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 that will take us through some of the most spectacular scenery of seven different European countries including the Champagne region of France, the Black Forest of Germany, the Austrian Tyrol, Slovenian lakes, Croatian coast, Italian Dolomites and the Swiss Alps.

After the Channel crossing from Folkestone and a ride through Northern France, you’ll spend the first night in the Champagne region of France. 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, one of the most attractive biking destinations in Europe. Here you’ll stay near lake Titisee in one of our biker-friendly hotels, with an excellent restaurant and well stocked wine cellar.

Next you cross into Austria where you’ll stay in a four star hotel (with bike-garaging) which is run by a husband and wife team who are also keen bikers themselves.

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

Following scenic country and mountain roads you leave Slovenia behind and cross into Croatia. For the next two nights you’ll stay in the costal resort of Porec in a three star hotel near the marina with a restaurant, and safe parking. On your day off you can visit the remains of the Roman amphitheatre in Pula, the old town of Rovinj, Hum – the smallest city in Europe numbering only seventeen residents and 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 where you stay for a night in a three star biker-friendly hotel. You’ll arrive to the Italian Dolomites region via the enjoyable switchbacks of the Mauria pass and picturesque Alpine lake Misurina where you may choose to stop for the lunch.

Fantastic scenery, expensive jewellery, fast cars and fur coats, this is all synonymous 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 and Ofen. And 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

Day Event Approx Daily Mileage
Day 1

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

260
Day 2

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

245
Day 3

09.00am start towards Tirol region of Austria.
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads.es

185
Day 4

09.00am 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

09.00 am 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

09.00am start towards Sud Tirol region of Italy.
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads.
Dolomites to be enjoyed on route

256
Day 10

09.00am start towards St Moritz – Switzerland.
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads – Stelvio pass weather permitting.

160
Day 11

09.00am 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

09.00am start towards Champagne region of France.
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads.

297
Day 14

09.00am start towards Calais.
17.00 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 £1345 pp
  • Solo rider sharing twin room £1445 pp
  • Solo rider single room £1645

Price Includes

  • Return Eurotunnel crossing

  • 13 nights b&b accommodation

  • 8 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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