Passes & Volcanoes in Southwest France


14 days / 13 nights

2450 km
Self-Guided : April to Oct.
Guided : Sept 20 to Oct 03, 2020
& on request
France,
Spain,
Basque Country

From
€1,250
about this tour

From the Alps to the Pyrenees, set off on this thrilling Motorcycle Road Trip to discover not only the magnificent France but also Spain and Basque Country’s breathtaking landscapes ! Enjoy the ride from the green Auvergne Volcanoes Park (UNESCO World Heritage) to the high summits of the Pyrenees and finish with Provence & the Alps with the amazing Mont-Ventoux and the tiny roads of the picturesque Vercors. These diverse regions will bring you an ocean of flavours… From the Auvergnate cuisine to the Spanish tapas and from the South West specialities to the Mediterranean cuisine, you will be thrilled to complement all your wines and delicacies…

highlights

Auvergne Volcanoes Regional Park (UNESCO) – Rocamadour – Pyrenees – Legendary Passes of the Tour de France – Basque Country – Biarritz – San Sebastian – Carcassonne (UNESCO) – Cirque de Navacelles – Cévennes National Park (UNESCO) – Grands Causses Natural Park (UNESCO) – Tarn Gorges – Ardèche Gorges – Mont-Ventoux – Provence – Vercors – Southwest, Auvergnate, Spanish & Mediterranean Cuisine
itinerary
transfers, meet & greet, relax, visit and briefing

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.

310 km / 5h30

Getting familiar with the bikes and rapidly escaping on the Massif Central roads. From one small village to the next one, get lost in the middle of the simple and strong beauty of these preserved landscapes

210 km / 4h

Stunning motorcycle ride through the Auvergne Volcanoes sleeping for more than a million years. Cross the Pas de Peyrol with its breathtaking panoramas above 1,600m before escalating the few meters that take you to the peak of the mythic Puy Mary, largest European volcano. Take a break and walk around in the little streets of Salers, ranked as one of the most beautiful villages in France. End up this superb day with a South-West speciality dish and a regional glass of wine in the picturesque medieval village of Rocamadour, hanging from a rock above the Alzou Canyon…

350 km / 5h

Cross the Causses du Quercy towards the gigantic Landes forest and its huge straight lines that will rapidly lead you into the Basque Country with its green landscapes and  jagged coastline carved by the powerful waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy the French “Art de Vivre” (art of living) in Biarritz, the Pearl of the Basque Coast

Take your time to enjoy the stunning Biarritz, explore the covered market and savour the oysters, fall in love with the local charcuterie or the Basque cheese without forgetting the local glass of wine. Then get rid of the excess of food by walking along the coast that will lead you to its famous Rocher de la Vierge…Ride the coastal roads of the Basque Country towards San Sebastian in Spain where you will do nothing but taste the Pintxos tapas while enjoying a Spanish glass of wine in one of the several bars in town…

200 km / 4h15

Zigzag between France and Spain while riding through the preserved landscapes of the Pyrenees and its deserted roads, summits and valleys. Overnight in the heart of the Pyrenees National Park

200 km / 4h30

Stunning motorcycle ride on the legendary roads of the Tour de France through the highest passes of the Pyrenees ! Overnight in the heart of the mountains

150 km / 2h20

Short, fun and easy day riding through the foothills of the Pyrenees and the Corbieres Uplands. Enjoy your free afternoon and visit the stunning Old-City of Carcassonne. This UNESCO World Heritage site is one of the largest surviving medieval walled cities in Europe. Enjoy a cold beer and a delicious dinner inside the 3 km of defensive ramparts…

200 km / 4h15

Breathtaking motorcycle day on the little and deserted back roads of South of France. By the evening, visit the picturesque medieval town of La Couvertoirade, nestled in the heart of the wild Causse du Larzac

200 km / 4h30

Your motorcycle day starts with a breathtaking ride through the Cirque de Navacelles. Enjoy the winding roads of the Cevennes National Park‘, part of the UNESCO World Heritage. Stunning ride through the breathtaking and dramatic Tarn Gorges. There are several attractive villages in scenic locations along the route that are worth a visit including the picturesque medieval town of Sainte-Enimie

260 km / 5h30

Enjoy the motorbike ride on the Ardeche Gorges‘ scenic drive and its numerous lookout points offering breathtaking views over the Gorges ! Cross the Rhone Valley and ride through the stunning vineyards region around the mythical Mont Ventoux

185 km / 3h45

Ride the legendary road of the Tour de France up the Mont Ventoux, roof of Provence with its height of 1,912m. Enjoy your motorcycle day through the gorgeous Provence‘s roads and landscapes. At the end of the ride, borrow the mythical Col du Rousset, door of the Vercors in the Occidental Alps,..

180 km / 4h

This amazing final day through the Vercors Range will delight the greedy rider that needs sensations. You will borrow the vertiginous and stunning Combe Laval Road that offers exceptional views before heading back to Aix-les-Bains ! WHAT A TRIP !!

breakfast and 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
April to October
* Price / person
Alps & Jura Motorcycle Tour
Double room
Riding two-up

Alps & Jura Motorcycle Tour
Sharing Room
Riding solo

Alps & Jura Motorcycle Tour
Single Room
Riding solo

€1,690
€2,190
€2,690
€1,770
€2,350
€2,850
€1,890
€2,590
€3,090
€2,040
€2,890
€3,390
self guided motorcycle tours in the AlpsOwn Bike
€1,250
€1,290
€1,790

Included Services

Included Services :

Transfers from Aix-les-Bains Train Station
Motorcycle Rental
All overnights
All breakfasts
Pre-programmed GPS
Tour information package

 

Services not included :

Fuel, drinks, meals & personal expenses
All services not mentioned as included

Options

Airport transfers from/to Geneva or Lyon
Luxury hotels upgrade
Extra cover damage insurance
Sept 20 to OCT 03, 2020
& on request

* Price / person
Alps & Jura Motorcycle Tour
Double room
Riding two-up

Alps & Jura Motorcycle Tour
Sharing Room
Riding solo

Alps & Jura Motorcycle Tour
Single Room
Riding solo

€2,990
€3,790
€4,290
€3,090
€3,950
€4,450
€3,240
€4,190
€4,690
€3,390
€4,490
€4,990
self guided motorcycle tours in the AlpsOwn Bike
€2,750
€2,790
€3,290

Included Services

Included Services :

Transfers from Aix-les-Bains Train Station
Motorcycle Rental
Tour guide on a motorcycle
All overnights
All breakfasts
All dinners
Welcome cocktail
Pre-programmed GPS
Tour information package

 

Services not included :

Fuel, drinks, lunches & personal expenses 
All services not mentioned as included

Options

Airport transfers from/to Geneva or Lyon
Make this tour private
Support van
Luxury hotels upgrade
Extra cover damage insurance
Why Ride with us ?
Passionate & experienced Travel Bike Agency
Easy-going atmosphere
Small group tours
Competitive rates
Central location in the heart of the Alps, France & Europe

Motorcycle Tours Agency

25 Rue Joseph Fontanet
73100 Aix-les-Bains, FRANCE

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