Testimonial 4×4 (Four Nights in Four Countries) 16 – 20 May 2018

The group in Germany - John welcomed lots of new guests on this his first tour without Jen !

The group in Germany – John welcomed lots of new guests on this his first tour without Jen !

We start the tour with a briefing

We start the tour with a briefing

Always re-group before & after any motorway

Always re-group before & after any motorway

“I have just come back from the 4 x 4 tour, bit apprehensive as never done a tour and was travelling on my own. It was brilliant; the organisation, the routes, the rest of the guys I met, it was a blast. Am I booking again – of course – trying for another one in October. Hotels that we stayed in were great and there was safe parking for the bikes every night. I still have a smile on my face! I thoroughly recommend this company to book with!” [Alex’s 5***** Google review – thanks!]
Alex Hall, 1st tour, MV Augusta Brutale, Middlesex

Peter on his Triumph Tiger 800

Peter on his Triumph Tiger 800

John & Sandra on their Honda Deauville

John & Sandra on their Honda Deauville

“FIRSTLY FIVE STARS!!

Returned to the UK yesterday from what can only be described as the best bike tour I’ve ever been on!  This trip is only 4 days but 4 countries! What a magnificent experience throughout – to the Eifel mountain range and including the greatest surprise experience any petrol head would die for! The best roads and scenery but the real pleasure and success of this tour was John Eggleton as tour guide and the excellent planning and support from his team. John is friendly, professional, caring and very funny! He made myself and the rest of the team relaxed and at ease from the off. A consummate professional ensuring our group of riders with all different levels of riding experience & from different walks of life all felt included and cared for, putting safety and duty of care the number 1 priority for the tour. Great laughs, the best company (found dear new friends!), great food, great beer and really great accommodation all made for a trip that will long be remembered. Congratulations John, Paul & team – a first class job! I’ll be back on another soon! 😉”

Alan Rogers, 1st tour, BMW S1000RR, Berkshire

Sandra on her Honda CB500

Sandra on her Honda CB500

Afternoon coffee stop

Afternoon coffee stop

All the bikes

All the bikes

“Good morning John, I just wanted to let you know what a fantastic time I had.  The whole trip was well organised and very entertaining – where do you get your energy? Everyone in the group was so nice, it was really sad when we all went our separate ways. I have picked up so much useful riding experience. You and Paul did a fantastic job – for my first experience I couldn’t have asked for anything better. I’m very much looking forward to booking my next trip with you. Kindest regards”
Sandra Cornwell, 1st tour, Honda CB 500, Northamptonshire

Our first hotel in Belgium

Our first hotel in Belgium

Lovely gardens

Lovely gardens

“John – better late than never, I’m writing to say how much I enjoyed the tour. Full marks for the organisation, the routes, hotels & so on. Not to mention your unfailing good humour! Well done – here’s hoping I can make one of your tours next year. All the best & kind regards”
Peter Smith, 1st tour, Triumph Tiger 800, East Sussex

Dinner is included tonight

Dinner is included tonight

John welcomes everyone to the tour

John welcomes everyone to the tour

Paul is presented with his "Been there, done it 10 times!" t-shirt

Paul is presented with his “Been there, done it 10 times!” t-shirt

John & Sandra in the lounge

John & Sandra in the lounge

“I really enjoyed the 4×4 trip and as always everything was well planned, the routes were perfect and the hotels were great. I’d do it again and would recommend it! I will send a photo of me in my new special t shirt, which I shall wear with pride! “
 Paul Chambers, 10th trip, Triumph Explorer, Bedfordshire
[Thanks for riding as “back-marker” throughout the tour, I hear you did a great job and gave me a week off at home!! Jen]

Paul has a new t-shirt...

Paul has a new t-shirt…

Paul's done 10 trips!

He’s done 10 trips!

Hi Guys, just wanted to pass on a huge thanks for a my first bike tour. I was apprehensive to say the least before taking the leap. I believe with your commitment to our enjoyment, from the booking, meeting as a group, the accommodation and your very well researched and knowledgeable roads / routes with fabulous views and coffee / tea stops, it made not only mine but would appear everyone’s trip quite simply amazing. So a personal thank you, I will continue to recommend yourselves without hesitation and will be a return customer next year. I can add that you seem to have everything in place to continue with the success you have enjoyed so far over the years so please don’t change a thing. With warmest regards”
Peter Rainford-Read, 1st tour, BMW R1200 GS

Who's been messing with Andy's bike?

Who’s been messing with Alan’s bike?

Andy !

Alan with his BMW S1000RR

“Cracking holiday (as always).  Only got to wait about 8 weeks before my next one!”
Stuart Golightly, 6th trip, Triumph Tiger 800, Surrey

So just what did Dave need a broom for??

So just what did Dave need a broom for??

