11 days
Duration
2700
Miles
Yes
Pillions?
Max 12
Riders
Intermediate, Progressive
Tour pace

GRAND ALPS 
MOTORCYCLE TOUR

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


HOTELS

Quality Hotels & breakfast included.

REST DAYS

2 x rest days

ESCORTED

Fully escorted tour &  professional guide

 

DISTANCE

2,700 miles (approx) mixed roads

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 the best views you will find. Our 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 a spectacular day!

Do 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. With over 30 Alpine passes, some of which reach altitudes of up to 3000 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.

QUICK LOOK 

Duration 13 nights – 14 days
Touring location France, Swiss Alps, Italian Alps, Austria, Germany
Tour type Escorted Tour
Accommodation  Great Quality Hotels
Mileage (miles) Average 200 p/day
Total miles for the tour Approx 2,500
Road types (all tarmac) Motorway, A roads, B roads, mountain passes
Suitable for… Experienced riders
Suitable for pillions Yes
Group size 12  riders max
Meals included Breakfast

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Grimsel Pass – Switzerland
  • Grosglockner Pass – Austria
  • Furkha Pass – Switzerland
  • Nuffenen Pass – Switzerland
  • St Bernadino Pass – Italy
  • Rolo Pass – Italy
  • Vosge Mountains – France
  • Stelvio Pass – Italy
  • Lake Garda (Rest Day) – Italy
    and a special treat the day after!
  • Germany B500
  • and more…

 

1

DAY 1 - FOLKESTONE TO FRANCE

Meet and greet and head off to France early morning around 07.00

We will meet at the Euro tunnel in Folkestone and then head off through Belgium using non toll roads to our hotel in the Lorraine Valley North East France. It is a transit day nut means we get to the action a lot quicker. Stops every 90 – 110 miles for fuel/drinks & food

Distance: 276 miles

2

DAY 2 - TROYES TO VOSGES MOUNTAINS

We ride through the Vosges Mountains and a stop at the Grand Ballon. Our destination hotel is just at the base of the Vosges Mountains

Distance: 204 miles

3

DAY 3 - SWITZERLAND - THE ALPS

A relaxing day. We head into Switzerland and over Grimsel Pass staying in Fiesch tonight in the Swiss Alps

Distance: 156 miles

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4

DAY 4 - SWITZERLAND - THE ALPS

The passes we head off to today are many, notably, the key ones are, Grimsel (in reverse) then we branch off to ride Susten Pass, Furka Pass, Nuffenen Pass, St Bernardino….

Distance: 204 miles

5

DAY 5 - ITALIAN ALPS!

Today we make our way through some more mountain passes, Albula Pass (2315m). We finish the day with a ride over the Stelvio Pass and on to our hotel in the Bormio region at the base of Stelvio Pass.

Distance: 126 miles

6

DAY 6 - Lake Garda

We head for Lake Garda, in northern Italy, which, is known for its crystal clear water. We will be heading to the lake today via a number of passes, finishing off with a ride around the lake to our hotel for the next two nights

Distance: 196 miles

7

DAY 7 - Rest Day

A day off the bikes to explore the area of Lake Garda – optional self guided ride out gpx file provided

8

DAY 8 - Tremosine & Dolomites

Staying in Italy for the morning we make our way out of Lake Garda towards Tremosine, before heading off again 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 such as Lake Garda to have a good look around.

Mileage: 160 miles

9

DAY 9 - 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. Built as a scenic route, a toll is assessed for passage.

Distance: 183 miles

10

DAY 10 - AUSTRIA


We head through Austria today on some fantastic roads, passes and scenic routes

Distance: 173 miles

11

DAY 11 - BLACK FOREST

We make our way through the Black Forest on the B500 and other roads adjacent to it up to Baden Baden

Mileage: 150 miles

12

DAY 12 - Black Forest to

We head through the farmlands of northern France on our way back to Calais, marking the end of the epic adventure

Mileage: 198 miles


Grand Alps Tour


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 2019

  • Tour A: 8 – 18th June 2019 SOLD OUT
  • Tour B: 14th – 24th September 2019

PRICES FOR 2019

  1. Single rider sharing a twin room – Only £1395
  2. Rider & Pillion sharing a double or twin room – Only £2495
  3. Rider with single room – Only £1995

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 or riders with pillions. If you have toured before and have gained a reasonable amount of experience and confidence, it wont be a problem at all. As you can appreciate, there are many sharp turns, gradients and high alpine passes and we wouldn’t want you take on something you’re not quite ready for or participate in a tour that you may find too challenging for you

Is this suitable for inexperienced riders?

