Alpine Circle Self Guided Motorcycle Tour

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

Tour Information

The best of the Alps – Bavarian Alps , Austrian Tyrol, Italian Dolomites and Swiss Alps – all in one Alpine Circle Self Guided Motorcycle Tour.

This is a fantastic motorcycle tour that includes four of the most beautiful Alpine regions: Bavarian Alps, Austrian Tyrol, Italian Dolomites and Swiss Alps. You’ll ride some of the most exhilarating and challenging mountain roads and passes, visit some of the best known tourist attractions and pass through some of the most famous Alpine destinations.

After a short channel crossing you’ll ride along almost traffic-free roads through rural French countryside towards your first overnight stop in a three star hotel situated in the heart of the Aube region. The next morning you’ll continue your journey towards the Black Forest where you stay in a delightful family run biker-friendly hotel.

From here you move on to your first Alpine destination and the well known ski resort of Garmisch-Partenkirchen in the Bavarian Alps. The town is overlooked by Germany’s highest peak Zugspitze which can be reached by taking a mountain train and a short ride on a cable car. Your free day can also be used to take a ride to Fussen to visit the magnificent castles of Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein. Your hotel is conveniently located in the centre of the town close to many traditional Bavarian bars, cafes and restaurants.

Onwards over the Fern Pass into Austria where you’ll base yourself in a four star hotel located in the picturesque town of Zell am See surrounded by panoramic views of the lake and snow capped mountain peaks. The day excursion may include a ride to the “Eagle’s Nest”, Hitler’s mountain-top hideaway that was built for him for his fiftieth birthday.

The next morning you’ll ride over the Grossglockner mountain pass and continue towards the Italian Dolomites, your next port of call. This is an unspoiled region of ragged peaks, crystal clear lakes, vast forests, green pastures and traditional Alpine villages. Here you’ll stay overnight in a three star hotel that has an indoor swimming pool, wellness centre, safe parking and its own restaurant.

From the Dolomites you move on to Switzerland, riding the challenging Umbrail, Stelvio and Bernina mountain passes and arrive at your next destination, the world’s most glamorous ski resort of St Moritz. En route you stop to explore the charming medieval alpine village of Glorenza.

To conclude your Alpine Circle Tour you’ll ride over the Fluela pass and continue to the Black Forest.

However, prior to your return to the UK, you’ll still have two days of riding some fantastic almost traffic free roads through Germany and France.

On this tour all hotels are located in lovely locations and the owners are welcoming towards motorcycling guests.

Tour Itinerary

Day Event Approx Daily Mileage
Day 1

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

250
Day 2

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

250
Day 3

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

190
Day 4

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

120
Day 5

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

130
Day 6

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

120
Day 7

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

150
Day 8

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

160
Day 9

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

195
Day 10

9.00am start towards Champagne region of France.
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads.

250
Day 11

09.00am start towards Calais.
17.20 crossing to Folkestone.

252

Availability

  • 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
  • Biker friendly 3*** and 4**** hotels with leisure facilities
  • Stelvio mountain pass
  • Medieval town of Glorenza

Tour Pricing

  • Rider and pillion £1145 pp
  • Solo rider sharing twin room £1245 pp
  • Solo rider single room £1445

Price Includes

  • Route pack for each day

  • 10 evening meals

  • 10 nights b&b accommodation

  • Return Eurotunnel crossing

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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