MOUNTAINS: ALPS

At a Glance

Tour Dates

31 Aug 2024 08 Sep 2024

30 Aug 2025 07 Sep 2025

Duration

9 Days

Tour Starts in

Folkestone, UK

Tour Leaders

Travel Distance

Approx 2055 miles

Difficulty

Roads

100% Tarmac

Hire Bikes

Available

Price From

2295 £
MOUNTAINS: ALPS

Tour Overview

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.

After crossing the channel with Le Shuttle we head to the region of Wallonia famed for its medieval towns and traditional Trappist beers… The following morning our Mountains tour takes us on to Freiburg where we can expect wonderful views along the way through the Black Forest in Germany.

After Freiburg and on our way toward the charming Bavarian market town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, we pass Lake Constance, a huge body of water shared by three nations: Germany, Switzerland and Austria. From here it’s mountains all the way as we ride the Penser Joch, Del Erbe, and Furkell passes of the South Tyrol en route to our base overlooking the Dolomites.  The following day there’s an opportunity to rest or maybe we can tempt you with the Passo Giau, Pordoi and Gardena deep in the Dolomite Mountains?

With the Dolomites disappearing in our mirrors, we move west along more high alpine roads as we head toward the popular ski resort of Davos, exploring more wonderful passes full of twists and turns on the way. We’ll be riding from Italy to Austria and onto Switzerland today.

From Davos we start the journey home; destination Mulhouse, but there’s still plenty of awesome roads on offer as we navigate the Swiss passes of Furka and Oberalp before crossing the border to France. 

If you’ve not ridden the Vosges mountains before, you are in for a treat!  Our penultimate day and last mountain ride takes in the Route de Cretes and the Grand Ballon as we make our way to the heart of champagne country, Reims and our farewell dinner.  The following morning there’s the opportunity to visit the circuit Reims-Gueux before our final blast to Calais where our carriage awaits for home!

Please Note: This is a riding focussed tour with big mileage, long days, demanding roads and lots and lots of hairpins. If you are looking for an Alpine tour but with a more relaxed pace have a look at Annecy and the Alps, Lakes and Mountains: Italy or French Riviera and the Grand Alps! Weather in the Alps at altitude can be unpredictable and while it is summer in the valleys, it can be winter on the peaks. It is suitable only for experienced and confident riders and pillions. We recommend you carefully check your tyres and replace them if in any doubt prior to departure, especially if riding a BMW S or K series bikes.

Superb trip as always, just like the last 4 Mountains trip I have been on.

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 2295 2995 3395
Including an F800GS, F900GS or F900XR Hire Bike 3240 3940 4340
Including an R1300GS, R1250RS or R1250RT Hire Bike 3420 4120 4520
Including an S1000XR Hire Bike 3465 4165 4565
Including an R1250GS Adventure Hire Bike 3555 4255 4655
* 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 Le Shuttle crossing from the UK and we head to the region of Wallonia famed for its medieval towns and traditional Trappist beers

Day 2 We head south toward Freiburg located on the river Dreisam, in between green mountainsides on the edge of the Black Forest

Day 3 We ride on to the charming Bavarian market town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen with its breathtaking mountain scenery, located at the foot of Germany’s highest mountain, the Zugspitze

Day 4 Passes galore on this fantastic ride today. Penser Joch, Del Erbe and Furkell await you as we head to our base for two nights, overlooking the Dolomites

Day 5 An opportunity to rest or maybe we can tempt you with more passes? Passo Giau, Pordoi and Gardena and more

Day 6 Today we head west with more high alpine roads as we head toward the popular ski resort of Davos, exploring more wonderful passes full of twists and turns. We’ll be riding from Italy to Austria and onto Switzerland today

Day 7 The journey north begins; destination Mulhouse, but there’s still plenty of awesome roads on offer as we navigate the Swiss passes of Furka and Oberalp before crossing the border to France

  • Breath-taking riding of the South Tyrol, Dolomites and Vosges
  • 3 and 4 star hotels throughout
  • Some of the best roads and riding in Europe
  • Opportunity to ride the iconic passes around Cortina
  • Lots of famous passes mixed with some of the less well known and quieter Cols and Passes
  • Two nights in Charming Ski resort overlooking the Dolomites
  • Ride in the famous Black Forest
  • Expert Riding Guide

This Mountain trip has a variety of roads ,combined technical mountain passes with both dramatic scenery and welcome lunch stops.

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 one night in Dolomites (excludes beverages)
  • Motorrad Tours Tour Leader throughout the Tour
  • Eurotunnel Crossing from UK to France and return
  • 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
  • Swiss Motorway Vignette – Required for suggested routes
  • Anything not listed as included
Tour Availability
From To Days Nights

31-August-2024

08-September-2024

9

8

30-August-2025

07-September-2025

9

8

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