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Motorcycle Tour

Alpine Grand Explorer - Alps and lakes motorcycle tour

This tour dares you to ride up to the some of the most marvellous peaks of the Alps and lets you enjoy the view of the Italian lakes and the unforgettable sunsets in the Dolomites. It takes you to all the best mountain passes and to the most amazing roads throughout Austria, South Germany, Northern Italy and Switzerland. 

The Alpine Grand Explorer tour covers a long stretch of very diverse Alpine roads, while spreading its routes to no less than four different countries. This tour will impress you with the elegance of some of the world's best motorcycle roads, such as the Grossglockner High Alpine Road, Stelvio pass and many other Alpine passes, revealing the Alps in their full splendour.  

You will experience magnificent sceneries, taste wonderful local cuisine and enjoy the relaxing rest days and the unexpected diversity of the countries and regions visited. All of this combined, you are about to experience a fulfilling adventure in one of the most beautiful regions in Europe.  

Countries
Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland
Duration
15 days / 13 riding days
Route length
2.600 km (1.660 miles)
Price
from 6 055.00 €
Tour Map

Characteristics Of The Motorcycle Tour

Motorcycle Tour Overview

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Dates in 2021
19 Jun 2021 - 03 Jul 2021
04 Jul 2021 - 18 Jul 2021
Road description
Tour runs on asphalt
Highlights

Grossglockner, Stelvio Pass, Como Lake, Garda Lake, Dolomites all main passes, Munich, “Eagles Nest”...  

Accommodation
Comfortable, high rating hotels and BBs
Countries
Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland
Route

Total mileage: 2.600 km (1.660 miles) 
Daily mileage: 180 - 320 km (115 - 205 miles). 

Tour starts / ends
Munich
Rest days
3 Merano, Livigno, Lago di Garda

Tour Overview

Day By Day

Day 1
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Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7
Day 8
Day 9
Day 10
Day 11
Day 12
Day 13
Day 14
Day 15

Arrival in Germany - Munich

Welcome to Germany! Your guide will greet you at the airport in Munich and take you to the hotel for your first night before the tour. Depending on your arrival time, you could choose to take some rest and/or make a tour around the city visiting numerous interesting sights or just enjoying an excellent beer or some of the typical German specialties like Weisswurst - sausages with cabbage, famous Schweinshaxe (pork knuckle), etc.

Munich – Berchtesgaden - Zell am See

We will leave Munich in the morning, take an easy ride through the South Germany towards the Berchtesgaden National park, ride over the one of the most beautiful lakes – Chiemsee, stop for a coffee break and reach Koenigsee and Berchtesgaden at lunch time.  There will be an opportunity to visit the "Eagles Nest" – Adolf Hitler’s notorious holiday mansion or a 500 years old salt mine. After the visit, we are heading towards the beautiful Zell am See, where you will enjoy the rest of the day and evening.

Zell am see – Grossglockner - Merano

Today we are entering Austria and riding towards the scenic Grossglockner high Alpine road and the highest peak of the Austrian Alps (the altitude of the Grossglockner peak is 3798 m) with the Pasterze glacier. The road is reaching the highest altitude of 2504 m through its 48 km of an amazing ride. This is truly the one of the world's best motorcycle routes! After lunch with a view of the highest Alpine peaks, we will be heading towards Italy and reach the beautiful city of Merano, one of gateways of the Italian Dolomites, in late afternoon.

Rest Day in Merano

Merano is an Alpine town in Italy’s South Tyrol region. It is known as a spa town and famous for its art nouveau architecture. Here, you can choose between relaxing in the spa or visiting some of the very interesting sights, such as the Trauttmansdorff Castle, with its terraced gardens. You could also simply enjoy the local cuisine, wines, beer and the vistas of this beautiful city. In the castle, there is also something called a Touriseum, an interactive museum, with the exhibits relating to Alpine tourism.

Merano – Livigno

We will be passing alongside the Stelvio National Park during a relaxing ride, and enjoy the beautiful sceneries offered by these magnificent surroundings. We will reach Livigno in the afternoon.

Passo Stelvio, Passo Gavia circle

The 1st circle of our exciting explorer tour goes over the famous Stelvio Pass and its highest peak with the altitude of 2758 m. We will enjoy its 48 amazing curves, while the amazing scenery will follow us to the top where we will relax eating sausages, taking photos, and shopping for the must-have t-shirts and stickers. This is another one of the world's best rides and reaching its top is a good cause for celebration! We will spend a relaxing evening and stay the night in our hotel in Livigno.

