Mega Mountain Motorcycle Tour: Alps&Pyrenees
[June 8-22, 2020]

french alps motorbike tour

Two weeks of touring in legendary mountain ranges:  The Pyrenees and the Alps.  Tackle infamous mountain passes, see vestiges of the Roman Empire & Medieval fortresses.  You’ll ride through Provence, Basque country and go coast to coast from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic.

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This Alps Pyrenees Motorcycle Tour is full of high altitude excitement. Famous mountain passes in the Alps & Pyrenees. You’ll get your fill of legendary roads like Bonnette, Turini, Tourmalet, Aubisque, Galibier, and more.

You’ll also get the Riviera, Basque Country, Catalonia, Cathar country & Provence. We’ll make some forays into Spain & Andorra. You’ll also get to visit Carcassonne, the Riviera, Biarritz, and more. For good measure you’ll get a good helping of the gorgeous Verdon Gorges and the Vercors mountain range.

As if that weren’t enough, we’ll check out Wheels & Waves in Biarritz. Every day you’ll have spectacular scenery, loads of history & culture, fantastic food, but awesome riding above all.

Since you’re coming from afar, why not make the most of your trip and ride both of these mountain ranges?

Tour Summary

Total Distance: 3800 km
Daily Ride Time: 6-8
Skill Level: Experienced
Solo Prices from: € 4,200
Couple Prices From: € 5,950

What's Included:

Motorcycle & Insurance
15 Nights Accommodations
All Breakfasts & 2 Dinners
Secure Luggage Storage
Really Cool Tour Guides
Luggage Van (min 6 participants)

Tour Schedule

Day 1



Mega Mountain: Alps & Pyrenees Motorcycle Tour meeting & welcome dinner.

Day 2

Grenoble to Barcelonnette

Distance: 275-300 KM Time: 7 Date: June 9

Right out of the gate we'll get things going by attacking the Alpe d'Huez, Galibier, & Glandon passes.

Day 3


Distance: 280 km Time: 7 Date: June

After our warm-up, we'll hit the infamous Col de la Bonnette featuring the highest paved road in Europe and spend an evening on the Riviera in Nice.

Day 4


Distance: 315 km Time: 8 Date: June 11

Today’s ride takes us through Provence to the magnificent Gorges of Verdon. The Gorges of Verdon are also known as the Grand Canyon of Europe. Simply stunning and they make for a fun ride. Our destination of Nimes, aka the French Rome features many remnants of the Roman Empire. A splendid coliseum, the Maison Carree, temples and towers are amazing examples of Roman engineering and architecture.

Day 5 Pyrenees Motorcycle Tour


Distance: 325 km Time: 8 Date: June

Crossing over Southern France we'll arrive at the doorstep of the Pyrenees. Prepare for some mountain climbing. Spectacular views, and exciting roads assured.

Day 6


Distance: 300 km Time: 8 Date: June

We'll continue our spirited ride through the Pyrenees, Andorra and Spain. Andorra is a microstate and tax-haven at 2,000m. It has a vibrant tourism business with many ski stations, 109 miles of slopes.

Day 7 Pyrenees Motorcycle Tour

Arreau->Col d'Aubisque

Distance: 280 km Time: 7 Date: June

Today you'll confront the Col du Tourmalet & the Col d'Aubisque. Both are regulars on the Tour de France. The Tourmalet is the highest paved mountain pass in the Pyrenees.

Day 8 Pyrenees Motorcycle Tour

Col d'Aubisque ->St. Jean de Luz.

Distance: 200 km Time: 6 Date: June 15

Today we'll arrive on the Atlantic Coast in the Basque country. St. Jean de Luz, historically played home to Basque corsairs and hosted the wedding of the Sun king himself, Louis XIV.

Day 9 Pyrenees Motorcycle Tour

St. Jean de Luz->Wheels & Waves Fest in Biarritz

Distance: 150 km Time: 2 Date: June

Today we'll check out Wheels & Waves fest featuring bikes, surf, skate & music.

Day 10 Pyrenees Motorcycle Tour

Biarritz->Arrive Argeles Gazost

Distance: 325 km Time: 6 Date: June

Today’s ride takes us East across the Pyrenees. More twisties, more great views, plenty of great riding.

Day 11 Pyrenees Motorcycle Tour

Argeles Gazost-->Carcassonne

Distance: 240KM Time: 6 Date: June

Today we'll make our way to Carcassonne, a medieval fortress city. Carcassonne played a major role during the Crusades and Cathar period. Stroll the ramparts and guard towers and be transported back in time.

Day 12 Pyrenees Motorcycle Tour


Distance: 230 km Time: 7 Date: June

Today we'll stop at the Pont du Gard, an aquaduct dating back to the Roman empire while en route to Uzes, a medieval city with a fantastic fortified palace.

Day 13


Distance: 250 km Time: 7 Date: June

Today you will get to tame the "beast of Provence", the infamous Mont Ventoux. We'll spend the evening in Die, known for its namesake Clairette. A tasting is in order.

Day 14

Die->Arrive Grenoble

Distance: 250 KM Time: 7 Date: June

Today we'll continue our ride around the breathtaking Vercors with balcony roads, amazing gorges, the perfect way to end our tour.

Day 15

Departure Day


Sadly ending our Pyrenees Motorcycle Tour & Alps tour, today we'll say goodbye & bon voyage.

Our Motorcycles


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.”
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.


“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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Harley Davidson Ducati Triumph or Your Personal Bike

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


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 Bikes


Shared Room, Private Room