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The Mighty Alps - Europe Motorcycle Tour

Venture on a fabulous Europe Motorcycle Tour riding the highest alpine passes. Conquer the highest paved mountain roads of Austria, Germany, Italy and Switzerland, cross narrow canyons and ride along its largest lakes. An incredible BMW motorbike adventure that reveals the best in Europe. The rides are complemented by amazing cities related to famous plays and unique locations. Ride 4 European countries in 15 days collecting smiles and memories to last for a lifetime.

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Highlights for
The Mighty Alps - Europe Motorcycle Tour

  • Stelvio Pass – the highest paved mountain pass in the Eastern Alps - 2757m in altitude
  • Umbrail Pass – the highest paved road in Switzerland.
  • Passo del Giovo, 2094 m in altitude
  • Albula Pass and the rugged Albula Gorge, 2312 m in altitude
  • Tremosine Gorge – once referred to as the eighth wonder of the world
  • Spectacular views over Lake Garda – the largest lake in Italy
  • Juliet’s Balcony in Verona
  • Venice – the floating city

Brief itinerary:

Day 1, Vienna

Fly to Vienna, the capital city of Austria. Enjoy a transfer to your hotel and meet your crew for the next 2 weeks.

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Day 2, Vienna – Salzburg

Ride along Vienna Woods and Austrian Castles towards Salzburg.  The famous The Sound of Music movie was filmed in and around the city.

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Day 3, Salzburg – Eagles Nest (Germany) – Grossglockner (Austria) – Winklern

Cross the border to Germany and head to the Eagles Nest. The Third Reich era edifice was used exclusively by members of the Nazi Party. Ride on Grossglockner in Germany - the highest Alpine Road in the country.

Grossglockner Alpine Road - Motorcycle Tour

Day 4,Winklern – San Leonardo in Pasiria (Italy) – Passo del Giovo – Trafoi

Cross Passo del Giovo, 2094 m in altitude to reach the jewel of motorcycle roads – Passo dello Stelvio. Romania-motorcycle-tours

Day 5, Trafoi – Stelvio Pass – Umbrail Pass (Switzerland) – Santa Maria Val Mustair – Zuoz

Venture on Stelvio Pass, the highest paved mountain pass in the Eastern Alps. Continue your voyage with Umbrail Pass – the highest paved road in Switzerland.

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Day 6, Zuoz – Albula Pass – Albula – Cólico (Italy)

Ride the rough Albula Gorge, picturesque villages and admire the stunning landscapes of the Switzerland Alps. Continue your journey to Italy on Julier Pass.

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Day 7, Colico – Milan

Ride today on the Larian Triangle: churches and villas, castles and towers can all be seen while riding Lake Como shores. The road takes you to Milano.

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Day 8, Milan

Grand, traditional, and futuristic, Milan lures you with its many attractions. Spend a day in Milan, walking its streets and admiring the city.

Day 9, Milan – Lago Di Garda – Strada della Forra – Riva del Garda

A ride on lake Garda will provide for a fabulous experience with incredible views with every corner. Venture on Strada della Forra a winding road through the Gorge of Tremosine.

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Day 10, Riva del Garda – Verona – Venice

Continue your journey on Garda Lake heading to Verona. Walk around this UNESCO World heritage site and ride to Venice – the floating city.

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Day 11, Venice

Spend a day strolling the streets of Venice and visiting its famous tourist attractions.

Day 12, Venice – Tre Cime

Take a ride to Northern Italy. Tre Cime di Lavaredo are world famous rock formations in Sesto Dolomites.

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Day 13, Tre Cime - Klagenfurt am Worthersee (Austria)

Ride along Worther Lake to Minimundus. Travel the World in a day – Minimundus brings the World to you with a collection of iconic buildings from 40 countries.

Minimundus, Austria Motorcycle Tour

Day 14, Klagenfurt am Worthersee – Vienna

Cross the Austrian forests and head to the capital city, Vienna,

Day 15, Vienna

Pack your bags and secure the souvenirs. This adventure is now over but your mind is already playing tricks planning your next ventures.

