AMA 100th Anniversary Alps Challenge 2
France, Italy, Switzerland

AMA 100th Anniversary Alps Challenge 2

from $4,990

Facts

Start / End
Milano (Milan) / Varese
Next Airport
Milan (MXP)
Tour duration
9 Days vacation, 7 Riding days
Accommodations
comfortable middle-class hotels
Distance
Full distance: 1323-1812 km, 822-1126 miles
Daily distances: 160-276 km, 99-172 miles
Difficulty
Travel Time / Day
Sightseeing
Further info
CLASSIC tours iconLuggage van iconLuggage transport iconRound trip icon4 star hotel icon
MINIMUM PARTICIPANTS
6

Highlights

Milano (Milan)Milano (Milan)
St. MoritzSt. Moritz
AndermattAndermatt
Chamonix-Mont-BlancChamonix-Mont-Blanc
Mont BlancMont Blanc
InterlakenInterlaken
ThunThun
over 20 spectacular mountain passesover 20 spectacular mountain passes

Launching from Milan, Italy and heading to Switzerland and the Eastern Alps of France, this tour is a supreme challenge!

The AMA Alps Challenge trilogy enters its second stage as we shift our focus towards the southwest. While Part 1 was all about Austria, Italy, and the Dolomites, Part 2 will show you around Switzerland and introduce you to the French Alps. You’re about to experience some of the world’s most spectacular geography and mountain passes, and some of the best motorcycle riding you can imagine!

The AMA Alps Challenge covers the 40 highest passes of the Alps, and Part 2 has nine of them in store for you. In addition, there are more than a dozen smaller and lesser-known passes lined up along our route, as well as picturesque little towns, imposing castles, and numerous sights and attractions.

The Challenge starts in Milan, Italy’s second-largest city. Its two major airports make it easy to reach, and its proximity to the Alps guarantees plenty of riding fun from the start. Still, Milan is worth an extra day or two, so try to arrive a little earlier and enjoy this fabulous city!

From Milan, we head straight into Switzerland (don’t take “straight” literally!) to find the first members of that illustrious “Club of 40”. Around the town of Andermatt, half a dozen major passes with more than 150 hairpin turns are waiting for you and your motorcycle, and in order to really savor each and every one of them we’re going to spend a rest day in picturesque Andermatt.

Then we head to France, to Chamonix, an old and famous resort town located at the foot of spectacular Mont Blanc. We’ll circle around the highest mountain of the Alps and along the way collect two more major passes and a handful of smaller ones, which are just as spectacular to ride.

After one night in Aosta, Italy, we return to Milan.

So come join us on this epic ride and find out why the AMA Alps Challenge Tours are so much fun, and why the Alps are considered to be the world’s number one motorcycle paradise.

From Mitch Boehm, AMA Editorial Director: "I can’t tell you how much fun we had on the AMA Alps Challenge Tours! With a mix of AMA members from around the country and a handful of my friends (none of whom had ever ridden in the Alps), we had a total blast each and every day, riding the rollercoaster-esque roads, negotiating the many switchback-infested passes, enjoying the amazing geography and history of the region, and of course sampling each day the food and – at night – adult beverages. It was the best Alps trip of my life, and I’ve been on several. So come play with us, either on the AMA Alps Challenge I, the AMA Alps Challenge II, or the icing on the cake at the AMA Alps Challenge III! You know it´s gonna be epic!"

Travel schedule

Day 1: Arrival in Milano (Milan)

Day 2: Milano (Milan) - Pontresina

Day 3: Pontresina - Andermatt

Day 4: Andermatt

Day 5: Andermatt - Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

Day 6: Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

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Prices

from $4,990
per rider in double room (2024)
Price for passenger in double room
$3,810
Single room supplement
$520

Dates

202420252026
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References

Edelweiss AMA Alps Challenge

The team of Edelweiss Bike Travel wants to say thank you to Mitch Boehm for participating in our Edelweiss AMA Alps Challenge 2 tour and for putting together such a great report about our tour in the December 2023 issue of American Motorcyclist Magazine. Published with the permission of AMA for Edelweiss Bike Travel. Not for resale or distribution.

– Mitch Boehm, AMA Magazine, USA