Motorcycle tour France

Motorcycle tour France


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Motorcycle Tour France

Alps, Provence, Pyrénées, Bordeaux or Auvergne: France has a collection of incredible regions. A Royal Enfield trip in France will take you on roads in perfect shape, through splendid and highly varied landscapes. There are countless natural and cultural sites in France. From Bretagne to the Pyrénées, from Alsace to Provence and the French Riviera, from the Mediterranean beaches to the chateaux of the Loire Valley, not to forget Paris, Lyon or the prestigious vineyards in Bourgogne. Not to forget also Corsica which, by itself, represents one of the most beautiful motorcycle destinations in the world. The rich history, the gastronomy and the people’s strong identities make it a must-see destination in Europe. Riding on a motorcycle in France, a land of contrasts, is equivalent to going on several journeys. Experience a human adventure full of encounters and surprises at every turn. Ride along the Route des Grandes Alpes, or the Cross-Pyrenean trail, paths in Provence and Var countryside, Auvergne’s terrain and curves. Enjoy your motorcycle trip in France in an atmosphere of fun and harmony with fine dining pleasures thanks to our recommendations along the route.

When should one travel in France?

The four seasons are well demarcated in France. The best season for a motorcycle trip in France is between April and October, when the temperatures are mild enough for one to ride a motorcycle on the roads in France. The climate may vary according to the regions and the altitude. But, in any case, it is better to avoid winter months between December and March. The temperatures are low almost all over the territory. However, there are a few beautiful sunny days in the south of France and Corsica. Summer is an excellent period fro travelling in France. To avoid the peak tourist season, we suggest that you travel in the months of June or September. Spring and autumn are our favourite seasons for travelling in France, visiting the blooming countryside and admiring the changing colours. During this period, discover Auvergne, its green and preserved landscapes, its pastureland and pristine untouched valleys make you think of Mongolia. Be careful, in autumn, the days are short and the temperatures fall rapidly at the end of the day, even in the south of France. Whatever be the season, France is open to tourists looking for enchantment, authenticity and good restaurants.

 

Geography France

No need to travel across the world to experience adventure. Discover or rediscover France during your motorcycle tour. Surrounded by Belgium, Luxemburg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and Spain, the country has natural frontiers like the Rhine, the Jura, the Alps and the Pyrénées. During a motorcycle trip in France, you will discover a wide variety of terrain and landscapes. France has 5 coastlines: the North Sea, the Channel, the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. In the Alps. Mount Blanc is Europe’s highest peak at an altitude of 4807m. Ride along the Route des Grandes Alpes. From Lake Léman to the French Riviera, you will cross 16 passes riding on your motorcycle, including the highest one at an altitude of 2764m, and go through four major natural parks: Vanoise, Écrins, Queyras and Mercantour. There are big rivers flowing through including the Rhône, the Loire, the Rhine, the Garonne and the Seine. You will visit interesting cities full of charm such as Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse, Nantes, Bordeaux, Strasbourg, Nice or Lille. The landscape tour of France is also a discovery of flavours and culinary delights from each region.

 

History and Culture in France

From prehistory to Renaissance, the history of France has been rich and turbulent. This heritage is very much present in the territory and during your motorcycle trip in France, you will have the occasion to visit the vestiges of this inexhaustible heritage. The French Revolution in 1789 marked the beginning of the contemporary era and various republics. Since the Declaration of hte Rights of the Man and of the Citizen in 1789, France is often called “the land of human rights” and is also known for its Republican motto: “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity”. The 20th century was marked by two world wars. As a founding member of the European Union, after the Second World War, France enjoys peaceful relationships with its neighbouring countries. Thanks to the richness of its cultural heritage and the diversity of its natural heritage, France is most visited country in the world. Among the very well-known sites, we can cite Paris and the Eiffel Tower, the châteaux of the Loire valley, Mont Saint Michel, the Aiguille du midi or even the Wine route in Bourgogne or Bordeaux. The reputation of the French charm and its way of life is well established.

All Motorcycle trips in France

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€2,090/pilot – €990/pillion
Alex Travel designer Alex

Trails & Vineyards of the French countryside

Adventure Tour

“On your Royal Enfield Himalayan, discover Beaujolais and Auvergne on the roads of a forgotten France.”

Duration 5 days
Level Intermediate
Period July to September
From
€2,190/pilot – €990/pillion
Alexis Travel designer Alexis

Hilly Roads of Central France

Motorcycle Ramble

“With this tour, you can really discover Massif Central’s large nature parks, its cultural heritage and local produce. ”

Duration 6 days
Level Accessible
Period July to September
From
€1,240/pilot – €1,830/pillion
Alex Travel designer Alex

Three days off-road training in France

Motorcycle Ramble

“Take an off-road trip for a day of training and 2 days of escape in the Beaujolais.”

Duration 3 days
Level Accessible
Period July to September
From
€350/pilot – €80/pillion
Alex Travel designer Alex

One day off-road training in France

Motorcycle Ramble

“The perfect chance to overcome your fear of off-road riding, solo or with your partner. ”

Duration 6h intensive course
Level Accessible
Period July to September
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It was through Florian, motorcycle travel expert at Vintage Rides and Benoît's childhood friend, that he discovered Vintage Rides. After a year in China, India has been his new adopted country from which he explored the roads on his Royal Enfield.

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«Very professionally run with experienced guides who, through their local knowledge, can get you to out of the way places the average traveller would not have access to.»

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