This tour has it all – excellent biking roads, mountains of outstanding natural beauty, traditional food, great transit hotels and above all fantastic destination hotel.
With their distinctive ragged limestone peaks, the Dolomites are probably the most beautiful part of the Italian Alps.
This unspoiled region of lakes, vast forests, Alpine pastures and spectacular mountain passes presents itself as one of the most attractive destinations for us motorcyclists.
You start your journey from Folkestone and ride through rural France to your first overnight destination in Luxembourg.
For those with longer journeys to Folkestone alternative crossing can be arranged.
During the next two days you’ll continue through Germany and Austria with an overnight stop in each country.
The first night will be spent in the Black Forest where you’ll stay in a delightful three star family run hotel. Here your host and master chef usually treats his guests with a delicious four course traditional German supper.
Upon your arrival to Austria you’ll receive very similar hospitality treatment. The only differences being that the hotel star rating and the number of evening meal courses will increase by one.
Your route from Austria will take you over the Timmelsjoch Pass, one of the most desirable and highly rated rides for most motorcycle riders.
You’ll be staying in the small enchanting Alpine resort of St Vigilio in tranquil Val Badia region situated in the hart of Dolomites. The hotel is built in traditional Alpine style and surrounded by fir trees and snow-covered peaks that turn a spectacular pink at sunset.
Your four star hotel has an indoor swimming pool, wellness centre, bar, an excellent restaurant with a great selection of traditional regional and national dishes, secure covered parking, bike cleaning and maintenance facilities.
The family Leimmeger and their team will ensure that you experience the best of the legendary South Tirolean hospitality and have a memorable biking holiday.
Your host Konrad is an enthusiastic motor biker and loves to ride with his guests or if you prefer to explore independently he’ll be more then happy to give you good tips for your rides.
From here you’ll be able to explore the region by visiting one of the most glamorous Italian ski resorts – Cortina d’Ampezzo, the historic towns of Bolzano and Bruneck and perhaps have a spot of lunch on the shores of crystal clear Lake Misurina.
You’ll have an opportunity to ride some of the most spectacular mountain passes in the Italian Alps including Passo di Gardena, Passo di Sella, Passo Pordoi, Passo di Compolongo, Passo di Castalunga and of course Passo dello Stelvio.
The return leg of your journey will take you through Austrian Tirol, the Black Forest of Germany and the Champagne region of France.
Enjoy this tour of Italian Alps – a very unique motorcycle touring holiday.