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Motorcycle Tour through Europe

Come and experience an unforgettable ride through the Swiss Alps, the Provence, and the Canyons of the south of France. Travel through the Pyrenees from the south to the north, from Andorra to San Sebastian at the Atlantic coast, and then back to Munich via the Massiv Zentral of France.

Key information

  • Terrain: paved roads
  • Bike: rental bike (BMW 1250 GS / 1250 RT / F850 GS)
  • Mileage: 3150 kilometers / 1957 miles
  • Daily rides: 170 - 450 kilometers / 106 - 280 miles
  • Riding gear: not included: helmet, gloves, boots, pants, jacket (recommended)
  • Meals: all breakfasts, 14 lunches, and 13 dinners

Meet the guides

Thomas
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Highlights

  • Starts and ends in Munich, Germany
  • Ride through the Swiss Alps and the Pyrenees
  • Take a walk or hang out in the pleasant cafés in Chamonix
  • Cross the national park “Los Cevennes” and go through the Ardeche Canyon
  • Ride to the summit of the Aiguille du midi and enjoy a breath-taking view
  • Drive through green hills and have a rest day in San Sébastian
  • Go on walk in the historic city of Perigueux
  • 16 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Advanced

Styles


14 riding days in English
The organizer also speaks: French, German, Spanish
Group size: Minimum of 10 participants
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Accommodation

Check-out Time:
09:00

Your accommodation will be in three or four-star hotels. Depending on the place you will stay, some places are very simple and the hotels are simple as well.

Program

Day 1: Munich

Arrival in Munich. In the evening you will reunite for the briefing. There you will talk about the sequences of the journey. At night you will meet together for the welcome dinner in a typically Bavarian restaurant in the heart of Munich.

Day 2: Munich - Memmingen - Lindau - Feldkirch - Chur (285 kilometers / 177 miles)

You will take over your motorcycles in the morning, your Europe Tour 2020 can begin. On the first day you can get accustomed to the bikes and the different traffic in Europe with easy routes. You will reach the Bodensee in Lindau (with 536 square kilometer; the third biggest lake in Central Europe). You will shortly pass through Austria and Liechtenstein to enter Switzerland. Your hotel will be in the heart of Chur.

Day 3: Chur - Andermatt - Sierre - Martigny - Chamonix (310 kilometers / 192 miles)

From Chur you will start your journey through the Swiss Alps. There are a few alpine passes on the program. The Oberalp, Furka, and the Col de Forcolaz included are highlights in today’s stage, accompanied by a gorgeous alpine panorama.

After Martigny you will leave Switzerland and enter France. Chamonix is an alpine touristic town lying at the foot of the 4810-meter high Mont Blanc, the “White Mountain”.

Day 4: Chamonix

The first rest day of the journey lets you relax in Chamonix. This little town with its alpine ambience invites to take a walk or to hang out in the pleasant cafés around the center. But before that, you will ride to the summit of the Aiguille du midi (3850 msm) in a cabin and enjoy from there a breath-taking view overlooking the Mont Blanc and the valley below you. An incredible experience!

Day 5: Chamonix - Albertville - Grenoble - Montelimar - Saint Paul Trois Chateaux (385 kilometers / 239 miles)

After this eventful day you will leave Chamonix toward the south. The landscape changes noticeably, you will leave the main Alpine Chain. On winding roads you're headed towards Grenoble, the Mediterranean smell already in your noses. After a long day variedly passing passes, valleys and canyons, you will arrive at the hotel in Saint Paul Trois Chateaux.

Day 6: Saint Paul Trois Chateaux - Vallon Pont d´ Arc - Florac - Millau (270 kilometers / 168 miles)

Your stage for today brings you to Millau. Today a very special day awaits you, you'll cross the national park “Los Cevennes”. On winding roads, you will first go through the Ardeche Canyon. The Ardeche River has carved deeply into the rock, offering beautiful views and opportunities to stop and take photos.

After lunch there’s a second canyon on the scheduled, the Tarn Canyon. Roads just as spectacular await you. In the evening, you will arrive in Millau.

Day 7: Millau - St. Afrique - Lacaune - Mazamet - Carcassonne (250 kilometers / 155 miles)

Today you can expect a driving day through a variety of landscapes. Gently curving hilly terrain, mountains, and valleys. You have already arrived in Southern France. It smells of lavender and spices. Your destination today is Carcassonne. Carcassonne is a city in the Southern French region Languedoc. Especially famous is the medieval fortress “La Cité” with numerous watchtowers and a double wall.

Day 8: Carcassonne

You can spend your second rest day in Carcassonne. Its landmark is the medieval fortress situated on a hill in the historical centre. This fortification, the so-called “Cité de Carcassonne” is a UNESCO world heritage since 1997.

It’s unique in Europe due to its size and its conservation status. The Cité is inhabited to this day and is surrounded by a double masonry ring. Main buildings inside are a castle (Château comtal) and a church (Basilique Saint-Nazaire). Enough to do to spend your free day.

Day 9: Andorra de Vella

Today’s stage takes you to Andorra de Vella. Andorra is a little independent principality in the Pyrenees between France and Spain. It’s famous for their ski resorts and its status as a tax free zone, where duty-free shopping is possible.

