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This section has the motorcycle maps and Michelin maps to provide more detail for the Motorbike Rides detailed in the book Motorcycle Journeys Through Western Europe.

Toby Ballentine has created THE quick and easy tour guide for motorcycling in Western Europe with 15 specific motorcycle tours and a Band of Brothers Tour. Although written for the American market, this is an excellent book for anyone considering touring Europe by motorcycle. The book has picked out the best places to go and the routes alone are worth the cost of this book and the added information and photographs really whet the appetite. In our goal of saving you time and money we have put together the correct Michelin maps for each of the tours.

From the Renaissance hilltop towns of Tuscany and the Italian Riviera to the Basque country of Spain, to the chateaus on the Loire in France, or to the Black Forest of Germany, this book will help you discover the real Europe that has existed for centuries. While most travel guides focus on what to do and where to go in the cities, this book leads you to the small towns and villages connected by interesting back roads through remote, scenic countryside. Each of the rides is based on a cultural or historical theme such as the running of the bulls in Spain, a D-Day tour in France, castles in the Loire River valley, and a Band of Brothers tour from France to Austria. All are illustrated with stunning full-colour photographs. There are overview maps of the route and full descriptions as well as practical information on where to rent motorcycles (if you need to), driving customs, money, camping, inexpensive accommodation, and where to sample regional cuisine.


Click on a link below to take you to more information and the maps available for each of the tours.

The Tours

1  France – D Day and World War II Battleground Tour

2 France – The Medieval Walled Villages of Central France

3 France – A Week in Provence: Roman Ruins and Natural Wonders

4 France – Chateaux Country along the Loire River

5 France, Germany, Switzerland – Villages of the Mountainous Alsace-Lorraine and Germany’s Black Forest

6  Germany – River Valleys and Castles Galore

7  Germany and Austria – The Famous Alpine Road and Sound of Music Tour

8 Switzerland – Heaven on Earth into the heart of Switzerland

9 Austria – The Blue Danube and Alps of Central Austria

10 Italy – Hill Towns of Tuscany

11 Italy – Lake Country

12 Italy – Italy’s Hidden Back Roads: Umbria and Marche  

13 Spain and France – Alpine Passes through Spanish Stone Hamlets and the Pyrenees Mountains  

14 Running with the Bulls through the Pyrenees Mountains

15 Cantabrian Mountains and Pilgrimage Towns of Spains Atlantic Coast

16 The Band of Brothers Motorcycle Tour

Or buy the book on its own here  and choose your maps later

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