Black Forest, Switzerland and Jura Mountains

BLACK FOREST, SWITZERLAND AND JURA MONTAINS

Departure from Strasbourg

May 9>14th 2017
August 28 till september 2sd 2017


Guided motorcycle tour

See self-drive motorcycle tour


Length: 6 days


Day 1: STRASBOURG / TITISEE - NEUSTADT  (120 km)

Formalities for motorcycle rental in our local office then departure to Germany - You leave France by the bridge of Europe Strasbourg-Kehl

Road to Offenburg after which you enter in the Black Forest.

This city, whose coat of arms are an open door, a symbol of the openness of the city, is the administrative and industrial center of the region Ortenau. The city is an ideal starting point for excursions throughout the region to Alsace.

To Triberg im Schwartzwal, you find the 500 B which will take you up to Titisee.

The village of Titisee is located on the north shore of the beautiful lake of the same name.

The resort of 12,000 inhabitants in the heart of the  Black Forest, is known to the world. Around Titisee-Neustadt is located in the city core, along the hiking trails, many typical farms in the Black Forest and Feldberg, the highest peak of the Black Forest is just 16 km.


Day 2: TITISEE-NEUSTADT / LUCERNE (130 km)

A few kilometers from Schluchsee join Titisee.

Small glacial lake, construction of a dam in the 30s made it the largest lake in the Black Forest.

Continue on the road B500 through the magnificent scenery of the Black Forest

It is in the city of Koblenz you enter Switzerland in the canton of Aargau. Road to Lucerne in the canton of ….Lucerne!

Renowned tourist resort, Lucerne is located at the northwest end of Lake Lucerne. The old town leans against the side of the mountain where the remains of the fortifications are looming. This fishing village, which owed its rise to the opening of the Gotthard route in the 13th century, was also a bastion of Catholicism: it was here in 1574, the Jesuits opened the first college German speaking Switzerland.


Day 3: LUCERNE / THOUNE (140 km)

Road to Entlebuch.

There are few other regions of Switzerland that have as many natural treasures as the "Wild West" of Lucerne. This is where there are the most extensive marshes and more from Switzerland, as well as flora and fauna important (inter) national. It is therefore no wonder that Entlebuch was designated by UNESCO as the first biosphere reserve in Switzerland. Entlebuch represents the landscapes of swamps and karst prealpine in the global inventory of biosphere reserves.

The beautiful Panoramastrasse take you to Lungernsee.

Then it will be Brienzersee

A few more kilometers and you arrive at Thunersee, Lake Thun.

Located at the northern fringe of the Alps in the Bernese Oberland, Lake Thun is set in a beautiful green mountains and surrounded by many friendly villages and charming towns of Thun and Interlaken.

Arrival in Thoune

With its medieval old town and the imposing castle, the small town of Thun at the western end of the lake of the same name is the gateway to the Bernese Oberland.


Day 4: THOUNE / YVERDON LES BAINS (155 km)

Departure for Gantrisch Natural Park of 402 km² rich in contrasts.

The "Gantrisch" is an Alps Mountain peak reaching 2176 m, located between the area of Gurnigel and Simmental. The "Gantu", as the Bernese call also means the area of Gantrisch and the regional park.

Continue to Lake Gruyere

Surrounded by pastures grazed the famous black and white cows that will through their milk to produce cheese, chocolate and double cream.

Stop in the town of Gruyere

The small historic town of Gruyeres has retained its medieval character to this day. The small castle of St. Germain, located nearby, home to the Museum H. R. Giger, who presents the fantastic works of Oscar winner and creator of Alien. At the heart of the small town without cars, there is also the Museum of Tibet, opened in 2009, which displays more than 300 sculptures, images and Buddhist ritual works from various regions of the Himalayas.

Road toward Yverdon-les-Bains.

The cultural town of Yverdon-les-Bains offers a few unusual museums: with the "House of Elsewhere", it hosts Europe's first museum dedicated to science fiction. In Savoyard 13th century castle overlooking the old town, the exhibition of the Museum of Yverdon and Region presents the history of the whole region. Yverdon-les-Bains also houses the Swiss Fashion Museum.


Day 5: YVERDON-LES-BAINS / SAINT CLAUDE
(140 km)

Back to France by Vallorbe

Road to Metabief and way to Jura. You follow the massive of the Risoux, border with Switzerland.

This forest shows by its extent, its altitude and diversity of natural environments considerable biological value. This variety of environments is accompanied by a characteristic fauna of mountain forests.

Crossed villages are the field to the largest Nordic Skiing European where take place the famous “Envolée Nordic” a 42 km cross-country skiing event.

After Chapelle des Bois you enter in the Jura.

Passage through the Les Rousses ski resort in the Regional Natural Park of Haut Jura.

Continuation by Mijoux and descent towards Saint Claude.

Located in the Regional Park of Haut Jura, the town of Saint Claude is known for its handicrafts and manufacture of pipes.


Day 6: SAINT CLAUDE / LYON
(140 km)

You will take a beautiful road in the Natural Regional Park of Haut Jura to reach Lake Coiselet and Bourg en Bresse by a small road.

La Bresse is renowned for the quality of its poultry and furniture "rustic bressan" executed in wood of fruit trees.

You will continue your discovery of the region by pretty small roads to Villars Dombes where you will make a stop at Bird Park.

Nestled in the heart of the country of a thousand ponds The Bird Park invites you to a world tour to the discovery of more than 3,000 birds representing nearly 300 species from all continents. From the smallest to more impressive, from the common to most threatened birds are subject to an original presentation with faithful reconstructions landscape to their original settings.

Take back your road to Lyon where you will return your bikes.

 
Starting from: 1.850 € p/p (2 persons, 1 motorbike & 1 double room)


For detailed itinerary, contact us.

Bikes available for this tour:
HARLEY-DAVIDSON
: Electra Glide, Road Glide, Street Glide, Road King, Softail.

BMW: R1200 GS Adventure, K1600 GTL, R1200 RT, R1200 GS.

 

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