route Napoleon Tour 2016

The Route Napoleon Tour represents great value for money, excellent hotels with high standards and a professional tour guide 24/7. Book today with a low deposit to avoid disappointment

The south of France is renowned for its picturesque towns and villages and incredible landscape scenery. Much of what we see on this tour is on higher ground, giving you a magnificent view of the surrounding area.

IS THIS SUITABLE FOR ME?
This is a road / tarmac based tour and does not have any off road riding. The tour is lead by a professional tour guide who will allow riders the flexibility to go on ahead or ride at their own pace if they wish. This is not a coach tour on two wheels! As long as you are a confident rider you will be ok. Last year we had two new riders and they coped brilliantly

WHAT ARE THE ROADS LIKE
The roads do allow you to pick a pace due to the very nature of their bends, curves and hairpins. There are sections with tight bends and steep inclines and declines

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING 
You only need to bring what you would normally take away on holiday. Some change of clothes, wash kit, shorts for the pools, flip flops, trainers etc. Some basic tools and puncture repair kit is handy although the guide will carry this. All the hotels supply towels and small shampoo/shower gel etc.

You can buy a small dry bag (60ltr) and strap this to the bike if you don’t have panniers, there is enough room in a 45ltr dry bag to pack a daily change of clothes, shoes etc for a week!

 

 

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DAY 1 - Champagne Region

Our first day is spent riding through central France into the Champagne region. This evening we shall settle into our Hotel and gives us chance to get to know each other over a beer before enjoying our comfy beds for the evening.

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DAY 2 - Cote D'Azur

We continue south and head towards Switzerland. Passing through the picturesque towns that hug the Alpine regions on the French and Swiss border, one of them being the delightful town of Annecy in France, just a few miles south of Geneva.
We continue on to Aix Les Bains in the South Eastern corner (Cote D’Azur) region of France just below Annecy and Geneva. Overlooked by impressive Alpine mountains and surrounded by fresh water glacier lakes this area is an incredible delight. We stop for the evening in our hotel with full facilities including a swimming pool to cool down in!

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DAY 3 - Route Napoleon - Natioanale 85

This is what we’ve all been waiting for, not to say that getting here wasn’t any fun, in fact, it is far from it but this is where the thrill and excitement is notched up several bars!
The current Route Napoléon, first opened in 1932, it follows the route taken by Napoléon I (Napoléon Bonaparte) in 1815 on his march from Elba to Grenoble. Napoléon had abdicated in April of 1814 and gone to Elba (history). In March of 1815, he began his journey with the intention to overthrow Louis the 18th. The historical aspect makes this road even better, Napoleon traced the route through the Alps leading to fabulous scenery and views.

The Route Napoleon itself begins in Grasse, the route then continues all the way to Grenoble, tracing its way through both the Alps Maritimes and the Alps. The Route Napoleon road itself is a fantastic design, with cambered corners and fantastic scenery. In contrast with the mountain passes this route is more designed for speed and the ability to really appreciate the performance of the motorbike.
The advantage of the Route Napoleon is that it is much the same smooth rhythm from beginning to end, so you can appreciate any part of the road without needing to confine yourself to one specific part. The smoothness of this route makes it a fantastic riding experience for anyone, which along with the scenery makes for a truly thrilling riding experience with many photo opportunities.

…this route is more designed for speed and the ability to really appreciate the performance of the motorbike

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DAY 4 - Gorges Du Verdon

Continuing along Route Napoleon we head for a town called Grasse. Grasse is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department, on the French Riviera. The town is considered the world’s capital of perfume, so make sure you have brought plenty of Euro’s to buy your other half something special to take back! It’s not all about spoiling our loved ones today as we have a little treat in store so often missed by other tour groups and individuals.

We head for Gorges du Verdon. Verdon Gorge truly is Europe’s ‘Grand Canyon’ (it is sometimes referred to as the ‘Grand Canyon du Verdon’) and is stunningly beautiful. The canyon has been carved by the Verdon River, leaving the turquoise river now flowing at the base of high limestone cliffs, and because of its exceptional beauty is now officially listed as one of the ‘Grand Sites of France’.

The Gorges du Verdon are found in central Provence, with the Var department to the south of the gorge and the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department to the north. Did you know…

  • The canyon is up to 700 metres deep and between 100 and 1500 metres across.
  • It has taken approximately two million years for the river Verdon to carve the gorges.
  • The Natural Regional Park of the Verdon was created in 1997 to protect the unique environment

We stay the evening in Grasse in a good quality hotel or B&B.

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DAY 5 - Mediterranean Coast

Today we head for the Mediterranean Coast and ride through Cannes and past Nice. We avoid Monte Carlo and the center of Monaco for this tour due to the busy and chaotic atmosphere and traffic. The heat can be unbearable waiting for hours in traffic and it’s a guaranteed way of losing someone or some people! So we avoid fighting the traffic and ques and all being well we come out the other side together and head North again to Mercantour National Park where we climb steep and winding roads into the Alps leaving the hustle and bustle behind us and reminding us how nice it is to be in the countryside, care free and cruising! We head through Apli Marittme and Monte Argentera to name but a few reaching altitudes as high as 3000m!

