Swiss Alps Self Guided Motorcycle Tour

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

Tour Information

The Swiss Alps self guided motorcycle tour is tailor-made for those who enjoy riding in the mountains.

Spectacular scenic roads and dramatic scenery make Switzerland a perfect country for bike riding.

On this tour you will ride the most famous mountain passes. Just to name a few such as Furka and Grimselpass as well as Susten.

Your base for two days is in a narrow alpine valley. It is squeezed in between the towering mountain peaks of Jungfrau, Eiger and Mönch.

Your three star hotel has en suite rooms and safe motorcycle parking, drying facilities as well as its own restaurant. Lauterbrunen is a popular tourist village. It has many shops and restaurants as well as a train station. This makes it an ideal starting point for day trips to Interlaken or Alpine train journeys.

On your days off you have the choice of riding the mountain roads to the ski resort of Grindelwald as well as visit the spectacular Trummelbach waterfalls.

Those who don’t fancy riding can take a cable car to the alpine garden on the Schynige Platte. In addition you can visit the summit of the Heimwehfluh and the Top of Europe, Jungfrau.

From Lauterbrunen you move on to your next destination St Moritz. It is perhaps better known as a ski resort as well as the winter playground for the rich and famous. However, as Summer arrives the whole region transforms into a fantastic biking destination.

But before you arrive at St Moritz you’ll have the best day of riding ahead of you. Grimsel and Furka are both high mountain passes. The roads also encompass miles of stunning mountain views. With their twisty hair pin corners as well as high elevations the passes are artfully drawn on the mountain sides. They are also almost traffic free and lead along many sparkling reservoir lakes. As it will be lunch time by the time you get to the bottom of Grimsel, Gletsch is a convenient place to stop. On your way up Furka pass allows a bit of time to walk inside the glacier.

In St Moritz you will stay in a three star family run hotel. Day rides can be into Italy to explore the Stelvio National Park. In addition visit the charming alpine village of Glorenza and ride the challenging Stelvio as well as Umbrail, Ofen, Julier and Fluela mountain passes.

During the summer the town hosts some of the most famous classic car rallies. These include the British Classic Car meeting in July as well as Passionate Engadina that celebrates Italian cars in August. There is also the Gran Turismo hill climb up Bernina pass. It takes place every September. Each of these events is definitely worth seeing.

On the return leg of your tour you’ll pass through Liechtenstein and the Black Forest in Germany.

This tour presents you with a great opportunity to ride some of the most spectacular mountain roads in Europe.

 

To extend this trip please have a look at Alpine Circle and/or Swiss & Austrian Alps tour.

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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 Switzerland.
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads.

260
Day 3

Day off – Interlaken.
Optional – visit to local tourist attractions, cable car ride.

Day 4

Start towards St Moritz.
Non motorway roads – mountain passes included.

174
Day 5

Day off
Optional ride around local mountain roads and passes.

120
Day 6

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

195
Day 7

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

250
Day 8

Start towards Calais.
Afternoon crossing to Folkestone.

252

Availability

  • Depart and return when it suits you

Tour Hightlights

  • 3*** and 4**** hotels with leisure facilities
  • Furka mountain pass
  • Grimselpass mountain pass
  • Susten mountain pass
  • Stunning views of Jungfrau, Eiger and Mönch
  • Alpine train journeys
  • Ski resort of Grindewald
  • Ski resort of Wengen
  • Trummelbach waterfalls
  • Medieval town of Glorenza
  • Stelvio mountain pass
  • Umbrai mountain pass
  • Ofen mountain pass
  • Julier mountain pass
  • Fluela mountain pass
  • Swiss panoramic train journeys

Tour Pricing

  • Rider and pillion £995 pp
  • Solo rider sharing twin room £1,045 pp
  • Solo rider single room £1,145 pp

Price Includes

  • Return Eurotunnel crossing

  • 7 nights b&b accommodation

  • 5 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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