Motorcycle Tours in Europe

There is no way to travel by motorcycle in Europe without being awestruck. No other place in the world is quite like it. Touring by motorcycle permits you to experience the sights, sounds, smells, and other sensations in a most seductive way. It’s as though Europe was designed to provide motorcyclists with an incredible playground.

Although The Old World has an extraordinary past, the continent leads the world in fashion, art, music, architecture and design. Motorcyclists will have the opportunity to enjoy all of this, but in addition they will enjoy the breathtaking landscapes and stunning scenery.

Europe is synonymous with diversity. Europe today consists of 47 independent countries ranging in size from Russia, with some 140 million people, to Liechtenstein with a population of only 35,000. Many European countries consist of multiple regions and cultures. Diversity extends to the multitude of languages spoken in Europe. Most countries have their own language and many have several languages. There are also dialects, and some smaller languages that don’t make the list of official languages. In many countries, young people speak English, but you’ll often meet people who don’t speak or understand English at all.

In Europe, the landscape in places just a couple of kilometers apart can be completely different, and cultural history manifests itself everywhere. From the fjords of Norway to the Swiss Alps to the Pyrenees that divide Spain and France, to the Moorish palaces of Andalucía, to the ancient ruins in Greece and Turkey, it just never stops. Many riders, especially upon touring Europe for the first time, speak of “sensory overload” and literally must stop to permit a particularly stunning experience to set in.

Our native European tour leaders have carefully assembled a portfolio of motorcycle tours that range from an 8-day Indian Summer in the Alps Adventure to our 34-day, 14-country Munich and Istanbul motorcycle odyssey. More than any place in the world, Europe is the venue where our policy against limited choice “set menus” and budget-priced “tourist hotels” is most appreciated.

Be prepared for our European Adventures to exceed your highest expectations. Review the testimonials on our website and you’ll begin to get an appreciation for the excitement you’ll experience on your European motorcycling adventure with us.

Date2016 AdventuresDaysPrice
(USD)
Co-riderNotes
February 25 - March 9Siberian Snowmobile Adventure14$9 400$6 400
April 23 - May 1Under the Tuscan Sun9$4,950$3,950
May 14 - June 17Munich to Istanbul35$22,500$15,700
May 28 - June 11Russia - Beyond the Golden Ring15$9,975 $7,500
June 11 - 21 Scotland - Castles, Kilts and Whisky 11$7,900$6,500
June 25 - July 4Treasures of Eastern Europe10$3,975$2,775
July 16 - 31Norwegian Midnight Sun16$9,975 $7,500
July 2 - 15Normandy and the North Sea - riding the Milestones of History (Strasbourg to Copenhagen)14$9,700$7,400
September 10 - 25Mongolia and Eastern Siberian Adventure16 $7,050$4,800
August 2 - 16Viking Run15$9,975 $7,500
August 20 – 26Dramatic Dolomites7$2,975$1,975NEW!
August 27 - September 2Switchback Challenge - The Alps7$2,975$1,975
Aug 27 - Sep 6Iceland Adventure - Founder's Expedition11$8,995$7,395NEW!
September 10 - 21Bohemian Rhapsody12$7,150 $5,275
September 24 - October 1Indian Summer in the Alps8$3,975 $2,975
October 1 - 7Spanish Switchback Challenge7$2,975$1,975
October 8 - 19Greece-Cradle of Western Civilization12$6,950$5,950NEW!
October 8 - 21Spain and Morocco Adventure14$7,500 $5,500

Date2017 AdventuresDaysPrice
(USD)
Co-riderNotes
February 25 - March 10Siberian Snowmobile Adventure14$9 400$6 400
April 29 - May 7Under the Tuscan Sun9$4,950$3,950
May 13 - June 16Munich to Istanbul35$22,500$15,700
May 27 - June 10Russia - Beyond the Golden Ring15$9,975 $7,500
June 10 - 20 Scotland - Castles, Kilts and Whisky 11$7,900$6,500
June 24 - July 3Treasures of Eastern Europe10$3,975$2,775
July 15 - 30Norwegian Midnight Sun16$9,975 $7,500
July 23 - August 27Epic Journey: Part I Riga to Beijing36$21,600$19,800
July 1 - 14Normandy and the North Sea - riding the Milestones of History (Strasbourg to Copenhagen)14$9,700$7,400
July 13 - August 17North Pole Adventure36$47,895$44,795NEW!
September 9 - 24Mongolia and Eastern Siberian Adventure16 $7,050$4,800
August 1 - 15Viking Run15$9,975 $7,500
August 26 – September 1Dramatic Dolomites7$2,975$1,975NEW!
August 19 - 25Switchback Challenge - The Alps7$2,975$1,975
Aug 26 - Sep 5Iceland Adventure11$8,995$7,395
September 9 - 20Bohemian Rhapsody12$7,150 $5,275
September 23 - 30Indian Summer in the Alps8$3,975 $2,975
September 30 - October 6Spanish Switchback Challenge7$2,975$1,975
October 7 - 18Greece-Cradle of Western Civilization12$6,950$5,950NEW!
October 7 - 20Spain and Morocco Adventure14$7,500 $4,550

We can't wait for the next one!

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It’s been less than two weeks since we completed the African trilogy and I’ve wondered how I’d ever find the words to describe our feelings about this extraordinary adventure. When the October 2008 Waypoints Bulletin arrived, it gave me the perfect start. As one who had to “overcome initial apprehension about travel to the ‘Dark Continent’,” I can honestly say that none of my fears materialized. Nick and I fell in love with Africa. From day one and throughout nearly seven weeks of travel, Africa grabbed us with the warmth of the people, the cultural diversity, the mind-blowing wildlife, and the spectacular scenery. Ayres Adventures delivered in its usual superb fashion on each and every day of the three distinctly unique tours.

The “Southern Cross” could be described as “Africa 101”, offering a taste of everything—from the busy, upscale Capetown waterfront to the luxury of L’Agulhas Country Lodge, from the cultural experiences in Eshowe and Shakaland to the overall African immersion at Otter’s Den. Leaving Johannesburg at the start of the second tour, we mistakenly thought ourselves steeped in a sense of place. Then came Shibula Lodge and we realized that a very different African adventure was just beginning. The “Call of the Wild” is truly all about the wildlife—watching the elephants crossing the river in Chobe can only be termed a life-altering event. As for Namibia, we’ll never forget the sands—towering over us on the dunes and shifting under our tires as we crossed the Kalahari! But the challenge was thrilling and the landscapes incomparable.

We’ll always be grateful to the Ayres “family” with whom we shared this amazing experience. So while "doing 'Africa Ayres Adventures Style'" may be addictive, I think it’s more accurate to say that we’ve simply become addicted to Ayres Adventures. We can’t wait for the next one!

Nick and Susan have done:
New Zealand Grand Tour
Southern Cross (Africa) - TWICE!
Call of the Wild (Africa) - TWICE!
Namibian Splendors (Africa)
Escape to Ushuaia
South American Splendors
Best of the Mediterranean

Nick and Susan Vallario
Upper Saddle River, New Jersey

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