ESSENTIAL ALPS – 8 days total riding the must seepasses focused on the 2 prime riding areas of Andermatt Switzerland/Italian Dolomites along with up to 5 of the TOP 10 highest passes
AWESOME AUSTRIA– 10 days total riding, with 5 daysin Austria and 3 days in the Dolomites exploring some of the most famous high Alpine roads in Europe – includes up to 5 of the TOP 10 highest passes
TOP 10+ TOUR – 15 or 18 days total ridingto hit all 10 of the highest passes in the Alps. You can link the FRENCH LOOP (5 of the top 10) with either the ESSENTIAL ALPS or the AWESOME AUSTRIA (each with the other 5 non-France top 10 passes)
PRIVATE CUSTOM TOURS – all of my tours can be reserved for private groups riding the routes as described or customized to includes passes, places and sights handpicked by you and your friends.
The tours are designed to be LINKED TOGETHERto suit your schedule. You can enjoy a short 6-day tour, link 2 tours together for 14 to 18 days or ride all three. From 6 days to 27+ days, there is a tour for you.
2024 TOUR DATES:
CURRENT 2024 TOUR SCHEDULE STATUS
All open tours are scheduled to run in September due to higher-than-normal airfares in June and conflicting local events.
AWESOME AUSTRIA / September 4 – 13 (10 days)
TOTALLY SWITZERLAND / September 17 – 25 (9 days)
FRENCH ALPS LOOP/ September 29 – October 7 (9 days)
ALPS SELECT / DATES BOOKED
ESSENTIAL ALPS /DATES BOOKED
FRENCH ALPS LOOP / DATES BOOKED
TOP 10+ Tour / Your Choice – Link the French Loop with the Essential Alps DATES BOOKED
2025 TOUR DATES:
THE FRENCH LOOP / June 2 – 10 (6 days)
ALPS SELECT / June 14 – 24 (11 days)
TOTALLY SWITZERLAND / June 28 – July 6 (9 days)
ESSENTIAL ALPS / September 5 – 12 (8 days)
FRENCH ALPS LOOP / September 17 – 22 (6 days)
AWESOME AUSTRIA / September 25 – October 4 (10 days)
TOP 10+ TOUR / Your Choice – Link the French Loop with the Essential Alps or Awesome Austria Tour
They are RIDE focused tours for EXPERIENCED riders – Yes we stop at the top of most passes, for lunch, for gas and at 2 – 3 special unique places each tour that would be criminal to ignore – but my tours are about the riding.
All of the tours start and end in Thun Switzerland, which is easily reached from the Zurich airport and right in the heart of the Alps.
We have a wide range of rental motorcycles including an almost full line of BMW and KTM models. I can also help book rental motorcycles for non-tour members looking for a Swiss rental provider.
I offer an ORIENTATION DAY before every tour so that Tour Members can get acquainted with the rental bike, with riding various Alpine type roads and with the group they will be touring with.
My goal is to provide a quality, personal-service, no hassle tour experience at a lower tour-on-your-own cost than the big tour operators. There is no mark-up on motorcycles, hotels, food or gas. You save $600 to $1,000 per person on shorter tours and $1,500 to $2,500 or more per person on longer tours.
In exchange for a fixed fee I guide every trip. I also make all the reservations for the motorcycle and hotels. You are welcome to ride with me or own your own.
There is a limit of 7 motorcycles per tour, which keeps the group size small. Small is good for keeping a cohesive pace while riding, for daily logistics and for fostering a close-knit sense of camradery on and off the bike.