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15 Days

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Specific Tour

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10 people




France is a patchwork of regions and varied landscapes whose common denominator is a rich history and world-renowned gastronomy. The challenge is daunting. You discover in 14 days an authentic and welcoming France on a BMW motorcycle.

In this diagonal road from North to South which leads you from Normandy to Provence, you will experience intense emotional moments on the beaches of the longest day. Your steps will resonate on the cobblestone narrow streets of St.Mont Michel. Guests are welcomed in the gilded salons of the castles of the kings of once, erect on the majestic Unesco Loire River banks.

In Périgord, you will enjoy goose and duck specialties and walk in the footsteps of prehistoric people, visit their cave dwellings. You know that you are in Provence when the lavender fields and olives are screeching of cicadas- it entails that you are at the end of your motorcycle journey.

This tour is a trip that will surely fill your eyes and heart with memories. You will already dream of your next motorcycle trip to France.

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  • Mileage : 1950 km / 1211 miles
  • Tour highlights: Le Mans motorsport museum, D-Day landing beaches, Mont St Michel, St Malo fortified city, Loire Valley castles, Medieval villages of Rocamadour, Conques, gorges of the Tarn River, Millau Viaduct, Roman site of Pont du Gard, Unesco old town of Avignon.


Day 1 Arrival in Tours

Pick up at train station in Tours, hôtel check in and group briefing &
welcome dinner in old town Tours.
Day 2 Honfleur (Add-on tour)

The Mancelles Alps valley, Lisieux basilica, Le Mans motorsport museum and circuit, Normandy cheeses valley, Honfleur 18th century harbor.
Day 3 Honfleur - Carentan (Add-on tour)

Sea resort of Deauville, Pegasus bridge, Omaha beach and Colleville cemetery, Utah beach and Ste Mère Eglise, Museum of Omaha beach, Arromanches artificial harbor.
Day 4 Carentan - St Malo (Add-on tour)

Mont St Michel, Coutances cathedral, St Malo fortified city.
Day 5 St Malo - Chinon (Add-on tour)

Medieval city of Dinan, Castle of Vitré, Saumur castle, Loire valley banks road, Old town Chinon.
Day 6 Arrival in Tours / Chinon (rest day)

On this free day you will have the opportunity to familiarize yourself with your bike and the French trafic. There will be some ride around Tours to see some castles but you will also take some time to recover from your trip before we hit the road for your Tour de France. Add on tour participants will enjoy a rest or riding day in the Loire valley.
Day 7 Chinon - Uzerche

To start our trip we will follow the Vienne river and stop in l’Angles Sur l’Anglin, a medieval village with lots of charms. Then we will enter the Limousin region and stop at Oradour sur Glane, a place of memory. Here in 1944 a SS division «Das Reich» did massacre the entire village. The place has been left untouched for rememberance.
Day 8 Uzerche - Sarlat

Short mileage today but this is to give you more time to enjoy 2 of the most beautiful villages of France : Collonges la Rouge (the red city) and Turenne. Then following the river Dordogne you will arrive in Sarlat and enjoy its lively market and medieval old town. This is definitely the place to savour foie gras and the local gastronomy.
Day 9 Sarlat - Millau

As we go south the landscape will become drier : this the Quercy region. This part of France is one of the most preserved in terms of traditions and villages. We will visit Figeac, hometown of Champollion who discover the Rosetta stone and then in Conques a major stop of the Santiago trail. The millau viaduct, the highest suspended bridge in the world will welcome us as we arrive in town.
Day 10 Millau (rest day)

Today is a rest day to give you some time to enjoy the pool or just ride around in the beautiful gorges of the Tarn rive or the Templars village of the Couvertoirade. There is so much to see and do around than one day won’t be enough. Be prepare to make some choice… This region is one of the most remote and inhabited in France.
Day 11 Millau - L'Isle sur la Sorgue

More gorges and corniche roads to leave the Cevennes region. We leave Languedoc and enter in Provence with one of the most visited bridge and one of the oldest : the Pont du Gard. If time permits we might stop in Avignon and see the impressive palace of popes when Avignon was a papal city. Then we will stay in L’Isle sur la Sorgue a city famous for its antics but also known as the Venice of Provence.
Day 12 L'Isle sur la Sorgue - Verdon

We will start the day by the mythic ascension of the Mount Ventoux from where the view is breathtaking. Then we’ll enjoy the savors of High Provence and Luberon. We will stop at Gordes a supended village and at the french Colorado of Rustel once a mine of ocher. Then we will reach the famous gorges of Verdon where we will spend the night. Be prepared for a awesome sunset...
Day 13 Verdon - Vercors

To start the day we will ride in the Grand Canyon of the Verdon river, this will be one of the highlight of your trip ! Then we will reach the Vercors mountain, once a high place of French resistance in 1944 but before that we will ride some of the most beautiful roads and gorges of the french southern Alps. One of the best memorable ride of the trip probably !
Day 14 Vercors - Le Puy en Velay

After a ride through the tunnels of the Grande Combe we will leave the Vercors mountain for the Rhône valley and its wineyard and climb again the Massif Central on our way to Auvergne. The RN 102 that will take us there is a wonderfull twisty road with impressive scenery. Then you will wander the medievial streets of Le Puy where the pelgrims,on their way to Santiago, starts their journey. If you are courageous enough you may climb the stairs to the virgin.
Day 15 Le Puy en Velay - Le Mont Dore

Auvergne is considered as a heaven for motorcyclists in France. Very few trafic and some awesome roads with wild landscapes. And on top of that a rich gastronomy. This day of ride will take us through its highest summits and the day will end in an old spa resort facing the Puy Sancy summit where time has stopped : Le Mont Dore. Enjoy the quietness.
Day 16 Le Mont Dore - Tours

For our last day we will leave the volcanoes of Auvergne for the Millevaches plateau, a remote land of marsh and forests. Everything has been left untouched for generation in this region. And then finally we will arrive in the Loire Valley to admire some its most iconic castles : Chenonceau and Amboise. We will end this magical tour with a farewell dinner and celebrate the french gastronomy.


  • Train transfer from/to Paris Airport and transfer to hotels on arrival and departure
  • Motorcycle rental with unlimited mileage and insurance
  • A professional bilingual guide on a motorcycle leading the group
  • 14 hotel nights in two and three-star hotels with continental breakfast
  • Entrance tickets to Le mans Motorsports Museum, Omaha Beach museum and one castle (to be defined on the tour)
  • Welcome and farewell dinners and 2 picnics (if weather permits)
  • Tour information package with road-book and travel tips
  • Flight tickets
  • Any other meals not included in the tour
  • Drinks and all personal expenses
  • Fuel
  • Riding equipment (helmet, jackets, gloves)

Tour Package

Motorcycle Models*
BMW R 1200 RT, BMW LC 1200 GS
Moto Guzzi V85TT, BMW F 70 GS


Cancellation Policy
This cancellation policy applies to tours by Ride In Tours offered on the Moto-days website, unless noted otherwise this will not be altered for any reason.

Should the customer decide to cancel the tour before or during the specified time period for any reason, please find the refund and cancellation policies below:

1. Cancellation of 30 days before departure date: The customer shall receive a refund percentage 70% of the total amount paid.

2. Cancellation of 29 to 21 days before departure date: The customer shall receive a refund percentage 50% of the total amount paid.

3. Cancellation of less than 20 days before departure date: The customer shall receive a refund percentage 0% of the total amount paid.


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