Austrian Alps – Hotel Grizzly Self Guided Tour

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

Tour Information

This is an exciting motorcycle tour that’ll take you to the heart of the stunning Austrian Alps the Lungau region.

If you are an independent rider who wants a bit more then just a motorcycle riding trip then this great motorbike holiday across Europe will appeal to you.

On your way there you’ll have three overnight stops – in Luxembourg, the Black Forest in Germany and Austrian Tyrol. Please note, for those with longer journeys to Folkestone alternative crossing can be arranged.

Your route to Austria will take you via some of the “must do” roads and passes on every biker’s list. These include the famous B500, twisty Arlberg and scenic Gerlos Pass.

Hotel Grizzly is a chalet style hotel with spacious en-suite rooms. For bikes there is secure parking, bike cleaning and maintenance area. Luxury wellness and spa area as well as beauty and massage therapy can be booked for you. The bar offers amazing selection of wines and the restaurant serves traditional food.

The hotel is also an official BMW Road Testing Centre. For a nominal fee it is possible to hire brand new models of BMW motorcycles for the day.

Upon your arrival, you’ll receive a free road map with the most beautiful routes around the local area. Your hosts are keen motorcyclists and are more then happy to assist you in choosing the best rides. If you wish you can make the most of your time and join some of their guided day trips.

The choice of great biking roads and passes is endless. These include the B99, Nockalm and Maltatal Strasse as well as Sölk Pass, Tauern and Turrach Pass.

With their countless hairpin bends the local mountain passes will take you to the dizzying heights of close to 3000m. They lead directly to the heart of the Austrian Alps. Providing you with wonderful views of snow caped mountain peaks, flowery meadows, dark green pine forests and ice blue mountain lakes.

However if you are feeling adventurous and fancy something extra special take a ride to the Julian Alps in Slovenia. The ride follows the twisty roads through the Triglav National Park. Over the famous Vrsic Mountain pass and via beautiful ski resorts of Bovec and Kranjska Gora. While here you can extend your ride to see the famous landmarks such as Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj.

For the fans of the ‘Sound of Music’ and Mozart a day trip to Salzburg is a must.

Somewhere along your way make sure you stop at a local stube. Germknödel (yeast dumplings), Käsnudel (cheese gnocchi), Spätzle, Schnitzel and Apple strudel are popular choices. At the same time choose your table strategically and you’ll be able to enjoy the most spectacular views of the Austrian Alps.

The end of each day riding and exploring can be marked relaxing in the sauna and steam room or with a drink on the sun terrace.

This tour will offer you the opportunity to enjoy magnificent Alpine scenery and ride excellent motorcycling roads as well as savour delicious local cuisine and stay in a comfortable four star biker friendly hotel.

On your way back to the UK during the last three days you’ll be riding some fabulous mountain and country roads through Austria, Bavaria, Black Forest and France.

Tour Itinerary

Day Event Approx Daily Mileage
Day 1

Early morning departure from Folkestone
Combination of motorway and non-motorway roads towards Luxemburg

Day 2

Start towards Black Forest, Germany
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads

Day 3

Start towards Tyrol, Austria
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads

Day 4

09.00am start towards Salzburg, Austria
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads

Day 5

Day off
Optional ride around local mountain roads and passes

120 - 200
Day 6

Day off
Optional ride around local mountain roads and passes

120 - 150
Day 7

Start towards Bavaria, Germany
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads

Day 8

Start towards Black Forest, Germany
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads.

Day 9

Start towards Luxemburg
Combination of motorway and non-motorway roads

Day 10

Start towards Calais
Crossing to Folkestone



  • Depart and return when it suits you

Tour Hightlights

  • Biker friendly 4**** hotel with leisure facilities and first class hospitality
  • Nockalm Strasse
  • B99
  • Berchtesgaden - ‘Hitler’s Nest’
  • Salzburg
  • BMW motorcycle official road-testing centre
  • Gourmet evening meals
  • Picturesque location
  • Family run
  • Sölk Pass
  • Maltatal Strasse
  • Tauern Pass
  • Turrach Pass
  • Grossglockner High Alpine road
  • Julian Alps
  • Vrsic Pass
  • Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj

Tour Pricing

  • Rider and pillion £1,045 pp
  • Solo rider sharing twin room £1,145
  • Solo rider single room £1,295

Price Includes

  • Route pack for each day and detailed itinerary

  • 9 evening meals

  • 9 nights b&b accommodation

  • Return channel 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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