Alps and Cote d' Azur - French and Swiss Alps with Moto Tours Europe

    The best Alpine seneries combined with a taste of Mediterrannean and Cote d' Azur with Moto Tours Europe

    Alps are always astonishing and they are some of the best rides in Europe many riders visit and ride every year.  French and Swiss Alps have its special charm and are true diamonds every rider should ride at least once in a lifetime.

    This tour starts from beautiful Milan heading into Switzerland and climbing up some of the most thrilling rides there is.  Some of the famous mountain passes that are the highest peaks of Europe, Col D'Iseran (highest mountain pass at 2,802m), Dol De La Bonette (the 2nd highest at 2,764) and many more of the famous passes and breath taking sceneries will certainly make you this tour a journey of a lifetime.

    Your 15-Day | 13-Riding Days begins and ends in Milan

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    Dates in 2023:  12 August - 26 August

    Dates in 2024:  10 August - 24 August

    Join us for 2,757 km | 1,717 miles of Throttle Therapy

    Welcome to Milan, Italy, the starting point of our Alpine adventure! Depending on your arrival time, you could choose to take some rest and/or make a tour around the city visiting numerous interesting sights or just enjoying the rest before our gathering and initial briefing in the late afternoon. In the evening we will be going to some of typical Italian restaurants to taste a bit of
    Italy before our Swiss and French adventure.

    In the morning after breakfast and a short briefing we will meet in the lobby at 8:30 am, pack our luggage to the bikes, get ready and start at 9am. Today we are heading towards the Swiss Alps! Just like in a wonderful dream! Snow on the highest peaks is already visible when departing Milan. This day is dedicated to the amazing Alpine passes that will take your breath away and make sure you enjoy this ride of a lifetime – San Marco Pass, Spluga Pass, San Bernardino Pass, San Gottardo Pass and reaching a typical Swiss Alpine picturesque town of Andermatt in the valley.

    Today we will be heading across the best of Swiss Alps mountain passes. Sussten Pass, Grimsel Pass, Furka Pass, Tremola Pass and Neufen Pass. This region is astonishing and the passes and routes are amazing. It is also famous for some of the James Bond movies being filmed there (of course we will visit the locations). On top of Furka pass we will visit the incredible ice cave in the
    glacier! Late afternoon we will arrive to Sierre, a small town nicknamed City of the Sun for its average of 300 days of sunshine a year.

    An exciting day ahead and we will be passing into France towards some of the most beautiful Alpine regions known for gorgeous valleys and high mountain peaks you feel like they are tearing the sky above. In winter this is one of the best ski areas in Europe due to the wide valley areas. A beautiful ride with our two major highlights of the day - Col Grand St Bernard and Col Picollo St Bernard!

    We will take a bit of break and take some rest in the beautiful Val d` Isere. For those who wish to have a riding day, of course it is also possible and some of our guides will be more then welcome to accompany you. Otherwise you might wish to have a walk around or hike the mountains or just relax in the hotel spa. Well deserved rest day after a thrilling days we have had and more
    yet to come.

    Amazing 5 passes day! After a break and nice rest in Val d` Isere, we will go for amazing riding day and ride Col d` Iseran, Col du Galibier, Col du Lautaret, Col d` Izoard, Col de Vars. Altitudes of 2.100 - almost 2.800 m and amazing views. Of course as usual we will take a nice relaxing breaks, have plenty of time to have fun, take phots and enjoy the local meals of this amazing area.

    Today we will be enjoying the circle of some of the most scenic passes in French Alps. We will be riding Colle della Maddelena, Col Agnel (2.744m; 4th highest mountain pass in Europe) and Col de Vars. A fun day ending back to our place in Jausiers with a nice and relaxing evening full of topics to discuss about our fun riding experiences.

