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Monaco Historic Grand Prix Corsica Motorcycle Tour

Two weeks of amazing touring in Southern France, Provence, French Riviera and Corsica.  Featuring the mythic Monaco Historic Grand Prix.

Total Distance  2800 km Daily Distance 250 km
Daily Ride Time 5 hrs Skill Level Intermediate/Advanced
Road Type 100% Paved Thrill Factor  4/5
Tourism Factor 5/5

Enjoy touring the picture postcard perfect Southern France, Provence, the Riviera.  You’ll enjoy delicious food and wine as much as the ride.
See vintage race cars flying through the streets of Monaco.    This is a must attend once in a lifetime event.
Spend a week discovering Corsica, one of the most beautiful islands and a motorcyclists’ paradise.  By far the best riding in the Mediterranean.
Couples will particularly enjoy the romantic ambience of the Riviera and the unspoiled beauty of Corsica.   Solo riders will love the challenge & beauty that Corsica has to offer.

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Highlights
  • Monte Carlo & French Riviera
  • French Alps & Provence, Côte d’Azur
  • Cap Corse, Bastia, Ajaccio, Bonifacio, Calvi
  • Roads in Corsica & majestic scenery
  • Sublime food & Wine
  • Monaco Historic Grand Prix (tickets are not included.)

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Hotels & Dining

Enjoy the comfort and charm of select hotels.

The Grand Hotel Uriage represents the caliber of what you can expect on tour. The historic building retains all the architectural character of an 18th century building, with modern comforts. Tastefully decorated, and staffed with a team committed to making your stay a memorable one.
The Grand Hotel Uriage features a complete spa with indoor/outdoor pool totally renovated in 2017. Uriage is renowned for its thermal spring water. Complete spa treatments are available.

Dining:

You’ll want to try the local French specialties as well as the Corsican charcuterie and cheeses.  Corsica also has some very good beers and wines.

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Dates & Prices

Tour Start: May 9, 2018

Tour End: May 23, 2018

Departure/Arrival: Grenoble, France

Solo prices are based on sharing a room.  For a private room, a $750 up-charge will be added to your reservation.

Bike

Solo

Solo with passenger

BMW K1200R Sport

BMW F800 GT

BMW K1300 GT

 $6,500
 $8,600

BMW R1200 RT

$6,500
 $8,600

BMW R1200 GS

$6,500
 $8,600

BMW K1600 GTL

 $7,000
 $9,100

BMW K1600 B

$7,000
$9,100

 BMW R1200 RS

 $7,000
 $9,100

BMW S1000 XR

$6,500
$8,600
Testimonials

“I’ve been with other companies over the last 20 years, this tour was my favorite.  The M2 guys are great guys, they designed an amazing ride across France and Corsica which is the best-kept riding secret.  It’s amazingly beautiful, the roads are a lot of fun, and the food is excellent.  Compared to Sardinia, I think it’s much nicer.  Seeing the race cars in Monaco was a boyhood dream come true.  I’ve since taken more tours with M2 and can not recommend them highly enough.”

– Carlos K.

“I’m not a Formula One fan, but it was truly impressive to see cars flying through the streets of Monaco.  The ambience of the event was really exciting.  Corsica has to be one of the most beautiful unspoiled spots with great riding.  The weather was perfect, food excellent, hotels very nice.  You haven’t lived until you’ve done a tour like this.”

– Mike B.

What’s Included
  • BMW Motorcycle
  • Insurance Pilot & Passenger
  • Gas &Tolls (if any)
  • Accommodations-3-4****
  • All Breakfasts & Dinners
  • Tour Guide
  • Luggage van option (minimum 6 participants required)

Beverages, alcohol, snacks, attraction fees, souvenirs are not included.

