A Megaweek is a beautiful motorcycle adventure in Europe and a taste of what a full Megaride can be. When conceiving the Megaweeks we had the motorcyclists of our country in mind, those of us who have travelled through North America and are ready for something different, riding in Europe. A Megaweek is as the name implies a week long tour, using the same format as the Megarides to visit some of the most beautiful regions of Europe. In other words, a guided group ride, in autonomous mode, without a pursuit vehicle and a transport bus. Everything you will bring along must fit in the bike’s luggage. This will be a week-long tour with other passionate riders, a week to see a little part of Europe. And hopefully a week to give you a taste of what a full Megaride can be like.
We all think that preparing such a trip is easy, all you need to do is pick a few routes, select a few hotels and you’re all set. Anyone can do that. For a Megaweek, it’s a lot more work. We spend hours, days, weeks, testing, trying, riding the routes, hotels and restaurants and places. It’s a rough life but someone has got to do it. What you get is a trip for motorcyclists created by motorcyclists. Not just an itinerary but a dinner, a shower and a hotel room waiting for you at the end of the day.
Another plus of riding with a group, specially in a foreign country, is the group increase your sense of belonging and security. We have customers who have become more than just customers but friends. And some are now longtime friends who still ride together a long time after their tours.
You say you don’t like riding in groups? No problem, you can ride solo are in a mini group with your friends. All we ask is that you advise your group guide that you will ride solo and we will see you at dinner time.
We split the Megaweek into one or more stages with transit days between hotels and relax days. Transit days are usually done in a guided group and will use lesser travelled roads. Those roads being easy to intermediate level of difficulty. The goal of the day is to bring everyone safely to the next hotel while still having fun and carrying all our gear.
Relax days are open days where you decide what you would rather do. Your guide will propose different itineraries, easy ones to more advanced ones. Some relax day rides have towns or historic sites as the objective while other rides aim to please the more advanced riders. You can follow the guide as he will propose a more advanced itinerary, go on your own, on an itinerary you would like or he may point you to an historic site that you will enjoy visiting. Or you can just remain at the hotel and enjoy the premises.
One thing is certain, you will feel a bit overwhelmed. Nothing in Europe compares to what we have in North America. The road signs, the way they drive, the language, the great meals you eat will be different. The mountains, the views, the cities, villages, houses are different from anything you have probably seen before. This will be a new exiting experience. And for those of you that return to our Megaride in Europe adventures, there are new things, new destinations to see in what the UNESCO calls the World Heritage.
We offer to our customers to personalize their tour. If you wish to leave for Europe early before the Megaweek or extend after we can accommodate you and make the required arrangements. We can reserve taxis, busses, shuttles, hotels and restaurants for you. MégaVoyages will be more than happy to change the package to accommodate your needs.
We currently have two Megaweeks scheduled.
- Á travers les alpes – a ride through the Alpine and lake region of Italy, Switzerland and Austria
- Au coeur de la Provence – a ride in between Italy and France, the Cote d’Azur, Gorges du Verdon and la Provence.
For more information check our calendars: Tour calendars.