The Grand Tour

16 days / 15 nights
3100 km
Self-Guided : April to Oct.
Guided : on request
France, Spain,
Andorra
From
€1,450
about this tour

From the Alps to the Pyrenees, the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea, set off on this thrilling Motorcycle Road Trip to discover not only the magnificent France but also Spain and Andorra’s breathtaking landscapes ! Cross all the mountain passes, plateaux, gorges and valleys, from the green Auvergne Volcanoes Park (UNESCO World Heritage) to the arid plains of the Monegros Desert and finish with Provence & the Alps with the amazing “Gorges du Verdon” 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, 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 – Aragon – Monegros Desert – Andorra – Mediterranean Sea – Sète – Camargue – Cassis – Provence – Verdon Gorges – Route Napoleon – Sisteron – Vercors – Southwest, Auvergnate, Spanish & Mediterranean Cuisine –
Optional : Aragon MotoGP
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

120 km / 3h

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. Explore the cobbled streets and peacefully come back to Biarritz where you will spend the night to suit your whims and fancies…

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

220 km / 4h30

Zigzag between France and Spain while riding through the preserved landscapes of the Pyrenees and its deserted roads, summits and valleys

180 km / 4h

Take the direction of the stunning Pourtalet Pass, gateway to the Spanish Pyrenees, via gorges, hills, plateaux and valleys enclosed between snow-capped summits. Get lost in the National Park of Ordesa and Monte-Perdido that will offer wonderful and breathtaking panoramas and get to the medieval village of Ainsa, ranked as one of the most beautiful village of Spain !

290 km / 5h

This magnificent Spanish motorcycle day will lead you from the Pyrenees to the Monegros Desert throughout the authentic and wild Aragon Province. In The Sierras, sit villages, canyons, and deserted plains. Encircling its fantastic landscapes are swirling griffon vultures. Enjoy the local gastronomy, Spanish red wines and a night in a typical village of the area…

310 km / 5h

Follow the breathtaking, winding and deserted roads through the Aragon Province and add Andorra to your Riding-List. Overnight in the heart of the Pyrenees !

300 km / 5h15

Come back down from the high mountains of the Pyrenees to the Mediterranean climate of the Corbieres uplands. Then keep going between the vineyards and arrive in the beautiful fishing port of Sète, in the shore of the Mediterranean Sea. Time for a cold beer and a delicious Mediterranean dish on a terrace of one of the abundant restaurants of the city…

220 km / 3h45

Cross the wild Region of Camargue, ranked as biosphere reserve by the UNESCO. Stuck between the Mediterranean Sea and the Rhone Delta, enjoy its tiny roads throughout its rice plantations, salt marshes and lagoons. Admire white horses, black bulls and pink flamingos in these unique and preserved landscapes… Overnight in the tiny colourful harbour of Cassis, in the heart of the Calanques National Park !

Boat tours, scuba diving, hiking, relax on a stunning rocky inlet… whichever you fancy, you will always find something interesting to do in the Calanques National Park !

280 km / 5h30

Great start of the day alongside the Mediterranean Sea where you will ride the famous “Route des Crêtes” that offers you breathtaking views over the Calanques… In the bucket-list of a rider, the “Gorges du Verdon” are on today’s program. Largest Canyon in Europe, going up to 800m, the road that overlooks the Gorges is simply breathtaking and offers divine views on the Verdon river as well as on the blue turquoise waters of the Sainte-Croix Lake ! Overnight in the picturesque town of Sisteron

290 km / 5h30

This amazing final day with the mythical Col du Rousset ascent, door of the Vercors Range in the Occidental Alps, will delight the greedy rider that needs sensations. You will follow the vertiginous and mythical road of the Combe Laval that offers stunning panoramas before getting back to Aix-les-Bains on the shore of the French largest natural lake !

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

€1,890
€2,490
€2,990
€1,990
€2,690
€3,190
€2,140
€2,990
€3,490
€2,290
€3,290
€3,790
self guided motorcycle tours in the AlpsOwn Bike
€1,450
€1,490
€1,990

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
Aragon MotoGP

Luxury hotels upgrade
Extra cover damage insurance
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

€3,490
€4,390
€4,890
€3,590
€4,590
€5,090
€3,740
€4,890
€5,390
€3,890
€5,190
€5,690
self guided motorcycle tours in the AlpsOwn Bike
€3,190
€3,290
€3,790

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
Aragon MotoGP
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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