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The loop of the Grandes Alpes by motorbike : Between France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria and Germany

A circuit under the sign of peaks, lakes and curves. A loop of the Grandes Alpes by motorbike, the largest mountain range in Europe straddling France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria and Germany, this is the circuit that we propose to accomplish in ten days!

The Alps by motorbike remain a Holy Grail for any motorcyclist in search of thrills, landscapes and wide open spaces. This motorbike trip will allow you to cover the most beautiful roads of the Alps through its most emblematic passes: St Gothard, Furka, Grossglockner, but also its most beautiful lakes: Como, Brinz and Constance. Stays are made outside the major urban centres in traditional Alpine hotels.

Alps

Guided or free

9 days and 9 nights

Mileage: 1678 km

Presentation of the trip

boucle des Grandes Alpes à moto

Points of interest

Lakes Como and Lugano – Villages of Bellagio and Gruyere – Grimsel Passes – Furka and St. Gotthard – Guzzi Motorbike Museum – Stelvio Pass – Balcone d’Italia – Alpine Massif of the Dolomites – Grossglockner Panoramic Route – Neuschwanstein Castle – Rhine Falls – Black Forest Massif

Program

DAY 1 : ARRIVAL IN EVIAN-LES-BAINS

Arrival and installation at the hotel. Group briefing and dinner.

DAY 2 : EVIAN-LES-BAINS – INTERLAKEN (210 km)

From Lake Geneva you will now pass to the Massif du Chablais and then stop in Gruyères, not only known for its cheese but also for its imposing fortress. Finally, you will stay on Lake Brienz at the foot of the Jungfrau summit.

DAY 3 : INTERLAKEN – LAKE DE CÔME (231 km)

You leave the valley to attack the mythical high passes of the Alps. This day full of curves will take you through the emblematic passes of the great Alps: Gotthard, Furka, Grimsel. An unforgettable ride. Finally, you will ride down to the region of the lakes of Lugano and Como where you will be able to recover from your emotions.

DAY 4 : LAKE OF COME – CHIAVENNA (175 km)

Impossible to leave Lake Como without visiting its most famous village: Bellagio. Then all along the shores of the lake you can visit the museum of the Moto Guzzi factory in Mandello del Lario. Finally, you will leave the turquoise shores for the first Alpine foothills to sleep at the foot of the Stelvio.

DAY 5 : CHIAVENNA – DOLOMITES (180 km)

After passing through the typical Swiss valleys on the way to St. Moritz, you will tackle the endless bends of the Stelvio Pass, the highest road pass in the Alps, with a breathtaking view from the summit. You will then enter the Italian region of South Tyrol South Tyrol Alto Adige and drive through vineyards and orchards, then you will stay in the heart of the Dolomite Massif, in a high altitude resort.

DAY 6 : DOLOMITES – GROSSGLOCKNER (228 km)

Many more passes on the menu of the day, including Giau and Marmolada. But it is above all the Tre Cime di Lavaredo summit that will leave you speechless. Then Austria welcomes you with one of the most beautiful alpine roads known to all motorcyclists: the Grossglockner, criss-crossed in summer by thousands of motorcyclists from all over Europe.

DAY 7 : GROSSGLOCKNER – GARMISCH (202 km)

You will start your day on the magnificent Grossglockner panorama road and then on the impressive Krimml Falls, the highest in Europe. You cross the Tyrol region to enter Bavaria and its largest mountain resort: Garmisch Partenkirchen.

DAY 8 : GARMISCH – LAKE OF CONSTANCE (212 km)

You will stop in Oberammergau, a village known for its mural paintings, and then the majestic Neuschwanstein Castle awaits you. Finally, the Alpenstrasse leads you to the shores of Lake Constance.

DAY 9 : LAKE OF CONSTANCE – COLMAR (240 km)

The Alpentrasse will take you back to France, without missing the shores of Lake Constance and the magnificent Rhine Falls of Schaffhausen. You will reach Alsace via the Black Forest massif and stay in one of its most beautiful cities: Colmar. This is how this beautiful loop of the Grandes Alpes by motorbike will end.

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