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The Route of the Alps | Self-guided Motorcycle Tour

  • TYPEGuided tour
  • REGIONEurope
  • PERIODEJune, July, August, September
  • DURATION14 Days

The Route of the Alps - Tour description

A childhood dream… A tour of the Alps on a motorcycle. We enter the mountains along the northern edge of Tyrol, then we head south to the Italian side along an awe-inspiring route before diving into the land of glaciers and through high valleys. After crossing the Jura Mountains. we come back to our starting point riding the famous “blue line” of the Vosges. Throughout France, Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland you will ride the extreme.

Charming and bucolic roads!

Spirit of this motorcycle tour

This Tour of the Alps is dedicated to everyone who dreams of riding gorgeous mountain roads on a motorbike. Climbing from one valley into the next. Steep turns and sharp bends, endless serpentines and superb panoramas. You'll cross major passes on the highest paved roads of the Alps, in breathtaking sceneries.
Ride and Fly..!

Best time to do this motorcycle tour:

  • Departures between Mid June to mid of September,
  • Arrival days to Strasbourg : Tuesday to Friday,
  • Best months : July and August.

Rates for this self-guided tour - 2016:

  • Driver in Double room: 4 733 €
  • Driver in Single room: 5 405 €
  • Passenger in Double room: 1 582 €
  • High season supplement (July & August):
    • 200 €/person in double room
    • 350 €/person in single room


  • All motorcycle renters are required to be minimum 25 years of age with two years of riding experience on a 600cc or larger motorcycle. They must have in their possession a valid driver’s license with a motorcycle endorsement from country or state of permanent residence.
  • A 500 USD refundable deposit will be required regarding the GPS rental.

You will enjoy:

  • Bavaria and Neuschwanstein Castle,
  • Austria’s Vorarlberg region,
  • Charming Tyrolean villages, The famous Grossglockner High Alpine Road
  • Daydreaming in the Upper Engadin, source of 3 of Europe’s major rivers,
  • The dizzying view at the foot of the famous north face of the Eiger or at the summit of Jungfraujoch Glacier
  • Saint Gotthard Pass
  • Saint Moritz
  • Gstaad
  • The Swiss Jura…

Tour services:

  • 13 overnights in comfortable premium hotels,
  • Breakfasts,
  • 12 days rental of a motorcycle with comprehensive vehicle insurance (deductible depends on the selected model),
  • 1 pre-programmed GPS with all the roads,
  • Tour information package including safety tips and road map,
  • 1 area map for back-up,

Services not included:

  • Flight tickets,
  • Hotel to airport transfers,
  • Meals,
  • Drinks,
  • Charges to hotel rooms (phone, laundry, etc),
  • Individual activities,
  • Visits,
  • Parking and tolls,
  • Fuel,
  • Travel insurance
  • Any other service not mentionned in « tour services ».

More informations about your motorcycle tour in Europe

Find out what is the best time to visit Europe.
All the travel documents you need to visit Europe.
This motorcycle tour is also available as a guided tour.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Blaesheim (little Alsatian village near Strasbourg) Bike pick up at the Harley Davidson® dealership in Fegersheim for those who choose the “rental bike” package.
Day 2 Blaesheim – Stein Am Rhein The banks of the Rhine – Ride in the Black Forest "Schwarzwald" a large forested mountain range – The Rhine Falls - Night in Stein am Rhein a small town with a well-preserved medieval centre. The medieval part of the town has been pedestrianised and many of the medieval buildings are painted with beautiful frescoes
Day 3 Stein Am Rhein - Füssen Small ride along the Lake Constance "Bodensee". Day riding in Austrian's mountains with high passes and looping roads - Vorarlberg - Night in Füssen.
Day 4 Füssen - Stans Visit of the the world famous Neuschwanstein Castle and Schwangau – Tyrol
Day 5 Stans – Heiligenblut, Autriche (230 km / 143 mi) Gerlos Pass – and the Gastein Valley
Day 6 Heiligenblut – Sillian (300 km / 186 mi) Grossglockner Pass (a dream road for bikers)
Day 7 Sillian - Canazei Villgraten Valley, (pure and untouched) - Cortina d’Ampezzo - Canazei
Day 8 Canazei – Zernez Region of Bolzano (charm of Italy’s Southern Tyrol) - Valley of the Upper Engadin (Saint Moritz, Samedan)
Day 9 Zernez – San Bernardino Maloja Pass - Lake Como
Day 10 San Bernardino - Lauterbrünnen World-famous Saint Gothard – Interlaken
Day 11 Lauterbrünnen A day visit on the Rhätischer Bahn to Grindelwald or Klein Scheidegg, taking you to a gallery dug out of the mountain by pickax, leading to the eternal glaciers
Day 12 Lauterbrünnen- Morteau The Switzerland of your dreams and visions of chocolate (Interlaken, Wengen, Gstaad, Gruyères, the green canton of Vaud and the Swiss Jura)
Day 13 Morteau - Strasbourg Morteau - Alsace
Day 14 Strasbourg Breakfast and good-byes. See you soon on another West Forever guided motorcycle tour!

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