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Southern France Self Guided Motorcycle Tour

Experience the good life

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Southern France Self Guided Motorcycle Tour

Experience the good life during one week  in Southern France.  You’ll take the Alps down to the Mediterranean coast and Riviera.  Spend a day in Italy.  Wind your way through the Verdon Gorges, conquer the Mont Ventoux and finish via the amazing Vercors mountain range.  It’s not just about the ride, you’ll also enjoy French cuisine, wines & cheeses too.  After a taste of the good life, you’ll want to come back for more.

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Highlights
  • Famous mountain passes:  Galibier, Alpe d’Huez, Col de la Bonnette, Turini, Mont Ventoux & more.
  • Provence
  • Riviera & Italian coast
  • Great food & scenery
  • Monte Carlo
  • Verdon Gorges
  • Vercors

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Hotels & Dining

Enjoy the comfort and charm of select hotels & B&B’s.

Chez Bear

Mountain views, cozy warmth & comfort of this restored farmhouse.  Enjoy a well deserved rest with delicious home cooked meals at Chez Bear B&B.

Dining:

You’ll want to try as many of the local specialties of each region along with local wines.  From bread & pastries to cheeses, seafood, there’s so much to enjoy.  Bon appetit.

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Dates & Prices
Dates:  From May-Oct.
Departures: Mon-Arrive Sun.
Departure/Arrival: Grenoble, France

Bike

Solo

Solo with passenger

BMW K1200R Sport

$2,700
$3,000

BMW F800 GT

 $2,700
 $3,000

BMW K1300 GT

 $3,000
$3,300

BMW R1200 RT

 $3,100
$3,400

BMW R1200 GS

 $3,400
 $3,700

BMW K1600 GTL

 $3,400
$3,700

BMW K1600 B

$3,400
 $3,700

 BMW R1200 RS

 $3,000
 $3,300

BMW S1000 XR

$3,100
$3,400
Testimonials

“I recently took my wife on a surprise motorcycle tour.  M2 was extremely helpful in helping me arrange something very special for her.  We had a lot of fun on our ride.  The roads & food were great.  The only downside was that it ended too soon.  Next time we’ll go for 2 weeks.”

-Darryl S.

What’s Included
  • BMW Motorcycle
  • Insurance Pilot & Passenger
  • GPS Roadbook
  • Accommodations, 6 nights 2-3*** hotels or B&B’s.
  • Luggage Storage

Accommodations can be upgraded upon request.  Please let us know your desired level of comfort and we’ll provide you with a quotation.

Rider gear (helmet, jackets, pants, gloves, rain suits) is available for rent.  Please let us know what you need & your size(s) and we’ll provide you with a quotation.

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Itinerary

Day 1

Depart Grenoble -> Arrive Briancon

Today’s ride takes you over iconic mountain roads like the Alpe d’Huez, Col du Glandon, Telegraphe, Galibier and Lautaret before arriving in Briancon.
Distance: 250 KM
Time: 5

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Day 2

Depart Briancon-> Arrive Riviera

Today’s ride takes you over the Col de Vars, the impressive Col de la Bonnette, down to the Mediterranean coast and French Riviera.
Distance: 240 km
Time: 5

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Day 3

Depart Riviera-Arrive Riviera

Today’s ride takes you to Monte Carlo.  Why not head to Sanremo Italy for a day trip around the Italian coast?
Distance: 200 km
Time: 5

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Day 4

Depart Riviera-Arrive Pertuis

Today’s ride takes you to the Verdon Gorges and charming town of Pertuis.
Distance: 250 km
Time: 5

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Day 5

Depart Pertuis->Nyons

Today’s ride takes you to through the Gorges of Meouge and over the iconic Mont Ventoux.
Distance: 250 km
Time: 5

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Day 6

Depart Nyons->Arrive Ardeche

Today’s ride will take you to the Ardeche region.

Distance: 250 km
Time: 5

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Day 7

Depart Ardeche->Arrive Grenoble

Today’s ride will take you through the Vercors mountain range, spectacular Gorges of Bourne, balcony roads and the Col du Rousset pass.  A great finale for a great week.

Distance: 250 km
Time: 5

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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.

You’ll stay in independent hotels, B&B’s 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
BORE x STROKE|80 x 49.7mm
COMPRESSION RATIO|12.0:1
CLAIMED HORSEPOWER|160 hp @ 11,000 rpm
CLAIMED TORQUE|83.0 lb-ft @ 9,250 rpm
GEARBOX|Six-speed
FINAL DRIVE|Chain
CLUTCH|Wet slipper, hydraulic, multiplate
FRAME|Aluminum
WHEELBASE|61.0 in.
RAKE|25.5°
TRAIL|4.6 in.
FRONT SUSPENSION|Upside-down telescopic fork with optional D-ESA
FRONT WHEEL TRAVEL|5.9 in.
FRONT WHEEL|Cast aluminum alloy, 3.5 x 17
FRONT TIRE|120/70ZR-17 Bridgestone T30
REAR SUSPENSION|Linked monoshock with optional D-ESA
REAR WHEEL TRAVEL|5.5 in.
REAR WHEEL|Cast aluminum alloy, 6.0 x 17
REAR TIRE|190/55ZR-17 Bridgestone T30
FRONT BRAKE|Two 320mm radially mounted four-piston calipers
REAR BRAKE|265mm disc, 2-piston caliper
FUEL TANK CAPACITY|5.2 gal.
CLAIMED DRY WEIGHT|357 lb.
CLAIMED WET WEIGHT|502 lb.
SEAT HEIGHT|33.1 in.
LENGTH|86 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 2014-

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