About Txango Tours

“Txango” Explained

The Origin Story

Many moons ago, the Txango Tours founder’s family adopted the Basque Region as their new home. Mariages, births, and a motorcycle license, all came to be in this southwestern corner of France.

Eventually, the seed of an idea began to grow during the covid pandemic. Sidecar tours! 

But behind every great idea is a great woman. Our founder’s wife knew Paris was the place to start this new adventure. 

Txango is a Basque word meaning excursion/leisurely outing/unconventional travel/etc. and serves as homage to the origin story of this sidecar tour business!

Meet the Founder

My name is Simon Burke, and my love affair with the tourism industry began in 2008. I wanted to be a history teacher, but upon my return to France, found a job as a tour guide.

After that first incredible week I decided to focus on the tourism industry. 12 years later and still in tourism, I had the opportunity to strike out on my own adventure.

I love motorcycles and creating fun experiences. Txango Tours is the product of a combination of my two passions.

A passion passed down from generation to generation

A sense of fun and adventure runs in the family. My paternal grandmother was a tour guide, and she would regale me with stories of riding through her native Alsace in the sidecar of her father’s motorcycle.

Meanwhile in neighboring Lorraine, my maternal great grandfather also rode a motorcycle and sidecar. His son, my mischievous great uncle, forged his father’s signature in order to purchase, underage, his first motorcycle.