Testimonial Black Forest & Vosges Mountains Tour 8 – 14 July 2018

The group as we leave the Black Forest - fantastic weather throughout the tour, great to see lots of regular customers with some new pillions!

The group as we leave the Black Forest – fantastic weather throughout the tour, great to see lots of regular customers with some new pillions!

The night before ther's a free concert

The night before there’s a free concert in Calais

A Johnny Haliday tribute act

A Johnny Haliday tribute act

Calais lit up at night

Calais lit up at night

Statue of Yvonne & Charles de Gaulle

Statue of Yvonne & Charles de Gaulle

We meet some off Eurotunnel

We meet some off Eurotunnel

And start with a pre-tour briefing

And start with a pre-tour briefing

 “The Black Forest Tour was great with fantastic hot weather! The scenery was superb & the roads brilliant. Met some old friends & new, everyone made our holiday a geat one. John & Jen really go out of their way to make it very enjoyable! We’ll have to check out the next one for next year”
Wayne & Carole Williams, 4th tour, BMW K1600, South Wales

Morning coffee stop

Morning coffee stop

Lunch stop

Lunch stop

We always regroup before & after any stretch of motorway

We always regroup before & after any stretch of motorway

 “We’re back home – the M4 was so boring unlike the trip itself which was full of fun & laughter, great roads, great company & wonderful Black Forest Gateau! Lovely to meet lots of new faces & we hope our paths will cross again soon”
Vince & Tracey Farmer, 5th visit, Honda Goldwing, Gloucestershire

Afternoon coffee stop

Afternoon coffee stop

Drinks in the shade

Drinks in the shade

Gorgeous scenery in the Ardennes

Gorgeous scenery in the Ardennes

River Semois

River Semois

Dinner is included at our first hotel

Dinner is included at our first hotel

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Breakfast area in our hotel

Breakfast area in our hotel

 “We had a blast! Fabulous roads & scenery with excellent company all round. John & Jen you run the trips so well…looking forward to our next trip…lovely to meet all of you…hope we may meet again on further trips”
Ian (2nd visit) & Bel (1st tour) Salvage, BMW XR1000, Gloucestershire

Parking is behind the hotel

Parking is behind the hotel

Always a morning briefing

Always a morning briefing

Morning coffee stop

Morning coffee stop

Lunch stop

Lunch stop

What a welcome sight !!

What a welcome sight !!

Our hotel is in the heart of the town

Our hotel is in the heart of the town

We're first for the beers !

We’re first for the beers !

The second group arrives

The second group arrives

 “For me the tour was a delightful mix of great company, good hotels, fabulous scenery traversed on some good roads…the weather could not have been better – well maybe just a little cooler! It was nice meeting old & new friends alike & hope to meet some of you again on future tours”
Andy Dunmore, 5th visit, Honda VFR 800, West Sussex

Some of us dine at the hotel

Some of us dine at the hotel

Dine al fresco

Dine al fresco

Jen, Jane & Bel have a sing-song!!

Jen, Jane & Bel have a sing-song!!

Three biker babes !!

Three biker babes !!

Leaving Baden Baden

Leaving Baden Baden

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 “We had a great time. The roads were amazing, the company was excellent & we really hope to see you all again”
Clare Lovett, 2nd tour, Honda CB500X & Adrian Lovett, 2nd tour, Honda Crosstourer

Ian & Biker-Babe Bel!

Ian & Biker-Babe Bel!

We fill up before riding the B500

We fill up before riding the famous B500

John's in the lead today

John’s in the lead today

Steve on his Honda Hornet

Steve on his Honda Hornet

Ian & Bel on their BMW XR1000

Ian & Bel on their BMW XR1000

Daryl & Jane on their KTM 1290

Daryl & Jane on their KTM 1290 Super Adventure

Nigel & Mandy on their Tiger 1050

Nigel & Mandy on their Tiger 1050

David on his KTM 1290 Superduke GT

David on his KTM 1290 Superduke GT

Andy on his Honda VFR 800

Andy on his Honda VFR 800

Rees & Audrey on their BMW R1200 RS

Rees & Audrey on their BMW R1200 RS

Wayne & Carole on their BMW K1600

Wayne & Carole on their BMW K1600

Clare - CB500X & Adrian - Crosstourer

Clare – CB500X  &  Adrian – Crosstourer

Eddie on his Honda Africa Twin

Eddie on his Honda Africa Twin

Peter on his

Peter on his Tiger 1200 XRT

Sally on her Yamaha Fazer 600

Sally on her Yamaha Fazer 600

Vince & Tracey on their Goldwing

Vince & Tracey on their Goldwing

Ian & Jen on a Moto Guzzi California

Ian & Jen on a Moto Guzzi California

Chris & Reece ride as "Back-markers"

