Switzerland motorcycle tours

Switzerland is a landlocked country comprised of the Alps, Jura and Swiss Plateau regions. There are four primary language and cultural regions: German, French, Italian and Romansh, where over 60% is German-speaking. The country is divided into 26 cantons or states which all have a high degree of independence. Switzerland holds one of the oldest constitutions--from 1848, is not part of any alliance, such as the EU, and has a 500+ year legacy of international neutrality.

The country has a high living standard, and so you will find expenses here to be higher than in neighboring countries. Mountains, lakes , waterfalls and glaciers interconnected with an incredibly sophisticated road system make Switzerland a perfect country for riding!

Roads and Riding

Roads in Switzerland are near perfection. Engineered high into the mountains, snaking their way up to the highest summits, those ribbons of tarmac are just perfect. There are many high-speed sections, but beware of melting snow on the road. Technical skills are required here. Roads on some parts are rarely bordered by fences or safety rails; usually there will only be a block of stone every few meters. There are many tunnels along Swiss roads, and so navigate them with caution. We strongly recommend that you not exceed speed limits, as the penalties are harsh and without compromise.

Climate & Environment, When to Go

Most of the country has a central European climate, with daytime temperatures around 18° to 28°C in summer (64°F - 82°F). At any time, as you travel around the country, you'll hit many different climatic conditions. The continental climate in the Alps tends to show the greatest extremes between summer and winter. Summer tends to bring a lot of sun, but also the most rain. It lasts roughly from June to September and offers the most pleasant climate for outdoor pursuits. The best time to ride the Swiss Alps is from July to October.

Sights, People, Food and Drink

The roads we ride in Switzerland take us to amazing places. Interlaken is one on the top of the list. The city between lakes is also a great gateway to the Jungfraujoch region, where the train takes you to the very top of Europe. In Montreux, you will experience the 11th century as it is embodied in the iconic Chillion Castle. Jump forward 1000 years into hip, luxurious St. Moritz, known for great skiing, luxury, and nightlife.

The Swiss are very self-reliant, serious, precise and peaceful people. Their traditional dishes tend to be plain and made from simple ingredients, such as potatoes and cheese. Don't miss the national sausage, cervelat, and the popular drink, Rivella – a carbonated drink based on lactose.

Facts for the Traveler

Capital city: Bern
Population: 8,9 million
Land area: 41,285 sq km
Official language: German, French, Romanish, Italian
National currency: Swiss franc
Religion: 42% Roman Catholic, 35.5% Protestant, 4.5% Muslim
Time zone: Central European Time (GMT+1)
International dialing number: Country code: 41, international access code: 00
Visa: Tourists from most countries (EU, USA, etc) do not need visa. A valid passport is required only.
Electricity: 230V, 50Hz
Electric Plug Details: standard european
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Tours in Switzerland

Guided tours Self-guided tours

Royal Gems of Europe

Days: 9 days / 7 riding days from 4.400 €

Home to storybook castles, you'll see King Ludwig II’s beloved Neuschwanstein and medieval walled towns originally built of timber-framed houses. 


Western Alps Adventure

Days: 9 days / 7 riding days from 4.230 €

This tour will take you right into the heart of the Swiss and French Alps, revealing more than just the exhilarating high alpine passes. Tune in!


Alps Deluxe & French Riviera

Days: 15 days / 13 riding days from 6.590 €

This is a tour for those particularly adventurous and proficient riders. We leave Milan to cruise the crest of the Alps through Italy, Austria, Swi...


Top of the Alps

Days: 9 days / 7 riding days from 4.290 €

This tour is all about riding the best passes and switchbacks in the Swiss, Austrian, and Italian Alps. 


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