Motorcycle Tours - White Rose Tours 2017
White Rose Tour 4 Italian & Swiss Alps
Mapsman have teamed up with fellow adventurers and motorcycle touring company White Rose Tours to provide a suggestion of maps and guides to accompany their tours for 2017.
To be expected from a quality tour operator White Rose Tours do provide detailed turn by turn instructions and GPS maps for the tour but we believe it is always useful to have a map as well.
Our suggestions for this tour are:
Michelin Local Map 131 - The Black Forest
Michelin Regional Map 562 - North East Italy
Michelin Regional Map 553 - Switzerland SE
Michelin Regional Map 552 - Switzerland SW
Michelin Quarter Map 707 - Northeastern France
More Details of the Tour by White Rose Tours themselves.
Dates: Thursday 29th June 2017 to Sunday 9th July 2017
Duration: 10 Nights
Tour Area: Italian and Swiss Alps
Type: Escorted Tour (E)
Accommodation: 3 & 4 star Hotels
Mileage: 200 - 250 miles per day ( longest day 325 miles)
Tour Mileage: 2000 miles
Roads: Combination of Motorway. A, B and mountain passes
Skills: Suitable for Experienced riders who have ridden on the continent before
Fantastic scenery and great biking roads in the Italian and Swiss Alps
Quite a while since we last did this tour so thought it was time we returned. The tour will appeal to those who have toured on the continent before and enjoy the thrill of riding mountain passes which the Italian and Swiss Alps have in abundance. However, we have chosen two centres that will provide alternatives for others that like to chill out and enjoy a more relaxed pace. The tour has a 3 night stop in Italy and a further 2 night stop in Switzerland, allowing you to unpack and enjoy daily ride-outs.
Our first night will be on the French-German border from which we pick up the B500 and ride through the Southern Black Forest to our 4 star hotel on the side of Lake Titisee. From there we continue southwards through Switzerland and into the Italian Alps.
Our location in Italy has been chosen because it generally enjoys a good climate and is perfect for riding several passes. You may have heard of some already, such as the Timmelsjoch (2474m), Gavia (2652M) and on your doorstep, and the one on everyones bucket list, the Stelvio Pass (Stilflersjoch) which climbs to 2757m, and has over 40 hairpin bends. If you want something less demanding, take a rode to the Italian Lakes, Lake Como lies just 65 miles away.
After 3 nights in Italy, we head westwards past the glitz of St.Moritz and over the Furkha and Grimsel passes to a further 2 night stop in the Bernese Oberland. Set in the heart of Switzerland, this area is perhaps best known for its grand triple-peaked ridge of Alpine giants - the Eiger, the Mönch and the Jungfrau. At some 4000m, these peaks dominate the valley below with its beautiful twin lakes of Thunersee and Brienzersee. For our stay, we will be some 2000m up the mountainside, in the scenic village of Grindelwald, which is a great centre from which to ride out, or maybe have a day off, and take the rack-railway as it winds its way up through spectacular mountain scenery to the snow and ice-bound Jungfraujoch. Nestling just below the 3454m peak of the Jungfrau, this is the site of the highest train station in Europe.
This is an Escorted Tour which means that although the guide will be with you, you are responsible for doing your own navigation. We provide a Tour Pack which will include a full itinerary, suggested route directions, Gpx waypoints and hotel location. This system suits many people, as it allows them to ride at their own pace and style, either alone or in small groups. However, if it is your first time abroad, or you just prefer, you may ride with the guide, who will act as your escort throughout the tour.
For more information on this tour or to book go to
or call Dave on 01423 770103