Highlights – Ride the famous B500; Visit the High Rhine Waterfalls in Switzerland; Cuckoo clocks galore! Stay 3 nights in the Black Forest
Sunday 2 – Saturday 8 July 2023
Our view: Ride the back roads to the Black Forest, eat too much gateaux and go on a diet! This part of Germany is a hot spot and it’s easy to see why. Stunning scenery, brilliant flowing roads, great hotels, a day off the bikes and not too high mileages makes this Tour popular for riders and pillions alike.
This trip starts and finishes at Calais (or other agreed meeting/departure points). The first day we ride through France into the Ardennes region of Belgium, riding fast sweepers and twisty forest roads. Dinner tonight is included at our 4* hotel.
The next day we continue into Germany arriving early evening at Baden-Baden, in the Black Forest. This evening is at your leisure; our hotel is centrally located in the pedestrian area so you can easily explore this Roman spa town.
Day three we ride down through the Black Forest on the famous B500, stopping to view the largest cuckoo clock in the world en route to our traditional, family run hotel for the next two nights situated next to the largest lake in the Southern Black Forest. Dinner is included the first night here.
Day four is a free day for you to chill out, take the steam train to Titisee or alternatively join us on a ride out to see the largest waterfalls in Europe on the High Rhine near Schaffhausen.
The next day we cross the Rhine into France spending the day riding in the Vosges Mountains before arriving at our hotel on the banks of the Moselle river. The old town centre is just a short stroll away where there are lots of restaurants offering varied cuisine to choose from.
Day six we ride through the Champagne region of France heading towards our final 3* hotel which has views across the lake of BBC TV’s “Merlin’s Castle”. Dinner tonight is included.
The last day we head back to Calais in time to catch a late afternoon crossing, stopping en-route at Albert where there will be time to visit the 1916 War Museum.
This will be a fully guided motorcycle tour from the moment you arrive at the port of Calais (or tunnel) and will be run at a moderate pace. The routes have been extensively researched and as we always stop every hour & a half for coffee, lunch or fuel any pillions will not be too long in the saddle. As we use a tried & tested “drop-off” marker system with a tail-end rider there is no need for you to refer to road books or maps.
During this Tour we will stay in small, independent hotels, all with plenty of character and biker friendly. A luggage van – included in the price – follows the same route as the tour and is available for you to store jackets & helmets at any of the stops.
Approx riding stats: Total 1150 miles (excluding 100 miles ride-out); Longest day 230 miles; Motorway 100 miles
Price: £995 per person** includes:–
- Seven day fully escorted tour led by experienced British guides – who speak French (but not much German!).
- Hotel accommodation with breakfasts for 6 nights in a shared room with en-suite facilities*
- Evening meals with wine on 3 nights.
- Luggage Van
- Tour Information Pack (to include itinerary, hotels, explanation of marker system, contact details etc.)
* Single room supplement £295
** Twin rooms will incur a £100 additional charge per person as you will benefit from a single room on two nights
Your ferry/tunnel crossing, peage motorway (approx 15 euros) any entry fees and meals / drinks other than as stated above are not included.
A deposit of £195 per person is payable upon booking with the balance payable 8 weeks before departure.
We’ll need a minimum of 12 guests to run this Tour.
All bookings are subject to BN European Tours Ltd Terms & Conditions.