Grand European Self Guided Motorcycle Tour

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

Tour Information

Join us on this exciting Grand European self guided motorcycle tour. It will take you through some of the most spectacular scenery of seven different European countries. These include the Champagne region, the Black Forest, Austrian Tyrol, Slovenian lakes, Croatian coast and Italian Dolomites as well as the Swiss Alps.

After the Channel crossing from Folkestone you will ride through Northern France. You will spend the first night in the Champagne region. Your hotel is of three star quality located in a rural setting in the middle of an ancient forest.

The next morning you’ll continue your journey into the Black Forest. This is one of the most attractive biking destinations in Europe. Here you will stay near lake Titisee in one of our biker-friendly hotels. It has an excellent restaurant and a well stocked wine cellar.

Next you cross into Austria. Here you will stay in a four star hotel.

A morning ride across Austria will take you to your next destination. Slovenia is a delightful country with a warm and friendly people. It has vast forests, dramatic caves and gorges. In addition it has many crystal clear mountain rivers and lakes as well as historic castles and peaceful alpine villages. Your home for the night will be a tree star hotel at Lake Bohinj.  It is situated in an idyllic location with views of the lake and the mountain peaks of the Julian Alps. It has an indoor swimming pool and restaurant as well as safe parking.

Following the scenic country and mountain roads you will leave Slovenia behind and cross into Croatia. For the next two nights you will stay in a famous coastal town. In Porec you will stay in a three star hotel near the marina. It has a restaurant as well as safe parking. On your day off you can visit the remains of the Roman amphitheatre in Pula and the old town of Rovinj as well as Hum the smallest city in Europe. In addition you can visit the medieval hill top town of Groznjani which is also an artist colony.

From Croatia you’ll once again cross Slovenia and continue your journey to the Italian Dolomites. Here you will stay for a night in a three star biker-friendly hotel. You will arrive to the Italian Dolomites via the enjoyable switchbacks of the Mauria pass. You may choose to stop for the lunch at a picturesque alpine lake Misurina.

Fantastic scenery, expensive jewelry and fast cars as well as fur coats. This is all synonymous with the glitzy ski resort of St Moritz and your home for next two nights. Here a day off can be used to take a ride around local mountain passes that include Stelvio, Umbrail as well as Ofen. In addition as a bonus on your way to and from St Moritz you’ll also ride Julier and Fluela pass.

Finally to bring this fantastic loop around Eastern and Western Europe to it’s conclusion you’ll cross yet another few borders and ride some great roads through Germany and rural France.

This tour has it all – great country roads and mountain passes, carefully selected biker-friendly hotels, stunning scenery, delicious local cuisines and fine wine – a true motorcycle holiday.

Tour Itinerary

DayEventApprox Daily Mileage
Day 1

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

260
Day 2

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

245
Day 3

Start towards Tirol region of Austria.
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads.es

185
Day 4

Start towards Bohinj – Slovenia.
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads.ountain passes.

270
Day 5

Free day in Bohinj.
Optional excursions to Lake Bled, Vogel ski resort.

Day 6

Start towards Porec – Croatia.
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads.

154
Day 7

Free day in Porec.
Optional excursions to:
Pula – Roman amphitheatre
Rovinj – old town

Day 8

Free day in Porec.
Optional boat excursion to Venice or local islands.

Day 9

Start towards Sud Tirol region of Italy.
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads.
Dolomites to be enjoyed on route

256
Day 10

Start towards St Moritz – Switzerland.
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads – Stelvio pass weather permitting.

160
Day 11

Start towards Interlaken.
Non motorway roads – mountain passes

166
Day 12

Free day in Interlaken.
Optional excursions to:
Rail ride to Jungfau joch

Day 13

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

297
Day 14

Start towards Calais.
Afternoon crossing to Folkestone.

252

Availability

  • Depart and return when it suits you

Tour Hightlights

  • Julian Alps
  • Historic town of Porec
  • Pula Roman amphitheatre
  • Italian Dolomites
  • Lake Misurina
  • Mauria pass
  • Umbrail pass
  • Ofen pass
  • Stelvio pass
  • Fluela pass
  • B 500 – Germany
  • Champagne region of France
  • 3*** and 4**** hotels with leisure facilities

Tour Pricing

  • Rider and pillion £1,565 pp
  • Solo rider sharing twin room £1,625 pp
  • Solo rider single room £1,955 pp

Price Includes

  • Return Eurotunnel crossing

  • 13 nights b&b accommodation

  • 8 evening meals

  • GPX routes

  • Trip check list

  • Daily itinerary

  • Suggested tourist attractions

  • Emergency services numbers

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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