Rest Day in Livigno

We will take a break in the lovely city of Livigno where you will decide whether to simply rest in the hotel and enjoy the spa or take a walk around the city and go shopping since Livigno enjoys a special tax status as a duty-free area. The Italian VAT (value added tax) is not included in the prices here, so you can use this opportunity to do some shopping at excellent prices.

Livigno – Andermatt (Switzerland)

Today we are heading towards the Swiss Alps! Just like in a wonderful dream! This day is dedicated to the amazing Alpine passes that will take your breath away and make sure you enjoy this ride of a lifetime – Brenino pass, Splugen pass, Andermatt, Furka pass and Grimsel pass.

Andermatt – Como Lake

Riding back towards Italy and its lakes. We will stay the night on Lake Como, one of the deepest lakes in Europe. Over 400 m deep, Lake Como has been a popular retreat for aristocrats and wealthy people since the Roman times. It is still a very popular tourist attraction with many artistic and cultural gems. Many celebrities have had or still have houses on the shores of the Lake Como (Madonna, George Clooney, Gianni Versace, Ronaldinho, Sylvester Stallone, Julian Lennon, Richard Branson). We will enjoy the authentic culinary specialties such as veal and polenta and other delicious meals accompanied with some wonderful wines for your complete satisfaction!

Como Lake – Garda Lake

A ride along the eastern shore of the Como lake, followed by an overnight on the Garda lake. You will enjoy a picturesque villages all along the lakes shores in a relaxing ride followed by delicious dinner at Garda lake before a great enjoyable rest day. 

Rest day at Garda Lake

This is Italy`s largest lake. It is a glacier lake formed 6 million years ago and a popular holiday location with many beautiful places around the lake: restaurants with great food and small beaches to rest or swim, take boat tours or visit the city of Verona famous for its Roman Arena, as well as a home of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (you can visit the famous Juliet's house). The choice is all yours!

Garda lake – Passo Gardena

Today we are entering the magical Italian Dolomites! This will be a marvellous ride towards Val Gardena, enjoying breath taking scenic views of Dolomites entering Passo Gardena, overnight stay in the amazing place at the top of the Gardena pass, surrounded by the Dolomites, beautiful sunsets and night skies filled with stars.

Dolomiti Circle – Passo Falzarego, Passo Pordoi

It's time to experience sunsets of amazing Dolomites! These mountains are the true gems of nature and one of the UNESCO World Heritage sights. Did you know that the Dolomites are a formations of living organisms: fossilized coral reefs dating from the ancient oceans from 250 mil years ago? Now, let's see them from up close! The tour takes us along some amazingly pleasant roads passing between and around the rocky formations, and right through the several world-famous passes and must-see locations for every bike rider. 

Passo Gardena – Munich

We will be leaving the area of the Dolomites by passing over some of the WWI heritage sites of Passo Falzarego and Passo Pordoi  (here we can take a break and visit the WWI museum in the middle of the Dolomites, where some of the toughest battles took place). We are heading back towards Germany and Garmisch Partenkirchen, a ski resort known for the 1936 Winter Olimpics held during the WWII. Garmisch-Partenkirchen was a major hospital centre for the German military. After the war, it was used by the U.S. military as a recreation centre for the US military personnel stationed in Europe and their families. Here we will end our marvellous journey. We will get back to Munich – our starting point. We will say goodbye to this wonderful city, but only until we meet again for our next adventure.  

Departure

Here is where we say goodbye to our next journey! We sincerely hope you enjoyed and looking forward to greet you in any of our tours. If you have an afternoon or evening flight, you can have a walk around the Old town and enjoy a local sights and tastes before you leave. We will take care of your departure to the airport.

Motorcycle Tour

Alpine Grand Explorer - Alps and lakes motorcycle tour

Motorcycle Price for the RIDER - shared double / twin room
BMW R 1250 GS Adventure
6 770.00 €
BMW R 1250 GS
6 640.00 €
BMW R 1200 GS
6 510.00 €
BMW F 750 GS
6 185.00 €
Suzuki V-Strom 1000 XT
6 380.00 €
Suzuki V-Strom 650
6 055.00 €
Your own motorcycle
4 620.00 €
Passenger
4 290.00 €
Single room
790.00 €
Tour cancellation insurance
7.5 %

Tour cancellation insurance

By purchasing the trip cancellation insurance, the customer becomes entitled to receive a refund for the cost of the tour, provided that the customer has cancelled his/her participation due to reasons covered by this insurance. The cost of the trip cancellation insurance is 7.5 % of the total price of the tour, including supplements such as the motorcycle upgrades, single room requests and the cost of an additional passenger.

