5 days by Motorcycle in the Verdon area, special tour between Piedmont and France

An unforgettable august trip among exciting mountain roads and the beauty of French provence and the Gorges of Verdon

For this special tour we will take you to one of our classic destinations. Over the years we have been there many times, and the beauty of the Gorges of Verdon and the Sainte Croix Lake never ceases to amaze us.

We will trespass into France, which is not that strange for us Piedmontese people but it’s for sure worth driving some distance over the Alps to enjoy the views and the roads there.
This is a tour for road-loving bikers, and so after the welcome breakfast in Carmagnola, we will leave right away for the longest stage of the trip, 300kms that will take us to cross the Alps at the Lombarda Peak and to visit Grassea, magnificent small town of the French Provence, known as the international capital of perfume.
The second and third days will be dedicated to exploring the National Park of Verdon and its surroundings: Esparron de Verdon, Aiguines, Sainte Croix Lake, the Gorges of Verdon, the Serre Ponçon Lake
On the fourth and fifth days we will start coming back towards home but taking a different route, going towards north and driving over the mythical Izoard peak (fortunately we will not have to cycle over it like they do during the Tour the France) until the Bourg Saint Maurice, to come back to Italy to the Piccolo San Bernardo and, crossing the Aosta Valley, end the trip over a cold soft drink on the Viverone Lake.

Total length of the trip: 1200

Verdon special 5 days motorcycle

This is a trip for those that like to chew up miles and get incredible views in return. The stages are on average 240kms long. Total kilometers are around 1200.

Our motorbike tours are designed to be easy, relaxing and enjoyable. For this reason, we keep the number of participants so small (maximum 8), in order to adapt the rhythm and routes to the capabilities of the group. No one gets left behind, and that's why our motorcycle tours are suitable for beginners.

Driving will, however, be a significant part of the trip, so we recommend to self-assess your driving skills and endurance honestly before deciding to take a motorcycle trip.

This tour, however, does not require any exceptional driving skill:

  • There will be for sure some tight roads with hairpin turns, so you should be able to steer the bike in these situations.
  • We will not drive too fast, we will enjoy the road, the curves and the landscape.
  • there will be fun and enjoyable roads during all the tour.

If you want Elena to help you evaluate better the required level of expertise, you can contact her via e-mail at elena@giroola.com , she will be happy to help!

Motorcycle Tour Guide Giroola capacity

You can come to a tour with us using any kind of motorcycle.

There might be some stretch on a motorway for some reason, even if normally we stay away from those, so the motorbike needs to be over 250cc.

This tour will be entirely on paved roads, so you can join with your motorcycle, or with the one you like, it should only have good tires and be well maintained.

If you would like to rent a bike for the trip, we are at your disposal: mark it in your reservation or contact Elena by emal at elena@giroola.com and we will help you find the best ride possible!

Which motorcycle
Elena
Elena

Motorbikes are her thing. When she's not riding, she is dancing, country style.

Precise, strong, smiling and energetic, she's stubborn and never gives up. Expert in packing up for any trip, she's the one who offers you a spare toothbrush when you forgot yours!

Never without: dancing boots

Favourite quote: "Dance first. Think later"

Driving a motorcycle is all about freedom. We know you are an independent traveller, and we want you to enjoy these days without having to worry about anything and leaving you the freedom to choose and decide for yourself.

Our rule is simple: if an activity is planned in the tour, it's included in the price. 

Accommodation always includes breakfast, a nice moment to start the day together.

Lunches are also included in this tour: this way during the day it will be easier to organize the meals, to get back into the saddle straight away.

When you travel by motorcycle it’s nice in the evening to meet up with Elena, who is going to travel with you, will be happy to organize things for the group, according to different possibilities discovered during the day. You will also have the chance to spend some alone time. Freedom, as we were saying.

So this 5 days by Motorcycle in the Verdon area, special tour between Piedmont and France includes:

  • assistance from Elena, that will be in the tour with you, will help us, will tell you stories, legends and facts about our Piedmont.
  • 4 nights in Bed and Breakfast in a double room, breakfast included (single room supplement: 100 euros total)
  • An additional welcome breakfast
  • 5 lunches

We plan to spoil you, so expect surprises!

