Italian Dolomites - Self Guided Motorcycle Tour

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

Tour Information

This Italian Dolomites motorcycle tour has it all.

It has excellent biking roads and mountains of outstanding beauty as well as great hotels with traditional food.

With their limestone peaks the Dolomites are the most beautiful part of the Italian Alps.
It is an unspoiled region of lakes, vast forests and Alpine pastures. With its spectacular mountain passes it is as one of the most attractive destinations for bikers.

You will start your journey from Folkestone. Your first overnight destination will be in Luxembourg.
During the next two days you will continue through Germany and Austria. You will have an overnight stop in each country.

The Black Forest will be your second over night stop. Here you will stay in a three star family run hotel. Your host will also treat you with a delicious German supper.
Upon your arrival to Austria you will receive a similar hospitality. The difference 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. This is one of the most desirable passes for bike riders. The Motorcycle museum and the restaurant at the top are also worth a visit.

In the Dolomites you will be staying in a small Alpine resort. It is surrounded by fir trees and snow-covered peaks that turn a spectacular pink at sunset. So sit back and enjoy.

Now you will have the opportunity to ride the spectacular mountain passes. These include the famous Sella Ronda, Valparola and Giau. Also Falzarego and Passo di Castalunga as well as Stelvio.

Take your time and enjoy the ride. The ride outs are not long so some routes can be done twice!

As tempting as it may be to keep on riding please take your time to stop and take photos. There are also plenty of places for coffee breaks and cable car rides.

From the hotel you can also visit one of the most glamorous Italian ski resorts. The well known Cortina d’Ampezzo is one of them. Also the historic towns of Bolzano and Bruneck are not far to visit. Lake Misurina is a perfect stop for lunch.

The return journey will take you through Austrian Tirol, the Black Forest and the Champagne region.
This tour can be equally enjoyed on and off the bike. It is a very unique motorcycle touring holiday.

To fully appreciate this tour one visit might not be enough!

Tour Itinerary

DayEventApprox 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 Dolomites
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
Afternoon 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 £1,195 pp
  • Solo rider sharing twin room £1,255 pp
  • Solo rider single room £1,495 pp

Price Includes

  • Return channel crossing

  • 10 nights b&b accommodation

  • 10 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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