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Itinerary

Day 0

Meeting & Dinner in Grenoble

We’ll assemble for a meet & greet, and safety briefing. Cocktails & dinner will follow.
Date: May 9, 2018

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Day 1

Depart Grenoble -> Arrive Nyons

Today’s ride takes us through the Vercors mountain range to the famous Mont Ventoux and to Nyons for an evening activity of wine tasting.
Distance: 240KM
Time: 5
Date: May 10

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Day 2

Depart Nyons -> Barcelonette

Today’s ride takes us through the stunning Verdon Gorges to Barcelonette.  Today you will ride through Provence and climb the Col de la Bonnette, the highest paved road in Europe.
Distance: 280 km
Time: 5
Date: May 11

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Day 3

Depart Barcelonette->Arrive Riviera

Today’s ride takes us down the Route des Grandes Alpes to Nice and the French Riviera.
Distance: 280 km
Time: 5
Date: May 11

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Day 4

Monaco Historic Grand Prix

Today we’ll go to Monaco for the Historic Grand Prix.  Following we’ll take the overnight ferry to Corsica.
Distance:
Time:
Date: May 12

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Day 5

Depart Calvi-Arrive Ajaccio

Today we’ll ride to Ajaccio visiting Calvi, Porto along the way.

Distance: 200
Time: 5
Date: May 13

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Day 6

DepartAjaccio->Bonifacio

Enjoying all of Corsica we’ll pass through Propriano en route to Bonifacio.

Distance: 200
Time: 5
Date: May 14

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Day 7

Depart Bonifacio->Arrive Porto Vecchio

We’ll visit Bonifacio, take a boat ride to admire the cliffs & coast.

Distance: 200
Time: 5
Date: May 15

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Day 8

Porto Vecchio

Today is your free day.  Relax, enjoy the beach or go on a day ride.

Distance: 200
Time: 5
Date: May 16

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Day 9

Depart Porto Vecchio->Arrive Corte

We’ll ride through Bavella and see the spectacular ‘needle’ mountain peaks.  We’ll have lunch in Monticello and stay in Corte for the night.

Distance: 200
Time: 5
Date: May 17

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Day 10

Depart  Ile Rousse-> Arrive Bastia

Today’s ride features the desert of the Agirates.  Afterwards we’ll make our way to Bastia to board the ferry back to the mainland.

Distance: 200
Time: 5
Date: May 19

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Day 11

Depart  Nice-> Arrive St. Paul de Vence

Today’s we’ll visit the backcountry of the Riviera and stay in charming St. Paul de Vence.

Distance: 200
Time: 5
Date: May 20

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Day 12

Depart St. Paul de Vence->Briancon

Today’s we’ll ride the Route Napoleon up to the fortress town of Briancon.

Distance: 200

Time: 5
Date: May 21

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Day 13

Depart Briancon->Grenoble

Today’s we’ll ride the Galibier, Col du Lautaret, Croix de Fer & Col du Glandon.

Distance: 200

Time: 5
Date: May 21

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Day 14

Departure Day
Date: May 23
Thank you for making it an epic tour.  Safe travels and we’ll see you again next year.

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Why Choose M2

Committed to delivering The Ultimate Riding Experience.

Amazing riding, stunning scenery, food, events & accommodations, we’ll exceed your expectations.

Our tours are limited in size so you can expect personalized service and attention.

You’ll stay in independent hotels, B&B’s, and enjoy restaurants that share the same philosophy as we do, providing a memorable, high quality experience.

After a tour you will find yourself transformed, mind-blown and wanting to come back and do it all over again…and again…and again

and that’s the Ultimate Riding Experience.

Bikes

BMW f800 GT

BMW f800 GT

Displacement:  798cc Torque:  63Nm /46.5 ft lbs. @5800 rpm
Weight:  213.2 (wet)
Seat Height: Standard:  800mm / 31.5 inches
Low Setting:  N/A
Low Seat Option: N/A
Wheelbase: 1,514mm / 59.6 inches
Options:  ESA electronic suspension, heated grips, luggage & top case.

