Ahead of its third season of transporting motorbikes between the UK and Geneva, Bikeshuttle announced today (01/03/17) that it is additionally offering Toulouse as a destination this year. It’s the perfect city location for motorcyclists wanting to ride to the Pyrenees, southern France or Spain.
“We know from the amount of bikes that catch the ferry from Portsmouth to Santander or Bilbao that there is an appetite for touring Spain and southern France without having to ride over 800 miles to get there, so Toulouse was our next obvious destination,” offers Guy Buswell, co-founder of Bikeshuttle.
The new shuttle service will work in the same way as the Geneva run, in that riders will be responsible for booking their own flights to Toulouse airport. Bikeshuttle recommends an early evening Easyjet departure from Luton and can also arrange transfers to this airport. Accommodation at the hotel Inter in Toulouse where the bikes will be dropped off can also be booked through Bikeshuttle.
The new run starts 7 September, 2017 and will continue for five consecutive weeks with the last UK departure on 5 October. The Bikeshuttle transporter will leave its Northants depot on a Thursday, drive through France overnight and have the bikes ready for collection in Toulouse by Friday morning after breakfast. On the return leg, riders would need to deposit their bikes on the Friday back at the hotel Inter in Toulouse where they’d be loaded for transport back to the UK to arrive on the Saturday.
The cost for a return trip for a bike for Bikeshuttle’s new destination is £595, or £400 for a one way. “We’ve priced it very competitively and are just doing five runs this year to assess the level of interest with a view to offering it the whole season from 2018. It would be perfect for riders wanting to head to the MotoGP in Motorland Aragon on 24 September, or you’re just 120 miles from the Pyrenees,” says Guy.
“Riding over 1600 miles on largely French motorways can be tedious and tiring not to mention expensive in terms of wear and tear on your machine. Also, being on a ferry for 24 hours is not everyone’s cup of tea so this new route provides a real alternative for bikers serious about exploring southern France, Spain and even Portugal,” suggests Guy
More information and bookings can be made through the website at www.bikeshuttle.co.uk or by calling 01327 831552.