TO THE MED AND BACK
BY BACK ROADS AND GORGES
10th - 18th August
NEW FOR 2024
A road ride through the mountains on a route to Monte Carlo
All on Tarmac
Ride your own bike
Mix of camping and guesthouse accommodation.
Ride the fabulous Vercors region, as well the
incredible Verdon Gorge, with a three night
stay at a farmhouse giving days to explore
the coast and the mountains.
£745 per rider; includes ferry,
accommodation & guiding
Saturday 10th - Sunday 18th August
WHAT IS IT
This is a good old fashioned run to the sun, taking the ferry to France and commencing on a back road adventure all the way down to the stunning Vercors region and beyond, via the Verdon Gorge, all the way to the Med.
It's all on Tarmac and the route designed to avoid any of the major roads and certainly the motorways. This is an assisted ride, in that there will be Speed Shop support riders to help you on your way, but there will be encouragement for people to make their own way along the designated route, stopping when they want to, riding at their own pace and enjoying this laid back ride through the best of France.
HOW IT WORKS
Having crossed the channel we'll begin our ride South. The first few days will be approximately 220 miles per day, with less miles the day we ride the magnificent Verdon Gorge. Then, once we've arrived at the rural retreat - complete with swimming pool and hot tub - we'll have two days to do whatever you fancy. Lounge around by the pool or head off on ride outs to Monte Carlo and along the Mediterranean shoreline, then the next day why not head off and explore one of the highest passes in France; the Col de la Bonnette. We'll be self catering at the lodging, with evening meal options provided by the host and the base serving as a great evening hang out for those who just want to relax and have a holiday.
WHO IS IT FOR?
The trip would suit riders of all abilities, from those who've covered many miles overseas to those who've never ridden on the right hand side of the road at all. You dictate your own pace. Speed limits in France are 50mph, so that any bike capable of that speed is suitable. This trip would be a good way for people to find out what works and doesn't work for them when it comes to motorcycle travelling. You'll gain confidence and make some new riding buddies along the way.
The price includes the return ferry to and from Europe, road book, guiding services, and all camping and lodging accommodation along the way, including three nights in the mountain retreat.
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED?
The price doesn't include fuel, food and spending money. Riders will also need to check their own vehicle insurance to make sure cover extends to Europe, with breakdown cover advised. It also advised that you take out suitable travel insurance and note that there is no provision for personal injury insurance. Riders embark on this trip at their own risk.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
You need a well serviced and travel ready machine. It needs fresh tyres and any other consumable for what will be approximately a 1600 mile trip.
You will need decent riding kit, including sturdy boots and some Speedos for the piil. Camping kit will also be needed, consisting of a basic pack list of tent, sleeping bag and inflatable mat. It's optional to take cooking equipment as usually there are local amenities nearby.
Pillion riders are welcome, with an additional fee of £250 per pillion rider. Please notify me by email at the time of making the booking.
HOW DO I SIGN UP?
To secure you place click on the SIGN UP icon at the top of the page which will take you to a payment area where you can pay a £75 deposit to secure your place. The remainder of the balance will be due further down the line, with further information also provided upon sign up.
FOR ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS PLEASE JUST MESSAGE ME USING THE CONTACT BOX BELOW.