This is a tour for those particularly adventurous and proficient riders. We leave Milan to cruise the crest of the Alps through Italy, Austria, Switzerland, and France, searching out the many lofty passes that twist over the alpine heights. From the shadow of Mont Blanc, we descend through Provencal villages to the gold coast of southern France before again racing from the sea for the high mountain aeries.

The ride is much more than leaning into tight curves or sweeping through glacial valleys. Each evening provides a unique and culturally varied off-motorcycle experience, whether enjoying the rustic ambience of an alpine village or embracing the high living on the French Riviera. From country to country or mountains to coast, the cultural differences are as stunning as the ever-changing landscape. This is the tour that merges rugged alpine riding and the finest of European relaxation.

Alps Deluxe & French Riviera

Tour overview

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Dates in 2019
Jun 16 - Jun 30
Jun 30 - Jul 14
Road description
The whole tour runs on asphalt.
Highlights
Riding in the Alps, Chamonix, French Riviera, Nice, St. Tropez, Dolomites, Como Lake, the highest passes of Europe, Interlaken
Countries:
Italy, Switzerland, Austria, France
Route
Mileage: 2.600 km (1.600 miles)
Mileage: 200 - 330 km (125 - 210 miles)
Tour starts / ends
Milan, Italy
Rest days
3; Interlaken, Chamonix, Nice
Accommodation
Comfortable, very nice hotels, mostly 4****

Day by day

Day by day

Day 1: Arrival in Milano

Welcome to Milan, the fashion capital of the world!

We will meet you at the Malpensa airport and take you to the hotel in the outskirts of Milan, close to the airport. Depending on your time of arrival, you'll have some time to relax and rest or do some sightseeing before the tour briefing. A short ride by the express train brings you to the center of this thriving metropolis. Duomo, the grand gothic cathedral, Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper, the luxury shopping street Via Montenapoleone, best restaurants Italian cuisine has to offer all await you. At 4 PM, we'll meet for the introductory briefing and in the evening go for a welcome dinner at a classic Italian Trattoria.

Day 2: Milano - Pontresina

We leave Milan to begin our adventurous tour in Lombardy, enjoying the beautiful scenery of Lake Como.

After a short ferry ride across the lake we soon reach Lugano in Switzerland, where we start the amazing ride through the Alps. We'll be climbing mountain roads to cross the San Bernrdino Pass and Splugenpass. Beautiful scenery of snowy peaks follows us all the way to St. Moritz, to finally settle in picturesque Pontresina.

Day 3: Pontresina - Corvara

Today is D- day for every eager rider!

Passing Livigno we ride great twisties across the challenging Stelvio Pass with its 87 switchbacks. Stelvio is the highest pass in Italy and the highest pass in the Eastern Alps. A ride towards Bolzano provides a touch of beautiful green scene, taking us to the Italian Dolomites. On the way to Corvara you can ride Sella and Gardena Pass.

Day 4: Rest day in Corvara

If resting is not your idea of spending a holiday in the Alps, then numerous rides around the Dolomites motorcycle playground await.

Exhilarating mountain roads lead in all directions. You can ride all the way to Lago di Garda or even to Venice and have a cappuccino on the Piazza San Marco. It's really all about riding as you will have a hard time finding better motorcycle roads anywhere in Europe.

Day 5: Corvara - Lech

A good morning loop around the Dolomites will definitely wake you up.

Later on we skirt over Timmelzjoch Pass, also called the "secret passage" for not being used as much as other easier passes. You can also stop to visit the "ice cave" in Pass Museum. Dropping from the summit we head to the attractive village of Lech, nestled in a high valley, to rest in a cozy atmosphere and enjoy a fine dinner.

Day 6: Lech - Interlaken

Leaving Lech we ride through Lichtenstein, with its amazing Vaduz castle, heading to Switzerland.

Crossing Klausen Pass, snaking down from Sustenpass, we pass numerous waterfalls to welcome the city between lakes, Interlaken. It's a great hub from which we explore nearby attractions or ride excellent Alpine roads.

