THE TOURS  

  • THE FRENCH LOOP6 days total riding in France riding the highest of the high Alps passes
  • ALPS SELECT11 days total riding in Switzerland, the Italian Dolomites and a true Italian lakes experience at the edge of the Alps at Lago di Garda
  • TOTALLY SWITZERLAND6 days total riding all in Switzerland, the epicenter of the Alps
  • ESSENTIAL ALPS8 days total riding the must see passes focused on the 2 prime riding areas of Andermatt Switzerland/Italian Dolomites along with 5 of the TOP 10 highest passes
  • AWESOME AUSTRIA 10 days total riding, 6 days in Austria exploring some of the most famous high Alpine roads in Europe – includes 5 of the TOP 10 highest passes
  • TOP 10+ TOUR15 or 18 days total riding to 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)

2022 TOUR DATES:

CLOSED = Tour Full or Time Slot Reserved by Private Group

  • FRENCH ALPS LOOP / June 11 – 16 (6 days) 
  • ALPS SELECT / June 19 – 29  (11 days)  
  • TOTALLY SWITZERLAND / July 2 – 7 (6 days)  Close to full – Please Contact
  • AWESOME AUSTRIA / September 3 – 16 (14 days)  Close to full – Please Contact
  • FRENCH ALPS LOOP / September 19 – 24 (6 days)  
  • ESSENTIAL ALPS / September 26 – October 3  (8 days)  
  • TOP 10+ Tour / Your Choice – Link the French Loop with the Essential Alps  

2023 TOUR DATES:

  • THE FRENCH LOOP / June 10 – 15 (6 days)
  • ALPS SELECT / June 18 – 28  (11 days)
  • TOTALLY SWITZERLAND / July 1 – 6 (6 days)
  • ESSENTIAL ALPS / August 30 – September 6  (8 days)
  • FRENCH ALPS LOOP / September 9 – 14 (6 days)
  • AWESOME AUSTRIA / September 17 – 26 (10 days)
  • TOP 10+ TOUR / Your Choice – Link the French Loop with the Essential Alps or Awesome Austria Tour

TOUR BASICS

  • 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.
  • The tours are designed to be LINKED TOGETHER to 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.
    • I keep repeat routes to a minimum.
    • We maximize tour time with minimal downtime between tours (2 days max).
  • 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.


ALPS SELECT – SWISS/ ITALIAN ALPS Tour
June 24 – July 4, 2017 – 11 Riding Days
Flex Tour Extension Available (July 5 – 8, 2017)

My “Alps Select” tour picks the crème de la crème of Alpine riding for …. [more]



TOP 10+ (10 HIGHEST PASSES + 50 to 70 More)
September 9 – 22, 2017 – 14 Riding Days
Partial Tour Participation Available

This trip is for people who want a rider’s ride to the highest of the high… [more]



AWESOME AUSTRIA – Ride and See Tour
June 10 – 20, 2017 – 11 Riding Days
Sightseeing Options Available

This is a specialty tour for riders looking to combine lots of riding with lots of sightseeing. … [more]



CUSTOMIZED Tours
If you have a small group that is looking to travel together and would like to have your own special tour, I can act as your personal guide… [more]