You can reserve on-line and pay the deposit using Paypal or a credit card via Paypal. This is a secure payment method.
If you have a US bank account and prefer to pay by check or ACH transfer, please contact us for making your reservation.
Your reservation is registered when your deposit is received. It is possible that an on-line user makes a reservation and deposit before your payment arrives. In that case you might not get the bike you want or you might not get a spot on the tour. Please consider this when making your reservations.
Which currency are your prices?
All prices are in USD (US dollars) unless otherwise specified.
Can I reserve over the phone?
Yes, you may reserve over the phone. Please provide us with your contact information and we’ll coordinate with you.
What is your cancellation policy?
If you cancel 180 days prior to your tour departure, you will receive a full refund of any monies paid.
Cancellation less than 180 days from the tour departure date, you will receive no refund of monies paid.
You may change to a different tour more than 180 days from departure. You will pay the difference if the new tour is more expensive. There is no guarantee you get the same bike that you originally reserved and there is no guarantee that you will get the same bike as you originally reserved. Less than 180 days from departure a 25% change fee (based on the new tour price) will be applied.
I’m unable to go on my tour?
You can transfer your slot to a 3rd party provided all monies have been paid. The 3rd party must meet the basic requirements and accept the terms and conditions. We reserve the right to approve/disapprove of any transfers.
At more than 180 days from tour departure, we will refund your deposit and any monies paid. At less than 180 days from tour departure there is no refund.
Travel & Access
What airport should I fly into?
Lyon (LYS) is the closest airport to Grenoble. You can take a Ouibus shuttle bus from the Lyon aiport to Grenoble, or train. Bus schedules can be found here. The ride is a little over 1 hour.
Geneva (GVA) Switzerland is the next closest airport. You can take either a shuttle bus or train to Grenoble. The ride is close to 2 hours. Bus schedules can be found here.
If you are already on the Continent, your travel agent may have you arrive in downtown Grenoble via high speed train (TGV),
What Should I Pack?
If you are bringing your own motorcycle gear, you will need a helmet, gloves, jacket and appropriate footwear (boots recommended). We suggest pants as well. Remember your rain gear, just in case.
We offer the option of renting gear so you can travel light, with fewer bags and no risk of losing your gear in transit. Check out the Gear Bundle page here.
Think layers. A polar fleece or something you can take on or off if it gets chilly or warm.
Similar colors/materials: to facilitate laundry if you need to do some while on tour.
Swimsuit: for hotels with pools or spas.
Copy of your passport in case of loss.
Valid prescriptions in case you need to refill medication. Not all medications are available in all countries, so plan accordingly.
Driver’s License with Motorcycle Endorsement: valid driver’s license showing you can ride a >600 cc bike.
International Driver’s License: the Police is some countries require an International Driver’s License which is booklet that translates your license into numerous languages. If you are stopped by the Police and they cannot understand your license you may incur a fine.
Copies of any travel insurance documents
If you are crossing several time zones to go on tour, take the effects of jet-lag into account.
You are expected to be capable of riding safely without endangering yourself, passenger or other participants. Plan accordingly, show up with adequate margin of dealing with jet-lag.
Can I ship you my gear?
Yes you can ship us your gear. There are a number of services that offer suitcase shipping services, or you can use a shipping company like FedEx, UPS, DHL. Not an endorsement, but many guests have used: https://www.sendmybag.com/ and seem to be content with their service.
You should photograph everything and make a manifest. We can inspect your shipment upon arrival to ensure everything is accounted for and in good shape.
Do I need to bring cash?
You can exchange currency for Euros prior to departure just to have some cash.
You can withdraw Euros from bank machines using your ATM or credit card. Check to see if your bank will charge you for foreign withdrawls ahead of time. Certain banks will not charge a fee provided you withdraw from a certain foreign bank ATM.
Exchanging money at the airport is possible, but you will pay a fee and not get the best exchange rate.
I want a bike with a top-box (top case)
The following bikes have top-boxes for storage & passenger comfort. If you are riding solo, you do not have to ride with the top-box.
I’m not sure I can fit a certain bike?
Seat heights are listed on the bike specs at the bottom of each tour page.
Some bikes have adjustable seats (higher/lower) or specific seats (low or high).
If you’re not sure whether or not a bike will work for you, please let us know.
Each bike is insured for damage and theft. Both pilot & passenger are covered. Damage or theft of personal items is not covered.
If you are involved in an accident while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, our insurers will not cover any of the damages and you are personally responsible for damages to you and others.
The deductible is 2,000 euros.
Full details are in our Terms & Conditions.
we ride in a group, staggered formation ensuring safety margin between riders
we switch to single file i.e. mountain roads, switchbacks
we ride for 2-3 hours, take a short break. Sometimes we stop more frequently i.e. photo ops
we ride in all conditions except when it is unsafe
we avoid the highway as much as possible
we don’t plan on exceeding 6 hours per day
we don’t plan on night riding unless there’s an event or a good reason for it
we limit the group to a max of 8 bikes
we will split the group when there is a great disparity between skill levels we have 2 guides
every few bikes have GPS with the route programmed
If you’ve never ridden in Europe, please request our pdf guide to help get you prepared. You may consider arriving early and taking a day or two to get warmed up.
We have a general briefing usually the night before leaving on tour.
We have a daily briefing outlining the agenda.
What are the requirements?
21 years old
2 years of riding >600 cc bike
Valid license with motorcycle endorsement
No license suspension within last 24 months
Any false statements or paperwork means that our insurers won’t cover you.
We expect you to be physically capable of riding safely with the group for the duration of the tour.
Can I use my own bike?
Yes you can use your personal bike.
You are required to have valid insurance and you are responsible for any breakdowns along the way.
Please contact us for a quote if you want to use your own bike.
Luggage Van & Luggage Storage
What about my luggage while on tour?
If your tour includes the luggage van, you can take one piece per person.
The bag cannot exceed 20kg and dimensions of length x height x width. Everyone is entitled to this service, so please don’t show up with a steamer trunk and expect us to take it at the expense of others’ bags.
Any bags that do not accompany you on tour may be left at the hotel of departure.
If the luggage van is on your tour, you may bring 1 bag, not exceeding 20kg and dimensions of LxHxW.
Your luggage needs to be packed and in the hotel lobby at the given time each morning.
The luggage van does not necessarily follow the group, so do not count on having access to your bag during the day.
No fragile items, cash or valuables please. Also no illegal items or substances.
There are 2 available seats in the luggage van for non-riding passengers.
If you have a passenger that would prefer to ride in the van instead of on the bike, please contact us before reserving to make sure a seat is available.
The van does not necessarily follow the group during the day.
Entrance Fees / Tickets
Entrance fees or tickets are not included in the tour price, unless otherwise specified.
For events like MotoGP, Formula One, Le Mans, Bol d’Or, we suggest you purchase your tickets in advance if you want good seating.
I’m not interested in attending an event?
There’s no obligation to attend a race or tourist attraction.
We try to plan alternative activities like day rides or other, or you can relax or go sightseeing….
Check out our fantastic BMW motorcycle tours. Join us this season for the Ultimate Riding Experience.