The 5 Best Motorcycle One-Day Round Trip Rides in Europe

Welcome to this selection of 5 of the best round-trip single day motorcycle rides in Europe from Quazy Rides. You’ll find their top picks and links to their dedicated tour pages which include free downloadable GPX files, e-books and tips on these routes… 

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If you’re heading to Europe for a motorcycle tour and fancy doing some single-day round trip rides, you have found the perfect article. Our friends over at Quazy Rides are European touring experts and provide free route info on their favourite rides. 

Below you’ll find a selection of their top 5 single-day rides, and under each one is a link to a dedicated tour page which has downloadable GPX files of the ride and a packed e-book with hotels, top tips, what not to miss and much more. 

So have a read through the below, pick your favourites and get riding!

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By Muriel and Johan

Europe touring experts from Quazy Rides

5 of the Best One-Day European Motorcycle Tours

Are you ready to embark on a thrilling adventure through some of Europe’s most picturesque landscapes? There’s something undeniably magical about exploring Europe on two wheels, and for motorcycle enthusiasts, our continent offers an array of unforgettable experiences waiting to be discovered. 

From winding mountain passes to charming villages nestled in the valleys below, each ride promises an exhilarating journey filled with breath-taking scenery and unforgettable moments. But what sets these European rides apart, and why should you choose to explore them?

Let’s delve into the allure of European motorcycle adventures and uncover the highlights of our top five epic roundtrip rides, with links to loads more info and dedicated video guides of each route.

Mighty Dolomites Tour, Italy

Prepare to be awe-struck as you navigate the winding roads of the Dolomites in Italy with Bressanone as the start and finish. Spanning 210 kilometres, this route takes you through the heart of the Dolomite mountain range over the Passo delle Erbe, Passo Campolongo, Passo Pordoi ánd the Passo Sell – all in this single mighty Dolomites tour.

No wonder we felt like doing one of the best rides ever! The riding is amazing, the views on those typical steep peaks are fantastic. And to top it off, we’ve added some great stops for a nice coffee, lunch and a last drink with another surprisingly beautiful view. This ride has it all! When can we go again?

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French Alps North Tour, France

Embark on a journey through the breathtaking landscapes of the French Alps North Tour. On this tour we went North of Annecy, the central point of this tour, towards Lac Leman, in the second part of this tour we went West to Lac du Bourget. For the third section it spans 190 kilometres and goes South-East to a smaller (but especially with its iconic chapelle) very pretty lake: Lac Roselend. 

But what about the Col de Aravis, Col du Pré (making it one of the most difficult rides we have in our tours) and Col de la Forclaz with an amazing view on Lac d’Annecy? This ride dives deep into the French Alps with some serious mountain riding. We loved it and have to say we saved the best for last in the French Alps North tour!

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Picos de Europe Tour, Spain

Discover the rugged beauty of the Picos de Europe in Spain on this epic motorcycle tour from the motorcycle heaven Potes. Spanning 240 kilometres, this ride 1 of our Picos de Europa tour is probably the most standard and well known route in this bikers’ paradise, called the Picos triangle.

But it has some amazing roads to get to a few of the most famous miradors in this area where you will get the most incredible views. With highlights including Mirador del Corzo, Mirador del Fitu and Desfiladeri de la Hermida, prepare to be mesmerized by towering peaks and dramatic landscapes as you explore this iconic region.

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French Pyrenees Tour, France

The towering Pyrenees in South-Western France lie between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. This mountainous area is claimed to be a paradise for hikers, fishermen and skiers. And although the Pyrenees are quite green in France and the weather in this area is cool, it’s also a special place for motorcycle tourers. 

The majestic Pyrenees mountains make this one an unforgettable ride, with a brilliant stay in Lourdes. Spanning 200 kilometres, this route takes you over the iconic passes Col de Soulor, Col d’Aubisque and Col de Marie-Blanque, offering panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes. Whether you’re a seasoned rider or a novice adventurer, this journey promises excitement at every turn.

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Ballons des Vosges Tour, France

Embark on a scenic journey through the picturesque landscapes of the Parc natural régional des the Ballons des Vosges in France, which has 14 peaks in total. 

Starting from the lovely town of Colmar, this one covers 220 kilometers and takes you through stunning locations such as La Schlucht, Le Hohneck, Grand Ballon – where the park gets its name and the highest mountain peak in the Vosges Mountains – and Le Markstein, offering some very nice riding and panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Vosges mountains and its windy roads. 

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About the author

Hi, we are Johan and Muriel and we share the passion of riding our motorbikes and road tripping all over Europe. Since 2001 we have been travelling on our bikes through Europe and we have seen a lot of beautiful places and ridden a lot of incredible roads!

In 2021 we added a mission to our passion: to share the fun of riding with as many other bikers as possible! And therefore we – finally – came up with this idea to utilize our experiences.

We setup Quazy Rides so you can plan your own customised road trip by choosing tours and connecting routes to your liking and in the order of your choice. You can download the ready to ride GPX/ITN files and E-Books of the rides we show on our site including our tips on what to do, where to stay and what to see. And it’s all free! 

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