Self Guided Alps Pyrenees Motorcycle Tour
[2 weeks from 3,000€]

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Two weeks of sport touring in The Pyrenees and the Alps.

You’ll ride iconic mountain passes in both of the majestic ranges.  Retrace history of the Roman Empire, the Templar Knights and more recently the Tour de France.  Enjoy the beauty of the Verdon Gorges, Provence, and Basque country.  Visit famous cities such as Monte Carlo, Nimes, Carcassonne, Biarritz and Saint Sebastien to name a few.

This tour is neither for the novice nor for the meek.  Bring your A-game for this ride.  Tour can be modified to include additional rest days if needed.  Please contact us with any questions.

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Description

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.

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

What's Included:

Motorcycle & Insurance
15 Nights Accommodations
All Breakfasts
Secure Luggage Storage
Luggage Van (min 6 participants)

Tour Schedule

Day 1

Grenoble

Arrival Date

Day 2

Grenoble to Barcelonnette

Distance: 275-300 KM Time: 7

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

Day 3

Barcelonnette-French Riviera

Distance: 280 km Time: 7

After our warm-up, we'll hit the infamous Col de la Bonnette featuring the highest paved road in Europe. Tackle the infamous Col de Turini, famous on the Monte Carlo Rally. Drop by Monaco and see the playground for the iconic Monte Carlo Grand Prix. Wrap it up with an evening on the Riviera.

Day 4

Nice->Nimes

Distance: 315 km Time: 8

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

Pyrenees

Distance: 325 km Time: 8

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

Montlouis->Arreau

Distance: 300 km Time: 8

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

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

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: July 23

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

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: July 25

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

Carcassonne->Uzes

Distance: 230 km Time: 7

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

Uzes->Die

Distance: 250 km Time: 7

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

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

Departure

Sadly ending our Pyrenees Motorcycle Tour & Alps tour, today we'll say goodbye & bon voyage. See you again soon for another epic tour.

Additional information

Participants

Solo, Duo

Preferred Motorcycle:

BMW F800 GT, BMW GS, BMW RT, BMW RS, BMW S1000 XR, BMW K

Occupancy

Shared Room, Private Room