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Motorcycle Tour

Alps and Cote d` Azur - French and Swiss Alps motorcycle tour

If you want to experience some of the best Alpine sceneries, miles and miles of curvy routes and breath taking and highest Alpine passes in Europe and combine it with a taste of Mediterrannean and Cote D`Azur, this is the tour to ride.
Numerous stunning routes, mighty mountains and valleys of some of the most beautiful mountain regions in the world, balcony roads, canyons, lakes and highest mounatin peaks. It is a truly unforgettable journey. 
 

 

 

Alps are always astonishing and they are some of the best rides in Europe many riders visit and ride every year. French and Swiss Alps have its special charm and are true diamonds every rider should ride at least once in a lifetime.
This tour starts from beautiful Milan heading into Switzerland and climbing up some of the most thrilling rides there is. Some of the famous mountain passes that are the highest peaks of Europe, Col D`Iseran (highest mountain pass at 2.802m), Col De la  Bonette sa the 2nd highest at 2.764m) and many more of famous passes and breath taking sceneries will certainly make you this tour a journey of a lifetime.  

 

Countries
Italy, Switzerland, France
Duration
15 days / 13 riding days
Route length
2757 km (1717 miles)
Price
from 6 055.00 €
Riding time / Day
6-8 hours
Skill level
Advanced
Tour Map

Characteristics Of The Motorcycle Tour

Motorcycle Tour Overview

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Dates in 2023
12 Aug 2023 - 26 Aug 2023

Dates in 2024
10 Aug 2024 - 24 Aug 2024

Highlights

Col de la Bonette, Col d`Iseran, Furka Pass, Ice cave, many ultimate Alpine passes of French and Swiss Alps, Milan, Nice.

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

Total mileage: 2.757 km (1.713 miles) 
Daily mileage: 200 - 300 km (115 - 186 miles). 

Tour starts / ends
Milan
Rest days
3 - Val d`Isere, Nice, Chamonix
Road description
Tour runs on asphalt

Tour Overview

Day By Day

Day 1
Day 2
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 Italy - Milan

Welcome to Milan, Italy, the starting point of our Alpine adventure! 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 the rest before our gathering and initial briefing in the late afternoon. In the evening we will be going to some of typical Italian restaurants to taste a bit of Italy before our Swiss and French adventure.    

Milan (I) - Andermatt (CH)

In the morning after breakfast and a short briefing we will meet in the lobby at 8:30 am, pack our luggage to the bikes, get ready and start at 9am. Today we are heading towards the Swiss Alps! Just like in a wonderful dream! Snow on the highest peaks is already visible when departing Milan. 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 – San Marco Pass, Spluga Pass, San Bernardino Pass, San Gottardo Pass and reaching a typical Swiss Alprine picturesque town of Andermatt in the valley. 

Andermatt - Sierre

Today we will be heading across the best of Swiss Alps mountain passes. Sussten Pass, Grimsel Pass, Furka Pass, Tremola Pass and Neufen Pass. This region is astonishing and the passes and routes are amazing. It is also famous for some of the James Bond movies being filmed there (of course we will visit the locations). On top of Furka pass we will visit the incredible ice cave in the glacier! Late afternoon we will arrive to Sierre, a small town nicknamed City of the Sun for its average of 300 days of sunshine a year.

Sierre - Val d` Isere (FR)

An exciting day ahead and we will be passing into France towards some of the most beautiful Alpine regions known for gorgeous valleys and high mountain peaks you feel like they are tearing the sky above. In winter this is one of the best ski areas in Europe due to the wide valley areas. A beautiful ride with our two major highlihts of the day - Col Grand St Bernard and Col Picollo St Bernard! 

Val d` Isere rest day

We will take a bit of break and take some rest in the beautiful Val d`Isere. For those who wish to have a riding day, of course it is also possible and some of our guides will be more then welcome to accompany you. Otherwise you might wish to have a walk around or hike the mountains or just relax in the hotel spa. Well deserved rest day after a thrilling days we have had and more yet to come.

Val d` Isere - Jausiers

Amazing 5 passes day! After a break and nice rest in Val d`Isere, we will go for amazing riding day and ride Col d`Iseran, Col du Galibier, Col du Lautaret, Col d`Izoard, Col de Vars. Altitudes of 2.100 - almost 2.800 m and amazing views.
Of course as usual we will take a nice relaxing breaks, have plenty of time to have fun, take phots and enjoy the local meals of this amazing area.  

Jausiers circle

Today we will be enjoying the circle of some of the most scenic passes in French Alps. We will be riding Colle della Maddelena, Col Agnel (2.744m; 4th highest mountain pass in Europe) and Col de Vars. A fun day ending back to our place in Jausiers with a nice and relaxing evening full of topics to discuss about our fun riding experiences.

Jausiers - Nice

Leaving picturesque Jausiers in the valey, we will climb up to the ultimate - Col de la Bonettee! It is the highest mountain pass in Europe at the altitude of 2.802 m. And it is truly amazing. The route is beaufiful and safe, the scenery makes you feel in some parts you are on another planet and it is truly a memorable experience. We will be riding Col de Turini on our way to the shore of Mediterranean and the beauful famous coastal town of Nice where we will spend the night and the next day.