In the capital Andorra la Vella, boutiques and jewelery stores in the Avenue Meritxell as well as malls invite to go on a shopping spree. In the old quarter stands the Romanesque church Santa Coloma with its round bell tower. Coming from the South, you will begin your journey through the Pyrenees here.

Day 10: Andorra la Vella - Sort - Vielha - Arreau - Anisa - Jaca (370 kilometers / 230 miles)

Shortly after Andorra de Vella you will cross the border to Spain. The traffic slows down significantly when you leave the main road. You will enter the mountains and reach Vielha across the Áneu Valley, then pass through the Áran Valley and over the Col de Peyresourde, a short trip to France.

From Arreau to Anisa, back on the main road that leads you to Jaca. A long but eventful day is behind you when you pass this day in review with a cold beer in the evening.

Day 11: Jaca - Formigal - Oloron St. Marie - Lumbier - Pamplona (280 kilometers / 174 miles).

Your second driving day through the Pyrenees waits for you. You're passing the Pyrenean main ridge today and crossing borders between Spain and France. Arid mountain landscapes changes to green hillsides.

Riding up and down the mountains, today you will experience how impressive the different “faces” of the Pyrenees are. After a spectacular day you will quickly arrive in Pamplona. This city is famous for the bull-runs taking place in July. During these popular multi-day festivities, bulls are getting spurred through the streets by courageous runners.

Day 12: Pamplona - Tolosa - Zarautz - San Sébastian (170 kilometers / 106 miles)

A little shorter driving day awaits you. Your path leads you on winding roads to the Atlantic coast, where you will arrive to San Sébastian. Impressive to arrive at the Atlantic Ocean, all of a sudden after driving through green hills. You're going to spend your third rest day here.

Day 13: San Sébastian

After the last few days driving up and down across passes, you really deserve your third rest day. San Sébastian has a beautiful historical centre worth visiting or should you just stroll along the sea promenade?

Day 14: San Sébastian - Biarritz - Langon - Bergerac - Perigueux (390 kilometers / 242 miles)

After a relaxed day it’s time to say goodbye, you have reached the southern zenith of your journey. Your travel lead you on fast routes to Perigueux, famous for its goat cheese production and wine. The vineyards of the local winegrowers accompany you throughout the whole day. The historic city of Perigueux invites for a walk.

Day 15: Perigeux - Brive - Clemont Ferrand - Vichy - Chalon sur Saone (450 kilometers / 280 miles)

You will leave Perigeux. Your route leads you on beautiful roads along the river Correze, passing Brive to Clemont Ferrand and Vichy. You are finishing your day in Chalon sur Saone.

Day 16: Chalon sur Saone - Dole - Besancon - Geradmer - Colmar - Freiburg - Breitnau (360 kilometers / 224 miles)

Chalon sur Saone disappears in your rear-view mirror. Through Dole and Besancon, you will reach Lure. There is the entrance to the Vogesen National Park. Back in mountainous terrain and winding roads, you will drive through the Col de la Schlucht to Colmar.

In Breisach am Rhein, you will cross the border to Germany. You will arrive at your hotel in the Höllschlucht in the evening.

Day 17: Munich

Climb your bikes for a last time. Your return trip to Munich goes through the eastern foothills of the Black Forest and the Lech Valley. After more than two weeks and 4.000 eventful kilometres it’s the last stop for your BMWs. You will return the motorcycles and during a pleasant farewell dinner you woll remember these last days. Bow out with an Hasta pronto!

Skill level(s) required for this tour: advanced

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

Guides

Thomas Soukup

Location

The tour will take place in the following locations: Munich, Chur, Chamonix, Point Saint Esprit, Millau, Carcassonne, Andorra La Vella, Jaca, Pamplona, San Sébastian, Perigueux, Chalon Sur Saone, and Breitnau.

Food

Included in your package are daily breakfasts, 14 lunches, and 13 dinners. Alcoholic beverages are not included.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks

The following drinks are included:

  • Soda

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

  • 16 nights accommodation at hotels with breakfast
  • Motorcycle of your choosing: BMW R1250GS, BMW R1250RT, BMW F850GS
  • Motorcycles include side cases. Top case is not guaranteed by BMW Munich
  • Support vehicle Mercedes Benz Vito with place for 8 passengers, 1 big suitcase per couple, 1 medium case per solo driver). The remaining luggage is left at the hotel
  • Motorcycle guide fluent in English, French, German, and Spanish. He is an official off road instructor certified by BMW Motorrad Germany
  • 14 dinners and 13 lunches
  • Third party liability insurance with a deductible of 1500 EUR (credit card is required as warranty)
  • Gasoline for the duration of the tour
  • Tolls for the duration of the tour
  • Ticket to Mont Blanc to L’aiguille du midi
  • Carcassone castle
  • T-shirt and keyring as souvenir

What's not included

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Air tickets
  • Tips
  • Airport transfer

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Munich Airport (MUC). Transfer from and to the airport is not included in the price. Please contact Motoaventura Chile for more information about airport transfer.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% 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.
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Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 10 participants

Availability

Start: Sunday June 12, 2022
End: Tuesday June 28, 2022

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