Route des Grandes Alpes, French Riviera & Provence

13 days / 12 nights
1950 km
Self-Guided : June to Sept.
Guided : Aug 20 to Sept 01, 2018
France
Monaco
From
1090 €
about this tour

A must-do in a biker life, the ‘Route des Grandes Alpes’ ranks among the world’s most legendary roads.
Climbing and diving, twisting and turning through mythical mountain passes, valleys, lakes, rivers, gorges and snow-capped summits all the way down to the deep blue of the Mediterranean Sea.
Ride on the picturesque coastal roads of the French Riviera by motorcycle, visit Nice and St-Tropez to finally reach Provence. Keep going on the adventure and realise every rider’s dream through the Verdon Gorges Road offering breathtaking views over Europe’s largest Canyon. Awesome last leg of the journey riding the Vercors and its picturesque roads directly carved in the cliff.
An authentic tour full of colours, sensations and local flavours…

highlights

The Alps – Route des Grandes Alpes – Annecy –
Legendary Alpine Passes of Tour de France –
French Riviera – Nice – Cannes – Saint-Tropez –
Aix-en-Provence – Verdon Gorges –
Vercors – Combe Laval –
Alpine & Mediterranean Gastronomy
itinerary
transfers, meet & greet, relax, visit, briefing and dinner

Wash away some jetlag, have a walk to the nearby lake, wander in the old streets and shaded parks, delight yourself in the hot pool… By the end of the day, enjoy your first evening filled with familiarizing yourself with the excitement of what lays ahead whilst enjoying a taste of the Alpine Cuisine.

210 km / 5-6h

Quickly escape on the twisty roads of the Northern Alps by motorcycle.
Enjoy breathtaking views over the Bourget Lake, largest French natural lake, cross the Bauges Massif Regional Park before heading down to the turquoise water of Annecy Lake.
Overnight in Annecy, Venice of the Alps.

210 km / 6h

Follow Annecy’s crystal-clear lake and go higher through different Mountain Passes to discover Northern Alps’ beauty. Enjoy the motorcycle ride through the Beaufortain and its gorgeous Cormet de Roselend.
Admire the dramatic scenery up the mythical Col de l’Iseran, highest Pass in the entire Alps with its 2,764m.
On your way down, grab a beer at Bonneval-sur-Arc, ranked as one of the most beautiful village in France.

200 km / 5h

Ride of a lifetime on Le Tour de France legendary roads through the Col du Galibier (2646m) and the lunar like landscapes of the Col de l’Izoard (2360m), gateway to the South of France.
Hide yourself in the hamlet of Maljasset, dead-end of the road to the High Ubaye Valley where you’ll spend the night at a height of 1900m in a cosy stone and wooden chalet.

Enjoy your rest day in that remote valley doing white water sports, hiking, climbing or simply nothing !!
Wanna jump back on your motorbike? No worries mate, it’s all yours and you can even add Italy to your riding list !!

200 km / 5h

Tick the Cime de la Bonette road off your bucket-list. Highest road in Europe at 2,802m. Dramatic isn’t enough to describe the scenery up there.
Colorful ride down the blood-red Cians and Daluis Gorges contrasting with the turquoise waters of the rivers below.

180 km / 5h

Few more hairpin turns and you’ll overhang the deep blue of the Mediterranean Sea, the French Riviera awaits you. Cover the last stretch of the Route des Grandes Alpes down to Menton and then ride along the Coastal Road through Monaco and Nice.
By the evening, enjoy a walk through Nice, its Old port Town and its famous “Promenade des Anglais”.

260 km / 6h

Superb motorcycle itinerary through the picturesque roads of the French Riviera alongside the Mediterranean Sea.
Cross the famous city of Cannes and ride along the superb Corniche d’Or scenic drive and its red-ochre rocks contrasting with the turquoise blue of the sea.
Have a stop at the Famous St-Tropez and its picturesque Old Port.
Cross the Maures Massif and the Sainte-Baume winding roads to finally reach Aix-en-Provence, the Capital of Provence where a typical Mediterranean dinner and a well-deserved rest night are waiting for you.

