Join us on this Guided short break to some of Europe’s best Alpine roads, where you’ll be rewarded with stunning Alpine scenery and some of the best motorcycling in Europe, including the stunning Furka Pass used as a location for the film Goldfinger.
Tour Highlights Include: Vosges Mountains, Alpine passes and the Black Forest.
This tour is designed to give you a glimpse of what Europe has to offer over a long weekend and entice you into the world of motorcycle touring.
We have graded this tour – Intermediate
Day 1: Calais to Pont a Mousson (260 miles)
We will assemble at our designated meeting point in Folkestone Kent. After some short introductions and a quick briefing, we’ll make our way to the Eurotunnel for our crossing to Calais. Once in Calais we will use the motorway for the first 80 miles of our journey to make some headway and onto some more interesting roads. After a quick coffee stop, we head for the twisty roads of the Ardennes region, passing close to the Belgium border through the French countryside and onto our hotel close to the river in Pont a Mousson.
Day 2: Pont a Mousson to Switzerland (320 miles)
After breakfast, we’ll head for the winding roads of the Vosges Mountains. Following the ‘Route des Crete’, this winding scenic road will take us past the peaks of the Le Hohneck and Le Grand Ballon. Once out of the Vosges we’ll cross the border into Switzerland near Basel on the river Rhine, from here we head for the Alps and our first Swiss pass. Furka Pass, used as a location in the James bond film Goldfinger at over 2400 metres there’s stunning Alpine scenery to behold, from here its not far from our hotel in the mountains, our home for the next two nights.
(Tonight’s evening meal is included)
Day 3: Swiss Ride out Day (245 miles)
Today we’ll spend the day exploring the Swiss Alps, we head out for an assault on some passes, first off Grimsel pass climbing to a height of 1264 metres and crossing the Bernese Alps, from here it’s onto the Susten pass climbing to a height of 2264 metres with fantastic view of the Stein Glacier, with a good road surface and numerous hairpin bends its one not to be missed.
The rest of the day we’ll spend in a similar fashion, searching out great roads such as the Gotthard pass and the old Tremola, as well as interesting places such as Sanatorio del Gottardo and of course the stunning scenery as we head back to our hotel for a delicious meal and a few beers.
(Tonight’s evening meal is included)
Day 4: Switzerland to Pont a Mousson (305 miles)
Today it’s time to start our journey home, but don’t worry there plenty more fun to be had yet. We’ll start the day by giving you another chance to tackle the Grimsel pass before heading north through Switzerland back over the Rhine and into Germany’s Black forest. The roads in this area are nothing short of fantastic, it’s here we ride part of the fabulous B500 through the heart of the national park and on to Feldberg, next is a ride beside beautiful lakes of Titisee and schluchsee, before heading back over the border into the Vosges mountains of France and on to our hotel.
Day 5: Pont a Mousson to Calais (290 miles)
I’m afraid it’s home time all too soon. We head towards Ardennes region once more before heading into Reims for a quick stop off at Le Circuit de Reims-Gueux before joining the motorway for our last push to catch our afternoon Eurotunnel crossing back to the UK.
Included in the tour price
Not included in the tour price
On all our tours it is a condition of booking that you hold valid and adequate breakdown / recovery insurance which includes repatriation of you, your pillion (if applicable) and your motorcycle.