Bavaria Self Guided Motorcycle Tour

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

Tour Information

Whether you like riding through the open country side and peaceful alpine villages or visiting baroque castles and medieval towns this is a tour for you. However you will never be far away from scenic mountain roads and passes.

This part of Germany is perhaps better known for its delicious cuisine and beer. It is not regarded as a popular motorcycling destination. However this impression quickly changes as soon as you arrive there.

According to many of our clients Bavaria comes as a real surprise. It is amazingly beautiful. Even more than other better known Alpine regions. Also everywhere you go is incredibly clean and tidy. With the locals having obvious pride in their culture and heritage.

Your tour starts with a ride across Europe. It includes two overnight stops. First stop is in Luxembourg.  The second one is in the Black Forest.

On the third day you will arrive to your destination in lower Bavaria. Here you will base your self in a four star hotel. It is also conveniently located close to the main tourist attractions and rides.

Here you are presented with a panorama view of the Alps. You can also catch a glimpse of the famous fairy tale Neuschwanstein castle. It is also known as the Disney castle. The hotel has underground garage, its own gourmet restaurant and of course beer garden.

The center of the historic city of Fussen, often called the romantic soul of Bavaria. It is only a short walk away from the hotel. It has many historic buildings and tourist attractions. The old city also has many bars, traditional restaurants and eateries. Here you can sample variety or traditional Bavarian food and dishes.

Your suggested riding routes include some of the most scenic roads. It also includes some challenging mountain passes. On your days off we suggest you study those routes. And while you are enjoying your traditional breakfast pick which way you fancy riding.

While here you can visit the castles of Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein. You may also opt for a shorter ride to visit the Linderhof castle. All three castles were build by the King Ludvig and his father.

A tour in eastern direction will take you to the German alpine roads. It is definitely a worthwhile excursion. This way you will also have a chance to pick up a section of the Romantic Road. Pass through the famous winter ski center of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Visit Ettal with its Franciscan monastery and brewery. The picturesque town of Oberammergau is where the well known Passion Play is held. It is also a nice lunch stop.

Ride south and you are quickly in Austria. Here you  can ride the awesome mountain passes. These include the famous  Arlbergpass, Fernpass, Timmelsjoch and Silvretta High Alpine Pass. Also the lesser known ones Kniepass, Hantenjoch, Gaichtpass and Riedbergpass.

Whichever way you decided to go in Bavaria you can not go wrong. This is a splendid tour of relaxed discovery. It offers rewarding mountain rides and  beautiful landscapes. You will also experience the very best of the alpine hospitality.

Tour Itinerary

DayEventApprox Daily Mileage
Day 1

Departure from Folkestone
Combination of motorway and non-motorway roads towards Luxembourg

Day 2

Start towards the Black Forest region of Germany
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads

Day 3

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

Day 4

Free day
Optional day ride around local area

Day 5

Free day
Optional day ride around local area

Day 6

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

Day 7

Start towards the Champagne region of France
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads.

Day 8

Start towards Calais
Afternoon crossing to Folkestone


Tour Hightlights

  • 3*** and 4**** hotels with leisure facilities
  • Hohenschwangau Castle
  • Neuschwanstein – Disney Castle
  • Linderhof Castle
  • Ettal Abbey
  • Fernpass
  • Ride into Austria
  • Black Forest and the B500
  • Lake Mummelsee

Tour Pricing

  • Rider and pillion £895 pp
  • Solo rider sharing twin room £995 pp
  • Solo rider single room £1145

Price Includes

  • Return Eurotunnel crossing

  • 7 nights b&b accommodation

  • 7 evening meals

  • Route pack for each day

Price Excludes

  • Hotel parking

  • Petrol

  • Toll charges (vignette)

  • Admission charges

  • Meals other than those specified

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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