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7 Day Self Guided Alpine Motorcycle Tour

Experience thrilling roads, historic cities, the French Riviera.  Combine it all with great food and accommodations and you’ll have a fantastic vacation.

7 day alpine motorcycle tour

Great Roads:  Route des Grandes Alpes

Your tour whisks down the historic high Alpine road, the Route des Grandes Alpes.  Discover this mythical route that connects the Alps to the French Riviera on the Mediterranean coast.  Turn after turn, you’ll marvel at the scenery and views.  Take time to enjoy the sights and stop off at villages from another era for a cafe and a croissant.

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Great Roads:  The Vercors

After riding the Alps, you’ll get an extra dose of mountain goodness in the The Vercors massif.  From stunning balcony roads, to gorgeous gorges, thick forests, spacious plateau, the Vercors will make you reconsider your favorite riding spot.  Home of the French Resistance during WWII and host to events of the 1968 Winter Olympics, the Vercors is full of history.  A favorite destination of Continental riders, you’ll soon find out why.

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Great Destinations:  Chamonix Mont Blanc

Vibrant Chamonix at the foot of Europe’s highest mountain welcomes you.  Ride the cable car up to over 2000m to get a closer look at the Mont Blanc and glaciers.  Enjoy the energetic night life.  Plenty of restaurants and cafes to sit and people watch while savoring genuine French cuisine.

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Great Destinations:  French Riviera

Descend from the Alps and come in for a landing at the French Riviera.  Monaco, Nice, Cannes, jewels of the Mediterranean.  Beaches, palaces, supercars and super yachts.  From snow capped mountain summits, you’ll enjoy the sunny palm lined beaches.  Hang out and people watch, or hop across the border into Italy for some genuine local cuisine.

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Great Destinations:  Briancon

France’s highest city invites you to discover this fortified citadel guarding the border against invaders.  A marvel of engineering, Briancon is a great town to explore.  Cobblestone streets and alleys give you a glimpse at life from a different era.  Savor the local specialties like cheese fondue and tartiflette.

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.

What's Included 7 Day Alpine Motorcycle Tour

Motorcycle & InsuranceYes
GPS RoadbookYes
Accommodations7 nights
MealsAll hotel provided breakfasts
Riding GearAvailable for rent / hire

Alpine Motorcycle Tour Recap

Duration7 Days / 6 riding/ 1rest day
Total Distance1.500 kms
Daily Ride Time5-6 hours
Skill LevelIntermediate
CountriesFrance, Italy
Solo Pricesfrom 1.645 euros
Duo Pricesfrom 1.995 euros
HighlightsIseran, Galibier, Turini, Bonnette Passes, Riviera, San Remo, Vercors Mountains

How to Get Here?

Your tour departs from and finishes in Grenoble.

When planning your trip, check both Lyon (LYS) and Geneva (GVA) airports.  Grenoble is easily accessible with regular shuttle bus, commuter train or private car service.

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, Harley Davidson Electra Glide, Ducati MultiStrada

Occupancy

Shared Room, Private Room