Fantastic Alpine triangle France, Switzerland and Italy

FANTASTIC ALPINE TRIANGLE


departure from Avignon, Aix, Marseille

June 23>30th 2017


See departure from Nice


Guided motorcycle tour

Length: 8 days


Day 1: Saturday: AVIGNON or MARSEILLE / BARCELONNETTE or PRA LOUP (236km)

Arrival in the morning in Marseille Airport or Avignon TGV station. Welcome by France on Wheels staff and your tour guide,

Formalities for rental contract. We plan a support vehicle for your luggage, for a more comfortable trip and a tour leader will open the road on his bike!       

After lunch on your own in a local restaurant, it's time to leave for the Alps Mountains.

Departure on highways in order to avoid traffic jam towards Aix en Provence, then we will leave for small roads to Vinon sur Verdon, St André les Alpes, Allos before reaching Barcelonnette or Pra Loup


Day 2: Sunday: PRA LOUP / CHAMONIX (390 km)

Early departure for one impressive day, with itinerary carefully chosen to takes some of the highest passes in France and reach the famous city of Chamonix, at magnificent Mont Blanc footsteps!

Road to Vars Pass the the superb Queyras Valley to climb Isoard pass (2361m) to arrive in Briançon for a coffee stop and a short walk in this old Vauban fortified town. Proceed to Lautaret Pass (2058m), Galibier Pass (2646m) to reach Maurienne Valley. Then, road to Bonneval sur Arc before another great pass, the Iseran (2764m!) in order to arrive in Val d’Isère - Short tour of Val d’Isère with coffee break,

Proceed to Bourg St Maurice, Cormet de Roseland Pass (1967m), Beaufort, Les Saisies pass (1650m) and arrival at Notre dame de Bellecombe then Megève, St Gervais les Bains before reaching Chamonix in late afternoon.


Day 3: Monday: CHAMONIX / ANDERMATT (309 km)

Short ride to arrive in Switzerland via a first pass, the Forclaz Pass (1526m) to reach Martigny in Valais area then Sion and Crans Montana.
Coffee break in this famous Swiss resort.

We follow our trip to Brigg, Fiesh - Proceed to Oberwald and Gletsh to discover the super landscapes of Rhone Glacier, on very scenic roads that will bring you to Boden, Nessenthal, Färnigen and finally in Andermatt small and picturesque village.  We will limb the tremendous Fourca Pass in late afternoon (depending on weather conditions).


Day 4: Tuesday: ANDERMATT / LUGANO (226 km)

Departure for OberAlp Pass (2044m), Flims Dorf,  before turning right to climb the San Bernardino Pass (2065m),

Proceed to Bellinzona and Lugano Lake that you will reach in mid afternoon.

Leisure time to discover this famous resort, Lugano.


Day 5: Wednesday: LUGANO / STRESA (225 km)

Today, you will discover Italy and the famous Italian Great Lakes area!

Departure for north bank of Lugano Lake toward Come Lake and city of  Lecco then city of Como. You will discover superb Como Lake, surrounding by mountains.

Proceed to Varese and the amazing Maggiore Lake to reach superb Stresa town.

As you will have some times to discover this famous resort, we suggest you a little cruise to world known Borromees Islands.


Day 6: Thursday: STRESA / MENTON (355 km)

Morning departure for a transit road to reach French Riviera.

Passage through Biella, Torino to reach Cuneo for your lunch in late morning.

Short tour of Cuneo, in order to purchase Italian food specialities.

Proceed to Tende Pass to reach France, on very scenic and twisting roads. Arrival on French Riviera in the afternoon and short tour in Monaco to discover famous Jet Set small city.


Day 7: Friday: MENTON / VERDON GORGES (270 km)

A fantastic day is scheduled today with some amazing panoramas and superb twisting roads in Nice and Provence backcountries!
A great trip to end your journey in the Alps Mountains.

Departure to Mercantour National Park through Touet S/Var, Valberg then St Julien du Verdon. Proceed to Castellane and Moustiers Sainte Marie. Then afternoon road to reach the last magnificent spot of this fantastic day, the Verdon Gorges.


Day 8: Saturday: VERDON / MARSEILLE or AVIGNON (170 km)

Departure through Aubagne and Marseille or Avignon to reach motorbike rental offices.

Bikes drop off in the office, rental contracts return (and deposit).

Transfer to Avignon TGV station or Marseille Provence airport for lunch and your return flight.

 
Starting from: 2.800 € p/p (2 persons, 1 motorbike & 1 double room)

For more informations, contact us.

Bike available for this tour:
HARLEY-DAVIDSON: Electra Glide, Softail Classic, Dyna Switchback, Dyna Low 1200 T
BMW: K1600 GTL, 800 GS or GT, 700 GS Low, 1200 GS.
INDIAN: Road Master.




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