Day 7: Interlaken - Chamonix

Today's ride will be fast, riding through old decorated chalets, exploring the beauties of Vanil Noir, listed in the inventory of natural sites and monuments of national importance.

Entering the Lake Geneva region, we pass through miles of vineyards along the lake shore, stopping briefly in picturesque Montreux. And on our way to Chamonix!

Day 8: Rest day in Chamonix

Resting at the foot of Mont Blanc, western Europe’s highest mountain, Chamonix offers spectacular alpine scenery and atmosphere.

You can experience one of the highest cable cars in the world, which takes you to the top station of the Aiguilles du Midi, the closest point you can get to Mont Blanc without climbing. Or ride up to Great St. Bernard Pass, connecting Switzerland to the Aosta Valley in Italy, also famous for St. Bernard dogs. Those with a climbing spirit can explore the Aiguille du Midi tunnel. After the day spent inhaling fresh mountain air, there's time for some typical Savoyard food and French aperitif. Santé!

Day 9: Chamonix - Briancon

More alpine riding takes you through some of the best mountain passes in French Alps, starting with Col de I'Iseran, at 2.770 meters elevation the highest mountain pass in the Alps, and passing to the summits of Col du Galibier and Col du Lautaret.

Massive rock, mountain pastures and snow covered landscapes envelop the view! Riding along Val d'Isere valley we arrive at the historical little French village of Briançon, entering through one of its several drawbridges. Walking along narrow cobble streets surrounded by old UNESCO-listed fortifications and old painted buildings makes it a nice conclusion to the day.

Day 10: Briancon - Nice

We are in the Southern French Alps when leaving Brincon, heading south toward the azure Mediterranean Sea, snaking past Col de Vars and Col de la Bonnete, another great icon in Alpine riding.

The scenery will be changing as we ride through remote valleys and quaint Old Provencal villages. Salty sea air and pine forests are a refreshing change when we meet glowing Nice.

Day 11: Rest day in Nice

Called Nice la Belle, Nice is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in France.

Whether an art lover, a shopping addict, night clubber or just fond of a glamorous lifestyle, Nice is quite the place to enjoy it all. As a symbol of Mediterranean art of living together with its surroundings provide various opportunities for cultural discoveries, as well as dynamic adventures or total relax. Walk the promenade along the "Bay of the Angels", explore numerous museums, have ice cream in Old Nice, enjoying the amazing panorama from the Chateau. Nice is also a convenient gateway to nearby Monaco and glamorous Cannes - taking the train is best to enjoy the amazing views while riding.

Day 12: Nice - Aix-en-Provance

Another great day awaits, following the Route of Napoleon, where sweeping bends and altitude changes make this a spectacular ride.

The centre of the perfume industry since the 18th century, Grasse can awake all your senses. The route continues through the Provence, scattered with vineyards and lavender fields all the way to charming Aix-en-Provence. Staying overnight in the center of town will reveal all the hustle and bustle of the capital of the Provence.

Day 13: Aix-en-Provance - Embrun

We leave the coastal routes, heading inland via the amazing Grand Canyon du Verdon, akin to Arizona's Grand Canyon, deep, wild and beautiful.

The fast scenic Route Napoléon takes us across mountains to Castellane and continues all the way to Embrun. It's all about scenery, sitting beneath the mountains of the Hautes Alpes and the northern edge of the Alpes de Haute Provence, overlooking the blue Serre-Ponçon Lake - a perfect stop for the day!

Day 14: Embrun - Milano

Set your spirit high to hit the road up to the Col d'Izoard, another great pass in the French Alps!

The amazing sand-colored, eroded cliffs above the pass, known as the Casse Deserte, really look like driving through a desert! Snaking through the hilly roads gets us back to Italy, riding through Val Susa and passing the alpine village of Sestriere and Olympic Pinerolo. It's been said that no one should leave Pinerolo without sampling a slice of Galup panettone, the city's almond topped version of the national Christmas cake. We continue the ride, passing Torino to arrive in the afternoon once again in Milan.

Day 15: Flight home from Milano

Departure.

