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Ardeche and French Alps guided motorcycle holiday

Guided motorcycle-tour to France. The land of fine cuisine, fine vines and even finer biking roads.

This fantastic nine-day guided motorcycle-tour to France includes two beautiful regions, Ardeche and the French Alps. This motorcycle holiday perfectly blends Ardeche’s rugged gorges and the ever-present herbal fragrance of the warm Medetrenian climate with the dramatic vistas of snow-capped peaks and the scent of pine forests and flowery meadows of the Alps. But the best aspect of this two-destination motorcycle holiday is that it allows us to explore the authentic charms of both regions from the comfort of our base hotels. And at the same time, indulge in riding some excellent, nearly traffic-free biking routes and exhilarating mountain passes. 

Our guided motorcycle-tour to France will start and finish with relaxing transit rides across the panoramic landscapes of the Champagne Region, the lush countryside of Loire – the Valley of the Kings, and the green slopes of the Jura Mountains. And it’ll also include a more energetic spin or two over a mountain pass or two in the Vosges Mountains. 

One of the must-see-must-ride places in Ardeche is the Gorges de l’Ardeche. A scenic road with smooth tarmac that tightly hugs the canyon that tightly hugs river Ardeche is perfect for winding along, admiring and taking in the stunning views. During our optional day ride, we’ll also pass through many and stop at several charming, quaint villages with medieval architecture, narrow streets, and local markets where we can take a stroll or sample some delicious regional specialities. However, the most popular attraction is the Pont d’Arc, a natural bridge formed by the Ardeche River. So, if you fancy a bit of time off the bike, this impressive rock arch is a popular swimming spot and a great place to relax.

Annecy, the jewel of the French Alps, is our second destination on this guided motorcycle tour to France. The town is nestled in the heart of the Savoy Region on the shores of the beautiful crystal-clear Alpine Lake. With its Vieille Ville (Old Town), medieval Château d’Annecy, 16th- and 17th-century architecture, traditional restaurants, artisan bakeries, fashionable boutiques and canals trickling through town, Annecy is often referred to as the ‘Venice of the Alps’.

Starting from our base hotel, some closer and some further up the mountain, we’ll have a great choice of mountain passes to ride and places to visit. Some of these include Col de la Forclaz, Col Des Aravis, Col de la Colombière, Col de la Croix Fry, Col de la Madeleine, Col de l’Iseran, Col de Roseland, the glacier-formed Lake Cenis and the traditional Alpine village of Bonneval-sur-Arc. 

Whether you prefer a leisurely ride meandering through the picturesque countryside or more challenging mountain passes, this memorable guided motorcycle-tour to France has something for everyone.

Please study the tour itinerary below for more day-to-day information about this guided motorcycle-tour to France.

For an alternative to the guided motorcycle-tour to France, please use this link: Italian and Swiss Lakes.

If you require a motorcycle rental for the guided motorcycle-tour to France, please get in touch with our partner, RoadTrip.

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Tour highlights:

When we go:

12 - 20 July 2025



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Day by day tour itinerary

Day 1 – Folkestone to Chamouille (France) (Approx. 160 miles)

Following our morning Euro-Tunnel crossing, a relaxing ride of a combination of typically French, nearly traffic-free motorways and country roads will take us towards the Champagne Region.

We’ll ride through the lush French countryside, passing through numerous sleepy little provincial towns and villages with traditional, cobbled streets and big Norman churches in the centres. A long wine and champagne-making tradition will be evident everywhere around us.

The first hotel on our guided motorcycle-tour to France will welcome us with comfortable rooms and a traditional evening meal

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What our customers say

“Three tours with RideWithUs this year. Great routes fantastic hotels and brilliant roads and good company. Looking forwards to next year. A great company giving great service and value.”

David Pearson

UK, 2023

Ardeche and French Alps guided motorcycle holiday