This Self Guided Switzerland motorcycle tour will take you to the Alps for fresh air, beautiful surroundings and exciting roads made for riding.   Conquer countless mountain passes and taste all the wonderful dishes Switzerland has to offer.  After your week of living & motorcycle touring in Switzerland you'll understand why it's consistently voted as one of the top countries to live in.

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Day 1 self guided switzerland motorcycle tour

Grenoble->Chamonix Mont Blanc

Distance: 240km Time: 6 hours

You'll start your self guided Wwitzerland motorcycle tour by crossing the Bauges mountains to Annecy-le-Vieux, a charming old town on the shores of Lake Annecy. Take time to stroll around the canals and admire old buildings. Afterwards you'll be ascending to Chamonix Mont Blanc. If you have time, take the cable car to Mont Aiguille, a viewing platform on a neighboring peak to get amazing views of the Mont Blanc.

Day 2 Self Guided Switzerland motorcycle tour

Chamonix->Interlaken

Distance: 280 km Time: 7 hours

Today’s ride will take you across the border into Switzerland. Admire the chalets, listen for the clanging of cowbells, the scenery is postcard perfect.

Day 3 Self Guided Switzerland motorcycle tour

Interlaken->Zernez

Distance:280km Time: 7 hours

Today’s ride will take you over the Grimsel, Furka and Fluela passes. Featured in James Bond movies, check these off your bucket list. Simple spectacular engineering, views, thrills, this is what riding is all about.

Day 4 Self Guided Switzerland motorcycle tour

Zernez->Merano

Distance:300km Time: 7-8 hours

Today’s ride will take you over the Stelvio & Umbrail passes and for a ride through the Dolomites. The Stelvio pass is one of the most iconic roads for riding. 75 hairpin turns. Bring your 'A' game, another bucket list road checked off your list.

Day 5 Self Guided Switzerland motorcycle tour

Merano->Domaso

Distance: 275 Time: 7 hours

Today’s ride will take you to the Italian Lakes. Amazing landscape, sumptuous villas and hotels. A favorite for celebrities. Say hi to George Clooney if you run into him at a cafe.

Day 6 Self Guided Switzerland motorcycle tour

Domaso->Martigny

Distance: 275km Time: 7

Today’s ride will take you over the Simplon pass to Martigny. The views are magnificient, so is the ride.

Day 7 Self Guided Switzerland motorcycle tour

Martigny->Grenoble

Distance: 295km Time: 7-8 hours

Today’s ride will take you back to Grenoble via the Little St. Bernard & Great St. Bernard passes. More bucket list roads. Excellent riding and a great finale for a great week.

What’s Included?

-Motorcycle & Insurance

-Luggage Storage

-7 Nights Accommodations

-Breakfasts

-GPS & Roadbook

Motorcycles

bikes

BMW f800 GT

Displacement:  798cc Torque:  63Nm /46.5 ft lbs. @5800 rpm
Weight:  213.2 (wet)
Seat Height: Standard:  800mm / 31.5 inches
Low Setting:  N/A
Low Seat Option: N/A
Wheelbase: 1,514mm / 59.6 inches
Options:  ESA electronic suspension, heated grips, luggage & top case.

Review:

BMW appears to have got the balance right with the F800GT. It has just the right blend of sport and tourer for a motorcycle of this size and type.
It also makes a sensible proposition for anyone considering taking up motorcycling for the first time and it even has appeal for the more experienced rider who wants a light, but robust sports tourer that will happily eat up the miles in a no nonsense sort of way.
And where this BMW really scores is you’ll have a lot of fun doing that and just getting out there and riding it.

BMW K1200R Sport

Displacement: 1157cc
Torque: 127.00Nm / 93.7 ft lbs. @ 8250 rpm
Weight: 217 kg
Seat Height:
Standard: 820mm / 32.2 inches
Low Setting: N/A
Low Seat Option: N/A
Wheelbase: 1,580mm / 62.2 inches
Options: ESA electronic suspension, heated grips, tank bag

Review:

“I had forgotten just how much I’d enjoyed this engine.
I held on, grinning, as 163 horses threatened to wrench my fingers from the handlebars.
My knees dug into the tank’s recess, I knocked the Beemer into sixth and tucked in – this is way too easy.”

BMW K1300 GT

Displacement:  1293cc Torque: 135Nm / 99.6 ft lbs @ 8000 rpm
Weight:  255kg / 562.2 lbs
Seat Height: Standard: 840mm / 33.1 inches
Low Setting:  800mm / 31.5 inches
Low Seat Option:
Wheelbase: 1,572mm / 61.9 inches
Options: ESA suspension, heated grips, heated seats, cruise control, electric windscreen, luggage & topcase

Review:

The BMW K1300 GT is a Grand Tourer in the true sense of the words. It manages to combine massive performance with supreme practicality and comfort. There are so many bikes out there that don’t handle and ride as well as the BMW K1300GT that are supposed to be ‘sports-focussed’ bikes it’s simply astounding how easy the BMW K1300GT is to chuck around.

BMW R1200 RT

Displacement: 1170cc Torque: 120Nm / 88.5ft lbs @6000rpm
Weight: 229kg / 504.9lbs
Seat Height:
Standard: 840mm / 33 inches
Low Setting: 820mm / 32.2 inches
Low Seat Option: 780-800mm /30.7 inches
Wheelbase: 1485mm / 58.4 inches
Options: ESA electronic suspension, heated grips & seats, electric windscreen, cruise control, luggage, topcase & tank bag.

