Dolomites, lakes and Italian peaks, 11 days motorcycle tour. Single extra

Journey : 11 days in Italie, Austria, Switzerland, France

Ride : 2390 km, 4 to 6 hours ride / day.

Itinerary 100% on paved road, mountain roads, high alpine passes, narrow and twisty roads, hairpin turns.

Panoramas : Varied mountain peaks, valleys, lakes, vineyards...

Highlights : Italian & Swiss Alps, Italian lakes, mythic roads & passes of the Dolomites, scenic South-Tyrol, Stelvio Pass, Pordoï Pass, Bolzano, Cortina d'Ampezzo... 

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A beautiful trip for experienced riders.

10 motorcycles maximum.

Support Vehicle for the transportation of luggage for 8 people or more.

¤ Day 0

Lake Geneva | 0 kms | Geneva

The day before, we welcome you close to the shore of the Léman lake.  We get to know each other and we introduce you the Tour. It's also time to pick up your motorcycle.

We suggest you book a hotel close to our shop as this night is not included in the tour. We can take of that for you.

 

¤ Day  1

The Mont-Blanc in your back, heading to the first Italian lake | Geneva - Lake Maggiore | 270 kms

After your breakfast, start for your first day by heading to the 'Great Alpine Road' before turning East to Switzerland.

Typical villages from Valais region and cheese flavors will guide you to the first great pass of your tour. To warm up you, perfect asphalt and large curves will bring you on the top of the Simplon Pass (2000m).

Then, ride to the first of the famous Italian lakes. The lake Maggiore with its quiet shore where you will spend your evening…. bienvenuti al lago !     

Charming 3* accommodation on the shore

 

¤ Day 2

Blue-green waters of high-altitude lakes | Lake Maggiore - Engadin Swiss Alps | 185 kms

Toasted breads and fresh marmalade for breakfast before crossing the lake by boat. The rising sun on the surrounding relief of the lake will wake you up in a unique way. Once you get off on the other side, you will ride along three amazing lakes. Here, nothing is boring, curves, valleys, rising soft mountains have absolutely nothing to envy to some of  Alpine passes. A series of tighter curves bring you up quickly to clear super views. Before leaving these lakes region, ride down lake Como to taste a nice italian ice cream. Now, you are ready to ride many curves which will give you access you to the heart of the Swiss Alps.

3* accommodation on an altitude plateau between two mountain lakes

 

¤ Day 3

Among the highest authentic villages in Europe |  Engadin - Baths of the South-Tyrol | 230 kms

You will breathe in the clean air today between 1500m and 3000m above the sea level. All the passes you will cross are located in the hearth of a massif rising above 3000m. Don't forget, you are in high mountain. Beautiful nature and surprising relief. Your itinerary will switch between green pastures, dense forest, wooden villages, snowed peaks and colored rocks. A permanent show, take your time to contemplate and enjoy making stops.

Wood and stones for this warm 3* hôtel in the historic center of the city (night 1)

 

¤ Day 4             Loop 1

The Stelvio, the highest Italian National Parc | Thermal City | 210 kms

Take a good cappuccino to start your day. On the road to the Graal of each bikers, climb the famous Stelvio Pass, reachable from 3 routes coming from 3 different countries, Italy, Switzerland and Austria. 1800m of difference between start and the top at 2758m above sea level, it is the highest Italian pass in the Alps. The higher you go, the narrower the road and the tighter the turns. The 48 'Tornante' are built above the void, if your heart resist, your eyes will be amazed. Overdose of scenic views guarantee. It will be a heavy day, make many stops. Fortunately, the picturesque villages of Engadin will be your relaxing break to have a local drink. The peaceful cows will keep an eye on you from the surrounding pasture.

Wood and stones for this warm 3* hôtel in the historic center of the city (night 2)

 

¤ Day 5

From thermal water to the vineyard on terrace | Bormio - Bolzano | 255 kms

The sunny   limestone massifs brighten your breakfast. This morning, heading to the Valtellina & Vermiglio valleys, always dominated by huge peaks above 3000m. Always exceptional panoramas but sometimes by freshness. You will slowly leave the mountain region, then sloping parcels over lakes will be covered of vineyard and apple trees. The curves will be larger and the asphalt always perfect to enjoy nice sequences. Landscape becomes softer toward the end of the day where you will be staying at a new gateway to the Dolomites. A gorgeous city surrounded by vineyard.

Warm building entirely renovated for this 3* hotel

¤ Day 6

Heart of Italian Alps | the Dolomites | 120 kms

Chocolate, cream or jam, which filling inside your croissant this morning? It will go perfectly with your coffee and help you get back on track for this trip with less of kilometers but intense in sensations. Last views on the Trento vineyard before entering the windy gorges that will lead you to a nice lake called 'rainbow lake' because of its variety of colors. The ascent continues with scenic spots spread out along enjoyable curvy roads. Change vehicle once more for a cable car. You will access the highest peak of the Tyrol, the Marmolada, more than 3300m.

