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Discover our Motorcycle Tours in France

Dreaming of a Europe motorcycle tour? Feeling the inexorable draw to experience the Alps, Provence, Pyrénées, Bordeaux or Auvergne? Everywhere you point your motorcycle, France is filled with incredible regions. There is no better way to explore than on a motorcycle tour in France. Climb aboard a Royal Enfield and discover flawless roads and stunning landscapes.

Our French motorcycle tours explore countless natural and cultural sites in this amazingly diverse country, from Bretagne to the Pyrénées. Embark on an enchanting journey through Alsace, Provence and the French Riviera. Fall in love with the Mediterranean beaches, the chateaux of the Loire Valley and the prestigious vineyards in Bourgogne. Delve into art, culture and cuisine while in the perennially iconic cities of Paris and Lyon. Discover Corsica, which stands alone as one of the most stunningly beautiful motorcycle destinations in the world.

France boasts an incredibly rich history, which ignites the imagination with written records reaching back to the Iron Age. The cuisine is considered to be among the most prestigious and respected in the world. When combined with the strong local culture, it becomes clear why this is a must-see destination for your Europe motorcycle tour. Riding on a motorcycle in France, a land of wondrous contrasts, is like going on several journeys in one unbelievable destination.

Experience an adventure full of local encounters and surprises at every turn. Enjoy riding along the Route des Grandes Alpes or the Cross-Pyrenean trail, the meandering paths of the Provence and Var countryside or Auvergne’s incredible curves. Thanks to our carefully curated recommendations along the route, such as fine local dining and charming accommodations, all that you need to do is relax and enjoy your motorcycle trip in France.

When to take a Motorbike Tour in France

There are four distinct seasons 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 thoroughly enjoy a leisurely motorcycle ride. The climate may vary depending on the regions and the altitude. It is best to avoid winter months between December and March when the temperatures are low almost all over the territory. Even in winter there are a few beautiful sunny days in the south of France and Corsica, but summer is really the ideal time for travelling in France. 

To avoid the peak tourist season, we suggest that you plan your motorcycle tour in France in the months of June or September. Spring and autumn are our favourite seasons for touring 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 echo the incredible beauty of Mongolia. If your trip is in autumn, be aware that the days are short and the temperatures fall rapidly in the evenings, even in the south of France. Whatever be the season, France is open to tourists looking for enchantment, authenticity and outstanding restaurants.

 

Geography of the Best Motorcycle Routes in France

No need to travel across the world to experience adventure! Discover (or rediscover) this amazing country during your motorcycle tour in France. 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 five coastlines: the North Sea, the Channel, the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. In the Alps you will find Mont Blanc, Europe’s highest peak with an altitude of 4807m. You can explore the region with a motorcycle tour in the Alps 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 pass at an altitude of 2764m, and traverse four major natural parks: Vanoise, Écrins, Queyras and Mercantour. There are major rivers flowing through the country including the Rhône, the Loire, the Rhine, the Garonne and the Seine. You may visit our world-renowned cities full of history and charm such as Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse, Nantes, Bordeaux, Strasbourg, Nice or Lille. The landscape tour of France also offers a profusion of flavours and culinary delights from each region.

 

History and Culture on a Motorcycle Tour 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 opportunity 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 the 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 the most visited country in the world. Among the very well-known sites, we boast 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, offering an unparalleled backdrop for your motorbike tour in France.

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Three days off-road training in France

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One day off-road training in France

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Alexane
Alexane
Expert from the region

Passionate about motorcycle travel, she loves feeling the freedom of the road and discovering new horizons at every turn. For 7 years, she has been traveling the roads of Europe and discovering incredible destinations, inspiring her love for adventure and exploration. Her combination of tourism experience and passion for motorcycles make her a dedicated individual, ready to share her experience and knowledge with others.

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I’ve done the Stage moto off…
I’ve done the Stage moto off road in Beaujolais twice. A version 2 with a higher level instruction would be attractive and I’m sure many others would sign up too. It is a shame that you have discontinued your tour Sur les chemins d’une France oubliée. I would gladly sign up for that.
The route seemed a bit too…
The route seemed a bit too long the second day, considering beginners are making a big effort constantly. At the same time, more than 1 day of training would have been beneficial to be able to practise the different techniques longer and receive more feedback. The communication was difficult without the French language. This is […]
Thank you, wonderful trip
Thank you, wonderful trip
I’ve done the Stage moto off…
I’ve done the Stage moto off road in Beaujolais twice. A version 2 with a higher level instruction would be attractive and I’m sure many others would sign up too. It is a shame that you have discontinued your tour Sur les chemins d’une France oubliée. I would gladly sign up for that.
The route seemed a bit too…
The route seemed a bit too long the second day, considering beginners are making a big effort constantly. At the same time, more than 1 day of training would have been beneficial to be able to practise the different techniques longer and receive more feedback. The communication was difficult without the French language. This is […]
Thank you, wonderful trip
Thank you, wonderful trip
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