Schonbrunn Palace Austria

The itinerary is complemented with excellent accommodation because the region offers charming hotels and cosy country inns.

This is an overview of the tour.
For more information, including the complete itinerary, please scroll up and then use the product’s menu to navigate.

 

Dates and Prices for
The Mighty Alps - Europe Motorcycle Tour

Start date: July 17 - 2022, guaranteed departure
Departure from Vienna, Austria

Services

Price/person*

Single room supplement

Rider with BMW G650GS

€ 5489

€ 5259

 € 969

 

Rider with BMW F750GS

€ 6279

€ 6079

€ 969

 

Rider with BMW F800GS

€ 5889

€ 5589

€ 969

 

Rider with BMW F850GS

€ 6279

€ 6079

€ 969

 

Rider with BMW R1200GS

€ 6279

€ 6079

€ 969

 

Rider with BMW R1250GS

€ 6489

€ 6279

€ 969

 

Price is based on two people sharing a double room.

Special Offer available for bookings made until November 30 – 2021!

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Rialto Bridge over Canal Grande, Venice - Italy

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Special notes and Info

  • Duration of the tour: 15 days
  • Riding days: 14 days
  • Total distance: Approximately 2761 km/1716 miles
  • Highest elevation: 2757m
  • Skill level: intermediate
  • Lodging type: good quality Hotels
  • Rides: on paved roads as well as on sections of gravel roads
  • What to bring: Complete motorcycle gear with integral or flip up helmet
  • Starting point: Vienna, Austria

Where you’ll stay in this motorcycle tour

click here to see the selection of hotels we use during our motorcycle tours. The accommodation is chosen either for its convenient location in the center of the city or  in nature with amazing views.

Advice for Canadians traveling abroad

According with Canadian government the following advice are to be followed:

Before you go

  • Confirm your passport is valid for 6 months from when you think your trip will end. Don’t get stranded.
  • Get comprehensive travel insurance to cover you and your gear. Get insurance that’s right for you and covers your activities in the places you’ll go. Remember, regardless of how healthy and fit you are, if you can’t afford travel insurance, you can’t afford to travel.
  • Consider your physical and mental health. Get advice from your doctor if you’re unsure.
  • See your doctor or travel clinic 8 weeks before you go for a basic health check
  • Check if your medication is legal and available in the places you’re going. Take enough of your prescribed medicines to last the whole trip. Carry copies of your prescription and a letter from your doctor.
  • Tell your bank you’re travelling and check if your cards will work. Have several payment options.
  • If you’ll drive overseas check out the local traffic laws and practices. You’re likely to need an International Driving Permit (IDP) as well as your Australian driver’s license.
  • Share your itinerary with friends or family members. Give them copies of your passport

 

Travel insurance

Holidays don’t always go as planned. If you’re going overseas, travel insurance is as important as a passport. Without it, you or your family could suffer financially if things go wrong. No matter who you are, where you’re going and what you’re doing, get insurance.

Travel insurance is especially important if you need medical assistance. Healthcare overseas can be very expensive. Most countries won’t give you free care, or subsidies the cost of your care. You, or your insurer, must usually pay full price.

 

Travel Advice for Canadians visiting Europe

Safety

Keep your personal belongings close. Lock hotel and train compartment doors from the inside.

Drink spiking is an issue. Don’t accept food, drinks, gum or cigarettes from people you’ve just met.

Dating and marriage scams occur.

Only use ATMs in banks, shops and shopping centers, especially at night. Always keep your credit card in sight. Be wary of people you’ve met online.

 

Local laws

Penalties for drug offences are severe. They can include jail sentences of up to 20 years.

By law, you must always carry photo ID. Keep your passport in a safe place. Carry a photocopy.

It’s illegal to take photos of airports, military sites or other secure locations.

It’s illegal to engage in sex work or have sexual relations with a person under 18.

Same-sex relationships are legal in Romania, but not widely accepted.

 

Local contacts

The Canadian Consulate in Bucharest provides limited consular and passport assistance.

You can get full consular help from the Canadian Embassy in Romania.

