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15 Day Marvelous Guided Motorcycle Tour in Austria, South Germany, Northern Italy, and Switzerland

Munich - Berchtesgaden, Germany; Zell am See - Grossglockner, Austria; Merano - Livigno - Como Lake - Garda Lake, Italy; Ardematt, Switzerland

Alpine Grand Explorer Motorcycle Tour through in Austria, South Germany, Northern Italy, and Switzerland

Ride up to some of the most marvelous peaks of the Alps and enjoy the view of the Italian lakes and the unforgettable sunsets in the Dolomites. The Alpine Grand Explorer tour takes you to all the best mountain passes and to the most amazing roads throughout Austria, South Germany, Northern Italy, and Switzerland.

Key information

  • Terrain: asphalt
  • Bike: personal or rental bike (BMW R 1250 GS Adventure, R 1250 GS, R 1200 GS, F 750 GS, Suzuki V-Strom 1000 XT, V-Strom 650)
  • Mileage: 2,600 kilometers / 1,660 miles
  • Daily rides: 180 - 320 kilometers / 115 - 205 miles
  • Riding gear: available to rent
  • Meals: 14 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 14 dinners

Highlights

  • Starts and ends in Munich
  • Ride over the one of the most beautiful lakes - Chiemsee
  • Opportunity to visit the "Eagles Nest" or a 500 years old salt mine
  • Ride towards the scenic Grossglockner high Alpine road and the Grossglockner Peak
  • Drive to the Swiss Alps and see the the amazing Alpine passes
  • Enjoy the beautiful sceneries alongside Stelvio National Park
  • Go over the famous Stelvio Pass and its highest peak
  • 14 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


13 riding days
Group size: 6-16 participants
Airport transfer included: Munich Airport
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Accommodation

During this tour, you will stay in comfortable and high-rating hotels and B&B's.

Program

Day 1: Arrival to Munich

Welcome to Germany! Your guide will greet you at the airport in Munich and take you to the hotel for your first night before the tour. Depending on your arrival time, you could choose to take some rest and / or make a tour around the city visiting numerous interesting sights or just enjoying an excellent beer or some of the typical German specialties like Weisswurst - sausages with cabbage, famous Schweinshaxe (pork knuckle), etc.

Day 2: Munich - Berchtesgaden - Zell am See

You will leave Munich in the morning, take an easy ride through the South Germany towards the Berchtesgaden National park, ride over the one of the most beautiful lakes Chiemsee, stop for a coffee break, and reach Koenigsee and Berchtesgaden at lunch time.

There will be an opportunity to visit the "Eagles Nest" - Adolf Hitler’s notorious holiday mansion or a 500 years old salt mine. After the visit, you will be heading towards the beautiful Zell am See, where you will enjoy the rest of the day and evening.

Day 3: Zell am see - Grossglockner - Merano

Today you will be entering Austria and riding towards the scenic Grossglockner high Alpine road and the highest peak of the Austrian Alps (the altitude of the Grossglockner peak is 3798 meters) with the Pasterze glacier.

The road is reaching the highest altitude of 2504 meters through its 48 kilometers of an amazing ride. This is truly the one of the world's best motorcycle routes! After lunch with a view of the highest Alpine peaks, you will be heading towards Italy and reach the beautiful city of Merano, one of gateways of the Italian Dolomites, in late afternoon.

Day 4: Rest day in Merano

Merano is an Alpine town in Italy’s South Tyrol region. It is known as a spa town and famous for its art nouveau architecture. Here, you can choose between relaxing in the spa or visiting some of the very interesting sights, such as the Trauttmansdorff Castle, with its terraced gardens.

You could also simply enjoy the local cuisine, wines, beer, and the vistas of this beautiful city. In the castle, there is also something called a Touriseum, an interactive museum, with the exhibits relating to Alpine tourism.

Day 5: Merano - Livigno

You will be passing alongside the Stelvio National Park during a relaxing ride, and enjoy the beautiful sceneries offered by these magnificent surroundings. We will reach Livigno in the afternoon.

Day 6: Passo Stelvio, Passo Gavia circle

The first circle of your exciting explorer tour goes over the famous Stelvio Pass and its highest peak with the altitude of 2758 meters. You will enjoy its 48 amazing curves, while the amazing scenery will follow you to the top where you will relax eating sausages, taking photos, and shopping for the must-have t-shirts and stickers.

This is another one of the world's best rides and reaching its top is a good cause for celebration! You will spend a relaxing evening and stay the night in our hotel in Livigno.

Day 7: Rest day in Livigno

You will take a break in the lovely city of Livigno where you will decide whether to simply rest in the hotel and enjoy the spa or take a walk around the city and go shopping since Livigno enjoys a special tax status as a duty-free area. The Italian VAT (value added tax) is not included in the prices here, so you can use this opportunity to do some shopping at excellent prices.

Day 8: Livigno - Andermatt (Switzerland)

Today you will be heading towards the Swiss Alps! Just like in a wonderful dream! This day is dedicated to the amazing Alpine passes that will take your breath away and make sure you enjoy this ride of a lifetime - Brenino Pass, Splugen Pass, Andermatt, Furka Pass, and Grimsel Pass.

Day 9: Andermatt - Como Lake

Today you will be riding back towards Italy and its lakes. You will stay the night on Lake Como, one of the deepest lakes in Europe. Over 400 meters deep, Lake Como has been a popular retreat for aristocrats and wealthy people since the Roman times.

