Alpine Circle Self Guided Motorcycle Tour

Where you choose the date and set the pace
Start / Finish in UK

Tour Information

Alpine Circle is our established motorcycle tour that takes you to four of the most beautiful mountain regions. These include Bavarian Alps, Austrian Tyrol as well as the Italian Dolomites and the Swiss Alps.

You will also ride some of the best known and occasionally challenging mountain roads and passes. In addition you will visit some of the best known tourist attractions. You will also pass through some of the famous Alpine destinations.

After a short channel crossing you will ride almost traffic free roads through rural French countryside. A three star hotel situated in the heart of the Aube region is your first overnight stop.

Next morning you will continue your journey towards the Black Forest. Here a family run biker friendly hotel is your stop for the night.

From here you move on to your first Alpine destination in the Bavarian Alps. Follow in the footsteps of the aristocratic Bavaria. Experience history first hand and visit the magnificent royal castles of Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein.

Free day can also be used to take a walk to the Fussen town center. Your hotel is conveniently located in the town center. It is close to many traditional Bavarian bars, cafes and restaurants.

Although it is a rather small region there are many typically Bavarian dishes. The Münchner Weißwurst (white sausage) with a pretzel and sweet mustard appears to be the most popular among our clients.

Your route will take you over the Fern Pass into Austria. You’ll be staying in a four star hotel located in the picturesque town of Zell am See. The panoramic views of the lake and snow capped mountain peaks entirely surround the town.

The town is also a home to one of the most popular Iron Man triathlon races. From our personal experience we would highly recommend this area. Riding here on both push bikes as well as motorcycles is truly exhilarating.

The next morning you will ride over the Grossglockner High Alpine road and continue towards the Italian Dolomites. This is an unspoiled region of ragged peaks and crystal clear lakes as well as vast forests, green pastures and traditional Alpine villages.

Here you will stay overnight in a welcoming chalet hotel. As well as an indoor swimming pool and wellness center the hotel also has safe parking and its own restaurant. The Dolomites have the culinary greatness of entire Italy all gathered to one place. The hotel’s chef is a master in serving old fashioned, calorie dense dishes to famished bikers.

From the Dolomites you move on to Switzerland. In addition to riding the challenging Umbrail and Stelvio passes you will also ride Bernina mountain pass. You arrive at your next destination St Moritz, the world’s most glamorous ski resort.

If you think you are a kind of person who always likes to taste something local. Then it does not get much more local or authentic than an Engadine walnut tart. The recipe has been handed down many generations. It contains caramel and cream as well as generous heaps of walnuts. So make sure you do have a slice or two.

To conclude your Alpine Circle Tour you’ll ride over the Fluela pass and continue to the Black Forest. Your main focus here should be the famous B500 road, schwarzwälder schinken (local ham), black forest gateaux and of course a pint or two of German beer. So be prepared for a great ride and more calories.


To extend this trip please have a look at Grand European tour.

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Tour Itinerary

DayEventApprox Daily Mileage
Day 1

Departure from Folkestone. Combination of motorway and non motorway roads towards Champagne region of France

Day 2

09.00am start towards Black Forest, Germany.
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads.

Day 3

09.00am start towards Garmish Partenkirchen, Germany.
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads.

Day 4

Day off.
Optional motorcycle ride to Fussen or cable car ride to Zugspitze.

Day 5

09.00am start towards Zell am See, Austria.
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads.

Day 6

Day off.
Optional motorcycle ride to the “Eagle’s Nest”.

Day 7

09.00am start towards Bruneck, Italy.
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads.
Italian Dolomites to be enjoyed en-route.

Day 8

09.00am start towards St Moritz, Switzerland.
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads.
Stelvio Nation Park and the Swiss Alps.

Day 9

09.00am start towards Frieburg, Germany.
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads.

Day 10

9.00am start towards Luxembourg.
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads.

Day 11

09.00am start towards Calais.
17.20 crossing to Folkestone.



  • Depart and return when it suits you

Tour Hightlights

  • Grossglockner mountain pass
  • Salzburg and the Eagle’s Nest
  • Neuschwanstein – Disney Castle
  • Black Forest and the famous B500
  • Stelvio mountain pass
  • Medieval town of Glorenza
  • Bavarian alps
  • Grossglockner High Alpine road
  • Italian Dolomites
  • Swiss alps
  • Biker friendly 3*** and 4**** hotels

Tour Pricing

  • Rider and pillion £1,195 pp
  • Solo rider sharing twin room £1,295 pp
  • Solo rider single room £1,495 pp

Price Includes

  • Return Eurotunnel crossing

  • 10 nights b&b accommodation

  • 10 evening meals

  • GPX routes

  • Trip check list

  • Daily itinerary

  • Suggested tourist attractions

  • Emergency services numbers

Price Excludes

  • Meals other than those specified

  • Admission charges

  • Toll charges (vignette)

  • Petrol

  • Hotel parking

Pre-Trip Checklist

  • Make sure the tyres on your bike are going to last the duration of a trip.
  • Make sure that the bike is serviced for the duration of a trip.
  • Puncture repair kit recommended.
  • A good bike chain is also highly recommended.
  • Chain lubricant.
  • Spare bike keys.
  • Spare battery for the alarm fob (if you have an alarm).
  • Spare bulbs (in some countries required by law).
  • Spare fuses (in some countries required by law).
  • Spare spark plugs (in some countries required by law).
  • Some tools.
  • Some extra bike security device (padlock and chain, disc lock).
  • Torch.
  • Valid passport.
  • Valid riding licence.
  • European breakdown cover recommended.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Green card for European travel.
  • Check if your bike insurance covers (Green Card) all the countries will be passing through (e.g. Eastern Europe).
  • Copy of bike insurance policy.
  • Registration document.
  • E111 obtained from the Post Office (this guarantees you equivalent NHS treatment in EC countries only).
  • High viz vest/jacket.
  • Breathalizer.
  • Waterproofs.
  • Spare set of gloves.
  • Enough clothes to last you for a trip.
  • Some swimming gear.
  • Some casual clothes.
  • Some local currency.
  • A major credit card recommended.
  • Mini first aid kit (in some countries required by law).
  • Some basic pain killers and prescription drugs.
  • Note with your driving licence of any allergies in Latin.
  • Pack everything into plastic bags before putting it into the panniers.

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