Read more advice for Canadians traveling abroad!

Please check your Day by Day itinerary below:

Itineraries

Day 1

Vienna

Set yourself for a fantastic motorcycle adventure in Europe. Fly to Vienna, the capital city of Austria. Enjoy a transfer to your hotel and meet your crew for the next 2 weeks. The BMW motorcycle will be prepared to take on the Mighty Alps with you.

Day 2

Vienna – Salzburg

300 km – about 6hrs riding
Ride along Vienna Woods and Austrian Castles towards Salzburg. Notorious for its baroque architecture, Salzburg has one of the best kept city centers in the Germanic World, UNESCO World Heritage Site. The famous The Sound of Music movie was filmed in and around the city. Spend the night in this remarkable place and enjoy the atmosphere.

Day 3

Salzburg – Eagles Nest (Germany) – Grossglockner (Austria) – Winklern

highest elevation: 2504 m
Cross the border to Germany and head to the Eagles Nest. The Third Reich era edifice was used exclusively by members of the Nazi Party for government and social meetings. Cross back to Austria for a magnificent ride on Grossglockner. With its 2504 m in altitude, Grossglockner is the highest Alpine Road in the country. 48 km of amazing riding pleasure and unique landscapes. Accommodation in Winklern.

Day 4

Winklern – San Leonardo in Pasiria (Italy) - Passo del Giovo – Trafoi

258 km – 4h44min
highest elevation: 2094m
And the high Alpine Roads are keep coming your way. Ride along old Austrian bunkers on your way to Italy. Cross Passo del Giovo, 2094 m in altitude to reach the jewel of motorcycle roads – Passo dello Stelvio. Spend the night in Trafoi, preparing for an epic motorcycle journey.

Day 5

Trafoi – Stelvio Pass – Umbrail Pass (Switzerland) - Santa Maria Val Mustair – Zuoz

258 km – 5hrs riding
highest elevation: 2757 m
A treat for you today – venture on Stelvio Pass, the highest paved mountain pass in the Eastern Alps - 2757m in altitude. A highly technical road, Stelvio welcomes you with a narrow, winding road offering fantastic views, thrill, and excitement. Continue your voyage with Umbrail Pass – the highest paved road in Switzerland. Napoleon’s troops marched over the pass during the French revolution into the Müstair Valley. Accommodation in Zuoz.

Day 6

Zuoz - Albula Pass – Albula – Cólico (Italy)

155 km – 4hrs riding
Highest elevation: 2315 m
Continue collecting miles and smiles while riding on Albula Pass today. Ride the rough Albula Gorge, picturesque villages and admire the stunning landscapes of the Switzerland Alps. Continue your journey to Italy on Julier Pass – 2284 m in altitude and spend the night on Italian soil.

Day 7

Colico – Milan

130 km – 3h10min
A relaxing ride today on the Larian Triangle: churches and villas, castles and towers can all be seen while riding Lake Como shores. The views here are wonderful and the food to die for. The road takes you to Milano. A leading alpha global city, Milan is one of the Worlds fashion capitals. Accommodation in Milan.

Day 8

Milan

Grand, traditional, and futuristic, Milan lures you with its many attractions. Spend a day in Milan, walk its streets, visit its museums and art galleries, and admire the architecture of the city. Accommodation in Milan.

Day 9

Milan – Lago Di Garda – Strada della Forra – Riva del Garda

200 km – 4hrs riding
The largest lake in Italy is next on your agenda. Lake Garda is a trendy holiday destination situated on the edge of the Dolomites. A ride on the lake shore will provide for a fabulous experience with incredible views with every corner. A motorcycle ride on La Strada della Forra will surprise you with a narrow, winding road through the Gorge of Tremosine.

Day 10

Riva del Garda – Verona – Venice

250 km – 5h30min riding
Continue your journey on Garda Lake heading to Verona. The Shakespeare plays have made the city legendary and many travelers come here to see Juliet’s Balcony. Walk around this UNESCO World heritage site and ride to Venice – the floating city.

