Small Batch Classic European Alpine Tour

Guided Tour 11 Days / 10 Nights
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  • 1200.0 mi = 1920.0 km
  • Fall
  • 70.0 - 50.0°F = 21.1 - 10.0°C

Travelling across the twisting Alpine roads of Europe is a fantastic, challenging experience that all motorcycle enthusiasts should experience. Combine these snaking roads with the stunning high mountains of the Alps and you have motorcycling nirvana. The Alps tour takes its guests from Munich in Germany and the Bavarian Alps, into Austria and the Grossgolockner Pass, then on to the Italian Dolomites and the hairpins of the Stelvio Pass. In Switzerland we’ll enjoy the Furka, Grimsel, Susten pass and many more, and then on to France, with a visit to Chamonix, under the snow-capped Mont Blanc and finally on to the famous Route Napoleon. The great roads and breath-taking scenery make this a trip to savour.

Tour Itinerary

The hotel close to Munich Airport offers a transfer service or taxis can be hired for the journey to your first night’s accommodation. The group will meet for introductions and evening drinks and dinner.
After bike handovers and a trip briefing we will travel from the airport, north of Munich, in a southerly direction to get around the city as quickly as possible, some of this will be on Germany’s famous Autobahns. Leaving the Autobahns, we’ll start to enjoy the splendour that is Bavaria. You will pass through picturesque Bavarian villages and take in the beauty of this mountainous area, on our way to Berchtesgaden and a visit to the Eagles Nest, time permitting (last entry into the house is 16.00). Once finished at the Eagles Nest (we’ll have time for a visit the following day if we miss the 16.00 deadline), we’ll head to the hotel about 20 minutes away.
If we didn’t visit the day before, we’ll be the first up to the Eagles Nest for a quick visit to this famous World War 2 site. Leaving Berchtesgaden we’ll head south and enjoying some of Bavaria’s finest alpine roads, which will take us into Austria. We’ll continue south towards the ski town of Kaprun and the beginning of the epic Grossglockner where we’ll enjoy one of the very best mountain passes.There will be time to take in the incredible scenery this stretch has to offer, including the glacier from Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe. From the dizzy heights of the Grossglockner, we’ll ride into the beginnings of the beautiful Italian Dolomites, arriving at our hotel for the evening close to the town of Brunico.
Leaving the hotel, we’ll stay within the Dolomite Mountains for a while longer and enjoy the views they provide. The route heads west towards the famous Stelvio Pass with its switch back bends and amazing Alpine views. We’ll ride up the Stelvio at our own pace, taking on the hairpins as they come. At the top we’ll enjoy the stunning vista and enjoy the obligatory sausage and Sauerkraut roll before heading down to Bormio. There will be the opportunity to add an additional 50 miles on to the day depending on how the group feels and the time. Otherwise it will be another 25 miles to the hotel in the town of Livigno.
We’ll spend the morning exploring the town of Livigno for an hour prior to the short ride to Davos over the border into Switzerland and over the Fluela Pass. On arrival into Davos and the hotel, we’ll enjoy lunch and then the rest of the day walking round the town or simply relaxing.
Heading west we’ll enjoy quieter roads towards the town of Chur, then on to the busier stretch of tarmac connecting Chur with Andermatt, stopping in Flims along the way.Rather than heading straight to our hotel in Andermatt, we’ll continue riding in a loop, bringing us back to the town via the superb passes of Gotthard, Susten, Grimsel and finally the awesome Furka Pass, bringing us to a well-earned overnight rest.
From Andermatt we’ll ride the Gotthard Pass to Airolo and then straight on to an Alpine favourite, the Nufenen Pass, with its breath-taking mountain views awaiting us at the top. After our descent, we’ll use the most direct route to the Swiss, French border, passing Brig and Sion en-route to Martigny. We’ll then follow the mountain pass over the border and down to Chamonix and our hotel.
A day off in Chamonix that offers so much, whether taking the cable car almost to the top Mont Blanc, walking the tracks around Chamonix or enjoying its sights, the outdoor options are near endless. Or just spend the day relaxing.
Having gazed at the mass that is Mont Blanc during our day off, we’ll take the 7 mile tunnel that dives beneath it. Emerging on the other side in Italy, we’ll head straight back to the mountain roads of the Alps for the majority of the day. Riding through Parc Nationals we’ll also tackle the Col du Galibier before finishing the day on the fantastic Route Napoleon into Gap and our hotel for the night. A long day in the saddle, but we’ll all be reminiscing about the roads and views over a beer.
Heading east from Gap towards Lac de Serre-Poncon where we’ll head south towards the Mediterranean Sea and Nice, riding great biking roads towards Digne that take us through some stunning areas of Provence. In Digne we’ll re-join the Route Napoleon for the rest of the day until reaching the outskirts of Nice. The Route Napoleon is a spectacular piece of tarmac surrounded by some incredible gorges. On arrival into Nice we’ll head to our hotel on the Promenade des Anglais and enjoy our end of trip dinner overlooking the sea.
Whilst the group is free to make their way home and the tour guides will do the same, there is the option to extend your stay in Nice and experience the French Riviera, with Monaco a short train ride away.
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