Burgundy & Swiss Alps motorcycle tour

for great rides in the heart of Europe.

Bosenberg Motorcycle ExcursionsWe offer private group tours on our varied tour routes for friends, clubs and companies for 8 or more persons at a Frankfurt/Main, Germany gateway. Reserve an escorted tour solely for your group with an itinerary described in this home page. Tour length variations are possible on proven routes we have conducted previously.

Please provide us your group's time frame, tour area and days, expected bike models and quantity, estimated number of persons and any special requests. Bosenberg provides your group a specific free-of-charge tour offer with prices and features on your requested itinerary.

If requesting fewer tour days, your tour prices are reduced by a daily percentage across-the-board. For instance, two days less on a Swiss Alps tour (10 days instead of 12) costs 16% less for riders, 16% less for passengers, 16% less for a single room and 16% less for a model upgrade supplement. For 2 days less on a Castles and Grapes tour (6 days instead of 8) costs 25% less across-the-board for all cost areas.

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Ride winding country roads in Alsace.

A complete tour brochure extract narrative is at the end of this page or review our Acrobat Reader PDF files page to download our tour brochure or page extracts. Our tour route map is also helpful for an overview on all tour routes.

Bosenberg Motorcycle ExcursionsItinerary (12 days/11 nights)

  • 0/Mon. Depart North America or already in Europe.
  • 1/Tue. Arrive Frankfurt/Main, Germany. Transfer Mainz. (18 mi./30 km.)
  • 2/Wed. to Andlau, France (150 mi./240 km.)
  • 3/Thur. to Gray, France (160 mi./260 km.)
  • 4/Fri. to Beaune, France (75 mi./120 km.)
  • 5/Sat. Beaune (rest or riding day)
  • 6/Sun. Beaune (rest or riding day)
  • 7/Mon. to Murten, Switzerland (140 mi./230 km.)
  • 8/Tue. to Brienz am Brienzersee, Switzerland(160 mi./260 km.)
  • 9/Wed. Brienz am Brienzersee (rest or riding day)
  • 10/Thur. to Titisee-Neustadt, Germany (120 mi./190 km.)
  • 11/Fri. to Frankfurt/Main and Mainz. Return motorcycle. (210 mi./340 km.)
  • 12/Sat. Morning transfer to airport. Riding distance: 1,400 miles/2,300 kilometers (or more, as you please)

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The map route marked in red is used for this tour itinerary.

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12-day Burgundy & Swiss Alps tour with Switzerland, the Black Forest, Burgundy, Franche-Comte and Alsace/France for 8 or more persons start at our Frankfurt/Main, Germany gateway with your weekday tour start date of choice.

Single supplement
Model upgrade supplement
US $6,735 US $5,265 US $875 Standard model included in rider price
Comfort US $685
Sport US $875
Sport-tour US $1165
Top US $1375
Super US $1585
Super Deluxe US $1925

Bosenberg Motorcycle ExcursionsFeatures and services

  • Transfers from/to Frankfurt/Main airport, hotels and motorcycle dealers
  • Insured BMW F 750 GS, Honda or Yamaha standard class model rental motorcycle with unlimited mileage, free use and third party liability, collision and comprehensive insurance with safety deductible of € 1,500.
  • 11 overnights in comfortable and select hotels 3*** and 4****
  • all breakfasts (buffet)
  • all dinners except on rest days at 2 or 3-day stops featuring specially prepared regional dishes and specialties
  • Welcome get-together reception where refreshments are on us
  • Multilingual tour guide on motorcycle
  • 2nd guide in support van with room for passengers
  • Luggage transfer from room to room
  • Small groups up to 10 - 12 bikes
  • EuroRider and safety slide show
  • Daily ride morning overviews with alternate routes and tips
  • Specially prepared 50-page tour booklet with detailed daily itineraries
  • Information packet with brochures, EuroRiding tips and detailed maps for each rider
  • Complimentary Bosenberg tour gift
  • Guaranteed departures
motorcycle tours in Alsace

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Swiss Alps motorcycle tours

Sometimes descending means to shift gears and go up once again...

Bosenberg Motorcycle ExcursionsOptions

Bosenberg Motorcycle ExcursionsOptional arrangements and rental items (extra cost)

Early arrival Mainz tour hotel**** room reservation (per night)*************

Late departure Mainz tour hotel**** room reservation (per night)***************

top case/trunk optional rental (if available for model)**************

Prior to and/or Post-tour stayover optional motorcycle rental rate (per day)********************

Double/Twin Double/Twin US $125 Standard US $189
US $285 US $285 BMW Navigator V or Garmin Zumo 660 GPS unit optional rental (if available for model)******************* Comfort US $219
US $185 Sport US $239
Single Single tank bag optional rental Sport-tour US $259
US $235 US $235 ********* Top US $269
US $95 Super US $279
Super Deluxe US $299

Bosenberg Motorcycle ExcursionsBurgundy & Swiss Alps tour narrative

Alpine regions offer motorcyclists more riding adventure and excitement than any other region in Europe. Choose this tour for combining gourmet and riding highlights or ride our French & Swiss Alps tour for the western Alps or select our Classic Alps & Dolomites tour for the eastern Alps. Hard choice to make, flip a coin if you must.

The wines of Europe enthralled kings, knights and maidens in the days long past. The vineyards today still provide the best reds and whites. Riders in the 21st century can additionally enjoy the curves and superb scenery through wine regions. This tour is for those who take their motorcycling as serious as the wine master in his cellar. Both know that life is a bit better and more enjoyable when practicing their trade. You have a chance to experience the best of two worlds.

Your ride has more curves and the natural beauty more rugged and open. The western Alps are less developed than their eastern relatives, but the riding adventure is arguably better. Of course, the French cuisine has no counterparts anywhere in the world.

