24 Hours Le Mans Self Guided Motorcycle Tour
[June 10-19, 2020]

24 hours le mans motorcycle tour france

This Le Mans Self-Guided Motorcycle Tour is an abridged version of the 2 week tour. We’ve boiled it down so you get the essence of this legendary motorsport event. The ride includes historic towns, splendid scenery, bucket list Alpine passes such as Alpe d’Huez, Galibier, Glandon, the stunning Vercors mountains more.

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Description

Tour Summary

Total Distance: 1800 km
Daily Ride Time: 6-8
Skill Level: Experienced
Solo Prices from: € 2,600
Couple Prices From: € 3,200

What's Included?

Motorcycle
9 Nights
Breakfasts
Luggage Storage
GPS Roadbook

Arrival Day

Grenoble: Le Mans Self-Guided Motorcycle Tour

June 12

Today you will arrive in Grenoble, get your motorcycle, enjoy some delicious French cuisine and a good night's rest before setting out on your big adventure.

Day 1

Grenoble->Moulins

Distance: 375 km Time: 7 Date: June 13

Your journey begins with a ride to Moulins in central France. Home of the Dukes of Bourbon, Moulins boasts a charming well preserved medieval district. Take time to visit and explore the winding cobblestone streets as you get transported back in time to the Middle Ages when the town reached its zenith.

Day 2

Moulins->Le Mans

Distance: 350 km Time: 7 Date: June 14

Today you'll reach your objective: Le Mans. En route you will pass by Magny Cours, home of World Superbike Racing. Early birds can stop and visit a chateau of Chambord, Blois or Cheverny.

Day 3

24 hours Le Mans

Distance: 100 km Time: 2 Date: June 15

Today you'll attend the legendary 24 hours of Le Mans endurance race. Race starts at 3:00 PM.

Day 4

24 Hours of Le Mans

Distance: 120km Time: 2Date: June 16

After a night of race action, today is the big finish of the 24 hours of Le Mans. Be prepared for the excitement. Le Mans is one of the fabled crown jewels of motor racing. Following the race a short ride to the historic city of Tours on the Loire river.

Day 5

Tours->Clermont Ferrand

Distance: 375 Time: 8-9 Date: June 17

Today's ride will take you to Clermont Ferrand in volcano country. Enjoy the amazing scenery of extinct volcanoes.

Day 6

Clermont->Nyons

Distance: 325 Time: 8 Date: June 18

Traverse the Auvergne region known for its collection of extinct volcanoes which give it such unique character.

Day 7

Nyons-Grenoble

Distance: 300 km Time: 8 Date: June 19

Conquer the infamous Mount Ventoux and be rewarded with panoramic views of Provence and surroundings. You'll make your way back to Grenoble via the splendid Vercors mountain range. Here you'll experience spectacular gorges, dizzying balcony roads and beautiful scenery.

Day 8

Alpine Rideout

June 20 Distance: 250km Time: 7-8

Today's optional rideout will let you experience a few legendary Alpine passes. You'll conquer the Alpe d'Huez, the Glandon, the Telegraph, the Galibier and Lautaret passes. Before departing you'll feast upon countless curves, switchbacks, and enough high altitude excitement to keep you satisfied until your next tour.

Day 9

Departure Day

June 21

Sadly, this Le Mans Self-Guided Motorbike Tour comes to a close. You covered quite a good bit, saw an amazing race, had amazing food and a great time on great roads. Bon voyage & au revoir, we'll see you again next year for another epic motorcycle tour.

Le Mans Self-Guided Motorcycle Tour 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 K1600 GTL, BMW S1000 XR

Occupancy

Shared Room, Private Room