VIP insurance
260.00 €

VIP insurance

A security deposit of 2000 Euro must be paid to MTE at the beginning of the motorcycle rental period. The deposit will be held until the undamaged motorcycle is returned in acceptable condition.

MTE offers two insurance options, 'VIP insurance' and 'Super VIP Insurance'.

In case of ‘VIP Insurance’ (for a fixed fee of 20 EUR per day), security deposit (deductible) is lowered to 500 Euro and must be paid to MTE at the beginning of the motorcycle rental period. The deposit will be held until the undamaged motorcycle is returned in acceptable condition. Optionally, in case of ‘Super VIP Insurance’ (for a fixed fee of 30 EUR per day), security deposit (deductible) is lowered to zero.

Vip and Super Vip Insurances are available for tours and rentals of 7 days or more. 

Super VIP insurance
390.00 €

Super VIP insurance

A security deposit of 2000 Euro must be paid to MTE at the beginning of the motorcycle rental period. The deposit will be held until the undamaged motorcycle is returned in acceptable condition.

MTE offers two insurance options, 'VIP insurance' and 'Super VIP Insurance'.

In case of ‘VIP Insurance’ (for a fixed fee of 20 EUR per day), security deposit (deductible) is lowered to 500 Euro and must be paid to MTE at the beginning of the motorcycle rental period. The deposit will be held until the undamaged motorcycle is returned in acceptable condition. Optionally, in case of ‘Super VIP Insurance’ (for a fixed fee of 30 EUR per day), security deposit (deductible) is lowered to zero.

Vip and Super Vip Insurances are available for tours and rentals of 7 days or more. 

Total: 0.00 €

Included in the price:

  • Airport transfers upon your arrival and departure 
  • Experienced guide on a motorcycle 
  • Top model motorcycle with hard/lockable case(s) including a Third-party liability insurance and Comprehensive vehicle insurance. 
  • Support vehicle with additional motorcycle, your luggage and support necessities, it can accommodate two passengers, for guided tours with minimum 4 motorcycles or 6 participants. 
  • Complete accommodation for the tour (14 nights) in high rating hotels, private accommodations etc, mostly 4*.  
  • Breakfasts (14) for the tour 
  • Lunches (10) during the tour except on free/rest days  
  • Dinners except on rest days; always aimed to be in authentic local restaurants 
  • Water and soft drinks during included dinners 
  • Fuel for your bike on the tour 
  • Entrances to National and Nature Parks  
  • Tolls, transfers and ferry rides  
  • Tour description booklet with maps and highlighted routes 

Not included in the price:

Airline tickets, tolls, personal spending, speeding and traffic violation penalty tickets, tips, anything not listed in "Included in the price"

Tour Cancellation Insurance: more informantion HERE.

Expand your horizons

Alps Motorcycle Tours

The Alps are the highest and most extensive mountain range system that lies entirely in Europe, and stretch approximately 1,200 kilometers across eight Alpine countries: France, Switzerland, Monaco, Italy, Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany, and Slovenia. The Alpine region has a strong cultural identity. The traditional culture of farming, cheesemaking, and woodworking still exists in Alpine villages, although the tourist industry began to grow early in the 20th century and expanded greatly after World War II to become the dominant industry by the end of the century. The Winter Olympic Games have been hosted in the Swiss, French, Italian, Austrian and German Alps. At present, the region is home to 14 million people and has 120 million annual visitors.

Our motorcycle tours in Alps are certainly some of our most popular European motorcycle tours and many riders come every year for a motorcycle touring in Alps. Our Alpine motorcycle tours cover the best of Alps in 2 tours. One shorter covers all major and most scenic Alpine passes, breath taking scenic routes combined with great local cuisine and amazing accomodation (waking up on the mountain in a oxigen rich environment is one of many unforgettable experiences our tours and rides will offer you). The longer one (Alpine Grand Explorer) takes you further down south combining magnificent Alps and Dolomites with north Italian lakes (famors Como lake, Iseo lake, Garda lake). It reveals you completely the glory of Alps and its surroundings.