Review:

BMW appears to have got the balance right with the F800GT. It has just the right blend of sport and tourer for a motorcycle of this size and type.
It also makes a sensible proposition for anyone considering taking up motorcycling for the first time and it even has appeal for the more experienced rider who wants a light, but robust sports tourer that will happily eat up the miles in a no nonsense sort of way.
And where this BMW really scores is you’ll have a lot of fun doing that and just getting out there and riding it.
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BMW K1200R Sport

BMW K1200R Sport

Displacement: 1157cc
Torque: 127.00Nm / 93.7 ft lbs. @ 8250 rpm
Weight: 217 kg
Seat Height:
Standard: 820mm / 32.2 inches
Low Setting: N/A
Low Seat Option: N/A
Wheelbase: 1,580mm / 62.2 inches
Options: ESA electronic suspension, heated grips, tank bag

Review:

“I had forgotten just how much I’d enjoyed this engine.
I held on, grinning, as 163 horses threatened to wrench my fingers from the handlebars.
My knees dug into the tank’s recess, I knocked the Beemer into sixth and tucked in – this is way too easy.”
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BMW K1300 GT

BMW K1300 GT

Displacement:  1293cc Torque: 135Nm / 99.6 ft lbs @ 8000 rpm
Weight:  255kg / 562.2 lbs
Seat Height: Standard: 840mm / 33.1 inches
Low Setting:  800mm / 31.5 inches
Low Seat Option:
Wheelbase: 1,572mm / 61.9 inches
Options: ESA suspension, heated grips, heated seats, cruise control, electric windscreen, luggage & topcase

Review:

The BMW K1300 GT is a Grand Tourer in the true sense of the words. It manages to combine massive performance with supreme practicality and comfort. There are so many bikes out there that don’t handle and ride as well as the BMW K1300GT that are supposed to be ‘sports-focussed’ bikes it’s simply astounding how easy the BMW K1300GT is to chuck around.
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BMW R1200 RT

BMW R1200 RT

Displacement: 1170cc Torque: 120Nm / 88.5ft lbs @6000rpm
Weight: 229kg / 504.9lbs
Seat Height:
Standard: 840mm / 33 inches
Low Setting: 820mm / 32.2 inches
Low Seat Option: 780-800mm /30.7 inches
Wheelbase: 1485mm / 58.4 inches
Options: ESA electronic suspension, heated grips & seats, electric windscreen, cruise control, luggage, topcase & tank bag.

Review:

“the BMW R 1200 RT has long been sport touring’s standard-bearer. Designed, built and refined in the shadow of the Alps, the RT name is synonymous with tractable power, intuitive handling and first-rate comfort and wind protection. Its trademark air/oil-cooled boxer twin with shaft drive represents 90 years of BMW design tradition, a setup that has proven to be reliable and popular.”
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K1600 GT

BMW K1600 GT

Displacement: 1649cc Torque: 175Nm /129 ft lbs. @7750 rpm
Weight: 319kg (wet)
Seat Height:
Standard: 810mm / 31.9 inches
Low Setting: 780mm/30.7 inches
Low Seat Option: N/A
Wheelbase: 1,680mm / 66.1 inches
Options: ESA electronic suspension, heated grips, heated seat, electric windscreen, luggage & top case.

Review:

In my opinion, these two bikes are by far the most dynamic and full-featured touring motorcycles ever produced. I have always said, often to the surprise of many, that my dream shed of bikes would certainly include a Gold Wing among its numbers. That dream shed often changes, once upon a time there wasn’t a single BMW in it, but now the K 1600 GT joins its Bavarian brothers the R 1200 GS and K 1300 R in the list of machinery that’s managed to steal my heart since BMW has dramatically upped their game in the past few years.
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S1000XR

2016 BMW S1000XR

Engine|Liquid-cooled inline-four
Displacement|999cc
Horsepower|160 hp @ 11,000 rpm
Torque|83.0 lb-ft @ 9,250 rpm
Gearbox|Six-speed
Final Drive|Chain

Clutch|Wet slipper, hydraulic, multiplate
Dry Weight|357 lb.
Wet Weight|228 kg /502 lb.
Seat Height|840mm/33.1 in.
Low Seat Option: 790mm/31.1 in

Review:

