OPEN FOR TRAVEL
On February 12, Covid restrictions at the French border were reduced, making it way easier for foreign nationals to enter France, whether it is for business or pleasure.
Vaccinated travelers are no longer required to undergo PCR tests to enter the country, neither on departure nor on arrival. Proof of vaccination is now sufficient, regardless of the country of origin. Check out the detailed provisions right here.
NATURAL WONDERS TOUR IN 2 MINUTES
From the deep canyons and stunning mountain passes of the Alps to the extinct volcanoes of the Massif Central mountain range and the purple lavender fields of Provence, the 11-day tour explores some of the most spectacular scenic drives the country has to offer.
To give you a taste, check out the tour presentation video and spend the next 2 minutes of your day riding with the Totem crew. Be careful though, side effects include a compelling urge to pack your bags, jump on your bike and ride off into the sunset...
RIDING ON LE MANS CIRCUIT
Everybody remembers Steve McQueen crossing the finish line and kissing the girl in the 1971 movie Le Mans, and most of us recall the mighty Ford GT40 of the '60s and the unbeatable Porsche 917 of the '70s.
But not everybody knows that the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans circuit is a non-permanent racetrack that includes public roads. It means that, when race cars are not burning their tires on its asphalt at 200 miles per hour, the legendary Mulsanne Straight is open to the public, and anyone can ride it! Speed limits do apply, though...
FRANCE'S VERY FIRST SCENIC DRIVE
The Tarn valley gorges scenic drive dates back to 1905 and the very early days of motoring. Over a century later, this mesmerizing, twisty road dotted with natural caves, rocky outcrops, and hand-dug tunnels managed to preserve its position in France's top 5 most spectacular rides.
The impressive canyon, formed by the Tarn river between two imposing limestone plateaux, is over 30 miles long and 1,300 to 2,000 feet deep. Small vineyards and gorgeous villages cling to the rock faces of the valley sides. And if you look up, chances are you can spot a griffon vulture circling high above the canyon. Breathtaking.
Check out the Tarn Valley Gorges and much more on the Natural Wonders Tour page!
TRAFFIC REGULATIONS IN FRANCE
True to their reputation, French people have a hard time making things simple and easy. It is the case for the French language, it is also accurate for traffic regulations.
While riding in France is not extremely different from riding in North America or Australia, for example, there's a few basic things one needs to know about the road network and its particularities before twisting that throttle.
CEO & Founder Totem Moto Tours