GLOBAL MOTORCYCLE TOURS
17 Millfield Road
Phone: 01257 410686
Mobile: 07731 986502
Global Motorcycle Tours ©
Company No. 05714224
Wednesday 31st July – Saturday 10th August 2019 11 Days - 10 Nights
Daily 225 – 315 (not including ride outs)
INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE
Euro Tunnel Outbound & Return
Alternative crossings can be arranged if required
10 Nights en-suite accommodation at 3 & 4 star hotels
All breakfasts included with accommodation
7 Evening Meals
Detailed Route Plans and Maps
Comprehensive tour manual
GPS coordinates (Garmin Mapsource file)
Detailed Daily itinerary
Guided & Supported by Tom & Susan
NOT INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE
Toll Charges & Vignettes
Meals other than specified
Cost of Alternative Crossings
Rothaargebirge National Park
Pilsen - Prague
Hohe Tauern & Šumava National Parks
Pfalzer & Saar Hunsruck National Parks
TOUR PRICES ARE PER PERSON
DEPOSIT: £120.00 PER PERSON
Day 1: Wednesday 31st July - 315 Miles from Calais – 210 from Hook of Holland
Which ever crossing you choose the first day will utilise the Autoroute system allowing you to quickly cover the miles to the first hotel. Located close to the small German town of Soest our superior four star hotel is a restored half-timbered 19th century manor house which features an indoor swimming pool and sauna.
Day 2: Thursday 1st August - 230 Miles
Our first stop today is the Möhnesee dam which was one of the main targets of the famous ‘bouncing bomb’ used to such devastating effect in the Dambusters raids of the Second World War. The journey continues as we enter the Rothaargebirge national park which is a popular destination for bikers from all over. Our destination today is a four star hotel which lies at the foot of the Wurmberg Mountain. Offering panoramic views of the surrounding countryside the hotel features indoor and outdoor pools, sauna and tennis courts.
Day 3: Friday 2nd August – 160 Miles
It is no surprise that the Harz is a magnet for motorcyclists with mile after mile of challenging bends and spectacular scenery. Our ride out into the Harz Mountains will take us to the town of Goslar with streets of beautifully carved, half-timbered houses and to the Torfhaus which is a well known meeting point for bikers and affords spectacular views of the highest peak in the Harz Mountains ‘the Brocken’.
Day 4: Saturday 3rd August – 247 Miles
Today we leave the Harz region behind and ride an impressive series of 37 hairpins bends as we climb the Kyffhaeuser Mountain and visit the historic castle and monument at the summit. The landscape en-route is characterised by low mountain ranges and dense forests. Our destination for the evening is the beer producing town of Pilsen. Located in the historic district of Pilsen and less than half a mile from the Urquell brewery our luxury four star hotel is perfectly placed to enjoy this unique Bohemian city.
Day 5: Sunday 4th August
Today is an official rest day allowing you the freedom to explore Pilsen, take a tour of the Urquell brewery, visit the city of Prague or take a ride out through the Czech countryside.
Day 6: Monday 5th August – 260 Miles
Today we head further South through the Šumava National Park which is located in the South Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. The National park is littered with numerous large plateaux, glacial lakes and is covered by the most extensive forest in Central Europe. Midday we cross the border into Bavaria and the tour takes on a different feeling. The people, the food, the culture and the landscape changes dramatically as the low mountain ranges are now replaced by the mighty Austrian Alps which slowly become visible in the distance. Our destination is the town of Zell am See which is located in the Hohe Tauern National Park. This spectacular mountain range is home to Austria's highest mountain, the Grossglockner. Your hotel for the next three nights is equipped with several bars, swimming pool and extensive wellness and spa area.
Day 7 & 8: Tuesday 6th & Wednesday 7th August
Both these days are official rest days enabling you to plan your own itinerary. The famous Grossglockner pass is only a few miles away and although there is no official ride-out planned, routes and maps will be included in your tour pack. Alternatively your itinerary can include a visit to the beautiful town of Salzburg or you may choose to ride to Obersalzberg and visit the legendary Eagle’s Nest. Whatever you choose to do the routes and maps will be included in you tour pack and of course we are always on hand to offer any advice you need.
Day 9: Thursday 8th August – 280 Miles
Today we begin our journey north but as we leave Zell am See via the superb Gerlos Pass. We soon enter Bavaria and spend the day following Germany’s ‘Romantische Strasse’ which winds its way through the myriad of small villages that are so typical of this region. The walled town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber is our eventual destination which is one of the oldest and most historic medieval towns in Bavaria. Seemingly untouched by the passage of time and encircled by the undamaged 14th century wall this town is just waiting to be explored.
Day 10: Friday 9th August – 225 Miles
Today is a mixture of Autoroutes and rural roads as we make our way to the wine growing slopes of the Mosel. En-route we enter the forested Pfalzer and Saar Hunsruck National Park. These parks are probably one of Germany’s best kept secrets as the almost traffic free roads twist and turn through the forest and it is little wonder that this area is such a favourite with local bikers. A warm welcome awaits us as we arrive at our final hotel in the Mosel region of Germany.
Day 11: Saturday 10th August - 280 Miles
Today we head towards the Eiffel region of Germany and the Des Hautes Fagnes National Park before joining the motorway system and our final push back to the Euro tunnel at Calais.
This tour combines exhilarating Austrian passes with the historical war time landmarks of Germany. It journeys through the once war torn communist Czech Republic to the serene beauty of Bavaria.
Join us and witness for yourself the culture and splendour of these fascinating countries.
The official outbound crossing point for this tour is via the Euro tunnel from Folkestone to Calais. Your tour guides Tom & Susan will be crossing via the Harwich – Hook of Holland Ferry on Tuesday 30th July and meeting the main group at the hotel on the first night. If this or any other crossing is more convenient please contact us for more details and pricing.
As the official meeting point is at the first nights hotel you will be required to self-navigate on the first day so we request that everyone either travels alone or within smaller groups. By travelling in this way everyone should be able to pass more quickly through the various toll booths, fill with fuel only when needed and take breaks at their own convenience.
This tour does contain some reasonably high mileage days and some challenging roads in the Mountains. Therefore this tour would be suitable for riders who are used to covering long distances and understand and accept the above. This tour has several destinations where we stay for more than one night so there is ample opportunity to rest and relax along the way.
A big thank you for all your efforts organising our tour. The hotels were superb and all the routes were immensely enjoyable and the roads in the black forest were exceptional.
This was our first trip into Europe on the bikes and it has opened our eyes as to what we need to be doing every year.