The S1000XR is an exciting new offering from BMW. The S1000RR Superbike has helped transform the marque from its stodgy, pipes-and-slippers trope to a more robust, high-performance bike brand, and the S1000XR builds on this momentum.
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K1600B

BMW K1600B

ENGINE TYPE: Liquid cooled, 4-stroke in-line 6-cylinder engine, four valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts, dry sump lubrication
CAPACITY: 1,649 cc
RATED OUTPUT: 160 hp (118 kW) at 7,750 rpm
MAX. TORQUE: 129 lb-ft (175 Nm) at 5,250 rpm
FUEL CONSUMPTION: 41 mpg (WMTC)
TRANSMISSION: 6-speed
WET WEIGHT, FULLY FUELED: 741 lbs (336 kg)
SEAT HEIGHT: 30.7″
OPTIONAL SEAT HEIGHT: Low Seat: 29.5″
FUEL TANK CAPACITY: 7.0 gallons

Review:

The engine in the B is supposedly identical to the ones in the K1600 GT and GTL. So even if the Bagger design brief for most manufacturers is relaxed cruising, this bagger can do that, but it can also propel you from corner to corner on tight, twisty backroads, or fast flowing ones, in a way that will leave most baggers sucking its clean, Euro4 emissions as it disappears over the horizon.
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R1200 GS LC

BMW R1200 GS LC

Engine size: 1170
Cylinders: 2
hp/kW: 125/ 92
Vehicle weight (kg): 238
Seat height (mm): 850
Valve clearance (intake): KALT 0,10-0,17 MM
Valve clearance (exhaust): KALT 0,34-0,41 MM
Engine idle speed: 1150 U/MIN

Review:

The result has improved the already class leading GS in almost every aspect. The engine is a measurable step forward right through the rev range yet retains its boxer character. It looks cleaner and neater, is more comfortable and sophisticated and handles better too.
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R1200RT

BMW R1200RT

YEAR 2014
ENGINE TYPE Four-stroke flat twin, double overhead camshaft, one balance shaft
ENGINE DISPLACEMENT 1170cc
BORE STROKE 101 mm x 73 mm
COOLING Air/Liquid-Cooled
COMPRESSION RATIO 12.5:1
FUEL SYSTEM Electronic intake pipe injection / BMS-K+ digital engine management
IGNITION Electronic
STARTING SYSTEM Electric
TRANSMISSION Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth
FINAL DRIVE Shaft
RAKE TRAIL NA
SEAT HEIGHT 31.7 in. (805mm)
WHEELBASE 58.5 in. (1485mm)
FRONT SUSPENSION BMW Motorrad Telelever; stanchion diameter 37 mm, central spring strut
REAR SUSPENSION Cast aluminium single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever
FRONT BRAKE Dual disc brake, floating discs, diameter 320 mm, four-piston fixed calipers ABS
REAR BRAKE Single disc brake, diameter 276 mm, double-piston floating caliper
FRONT TIRE 120/70ZR-17
REAR TIRE 180/55ZR-17
FUEL CAPACITY 6.6 gal.
DRY WEIGHT 604 lbs. (Wet) (273 kg)

Review:

On the open road, the RT motors along with the same soothing, low-frequency engine thrum that has endeared BMW’s opposed twins to so many riders for so long. Rolling open the ride-by-wire throttle at practically any rpm, though, results in strong, linear torque and deceptively quick acceleration
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R1200 RS

BMW R1200 RS

YEAR 2015-

Displacement: 1170cc Torque: 125Nm /92 ft lbs. @6500 rpm
Weight: 231kg (wet) 502 lbs
Seat Height: Standard: 820mm / 32.2 inches
Low Setting: 760mm
Low Seat Option: N/A
Wheelbase: 1,514mm / 59.6 inches
Options: ESA electronic suspension, shift assist pro, heated grips, luggage & top case.

Review:

“The beauty of this boxer is the feel of immediate torque. After thumbing the starter and feeling the left-to-right rattle that harmonizes into a continuous melody, the R1200RS’ engine presents hefty torque from the first crack of throttle to the maximum 92 ft/lbs at 6500 rpm.” Read the full review here:

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