Mega Alpine Motorcycle Tour France Switzerland Austria Italy
[Aug 4-18 2019]

***THE 2019 TOUR IS FULL.***  Check the Trans Alp Express (Aug) Tour for exciting Alpine action.

 

The infamous Mega Alpine Tour. 2 weeks of riding excitement:
Alpine Passes in Austria, France, Switzerland,& Italy.
Nail biting thrills at the Moto GP Austria.
Marvel at the Dolomites and chill at the Italian Lakes (Como & Maggiore).

This tour is a perennial favorite. It’s full of bucket list roads, spectacular scenery, great food and MotoGP Austria.

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Description

Tour Summary

Total Distance: 2500 km
Daily Ride Time: 6-8
Skill Level: Experienced
Solo Prices from: € 5,625
Couple Prices From: € 5700

What’s Included

Motorcycle & Insurance
14 Nights Accommodations
All Breakfasts & 2 Dinners
Secure Luggage Storage
Really Cool Tour Guides

Day 1

Grenoble

Aug 4

Evening meeting, & dinner.

Day 2 Motorcycle Tour France

Grenoble -> Chamonix

Distance: 275 km Time: 6-7 Date: Aug 5

We'll get the Mega Alpine tour started with a ride through the Chartreuse & Bauges mountains to Lake Annecy for a stop in this charming city complete with canal system. From there it’s up to Chamonix, to the Mont Blanc. Take the cable car to the Aiguille du Midi for a closer look at Europe's highest alpine peak .

Day 3 Motorcycle Tour Switzerland

Chamonix->Interlaken

Distance: 250-300kmTime: 7 Date: Aug 6

Today’s ride takes us over the border and into Switzerland to charming Interlaken. Along the line we'll stop in Gruyeres, a charming medieval town with a visit to famous Swiss artist HR Giger museum. (think "Alien" movie franchies) Then to Interlaken where you'll relax by the lake and in the shadow of the infamous Mont Eiger.

Day 4 Motorcycle Tour Austria

Interlaken->Innsbruck

Distance: 375 km Time: 8 Date: Aug 7

Continuing our adventure, today takes you over the border and into Austria to the charming Olympic city of Innsbruck. Along the line you'll be challenged by some of Switzerland's iconic alpine roads. Grimsel Pass, and Furka Pass are simply spectacular.

Day 5 Motorcycle Tour Austria

Innsbruck->Zell Am See

Distance: 300 km Time: 7 Date: Aug 8

Today you will ascend the mighty Grossglockner Strasse, the highest Alpine road in Austria. This road is prized by motorcyclists for its twists and the views are awe inspiring. We'll finish in Zell Am See a charming town on the shore of Lake Zell.

Day 6 Motorcycle Tour Austria

Spielberg

Distance: 300 km Time: 6 Date: Aug

Day 7 Motorcycle Tour Austria

Spielberg

Distance: 300 km Time: 8 Date: Aug 9

MotoGP Austrai qualifying at the Red Bull Ring. Optionally you can relax, or do a ride-out and explore some scenic spots in Austria.

Day 8 Motorcycle Tour Austria

Spielberg->Spittal Am Der Drau

Distance: 295 km Time: 7-8 Date: Aug 11

MotoGP Race Day. Following the race you'll have a short ride to Spittal.

Day 8

Spittal Am Der Drau->Merano

Distance: 295 km Time: 7-8 Distance: 300 Time: 7 Date: Aug 12

Today you'll experience the magnificent Dolomites. You'll see the Tre Cime di Lavaredo and spend most of the day simply amazed with your mouth wide open and jaw hitting the tank.

Day 9 Motorcycle Tour Italy

Merano->Lake Como

Distance: 340 km Time: 7 Date: Aug 13

Eat a big breakfast today. On your agenda is the legendary Stelvio Pass, 75 tight hairpin turns on many riders' bucket lists. Get an early start and we'll hit fabulous St. Moritz before arriving at beautiful Lake Como.

Day 10 Motorcycle Tour Italy

Lake Como

Distance: 295 km Time: 8 Date: Aug 14

Today is your free day.

Day 11 Motorcycle Tour Italy

Lake Como->Ivrea

Distance: 295 km Time: 5 Date: Aug. 15

Leaving the shores of the Italian Lakes, you'll visit the city of Como and its famous Duomo (cathedral). From there an easy ride to a genuine castle where you'll feel like royalty for the night.

Day 12

Ivrea->Embrun

Distance: 295 km Time: 6 Date: Aug 16

Today you'll say arrivederci to Italy as you cross more awesome Alpine passes into France.

Day 13 Motorcycle Tour France

Embrun->Grenoble

Distance: 295 km Time: 7-8 Date: Aug 17

For the finale, a ride through the fabulous Vercors. Hairpins, gorges, balcony roads. A proper way to close the chapter on this adventure. In the evening, we'll have a send-off celebration and plan next year's reunion.

Day 14 Motorcycle Tour France

Departure Day

Aug 18

Today is departure day. Thank you for joining us on an amazing trip. Safe travels & we hope to see you again soon.

Motorcycles

bikes

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.

Review:

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.

Review:

“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.”
Read full article here

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.

Review:

“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:

BMW R1200 GS LC

Engine size: 1170
Cylinders: 2
hp/kW: 125/ 92
Vehicle weight (kg): 238
Seat height (mm): 850

Review:

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.
Read full article here

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.

Review:

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.
Read full article here

BMW S1000XR

Engine|Liquid-cooled inline-four
Displacement|999cc
Horsepower|160 hp @ 11,000 rpm
Torque|83.0 lb-ft @ 9,250 rpm
Gearbox|Six-speed
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

Review:

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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Harley Davidson & Other Motorcycle Brands

We’re glad that you’re interested in our tour offering.

We’d really love to have the exact make & model Harley Davidson, Triumph, Ducati (or any other bike) that you’re looking for. Unfortunately we don’t have the room or the budget to keep them all.

No worries, you can rent a bike on the Continent in a city nearby and ride the bike you prefer. If you need assistance coordinating a rental, please let us know.

You should count on a budget of 130-200 Euros per day. Maybe you can find a bike for less, maybe not. Rental agencies may offer you options (GPS, riding gear, panniers, insurance upgrades, etc) for a fee not included in the 130-200 Euros.

In general, we can make the reservation on your behalf, and you will pay the rental agency directly. We don’t receive any commissions for assisting you.

Want to ride your own bike on some of the best roads in the world?

No problem, we can help facilitate receiving & securely storing your bike until you arrive and help in shipping in back to you after your tour.

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, Harley Davidson or Other Brand

Occupancy

Shared Room, Private Room