ALPS MOTORCYCLE TOUR
The Alps Motorcycle Tour is a glorious and stunning guided motorcycle tour across more than 36 of the most magnificent Alpine Passes that flow across Switzerland, France, Italy and Austria. Ideal for experienced riders
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.
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 you 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. 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
The roads become a ribbon of tarmac in which you can enhance your 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.
Love riding scenic roads through Alpine forests and over mountain passes? The Alps Motorcycle Tour is an absolute must for any rider who wants to get the most out of their riding experience
The Grand Alps motorcycle 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.
|Duration||13 nights – 14 days|
|Touring location||France, Swiss Alps, Italian Alps, Austria, Germany|
|Accommodation||Great Quality Hotels|
|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|
May not be suitable for new riders, or riders who have not ridden many miles touring abroad, as some roads can be challenging for the inexperienced rider
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
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
DAY 3 - SWITZERLAND - THE ALPS
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
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
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
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)
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
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
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
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
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
- 11th July 2020
- 5th September 2020
- Single rider sharing a twin room – Only £1799
- Rider & Pillion sharing a double or twin room – Only £3299
- Rider with single room – Only £2499
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
- 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
- Travel insurance
- Meals other than stated
- 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.
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