BMW Motorcycle Tour France & Corsica: May 9-23, 2018

BMW Motorcycle Tour France & Corsica:

Only a few days into 2018, and it’s already off to a great start.  We’ve got a lot of exciting tours & events to look forward to, this is just one of them.

This year the BMW Passion Days track event will be part of the Corsica Monaco Grand Prix Motorcycle Tour.  For those of you unfamiliar with BMW Passion Days, it’s a track day featuring the full line-up of BMW bikes and automobiles.

There are six, 20 minute sessions for you to ride on the iconic Circuit Paul Ricard track.  (The same one of Bol d’Or and French Grand Prix F1 fame).  Two long straights will let you see just how fast these machines can go.  The turns are technical and will let you appreciate how well the bikes handle & brake.  You’ll find out how good your skills are on a range of machines.

M2 MotoTours getting track advice pitlane at BMW passion days

Track sessions are arranged by skill level.  Motorcycles and cars take turns for 20 minutes in alternating fashion.  While you’re not riding, you can enjoy watching cars or other rider groups in a spectacular setting.

Once you’ve tried out different models, why not check out some of the BMW automobiles and go for some hot laps with a professional driver?

BMW M4 at BMW Passion Days Circuit Paul Ricard

In between all the action on track there’ll be a catered lunch, entertainment and you can just spectate from the rooftop deck if you need a break.

This is a fabulous event that any petrol head will enjoy.  Even if you don’t care to ride the track, you’ll enjoy the ambiance and watching.

This event alone is well worth attending.  We’re glad we can incorporate it into our Corsica Motorcycle Tour featuring the Historic Monaco Grand Prix.

Quick refresh on Corsica:  an island in the Mediterranean that belongs to France.  Famous Corsicans-Mr. Napoleon Bonaparte himself. (sorry Cheech & Chong are not Corsican even though they were in “the Corsican Brothers”).

Corsica attracts thousands of European riders.  For one, the roads are extremely fun…if you like turns.  If you are a straight line boulevard cruiser, you will not enjoy the ride.  There just aren’t many straightaways.

The diversity and scenery are just amazing.  Corsica is known as the “isle of beauty” and it lives up to its reputation.  Coasts, mountains, cliffs, forests, valleys, and yes, even a desert.  The Corsicans have fought hard to preserve the natural beauty of the island.  High rise building, garish hotels, big box retail and the like are non existent.

Once you’ve toured Corsica, you will find yourself strangely drawn to it.  Each time you discover something new.  Tt’s pleasant to return and see that it’s just like how you left it and the time before that.

Lest we not forget one of the crown jewels of motor racing:  Monaco Grand Prix.  This year we’ll see vintage race cars in the Historic Grand Prix.  There’s nothing else left like it.  You need to see, hear & smell the cars as they roar around the city streets of one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

As if that’s not enough for you, crossing the Alps to get from Grenoble to the French Riviera and Monaco is necessary.  That part of the trip can be a tour unto itself.  Discover mountain pass after pass, and enjoy French wine & cuisine in the evenings.

If you don’t know us yet, we don’t do ordinary here at M2.  We know that you’re coming from far away, and making the trip is a major investment, time & money-wise.  We pack in as much goodness on every level as possible, so that when you depart you have one thing on your mind:  coming back and doing it again.

If you’re interested in learning more, check out the BMW Motorcycle Tour France Corsica page or contact us with any questions.

While you’re here, why not check out the catalog with a complete listing of our BMW Motorcycle Tour France as well as our self-guided motorcycle tour offering.