Duration8 days/ 7 riding/ 1 rest
Total Distance2.000 kms
Daily Ride Time5 hours
Skill LevelIntermediate
CountriesItaly, France
Solo Pricesfrom 2,200 euros
Duo Pricesfrom 3.200 euros
HighlightsBriancon, Lake Como, Lugano

Short in duration but there’s no shortage of amazing things to see, ride & eat during your visit to the Italian Lakes Region.

 

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Description

The adventure starts with a visit of the Chateau de Vizille on the outskirts of Grenoble, birthplace of the French Revolution.

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Surrounded by mountains, you’ll ride through a wonderful valley and climb the iconic Alpe d’Huez.  Regularly featured on the Tour de France, you’ll be treated to panoramic views of the surrounding alpine peaks.

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Arriving in Briancon, highest city in France and only 16 km from Italy, you’ll visit the fortified citadel of this strategic town.  Walking the ramparts and fortifications you’ll understand how a handful of inhabitants withheld a much larger army from taking control of this strategic location.

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.

At the Italian Lakes you’ll marvel at the beautiful villas on the shores, as well as the charming towns.  Visit romantic Bellagio and take time to appreciate the scenery of mountain peaks meeting vast lakes.  Sipping coffee at a sidewalk café, you might rub elbows with a celebrity.  The Italian Lakes are a favorite destination for the rich and famous.

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There are some fabulous mountain passes between the lakes and nearby Switzerland.  San Bernadino & Splugen passes are calling you for some high altitude excitement.

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Enjoy the serenity of Lake Como.  Relax on the shores, or hop over to the Moto Guzzi museum to see historic bikes from this legendary brand.

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If you have a week to spend touring, this one gives you a diverse experience.  French Alps, the Piedmont region and lake district in Italy.  Great cuisine, of course, and roads.  Classy accommodations and a night in a real castle.  Great for the solo rider or for couples.

What's Included

MealsAll Breakfasts, 2 dinners
Accommodations8 nights
Motorcycle & InsuranceYes
Tour Guide on MotorcycleYes
Luggage Transport / StorageYes
Riding GearAvailable for rent

Tour Pricing

Italian Lakes Prices

MotorcycleSolo Shared RoomSolo Private RoomDuo
BMW F8002.200 euros2.800 euros3.200 euros
BMW RT2.400 euros3.000 euros3.400 euros
BMW GS2.400 euros3.000 euros3.400 euros
BMW S1000 XR2.400 euros3.000 euros3.400 euros
BMW K16002.600 euros3.200 euros3.600 euros
Harley Davidson Electra Glide3.000 euros3.600 euros4.600 euros
Ducati MultiStrada2.800 euros3.400 euros4.400 euros

Location

Ideally located in Grenoble, France, capital of the Alps.

On-line Reservations

Check availability on-line before making your tour, self-guided tour or motorcycle rental reservation.

Access

Easily accessible via Lyon (LYS) or Geneva (GVA) airport.

Travel Light

Ship us your gear, or take advantage of our rental gear.

Great Service

We're focused on making sure you have an awesome time.

Satisfaction

High rate of guest satisfaction and the majority of guests are repeat customers.

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 S1000 XR, BMW K1600 GTL, Personal Bike, Harley Electra Glide, Ducati MultiStrada

Occupancy

Shared Room, Private Room