Chris & Reece ride as “Back-markers”

The fab B500

The fab B500

Superb bends

Superb bends

We regroup at the end of the first stage

We regroup at the end of the first stage

All present & correct before we set off for coffee

All present & correct before we set off for coffee

Pretty coffee stop

Pretty coffee stop

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Next stop - the largest cuckoo clock in the world !

Next stop – the largest cuckoo clock in the world !

At least we see two strikes !!

At least we see two strikes !!

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Round the back insert a euro...

Round the back insert a euro…

and take your partners for a waltz !

and take your partners for a waltz !

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Eddie enjoying Black Forest Gateau

Eddie enjoying Black Forest Gateau

Quaint lunch stop

Just so you can see the quaint lunch stop…

Where this year the heavens opened !!

Where this year the heavens opened !!

Our hotel for the next two nights

Our hotel for the next two nights

Carole & Wayne

Carole & Wayne

Jane & Daryl

Jane & Daryl

Ian & Bel

Ian & Bel

Nigel & Mandy

Nigel & Mandy

Reece & Chris

Reece & Chris

Drinks before dinner

Drinks before dinner

John sets the bar (low!) for jokes

John sets the bar (low!) for jokes

Dinner is included tonight

Dinner is included tonight

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How did Andy get THREE desserts ?!

How did Andy get THREE desserts ?!

Some of us play "One Spot"

Some of us play “One Spot”

Vince & Dave are struggling...

Vince & Dave are struggling…

Mandy just can't get it right !!

Mandy just can’t get it right !!

Owner Marcel is playing as well

Owner Marcel is playing as well

Three spots & Tracey's out !!

Three spots & Tracey’s out !!

Rees & Audrey are still in...

Rees & Audrey are still in…

Marcel is runner up...

Marcel is runner up…

With just one spot Rees is the winner !!

With just one spot Rees is the winner !!

The pretty town centre

The pretty town centre

A day off - take a boat trip on the lake

A day off – take a boat trip on the lake

Flower displays around the town

Fun flower displays around the town

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The next day some go for a ride-out

The next day some go for a ride-out

We ride alongside the lake

We ride alongside the lake

Ian & Jen in the lead

Ian & Jen in the lead

We find some twisties

We find some twisties

Steve on his Hornet

Steve on his Hornet

David on his KTM 1290 Superduke

David on his KTM 1290 Superduke GT

Vince & TRacey on their Goldwing

Vince & Tracey on their Goldwing

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Dom St Blasien

Daryl & Jane

Daryl & Jane

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Rees & Audrey

Rees & Audrey

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Ian & Bel

Ian & Bel

Ian & Bel again

Ian & Bel again

Great hairpins

Great hairpins

Ride through vineyards

Ride through vineyards

Wayne & Carole

Wayne & Carole

We ride into Switzerland

We ride into Switzerland

To visit the High Rhine Waterfalls

To visit the High Rhine Waterfalls

Great views at the top

Great views at the top

Wayne & Carole

Wayne & Carole

Ian & Jen

Ian & Jen

Jane & Daryl

Jane & Daryl

Living life on the edge !!

Living life on the edge !!

Padlocks on the footbridge

Padlocks on the footbridge

So cute !

So cute !

Take the boat back

Take the boat back

Ducks & fish vie for bread

Ducks & fish vie for bread

Ian & Bel

Ian & Bel

Vince & Tracey

Vince & Tracey

Fab roads

Fab roads

David followed by Steve

David followed by Steve

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Having kept her eyes shut to start with...

Having kept her eyes shut to start with…

Jane's now loving the bends !!