Start your ride by winding along the Rhine river and through the vineyards and hills of Rhinehessen. Discover the Suedliche Weinstrasse and enter France by passing through the Maginot line. Join the Route du Vin and stay in a colorful Alsatian wine village. Ride south through vineyards and colorful towns. Start to climb into rolling meadows and forests and enter the Vogesen mountain range. Climb towards le Markstein and the Grand-Ballon or ride the nearby Col de la Schlucht. This area has more curves per kilometer than most Alpine areas.

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Everywhere you ride, there is something to delight the senses. Charming half- timbered cottages with window boxes bursting with colorful flowers...dark, quiet woods, fragrantly scented with pine... fairy tale castles around many curves and always beautiful scenery.

Brunngasse in Brienz on Burgundy & Swiss Alps tour

Conquer the Ballon d'Alsace. Ride west towards the agricultural province of Franche-Comte. Through endless rolling hills and forests ride the Plateau de Haute-Saone and follow the Saone river. This river takes its time as it wanders to the Rhone, and you too will also be tempted to try this riding variant of wandering ever so slowly, taking your time, setting your own pace.

Start to see vineyards as you enter the Cote d'Or wine region. If you like, stop at the Burgundy provincial capital of Dijon and walk the historical town center. It has many things to offer besides its colorful rooftops and the world's best mustard.

Or perhaps you would like to visit the castle-cloister Clos de Vougeot. In any case, ride south and meander along the Route du Vin through the picturesque wine villages of Gevrey-Chambertin and Chambolle-Musigny. The wine at your evening dinner taste even better when you ride the vineyards that very same day.

Enjoy a full 3 day stop in the heart of the Burgundy province. Cultural and riding highlights include: Visit one of the numerous wine museums, abbeys or churches in the Cote de Beaune or Haute Cotes regions, or ride west and visit one of dozens of castles and fortresses, for instance the Chateauneuf en Auxois.

Ride south and see the former medieval papal palace at Cluny. Dozens of route variations are possible. Ride carefree knowing you only need to look at your detailed regional map when you are truly off the beaten track... or how about returning early for an afternoon wine tasting at a local cellar?

Ride the greenest of all provinces of France. With more agricultural then industry, you will enjoy a varied ride of sights, colors, sounds and smells. Wander through the Vallee de la Loue or Foret de Joux towards Pontarlier in the Jura mountains. Or ride one of the fascinating ridge roads over the Col de Roches towards La Chaux de Fonds and the Swiss watch region.

Ascend and descend the Jura mountain region as you cross one ridge line after another. Savor your first Alpine air and curves. Enter the Vaud province of Switzerland.

See the Neuchatel lake as you descend from the hills and see vineyards once again. Founded 8 centuries ago by the Dukes of Zaehringen, Murten has been able to balance the modern needs of today with its' original architectural character. The entire town center is a medieval work of art.

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Ride southeast towards Fribourg and Bulle and then challenge the Jaun pass. Or ride east towards Schwarzenburg and Thun. You will need to brush up on your German as you enter the Berner Oberland region. If you like, and before you start to climb, head south and visit the castle at Gruyeres. Sample some cheeses bearing the town's name the world over.

Challenge the Col des Mosses or Col du Pillon. Continue through the Simmental towards Spiez on the Thunersee and then eastward through Interlaken. Stop for a well deserve coffee break at numerous locations or continue east with a delightful afternoon ride along the north bank of the Brienzersee.

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Explore the wood-carvers village of Brienz am Brienzersee. Experience a cogwheel train car ride to the Rothorn summit. No matter which way you plan to ride, Alpine vistas, rushing rivers, cows grazing on high pastures and villages of flowered chalets welcome you. Even the most ardent sport riders take time to enjoy the flowers.

Visit Lucerne with its "Wooden Chapel" bridge and historical Altstadt. Greet the highest and best-known Swiss passes such as the Susten, Nufenen and Gotthard. Challenge the Grimsel and Furka passes with their superb sweeping curves and unforgettable vistas.

Stop by the Fritz Egli garage in the town of Bettwil. Considered by many to be the best engine tuner and frame constructor in Europe, he calls himself simply "a mechanic".

Ride the "Black Forest High Road" with its hills and curves, open meadows and green valleys. With luck you may hear a real cuckoo or more likely purchase an authentic smaller version of the Black Forest's most famous product.

See the "Student Prince" university town of Heidelberg. Visit the Altstadt (Old City) with its historical center. Your tour is almost over as you mount your steed one last time, ride the cobblestone streets and enter the Autobahn for a short and fast ride towards Frankfurt/Main.

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Bosenberg Motorcycle ExcursionsConsider also our custom tour services for your special ride with friends and associates. Review our custom and incentive travel tours section and use our experience to your advantage for a great ride in the heart of Europe!

Bosenberg Motorcycle ExcursionsTo celebrate our 30th anniversary, we offer an 8 days professionally organized and conducted Only Alsace scheduled motorcycle tour with guaranteed departures from 12 - 19 June and 4 - 11 September, 2018. Riding days on the Alsace wine route and German wine road offer many culinary highlights.

Bosenberg Motorcycle ExcursionsIf planning only a bike rental for your European riding vacation, please review our individual and group rental program with Berlin, Frankfurt/Main and Munich, Germany; Bern, Geneva and Zurich, Switzerland; and Milan, Italy gateways.

Bosenberg Motorcycle ExcursionsAll the essential information you need to plan your motorcycling vacation in Europe is within this home page. Please review our Acrobat Reader PDF files page to download our current tour and rental brochures or magazine articles. Our EuroRider's corner and links page provide additional information to help you plan your vacation.


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