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The Italian Dolomites with their imposing granite peaks and mountain passes make for some incredible riding, couple these with the B500 road through the Black Forest in Germany and the lakes, gorges and twisty roads of the Austrian Alps and you’ve already got the recipe for a great tour.

You’ll ride the world famous Stelvio pass that many argue to be the greatest motorcycling road anywhere, a selection of the finest mountain passes in the Dolomites and the blissful bends of the Vosges Mountains in France.

Your hotel in the Dolomites is run by avid bikers who are happy to provide road books, garaging facilities, general advice and even rental bikes if you fancy trying some new metal. When you get in after a beautiful ride why not relax in their wellness centre and reflect on the day’s adventure?

On a Magellan Self Guided tour we take care of everything, your hotels, routes and crossings are all sorted by us and we are totally flexible on dates, departure points and trip lengths. So why not get in touch today to start your adventure.

Highlights of the tour

  • The B500 in the German Black Forest, a fast wide road across the forest ridge that constantly appears in the top 10 biking roads of the world.
  • Timmelsjoch pass through the Austrian and Italian Alps
  • The world famous Stelvio pass
  • Dolomite passes Pordoi, Sella, Fedaia-Marmolada, S.Pellegrino and Karerpass
  • Routes des crêtes in the Vosges mountains and the war memorial at Verdun
stelvio pass on the Italian dolomites tour
When I first signed up for this trip I was a little worried about what to expect but I needn’t have been, it was fantastic! Everyone went at their own speed and our guide was very good in making sure we were all comfortable. Not speaking a foreign language has always left me feeling a little lost on the continent but our guide’s skills came into their own here, no fussing over menus or getting into sticky situations. His knowledge of the area was also first class. I can’t wait to sign up for next year’s trip.
Charlie M
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Self guided

Motorcycle Tour of the Italian Dolomites

9 – 11 days

4 countries

From £1049

Self Guided Motorcycle Tour of the Italian Dolomites: itinerary

Day 1 / You start with a day’s cross country ride straight off the Tunnel to get you to Reims for your first overnight stop.

Day 2 / The start of the real riding is here, lunch is taken in eastern France and then you’ll enter Germany via the beautiful sweeping curves of the Vosges mountains. The afternoon brings you into the Black Forest region before reaching your well-deserved hotel in Baden-Baden.

Day 3 / Begin with the infamous B500 with its smooth tarmac and flowing curves and taking you through Bavaria before arriving at your hotel on the border with Austria.

Day 4 / Crossing through the breath-taking Timmelsjoch pass into Italy you can’t fail to be blown away by the huge open vistas and views from the summit as you cross. For the next two nights you’ll stay in style in the heart of the Dolomites range. Your hosts are keen bikers and can help with the next day’s rideout plans, they have road books on hand as well as garaging facilities and a fantastic wellness spa.

Day 5 / Rideout day with destinations to pick and choose from including:

• The world famous Stelvio pass
• Pordoi
• Sella
• Fedaia-Marmolada
• S.Pellegrino
• Karerpass

Day 6 / Back through the Austrian Alps you go tackling the Timmelsjoch in reverse for some more stunning views and then down to your hotel surrounded by cuckoo clocks at the base of the mountains.

Day 7 / You make your way through southern Germany and back up towards Baden Baden for another go at the B500 and surrounding roads, riding it south to north is an uncommon treat!

Day 8 / From Baden Baden you ride into the Vosges region of France via the acclaimed riding roads of the Route des Crêtes and then onto the the Douaumont ossuary WW1 war memorial at Verdun before bedding down at your final overnight stop.

Day 9 / Hearty breakfast and then onto the channel tunnel for the last leg of the trip home…

Increasing the trip to an 11 day tour allows you to stay for 2 extra nights in the biker friendly hotel in the Dolomites region and ride more of the routes or to relax and explore at your own pace.

bikers taking in the scenery in the dolomitesoberammergau harley riderinside the war memorial at verdunself guided motorcycle tour of the Italian dolomites photo stop
northern dolomites viewpoint
mountain roads
The Dolomites are dramatic, jagged rocky pinnacles towering over roads that curve through northern Italy. The Italians love motorcycles and their warm welcome makes riding in this region enjoyable… If you want to combine great riding with spectacular scenery, and evenings meeting other riders over good food and wine, then the Dolomites make for a great summer ride.
Colette Coleman, The Telegraph

What’s included

  • Euro Tunnel return trip Folkestone-Calais (if Folkestone isn’t convenient for you do please get in touch as other crossings can be arranged).
  • 8/10 Nights accommodation in good quality hotels and 4 evening meals
  • Excellent breakfast each morning
  • Full use of all hotels’ leisure facilities
  • Detailed route plans and maps
  • GPS routes (Garmin / Tom Tom)
  • Detailed daily itinerary including sights and suggested coffee / lunch stops

What’s not

  • Fuel (we will provide you with an estimate in the tour pack)
  • Toll charges
  • Admission charges
  • Occasional hotel parking charges
  • Meals and drinks other than specified above
  • Travel/Breakdown insurance covering repatriation back to the UK (see “before you go” section above)


  • We require a £295.00 deposit per person at the time of booking. The balance payment is due 10 weeks before the commencement date.
  • Two people – One bike shared room £1049pp

  • One person – One bike shared room £1249pp

  • One person – One bike single room £1349pp

  • To increase the trip to 11 days please add £149pp to the above rates
fresh local pizzas

For more information on what to get prepared before your trip, what insurance to sort as well as the answers to many frequently asked questions see the “before you go” section at the top of the page.

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We frequently arrange motorcycle hire for our touring clients from abroad or those in the UK who don’t currently have their own bike or just fancy a change. We have access to a full range of modern Touring, Sports Touring and Adventure bikes as well as the full current Harley Davidson lineup through our rental partners in the South East.

Depending on provider we can arrange:

  • Airport transfers or Hotel delivery & pickup
  • Luggage storage facilities
  • Clothing, GPS, hard and soft luggage hire
  • Comprehensive breakdown and insurance
  • Unlimited mileage agreements

Let us know which trip takes your fancy, what type of bike you require and we’ll do the rest.


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