Following an early morning Euro tunnel crossing we begin our day by quickly transiting the industrial areas of France. Clear of the motorway system we begin to enjoy some fabulous rural roads as we enter the Avesnois regional park before eventually crossing the border into Belgium. Our onward journey continues through the Ardennes national park as we follow the Meuse and Semois Rivers to our first overnight stay in the historic town of Bastogne. This small town was pivotal in changing the course of the Second World War and contains many museums and monuments dedicated to the sacrifice of American soldiers who fell to preserve our freedom.
Day 2: Monday 21st May - 137 miles
Today’s organised ride-out takes us into Luxembourg and the pleasant rolling countryside of the high Ardennes plateau. En-route we will visit the 101st Airborne Division (band of Brothers) memorial and the actual foxholes the men dug in the Bois Jacques woods on the outskirts of the town. With so much to see in and around the town you are of course free to choose your own itinerary if required.
Day 3: Tuesday 22nd - 240 miles
Using a mixture of quiet back roads and Autoroutes me make our way South through Belgium and France until we eventually cross the River Rhine into Germany. The terrain becomes more mountainous as we enter the Black Forest and continue to our traditional family run hotel set in the heart of the forest.
Day 4: Wednesday 23rd May – 140 miles
No trip to the Black Forest would be complete without riding the famous Schwarzwaldhochstrasse or B500 as it is better known. The road is the centre piece of the area and today’s ride-out will give you the opportunity to experience one of Europe’s biking legends. We have many years of experience touring the Black Forest so our organised ride-out will feature the very best in the area. The roads which twist and turn through the undulating terrain will see you riding up through forested mountains before descending back into the valley below. The Black Forest really does have something for everyone, from fast sweepers, interesting hairpins and fantastic landscapes.
Day 5: Thursday 24th May – 190 miles
Today we leave the Black Forest behind and the scenery changes dramatically as the steep vine-covered slopes of the Mosel region begin to dominate the landscape. En-route we enter the Pfalzer and Saar Hunsruck National Parks. With mile upon mile of almost traffic free twisty forested roads, it is no wonder that this area is a favourite with local bikers. Our family owned three star hotel is situated directly on the River and is ideally placed to visit the nearby town of Bernkastle-Kues or take one of the many river cruises along the beautiful Mosel river.
Day 6: Friday 25th May - 120 miles
Today’s organised ride-out takes us on a scenic ride through the surrounding countryside and to one of its most famous attractions, the Nürburgring. Although we do not actually ride around the ring as part of the tour we can supply all the necessary information for you to do so if required.
Although this is primarily a motorcycle holiday there is still plenty to occupy your time if you decide not to join us on the ride-out you could for example take one of the many river cruises which leave from the local town or perhaps hire a cycle from the hotel and spend the day sauntering along the river.
Day 7: Saturday 26th May - 288 miles
Following breakfast we head towards the Eiffel region of Germany and the Des Hautes Fagnes National Park before joining the motorway system for our final push back to Calais and our mid-day crossing back to Folkestone.
The Black Forest roads twisting and turning through miles of pine forests and the Mosel Valley with its picturesque villages tucked into the low green hills would alone make for an unforgettable experience.
Add to this the historical Ardennes region of Belgium and Luxembourg and you have a truly unique biking experience.
This three centre motorcycle holiday takes you to some of the premium biking regions of Northern Europe. From the historical and fascinating Ardennes region to the vine covered slopes of the Mosel Valley.
At each destination you will have the choice to join the organised ride-out or take in the sights and visit the many attractions on offer.
This tour has no particularly high mileage days and therefore would be suitable for anyone. The riding as always can be challenging but if you are an experienced rider or it is your first time on the continent this tour could be just what you are looking for.
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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.