Jane’s now loving the bends !!

John takes the KTM for a spin

John takes the KTM for a spin

That night we watch England lose against Croatia

That night we watch England lose against Croatia

While a brass band play in the square

While a brass band play in the square

Chris repairing the van !

Chris repairing the van !

Morning briefing before we head to the Vosges

Morning briefing before we head to the Vosges

Pass under the ski run

Pass under the ski run

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Wayne & Carole

Wayne & Carole

Eddie

Eddie

Rees & Audrey

Rees & Audrey

Andy

Andy

Ian & Jen

Ian & Jen

Adrian

Adrian (sorry missed Clare)

David

David

Nigel & Mandy

Nigel & Mandy

Pete

Pete

Sally

Sally

Chris & Reece

Chris & Reece on their BMW R1200 GSA

We stop for a photo shoot

We stop for a photo shoot

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Next stop - cakes !!

Next stop – cakes !!

Eddie's got cake again !!

Eddie’s got cake again !!

Andy, Tracey & Vince

Andy, Tracey & Vince

Jen, Nigel & Mandy, Ian

Jen C, Nigel & Mandy, Ian

Jen - I'm sharing - honest !

Jen – I’m sharing – honest !

Storks in the Vosges

Storks in the Vosges

Surprise at lunch - take the ski lift up...

Surprise at lunch – take the ski lift up…

Raise the bar !!!!

Steve, Ian with crash helmet !  & Bel

Raise the bar!!!  Clare & Adrian

Raise the bar!!! Clare & Adrian

John goes down first

John goes down first

Jane vs Daryl

Jane vs Daryl

Ian & Bel

Ian & Bel

Adrian & Clare

Adrian & Clare

Sorry I don’t have the winners photos until John’s back from the next tour…

The brave ones !!

The brave ones !!

We stop for a photo opportunity in the Vosges Mountains

We stop for a photo opportunity in the Vosges Mountains

The group in the Vosges

The group in the Vosges

Next stop Epinal

Next stop Epinal

Stroll into town

Stroll into town

To find Music

To find Music

and a market

and a market

Our hotel has secure garage parking

Our hotel has secure garage parking

Does this van make my bum look big ??

Does this van make my bum look big ??

We take a pretty cut-through

We take a pretty cut-through

To morning coffee

To morning coffee

John does the honours

John does the honours

Riding to lunch

Riding to lunch

Lunch stop

Lunch stop

It's getting hotter !

It’s getting hotter !

Great roundabout displays

Great roundabout displays

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Afternoon coffee stop

Afternoon coffee stop

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Ice creams all round

Ice creams all round

Our hotel overlooks the fabulous castle at Pierrefonds

Our hotel overlooks the fabulous castle at Pierrefonds

Dinner is served outside

Dinner is served outside

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John thanks everyone for a great tour

John thanks everyone for a great tour

and thanks to Chris our "back-marker"

and thanks Chris for a great job as “back-marker”

Cyril the owner wants to hear our jokes...

Cyril the owner wants to hear our jokes…

Ian takes a turn

Ian S takes a turn

Then Ian C picks on John

Then Ian C picks on John

Daryl's up next

Daryl’s up next

Followed by Steve

Followed by Steve

Adrian goes next

Adrian goes next

Oh no...

Oh no…

The shorts are coming off !!

The shorts are coming off !!

So who can guess the vegetable...

So who can guess the vegetable…

So how did Ian know the answer ?!

So how did Ian know the answer ?!

Jen reads the cheese scones joke

Jen reads the cheese scones joke

Then we're treated to fireworks

Then we’re treated to fireworks

A day before Bastille Day

A day before Bastille Day

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Another beautiful morning

Another beautiful morning

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Starting them young in France

Starting them young in France

Ride past fields of Verbena

Ride past fields of Verbena

Lunch stop & time to visit the museum

Lunch stop & time to visit the museum

Final coffee stop

Final coffee stop

Everyone back to Eurotunnel in good time

Everyone back to Eurotunnel in good time

  And that’s all folks ! Great riding on some great roads with a great bunch of people made for yet another fab tour. We look forward to seeing many of you again – and some of you very shortly! Ride safe, John & Jen