Trans Alp Express Motorcycle Tour:
France Switzerland Austria Italy
[Aug 23-Sept 5, 2020]

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Duration14 days/2 rest
Total Distance3.500 kms
Daily Ride Time5-6 hours
Skill LevelIntermediate
CountriesFrance, Switzerland, Austria, Italy
Solo Prices4,900 euros
Duo Prices7,000 euros
HighlightsAlps, Innsbruck, Chamonix, Mont Blanc, Stelvio, Grossglockner, Dolomites, Italian Lakes

Two weeks of spirited touring in 4 countries (France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria) including the Alps, Dolomites & Tyrol.

There will be plenty of Alpine passes, such as Galibier, Lautaret, the Mont Blanc, Grossglockner, Furka, Grimsel, the Stelvio, and more. If the Alps aren’t enough to satisfy your craving for thrilling riding, we’ve included the Dolomites & Italian Lakes for good measure.

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Description

Trans Alp Express

Satisfying your cravings one turn at a time.

This two week adventure lets you take on whatever the Alps can throw at you. You’ll face mythic roads in France, Switzerland, Austria, Italy.  Alps, Dolomites, Italian Lakes.  It’s like 3 tours in 1.

French Alps:

You’ll get warmed up with the Alpe d’Huez and Galibier passes en route to the fortified Alpine town of Briancon. The citadelle is a marvel of military engineering designed to defend the border and strategic route.  A hearty meal of local specialties like fondue or tartiflette will fuel you up for what’s in store.

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.

Italy Piedmont:

Crossing into Italy into the Piedmont region, you’ll visit the Sacra di San Michele, a unique abbey perched high above the valley. Author Umberto Eco is to have been inspired by it for his novel “In the Name of the Rose”

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Italian Lakes:

Arriving on the shores of the Italian Lakes, you can visit the Borromean Islands for a change of pace. Naturally you’ll want to savor authentic Italian food. Your riding gear might be a little tighter by the end of the ride.

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Swiss Bliss

Now that you are in the groove, it’s time for the San Bernadino and Splugen passes.  Located just north of the lakes, you’ll have a ball on these iconic roads. Get ready for countless turns, great views and plain old fun.

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Chill at Lake Como:

Time for some well deserved rest at Lake Como where you can relax, visit Bellagio or the Moto Guzzi museum or do whatever you like.

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Stelvio Pass

Next up will be an unforgettable day. The Stelvio pass and its 75 hairpin turns are waiting for you. The subject of many youtube videos, you can finally make your own. A technical challenge that will put your skills to the test. The reward is a view of the glacier and satisfaction that you successfully conquered this iconic pass.

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Dolomites:

The Dolomites will definitely impress you as will the ride around these natural wonders. Quaint towns line our path, perfect for a stop to rest and enjoy la dolce vita. Continuing the trek around the Dolomites you’ll be surprised to cross the border into Austria.

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Austria:

Picture postcard scenery surrounds you. It’s almost unreal. Just as unreal is the mighty Grossglockner. Wait until you tackle this behemoth and get up close and personal with its glacier. Like the Stelvio, this is on many riders’ bucket lists, and one of those roads that you’ll want to ride again and again.

A visit of Innsbruck is in order. This Olympic city will charm you with its classic architecture and old world style. You’ll fall in love with the schnitzel, the pastries, the beers…Sadly you’ll have to say Auf Wiedersehen to Austria as Switzerland is beckoning.

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Switzerland:

Known for its collection of high Alpine passes, you’ll feel like James Bond as you take to the Furka, Grimsel, and Fluela passes. After all the high altitude excitement, a little rest at Interlaken is well deserved. Visit the iconic Mount Eiger or Jungfrau via one of Switzerland’s glacier trains.  It wouldn’t be right not to load up on delicious chocolate and Swiss cheese.  (in Switzerland they just call it cheese).

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As you head back to Grenoble, the highest peak lies in your path. The Mont Blanc. Treat yourself to a cable car ride to get up close to this giant. You’ll enjoy the town of Chamonix with its ambiance and authentic charm. Fill up on more wonderful food while you can. One last fondue or raclette is a must.

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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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What’s Included:

MealsAll Breakfasts, 2 dinners
Accommodations14 nights
Motorcycle & InsuranceYes
Tour Guide on MotorcycleYes
Luggage Transport / StorageYes (min5 riders required)
Riding GearAvailable for rent

Tour Pricing:

Trans Alp Prices

MotorcycleSolo Shared RoomSolo Private RoomDuo
BMW F8004.900 euros5.600 euros7.000 euros
BMW RT5.250 euros5.950 euros7.700 euros
BMW GS5.250 euros5.950 euros7.700 euros
BMW S1000 XR5.250 euros5.950 euros7.700 euros
BMW K16005.600 euros6.300 euros8.400 euros
Harley Davidson Electra Glide6.300 euros7.350 euros8.750 euros
Ducati MultiStrada5.950 euros6.650 euros7.700 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.
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Tour Pricing:

Trans Alp Prices

MotorcycleSolo Shared RoomSolo Private RoomDuo
BMW F8004.900 euros5.600 euros7.000 euros
BMW RT5.250 euros5.950 euros7.700 euros
BMW GS5.250 euros5.950 euros7.700 euros
BMW S1000 XR5.250 euros5.950 euros7.700 euros
BMW K16005.600 euros6.300 euros8.400 euros
Harley Davidson Electra Glide6.300 euros7.350 euros8.750 euros
Ducati MultiStrada5.950 euros6.650 euros7.700 euros

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 ElectraGlide, Ducati MultiStrada

Occupancy

Shared Room, Private Room