Our motorcycle tours in Switzerland

Our motorcycle tours in Switzerland

Switzerland offers a diverse culture, gorgeous scenery, and unforgettable riding!

Imagine carving mountain switchbacks with the slight sting of fresh, cold alpine air hitting your lungs. Imagine riding from city to city, taking in the architecture, cuisine, culture, and the mind-blowing scenery. If any of that got you the slightest bit excited, then you’re in the right place! Planet Ride seeks out only the best motorcycle tours Switzerland has to offer and conveniently features them all in one place for you to compare side by side. We work with expert guides who live in Switzerland and are true locals, and those who at least have a deep familiarity with the country. They operate Switzerland road trip motorcycle adventures that feature unforgettable itineraries and experiences.

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A motorcycle in the Swiss alps

For example, Laurent lives in France but regularly runs tours through the Swiss Alps. A great one is the 10-day Alps Tour, which starts on the French side of Lake Leman, in Thonon-Les-Baines, and heads straight into the mountains on your first day of riding. Sitting atop a BMW F650 GS, F700 GS, R1200 RT, or LC 1200 GS, you’re guaranteed a reliable and powerful machine for this Switzerland road trip motorcycle adventure. Now, with Interlaken, Switzerland as your destination for day two, you’ll stop off in Gruyere (famous for the cheese of the same name), conquer the Chablais massif, and relax beside the unbelievably blue waters of Lake Brienz after a solid day of riding. Surrounded by jagged, snow-capped peaks, and situated between the stunning glacial waters of two lakes, the scenery in Interlaken will be nothing short of incredible. There’s plenty of physical adventure to be had as well, as Interlaken is the outdoor and action sports capital of Switzerland. You’ll have easy access to skydiving, bungee jumping, hiking, white-water rafting, canyoning, and more.

Hopefully, you’re still up for more because day three starts the excitement all over again. Setting out from Interlaken, you’ll attack the longest day of the trip with an adrenaline rush from the slew of hairpin turns and outrageously beautiful mountain views. Specifically, you’ll make your way up and over the passes of Gotthard, Furka, and Grimsel. Deep in the heart of the Swiss Alps, these mountain passes will make for an unforgettable road trip experience. After leaving Switzerland, you’ll continue through Italy, Austria, and Germany before returning to France. There’s a nearly endless number of motorcycle tours Europe can offer, but few will have the same slideshow of breathtaking views as this Alps tour!

Whether you include them before, during, or after your motorcycle tours Switzerland has a ton of culture to explore and sights to see. Located between France, Germany, and Italy, Switzerland is an amalgam of cultures, distinctly influenced by each of its three neighbors. The fact that French, German, and Italian are all official national languages should give you a good idea. Switzerland has a wealth of natural wonders that should not be missed. Mountain peaks like the Matterhorn, Eiger, and Jungfrau stand resolute and menacing, yet strikingly beautiful. Water, from the lakes of Lucerne and Oeschinensee to the frozen glacier of Aletsch adds another element of beauty. Further still are sights like the Rhine Falls and the innumerable bucolic alpine valleys with green grass, farms, and quaint villages beset by mountain peaks.

The man-made wonders are nearly equal in number. Gorgeous castles abound, like those of Chillon and Bellinzona, as well as other destinations, such as the vineyards of Lavaux, the Abbey of St. Gallen, and the nearly 300-meter tall dam of Grande Dixence. Switzerland’s cities also offer plenty to see and do. Zurich is a major center of international banking and the arts, with dozens of museums and galleries, as well as numerous restaurants, bars, and nightclubs; Geneva is practically the definition of cosmopolitan and international! There, you’ll find hundreds of governmental and non-governmental organizations, including the United Nations, Red Cross, and others; and Bern with its impressively well-preserved old town.

It’s well understood that Switzerland is known for its mountains, but the geography does vary to include rolling hills, numerous large lakes, and even some flat plains. The variety in landscapes brings with it quite a bit of difference in weather. In general, though, the climate is temperate, with warm, humid summers, and cold, snowy winters. Also, the higher the altitude, the colder and snowier it will be! With that in mind, we would recommend a road trip between May and October. No matter when you plan your motorcycle tours Switzerland is not hard to get to. With major international airports in Zurich, Geneva, and Basel, along with numerous regular trains to countries throughout Europe, getting into the country will be relatively simple.

Beyond that, there isn’t much to worry about. Switzerland is one of the safest countries in Europe and the world. Use common sense, and you’re likely to be just fine. However, be sure to learn and follow the local traffic laws – Switzerland is strict and can be unforgiving when it comes to speeding and other offenses! Nothing is going to ruin a road trip faster than an accident, hefty fine, or loss of your driving license!