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Motorcycle Tour
South of France: Vercors, Ardèche and some Western Alps

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Explore the beautiful region in the south of France with a local guide. You can enjoy the curves in the Vercors, Ardèche and the Western Alps without luggage, which stays in the base hotel.

Pricing

per rider in shared twin/double room (only possible with own double room partner) €1,290.00 $1,397.39 ?
per rider in a single room or in a double room for single use €1,400.00 $1,516.55 ?
per pillion passenger in shared twin/double room (pillion passengers cannot book without an accompanying rider) €1,290.00 $1,397.39 ?

Included

6 nights with half board
5 guided tours at destination
Local, German and French speaking tour guide (and licensed safety trainer)
Travel insurance certificate
Not included
Admission prices
Fuel
Midday meal
Drinks

More details

The trip takes place with minimum 4 participants. Maximum are 6 motorcycles or 8 persons
Arrival day: Arrival at the hotel "Le Marronnier" until approx. 19.00 hrs.
We recommend taking out international health insurance and travel cancellation insurance!
Language: This offer is usually suitable for English and/or German speaking participants. Please enquire for language options.
Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.

Description

Itinerary of the trip to Vercors, with detours to the Ardeche and parts of the Western Alps:

Individual arrival on Sunday evening, arrival at the Hotel de la Musee in Pont en Royans by approx 19:00.

Monday-Friday guided tours in the Vercors, the Western Alps and the Ardeche.

Saturday individual departure.

Tour overview:

Monday, Tour 1:

We start towards the Tunnel des Écouges into the valley of the Isère, passing huge almond tree plantations (only for those who are free of giddiness...!) to the ascent into the gorge of the Nan (Gorges du Nan). A road, like the Combe Laval, carved into the rock, even motorcycle and car do not fit together in some passages. Then we follow the Bourne (Gorges de la Bourne), photo shooting at the rock overhangs and the villages pressed against the rocks. (140km)

Tuesday, Tour 2:

Today the Combe Laval is on the agenda, probably the most famous road in the Vercors. Roughly cut into the rock, overhangs secured with walls, view into the steep valley. Wonderful opportunity for a photo shoot! We continue over the Col de la Machine to the Col de Rousset, wild griffon vultures, which have been reintroduced here some time ago, make their circles. The descent into the valley to Die (village name) is a pure pleasure, fast and good asphalt and several 180° curves in a row are waiting for you. Return via Col de la Bataille and others (220 km)

Wednesday, Tour 3:

We climb the ascent to Alpe d'Huez. Arrive there passing Grenoble by a long way, known as Route de Vertige (vertiginous road). In good weather, a detour to Col de la Croix de Fer and possibly Col du Glandon. Return either via Col de Rousset or from the north into the Vercors to the base hotel. (300 km)

Thursday, Tour 4:

Through Valence into the right bank of the Rhone, pick off some bends! Even the main roads here are designed as a biker's paradise! (300km) ending through the Drôme Provencal, a region with the highest density of passes!

Friday, Tour 5:

Once again ride down the most beautiful passes, the Col de la Machine and then across from the Combe Laval along the gorge. The Grands Goulets are part of it! (180km)

What will inspire you:

Small groups

The groups are small, five, in exceptional cases six motorcycles ride behind the tour guide. The maximum group size is eight persons, e.g. four motorcycles with rider and pillion passenger.

Same riding level

The riding ability of the riders within the group is about the same, so you will not be overchallenged as a beginner and underchallenged as an expert. Your riding ability will be checked after registration and the groups are offered at different levels.

Your guide

The guide speaks fluent French and has been riding in the region for ages.

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Please note:

In France, there are a few additional rules that are different than in Germany.

- Helmet: Must have CE marking and reflective stickers.

- Gloves: CE marking

- High visibility vest: Must be on board Must be worn in case of breakdown or accident

- Replacement light bulbs: must be on board, except for LED lights.

- Speed limits: unless otherwise indicated, 50 km/h in town and 80 km/h out of town (country and federal roads)

- Alcohol: 0,5 permille

- Environmental badge: In some regions there is a restriction in case of smog that only vehicles with an environmental badge are allowed to ride. The departments Savoie and Haute Savoie are exactly in our travel area. You can get the sticker for about 5 €, here: https://www.certificat-air.gouv.fr/de