Welcome to MAP - Moto Auvergne Plaisir, your motorcycle travel agency , in the heart of Auvergne, the start of your future road trips.
You will immediately be immersed in this setting of Puy-en-Velay, a UNESCO world heritage site with the famous road to Santiago de Compostela and its ensemble formed by the cathedral and the Hôtel Dieu.
Also a Country of Art and History labeled by the Ministry of Culture, with a lot of Churches builted in finest Auvergne Roman, its rare heritage of wall paintings, its medieval castles, its villages of character and its thousand-year-old abbeys, your road becomes a dream!
As things progress, the pleasure will be greater and greater. A sweet smell of freedom will float on the picturesque roads. Time will seem suspended, until your taste buds remind you that you are in Auvergne, land of gastronomy.
On the rythm of the motorcycle ride, the horizon will open up to new horizon. The Auvergne Rhône Alpes country's roads and surroundings will be there and will be waiting for you!
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Association, motorcycle club, works council or between friends, this formula is made for you.
You travel together without adding strangers to your group.
Without any date requirement, you select your trip from our existing road trips.
This formula is available only for women. Think of woman biker for women bikers.
The road-trip in complete freedom according to your desires.
We can modify our existing motorcycle trips to your liking (one more stopover, a special visit, a restaurant or hotel of very high standing ...) or completely create your tailor-made road trip with new routes in the yellow territory marked below on the map.
You travel, we organize. Feel free to contact us for information.
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WHERE AND WHEN TO GO ON A MOTORCYCLE TRIP WITH MAP - MOTO AUVERGNE PLAISIR
The topographical multiplicity in Auvergne Rhône Alpes reveals the existence not of one climate (*) but of several, like a mosaic.
While the prevailing oceanic climate brings regular and moderate rainfall, it is strongly influenced by the mountains of the Massif Central to the west, the Mediterranean rises to the south and finally by the mountain climate of the Alps.
The very large differences in altitude in Auvergne Rhône Alpes bring to the motorcycle trip a very particular interest with very varied landscapes and for all the tastes. The fact remains that it is common to find on the same day a climate favorable to wearing a summer motorcycle jacket in the plains, then to encounter very cool temperatures on the summits, including in July and August, where you will have to remove your jacket lining or even the motorcycle gloves from the top box.
Winter enthusiasts will find in Auvergne Rhône Alpes something to satisfy their desires for motorcycle trips in these particular climatic conditions. Our motorcycle road trips with your group or personalized will meet this type of motorcycle trip.
Some examples of our motorcycle trips:
Motorcycle road trip, Aubrac
Located between the south of Auvergne and the north of Occitanie, July and August are good months for motorcycle trips in Aubrac if you want a little warmth with its warm oceanic climate. For lovers of changing colors and landscapes and average or even cool temperatures, May, June, September and October are made for you.
Motorcycle road trip, Haute-Loire and Velay
Due to its particular geographical location in Auvergne, Haute-Loire has a very contrasting mid-mountain climate due to the hollows and bumps shaped by volcanoes.
As a result, the continental and oceanic influences, both Mediterranean and mountainous, offer a very varied climate (great heat in the plains in summer and blizzards in the highlands in winter). For a motorcycle road trip , the period from May to September is ideal.
Motorcycle road trip, Cantal
With its topography made up of valleys, plateaus and mountains, Cantal can be divided into three climatic zones. The oceanic west, the mountainous center and the cool continental east. The ideal time to make your motorcycle trips extends from May to October depending on the openings and closings of the passes. July and August will be preferred for the more cautious in order to discover more warmly the plateaus, volcanoes, rivers, lakes and valleys which shape the magnificent Cantal landscapes.
Motorcycle road trip, the Alps (Savoie, Haute-Savoie, Isère), Vercors
Located between Drôme and Isère, the Vercors is in a humid continental climate. The most favorable period for a motorcycle road trip is from May to October. Be careful, however, May and October are considered rainy.
The Alps with their mountainous climate are suitable for motorcycle trips from May to October depending on the openings and closings of the mountain passes. The differences in temperature and even weather between the valleys and the passes, including in July and August, should not be neglected to prepare your biker equipment as well as possible.
Motorcycle road trip, Ardèche and Provencal Drôme
The Ardèche has a wide variety of climates. If the north is subject to a semi continental climate, the south Ardèche as well as the Provençal Drôme are similar to that of the Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur region, with Mediterranean influences. Winters are relatively cool and humid, summers are (very) hot, spring and autumn are milder and allow for a very pleasant motorcycle trip avoiding the possible heat waves in July and August.
(*) Climates given according to the Köppen-Geiger classification
YOUR MOTORCYCLE TRIP IN COMPLETE SAFETY
MAP - Moto Auvergne Plaisir is a travel agency on a human and family scale. You will only have 3 contacts: Catherine, Sonia and/or Jean-Michel.
Our road trips are exclusively created and tested by us. We do not sell tours from tour operators.
We try to favour relationships with local tourism stakeholders and in particular the local inhabitants who know their territory better than anyone.
We have institutional partners attentive to the quality of our services. They have guided us in the process of creating the company MAP - Moto Auvergne Plaisir. Their level of involvement is the guarantee of the success of your road trip.
Although a small company, MAP - Moto Auvergne Plaisir has the necessary professional and financial approvals with So Different's trademark license agreement.
A trademark license agreement to protect you :
The sale of trips is an activity regulated by the Tourism Code and supervised by the public authorities.
Registration in the national register of travel and holiday operators certifies that the professional with whom you are handling your travel plan meets the conditions provided for by the French Legislator to exercise, namely:
So Different Atout France registration: IM063100036
A financial guarantee, So Different - APST financial guarantee
Professional insurance, So Different - RC Pro HISCOX
Professional insurance, MAP - Moto Auvergne Plaisir - La Generali