Alpine Circle is one of our most established motorcycle tours. It will take you to four beautiful mountain regions. These include Bavarian and Swiss Alps as well as Austrian Tyrol. Furthermore, it goes as far as the Italian Dolomites. In transit, you’ll journey through the Champagne region, Black Forest and Luxembourg as well.
In addition, you will also ride some of the best-known mountain roads and passes. Moreover, you will visit some of the most renowned tourist attractions as well as the famous Alpine destinations.
Often motorcycle holidays in the Alps are more synonymous with the Swiss and Austrian Alps as well as the Dolomites. However, there is a section of the Alps that’s equally pretty. And yet it offers a different touring experience.
The Alpenstrasse is an iconic biking road. Firstly, it passes through the picturesque scenery of rolling hills as well as flowery meadows and quaint villages. Secondly, you can follow here in the footsteps of the aristocratic Bavaria and experience history first hand.
Visit the magnificent royal castles – Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein. Stop by at Oberammergau as well as Ettal Abbey and brewery. Your hotel is conveniently located near the Füssen town centre. It is close to many traditional Bavarian bars, cafes and restaurants. Although it is a rather small region, there are many typically Bavarian dishes. The Münchner Weißwurst (white sausage) with a pretzel and sweet mustard appears to be the most popular among our clients.
The Austrian Alps are often described as the cradle as well as the birthplace of tourism in Austria. And nowadays motorcycle touring plays a big part during the summer holiday season. The region offers everything we need for a perfect biking experience abroad.
The locals are warm and welcoming, and the accommodation is superb. Also, there are not many other countries that can offer better biking roads and passes then Austria. On this tour, you’ll be staying at the Zell am See. It is one of the most beautiful lakeside towns in the Alps. Zell am See may take the cake when it comes to views. You’ll be afforded glimpses of some of the most stunning landscapes on earth. These include the pristine Zell am See lake and Grossglockner national park. It also includes the breathtaking vistas of the magnificent Kitzsteinhorn Glacier.
One of the main attractions of touring in the Austrian Alps is the opportunity to taste traditional food. You can enjoy a snack in a friendly roadside café as well as a fancy meal prepared by Michelin-starred chefs. Much of the food is prepared with fresh local ingredients that are typical of the area. So motorcycle touring combined with eating is a great way to experience the heart of the Austrian Alps.
The Dolomites is an unspoiled region of ragged peaks and pristine lakes as well as vast forests and traditional villages. But above all some of the world’s most popular and challenging mountain passes are also found here. Corvara, your home for a night is located at the foot of the Passo Gardena and Passo Campolongo. The town is renowned for its warm hospitality as well as fantastic mountain views. Yet despite its popularity somehow Corvara has managed to maintain its ancient Alpine charm.
You will stay overnight in a welcoming chalet-style hotel. It has stylish rooms and its own traditional restaurant. The Dolomites have the culinary greatness of entire Italy all gathered to one place. The hotel’s chef is a master in serving old fashioned, calorie-dense dishes to famished bikers. As cream on the cake, you’ll arrive at the ‘Pink Mountains’ via the legendary Grossglockner and glitzy Cortina d’Ampezzo.
For years now we have been saying the photos alone don’t do justice to your next destination. The best way to fully appreciate the Swiss Alps is to pack your panniers and take the photos yourself. Then you can see it, smell it, touch it, taste it as well as ride it.
You’ll be staying two nights in the Sankt Moritz area of the beautiful Engadin Valley. It is not one of the most photographed valleys for no apparent reason. The valley is simply breathtaking, and one of the best ways to explore it is by motorcycle. It is also a perfect starting point for riding the array of some of the most iconic mountain passes. These include Flüela, Ofen, Julier, Maloja and Albula as well as Bernina. And of course the one and only the magnificent Stelvio pass. So be sure that your battery is fully charged and to bring extra memory cards for your camera.
If you enjoy motorcycle touring, delicious food, culture and the breathtaking scenery, this tour certainly should be on your list.
For more day-to-day information, please spend some time studying the below tour itinerary.
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Day by day tour itinerary
Your morning Euro-Tunnel crossing is followed by a relaxing motorway ride towards Reims. In the afternoon you will ride through the lush French countryside passing through numerous sleepy little towns and villages.
Sézanne is a traditional provincial town with cobbled streets and a big Norman church in the town centre. It is also an excellent place to stop for a drink. A long tradition of wine and champagne making will be evident everywhere around you.
Your first-night stay will be in one of the most beautiful Towns in the Aube region. Troyes has been described as having one of the most beautiful medieval centres to be seen in France.
You can spend hours exploring the town’s narrow streets and cobbled alleys and visiting some of many tourist attractions. The city cathedral is definitely worth a visit. There is also a fantastic selection of bars, cafes as well as gourmet restaurants.
What our customers say
“I have been now on three tours so far and all have been great.”
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