Welcome to McTours the European Motorcycle Touring Holidays Specialist

Cinque Terra Tulloch Ghuru near Aviemore The Standing Stones location at Dunalastair near Kinloch Rannoch Bikers at Serrato Gourdon, Alpes-Maritimes, France View South from the Quiraing Isle of Skye Coll de Boixols Group Photo Doune Castle Eilean Donan Castle Dornie by Kyle of Lochalsh Porretta Terra View from Ardelve looking South to Loch Duich France Lot Rocamadour Manarola Cinque Terra The Rest and be Thankful Scotland

Luxury European Motorcycle Tours

McTours deliver the Best European Motorcycling Tours at affordable prices giving riders a unique alternative to the typical biking holiday; motorcycle riders will travel at a leisurely pace, live in top quality hotels, explore wonderful locations, visit interesting places, eat fantastic local produce and of course you will be riding some of the best biking roads in Europe. Whatever tour you chose you will experience one of the best motorbike tours in europe.

Most of our motorbike tours are pre organised but we also co-ordinate bespoke motorcycle tours to cater for the specific need of a group. We specialise in Scotland, France, Spain and Italy and also offer occasional tours in Austria, Switzerland, Portugal and Ireland.

Better still we can arrange motorcycle hire, so just fly into the location to be toured, pick up your motorbike, enjoy the holiday and then fly home again to end your trip. In most locations we can arrange the rental of BMW, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Triumph and Yamaha motorcycles, so, there is always a machine to suit every taste.

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Scottish Motorcycle Tours

We offer a broad range of motorcycle tours in Scotland and in 2018 two in particular are generating much interest.

Quiraing Isle of Skye
The first primarily tours the Scottish Highlands and incorporates the best parts of the North Coast 500. It starts and ends in Glasgow and traverses the country passing through many famous landmarks and the Isle of Skye returning to Glasgow via Glencoe. Get full details about our Scottish Highlands Tour by following the link.

Scottish Highlands Motorcycle Tour

Midhope Castle the scene of Lallybroch
This second tour concentrates on locations used in the filming of the popular TV series Outlander. This tour takes you across Scotland by motorbike visiting the various locations used in filming the Outlander TV Series. Get full details about our Outlander Film Locations Tour by following the link.

Outlander Film Locations Motorcycle Tour

Italian Motorcycle Tours

We have offered motorbike tours in our favourite regions of Italy since 2011. In this time we have learnt that the north of the country around the Italian Lakes and Alps together with Tuscany have proven to be most popular. For 2018 we have improved our offering in these two areas.

Manarola Cinque Terra
Tuscany has always been a popular destination with our clients and last year we totally revised our Tuscan Motorcycle Tour spreading a little further into Emilia-Romagna and Umbria. Get full details about our Tuscan Tour by following the link.

Tuscan Motorcycle Tour

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The first Italian motorcycle tour we ever organised was around the Italian Lakes. We have refined this tour many times since then and the present model incorporates the elements that past customers have told us were their favourites. Get full details about our Italian Lakes Tour by following the link.

Italian Lakes and Alps Motorcycle Tours

Spanish Motorcycle Tours

We only started touring parts of Spain in 2015 having spent previous years researching the areas we wanted to offer in our tours. We quickly discovered how great the Spanish roads are and for 2018 we will be offering two Spanish Motorcycle Tours.

group photo taken near Serratto
Southern Spain can be too hot to ride in during the summer months but late February to early March in Andalucía it is ideal. This is why this tour is particularly popular with Scottish bikers who want a pre season warm up before getting their bikes back on the road for the main domestic biking season. Get full details about our Andalusian Tour by following the link.

Andalusian Motorcycle Tour

group photo taken at Coll de Boixols
There are so many great roads in the Pyrenees it can be challenging to plot a route that takes in the best of them but we think we have got it just right for our 2018 motorcycle trip through the Pyrenees. This trip crosses back and forth between the Spanish and French sides and even stops overnight in Llivia a Spanish enclave within the French departement of Pyrénées-Orientales; quite literally Spain within France. Get full details about our Pyrenean Tour by following the link.

Pyrenean Motorcycle Tour

Regional Motorcycle Tours

Our most popular type of Motorbike Tours in Europe are our regional tours. Each tour lasts 9 Days with 8 Nights Accommodation and 7 Days Bike Riding. They are ideal for the rider whose partner has little or no interest in biking because the tour is centred at a luxury hotel resort where we typically stay for eight consecutive nights. Whilst the rider is off exploring the best roads in the area their other half or family stay behind to enjoy the resort facilities. This fixed location is carefully selected to be central to a region and daily routes are up to 200 miles (about 5-6 hours in the saddle, with stops about a 9 hour day).