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DAY 6 - Chamonix Monte Blanc

Just when you thought it was all over we head for Albertville, which is a commune in the Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. The town is best known for hosting the 1992 Winter Olympics.

We then head for Chamonix, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (or Chamonix), a resort area near the junction of France, Switzerland and Italy, is renowned for its alpine skiing. It’s at the base of Mont Blanc, the highest summit in the Alps. Year-round, cable cars take visitors up to several nearby peaks with panoramic views, including Aiguille du Midi, Pointe Helbronner on the Italian border and Le Brévent.

20 miles north of Chamonix lies the town of Martigny, where we rest in our hotel or B&B for the evening

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DAY 7 - Reims

We head out of the Alps today and back towards central France, the champagne region. Time to pick up a quick bottle of bubbly!

Reims is a city in France’s Champagne-Ardenne region. It was founded by the Gauls, but its 3rd-century Porte de Mars triumphal arch marks its later Roman conquest. It’s the unofficial capital of the Champagne wine-growing region, and many of the houses headquartered there offer tastings and cellar tours. For more than 1,000 years, French kings were crowned at its Cathédrale Notre Dame
We stay here for the evening and wander into the lovely town for evening drinks together for our last night before departing for Calais tomorrow

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DAY 8 - Heading home

We head to Calais to catch our train back to the UK

DATES 2018 

The following dates are available. Please use the booking form on the right and choose the relevant date which will be highlighted in bold – please ensure you have the correct date at the checkout section as the only way we can amend it is for you to rebook and we refund for the booking with the wrong date.

  • TOUR A: 5th – 12th August 2017 (please call or email before booking this date)
  • TOUR B: 14th – 21st July 2018 –
  • TOUR C: 14th – 21st August 2018

All tours are identical, the only difference being the dates

PRICES FOR 2018

Includes:
Eurotunnel return fare for you (and pillion if applicable)
7 nights hotel accommodation in 3* Hotels
7 x Full buffet breakfast each morning
Friendly experienced Escorted Tour Guide
Daily GPS Route Maps & Instructions
Comprehensive Tour Guide Pack
Free tshirt
Discount off future tours booked
Free expert advice on improving riding skills if requested

  1. Single rider sharing a twin roomOnly £699 each
  2. Two riders sharing a twin room or doubleOnly £649.00 each
  3. Rider & Pillion sharing a double or twin room – Only £1,350 (total)
  4. Rider with single roomOnly £1,250 each

*Deposit: = 20% of the total booking fee as stated above
Balance Payment: Balance for you tour will be due 8 weeks before departure, an invoice will be sent once your booking has been received. We may not remind you when your balance is due so please make a note in your calendar. All balances due paid by credit card will incur a 2% processing fee. Bank transfers do not incur additional fees.
Documents & Files: All details for the tour will be sent out after full balance is settled or 4 -8 weeks before departure date via email. Hard copy and maps on SD Card can be posted at additional cost


Please read our terms and conditions here for bookings
Prices may rise in April 2018 – Book Now to secure your place and guarantee the price above
if you need assistance with this tour please call us on 0330 111 0112 or email hello@guidedmotorbiketours.co.uk 

For illustration purposes – NOT actual route

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 6 reviews
04/11/2016

what an excellent journey, both personally and motorcycling, whoa it was brilliant, that i enjoyed tremendously – tour guides who were considerate and approachable, helpful – with dubious senses of humour were just – words defy me, ok maybe they don’t – you were really great, the riding fantastic, at least i am learning to how to take bloody hairpins, and the adventures of an adventurous pensioner [well part-time pensioner] were thoroughly enjoyable, and the quick bits, wow, yea, cool, very, very enjoyable, then the company , what a wonderful bunch of people – hopefully meet up again, thoroughly enjoyed your company and am in process of booking another trip, recommend? hell yes, endorse, totally, go again,absolutely – a really pleasant and pleasurable experience

Route Napoleon Tour 2017

04/11/2016

Wow what a great tour. Certainly an adventure that I will never forget. As a relatively inexperienced rider I found myself being challenged on many roads & out of my comfort zone on many occasions, however for me that is what made the tour so great as I have learnt so much & loved every single minute of it. The scenery was amazing & roads were great. My thanks to Chris & Snips who looked after us all & ensured we all had a great time. The best thing for me was the great group of like minded individuals I got to spend a week with, it was such a laugh. Overall an amazing tour led by Chris, I will certainly be booking many more.

Route Napoleon Tour 2016

04/11/2016

Best week away on my bike I have ever had Chris & Snips were great tour guides and everyone on the tour was so freindly I don’t think I have laughed so much in year.

Route Napoleon Tour 2016

04/11/2016

I have done a few tours now and this has ranked the best so far. Excellent – challenging at times but that is what an adventure tour is. Good food fantastic new friends! Well done to Chris & Snips, Hope to see you next year. BAZ

Route Napoleon Tour 2016

04/11/2016

Excellent tour guides with superb routes with amazing scenery time is taken to socialise with all the group members during the days and after the days riding. I can highly recommend any holidays run by guided motorbike tours

Route Napoleon Tour 2016

04/11/2016

This was a proper adventure tour with a really high percentage of great roads. The fact that everybody on the tour thoroughly enjoyed themselves with no moaners speaks volumes for the effort that Chris puts in to make his Tours special.
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