And if you are thinking: it would be cheaper to just go with some friends! That’s true, however here you get someone that takes care of everything, in a small groups where no one is left behind, and who is at work so that you can have fun and not have to look down at the GPS at every intersection, concentrating on the driving! If you want to read more, we have an article on our blog explaining this: https://www.giroola.com/blog/5-reasons-go-motorcycle-trip-guide

We want you to savour the best of Italian hospitality, and we are not talking about fake-luxury hotels that all look the same. We will take you to places with character, authentic little B&Bs where you will sleep well and you will taste home made pies for breakfast, mountain lodges with stunning views, or particularly interesting hotels with a story to tell.

All rooms will have private bathrooms, and breakfast is always included.

We will choose for every departure the best solution considering the season and our guests' needs, and we'll send you the complete information via email before the start of the tour.

For example, one of our favourite places is La Ida Bed & Breakfast in Villareggia, our hometown, where our friend Sara, an architect and a painter, welcomes her guests with authentic kindness. 

La Ida

This tour is perfect for solo travellers:

  • we take care of everything
  • you are independent and can choose whether and when to share meals and your free time with the group
  • you get to know people from all around the world in a small group

We'll start with a coffee (yes, real espresso!) or a juice and pastry, get to know the group, and by the time we jump on board and start exploring you'll be among friends.

So, solo travellers are very welcome on our tours, and if you are ok with sharing a double/triple room with other members of the group we'll send you an email after the booking and you will tell us your preferences (e.g. girl ok to share a bedroom with other girls only, etc).

If however you prefer us to book a single room for you, it is available during the reservation process for an additional fee..

If there are no other solo travellers in your tour or if there is no possibility to match your preferences (or your roommates happen to snore too much!), your single room will be on us, no additional charge will be required.

This tour begins in Carmagnola (TO) 30kms from Torino, at 8.30 am.

Our idea is to meet in a special place, central and easy to get to, and get to know each other in front of a croissant and cappuccino before starting our day together.

If you like, we can book you a room the night before in our small town on top of a hill, Villareggia, and Elena will pick you up in the morning to go together to the meeting point with the rest of the group.

If you want to talk with us about the details or getting more ideas about what to see and do in Piedmont before and after this tour, Paola  is at your disposal and she’s looking forward to helping you.

We will send you all the details about the meeting point before the tour begins.

All our tours are directly made by us, Giroola Srl, via Amorosa 3, 10030 Villareggia (TO) (P.iva 11671600010, Scia 19022017-1520 Suap 9007)

During the tour you'll be covered by our Civil Responsibility Assurance (Reale Mutua Assicurazioni, via Corte d'Appello 1, 10122 Torino, nr.2007/03/2276452).  

We adhere to the Guarantee Fund (art.50 Dlgs 23.05.2011 n.79) which can be used by all travellers provided they have a contract in case of bankruptcy or insolvency for the refunding of the price paid. (Fondo Garanzia Viaggi Srl, via Nazionale 60, 00184 Roma, certificate n. A/146.1485/5/2017).

 

Booking Policy, from the General Terms and Condition for the Sale of Tour Packages:

3) RESERVATIONS

Acceptance of reservations by Giroola Srl is subject to availability. Reservations will be considered final following confirmation by Giroola Srl,  even via e-mail or fax, to the client.

Indications relative to the tour package not contained in the contract documents, brochures or other forms of written communication, will be supplied in time by Giroola Srl prior to the initial starting date in compliance with its duties as envisaged by Legislative . decree n. 79/2011.

4) PAYMENT

Upon booking, a registration fee and a deposit of 25% of the total amount is required. Full payment is due 30 days prior to departure. For reservations made within 30 days of departure, full payment is due upon booking. Lack of payment of the abovementioned sums on the dates established constitutes grounds for cancellation of reservations such as to determine, on the part of Giroola Srl, the right to terminate the contract.

5) TRANSFER OF CONTRACT

The client renouncing the contract may be substituted by another person provided that:

a) Giroola Srl be given written notice at least 4 weekdays prior to the date of departure, together with the necessary personal data of the transferee;

b) The transferee be able to satisfy all the conditions for the fruition of the service ( ex article 10 of Legislative decree n.111/95) and in particular the requisites relative to passports, visas, health certificates;

c) The transferee refund Giroola Srl for all expenses incurred for the transfer of the contract for the sum specified before the transfer.

