European Tours

Stunning scenery, twisty roads, beautiful villages, historic monuments, mountain passes, world renowned food and wine, all this and more with DMS guided motorcycle tours. Spend 4 to 14 days riding on some of Europes most stunning roads, France, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland are all within just a few days riding of the UK. All of our tours are at a pace to accommodate all riders so don’t worry you’ll be able to keep up we’re not going racing!

All tour prices include Le Shuttle return ticket, accommodation, shared rooms (based on 2-3 people, please contact us for own room and for pillion prices), breakfast and tour guides. Price does NOT include motorcycle, petrol, insurance (vehicle & medical), food, drink or breakdown Cover. For full Terms & Conditions please contact us.

Please contact us for dates and availability

DMS Grand Tour 2024- The Route des Grande Alpes (plus)! 14th to 25th July 2024

Solo rider sharing a twin room £2125

Solo rider own room £2750

Join us from Sunday on a truly spectacular 11 night 12 day fully guided tour.

This incredible tour also includes the stunning Gorges Verdon (a World heritage site known as Europe’s Grand Canyon), the world renown balcony roads of the Vercors (another world heritage site) and the iconic Route Napoleon.

The Route des Grande Alpes (RDGA) is from Thonon Les Baines on the banks of beautiful lake Geneva to the French Riviera town of Menton on the Mediterranean coast.

Taking 3 days to cover 423 miles the RDGA has 17 of the most incredible mountain passes, world famous ski resorts (including Les Gets, Cluses and Val d’Isère), beautiful French Cities & towns such as the walled city of Briançon, beautiful Guilestre and Borg Saint Maurice. On this tour you will ride over the highest mountain pass (Col de I’iseran 2770 m or 9090 ft) & highest paved road in the French alps (Cime de la Bonette 2802 m or 9193 ft) the RDGA is a bucket road for all motorcyclists. You’ll find the full list of passes and itinerary with mileage at the bottom of the page.

Menton is a beautiful town on the French Riviera where we will take a well earned day off the bikes. You can either explore the town with its fantastic restaurants & bars, hit the beach or take the short bus ride into Monaco & Monte Carlo and visit the beautiful harbour with its billion dollar yachts, excellent eateries, the Monte Carlo casino and of course the famous F1 racing circuit.

The next leg of this wonderful tour takes us along the fabulous Route Napoleon with its mountain passes and stunning views.

We will stay for a night in the beautiful town of Castellane and spend the next morning riding around Europes Grand Canyon and World heritage site the Gorges Verdon. The afternoon sees us head further up the Route Napoleon to another World heritage site and our hotel in Lans en Vercors near Grenoble for a 2 night stay. The Vercors is truly magical with its picturesque towns and stunning balcony roads with the famous Combe Laval and of course the jaw dropping Col de la Machine.

Saying goodbye to the Alps we head off to Auxerre via some wonderful French roads & stunning countryside.

Auxerre to Arras via Reims is a fabulous ride with more super roads & stopping off at the famous Circuit de Gueux where you can ride a section of the now disused racetrack. Riding along the main straight with its grandstands is quite surreal, its now a public road so no speeding!

Arras to Calais via the peage is a short hop and our last day together.

Total mileage is around 2,500 in mainland Europe.

We only take a maximum group of 10 people on tour. We find this to be the perfect sized group. Booking early is highly recommended, this tour always sells out incredibly quickly. GPX routes for your sat nav will be provided if required.

N.B Days 1 & 12 will require us to take the peage which is a fast toll road/motorway it’s an unfortunate must do to get to & from the beautiful Alps, however unlike our motorways its rarely busy.

Route des Grande Alpes passes

  • Col des Gets (1163 m)
  • Col de la Colombière (1613 m)
  • Col des Aravis (1487 m)
  • Col des Saisies (1650 m)
  • Cormet de Roselend (1967 m)
  • Col de l’Iseran (2764 m)
  • Col du Télégraphe (1566 m)
  • Col du Galibier (2645 m)
  • Col du Lautaret (2058 m)
  • Col d’Izoard (2360 m)
  • Col de Vars (2109 m)
  • Col (Cime) de la Bonette (2816 m)
  • Col de Valberg (1673 m)
  • Col de la Couillole (1678 m)
  • Col Saint-Martin (1500 m)
  • Col de Turini (1607 m)
  • Col de Castillon (706 m)


  • Day 1 Calais to Troyes 254 miles (Peage)
  • Day 2 Troyes to Thonon Les Bains via the Jura National park and Geneva 255 miles (some peage to Jura)
  • Day 3 RDGA start to Bourg Saint Maurice 150 miles
  • Day 4 Bourg Saint Maurice to Guillestre 150 miles
  • Day 5 Guillestre to Menton 140 miles RDGA end.
  • Day 6 Day off in Menton/Monaco
  • Day 7 Route Napoleon to Castellane 107 miles
  • Day 8 The Gorges Verdon (Morning) Route Napoleon to Lans en Vercors (Afternoon) 230 Miles
  • Day 9 The Vercors 153 miles
  • Day 10 Lans en Vercors to Auxerre 250 miles
  • Day 11 Auxerre to Arras 260 miles (some peage)
  • Day 12 Arras to Calais 86 miles

Total miles approx 2250 miles in Europe.