Depending on the time of your flight back home, you may have time to stroll downtown Milan and walk on the roof of the famous Milan cathedral, which took nearly six centuries to complete, and is the largest in the Italian state territory.

Pricing

Motorcycle Price for the RIDER
Based on sharing a double / twin room
5.330 €
5.570 €
5.810 €
6.280 €
6.520 €
7.080 €
Your own motorcycle 4.100 €
Passenger 4.060 €
780 €

Book a single room with your tour.

7.50 %

Purchasing trip cancellation insurance allows customers to receive a refund for a tour when a customer must cancel a tour for reasons covered by this insurance. Trip cancellation insurance costs 7,5% of the total listed price of the tour, including supplements like motorcycle upgrades, single room requests, and passenger costs. 

260 €

VIP & Super VIP insurance

For a fixed cost of 20 EUR per day VIP Insurance lowers your security deposit for the motorcycle, while Super VIP Insurance reduces your security deposit to zero (0 EUR) and costs 30 EUR per day. VIP insurance is available on all our tours and rentals of 7 days or more. See the chart below:

Motorcycle Models
Standard
Security deposit (deductable)
VIP
Security deposit (deductable)
Super VIP
Security deposit (deductable)
Suzuki V-Strom 650
Yamaha MT-07
1.400 EUR 200 EUR  0 EUR
BMW F 700 GS
BMW F 800 GS
BMW F 800 R
BMW F 800 GT
Yamaha MT-09 Tracer
Honda CRF 1000 L Africa Twin
1.600 EUR 250 EUR  0 EUR
BMW R 1200 GS
BMW R 1200 RS
BMW R 1200 R
1.800 EUR 300 EUR  0 EUR
BMW R 1200 RT
BMW R 1200 GS Adventure
BMW S 1000 XR
2.000 EUR 350 EUR  0 EUR
Ducati Multistrada 1200
BMW K 1600 GT
Harley Davidson Road King
Harley Davidson Street Glide
2.500 EUR 450 EUR  0 EUR
390 €

VIP & Super VIP insurance

For a fixed cost of 20 EUR per day VIP Insurance lowers your security deposit for the motorcycle, while Super VIP Insurance reduces your security deposit to zero (0 EUR) and costs 30 EUR per day. VIP insurance is available on all our tours and rentals of 7 days or more. See the chart below:

Motorcycle Models
Standard Security deposit (deductable)
VIP Security deposit (deductable)
Super VIP Security deposit (deductable)
Suzuki V-Strom 650
Yamaha MT-07
1.400 EUR 200 EUR  0 EUR
BMW F 700 GS
BMW F 800 GS
BMW F 800 R
BMW F 800 GT
Yamaha MT-09 Tracer
Honda CRF 1000 L Africa Twin
1.600 EUR 250 EUR  0 EUR
BMW R 1200 GS
BMW R 1200 RS
BMW R 1200 R
1.800 EUR 300 EUR  0 EUR
BMW R 1200 RT
BMW R 1200 GS Adventure
BMW S 1000 XR
2.000 EUR 350 EUR  0 EUR
Ducati Multistrada 1200
BMW K 1600 GT
Harley Davidson Road King
Harley Davidson Street Glide
2.500 EUR 450 EUR  0 EUR
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Alps Deluxe & French Riviera tour includes:
  • Late model motorcycle with lockable hard luggage and tank bags plus a Third party liability insurance and Comprehensive vehicle insurance.
  • Experienced guide on a motorcycle.
  • Support van for luggage, souvenirs, and 1 or 2 passengers.
  • 14 nights accommodation in quality, mostly 4**** hotels.
  • 14 breakfasts in the hotel.
  • 11 dinners, mostly in traditional local restaurants.
  • Airport transfers on arrival and departure (on first and last day of the tour).
  • All maps with marked routes for the region being toured.
  • Extensive tour booklet.
  • GPS with all the routes uploaded.
Not included in the price:

Air ticket, dinners on rest days, most lunches, drinks, gasoline, tools, personal spending, and tips.

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