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Off-road motorcycle tour French Alps

7 days / 6 nights
40% off road
Guided : July 07-13, 2024 Sept 01-07, 2024 Sept 16-22, 2024 & on request

Off-road motorcycle tour French alps

Enjoy our guided off-road motorcycle tour across the French Alps. Ride one of our adventure bike rental on the best dirt roads of the French Alps all the way to the Mediterranean Sea

Across the French Alps - Off road

Stunning off-road motorcycle tour in the French Alps. This adventure bike tour takes you on the most beautiful dirt tracks of the Alps, from the Lake Bourget, largest natural lake in France, to the Mediterranean Sea. Enjoy the ride through the Ecrins National Park, the mountain ranges of the Queyras and Parpaillon, the Ubaye Valley and the breathtaking Mercantour National Park. Drive on the best off-road military tracks of the Alps, such as the legendary Col du Parpaillon and its scary tunnel, highest track in France at 2,637m; or the stunning Via del Sale which winds along the ridges of the French-Italian border at altitudes between 1,800 and 2,260m! The route also offers stretches of paved roads with beautiful curves; including the mythical Col du Galibier and the Bonette Road, the highest road in Europe at 2,802m! This off-road motorcycle tour is an excellent choice if you want to experience a wild adventure across the French Alps


Most beautiful tracks of the Alps – Écrins & Mercantour National Parks – Best military tracks of the French Alps – Parpaillon tunnel (highest track in France at 2,637m) – Via del Sale military road – Bonette Road (highest paved road in Europe at 2,802m) – Alpine and Mediterranean 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.

Great start of this off-road motorcycle tour in the French Alps 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! You spend the night at over 2,000 meters of altitude, at the top of the Col du Lautaret!

The adventure bike ride starts on the most beautiful tracks of the Écrins National Park. Viewpoints, magnificent valleys, hidden villages, larch forests and many off-road passes are on today’s program! The last dirt track offers superb views on the Lake Serre-Ponçon and the clifftop town of Embrun. You spend the night on the heights of the lake Serre-Ponçon, surrounded by mountains… A great riding day on our off-road motorcycle tour in the French Alps!

Memorable itinerary on this off-road trip in the Alps with the ascent of the Parpaillon track, the highest track in France at 2,637m, which leads to the legendary Parpaillon tunnel. The daylight at the end of the tunnel will guide you through the 520m of this very impressive military structure completed in 1901! Enjoy the adventure bike ride on the trails that lead to the Cime de la Bonette, the highest road in Europe at 2,802m. Then discover the superb off-road tracks of the Mercantour National Park where you spend the night…

Another stunning ride on this off-road motorcycle tour in the Alps on the small roads and tracks of the Mercantour mountain range. Today’s itinerary leads you to the superb Upper Roya Valley in the Southern French Alps. Overnight stay in the heart of the preserved landscapes of the Vallée des Merveilles

Beautiful final day of our adventure bike tour in the Alps on the old military track of the Via del Sale which winds along the ridges of the French-Italian border at altitudes between 1,800 and 2,260m! As you ride along, discover old military fortifications in a grandiose high mountain scenery. Our off-road motorcycle tour across the French Alps ends with a dip in the Mediterranean Sea, a good beer and an excellent dinner in the historical Old-Town of Nice

After a last breakfast facing the Mediterranean Sea, you are free to go back home or to extend your stay. For those who have rented a motorcycle from our agency in Aix-les-Bains, a magnificent stretch of road (paved this time!) will bring you back to your destination in a few hours…

Route and overnight places may change due to unforeseen events.

Tour prices
July 07-13, 2024
Sept 01-07, 2024
Sept 16-22, 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
Permit to drive on the Via del Sale military road
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
One-way motorcycle rental
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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