If you want further details or want to book this incredible tour please contact mark via e-mail

Visit our YouTube channel for past videos of this incredible tour @dmsridertv

The Vercors Adventure - 7 day guided tour - 13th to 19th September 2024

£950 per person* / Approximately 1500 miles

(*based on 2 to 3 people sharing a room). Please contact us for pillion or own room prices. Please note this tour is only available from mid June to mid September, mountain passes are closed at all other times.

One of our absolute favourite places to ride is the Vercors National Park, a beautiful and stunning playground for motorcyclists. High balcony roads with stunning views, twisty hairpins, dense forest roads, narrow tunnels through the mountains, picturesque villages, some of the highest waterfalls you’ll ever see and the world famous Combe Laval and the Col de la Machine! A wonderful short break that you’ll want to revisit again and again. Contact us for dates and availability.

Riding Ability Level - Confident. Around 6 to 8 hours per day (with plenty of breaks). Motorways/Peage day 1. Winding country roads. Tight twisty mountain passes, hairpin switchbacks, riders must be comfortable and confident with very tight cornering both uphill and downhill. Training before the tour with Mark on advanced cornering techniques is available if required.

Beautiful Belgium. Ypres - Bruges - Ghent - 4 Day Long weekend. Thursday to Sunday tour - 25th to 28th April 2024

£675 per person* / Approximately 600 miles

(*based on 2 people sharing a room). Please contact us for pillion or own room prices.

We should really call this the 'Chocolate Tour'! The home of delicious chocolatiers, Belgium is truly stunning.

Ypres looks as though it was built hundreds of years ago, when in reality it was completely destroyed during the Great War. It was rebuilt between the period of 1919 to the 1960’s building by building, returning it to its former glory and beauty. With such a connection to World War 1 there is plenty to see in connection with this terrible time in European history. There are numerous museums to visit, together with the iconic Menin Gate where the sounding of the last post is held every evening at 8pm. It has been held every evening (except during World War 2) since 11 November 1929. It's a humbling and symbolic ceremony.

Bruges is simply a stunning cultural City with some of the most amazing architecture in Europe. Also known as the 'Venice of the North', Bruges has canals intersecting most of the City. Hitching a ride and a guided tour around the City by boat is a must. Superb eateries and of course chocolatiers are everywhere! For those interested in the arts, the Salvador Dali museum is well worth a visit. A wonderful place and a City you will absolutely revisit (the Christmas Markets are amazing).

Ghent has a medieval charm with gorgeous architecture, and quirky bars. The must see places in Ghent are St Michaels Bridge for that postcard view, the three medieval towers, the Castle of the Count Gravensteen (which is fairy-tail like), the adorable cobblestone neighbourhood of Patershol which is like stepping back in time and a favourite of ours Vrijdagmarkt square for incredible food. Ghent has something for everyone. Contact us for dates and availability.

Riding Ability Level - Suitable for all levels of rider. Some motorways, mainly country roads, and city centres.

Battlefield Tours - 5 Day Guided Tour

£795 per person*

(*based on 2 to 3 people sharing a room). Please contact us dates and availability. This tour includes museum entrance fees.

WW1 Tours - Flanders Fields

Based In the beautiful and historic and beautiful city of Ypres you will visit many battlefields and Incredible museums. Flanders Fields is synonymous with WW1. You’ll be surprised how much still remains of the Great War. This tour finishes with a visit to the Somme & Beaumont Hammel where visitors can truly get a feel of what it must have been like in the trenches at the battle of the Somme.

Riding Ability Level - Suitable for all levels of rider. Motorways for a short time, mainly country roads.

WW2 Tours - Operation Overlord

Based in Normandie for an historic tour of the D Day landings and battlefields. D-Day on the 6 June 1944 was the turning point that brought Europe out of the iron grip of the Nazi's. We visit many sites such as Pegasus bridge, Longues-sur-Mer Gun Battery, Le Grand Bunker – Musée du Mur de l'Atlantique, the Mulberry harbours, Sword beach and the Atlantic Wall Museum. There is so much to see in a tour that is packed with history.

Riding Ability Level - Suitable for all levels of rider. Motorways for a short time, mainly country roads.

Bespoke War Tours

Longer bespoke tours can be arranged to take in historic places such as the Dambusters Dams, Colditz Castle, Stalag Luft 3 (The Great Escape) and The Eagles Nest Hitlers retreat in the Austrian alps.. Please contact us for further details.

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