Riding the Great Alps road from Thonon to Menton

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French Alps tour motorcycle tour

Dates June - september
Destination Alps
Category Self-Guided Tours
Duration 5 days 5 nights

Mileage : 888 km / 552 miles  

Tour highlights :  Napoleon historical road, mythics pass of the french Alps. Iseran pass and Galibier pass, Roselend road, Mercantour and Vanoise National Parks, Menton sea resort, roads of high Provence.alpes ride in tours

Dates & Prices

Day 1 - Evian
Day 1 - Evian

Arrival in Evian. Hotel check in.
visit the lake Léman shore and Thonon lake front.

Day 2 - Evian - Tarentaise valley
Day 2 - Evian - Tarentaise valley

You start your ride of the Grand Alps Road by crossing the Bauges and Aravis mountain range. Then you will go through the Beaufortain region so well known for its cheese that will give you access to the Cormet of Roselend scenic road. You will stay in a mountain resort in Bourg St Maurice in the heart of Tarentaise valley.

Day 3 - Tarentaise valley - Briançon
Day 3 - Tarentaise valley - Briançon

Afer a short ride in the Tarentaise valley and passed Tigne and Val d'Isère, two of the most well know french ski resort you will climb one of the highest road pass in the Alps at the iseran pass in the Vanoise national park. On the other side of the pass you will stop at the village of Bonneval a typical Alps high mountain village. You will have to go through 2 more emblematic pass to reach Briançon : Lautaret and Galibier.

Day 4 - Briançon - Puget Theniers
Day 4 - Briançon - Puget Theniers

Its through the Izoard pass that you will enter the Queyras National pak and its gorgous desertic high moutain landscapes. There you will see some of the greatest Vauban fortress until you reach Barcelonette. Then through the Cayolle pass and Daluis gorges you will Puget Theniers in the southern Alps.

Day 5 - Puget-Theniers - Menton
Day 5 - Puget-Theniers - Menton

You will ride the gorges of the Cians river to start your day. Then you will visit some of the typical villages of high Provence : Trigance, Peillon, St Agnès. You will finally reach the see front of the french Riviera in Menton, hometown of lemon. Don't miss Monte Carlo if time permits...

map motorcycle tour AlpsIseran and Mont Cenis pass, Annecy, Evian, Chamonix, and to link them, not words or phrases, but endless winding roads, wrapping around, over and through a spectacular mountain landscape. The riding here is sublime, but even off the bikes it’s easy to lose yourself in the views of jagged, snow-capped peaks, deep valleys and lush countryside. But you’d here to ride, and from Lac Leman, the Napoleonic route, and Mont Blanc, the world-class motorcycling is endless. 


 (190 km / 118 miles)
Day 3 TARENTAISE VALLEY - BRIANÇON (220 km / 136 miles)
Day 4 BRIANÇON - PUGET THENIERS (250 km / 155 miles)
Day 5 PUGET THENIERS - MENTON (228 km / 142 miles)



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 If you want to add a motorcycle rental to that tour or for any special request contact us to get a quote. This tour can be combined with our Provence & Riviera motorcycle tour.

Rates in self-guided formula (in € P/P) : 

Category / Type of room 
(price per person)

lit double

lit single

2 star hotelStandard accommodation

€ 490

€ 750

 4 star hotel   Superior accommodation     € 780 € 1 240

Our price of this self-guided motorcycle tour includes :

  • 5 nights in two and three star hotels (standard) or three and four star hotels (superior) with continental breakfast.
  • Tour information package with road-book and travel tips
  • GPX files for GPS device or smartphone and map
  • All reservations and travel documentation

Not included in the price of this self-guided motorcycle tour :

  • All meals not included in the tour
  • Drinks and all personal expenses
  • Motorcycle and fuel
  • Riding equipment (helmet, jackets, gloves)
  • all visits not included in your package

 Rates valid except from 1st july to 31st august