Markets, squares, fountains, monuments, shadowed streets… whichever you fancy, you will always find something interesting in the Capital of Provence !

240 km / 6h

On every rider’s bucket-list is, the “Gorges du Verdon”, which is on today’s program. Biggest Canyon in Europe, going up to 800 meters, the road that overlooks the Gorges is simply breathtaking.
The numerous panoramic points offer divine views to the Verdon river as well as to the blue turquoise waters of the Sainte-Croix Lake.

210 km / 5h

Great motorcycle day exploring Provence’s hidden parts through its narrow and deserted roads…

240 km / 6h

This amazing and final day with its Col du Rousset ascent, door of the Vercors in the Occidental Alps, will delight the greedy rider that needs sensations.
You will borrow the vertiginous and mythical road of the Combe Laval that offers exceptional panoramas before getting back to Aix-les-Bains for the last diner all together.

breakfast, visit, transfers

All good things must come to an end… See You next time !!

The daily riding kilometres are approximate distances and may vary.
Route and overnight places may change due to unforeseen events.

Tour prices
June to September
Route des Grandes Alpes | Motorcycle Tour & Rental* Price / person
Route des Grandes Alpes | Motorcycle Tour & Rental
Sharing Room
Riding Two-up
Route des Grandes Alpes | Motorcycle Tour & Rental
Sharing Room
Riding Solo
Route des Grandes Alpes | Motorcycle Tour & Rental
Single Room
Riding Solo
Route des Grandes Alpes | Motorcycle Tour & RentalOwn bike
1090 €
1090 €
1480 €
Route des Grandes Alpes | Motorcycle Tour & RentalSuzuki 650 Vstrom
1940 €
2290 €
2680 €
Route des Grandes Alpes | Motorcycle Tour & RentalSuzuki 1000 Vstrom
2090 €
2590 €
2980 €

Included Services

Included Services :

  • Transfers from/to Geneva, Lyon or Chambery Airport to your hotel on arrival and departure
  • Transfers from Aix-les-Bains Train Station to your hotel on arrival and departure
  • Motorcycle Rental with all-risk insurance, a full motorcycle luggage system, a GPS, a wet weather gear and a lock
  • All overnights (comfortable middle-class hotels, guest-rooms…)
  • All breakfasts
  • A welcome cocktail
  • A farewell dinner
  • Tour information package including road-book, safety tips, details about the hotel, the route and the sights

Services not included :

  • Riding Gear (helmet, jacket, gloves = optional)
  • Fuel
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • All services not mentioned as included and all items of a personal nature
August 20 to September 01, 2018
Route des Grandes Alpes | Motorcycle Tour & Rental* Price / person
Route des Grandes Alpes | Motorcycle Tour & RentalSharing Room
Riding Two-up
Route des Grandes Alpes | Motorcycle Tour & Rental
Sharing Room
Riding Solo
Route des Grandes Alpes | Motorcycle Tour & Rental
Single Room
Riding Solo
Route des Grandes Alpes | Motorcycle Tour & RentalOwn Bike
2090 €
2090 €
2450 €
Route des Grandes Alpes | Motorcycle Tour & RentalSuzuki 650 Vstrom
3240 €
3890 €
4250 €
Route des Grandes Alpes | Motorcycle Tour & RentalSuzuki 1000 Vstrom
3490 €
4390 €
4750 €

included Services

Included Services :

  • Transfers from/to Geneva, Lyon or Chambery Airport to your hotel on arrival and departure
  • Transfers from Aix-les-Bains Train Station to your hotel on arrival and departure
  • A professional bilingual guide on a motorcycle leading the group
  • Motorcycle Rental with all-risk insurance, a full motorcycle luggage system, a GPS, a wet weather gear and a lock
  • All overnights (comfortable middle-class hotels, guest-rooms…)
  • All dinners (can be interchange with lunch some days)
  • All breakfasts
  • A welcome cocktail
  • Tour information package including road-book, safety tips, details about the hotel, the route and the sights

Services not included :

  • Riding Gear (helmet, jacket, gloves = optional)
  • Fuel
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • All services not mentioned as included and all items of a personal nature

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73100 Aix-les-Bains, FRANCE

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