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Duration5 Days
Total Distance1.200 kms
Daily Ride Time5-6 hours
Skill LevelIntermediate
CountriesFrance
Solo Prices1.250 euros
Duo Prices1.550 euros
HighlightsChamonix, Mont Blanc, Annecy, Bonnette, Allos, Vars Passes, Briancon, Vercors Mountains.

This French Alps Motorcycle Tour is jam packed with outstanding riding, scenery and value.  No other tour can pack as much in 5 days.  Departing from Grenoble, capital of the Alps, you’re into the great riding from the start.

 

 

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Description

Come experience the joy of touring the French Alps.  You began by riding the historic high Alpine road the Route des Grandes Alpes.  Take in all the marvelous panoramic views of some of the most beautiful mountain views.  Quaint villages line your route, great for stopping to have a cafe and croissants.

France. Region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. Department of Hautes-Alpes. City of Briançon. Briançon is located at an altitude of 1,326 metres (4,350 feet) in southeastern France, near the confluence of Durance and Guisane rivers. It is close to the Parc National des Ecrins and the Vallée de la Clarée. The old town was built by the military architect Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban (1633-1707) to protect the city from Austrians in the 17th century. Briançon has got steep and narrow streets and a lot of tourists visit it every year. A nearby mountain pass, the Col du Montgenèvre, leading towards Turin (former capital of the Duchy of Savoy, often at war with France). Several buildings of Briançon are now in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Every year there is a medieval festival in the old town, with knights and ladies in costume.

Great Places:  Briancon

Spend time visiting Briancon, France’s highest city.  This fortified citadel was of strategic importance protecting France against invaders.  A series of fortresses overlook the city and offer layers of protection.  A marvelous example of military engineering dating back in the 1700’s.

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Great Places:  Chamonix

Your tour takes you to chic Chamonix at the foot of the massive Mont Blanc.  Don’t strain your neck looking up at Europe’s highest peak.  Absorb the dynamic vibe of this Olympic city, and take a ride up the Aiguille du Midi cable cars to get closer views of the Mont Blanc.  What else to eat but some tasty fondue, tartiflette or raclette.  If you don’t know what any of these savory dishes are, you’ll soon discover them and all of their cheesy goodness.

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Great Places:  Nyons

Olive capital of France, Nyons is a charming provincial town.  Overlooking the town is the mighty Mount Ventoux, aka the Windy Mountain.  This climb is so much fun you’ll want to do it again and again.  Beautiful panoramas await you at the top.

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Awesome Riding:  The Vercors

Drawing riders from all over, The Vercors offers a diverse experience loaded with amazing roads.  From dizzying balcony roads cut into the side of mountains, to breathtaking gorges and thrilling mountain passes.  The Vercors is loaded with scenery, history and charming little villages.  The French Resistance operated in the Vercors during WWII.  History buffs can visit some of the memorials and museums to learn more about the role the Vercors played.

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What’s Included

French Alps Motorcycle Tour

Motorcycle & InsuranceYes
GPS RoadbookYes
Accommodations5 nights
MealsAll hotel provided breakfasts
Riding GearAvailable for rent / hire

Tour departs from Grenoble, France.

Grenoble is easily accessible by either Lyon (LYS) International Airport or Geneva (GVA) International Airport.

Steve (Id)

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By far the best riding vacations I’ve ever taken.  I’m on my 3rd tour and they’ve been consistently awesome.

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Ted (Calif)

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Our tour was outstanding.  The guides, the food, the hotels, were better than I imagined.  The riding is out of this world.  Going back for another next season.

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Scott (Cairns, AUS)

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The best holiday ever.  So glad I was able to get on a tour.  Great people, the service was excellent.  You’ll have a killer time. Cheers.

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Scott

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“Thank you for the ride of my life.”

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Jake

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I had a three-day weekend in Grenoble following a work-trip, and I feel like I couldn’t have made a better choice about how to spend those days. It is truly hard to imagine a more enjoyable motorcycling environment than what I found: beautiful, curvy mountain roads in every direction. The weather was perfect, every portion was a thrill. It’s hard to pick which part was the best – so many contenders! It’s motorcycle heaven.

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Darren

Los Angeles, USA

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I had an amazing tour with M2 MotoTours. They took care of everything so I could relax and enjoy the ride. Service, hotels, food, everything was great.

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Taylor

San Diego, CA

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Thanks to everyone at M2 for making our experience thrilling and unforgettable. The roads, scenery, and food were amazing. We’re already planning our next tour!

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Mike

New Jersey

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Toured Italy & the Alps with my wife. The best tour we’ve ever been on hands down. The M2 guys were really cool, we had a blast. Going back next Spring for another one, can’t wait.

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Graeme

Brisbane

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Best bloody holiday I’ve ever been on. Great riding, excellent food, wine & company. Going back for the Mega Alpine Tour this Summer.

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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