guided motorcycle tours france

8 days / 7 nights.

This tour will transport you back to the time of knights, castles, & medieval villages.

The itinerary is full of great roads, gorges, twists and excitement like the infamous Mount Ventoux, the Millau Viaduct and Vercors mountain range.

Great riding, food, wine & a history lesson for sure.

 

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Day 1 Castle Motorbike Tour France

Grenoble

Distance: 300 km Time: 5.5-6 hours

In preparation for your ride you'll spend the evening in a chateau in Grenoble.

Day 2 Castle Motorbike Tour France

Grenoble->Nyons

Distance: 300 km Time: 5.5-6 hours

You'll set off on your adventure heading south. Within minutes you'll begin the first of many ascents, followed by amazing gorges to the National Park of the Provincial Barons. In your path is the daunting Mount Ventoux, the "Beast of Provence". At the summit you'll be treated to panoramic views in every direction. The evening has you staying in the charming town of Nyons which is also to olive capital of France. Have some with your aperitif, and enjoy some wonderful cuisine.

Day 3 Castle Motorbike Tour France

Nyons->Aigues Mortes

Distance: 225 km Time: 5.5

Continuing your tour, today you will see the imposing chateau of Suze la Rousse. This medieval fortress is set in a huge wooded park and houses a magnificient Renaissance internal courtyard. Located amidst prestigious vineyards it must have been good to be the king. You'll pass through a fabulous medieval village of Uzes with its awesome duchy. Nearby is the Pont du Gard aquaduct built during the Roman Empire. Continuing along you'll ride through the salt marshes of the Camargue region, known for its breed of horses and wild bulls. Ending your day you'll arrive in Aigues Mortes, fortified city on the Mediterranean coast. Under King Louis IX (aka Saint Louis) two major crusades were launched from Aigues Mortes.

Day 4 Castle Motorbike Tour France

Aigues Mortes->Carcassonne

Distance:280km Time: 5.5-6 hours

Today you'll ride along the Via Domitia, the first Roman road built in France. It connected Italy to Spain via France. Your destination is the spectacular fortress city of Carcassonne. Originally founded by the Romans, Carcassonne was of strategic importance defending the border with Spain, as well as launching crusades and as the stronghold of the Cathars.

Day 5 Castle Motorbike Tour France

Carcassonne->Cevennes

Distance:275km Time: 6 hours

Leaving the medieval town you'll happen upon La Couvertoirade, fortress stronghold of the Knights Templar. Fast forward several hundred years as you cross the engineering marvel of the Millau Viaduct. You'll marvel at the Tarn Gorges. For the evening you'll spend the night in a real castle (based on availability)

Day 6 Castle Motorbike Tour France

Cevennes-Grignan

Distance 250 km Time: 5.5

Today you'll ride through the Cevennes national park and magnificent Ardeche Gorges. You'll visit the amazing renaissance Chateau de Grignan.

Day 7 Castle Motorbike Tour France

Grignan->Grenoble

Distance 275 km Time: 6

Today you'll see the Crest Tower, the highest medieval dungeon (52m) built in the 12th century, offering a fantastic view of the Drome valley and Vercors mountain range. The finale has you return to Grenoble via the Vercors known for its dizzying balcony roads, and awesome gorges.

Day 8 Castle Motorbike Tour France

Grenoble

Today is your departure day. We hope you enjoyed your adventure. Thank you for coming and we wish you a bon voyage home.

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Participants

Solo, Duo

Preferred Motorcycle:

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

Occupancy

Shared Room, Private Room