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13 Days BMW Motorrad Days Festival Motorcycle Tour France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, and Italy

Guided Motorcycle Tour Europe

Experience ride across five countries! You will ride in France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, and Italy to BMW Motorrad Days Festival in Garmisch, Partenkirchen. Ride the best roads and attend the best European motorcycle event: BMW Motorrad Days. You will be spoiled with beautiful sceneries, nothing but the best riding, food, and hotels!

Highlights

  • Ride through five countries
  • Starts and ends in Grenoble
  • Ride through Mont Blanc and Chamonix
  • Visit the towns of Cortina d’Ampezzo and Bellagio
  • Ride to lovely towns of Innsbruck, Saint Moritz
  • Discover Italian lakes of Como and Bellagio
  • Ride to unbeatable mountain passes
  • 12 nights' accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


11 riding days in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 12
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Accommodation

You will stay at three or four-star hotels and B&B's. Enjoy the comfort and charm of selected hotels by M2 MotoTours. The Grand Hotel Uriage represents the caliber of what you can expect on tour. The historic building retains all the architectural character of an 18th-century building with modern comforts. Tastefully decorated, and staffed with a team committed to make your stay a memorable one. The Grand Hotel Uriage features a complete spa with indoor / outdoor pool totally renovated in 2017. Uriage is renowned for its thermal spring water. Complete spa treatments are available.

In Garmisch, you’ll stay at the Forsthaus Oberau. A charming family owned the hotel that is conveniently located on the shuttle bus line to get to the festival. Enjoy the evening entertainment and beer garden as much as you like. The bus will bring you back to the hotel.

Program

Overview

  • Terrain: asphalt
  • Bike: rental bike
  • Mileage: 3,100 kilometers / 1,926.25 miles
  • Daily rides: around 275 kilometers / 170.88 miles
  • Meals: all breakfasts and dinners

Day 0: Meeting and dinner in Grenoble (France)

You’ll assemble for a meet and greet, and safety briefing. Cocktails and dinner will follow.

Day 1: Grenoble - Chamonix Mont Blanc (France), 240 kilometers / 149 miles

Today’s ride takes you through the 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.

  • Approximately a five-hour ride

Day 2: Chamonix - Interlaken (Switzerland), 270 kilometers / 168 miles

Today’s ride takes you into Switzerland to the charming Interlaken. You’ll stop in Gruyeres, a charming medieval town with a visit to famous Swiss artist HR Giger museum, then ride to Interlaken in the shadow of Mount Eiger.

  • Approximately a five to six-hour ride

Day 3: Interlaken - Davos (Switzerland), 250 kilometers / 155 miles

Today’s ride takes you to Davos. Grimsel, Furka mountain passes on the menu.

  • Approximately a four and a half-hour ride

Day 4: Davos - Garmisch (Germany), 280 kilometers / 174 miles

Today’s ride takes you to the Motorrad Days Festival in Garmisch, Partenkirchen in Bavaria. You will ride through Fluela Pass before crossing into Austria.

  • Approximately a six-hour ride

Day 5: BMW Motorrad Days Festival

Test ride any number of bikes, go on a day ride, do some sightseeing or check out the festival.

Day 6: BMW Motorrad Days fest

Today you can relax or go to the festival. You can try various bikes on test rides don’t miss the evening concert in the beer garden.

Day 7: Garmisch - Innsbruck (Austria), 200 kilometers / 124 miles

Today you will ride through the iconic Neuschwanstein Castle. From there, you will have a short hop to lovely Innsbruck.

  • Approximately three and a half-hour ride

Day 8: Innsbruck - Lienz (Austria), 250 kilometers / 155 miles

Today’s ride takes you to Lienz. The Grossglockner is on the agenda.

  • Approximately a five-hour ride

Day 9: Lienz - Merano (Italy), 225 kilometers / 140 miles

Today’s ride takes you through the stunning Dolomites and the Tre Cime Park to Merano.

  • Approximately a four and a half-hour ride

Day 10: Merano - Domaso (Italy), 240 kilometers / 149 miles

Today’s ride takes you to the Italian Lake region.

  • Approximately a five-hour ride

Day 11: Domaso - Ivrea (Italy), 240 kilometers / 149 miles

Today’s ride takes you to Ivrea for a night in a castle.

  • Approximately a five-hour ride

Day 12: Ivrea - Grenoble (France), 240 kilometers / 149 miles

Ride from Italy back to France.

  • Approximately a five-hour ride

Day 13: Departure day or day ride

For those of you who have flights to catch, bon voyage. For the others who want to get one more ride in, let’s go!

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

During this tour, you will ride to five countries including France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, and Italy. This is the list of the places you will visit and ride through during your tour:

  • French Alps
  • Annecy
  • Chamonix Mont Blanc
  • Swiss Alps
  • Furka Pass
  • Grimsel Pass
  • Grossglockner Pass
  • Innsbruck
  • BMW Motorrad Days Festival in Garmisch Partenkirchen
  • Bavaria
  • Neuschwanstein Castle
  • Dolomites
  • Cortina d'Ampezzo
  • Merano
  • The Stelvio Pass
  • Galibier Pass

Food

You will be served highly rated and excellent breakfasts and dinners. You’ll want to try as many of the local specialties of each country and region from the cheesy comfort of fondue, raclette, and tartiflette in France and Switzerland to schnitzel like only the Austrians know how to do. Of course, there’s Italy with so much variety from the fresh vegetables to choice cuts, not forgetting pizza and pasta.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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

Things to do (optional)

  • Spa treatments
  • Wine tasting

What's included

  • BMW motorcycle rental
  • Insurance
  • Gas throughout the entire tour
  • Breakfasts and dinners
  • 12 nights' accommodation

What's not included

  • Beverages
  • Snacks
  • Souvenirs
  • Lunches
  • Entertainment

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Lyon–Saint-Exupéry Airport (LYS).

You can also book your flight to arrive at Geneva Airport (GVA). Both airports offer shuttle buses and trains.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 179 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 90 days before arrival.
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