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One week packed with mountain passes, spectacular vistas all the way to the Mediterranean coast.
This tour will have you ride the French Alps from Grenoble all the way to the sea and back. Along the line you’ll have excellent food, cheese & wine, bien sur! Bon voyage.



Day 1 Alpine Motorcycle Tour

Grenoble->Thonon les Bains

Distance: 275km Time: 6 hours

Your alpine motorcycle tour starts with a ride to Lake Annecy for a stop in this charming city complete with canal system (think Brugge or Venice). From there it’s up to Thonon les Bains on the shores of Lake Leman.

Day 2 Alpine Motorcycle Tour

Thonon->Bourg St. Maurice

Distance: 280 km Time: 5.5

Mountain Passes on the Menu: Today you’ll ride the Col de Gets, Colombiere, Col des Aravis, le Cormet de Roseland.

Day 3 Alpine Motorcycle Tour

Bourg St. Maurice->Barcelonnette

Distance:280km Time: 5.5 hours

More Mountains Passes today: You’ll ride the Galibier, Lautaret, Col de l’Iseran, Col de Savoie.

Day 4 Alpine Motorcycle Tour


Distance:275km Time: 6 hours

Today you’ll ride the Col de Turini, Col de la Cayolle, Col St. Martin and arrive at the Mediterranean & French Riviera.

Day 5 Alpine Motorcycle Tour


Today you can visit Monte Carlo, San Remo or take a ride around the Italian coast.

Day 6 Alpine Motorcycle Tour


Distance: 275km Time: 6-7 Hours

Today you'll ride the Col de la Bonnette, the highest paved road in the Alps.

Day 7 Alpine Motorcycle Tour


Distance: 275km Time: 6 Hours

Today you'll ride the fabulous Vercors mountains and return to Grenoble.




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 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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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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What's Included

  • Motorcycle

  • Insurance

  • GPS Roadbook

  • Breakfasts

  • 7 nights accommodations

Additional information


Solo, Duo

Preferred Motorcycle:

BMW F800 GT, BMW R1200 RS, BMW R1200 RT, BMW R1200 GS, BMW K1600 GTL, BMW S1000 XR


Shared Room, Private Room

3 reviews for 7 Day Self Guided Alpine Motorcycle Tour

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    Nick G.

    If you like to fan it on great roads, this is the ticket.

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    Dan C.

    Had an amazing trip. I learned a lot, like I’m actually not as good of a rider as I thought. These roads will definitely improve your skills. From start to end, it’s just amazing how many awesome roads there are. The M2 staff are good people and made sure everything went well for me.

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    Alan C.

    Everything was great, except it rained for 2 days (hence 4*). Make sure you take the right gear. If you haven’t ridden the Alps, you will be amazed. Unbelievable roads & scenery. Great food too.

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