Moreover, the transferor and the transferee are both accountable for the payment in full of the tour package price as well as for the sum as per item (c) of the present article.

As far as certain types of services are concerned, third party suppliers have the right to refuse the substitution of the transferee, even if effected within the time limit specified as per item (a) of the present article. Giroola Srl will therefore not be held responsible for the eventual non-acceptance of the substitution on behalf of third parties. This non-acceptance shall be notified in good time by Giroola Srl to the parties involved before departure.

6) WITHDRAWAL

In the event of withdrawing from the tour package contract, the client is, in any case, liable for the payment of the tour package price. If withdrawal takes place for reasons beyond those envisaged in article 7 of the present General Terms, the client shall pay, in compliance with ex article 1373, paragraph III, Italian Civil Code, cancellation penalties as specified below:

  • 10% of the tour package price within 30 days prior to departure
  • 30% of the tour package price from 29 to 18 days prior to departure
  • 50% of the tour package price from 17 to 10 days prior to departure
  • 75% of the tour package price from 9 to 3 weekdays prior to departure
  • 100% of the tour package price beyond these terms.

7) WITHDRAWAL OF CLIENT WITHOUT PENALTY

The client may withdraw from the contract, without incurring any penalty, in the following circumstances:

  • a significant change of one or more elements of the contract which can be objectively considered as fundamental for the fruition of the tour package in its entirety and proposed by Giroola Srl.
  • after the conclusion of the contract itself but prior to departure and not accepted by the client.

In the abovementioned circumstances, the client is entitled to the following options:

  • the fruition of an alternative tour package, with no increase in price or with the restitution of the excess in price, if the second tour package costs less than the first;
  • the restitution of any sum corresponded as partial payment. Said restitution must be made within seven weekdays from receiving the request for reimbursement.

The client must communicate the decision (to accept the change or to withdraw) within two weekdays from receiving notice of the price increase or change. In the absence of specific notice within the said term, the proposal made by Giroola Srl will be considered accepted. The client who decides to withdraw from the contract before departure for circumstances beyond those listed above shall pay, after deducting the account paid as per article 4, the penalty indicated in article 6.

8) TOUR VARIATIONS

Variations to the tour, requested by the client, after the confirmation of booking, could involve processing expenses for Giroola Srl and at times penalties charged by suppliers. If so, the customer will be charged. Partial withdrawal of some of the travellers under the same contract and the resulting decrease in number of tour members is to be considered partial cancellation and is consequently regulated as stated in article 6.

Book this tour

You can book directly and quickly here on the site, or if you prefer us to assist you with your booking, click here to chat with us now, or call us at +39.370.350.63.33, we'll be happy to help!

If you are booking over a month in advance, only a deposit of 25% is necessary.

Itinerary and activities may vary depending on weather conditions, seasonal events, special events and group suggestions.

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Reviews

Matteo C.
5

Simply good! I participated in a motorcycle tour and at the end I was very satisfied with the experience and the adventure experienced. (automatic translation by Google)
Vanni C.
5

Motorcycle tour in the Verdon

Beautiful experience, met 8 new fantastic people including Elena who accompanied us in an excellent way and always available to fulfill our requests I really hope to return to travel with Giroola (automatic translation by Google)
Roberto F.
5

5-day motorbike tour in the Verdon

Everything is perfect from the organization, to the places visited up to the professionalism and availability of our guide Elena. Congratulations to Giroola, recommended to all bikers (automatic translation by Google)
Marco C.
5

I just came back from a 5-day motorcycle tour in the Verdon organized by Giroola. Fantastic experience from all points of view. I saw wonderful places and enjoyed the company of wonderful people. I wanted to relax and enjoy the ride in the saddle of my bike ... so it was from the first to the last minute. A memory that will always remain in my memory: streets, curves, views ... smiles of fellow travelers! A special compliment to our companion and friend Elena Bosio: very professional, prepared and able to meet every need of the group. To all the Giroola team ... keep it up, you're really good !! Now that I know you better, I will find time to participate in your innumerable activities. (automatic translation by Google)