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Off road motorcycle tour France & Italy

6 days / 5 nights
40% off road
Guided : July 02-07, 2024 Sept 10-15, 2024 & on request

Off road motorcycle tour France & Italy

Enjoy our guided off road motorcycle tour in France & Italy. Ride one of our adventure bike rental on the best dirt roads of the Northern French Alps and Italian Piedmont

French Alps & Piedmont - Off road

Stunning off road motorcycle tour in France and Italy, on the most beautiful tracks of the Northern French Alps and Italian Piedmont. Starting from Aix-les-Bains on the edge of the Lake Bourget, this adventure bike tour crosses the mountain ranges of the Aravis, Mont-Blanc, Mont-Cenis, Vanoise and Western Piedmont. Another highlight of this off-road motorbike ride is the characterful trails used, such as the famous Strada dell’Assietta and its series of passes that are close to 2,500m or the Colle del Sommeiller, the highest motorable track in Europe at 3,000m! The route also offers stretches of paved roads with beautiful curves; including the road leading to the Col de l’Iseran, the highest road pass in Europe at 2,770m! This off road motorcycle tour in France & Italy is an excellent pick for those who want a taste of adventure


Most beautiful tracks of Savoie Mont Blanc – Military tracks of Western Piedmont – Strada dell’Assietta – Colle del Sommeiller (highest track in Europe at 3,009m) – Trails of the Briançonnais and the Oisans – Iseran Pass (highest road pass in Europe at 2,770m) – Alpine and Italian Gastronomy

Off road safety

Local knowledge

For both safety and organizational reasons, it is strongly recommended to practice off road riding with a tour guide. Our local knowledge and experience are the key to ensure the feasibility of this tour from both technical and regulatory points of view.

Tour guide

The experienced French and English speaking tour guide manages the group, adapts to the speed and interests of the riders, and can resort to plan B when the weather conditions or unpredictable problems in the high mountains come up.

Small group tours

In order to fully enjoy the ride in a safe, relaxed and friendly atmosphere, we operate small group tours from 4 to 8 riders maximum.

Useful information


With daily distances between 170 and 200 km and about 40% off road, you have to know how to handle tight corners and hairpins on a dirt road with a dual sport or adventure bike.

Dual sport and adventure bikes

Our off road tours are open to adventure bike riders on any type of dual sport and adventure bikes such as GS, Africa Twin, Vstrom, Ténéré, Tiger, KTM Adventure… We strongly recommend that you install protection parts on your motorcycle (crash bars, skid plate, handguards…). All our adventure bike rentals are kitted out with protection parts from our partner Outback Motortek.


We advise you to use adventure motorcycle tires combining grip and comfort on and off the road (Michelin Anakee Adventure, Continental TKC 70, Heidenau K60, Mitas E-07…).

Riding gear

We recommend to wear protective riding gear offering comfort and protection on and off the road: helmet, jacket, pants, gloves and boots.

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.

Our off road motorcycle tour in France & Italy starts on the dirt roads of the Bauges and Aravis Mountains. The adventure bike ride continues on the paths of the Mont Blanc Massif. There, right in front of you, is a breathtaking view of the roof of Europe! Rich in sensations, the day’s off-road itinerary ends in Beaufort, cradle of the Beaufortain Valley and capital of the eponymous cheese… Because a mountain territory has to be tasted as much as it has to be visited, it will be a gourmet evening in Beaufort!

Today, our motorcycle trail ride in the Alps will lead you to the dam of Saint-Guérin, then to the Cormet d’Arêches which, through a network of superb off-road tracks links the Beaufort Valley with the Tarentaise Valley. Take another step up, by climbing to the top of the highest road pass in Europe: the Iseran Pass at 2,770m. The superb tracks of the Mont Cenis Massif lead you to Susa Valley in Italy where you spend the night surrounded by mountains… A great riding day on our off road motorcycle tour in France & Italy!

The off-road motorcycle tour in the Alps continues in Italy with the ascent of the Finestre Pass at 2,176m. Then we ride the Strada dell’Assietta, an old military road that runs for over 40 km, from passes to passes culminating at nearly 2,500m, and offering outstanding 360 degree panoramas. One more climb up to the Sommeiller Pass, the highest motorized track of Europe at nearly 3,000m! Here, the landscape is mineral and the silence is deep! Overnight near Briançon, highest town in France, famous for being fortified by Vauban in the 17th century

Our off road motorcycle tour in France & Italy continues on the Emparis Plateau in front of the most spectacular view on the Meije and its glaciers. Rivers, torrents, waterfalls, lakes with transparent waters… the scenery is splendid! The adventure bike tour in the Alps is coming to an end, appeased, you will happily reach the shores of the Lake Bourget!

breakfast and transfers

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

Route and overnight places may change due to unforeseen events.

Tour prices
July 02-07, 2024
Sept 10-15, 2024
& on request
Price/person Rider in twin room
Own bike
KTM 390 Adventure (A2)
Honda CB 500 X/NX 500 (A2)
Yamaha Ténéré 700
KTM 890 Adventure R
Honda 1100 Africa Twin
BMW R 1300 GS Low
BMW R 1300 GS

 Low seat can be ordered as a free option

Single room supplement

Included services

Included services :

Motorcycle rental*
Tour guide on a motorcycle
All overnights in 2 to 3-star hotels
All breakfasts
All dinners
Tour information package
Luggage storage during your tour*

*if motorcycle rental option chosen

Services not included :

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


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
Central location in the heart of the Alps, France & Europe
Only a 5-minute walk from/to Aix-les-Bains train station

Motorcycle Tours Agency

27 rue Jacotot
73100 Aix-les-Bains, FRANCE


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