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 is tailor-made for those who enjoy riding in the mountains.

With its spectacular scenic roads rising to great heights and through dramatic scenery, Switzerland is a perfect country for motorcycle riding.

You’ll ride routes that include some of the most famous mountain passes such as Furka, Grimselpass and Susten.

Lauterbrunen, your base for two days, lies in a narrow alpine valley squeezed in between the towering mountain peaks of Jungfrau, Eiger and Mönch.

Your hotel is of three star quality, with en-suite rooms, safe motorcycle park, drying facilities and its own restaurant. Lauterbrunen is a popular tourist village close to many shops and restaurants and also to the rail station which makes it the ideal starting point for either going to Interlaken or joining one of the numerous Alpine train journeys.

On your days off there you have the choice of riding the mountain roads to the ski resort of Grindewald or visit the spectacular Trummelbach waterfalls.

Those who don’t fancy riding may take a cable car to the alpine garden on the Schynige Pllate or visit the summit of the Heimwehfluh and the Top of Europe / Jungfrau that can be reached by a short ride on a funicular railway.

From Lauterbrunen you move on to your next destination at the world’s most glamorous ski resort St Moritz, which is perhaps better known as a ski resort and winter playground for the rich and famous. However, as Summer arrives the whole region rapidly transforms into a fantastic motorcycling destination.

Here you’ll stay in a three star family run hotel and use it as your base to venture into Italy to explore the Stelvio National Park, the charming alpine village of Glorenza and ride the challenging Stelvio, Umbrail, Ofen, Julier and Fluela mountain passes. 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.

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

08.00am 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

09.00am 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

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

195
Day 7

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

250
Day 8

09.00am start towards Calais.
17.20 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 £895 pp
  • Solo rider sharing twin room £995 pp
  • Solo rider single room £1095

Price Includes

  • Return Eurotunnel crossing

  • 7 nights b&b accommodation

  • 5 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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