Rest day in Nice

Today we will take a break and enojoy the Cote d` Azur. You can enjoy the day in Nice or spend some time exploring the surroundings and have a day trip to Antibes, Cannes or Saint Tropez, a famous Cote d` Azur towns.

Nice - Valensole

Exciting days ahead of us! Leaving Nice, we will be riding Route de Nice, heading above the the largest canyon of Europe! Passing stunning red rocks canyons, taking the balcony road that crosses them, it will offer you the most beautiful views of the Gorges du Verdon and Gorges de Daluis.

Valensole - Grenoble

Valensole is a charming Provence town and it is most popular for its surroundings. Purple rows of lavender on rolling hills change the landscape's color every summer. The Provence lavender fields are some of the best in the world attracting people from all over the world. Today we will be passing one of the best balcony roads in Alps - route Combe Laval. Eleven tunnels and innumerable overhanging passages above the void. A magnificent photo shoots along the way! We will be riding as well Gorges du Nan; a spectacular canyon carved by Le Nant River in France. The delightful road cut into the face of a cliff running through the gorge is one of the most famous French balcony roads. We will be reaching charming Grenoble late afternoon.  It's known as a base for winter sports, and for its museums, universities and research centers. Spherical cable cars called “Les Bulles” (Bubbles) connect the town to the summit of La Bastille hill.

Grenoble - Chamonix Mont Blanc

Continuing our Alpine adventure through some of the most beautiful landscapes and routes between mountain massives. These routes are also routes of famous Tour de France cycling competition. Green hills, valleys and high mountain peaks exchange one after another on our way to famous Chamonix. You will be truly enjoying the ride, altitudes of over 2.000m, numerous curves, yet relaxing full day ride full of stunning views. Chamonix is situated in the Haute-Savoie region of France, it is bordered by Switzerland and Italy and dominated by the incredible Aiguilles de Chamonix mountain chain peaking at the top of Mont Blanc (4810m). With these vast mountains towering over the town, the scenery here is arguably the most spectacular in the French Alps. 

Chamonix rest day

We will be having a well diserved rest day in this beautiful town in the heart of French Alps and in the valley below the highest mountain peak of Alps - a famous Mopnt Blanc! Mont Blanc is the highest mountain of Western Europe, rising 4,807.81 m above sea level. It is the second-most prominent mountain in Europe, after Mount Elbrus. You will be enjoying the views, take a hike of the surroundings or take a famous cable car. The Panoramic Mont Blanc cable car in Chamonix will blow your mind! This incredible gondola ride, from the top station of Aiguille du Midi in Chamonix (3842m) in France over to the top station of Pointe Helbronner in Italy (3466m) , is nothing short of spectacular and is hands down one of the best things to do in Europe. Yep you heard right – this gondola crosses over from France to Italy! Enjoy your day to the fullest!

Chamonix - Milan

Our final riding day will be the ride towards Switzerland and Italy back to our starting point in Milan. We will be ridinig some of the truly beautiful areas and passes, such as Simplon pass at 2.004 m altitude, full of beautiful natural sights. The pass is generally steady throughout the ascension, so you can admire the unobstructed views over the Rhone Valley. We will be arriving to Milan late afternoon and after unpacking and refreshment, we will be going for a farewell dinner to the city. We will end the day and this magnificent journey enjoying the well diserved dinner and elaborating this outstanding motorcycle adventure, planning already the next one perhaps now with a group of new friends you have met on this extraordinaty journey. Enjoy and see you again on some of our outstanding motorcycle tours accross Europe!  

Milan 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 use the morning to have a visit of Milan centre and enjoy the city vibe, visit Duomo or take a walk of Parco Sempione and have some local tastes before you leave.

Motorcycle Tour

Alps and Cote d` Azur - French and Swiss Alps motorcycle tour

Motorcycle Price for the RIDER - shared double / twin room
BMW R 1250 GS Adventure
BMW R 1250 GS Adventure
7 070.00 €
BMW R 1250 GS
BMW R 1250 GS
6 940.00 €
BMW F 750 GS
BMW F 750 GS
6 485.00 €
Honda Africa Twin CRF 1000 L
Honda Africa Twin CRF 1000 L
6 680.00 €
Suzuki V-Strom 1000 XT
Suzuki V-Strom 1000 XT
6 680.00 €
Suzuki V-Strom 650
Suzuki V-Strom 650
6 420.00 €
Your own motorcycle
4 620.00 €
Passenger
4 490.00 €
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 35 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
455.00 €

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 35 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:

  • Fuel for your motorcycle during the whole tour
  • 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 and 8 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 
  • Entrances to National and Nature Parks  
  • Tolls, transfers and ferry rides  
  • Tour description booklet with maps and highlighted routes 
  • Note: the tours run with 3 motorcyles minimum or including supplement in case of less riders.

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.

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