Welcome to my website. I provide guided, personal service, low cost, small group, motorcycle tours of Europe and the Alps including the Alpine regions of Switzerland, Italy, Austria, France and Germany. 

I started Alps Tours more than 20 years ago because I love to ride AND I love the Alps. I enjoy being outdoors on my motorcycle every day of every tour – it never ever gets old. The world has lots of great riding and some of the very best riding is in the Alps. I get particular pleasure from sharing my knowledge and passion for Alpine adventure with my Tour members. Everyone who signs up for an Alps tour expects it to be a great, but when Tour Members tell me that my tour was WAY better than expected it really makes my day.

My simple focus has always been on the riding. I was one of the very first tour providers to offer guided “stripped down” tours – no chase vehicles, no fancy tour paraphernalia – just a great European adventure vacation, brand new motorcycles, and the same quality hotels and fantastic roads as the big tour operators but with a small, flexible group feel at a tour-on-your-own price.

Think of it as a group ride with friends. It just so happens that I’m one of your friends and I’ve been there and done it ALL before, so there is no hassle and no stress, just a seamless fun-filled unforgettable motorcycle adventure through some of the best riding in the world.

Feel free to contact me to help you PLAN YOUR ALPS ADVENTURE


“I was looking for a tour that was a small group of experienced riders staying at local hotels, eating at local restaurants and all the back/small road riding one could fit into a day. The key ingredient was an experienced tour leader so I could mindlessly enjoy the entire alpine riding experience never looking at a map or thinking about accommodations/meals. This tour met all my expectations.”

Barry B – Ontario Canada

“From the beginning, I knew Charlie was very well organized and a good communicator. During the tour, Charlie’s many years of riding in the Alps were obvious. He knew the roads like he lives there. How he even found some of the roads we drove I don’t know. His ability to remember places, roads, and routes was amazing. If anyone is considering touring in the Alps, I would highly recommend you check out Moto-Charlie.”

Rick R – Minnesota USA




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See what some other tour members think of my tours by clicking onto my Testimonials.

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I love the Alps. I love the roads, the mountain views, the food, the culture, and the motorcycle friendly environment. Everyone who rides the Alps knows that it is Motorcycle Heaven. The expression “It doesn’t get any better than this” must have originated on an alpine motorcycle trip.