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Itchin’ For The Alps?

Then come to Europe this August for one of three AMA Alps Challenge Tours…limited spots still available!

March 22, 2023

By Mitch Boehm

If an Alpine motorcycle tour remains an unchecked item on your bucket list, or you’re looking to re-live what’s arguably one of the very best experiences in all of bikedom, we’re here to help, as there are still some spots available for our 2023 AMA Alps Challenge tours.

When we designed this Alps Challenge idea back in 2020 along with the Edelweiss folks, we planned for a total of three different tours that would summit the 40 or 50 highest and most dramatic passes in the Alps.

We held the first of these tours, which began in Munich and covered the Austrian, Italian and Swiss Alps, back in 2021 (see our November, 2021 issue for the scoop). In 2022 we did that one again, but added a second tour that covered Italy, Switzerland and Eastern France, and which began in Milan, Italy, a couple days later. (See the November 2022 issue for the story).

This year we’ll do three tours, one after another, with Tour 1 launching from Munich on August 3, Tour 2 again leaving from Milan on August 12, and Tour 3, which will cover the Italian and (mostly) French Alps, launching from the amazing city of Nice, France, on August 21 and returning on the 29th. Did you know that Monte Carlo is just 25 miles up the street from Nice? We thought you might.

If you’ve been to the region, or know anything about trekking the Alps on a motorcycle, or have read our previous stories (or any of the hundreds that’ve been published over the years), you know what’s involved: absolutely amazing geography and roads; deep levels of history and culture; kick-ass food and drink; friendly people; lots of storytelling (true and made up!); and of course a ton of camaraderie and fun.

It’s often said that life is short, and that you gotta get while the gettin’s good…so, what are you waiting for?

For more information, visit, then click “destinations,” then “Europe,” and then “Alps Challenge 1, 2 or 3.”