Grand Motorcycle Tour Switzerland
France & Italy
[July 17-July 31, 2019]

The Grand Motorcycle Tour Switzerland will take you across the Alps, through the best that Switzerland has to offer.

Stunning alpine passes, picture perfect scenery, cheese & chocolate. This tour takes over the French Alps, past the Mont Blanc and into Switzerland. You’ll see the Mt Eiger, Interlaken, ride the iconic Grimsel & Furka passes. And you’ll get a taste of Italy and the beautiful Lake Como region.

Starting at €5,600 Solo Participant, shared room.

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Description

Tour Summary

Total Distance: 3,200 km
Daily Ride Time: 6-8
Skill Level: Intermediate
Solo Prices from: € 5,600
Couple Prices From: € 6,300

What’s Included

Motorcycle & Insurance
14 Nights Accommodations
All Breakfasts & 2 Dinners
Secure Luggage Storage
Really Cool Tour Guides
Luggage Van (min 6 participants)

Tour Schedule

Day 1 July 17

Arrival Day-Evening Briefing & Dinner

July 17

Today we'll have a briefing meeting and welcome dinner.

Day 2 July 18 Grand Motorcycle Tour Switzerland

Grenoble -> Arrive Chamonix

Distance: 275 KM Time: 7

Today’s ride takes us to Lake Annecy for a stop in this charming city complete with canal system. From there it’s onto Chamonix and the Mont Blanc.

Day 3 July 19 Grand Motorcycle Tour Switzerland

Chamonix -> Arrive Interlaken

Distance: 280KM Time: 7

Today’s ride takes us to Interlaken and the Mont Eiger, one of the most emblematic sights in the Swiss Alps. The Eiger is well known in movies and books (The Eiger Sanction) notably for its deadly north face. The north face of the Eiger was one of the last great climbing challenges many thought impossible to summit.

Day 4 July 20 Grand Motorcycle Tour Switzerland

Interlaken->Lucerne

Distance: 150 km Time: 2-3

Today’s ride takes us to the lovely town of Lucerne. A light day to give you a chance to visit Lucerne and take a little rest.

Day 5 July 21 Grand Motorcycle Tour Switzerland

Lucerne-Zernez

Distance: 250 km Time: 6-7

Today’s ride takes us to Zernez over the Fluela pass.

Day 6 July 22

Zernez-> Cortina d'Ampezzo

Distance: 300 km Time: 7-8

Today’s ride takes us to the Dolomites and Cortina d'Ampezzo. The Dolomites are a spectacular and uniquely beautiful mountain range. The roads and scenery will leave their impression on you forever.

Day 7 July 23 Grand Motorcycle Tour Switzerland

Cortina d'Ampezzo-Merano

Distance: 225 km Time: 6

Today we will explore the Dolomites and arrive in Merano.

Day 8 July 24

Merano-Livigno

Distance: 275 km Time: 6

Today you'll ride the iconic Stelvio Pass, all 75 hairpin turns on one of the most famous roads in the world. If you haven't heard of it, the Stelvio is on many riders' bucket lists.

Day 9 July 25 Grand Motorcycle Tour Switzerland

Livigno-Arrive Domaso

Distance: 225 km Time: 4.5

Today you'll ride the Julier & Majola Pass...if you get up early we can visit St. Moritz. We'll arrive on the shores of Lake Como in Italy.

Day 10 July 26 Grand Motorcycle Tour Switzerland

Domaso-> Andermatt

Distance: 280 km Time: 7

Today you'll ride the San Bernadino, Splugen Pass, more top shelf iconic mountain roads.

Day 11 July 27 Grand Motorcycle Tour Switzerland

Lake Como

July 28

Today is your free day. Relax by the lake, or take a ride around the lake.

Day 12 July 28 Grand Motorcycle Tour Switzerland

Andermatt-Arrive Martigny

Distance: 275 km Time: 7

Today you'll ride the Furka & Grimsel Pass, two of the most famous mountain passes in Switzerland. Both draw motorcycle riders and automobile aficionados. These two are truly wonderful roads.

Day 12 July 29

Martigny->Modane

Distance: 275 km Time: 6-7

Today you'll ride the Saint Bernard Passes and return to France. You might've guessed there's a connection with the dog. Here's where the breed got its name. The little St. Bernard Pass weighs in at 2188m and the Grand St. Bernard Pass at 2469m.

Day 14 July 30

Modane->Grenoble

Distance: 250 km Time: 6-7

Our big finale: riding the Galibier pass, Lautaret Pass, Col d'Ornon and Route Napoleon. These roads have been featured on the Tour de France and are splendid to ride. You'll also ride in the Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte's tracks as we make our way back to Grenoble. We'll have a sendoff party in the evening and recount our adventures while we plan new ones.

Day 14 July 31

Departure Day

Bon Voyage & Thank You for riding with us. Safe travels home & see you next year for another epic ride.

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 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 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 R1200 RS, BMW R1200 RT, BMW R1200 GS, BMW S1000 XR, BMW K1600 GTL

Occupancy

Shared Room, Private Room