ANNECY AND THE ALPS

At a Glance

Tour Dates

15 Jun 2024 23 Jun 2024

14 Jun 2025 22 Jun 2025

Duration

9 Days

Tour Starts in

Folkestone, UK

Tour Leaders

Where We Ride

Travel Distance

Approx 2085 miles

Difficulty

Roads

100% Tarmac

Hire Bikes

Available

Price From

2095 £
ANNECY AND THE ALPS

Tour Overview

Recently updated – A more relaxed alternative to our ‘Mountains Alps tour’, giving you time to enjoy the incredible beauty and culture of the region.

Riding through northern France we pause overnight in the Champagne capital of France, the City of Reims. Our 4 star hotel located in the heart of the city is just meters away from the many restaurants and a short walk from the Cathedral. We ride south towards the French Swiss boarder to our destination, nestled in a bend in the Daubs river, the Greenest City in France, Besancon. Our hotel, located in the historic centre of the city, overlooked by the 17th Century fortifications and is ideally situated to explore this UNESCO World Heritage site. The next two nights we locate ourselves at picturesque Lake Annecy, said to be ‘the Venice of the Alps’. Here, you can opt to take a day away from the saddle to enjoy the laid-back lakeside towns, or you can join our easy-paced ride into the surrounding countryside.

The following two days we’ll have the Italian ski resort of Courmayeur as our base as we dial up the riding thrills to tackle a series of marvellous Alpine roads, including: Col De Madeline, Col de la Croix Fer, Petite St Bernard, and the Col d’Iseran (the highest paved route in the Alps).

Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy, is our next stop. This key wine centre, with its rich historical and architectural heritage, is surrounded by well preserved battlements, ramparts and a moat. The ‘Hospices de Beaune’, in the town center, is one of the best preserved renaissance buildings in Europe. The next day finds us heading North, through Champagne country and onto our final night together enjoying French hospitality, good food, and great company. Our final days riding takes us past the City of Laon and the battlefields of the First World War, to our train ride back across the Channel and home.

Our route rides the Doubs, Jura, and Alps mountains but each day is carefully planned with mileages from 150 to 225 along with two optional non-riding days, so there is still plenty of time to relax and explore our destinations. This is an easier paced but still exciting alternative to Mountains: Alps.

Great fun, great roads and really pleased I signed up. Thank you for going ahead with it despite the small number of us.

Motorrad Tours welcome all makes and models of bike on tour. We also have a range of BMW bikes that you can hire. All our hire bikes for Classic and European Explorer Tours are current model BMW’s complete with ABS, Heated Grips, Panniers, Top Box, Tank Bag, Inner bags for all boxes and a pre programmed BMW Navigator GPS included.

Price option Solo Shared Single Room Solo Single Room *Rider and passenger
Riding Your Own Motorcycle 2095 2695 2995
Including an F800GS, F900GS or F900XR Hire Bike 3040 3640 3940
Including an R1300GS, R1250RS or R1250RT Hire Bike 3220 3820 4120
Including an S1000XR Hire Bike 3265 3865 4165
Including an R1250GS Adventure Hire Bike 3355 3955 4255
Including a K1600 Grand America Hire Bike 3400 4000 4300
* Rider and Passenger price is for both people, not per person.

HIRE BIKES:  If you are booking with a hire bike we will hand your bike over on the afternoon prior to the first tour day.  This will give you a chance to get familiar with the bike, make any adjustments, arrange your packing and not waste any time on the first day riding.

Day 1 An early Eurotunnel crossing from UK and a simple ride south. Our hotel sits in the heart of the town.

Day 2 A super days riding through the heart of the Champagne region

Day 3 Our first taste of Alpine roads as we ride through the Jura Mountains to the picturesque town of Annecy

Day 4 A chance to relax and visit the charming town of Annecy with its canals and fast flowing river or join us for a relaxed ride into the surrounding countryside

Day 5 A great days riding through the French/Italian Alps, taking in Little St Bernard, Col de Croix Fer, Col de Madeline and Col de L'Iseran.

Day 6 We have two different ride outs planned for the days in Courmayeur, both packed with Cols and Passes, or you can take the chance to relax in this charming Ski resort town

Day 7 Riding out of the Alps we drop down into the Burgundy wine region to the walled town of Beaune.

  • Breath-taking riding of the Alps, Doubs and Jura
  • 3 and 4 star hotels throughout
  • Some of the best roads and riding in Europe
  • A less intense Alpine tour
  • Opportunity to ride the iconic Col de l’iseran the highest paved road in the Alps, Col De Madeline, Col de la Croix Fer, Petite St Bernard
  • Two night in Annecy
  • Two nights in Courmayeur
  • Lots of famous passes mixed with some of the less well known and quieter routes
  • Expert Riding Guide

Well led and organised, outstanding quality!

What's Included

  • Pre tour pack including tour information, Michelin maps, route notes and GPS routes in Garmin/BMW format
  • Electronic copy of the World of BMW Touring Essentials Book
  • Commemorative polo shirt for all riders and pillions
  • Eight nights accommodation as listed in the itinerary in 3 and 4 star hotels
  • All breakfasts
  • Welcome and farewell dinners (excludes beverages)
  • Dinner on the second night in Courmayeur (excludes beverages)
  • Motorrad Tours Tour Leader throughout the Tour
  • Eurotunnel Crossing from UK to France and back
  • Expert advice and support throughout
  • The protection of booking with a fully bonded tour operator

Not Included

  • Fuel
  • Lunches
  • Dinners other than those listed
  • Travel Insurance
  • Anything not listed as included
Tour Availability
From To Days Nights

15-June-2024

23-June-2024

9

8

14-June-2025

22-June-2025

9

8

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