Review:

“the BMW R 1200 RT has long been sport touring’s standard-bearer. Designed, built and refined in the shadow of the Alps, the RT name is synonymous with tractable power, intuitive handling and first-rate comfort and wind protection. Its trademark air/oil-cooled boxer twin with shaft drive represents 90 years of BMW design tradition, a setup that has proven to be reliable and popular.”
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BMW R1200 RS

YEAR 2015-

Displacement: 1170cc Torque: 125Nm /92 ft lbs. @6500 rpm
Weight: 231kg (wet) 502 lbs
Seat Height: Standard: 820mm / 32.2 inches
Low Setting: 760mm
Low Seat Option: N/A
Wheelbase: 1,514mm / 59.6 inches
Options: ESA electronic suspension, shift assist pro, heated grips, luggage & top case.

Review:

“The beauty of this boxer is the feel of immediate torque. After thumbing the starter and feeling the left-to-right rattle that harmonizes into a continuous melody, the R1200RS’ engine presents hefty torque from the first crack of throttle to the maximum 92 ft/lbs at 6500 rpm.” Read the full review here:

BMW R1200 GS LC

Engine size: 1170
Cylinders: 2
hp/kW: 125/ 92
Vehicle weight (kg): 238
Seat height (mm): 850

Review:

The result has improved the already class leading GS in almost every aspect. The engine is a measurable step forward right through the rev range yet retains its boxer character. It looks cleaner and neater, is more comfortable and sophisticated and handles better too.
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BMW K1600 GT

Displacement: 1649cc Torque: 175Nm /129 ft lbs. @7750 rpm
Weight: 319kg (wet)
Seat Height:
Standard: 810mm / 31.9 inches
Low Setting: 780mm/30.7 inches
Low Seat Option: N/A
Wheelbase: 1,680mm / 66.1 inches
Options: ESA electronic suspension, heated grips, heated seat, electric windscreen, luggage & top case.

Review:

In my opinion, these two bikes are by far the most dynamic and full-featured touring motorcycles ever produced. I have always said, often to the surprise of many, that my dream shed of bikes would certainly include a Gold Wing among its numbers. That dream shed often changes, once upon a time there wasn’t a single BMW in it, but now the K 1600 GT joins its Bavarian brothers the R 1200 GS and K 1300 R in the list of machinery that’s managed to steal my heart since BMW has dramatically upped their game in the past few years.
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BMW K1600B

ENGINE TYPE: Liquid cooled, 4-stroke in-line 6-cylinder engine, four valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts, dry sump lubrication
CAPACITY: 1,649 cc
RATED OUTPUT: 160 hp (118 kW) at 7,750 rpm
MAX. TORQUE: 129 lb-ft (175 Nm) at 5,250 rpm
FUEL CONSUMPTION: 41 mpg (WMTC)
TRANSMISSION: 6-speed
WET WEIGHT, FULLY FUELED: 741 lbs (336 kg)
SEAT HEIGHT: 30.7″
OPTIONAL SEAT HEIGHT: Low Seat: 29.5″
FUEL TANK CAPACITY: 7.0 gallons

Review:

The engine in the B is supposedly identical to the ones in the K1600 GT and GTL. So even if the Bagger design brief for most manufacturers is relaxed cruising, this bagger can do that, but it can also propel you from corner to corner on tight, twisty backroads, or fast flowing ones, in a way that will leave most baggers sucking its clean, Euro4 emissions as it disappears over the horizon.
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BMW S1000XR

Engine|Liquid-cooled inline-four
Displacement|999cc
Horsepower|160 hp @ 11,000 rpm
Torque|83.0 lb-ft @ 9,250 rpm
Gearbox|Six-speed
Final Drive|Chain

Clutch|Wet slipper, hydraulic, multiplate
Dry Weight|357 lb.
Wet Weight|228 kg /502 lb.
Seat Height|840mm/33.1 in.
Low Seat Option: 790mm/31.1 in

Review:

The S1000XR is an exciting new offering from BMW. The S1000RR Superbike has helped transform the marque from its stodgy, pipes-and-slippers trope to a more robust, high-performance bike brand, and the S1000XR builds on this momentum.
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Additional information

Participants

Solo, Duo

Preferred Motorcycle:

BMW F800 GT, BMW K1200R Sport, BMW K1300 GT, BMW R1200 RS, BMW R1200 RT, BMW R1200 GS, BMW K1600 GTL, BMW K1600 B, BMW S1000 XR

Occupancy

Shared Room, Private Room

3 reviews for 7 Day Self Guided Switzerland Motorcycle Tour

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    John J.

    “I recently did the self-guided Switzerland tour with a buddy. We had so much fun on those mountain passes, we even did some of them twice. The Alps are spectacular and the Dolomites are as impressive. We only had good meals the entire time. I highly recommend and rate this tour as awesome.”

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    Vic & Nancy M.

    This was our first tour in Europe and it was amazing. Everything is so beautiful, the roads are amazing, and the drivers are more courteous than in the US. We were a little surprise at much more expensive Switzerland was compared to Italy or France. It was really hot in Italy, and we forgot our swimsuits :(. This was a great way to visit 3 countries in a week.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Brad S.

    “My buddy Greg convinced me to go riding in Switzerland. It was my first time going to Europe, so I wasn’t so sure about it, but after minutes of being on a bike, I was completely convinced that it was the best ride of my life. You will be totally amazed by the roads, and views. My advice is to don’t wait until you’re old to do this.”

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