An initial ride through France and Switzerland is the appetiser before you reach the sunshine of the Mediterranean. But don’t dismiss these three days riding. You are staying in Troyes on your first night and in Neuvecelle a small French town on the shore of Lac Leman and the Swiss border for your second. The ride south to Italy takes you over the Grand St Bernard Pass in the Alps before descending through the vines striped Langhe Hills to Genoa and your overnight ferry to the islands – Don’t be late!
Think of the Italian Lakes and you think of A list celebrities, old stone towns reflected in calm waters with alpine peaks towering behind them. You think of a mist covered lake shrouding Bellagio’s Romanesque Church at the pinnacle of Como’s peninsula. The beauty and drama of the Italian lakes has made them a huge draw for many years and the great bonus for motorcyclists is all this beauty nestles under the Alps.
Our famous Mountains: Alps tour takes on a new lease of life for 2024 and heads to the Italian Dolomites, providing us with an exciting ride of twisty roads, sky-high mountain passes and picture-postcard views. The days will be long and fulfilling, with unsurpassed riding and scenery through France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland.
This top to toe Italy motorcycle tour starts in Nice. The next day you will ride along the Ligurian Coast to your Cinque Terre Port for the night. The Cinque Terre or “five lands” are villages nestling on this rugged coastline carefully preserved and now UNESCO listed.