Italian Dolomites - Hotel Condor Self Guided Motorcycle Tour

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

Tour Information

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.

Tour Itinerary

Day Event Approx Daily Mileage
Day 1

Depart Folkestone.
Combination of motorway and non-motorway roads towards the Champagne region of France

260
Day 2

Start towards the 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

200
Day 4

Start towards Italian Dolomite, hotel Condor
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads

130
Day 5,6 and 7

Free days
Optional day ride around Dolomites famous mountain passes

100-150
Day 8

Start towards Switzerland
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads

160
Day 9

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

200
Day 10

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

250
Day 11

Start towards Calais
17.00 crossing to Folkestone

250

Availability

  • Depart and return when it suits you

Tour Hightlights

  • Passo di Compolongo
  • Passo di Castalunga
  • Passo Pardoi
  • Passo di Sella
  • Passo di Gardena
  • Lake Misurina
  • Bolzano
  • Cortina d’Ampezzo
  • Home made traditional meals
  • Village location
  • Family run
  • Biker friendly 4**** hotels with leisure facilities and first class hospitality
  • Passo dello Stelvio

Tour Pricing

  • Rider and pillion £995 pp
  • Solo rider sharing twin room £1095 pp
  • Solo rider single room £1245

Price Includes

  • Return channel crossing

  • 10 nights b&b accommodation

  • 10 evening meals

  • Route pack for each day and detailed itinerary

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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