Corsica Motorcycle Tour & Monaco Historic
Grand Prix
[May 9-23]

Corsica Motorcycle Tour & Monaco Historic
Grand Prix
[May 9-23]

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Corsica Motorcycle Tour with Monaco Grand Prix:

Amazing touring in Southern France, Provence, French Riviera and Corsica. Featuring the mythic Monaco Historic Grand Prix. & BMW Passion Days.

See vintage race cars flying through the streets of Monaco, and ride on the legendary Paul Ricard Race Track. BMW Passion Days lets you test the lineup of bikes on the track or road.

The historic Monaco GP only happens every 2 years and BMW Passion Days coincides with Grand Prix weekend. Any motorhead will be in petrol paradise on this trip.

In between the events you’ll spend a week discovering Corsica, one of the most beautiful islands and a motorcyclists’ paradise. By far the best riding in the Mediterranean.


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Day 0 Corsica Motorcycle Tour


May 9

Before starting your Corsica Motorcycle Tour, we'll meet for a review & safety briefing followed by welcome dinner.

Day 1 Corsica Motorcycle Tour

Grenoble to Nyons

Distance: 280KM Time: 7-8 Date: May 10

Your Corsica Motorcycle Tour starts with a ride taking your through the Vercors mountain range to the famous Mont Ventoux and to Nyons for an evening activity of wine tasting. The Mont Ventoux is often a major highlight on the Tour de France. Known as the "Beast of Provence" or the "Bald Mountain" since it is devoid of vegetation near the top. This gives it an almost lunar like appearance.

Day 2 Corsica Motorcycle Tour

Nyons -> Barcelonette

Distance: 280 km Time: 7 Date: May 11

Today’s ride takes us through the stunning Verdon Gorges to Barcelonette. The Verdon Gorges are known as the 'Grand Canyon of Europe' and also are one of the most spectacular and beautiful canyons. Continuing your ride through Provence you will face the Col de la Bonnette, the highest paved road in Europe. A thrilling ride and a view that is simply breathtaking.

Day 3 Corsica Motorcycle Tour

Barcelonette->Arrive French Riviera

Distance: 280 km Time: 7 Date: May 12

Today’s ride takes us down the Route des Grandes Alpes to the French Riviera. The Route des Grandes Alpes is an itinerary you can take all the way across the Alps to the Mediterranean. Spectacular scenery & thrilling roads all the way.

Day 4 Corsica Motorcycle Tour

Monaco Historic Grand Prix

May 13

Today we'll go to Monaco for the Historic Grand Prix. One of the crown jewels of motor racing, the iconic Monaco Grand Prix is a once in a lifetime event. There is nothing else like hearing the roar of the cars as they race through the streets of Monaco. After all that race excitement we'll have a relaxing ferry ride overnight and wake up in Corsica.

Day 5 Corsica Motorcycle Tour


Distance: 250 Time: 7 Date: May 14

Welcome to Corsica. Known as the "Beautiful Island" you'll understand how it got the name. The Corsicans have fought to protect their surroundings from over-development and what you have is an island left in a relatively natural state. Today we'll ride to Ajaccio (capital) visiting Calvi, & Porto along the way.

Day 6 Corsica Motorcycle Tour


Distance: 250 Time: 7 Date: May 15

Enjoying all the beauty of Corsica we'll pass through Propriano en route to Bonifacio. After a day you've probably understood that there aren't many straightaways. Curves, twisties, mountain roads, everything that motorcyclists love.

Day 7

Bonifacio->Porto Vecchio

Distance: 225 Time: 6 Date: May 16

We'll visit Bonifacio, a town perched on the edge of the cliffs. From here it's exciting to take a boat ride to admire the cliffs & coast from sea level. History buffs will be interested is seeing where the Napoleon Bonaparte, a Corsican, grew up before becoming Emperor.

Day 8 Corsica Motorcycle Tour

Porto Vecchio

May 17

Today is your free day. Relax, enjoy the beach or go on a day ride.