Day 11

Venice

Spend a day strolling Venice streets and visiting its famous tourist attractions. Piazza San Marco, Palazzo Ducale, Sighs Bridge, Murano Glass Museum and a gondola ride are just a few recommendations to enjoy your time here. Accommodation in Venice.

Day 12

Venice – Tre Cime

200 km – 4hrs riding
Take a ride to Northern Italy. Tre Cime di Lavaredo are world famous rock formations in Sesto Dolomites. This National Park is part of the World Heritage site list and the hike here is one of the most iconic in Italy.

Day 13

Tre Cime - Klagenfurt am Worthersee (Austria)

215 km – 4h30min
Continue your journey escorted by rugged mountain tops and fir forests. Ride along Worther Lake to Minimundus. Travel the World in a day – Minimundus brings the World to you with a collection of iconic buildings from 40 countries. Accommodation in Klagenfurt.

Day 14

Klagenfurt am Worthersee – Vienna

342 km – 6hrs riding
Cross the Austrian forests and head to the capital city. Imperial traditions and modern architecture blend perfectly in Vienna. Coffee houses, wine taverns, sausages stand - all add up to the charm of Vienna.

Day 15

Vienna

Pack your bags and secure the souvenirs. This adventure is now over but your mind is already playing tricks planning your next ventures.

  • Services of a ride leader
  • Services of a mechanic
  • Services of a support vehicle to carry luggage, spares, etc.
  • Mechanical spares, servicing and repairs
  • First aid kit
  • Daily briefing and map package
  • Accommodation: 14 nights accommodation in very good 3* and 4* hotels
  • Meals: 14 breakfasts, 2 dinners
  • Transportation: 
    Motorcycle hire
    Top box for daily personal use
    Motorcycle third party liability insurance
    Return airport transfers
  • parking
  • road taxes and tolls
  • Most of the meals
  • Beverages
  • Visa’s
  • Traffic fines
  • Repair and/or recovery costs to the motorcycle for loss or damage caused by negligence or failing to heed ride leaders directive
  • Medical costs – it is a pre-requisite that all clients have comprehensive medical insurance that covers for riding a motorcycle over 650cc in foreign countries
  • Activities not mentioned on the itinerary
  • International flights
  • Personal spending money

OPTIONAL: 
Additional insurance coverage available on request at an extra cost.

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Reservations are required. We recommend booking early as tours are often sold out well in advance. You can make a reservations on-line. In case of making reservations by phone please call toll-free: 808 101 6781 (UK); 866 376 6183 (US).
You can also make reservations by fax - download and complete the booking form and send it by fax to: 0040-364-405641 or by e-mail!

We require an advance deposit in the amount of Euro 145/person. When you make the reservation online you will be required to pay the deposit. You will receive an automatic response with your Holiday Booking Reference. Once the advance deposit is registered with our accounts we proceed with the reservation for the requested services and issue the Confirmation Letter + Paid Invoice (once the amount is registered with our accounts).

The final payment is due 60 days prior departure. ( After the final payment is made we will issue Travel Voucher). Should the booking be made within 60 days prior to tour departure, entire tour cost is requested at the time of booking. To read Adventure Motorcycle Tours - Transylvania Live’s Terms and Conditions please visit us on line at: https://romania-motorcycle-tours.com/terms-conditions/

The client is at all time entitled to cancel the Travel Contract, but must pay Adventure Motorcycle Tours a cancellation charge as stipulated below:
89 days or more prior to departure 90 EURO per person / per tour cancellation fee;
88–61 days, loss of deposit.
60–31 days will be subject to 50% of tour price;
30 days or less will be subject to 100% of tour price.

Our tours include the services of English-speaking guides.
German, French, Hungarian and Hebrew-speaking guide are also available, on request.

We can design an itinerary at a time that suits you, to your own comfort levels and within your own budget. Please send your request by e-mail or by fax.

Yes, most of our tours operate even if there’s only one person.