Not really, you will need to be an experienced or competent rider due to many of the roads having lots of hairpins and switchbacks which can prove challenging for new or inexperienced riders. In addition there are a couple of days with long miles that some inexperienced riders may find challenging

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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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 12 reviews
21/08/2015

Brilliant 11 days touring the Alps with guided motorbike tours Always been worried about booking a tour group as I thought it would be too regimented (like a coach trip on 2 wheels), but decided to take the plunge as the wife decided to join me for her first bike trip outside the Uk. I couldn’t have been more wrong and wish we’d done it years ago! We both had a brilliant time, with great company, great hotels and great routes. I can’t begin to cover all the highlights of the week, but Grimsel Pass, Sussten Pass, Furka Pass, Nufenen Pass, San Bernadino Pass, Splugen Pass and Stelvio Pass have been some of the many. Thanks Chris Seagal, you did a blinding job!

04/11/2016

Excellent tour/adventure, Chris is a very good guide and understands and caters for all types of riders in the group. No one got lost or left behind and any minor problems were easily resolved.

Alpine Motorcycle Tour 2016

04/11/2016

I had an excellent 11 days touring Europe. Excellent food, very nice hotels. Amazing scenery. I also noticed an improvement in my riding towards the end of the holiday. I will definitely use the company again.

Alpine Motorcycle Tour 2016

26/11/2016

I was the eldest member on this tour (70) wonderful time had by all, if I can do it you can.

11/07/2017

The tour started at the euro tunnel,The first day was a hard ride to the Swiss border and our first overnight stop after that it all seems like a blur wonderfull roads fantastic scenery and passes so many passes, temperatures from very high 20s to two degrees at the top. there were some very long rides between the different countries some of which were on motorways which was unavoidable. The guide was a great guy he kept us up to date with pictures and videos he was one of the group eating and drinking with us laughing and helping all the way.
The hotels were good, beds clean the showers fantastic after a long day riding in 28 degrees the breakfasts were ok if you can call a european breakfasts that ( you can’t beat a cooked breakfast before a long ride) but you could fill up on cereals, bread and scrambled egg ( In what universe is puff pastry a breakfast) you could also make a sandwich or two for the road.
The final ride to the tunnel was not so bad Snips (the guide) made it interesting by stopping at a First World war cemetery and then at Agincourt were the British in retreat gave the French a though thrashing.
Although this was my first guided tour I would highly recommend Guided Motorbike Tours.
But please before you undertake this sort of tour understand the distance involved read the itinerary, I have done some long distances riding and I felt a bit sore in the saddle area on the ride home from the tunnel to Teesside.
And finally I will use them again possibly the Black Forrest.

28/07/2017

First class tour, snips is on his game and always helpful, fantastic roads and a good standard of hotels, can’t wait to go again and have recommended to all riders i know… well done

28/07/2017

What a tour! Super scenery and amazing roads. And expertly guided by Snips. Top bloke. Will definitely be booking again with Guided Motorbike Tours. Highly recommended.

29/07/2017

Being a return customer says it all about this company, having just completed the alps tour with them, once again they have delivered above and beyond my expectations, roads made for riding and beautiful scenery and ending up in very good accommodations, highly recommended, tom

19/08/2017

What a brilliant experience; the scenery was beautiful and the routes were first class. Snips was a great guide and made sure that everyone was looked after. The days were long, on average 10 hours, and you had to be prepared to ride hard at times to catch up if you were near the back, but it was all worth it to travel through such iconic passes. I’ll definitely be booking again next year. Just can’t make up my mind whether to do the same tour or one of the others; I expect they’re equally excellent

05/12/2017

What a credit to the industry these guys are. Chris & Snips are genuine caring people who will go out their way to help you with almost anything. No one is left out and everyone is made to feel equal. Like many, I was very apprehensive about the tour but after the first day when laughter and banter was flowing, I was put at ease. This is a great company that focuses as much on making you laugh and ensuring you are enjoying the experience, as they do making sure the routes are the best and the hotels are comfortable and relaxing (No group hotels which was nice not to have to fight among the oldies!)

Highly recommended, you may not pay the cheapest price but you certainly get what you pay for!

30/06/2018

Just a fantastic experience from beginning to end. Challenging rides with the stunningly beautiful backdrop of the alpine scenery. Had the pleasure of great company and our guide, Snips, managed the group very well and kept pulses racing with a good pace and excitement at every turn. This is clearly a company that’s passionate about making sure their customers have a great time biking and I would thoroughly recommend.

08/07/2018

Well a weeks along time they say , Last week i was on the Alps tour with 11 great people thanks to you all .My expectations where high as to what this tour would throw at me and what i would make of it.Well Words can’t describe what I saw and did..Our tour guide “SNIPS” took us everywhere roads,passes, Scenery ,hotels all perfect and the man himself Brilliant in every way .Thanks for another great tour from Guide Motorbike Tours ,and Craig (snips)Parsons hope to see you in 2019.

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