This is my most long-standing and flagship tour. My guided motorcycle trip to the High Alps of Savoie has been running once or twice per year now since 2000, and my history of going there on group tours dates right back to 1983. The main attraction is to ride some of the most dramatic and highest mountain passes in France, Italy and Switzerland. It’s a two day ride to get there, and the same to get home again, staying in traditional French hotels en-route. We make our base for 7 days in or close to Bourg St Maurice, using self-catering chalets, thereby keeping costs in check, but also enjoying the outdoor Alpine life. AS WITH ALL MY TOURS, please view the photo albums on the Bike Tours UK Facebook page if you can. There are lots and lots of photos of each trip, and comments from riders or pillions who’ve been there. Try this link? https://www.facebook.com/groups/97385955276/photos/ Date for 2019 trip are June 28th to 7th July. Back in Bourg St Maurice for our alpine base.
The French Alps (with excursions into Switzerland and Italy). 10 day (9 night) tour, based in or close to, Bourg St Maurice. Hotel, self-catering chalet or camping options, priced from around £580 upwards depending on accommodation choices. Amazing scenery, fantastic roads (best in the world?), expert local knowledge with fluent French speaking guide (me!). Plus, lots more to do than just biking….. summer skiing for example! Slight changes from 2015 onwards. It’s all change at Le Versoyen, where we normally stay. I’m looking at the option of staying in the nearby village of Seez instead. Apart from that, same old thing. Same routes, same journey. One of the best biking experiences anywhere in the world. For 2019, we’re back on the campground in Bourg St Maurice. There’s the choice of log cabins, also described as “chalets”, or traditional camping in tents should you wish.
10 day trip, 9 nights. 2 days to get there with hotel overnight en-route (same on the return journey), and 7 nights in our mountain base.
Guide price of £550 to £850 per rider depending on the type of accommodation chosen. I.E. camping options, or room sharing is the finest value available, but if you must have your own room throughout that ramps up the cost a bit.