This tour is all about riding the best passes and switchbacks in the Swiss, Austrian, and Italian Alps. From beautiful Munich, we ride into the Austrian Alps, warming up our sweeper riding skills before beginning to crisscross the region in search of some of the best mountain roads in the world.

This ride is not for the faint of heart or inexperienced, but the rewards are many: stunningly beautiful Alpine peaks, deep clear Alpine lakes, fairy tale villages, adrenaline rushing mountain curves. The tour ends where it begins, in Munich, but not before capturing the Holy Grail of Alps riding - Italy's famous Passo di Stelvio, and Austria's highest, the Grossglockner.

Top of the Alps

Tour overview

Culture:
Roads:
Scenery:
Dates in 2019
Jun 29 - Jul 07
Jul 20 - Jul 28
Aug 24 - Sep 01
Road description
The whole tour runs on asphalt.
Highlights
Swiss Glaciers & Alps, King’s Ludwig Castles, Passo di Stelvio, Dolomites, Grossglockner.
Countries:
Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Austria
Route
Mileage: 1.800 km (1.120 miles)
Mileage: 200 - 330 km (125 - 210 miles).
Tour starts / ends
Munchen, Germany
Rest days
1; Andermatt
Accommodation
Comfortable, very nice hotels, mostly 4****

Day by day

Day by day

Day 1: Arrival in Munich

Welcome to Germany!

We will greet you at Munich airport and take you to the hotel in Freising. Located about 25 minutes to the north of Munich, Freising is the oldest town in Bavaria with an almost 1300 year history. Take some time to rest or do some sightseeing before the tour briefing. If you arrive early, you can take the train to Munich. Situated on the River Isar, north of the Bavarian Alps, Munich is the capital of beautiful Bavaria. This city has a lot to offer, whether you are interested in history, parks and greenery, night life, beer gardens or shopping. At 4 PM we'll meet for an introductory meeting and wrap up our first day in one of the traditional restaurants toasting with one of the many craft beers Bavaria is known for. ˝Prost!˝

Day 2: Munich - Lech

We will spend much of today meandering southward through pastoral Bavaria, past crystal blue lakes and inviting medieval towns.

We'll make time to visit one of the famous King Ludwig's Linderhoff, his private retreat near Garmisch. We'll begin encountering some gentle sweepers and then increasingly challenging passes as the snow-topped Bavarian Alps give way to the Austrian Alps. We'll end Day 2 unwinding in the charming, cozy ski resort town of Lech, 1300m high in the Alps.

Day 3: Lech - Andermatt

From picturesque Lech, where crisp, clean mountain air is guaranteed, we’ll continue west toward Switzerland, crossing the postage stamp- sized monarchy of Lichtenstein along the way; we’ll stop for coffee in the dramatic, hillside capital city of Vaduz.

Once across the Swiss border, we can enjoy the quiet, forested area around Walensee Lake, before scaling our first major pass of the day—the Klausen. From there we'll continue west through Altdorf, made famous by the legend of William Tell, and then south toward Andermatt, Swiss motorcycle motherland and our base for two nights. Andermatt is a charming village in the heart of the Swiss Alps which has been welcoming visitors for more than a century.

Day 4: Rest day in Andermatt

In the Andermatt vicinity there are several passes waiting to be conquered.

Most Alpine motorcycle experts consider the Andermatt region in Switzerland and the Dolomites of Italy to be the "must ride" roads of the Alps. It'll be a hard choice which direction to ride today. There's the architecturally impressive Sustenpass road to the north and Grimsel and Furkapass to the west. South of Andermatt there's Nufenenpass, at 2500m the highest pass in Switzerland. Gotthard Pass, with its breathtaking views awaits us further south. Not far from our base there is also the Great Aletsch Glacier, the largest glacier in the Alps and UNESCO World Heritage site, accessible by cable car. Gotthard region is truly unique and offers a lot of possibilities both for bikers and nature lovers. You can also ride to Zermatt, the village at the foot of the Matterhorn, the most photographed mountain in the world.

Day 5: Andermatt - Livigno

We will continue to experience many exhilarating roads, challenging sweepers, and picture-perfect Alpine scenery.

First we'll scale Oberalppass, widely regarded as the pass with the finest sequence of sweepers. Next, we'll head south toward Italy and ride the less well- known but equally enjoyable Lukmanierpass. After lunch and a short break, we'll be ready to test our riding skills on Passo del Bernardino and then Splugenpass, with one end in Italy and the other in Switzerland. After a short ride through Italy, we'll reenter Switzerland via the spectacular Maloja Pass, passing the ski resort town of St. Moritz and south over the Berninapass to the Italian tax-free paradise of Livigno, our base tonight.

Day 6: Livigno - Corvara

Livigno is our gateway to a series of high passes straddling the Swiss-Italian border.

After breakfast, we'll ride north a few kilometers through Switzerland's Ofenpass before dropping back down into Italy through the Umbrail Pass. Our next challenge, Stelvio Pass, will make these first two seem like mere warm-ups. At almost 2800 m, Stelvio is one of the two highest rideable mountain passes in the Alps! And what a ride it is-- switchbacks galore, and, if you dare look up from the road, some of the most beautiful high mountain panoramas in the world. The route to our last major pass of the day, Passo di Gavia, inspires with its lakes, narrow chicanes, and wildness. We will end our day in Corvara in the middle of the fabulous Dolomites.

Day 7: Corvara - Lienz

From Corvara we’ll first ride several fantastic passes one after another: Falzarego, Giau, Pordoi, etc.

This high altitude playground for motorcyclists and bicyclists exists today because of the road building efforts of Italian and Austro-Hungarian forces along what was a bitterly contested front through here in WWI. We'll end our day across the border in Austria in the medieval town of Lienz and say good bye to the Dolomites, the ultimate riding destination.

Day 8: Lienz - Munich

Today we will ride the best, most exhilarating roads in the Austrian Alps, including the famous Grossglockner High Alpine Road.

Running through the heart of the Hohe Tauren National Park to Austria's highest peak, Mt Grossglockner (3798m), this classic twisty throws 36 curves into your path over 48 km up to an altitude of 2504 m! Once off the mountain, anyone looking for some exposure to Austrian culture and history may detour to medieval Salzburg for a coffee and bit of exploration. From here, much our ride back to Munich will be through the spectacular Alpine foothills of southern Bavaria. The German Alpine Road, Grande Dame of Germany's scenic byways, will carry us over a landscape dotted with castles, baroque churches, viaducts, and abbeys. By late afternoon, Munich will greet us once more. That evening, we'll meet for our farewell dinner.

Day 9: Munich, flight home

This morning you will say good bye to your guides and new friends until we meet again for another adventure.

If you have an afternoon flight planned, you can walk the Old Town and enjoy the local sites and tastes once more before returning home filled with great memories.

Pricing

Motorcycle Price for the RIDER
Based on sharing a double / twin room
3.300 €
3.380 €
3.540 €
3.730 €
3.840 €
4.230 €
Your own motorcycle 2.540 €
Passenger 2.510 €
380 €

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. 

140 €

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
210 €

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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Top of the Alps 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, souvenir purchases and 1 or 2 passengers.
  • 8 nights' accommodation in quality 4**** hotels.
  • 8 complete buffet breakfasts in the hotel.
  • 7 dinners, mostly in traditional local restaurants.
  • Airport transfers on arrival day or one day prior and departure day.
  • 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, tolls, personal spending, and tips.

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