Our Swiss Alps self-guided motorcycle tour is tailor-made for those who enjoy exploring and riding in the mountains.
One customer asked an interesting question during one of the motorcycle shows. It was “why is Switzerland so much better than other destinations”? The question caught us by surprise a bit. The only answer we could give was, “well… it just is”. And after all these years touring this beautiful country, the answer is still the same… “it just is”.
Many things make this beautiful Alpine country so unique and attractive as a top holiday destination. However, for us motorcyclists, it’s really narrowed down to very a shortlist. It is mainly breathtaking scenery as well as tourist attractions and Alpine culture. But above all, it is the glass-smooth tarmac and exhilarating mountain passes.
Some other Alpine countries might have more mountain passes and biking routes. However, the Swiss ones have the most stunning impact. Your tour itinerary includes some of the most jaw-dropping as well as challenging biking routes in the Alps.
There is a ride up Furka as well as Grimsel pass. They were immortalised by the car chase scene in James Bond’s Goldfinger. This hairpin-filled ride also affords breathtaking views of the magnificent Rhone glacier and surrounding mountain peaks.
With its beautifully cambered bends and few switchbacks, Flüela is undoubtedly one of the most enjoyable passes. It allows you, the rider, to take in the views and enjoy the scenery. Whereas in contrast, the short but testing Ofen pass might be a more demanding but equally rewarding ride.
The twisty Maloja pass allows you to have a great ride as well as espresso by Lake Como. And finally, one ride that pops up in most conversations among the motorcyclists is certainly one of the best. The roller coaster ride up the legendary Stelvio as well as Skelter Helter ride down the ‘spaghetti bowl’ Umbrail pass.
One of the best things about Switzerland is that it is a true melting pot of motorcycling experiences. Therefore, it wouldn’t do any justice to this fantastic tour to attribute single stardom to mountain passes alone. The Swiss Alps are also home to some of the most renowned as well as spectacular attractions in the world. From your biker friendly base hotels in Interlaken and Sankt Moritz, you’ll be able to visit many of them.
You can visit the elegant Oberhofen Castle as well as its English gardens. Trümmelbach waterfall that tumbles and cascades down inside the mountain is near as well. Furthermore, take a cable car to Schilthorn. Another structure made famous by yet another James Bond movie, “On Her Majesty’s Secret”. It overlooks the entire valley and offers stunning views of the three highest peaks; Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. It is also a great place to have lunch at the famous Piz Gloria 360° revolving restaurant.
The cable cars and mountain trains are extraordinary feats of engineering. They show ingenious ways of living in harmony with mountains. On some of them, even the heated seats are designed to accommodate the angle of the slopes.
With its charming mountain atmosphere and glamorous reputation, Sankt Moritz is the top tourist attraction in its own right. It is also a perfect base to explore the Engadin valley as well as to ride spectacular mountain passes.
Once you return from this memorable tour, you will realise why Switzerland is better than many other motorcycle destinations. The… “it just is” still might remain a mystery, but somehow it will make perfect sense!
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Day by day tour itinerary
This day is the start of Swiss Alps self-guided motorcycle tour. Your morning Euro-Tunnel crossing is followed by a relaxing motorway ride to Reims. In the afternoon, you will ride through the lush French countryside, passing via 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. Your comfortable hotel in Troyes is only a short distance from the town centre. The main square is designed in the shape of a champagne cork and branches out to many medieval cobbled streets and narrow alleys.
It also has a bustling bar and restaurant scene, making it a perfect place to celebrate your first night of the tour with a glass or two of bubbly. A long tradition of wine and champagne making will be evident everywhere around you.
What our customers say
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M & N King