Regional Motorcycle Tours

National Motorcycle Tours

Our National European Motorcycle Tours travel further and hops and skips around a country or often across borders. On a National Tour we stay at a different hotel most nights. It is typically chosen by riders who seek an opportunity to familiarise with much that a country has to offer because riders taking this style of tour can sample a wider area and identify regions that they might like to return to and explore in greater detail. National tours typically last 9 Days with 8 Nights Accommodation and 7 Days Bike Riding and they cover an average of 150 miles per day (circa 4-5 hours riding, with stops about 6-8 hours).

National Motorcycle Tours

Short Motorcycle Tours

Our Short Motorcycle Tours last 5 Days with 4 Nights Accommodation and provide a Motorcycle Touring holiday with 3 Days Bike Riding. They usually stay at the same hotel throughout the tour and can be midweek or long weekend. We try to pack in a lot of riding in these short vacations covering in excess of 200 miles some days. They may be short holidays but prudent road selection takes riders across diverse landscapes snaking along roads that will be single track at times to ensure the best rider experience available is always picked and that no rider will ever be disappointed by the tour (about 6 hours in the saddle).

Short Motorcycle Tours

Bespoke Motorcycle Tours

Many of our clients want to Tour Europe by Motorcycle but do not want to take our scheduled tours. Perhaps the dates do not suit or there is a particular place they want to visit or road they wish to ride. Some want to celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday, anniversary or retirement and celebrities who want to tour a country without being recognised love the anonymity that a helmet affords allowing them to fully appreciate the country and all its wonders without being chased by fans or paparazzi. So, if you want a special tour organised just for you then we are delighted to assist.

Bespoke Motorcycle Tours

McTours European Motorcycle Tours deliver a quality holiday at an affordable price and are uniquely different to most biking holiday; you will ride at a leisurely pace, live in quality accommodation, explore wonderful locations, visit interesting places, eat wholesome local produce and of course you will be bike riding some of the best biker roads in Europe whether you participate is just a day tour Scotland or one of our extended vacations through Europe. You can hire BMW Motorcycles, Honda Motorcycles, Harley-Davidson Motorcycles and Suzuki Motorcycles on most of our tours. We also Have Ducati, Kawasaki, Triumph and Yamaha on some select tours or by special request.

Our tours are more about the road more than the destination. We take you to interesting places but we get there by riding the less travelled twisty back roads that will challenge you at times, offer breath-taking scenery across diverse landscapes and when we stop it tends to be at a place of interest such as a historical site rather than just a roadside cafe for a quick refreshment.

Daily journeys are typically around 200 miles with stops every 50 miles (about 90 minutes riding).

We offer motorcycle hire on all our tours. You will find the range of bikes available listed on each tour detail page including BMW Motorcycles, Honda Motorcycles, Harley-Davidson Motorcycles and Suzuki Motorcycles and a few other brands on special request.

We only use carefully selected quality hotels. Most accommodation is in 4 star hotels and booked for dinner bed and breakfast.

Our guides are all highly skilled riders who know the routes well. These core staff of six motorcyclists are all National or Senior Observers with groups affiliated to the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM). They are not only excellent riders but they also know many alternative roads that can be taken should a road be blocked of adverse weather closes in.

McTours operates in strong partnership with motorcycle dealerships and other motorcycle rental companies.

Here is what we offer that is different:

  • Experience: All tours have two guides who lead and tail the group. These guides are all Qualified Senior Observers from the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) and highly skilled riders and trainers.
  • Quality: We use only the best hotels from brands such as Hilton, Doubletree by Hilton, Best Western and privately owned establishments such as Chateau des Vigires.
  • Variety: We provide a broad range of motorcycles. These motorbikes are in pristine condition using mainly the latest machines.
  • Size: We limit the size of each group to a maximum of eight riders accompanied by two guides. (6 riders plus 2 guides is most typical)
  • Location: On many tours we select fixed locations and return to base each day so you have no baggage to carry or tour to a range of interesting locations and take your baggage in our support vehicle. You can tour Scotland from just a day tour up to a 9 day package, France for 5 to 9 days visits Loire Valley, Dordogne and Provence, Switzerland is a popular 5 day trip in the mountains around Lake Geneva and then there is Italy where we have 5 to 9 day tours in the Lakes and Alps, Tuscany, The Amalfi Coast, Sicily and Southern Italy. These operate most years and our bespoke tours offer other alternative European Motorcycle Touring destinations such as Portugal, Spain, Austria, Germany or the Baltic region giving you a broad selection of European Motorcycle Tours to chose from.
  • Couples: We offer a biking holiday that allows your non biking partner to join in without ever needing to ride a bike.

Visit our Information Pages to learn more about our Tour Propositions Learn more about McTours or follow this link to Upcoming Tours and select a specific tour to learn more about our Guided Motorcycle Tours.