The tour has audience targets motorcycle riders interested in riding the best motorcycle roads in the area visited. Group size can be between 4-14 people. Adventure Motorcycle Tours - Transylvania Live is member of the responsible travel network and we are committed to operating a travel policy that is supportive of local economies, cultures and the environment. We operate our tours with small groups in order to minimize the negative impact on the environment and allow our guests to interact more easily with the locals, facilitate the communication with the guide. The average age of group is, most of the time, between 35-60.

We do not provide individual tickets for rail, air, boat or ferry, unless these are included in the tour price.

We only accept VISA and MASTERCARD. Please select only these two types of credit cards for the online payment.

If you pay on-line using our secure internet booking form your credit card can hold any type of currency, the amount of money to be taken will be exchanged in EURO by your bank, at their rate.
We accept RON and EURO for offline credit card payment and wire transfer.

Yes, we do offer discounts provided they travel as a group; Contact us

Yes, depending on the number of your group. Contact us

On-line bookings and payments are processed by Romcard, authorized agent for Mastercard and Visa in Romania and secured by Rapid SSL , the leading secure sockets layer (SSL) Certificate Authority enabling secure e-commerce and communications for Web sites. As a tour operator we are governed by the consumer and financial regulations of Romania and of the European Union. Romania’s legislation compels tour operators to protect tourists in case of insolvency.

Our prices include the online secure payment commissions. However depending on your bank some commissions may occur for international money transfer. Please check with your bank!

In case we’ll have a full house situation at one of the hotels, an accommodation of an equal classification or better will be booked for you. In case of closed roads due to bad weather, working situations or dangerous weather conditions the itinerary could suffer changes.

Please follow our recommendation on How to arrive (heading found for any of our holidays at the Special notes and info section at the end of the tour page). Our guide will expect you with an Adventure Motorcycle Tours sign. In the unfortunate case of a flight being lost or delayed and prevent you in this way from getting to your meting point in good time, please call 0040 726 253 356.

Our tour fares are based on two in one hotel room. For occupancy by one person, the "single supplement" cost specified in each itinerary will be required.

If you travel alone you have to book the tour with a single supplement; if you wish to book a double room which you want to share with another traveller, we’ll do our best to make all arrangements, but in case this is not possible, you’ll have to pay the single supplement; however it is our strongest recommendation to book the tour with a single supplement when travelling alone.

Yes, also gluten-free, vegan. When you make the reservation of your tour please do not forget to fill in this information at Dietary Restrictions section.

Romania tourist visa is not required for citizens of Canada for a stay up to 90 days. Romania is a member of the European Union so it shares the same legal legislation – a passport is all you need.

To check the list of the countries that require a visa please see the web site page of the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs at www.mae.ro.

Romanian currency is Lei (written symbol Ron). All the places in Romania trade lei (pronunciation: lay). You can bring some euros or US dollars and change here the amount of money you need (advisable due to the lower exchange rate). Credit cards are accepted in large hotels, restaurants and malls. ATM machines are available at banks, airports and shopping centers all over the country. (except in remote areas or villages). Foreign currencies may be exchanged at banks or authorized exchange offices. International airports and larger hotels also offer currency exchange services. The tour guide is also responsible for helping clients with money exchange; recommend the exchange offices which charge the lowest commission.

Local Costs in a 3* restaurant: Soft Drink: $1.3; Beer: $1.7; Bottle of Wine: $8.7 - $18, 3 course dinner: $13.28 - $18.11. In shops these products can be 50% cheaper.

In Romania electric power in use is of 220 voltages, AC, usually 2 pronged

Romania enjoys warm summers and cold winters. In summer, cool cottons are best and in the winter a warm jacket or alike is recommended. Autumn is dry and cool, with fields and trees producing beautifully colored foliage. The weather in October-November is very unpredictable, with daytime temperatures between 6°-17° Celsius (42.80 - 62.60 Fahrenheit), and night time temperatures between 3° - 10°Celsius (37.40 - 50 Fahrenheit); but it is very much possible that you will see some snowfall especially in the mountain areas.

Romanian time is EET (Eastern European Time), two hours ahead of GMT. Check right now what time is in Bucharest, the capital city of Romania: https://time.is/Bucharest