4 Nights in 4 Countries (4×4 on bikes!)  16 – 20 August 2017

The group at the Nurburgring - if you want great roads to ride then this is the tour for you!

The group at the Nurburgring – if you want great roads to ride then this is the tour for you!

We start with a pre-tour briefing

We start with a pre-tour briefing

First coffee stop

First coffee stop

“John and Jen, thanks again for yet another fantastic tour. Fabulous roads and scenery. Hotels as usual were first class. You both put so much into making people welcome (including John’s jokes!). Looking forward to next years trip already”
John Heaney, 6th trip, BMW R1200GS, Cheltenham

Jen in the lead - we always regroup before & after any motorway

Jen in the lead – we always regroup before & after any motorway

Lunch stop

Lunch stop

Afternoon coffee stop

Afternoon coffee stop

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“Yet another superb tour! Fantastic twisty & winding roads and some great scenery too, not that I was taking that much notice on the bike!

Jen, thank you for encouraging me to ride the Nurburgring, I loved it &  I’m still buzzing from following you down the twisties to Cochem afterwards!

All of the hotels & food were excellent along with the company too!

Thank you both again for your superb organisation & of course your company, you both really do put on a world class tour!

We will be back again next year!…See you soon & thanks again guys”

 Russ Smith, 3rd trip, BMW S1000RR, West Sussex

Our hotel in Belgium

Our hotel in Belgium

Lovely gardens

Lovely gardens

Drinks at the bar - Orry, Sue, Andy O & Jen

Drinks at the bar – Orry, Sue, Andy O & Jen

Others have drinks on the terrace

Others have drinks on the terrace

“A fantastic tour of Europe with Bike Normandy. Thoroughly recommend the trip to anyone. Jen and John are great hosts, amazing roads, great hotels and fab company.”
 Andy Aird, 3rd trip, Kawasaki ZX6R, West Sussex

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Dinner is included tonight

Dinner is included tonight

 “Thank you both for a super 4×4 Tour”
 Bob Oliver, 6th visit, Motor Guzzi Breva 750, Suffolk

The prettiest coffee stop

The prettiest coffee stop

Don't all go in the same cafe!!!

Don’t all go in the same cafe!!!

But they all do!!!

But they all do!!!

Coffee & cakes all round

Coffee & cakes all round

Keith arriving at the Nurburgring

Keith arriving at the Nurburgring

Paul on a hired Ducati Multistrada

Paul on a hired Ducati Multistrada

Andy A on his Kawasaki ZX6

Andy A on his Kawasaki ZX6R

Alun on his Suzuki SV650

Alun on his Suzuki SV650

Bob on his Motor Guzzi Breva 750

Bob on his Motor Guzzi Breva 750

Paul, Martin & Oli take a ring taxi

Paul, Martin & Oli take a ring taxi

Jen leads others to the circuit

Jen leads others to the circuit

Here come the rest!

Here come the rest!

Sue & Jen

Sue & Jen

Mark & the boys

Mark & the boys

The car goes on first

The car goes on first

Sue on her Ducati 999

Sue on her Ducati 999 follows Jen

Andy O on his Ducati 749

Andy O on his Ducati 749 follows Sue

Russ on his BMW S1000RR

Russ on his BMW S1000RR

Andy A  - ZX6R - follows Russ

Andy A – ZX6R – follows Russ

Keith on his Kawasaki ZZR1400

Keith on his Kawasaki ZZR1400

Russell, Mark & Alun are next

Russell, Mark & Alun are next

John takes Christina & John H...

John takes Christina & John H…

for a lap in the van,,,

for a lap in the van,,,

The engine's something special then???

The engine’s something special then???

Chuffed to bits!! Those that completed a lap of the Nurburgring

Chuffed to bits!! Those that completed a lap of the Nurburgring

A free evening in Cochem, Germany

A free evening in Cochem, Germany

Our second hotel in Germany

Our second hotel is in Germany

The next day we stop to see the view of the Rhine

The next day we stop to see the view of the Rhine

Russell & John........meet Russell & John (the most exercise John's had in 4 years!!!)

Russell & John…..meet Russell & John!!  (with 3 attempts this was the most exercise John’s had in 4 years!!!)

Coffee at Boppard

Coffee at Boppard

John's in the lead today

John’s in the lead today

Russ on his BMW S1000RR

Russ on his BMW S1000RR

Mark on his BMW R1200GS

Mark on his BMW R1200GS

Oli on his Triumph Sprint ST

Oli on his Triumph Sprint ST

Russell on his CBR 600FSport

Russell on his CBR 600FSport

Orry on his Ducati Diavel

Orry on his Ducati Diavel

Charlie on his Kawasaki Z750

Charlie on his Kawasaki Z750

Christina on her Kawasaki Versys 650

Christina on her Kawasaki Versys 650

Martin on his Honda CBF1000

Martin on his Honda CBF1000

Sue on her Ducati 999

Sue on her Ducati 999

John -  BMW R1200GS - "backmarker"

John H – BMW R1200GS – “backmarker”

Fab pool at our hotel in Luxembourg

Fab pool at our hotel in Luxembourg

John gets a drenching!

John gets a drenching!

Andy A is in there too

Andy A is in there too

Some of us go for a pizza

Some of us go for a pizza

We stop for a view of the Chateau

We stop for a view of the Chateau

Coffee stop

Coffee stop

Lunch stop with blue skies...

Lunch stop with a blue sky…

But later the heavens open!!

But later the heavens open!!

Most stop to don waterproofs

Most stop to don waterproofs

Those that continued with the ride-out

Some chose to go to the hotel – others (above) continued with the ride-out

Drinks before dinner

Drinks before dinner

Who wants wine????

Who wants wine????

Dinner is included our last night in France

Dinner is included our last night in France

John shows Orry how to waft a towel!!!

John shows Orry how to waft a towel!!!

Frederick & Cecil are playing....

Frederick & Cecil are playing….

Martin had played the game as well !!

Martin had played the game as well !!

Keith takes a turn

Keith takes a turn

Then Russell

Then Russell

Andy O goes next

Andy O goes next

Followed by Andy A

Followed by Andy A

Then fun & games - Keith is branded!

Then fun & games – Keith is branded!

Christina has one spot...

Christina has one spot…

3 spots & Charlie's out!

3 spots & Charlie’s out!

Sue is branded!

Sue is branded!

Everyone is getting spots...

Everyone is getting spots…

Bob's out!

Bob’s out!

Keith's out too - no surprise there!!!!!

Keith’s out too – no surprise there!!!!!

They're dropping like flies!!

They’re dropping like flies!!

More are out...

More are out…

Andy thought he might win...

Andy thought he might win…

Not many left now,,,

Not many left now,,,

Christina's out...

Christina’s out…

Russell & Andy are out...

Russell & Andy are out…

And the winner is...Andy O

The winner is…Andy O (it’s not your eyes – blurred photo!)

Secure parking in the hotel garage

Secure parking in the hotel garage – but beware of the pigeons!

Spotted at fuel stop...

Spotted at fuel stop…

Really?!!

Really?!!

Coffee stop

Coffee stop

Leaving fuel stop

Leaving fuel stop

Lunch stop

Lunch stop

Several cafes to choose from

Several cafes to choose from

Regroup on our final motorway

Regroup on our final motorway

All back in good time to Eurotunnel

All back in good time to Eurotunnel

Some really great riding on the tour, we look forward to seeing many of you again on future trips. Ride safe, John & Jen.