Motorcycle Tours in France

Often overlooked for destinations further afield, France hosts some of the best biking roads in the whole of Europe. The variety in landscape and terrain is only rivalled by the quality of the food (and drink!) at the end of each day. We explore mountain ranges, visit gorges and canyons, stay in quaint villages and sumptuous beachside resorts all the while riding some of the finest roads a biker could wish for.

Magellan have a wide selection of motorcycle tours that visit France or travel through France en route to destinations further afield. With trips from 3 to 16 days you can choose from a fully supported motorcycle Guided Tour or one of our Self Guided options on dates to suit you…

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16 days STARTS Folkestone, UK
12/05/2021 – 27/05/2021

Explore stunning Mediterranean islands and all the finest roads that France has to offer on one unique tour.

  • GUIDED
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8 days STARTS Plymouth, UK
19/09/2021 – 26/09/2021

Ride some of the best roads in the Pyrenees as voted by local bikers, and visit the classical cities of Pamplona and Andorra.

  • GUIDED
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16 days STARTS Folkestone, UK
11/05/2022 – 26/05/2022

Explore stunning Mediterranean islands and all the finest roads that France has to offer on one unique tour.

  • GUIDED
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8 days STARTS Plymouth, UK
18/09/2022 – 25/09/2022

Ride some of the best roads in the Pyrenees as voted by local bikers, and visit the classical cities of Pamplona and Andorra.

  • GUIDED
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14 days STARTS Folkestone, UK
BEST TIME TO GO: May to September

Fine French scenery, deserted mountain passes and white sandy Corsican beaches... what more could you ask for?

  • SELF GUIDED
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8 days STARTS Plymouth, UK
BEST TIME TO GO: April to October

Ride some of the best roads in the Pyrenees as voted by local bikers, and visit the classical cities of Pamplona and Andorra.

  • SELF GUIDED
  • HIRE BIKE AVAILABLE
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16 days STARTS Folkestone, UK
BEST TIME TO GO: May to September

Explore stunning mediterranean islands and all the finest roads that France has to offer on one unique tour.

  • SELF GUIDED
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7 days STARTS Folkestone, UK
BEST TIME TO GO: April to October

France has some beautiful riding country easily accessible from the UK and this 7 day tour proves that.

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5-7 days STARTS Folkestone, UK
BEST TIME TO GO: April to October

Based from a single location this tour allows you to relax in one place with ride outs to pick and choose from.

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM OUR MOTORCYCLE TOURS IN FRANCE

  • Route Napoleon: Truly one of the best biking roads to be found anywhere in Europe, this is the route taken in 1815 by Napoleon on his retreat to Grenoble.
  • Gorges du Verdon: Known as Europe’s answer to the Grand Canyon and deservedly so, riding the rim of the gorge is utterly breathtaking.
  • Corsican beaches and mountains: With over 200 beaches to choose from around the coast and gorges, peaks and passes galore in the interior, Corsica is a bikers’ dream.
  • Auvergne: Famous amongst French bikers for the Volcanoes and jaw dropping scenery we love visiting the Auvergne on our way North.
  • The Millau Bridge: The tallest vehicular bridge in the world and at over 2400m long this feat of engineering needs to be seen to be believed.
  • Verdun: With its war memorial and the Douaumont Ossuary, no trip through Northern France is complete without a stop here to pay your respects to the fallen.
  • Normandy: Visit the beaches immortalised by the D-Day landings in 1944 before riding along the coast road to take in the full drama of the region.
  • Castles and Villages: It’s not just about riding on our tours to France, we have time to stop at William the conqueror’s castle at Falaise, the Chateau at Carrouges, Mont St Michel and St Ceneri le Gerei, voted the prettiest town in France!

Inspiration From France

What makes France and its charmed islands the perfect playground for bikers

France seduces with beauty and diversity - it’s regions abundant with natural wonders and iconic landmarks known the world over. From rolling vineyards and epic mountain ranges all the way to sprawling art, architecture and fashion hubs and glitzy, sun drenched playgrounds for the wealthy - France and its islands offer visitors much to discover … Continued

Why your next mini break should be in the Pyrenees

Dominating the skyline for 430km, the Pyrenees straddle the French-Spanish border with their dramatic, serrated peaks. This picture postcard, pristine landscape is a haven for outdoor thrills whether it be skiing, climbing, hiking or zooming around the vast array of beautiful mountain passes on your motorcycle. Hidden within this snow dusted, wild land you will … Continued

Sardinia Corsica and France Grand Tour Trip Report

We were at the STOP24 services, which is just minutes away from the tunnel and all of our Magellanites were on time and raring to go. It was an overcast morning with the forecast set to rise to a whopping 19 degrees centigrade during the day in northern France with only the slightest chance of … Continued

Corsica and France Tour Report

Mountains, Sun, Sea, twisty roads and great company – what’s not to like? Yet again I found myself at STOP24, one motorway junction away from the departure junction for the tunnel at 7am wide awake with the excitement of the trip to come. I was looking forward to meeting my fellow bikers who would be … Continued

France and Corsica Tour Report

I always get excited when he starts to check the tyre pressures, brake pads, tread, oil level, gives me a clean and he sticks on all those Magellan stickers – yep, we are off on one of my favourite trips and it is the start of the touring season. An early start for me as … Continued

Harz Tour Report

The Magellan Harz Mountains Tour began on a damp morning at the end of April with five clients from all over the UK met at Stop24 Services outside Folkestone… We went quickly across the tunnel and onto the fast roads of France and Belgium with a marked improvement in the weather: making for happy faces … Continued

Eight of the best motorcycle tours Europe has to offer

Although you may feel you need to travel further afield for breathtaking beauty and outstanding roads, here at Magellan we truly believe you need look no further than continental Europe. Here is a little list of our favourite motorcycle tours around Europe to whet your appetite and give you ‘itchy tyres’! We know that you … Continued

A big tasty motorbike tour: Top breaks for foodies.

Let’s be honest – if you go on a motorcycle tour, you don’t want to spend it all in roadside cafes eating greasy beige food. You want slices of jambon in a sunny plaza washed down with ice-cold white wine, straight-from-the-grill sardines at sunset by the beach and slow-roasted, almond-stuffed lamb in an atmospheric souk. … Continued

Balkans Tour Report

A nice bright sunny Saturday in September found a group of motor-bikers waiting excitedly for our final member to arrive before we departed to catch our train under the Channel to begin our trip to the Balkans… Although Dave’s alarm didn’t go off and he arrived a bit late we all made our booking time … Continued