Day 1 / 288 miles We start with a day’s cross country ride straight off the Tunnel through northern France riding along the Route D Epinal to our hotel at the edge of the Lorraine National Park.
Day 2 / 211 miles After a visit to the WWI memorial at Verdun the real riding begins. lunch is taken in eastern France and then we enter Germany via the beautiful sweeping curves of the Vosges mountains. The afternoon brings us into the Black Forest region before we reach our well-deserved hotel near Baden-Baden.
Day 3 / 221 miles We begin with the famous B500 with its smooth tarmac and flowing curves which takes us through Bavaria before we arrive at our hotel on the border with Austria.
Day 4 / 137 miles We continue into Austria today through the foothills of the Tyrol to our base for the next 2 nights near Zell am See.
Day 5 Your choice of either riding the famous Grossglockner high alpine road, the highest surfaced mountain pass in Austria or a day trip up to the Eagle’s nest in Berchtesgaden, Hitler’s summer retreat.
Day 6 / 225 miles We leave the tranquility of Zell am See and continue back west through Austria towards our next challenge, the Swiss Alps.
Day 7 / 90 miles We ride a selection of further mountain passes today, you’ll see why Switzerland is such a haven for bikers and tomorrow is even better! Our hotel for the next 2 nights is a lovely traditional place surrounded by Swiss peaks.
Day 8 / 110 miles Today our organised ride out sees us tackling 5 of the greatest mountain passes in Switzerland. We ride the 37 cobbled hairpins of the St Gotthard pass as well as the Furka, Neufenen and Grimsel passes before bedding down for another night in the alps.
Day 9 / 170 miles Down through the mountainous valley we go, past crystal clear lakes and onto the Vosges region of France via the acclaimed riding roads of the Route des Crêtes to our overnight stop.
Day 10 / 216 miles Ride north through the epic scenery of the Vosges before heading down through northern France to Reims and relax at the last hotel on the tour..
Day 11 / 191 miles Hearty breakfast, a visit to a disused GP track outside of Reims and then onwards to the channel tunnel for the final leg of the trip home…