Tradition of South Tyrol for this 3* hôtel (night 1)

 

¤ Day 7            Loop 2

The 'Queen of the Dolomites', a perfect playground |  Cortina and its many passes | 215 kms

From the first runs you will immersed in grandiose sceneries. Surprise at the end of a curve, look to the right, to the left, walls with thousands glints. Bright colors of the peaceful plateau, only accessible by passes above 2000m, 6 were have already been crossed since this morning. The 'Queen of Dolomites', Cortina d'Ampezzo can be discovered little by little during the ascent, city in the center of high peaks with pinkish hue. Not far away, two crystal lakes reflect back the image of the famous surrounding peaks, the Tre Cime. So many passes crossed this afternoon that keeps increasing your driving pleasure. You will access to clear vast expanses by curvy ways, you will be astonished.

Tradition of South Tyrol for this 3* hôtel (night 2)

¤ Day 8           Loop 3

Bright cliffs with theirs beautiful colors |  Heart of the Dolomites | 200 kms

  Fresh fruits and pastries to wake you up. Last loop itinerary to achieve discover this unique part of Italian Alps.

Stunning colors, alternating materials, a clever arrangement of the elements, the nature is very creative, contemplate it. Keep your eyes well opened, increase your stops and sharpen curiosity…again and again. A dozen passes will follow each other day. The intense green of the fir trees contrast with the rocks bleached with eternal snow.

Tradition of South Tyrol for this 3* hôtel (night 3)

 

¤ Day 9

Return on the Italian lakes | Dolomites - lago di Garda | 260 kms

   Eat your Apfelstrudel peacefully, a regional speciality mixing apple and grappes in a sweet brioche, then let's go for your day-trip. Mountains in your back, you will join the blue waters of the Garda lake, always surrounded by a steep relief. Gradually, you'll get the mild vibe of the lakes, relaxed pace and shimmering colors. After some curves in the sunny vineyards, you will arrive to enjoy the sunset on the clear waters shore. To get in the mood, sip an Aperol-Spritz on the terrace.

Italian way of life at this 3* on the lake shore

 

¤ Day 10

Sweet life to the lakes | from one lake to the other | 230 kms

! Benvenuti sui Laghi ! A peaceful impression this morning. Certainly, the Italian way of life has touched you. Here, elegance and refinement at each moment. Check this out by visiting the workshop of a famous varnished wood boat manufacturer. Its doors will be open for you. Ones the visit is finished, you will ride along the Iseo lake. Have a look on your right to discover the biggest lake island of this country. Your vision will widen up when you will reach the heights. Some curvy roads and 'Tornante' again before arriving to the Maggiore lake region. This natural amphitheater will be your scenery for your last night in Italy.

Italians sweetness & 3* charming hotel

 

¤ Day 11

Return by the border passes | Lago Orta - Geneva | 280 kms

   Ciao Italy and its peaceful places… Lakes in your mirror, you will ride towards France bypassing the well named National park 'Great Paradise'. To access the border, go to the passes one foot in each country. At the top, snow and glacier close to you before riding to the plain of lake Geneva in the evening. A motorcycle travel rich in colors and emotions that will leave you beautiful images in memory.

(Distances and location of the breaks are indicative and may be modified to ensure the quality)

 

>  ACCOMMODATION <

10 nights in charming 3* accommodation | 10 dinners, 10 breakfast

J1: Italian sweetness of life for this accommodation on the shore of the lakes

J2: First night on the top around 1800m un the Engadin valley. Tranquility of the mountain between two lake 

J3-J4-: Night at the foot of the Stelvio National Park. Charm and traditions in this warm house with contemporary mood

J5: When modernity & tradition meet friendly evening where you will taste Mediterranean & alpine food in this renovated building.

J6-J7-J8: In the heart of Dolomites, you will discover the charm of this hotel from South Tyrol during 3 nights.

J9: Radical change of atmosphere tonight, you will enjoy the peace of one of the Italian lakes.

J10: From one lake to another, evening walk along the shore after your day before sipping a colored Spritz.

    

  

 

>  Included <

- nights 3* with breakfast from Day 1 to Day 10 

- all the dinners (10)  during your travel (drinks not included)

- Guided Tour: Guide on his motorcycle, luggage transport (8p mini), airport transfer

- travel book (tips, RoadBook, daily schedule, GPS files…)

- Highlighs advices and visits (cable-Car Marmolada, boat workshop)

- friendly time and good mood…

>  Not Included <

- the lunch 

- any services not specified: flight ticket, motorcycle gear, fuel, drinks, personal expenses, etc…

- optional accessories (helmet, jacket, gloves, GPS)

- night and dinner before tour start

 

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