It is still a very popular tourist attraction with many artistic and cultural gems. Many celebrities have had or still have houses on the shores of the Lake Como (Madonna, George Clooney, Gianni Versace, Ronaldinho, Sylvester Stallone, Julian Lennon, Richard Branson).

You will enjoy the authentic culinary specialties such as veal and polenta and other delicious meals accompanied with some wonderful wines for your complete satisfaction!

Day 10: Como Lake - Garda Lake

You will ride along the eastern shore of the Como Lake, followed by an overnight on the Garda Lake. You will enjoy a picturesque villages all along the lakes shores in a relaxing ride followed by delicious dinner at Garda lake before a great enjoyable rest day.

Day 11: Rest day at Garda Lake

This is Italy's largest lake. It is a glacier lake formed six million years ago and a popular holiday location with many beautiful places around the lake: restaurants with great food and small beaches to rest or swim, take boat tours or visit the city of Verona famous for its Roman Arena, as well as a home of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (you can visit the famous Juliet's house). The choice is all yours!

Day 12: Garda Lake - Passo Gardena

Today you will be entering the magical Italian Dolomites! This will be a marvellous ride towards Val Gardena, enjoying breath taking scenic views of Dolomites entering Passo Gardena, overnight stay in the amazing place at the top of the Gardena pass, surrounded by the Dolomites, beautiful sunsets, and night skies filled with stars.

Day 13: Dolomiti Circle - Passo Falzarego, Passo Pordoi

It's time to experience sunsets of amazing Dolomites! These mountains are the true gems of nature and one of the UNESCO World Heritage sights. Did you know that the Dolomites are a formations of living organisms: fossilized coral reefs dating from the ancient oceans from 250 million years ago?

Now, see them from up close! The tour takes you along some amazingly pleasant roads passing between and around the rocky formations, and right through the several world-famous passes and must-see locations for every bike rider.

Day 14: Passo Gardena - Munich

You will be leaving the area of the Dolomites by passing over some of the WWI heritage sites of Passo Falzarego and Passo Pordoi (here we can take a break and visit the WWI museum in the middle of the Dolomites, where some of the toughest battles took place).

You will heading back towards Germany and Garmisch Partenkirchen, a ski resort known for the 1936 Winter Olimpics held during the WWII. Garmisch-Partenkirchen was a major hospital centre for the German military.

After the war, it was used by the U.S. military as a recreation centre for the US military personnel stationed in Europe and their families. Here you will end your marvellous journey. You will get back to Munich - your starting point. You will say goodbye to this wonderful city, but only until your next adventure.

Day 15: Departure

Here is where you say goodbye to your next journey! Adventure Roads Limited sincerely hope you enjoyed and looking forward to greet you in any of their tours. If you have an afternoon or evening flight, you can have a walk around the old town and enjoy a local sights and tastes before you leave. Adventure Roads Limited will take care of your departure to the airport.

Bike rental deposit

A security deposit of 2000 EUR must be paid at the beginning of the motorcycle rental period. The deposit will be held until the undamaged motorcycle is returned in an acceptable condition.

Skill level

Intermediate:

  • can ride for 3-4 hours
  • average riding experience
  • little assistance required
  • comfortable with extreme curves and leans
  • average experience with unsurfaced roads
  • steep ascents and descents

Advanced:

  • can ride for 5-6 hours
  • extensive riding experience
  • assistance on demand (if required)
  • experienced with riding a variety of motorcycles
  • comfortable with any terrain and weather conditions

Location

The Alpine Grand Explorer tour covers a long stretch of very diverse Alpine roads, while spreading its routes to no less than four different countries. This tour will impress you with the elegance of some of the world's best motorcycle roads, such as the Grossglockner High Alpine Road, Stelvio pass, and many other Alpine passes, revealing the Alps in their full splendour.

Food

The tour includes all meals, mainly authentic cuisine, including one drink per meal.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Airport transfers upon your arrival and departure
  • Experienced guide on a motorcycle
  • Top model motorcycle with hard / lockable case(s) including a third-party liability insurance and a comprehensive vehicle insurance
  • Support van for the luggage and 1 or 2 passengers is provided with minimum of 4 motorcycles or 6 participants
  • 14 nights accommodation in high-rating (four-star) hotels or B&B's
  • 14 breakfasts during the tour
  • 10 lunches during the tour except on free / rest days
  • 14 dinners in authentic local restaurants whenever possible
  • One drink per person during lunches and dinners
  • Fuel for your bike during the tour
  • Entrances to national and nature parks
  • Tolls, transfers, and ferry rides
  • Tour description booklet with maps and highlighted routes

What's not included

  • Airline tickets
  • Additional drinks
  • Personal spending
  • Speeding and traffic violation penalty tickets
  • Tips
  • Anything not listed under What is included
  • Security deposit of 2,000 EUR (it can be lowered by the VIP or Super VIP insurance)
  • Dinner and lunches on rest days

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Munich Airport (MUC). Transfer from and to the airport is included in the price. Adventure Roads Limited will pick you up from the airport.

Airport: Munich Airport Airport transfer included: Munich Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 12.1% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
15 days / 14 nights
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Pricing information

  • Pillion price: 4,290 EUR
  • Single supplement: 790 EUR
  • Tour cancellation insurance: 7.5%
  • VIP insurance: 280 EUR
  • Super VIP insurance: 420 EUR​
Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 6 participants

Saturday July 3, 2021
(15 days / 14 nights)

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