This is a good way to prove it: the best of the Alps in 8 days and over 20 passes. Go from Italy to France into Switzerland back to Italy then to Austria, enjoying the good cuisine, nice hotels and great landscapes: this could be "the perfect motorcycle holiday" !
Starting from Milan we will ride through Piemonte to the French Alps to climb the Lombarda Pass (2350 mtrs), crossing into France then the Col de la Bonnette (2715 mtrs), wild and dry, then the highest tarred pass in Europe - The Iseran, 2770 mtrs, proceeding east we will get to Switzerland and the Novena Pass (2478 mtrs), then to the fantastic loop of the Furkapass (2431 mtrs), the Grimsel (2165 mtrs) and Susten (2274 mtrs) all in one breath.
Then an overnight on the Stelvio Pass at 2758 with 48 hairpins, the Gavia pass, very little known but tight and beautiful, Rombo pass (2491 mtrs), Giovio (2094 mtrs) entering the Dolomites area, part of the Alps, called this way for the typical rocks forming these wonderful pink mountains. The Pordoi (2239 mtrs) , Campolongo, the Sella (2240 mtrs) are the passes we will be looking for before riding back to Milan to drop off the motorcycles at the end of an incredible week over the Alps.
Day 1 - Friday - Milan, Italy
Arrival and meeting in Milan, motorcycle paper work, briefing and welcome dinner, overnight in Milan.
Day 2 - Saturday - Milan - Isola 2000 (France) - 290 kms
From Milan to Alba then Cuneo with a bit of autostrada to speed up the timing on the first day to ride the first pass, the Lombarda with good light, after the pass a few kms to our hotel in Isola 2000, France.
Day 3 - Sunday - Isola - Val d'Isere - 350 kms
Long fantastic days of twisties on the French Alps, up and down like in a rollercoaster over the two main passes, La Bonnette and the Iseran, sleep in Val d'Isere.
Day 4 - Monday - Val d'Isere - Ulrichen (Switzerland) - km 280
Another great day crossing again from France to Italy then into France again to Chamonix under the Mont Blanc tunnel, with good weather you will have a good day for pictures, entering Switzerland in the afternoon to sleep in Ulrichen.
Day 5 - Tuesday - Ulrichen - Loop of the Grimsel, Furka and Susten Passes - 140 kms
Easy relaxing day with the tipical Swiss look of the three famous passes, back to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 6 - Wednesday - Ulrichen - Saint Moritz - Stelvio Pass (Italy) - 300 kms
Another long full day of intense riding to get to the Stelvio pass where we will spend the night, lunch in Saint Moritz along the lake.
Day 7 - Thursday - Stelvio Pass - Innsbruck (Austria) - 300 kms
Morning drive from the Pass down to Bormio then over the Gavia pass to Ponte di Legno, then val Passiria on the Rombo pass toward Innsbruck for the overnight.
Day 8 - Friday - Innsbruck - Dolomites - San Martino (Italy) - 250 kms
From Innsbruck through the hearth of the Dolomites, one of the most beautiful area, definitely the best for us, Giovo pass, Pordoi , Sella, Campolongo all the way on the val di Fiemme to stop in san Martino di Castrozza for the night.
Day 9 - Saturday - San Martino - Milan - 350 kms
Last day to Milan along other great back roads with the last 150 kms on the Autostrada do get to Mototouring depot to drop off the bikes, farewell dinner and overnight in Milan.
Day 10 - Sunday - Day of departure
Sad but your holiday is over, hope to see you again on our great roads, with our great food and wines on our bikes!
Dates: from the 7th to the 16th of July
(Dates are the day of arrival to and departure from Milan, book your flights consequently.
Quote per pilote with a minimum of 8 participants: Euro 2.950
Quote passenger/pilot own bike: Euro 1.950
Single room supplement: Euro 550
Motorcycle rental upgrades:
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& motorcycle rental
P. IVA 11303890153
REA Milano 1453559
Monday to Friday: 09:00 - 18:00
Saturday: 09:00 - 13:00
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