Motorcycle touring in France
Motorcycle - France
Prepare the road trip of your dreams.
Set out on two wheels and immerse in the quintessential French experience
France is renowned for its food, wine, art, history, and all-around joie de vivre! Whether exploring the art and architecture of Paris, the rustic countryside of Normandy, the beautiful southern coast, or the majestic Pyrenees and Alps, you will not soon forget motorcycle touring in France. With all there is to see and do, it’s hard to imagine being any more in awe of this wonderful country, but that is exactly what you will experience as you cruise this country on two wheels.
Motorcycle trips to France
Visit Bellagio city with your motorbike.
Climb the mythic Stelvio pass and discover what mountain riding is really like!
Contemplate the Tre Cime di Lavaredo after ascending the mountain pass.
Retrace the Europe's fascinating history as you cruise on a motorcycle
Discover some of Europe's most famous monuments while riding a motorcycle
Explore and sample the most famous wines of the Champagne vineyards
The famous pilgrimage trail of Saint Jacques de Compostelle and some of it’s main sections
Ascent to Puy Mary, reaching a height of 1783, and ride through the Auvergne Volcanoes Regional Park.
Discover Puy en Velay and typical villages like Salers
Riding across the Pyrenees
Catalonian culture, the revelry of Barcelona and it’s motorcycle Grand Prix
Dormant volcanoes and the secluded beauty of Auvergne; the verdant landscapes of Haut Languedoc park.
French medieval villages listed as "the most beautiful villages of France" like Rocamadour and Saint Cirq Lapopie
Exploring the hidden France from the Gorges of Ardèche to the heights of Mont Ventoux
Splendid castles of the Loire Valley
Explore Mont Saint Michel, the Chambord Castle, the D-Day landing beaches, the theme park of Puy du Fou
Experience the untamed coast of Bretagne and explore its walled cities through their steep paths
Relax in the beautiful and green countryside of Normandy with its pastoral towns like Honfleur
Ascent to the summit of Le Puy Mary, at 1,783 m altitude and riding in the Auvergne Volcanoes Regional Park
Ancient pilgrimage trail that lead to Saint Jacques de Compostela in Spain and their key stops
Beautiful French countryside, including Le Puy en Velay and Salers, excellent cheese and wine
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Other Need-to-Know Information about France
Everyone has dreamt of Paris, and you’ve likely heard of France’s other wonderful cities – Lyon, Strasbourg, Nice, Toulouse, Bordeaux, and others. There might not be much riding to enjoy in the city, but you will find excellent cuisine, beautiful architecture and monuments such as the Eiffel tower and Arc de Triomphe, art from famous artists, Roman ruins, and much, much more. Beyond the cities, the experiences are nearly endless. Motorcycle tours France offer breathtaking countryside and quaint villages to explore, beaches, both rugged and relaxing, adventure in the mountains, wine country, and more.
As you can already imagine, the geography of France runs the gamut, and offers whatever type of riding you would prefer. Take a relaxing cruise along the oceanside, get your heart rate up as you carve the twists and turns of the mountains, or simply soak in the beauty of the countryside. This variety in geography creates a diverse array of climates as well. Generally, you will experience mild winters and not-too-hot summers. As you travel north, the temperatures stay cooler year round and the rain increases. As you travel south, along the Mediterranean, summers are hot and sunny, while winters stay mild as well. As you travel into the mountains, expect cooler summers and plenty of snow in the winter!
Late spring to early fall will be the ideal period for motorcycle touring in France, but you might want to avoid national holidays and school holidays when traffic peaks and hotels are booked solid! Of course, you’ll also need to factor in the specific part of the country that you’ll be visiting.
As a member of the Schengen Agreement, France does not require a visa for citizens of most EU countries, Norway, Iceland, the United States, and many other countries, as long as they are staying 90 days or less. However, you should still double-check the exact requirements for your country. If arriving by plane, you’ll almost certainly land at Roissy – Charles de Gaulle airport, as it handles international flights from all over the world. Budget airlines connect France’s airports to most of Europe and beyond. Arrival by train is also an excellent option.
Why Planet Ride should be your only choice for motorcycle trips to France
Whether you want to wind through the vineyards of Reims (the true home of Champagne), experience the history of Normandy (where the Allies stormed the beaches on D-Day), follow the pilgrimage trail of Saint Jacque de Compostelle, or even take a ferry to explore the Mediterranean island of Corsica, Planet Ride offers a motorcycle tours France that will exceed all expectations! Tours range from the 5-day “Ride through Auvergne Volcanoes National Park” to the 12-day “Hidden France: Discover the Medieval Cities of the South” and you’ll usually ride for 4 to 6 hours per day. After spending the day on your BMW 1200GS, F700GS, Yamaha 1300 FJR, Honda NT 700 V, or a similar motorcycle, expect wonderful hotel accommodations to rest up for the next day’s adventure.
Additional Benefits of riding with Planet Ride
No matter which you decide to choose, our motorcycle trips to France will provide you a unique road trip experience, and the possibilities are practically endless. Planet Ride will gladly help you find the route and the vehicle that perfectly fit your needs, but you are still welcome to choose all the aspects of your expedition, including the itinerary, the other members of your riding group, and your local guide. Then, you’ll head off for an absolutely unforgettable road trip! Our specialist partners will help you discover the beauty and culture of the lands you explore, while also offering any technical assistance you may need. Choose a route and indulge your riding pleasures, whether on-road, or off the beaten path!
Planet Ride offers motorcycle trips for all levels of experience. Our shorter circuits are generally low mileage trips on well-paved roads that are easily travelled by beginners and experienced riders alike.The longer motorcycle road trip circuits are recommended for riders that are more accustomed to riding these longer distances, but are still usually on paved roads that make for smooth and easy riding. Lastly, our motorcycle adventure circuits are reserved for experienced motorcycle riders that are comfortable riding long distances, often off-road. These motorcycle circuits are designed to push the limits! The roads and paths of these routes are specifically chosen for their technical challenge, and are the most physically demanding of our entire selection.
You can rely on Planet Ride to be your trusted Third Party through the entire trip process, from booking online to riding through France. We have a Quality Charter signed by each of us, and all of our travel partners, to guarantee it! We offer the best value for the money, security of payment, and vehicle insurance. You can also read traveller ratings and reviews to judge for yourself!
For motorcycle touring in France, look no further than Planet Ride!
Tourism Ideas for France
France offers vacation options for all tastes – outdoors adventure in the countryside and mountains, or the refined culture of the arts in the city. History will surround you at all times, as France has been inhabited since the Neolithic period (that’s as far back as 10,000 B.C.!). You can relax along the sun-drenched Mediterranean coast or climb the highest peak in all of Europe – Mont Blanc. Of course, there’s also the Eiffel Tower, the palace of Versailles, the Louvre, and so much more.