Dick on his Sprint 1050 &

Dick – Sprint 1050 & Rich – BMW R1200GS

“Thank you for the superb tour…see you next year – already planning which one!”
John Hackney, 1st tour, Triumph Street Triple, Northamptonshire

John on his Street Triple

John H on his Triumph Street Triple

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Ian on his BMW R1200GS

“A very professionally organised and researched trip by BN European Tours. The well tested drop-off system worked 99.9999% of the time, only failing if I tried really hard!! Sorry Pete! Safety was threaded throughout. No one was pressured to ride beyond their ability. Fantastic roads and scenery. The hand picked hotels, with good food, and attentive staff were perfect together with safe parking. I did not hear one complaint …from the management! Apart from when Dave decided to flood his room by leaving his balcony door open in a storm! I really enjoyed the whole experience and would highly recommend it to others. A great laugh with the good company of fellow riders. 

A big thanks to John and TEC Paul for swan-like organisation, including the dark art of subtlety herding cats following  a break! Hope to see you next year.”

 Ian Taylor👍👌🏻👏🏍💨, 1st tour, BMW R1200GS, Lancashire

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Stuart on his Triumph Tiger 800

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Peter R-R on his BMW R1200GS

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Alex on her MV Augusta Brutale

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Kevin on his Yamaha Tracer 900

“Truly was a great trip – new friends, great roads, well organised and so many laughs along the way. Hope to see you all again one day. Well done John & Paul for organising such a superb trip. Looking forward to the next one!!!! Best regards,”
 Richard Russell, 1st tour, BMW R1200GS, Wiltshire

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Andy on his Daytona 650 & Dave on his Bonneville

Robert & Janet on their Versys 1000

Robert & Janet on their Versys 1000

Paul riding as "back-marker" on his Triumph Explorer

Paul riding as “back-marker” on his Triumph Explorer

Lined up at coffee stop

Lined up at coffee stop

The prettiest towns for a break

The prettiest towns for a break

Caught you Stuart !!

Caught you Stuart !!

Lovely setting

Lovely setting

Enjoying the sunshine

Enjoying the sunshine

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Next stop - the Nurburgring

Next stop – the Nurburgring

Andy has a new car!

Andy has a new car!

John leads on his Tracer 900

John leads on his Tracer 900

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Peter R-R followed by Alan

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Alex followed by Andy

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Andy, Rich & Dave

“Many thanks for a great trip. Met some great people and some of us are meeting next month for a jolly. Need to look at next year’s tours. Thanks”
 Andy Wiseman, 1st tour, Triumph Daytona, Middlesex

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Dave with John & Sandra

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The return of the Rich !

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Andy’s back

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Dave on his Bonneville

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Peter R-R

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Alex

John's back

John’s back

with John & Sandra

with John & Sandra

“Hi to you both, as usual another great trip, looking forward to October to do it all over again, but the other way round”
 John & Sandra Shepherd, 7th visit, Honda Deauville, Hertfordshire

All those who rode the 'ring !

All those who rode the ‘ring !

Our next hotel is in Germany

Our next hotel is in Germany

Close to the Mosel River

Close to the Mosel River

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You WILL have an egg for breakfast!!

You WILL have an egg – cooked for 8 minutes in Germany!!

Coffee stop at Boppard

Coffee stop at Boppard

Lunch at Bernkastel

Lunch at Bernkastel

Peter S in Luxembourg

Peter S in Luxembourg

Alex

Alex – or is it Dame Helen ?!

We stop for a photo opportunity

We stop for a photo opportunity

Parking at our next hotel

Parking at our next hotel

Kevin & Stuart lock themselves out !!

Kevin & Stuart lock themselves out !!

Watch out for local traffic !

Watch out for local traffic !

Sandra with her CB 500

Sandra with her CB 500

Fab views

Fab views

Rich & Dave

Rich & Dave

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Our last hotel in France

Our last hotel in France

Secure parking in the garage

Secure parking in the garage

Dinner is included the last night

Dinner is included the last night

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With a place set for Jen !!

With a place set for [the absent] Jen !!

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Kevin's reading a joke...

Kevin’s reading a joke…

While Dave's on his knees...

While Dave’s on his knees…

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Rich takes a turn...

Rich takes a turn…

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At the fortress next day...

At the fortress next day…

Any time, any place, anywhere Rich ??

Any time, any place, anywhere Rich ??

Final lunch stop

Final lunch stop

Alan

Alan

Alex & Alan !

Dancing to circus music – a couple of clowns?!

Paul has to repair a puncture...

Paul has to repair a puncture…

Rich wearing Alex's bra!!!

Rich wearing Alex’s bra!!!

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Andy has a new tyre !!

Andy has a new tyre !!

We've seen these bikes somewhere before!!

We’ve seen these bikes somewhere before!!

Well it looks like I missed a fun tour – Jen!  Thanks to everyone for making this a thoroughly enjoyable tour – John! Thanks to Paul for riding as “back-marker” and to Stuart for providing some of the photos used in this review. We look forward to seeing many of you again on future trips – J&J.