    Leaving picturesque Jausiers in the valey, we will climb up to the ultimate - Col de la Bonettee! It is the highest mountain pass in Europe at the altitude of 2.802 m. And it is truly amazing. The route is beautiful and safe, the scenery makes you feel in some parts you are on another planet and it is truly a memorable experience. We will be riding Col de Turini on our way to the shore of
    Mediterranean and the beautiful famous coastal town of Nice where we will spend the night and the next day.

    Today we will take a break and enojoy the Cote d` Azur. You can enjoy the day in Nice or spend some time exploring the surroundings and have a day trip to Antibes, Cannes or Saint Tropez, a famous Cote d` Azur towns.

    Exciting days ahead of us! Leaving Nice, we will be riding Route de Nice, heading above the the largest canyon of Europe! Passing stunning red rocks canyons, taking the balcony road that crosses them, it will offer you the most beautiful views of the Gorges du Verdon and Gorges de Daluis.

    Valensole is a charming Provence town and it is most popular for its surroundings. Purple rows of lavender on rolling hills change the landscape’s color every summer. The Provence lavender fields are some of the best in the world attracting people from all over the world. Today we will be passing one of the best balcony roads in Alps - route Combe Laval. Eleven tunnels and innumerable overhanging passages above the void. A magnificent photo shoots along the way! We will be riding as well Gorges du Nan; a spectacular canyon carved by Le Nant River in France. The delightful road cut into the face of a cliff running through the gorge is one of the most famous French balcony roads. We will be reaching charming Grenoble late afternoon. It’s known as a
    base for winter sports, and for its museums, universities and research centers. Spherical cable cars called “Les Bulles” (Bubbles) connect the town to the summit of La Bastille hill.

    Continuing our Alpine adventure through some of the most beautiful landscapes and routes between mountain massives. These routes are also routes of famous Tour de France cycling competition. Green hills, valleys and high mountain peaks exchange one after another on our way to famous Chamonix. You will be truly enjoying the ride, altitudes of over 2.000m, numerous curves,
    yet relaxing full day ride full of stunning views. Chamonix is situated in the Haute-Savoie region of France, it is bordered by Switzerland and Italy and dominated by the incredible Aiguilles de Chamonix mountain chain peaking at the top of Mont Blanc (4810m). With these vast mountains towering over the town, the scenery here is arguably the most spectacular in the French Alps.

    We will be having a well deserved rest day in this beautiful town in the heart of French Alps and in the valley below the highest mountain peak of Alps - a famous Mont Blanc! Mont Blanc is the highest mountain of Western Europe, rising 4,807.81 m above sea level. It is the second-most prominent mountain in Europe, after Mount Elbrus. You will be enjoying the views, take a hike of
    the surroundings or take a famous cable car. The Panoramic Mont Blanc cable car in Chamonix will blow your mind! This incredible gondola ride, from the top station of Aiguille du Midi in Chamonix (3842m) in France over to the top station of Pointe Helbronner in Italy (3466m) , is nothing short of spectacular and is hands down one of the best things to do in Europe. Yep you heard right – this gondola crosses over from France to Italy! Enjoy your day to the fullest!

    Our final riding day will be the ride towards Switzerland and Italy back to our starting point in Milan. We will be riding some of the truly beautiful areas and passes, such as Simplon pass at 2.004 m altitude, full of beautiful natural sights. The pass is generally steady throughout the ascension, so you can admire the unobstructed views over the Rhone Valley. We will be arriving to
    Milan late afternoon and after unpacking and refreshment, we will be going for a farewell dinner to the city. We will end the day and this magnificent journey enjoying the well deserved dinner and elaborating this outstanding motorcycle adventure, planning already the next one perhaps now with a group of new friends you have met on this extraordinary journey. Enjoy and see you
    again on some of our outstanding motorcycle tours across Europe!

    Here is where we say goodbye to our next journey! We sincerely hope you enjoyed and looking forward to greet you in any of our tours. If you have an afternoon or evening flight, you can use the morning to have a visit of Milan centre and enjoy the city vibe, visit Duomo or take a walk of Parco Sempione and have some local tastes before you leave.