Day 9 Corsica Motorcycle Tour

Porto Vecchio->Corte

Distance: 250 Time: 7 Date: May 18

We'll ride through the spectacular mountains of Bavella and see the amazing 'needle' mountain peaks. We'll have lunch in Monticello and stay in Corte for the night.

Day 10 Corsica Motorcycle Tour

Ile Rousse-> Arrive Bastia

Distance: 250 Time: 7 Date: May 19

Today's ride features the desert of the Agirates. We'll have to fill up on that delicious Corsican charcuterie one last time. Afterwards we'll make our way to Bastia to board the ferry back to the mainland.

Day 11

Nice-> Arrive Le Castellet

Distance: 200 Time: 5 Date: May 20

Today's we'll visit the back country of the Riviera and arrive in Le Castellet in preparation for the track day. BMW Passion Days at the historic Paul Ricard track lets you fully experience the complete line of BMW motorcycles and automobiles on an iconic circuit. Paul Ricard is used by Formula One and Bol d'Or 24 hour endurance racing.

Day 12 Corsica Motorcycle Tour

BMW Passion Days

May 21

Today you'll get to ride BMW Motorcycles on the legendary Circuit Paul Ricard race track. Participants will get to six sessions of 20 minutes. The BMW automobile lineup will be on hand for high speed laps around the track. Adrenaline pumping excitement on 2 or 4 wheels.

Day 13

Le Castellet->Grenoble

May 22

Today we'll return Grenoble and finish our tour in style with some more great roads to send you off completely satisfied with a thrilling two weeks. We'll have an evening send-off celebration, raise a glass and make plans for the next tour.

Day 14 Corsica Motorcycle Tour

Departure Day

May 23

Departure Day: Sadly it's time to say bon voyage & au revoir which means see you next year for another tour!

What’s Included

Motorcycle & Insurance              Accommodations (14 nights)

Ferry tickets (shared cabins)     All breakfasts, 1 Dinner

Tour Guide                                  Luggage Van (min 6 participants)

Snacks, lunches, beverages, alcohol, gasoline, road taxes, tolls and anything not specifically listed is not included.


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.


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


“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


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.


“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.


“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:


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


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.


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
WET WEIGHT, FULLY FUELED: 741 lbs (336 kg)


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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Engine|Liquid-cooled inline-four
Horsepower|160 hp @ 11,000 rpm
Torque|83.0 lb-ft @ 9,250 rpm
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


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


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


Shared Room, Private Room

4 reviews for Corsica Motorcycle Tour & Monaco Historic
Grand Prix
[May 9-23]

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Chuck L.

    Incredible! I always wanted to see a real Grand Prix and seeing the Monaco Grand Prix was well worth it. The ride was over the top, lots of fun. Hotels and food were better than expected. Weather was perfect, 2 weeks and didn’t use the rain gear once. Highly recommend.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tony P.

    This was probably the best holiday I’ve ever taken. M2 was very helpful with shipping my gear and travel arrangements. The roads they took us on were phenomenal. The mountain passes, canyons, everything, plus with experienced riders in the group, we rode at a very lively pace. The crowd at Monaco GP and how they race around those narrow streets is incredible. If you’ve never been to Corsica, it should be on your bucket list. It’s simply fantastic through & through. Hats off to M2 for such a great holiday, keep up the good work. Cheers!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jerry W.

    Had a fabulous two weeks with M2 Moto Tours. They put on a great production. If you like mountain roads, curves & twisties, there are so many it was unbelievable. Corsica is a lovely place, like it was made for riding. Don’t be surprised if you see some wild pigs napping alongside the roads. Eat a big breakfast, you’ll get a workout on these roads. Not much of a race fan, but the atmosphere at the Monte Carlo was something to experience. Very cool how they can race around city streets. PS. bring sunscreen, I got baked watching the race.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Chris C.

    I’ve been on numerous other motorcycle tours in Asia & Europe, and this was the best I’ve ever done. I had so much fun between the riding, seeing the Grand Prix firsthand was incredible, I’ve never eaten such good food at every meal day after day. The roads were thrilling to say the least. Corsica is such a beautiful place and excellent for riding. I’m going back again next year.

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