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A LEGENDEND ITINERARY FOR A SINGULAR ADVENTURE ! INAUGURATED IN 1937, The Road of the Alps is one of the most beautiful mountain itinerancies - Self-Guided tour 9d/9n
THE ALPINE TOUR: « Mountain splendors »
9 exceptional days of motorcycle ride on the most beautiful French Alps roads... Pure fun and excitement !
Departure/Return: Lyon – 9 Days / 9 Nights – Distance: 1950 kilometers / 1210 miles (200 km /125 mi per day)
Type:Self Drive Motorcycle Tour (equipped with GPS) – Level: Medium/High – Accommodation: 3*** and 4****
Day 1 : LYON – ST PIERRE DE CHARTREUSE – AIX LES BAINS – (150 Km / 95 Mi– 3h)
« The Chartreuse Range»
Arrival on your own at Lyon St Exupery Airport. Transfer by our Road2luxe staff to the bike rental office. Formalities then departure toward the Chartreuse Range, at the junction of the Alps and the Jura Mountains, promise of a scenic road full of plains, hills and slopping fields! Accommodation in Aix les Bains which lies at an altitude of about 250m (820ft) on the shore Lac du Bourget.
Day 2 : AIX LES BAINS – THONONS LES BAINS – LA CLUSAZ (240 Km / 150 Mi – 6h)
« The Lakes of Savoy »
An impressive ride on superb twisting roads with marvelous landscape is your program today! This lovely road will bring you to the two largest lakes of the region: The lake of Annecy and the Lake Leman. Accommodation in La Clusaz, an old village hosting winter sport since 1907.
Day 3: LA CLUSAZ - MEGEVE – BOURG ST MAURICE (250 Km / 155 Mi – 6h)
« Around the Mont-Blanc »
France, Switzerland, Italy, you will ride around the mythical Mont-blanc, the highest mountain in Europe which rises at 4,810 m (15,781 ft). From Chamonix tothe Great St Bernard Pass, here begins the famousRoute des Grandes Alpes! Accommodation in Bourg St Maurice.
Day 4: BOURG ST MAURICE – MODANE - BRIANCON (200 km / 125 Mi – 5h)
« The Route des Grandes Alpes - part 1 »
You will almost reach for the stars today (with a favorable weather) as you will proceed throughout the Col de l’Iseran the highest paved mountain pass in the Alps, Col du Télégraphe and theCol du Galibier the highest point in the Tour de France! Accommodation in Briançon.
Day 5: BRIANCON – BARCELONETTE – DRAGUIGNAN (260 km / 160 Mi – 6h)
« The Route des Grandes Alpes – Part 2 »
Col d’Izoard, col de Vars, col de la Cayolle : The road to the end of the southern Alps will never be monotonous as from peaks to peaks you will meet the Alps fauna: raptors, marmots and wild goats... Accommodation next to Draguignan
Day 6: DRAGUIGNAN – SAVINES LE LAC - GAP (230 Km / 140Mi – 4h30)
« The Route Napoléon »
The wildest part of this scenic road, named after Napoleon took it on its return from Elba in 1815, will bring you to the Lake Serre-Ponçon which gathers the waters of the Durance and the Ubaye rivers, dammed by the Barrage de Serre-Ponçon, a 123 m high earth core dam. Accommodation in Gap
Day 7: GAP – MENS – NYON (190 Km / 120 Mi – 4h)
«The Devoluy »
Between the Massif des Ecrins and the Vercors Plateau, the region of the Dévoluy will seduce you with its numerous mountainous cirques and amphitheaters, a teaser of the following day in The Gorges du Vercors. Enjoy the day as you will discover new sensations on very narrow roads carved through the mountain range. Accommodation in Nyons, the city of the famous Nyons Olive Oil.
Day 8: NYONS – LA CHAPELLE EN VERCORS - LYON (280 Km / 175 Mi – 6h)
«The Vercors Gorges »
Today’s ride throughout the biggest Regional Natural Park of the Alps will give you a real rush of happiness and sensations as you will ride in the canyon of the Vercors between escarpments and spectacular cliffs! Accommodation in Grenoble, the « Capital of the Alps ».
Day 9: GRENOBLE – LYON – LYON ST EXUPERY (150 Km / 90 Mi – 2h)
Lyon City Tour Personal Discovery (Vieux Lyon, slopes of la Croix-Rousse, fantastic views of the city from Fourvière…)
Return to Lyon St Exupéry Airport. Accommodation in Lyon St Exupery
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What's included :
- 9 days rental of one Touring motorbike * (2200 km mileage allowance included) full insurance (with reduced deductible coverage 2900 euros) – Minimum age: 25 years old / 3 year minimum driving motorcycle license + road book charged on GPS + paper road-book
* Motorcycle choice : Honda Goldwing, BMW K1600 GTL, BMW R1200 RT, BMW R1200 GS, Harley-Davidson Electra-Glide, Indian Roadmaster
- Accommodation in 3*** or 4**** hotels during 9 nights on bed&breakfast basis.
- Helmets provided
- A ride at the top of… the Alpine summits guaranteed!
- All sales taxes in France and VAT for services
What’s not included :
- Travel expenses from your home to Lyon
- Gasoline, parking fees and tolls if necessary
- All lunches and beverages
- All services or extras not mentioned in « what’s included »
RESERVATIONS AND QUOTES: Send an email to M. Joël Ragu : firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at + 33 6 99 29 26 04
SAS Road2luxe- registered at the RCS AIX EN PROVENCE 523 814 770
ATOUT France Travel Operators Registration number IM013150003
Financial guarantee : APST, 15 AVENUE CARNOT , 75017 PARIS – France
Professional liability insurance is underwritten by : Generali IARD, 7 BOULEVARD HAUSSMANN 75009 PARIS , FRANCE
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