The Group in Luxembourg – great riding, a really fun group & glorious weather made for another fab tour.

We start with a briefing at Calais

Morning coffee stop

We ALWAYS regroup for any motorway

Keith (& others) put on waterproofs

Jen’s leading today

“Hi John & Jen, this was my 7th tour with BN European Tours and once again it did not disappoint. Although a short tour the roads were sublime, particularly those in Luxembourg, encouraging you to open the throttle just that little bit more! Lunch and coffee stops are well chosen and are often in the nicest towns. Hotels ranged from good to excellent, all offering a decent breakfast and usually a good restaurant if you didn’t want to stray too far in the evening. We were blessed with good weather which made the riding experience even more enjoyable. Word of warning though, as stated by J&J, this tour is for experienced riders only. I consider myself a reasonably good rider but I haven’t concentrated so hard for a long while!  My next tour with BN is later this year and tours 9 & 10 will be next year for certain – if just to get a free T shirt! Lastly, my thanks to my fellow riders (and pillions), what a great bunch you were. As Mr Honda once said “You meet the nicest people on a BN Tour”

Reece Compton, 7th tour, Triumph Tiger 1050 Sport, Essex

Greg & Rachel – Kawasaki Z1000SX

Ian – Honda Goldwing

“We just had to do the 5 x 4 again as it was a bit of a washout the first time round. Doing the tour in the sunshine and riding through the never-ending twisties, trying to get our knees down, had us both grinning like Cheshire cats! What an experience!!!! 
Down to John and Jen’s meticulous planning and research into hotels, roads, gorgeous places to stop for refreshments, alongside their utmost care towards safety, you are guaranteed a fabulous holiday. We had an amazing time. We made friends with so many like-minded ‘bike nuts’ who were such a giggle and great company, we can’t wait to do another tour again soon.
P.S Greg is so excited to see his name on the leader-board (even if it is right at the bottom – bless him). All the best and thanks again”

Greg (3 trips) & Rachel (2 trips) Collins, Kawasaki Z1000SX, Surrey

Mike – Ducati Multistrada 1260S

Andy – BMW S1000R

Lunch stop

Hi John & Jen, all I can say is that every aspect of the tour exceeded my expectations, I cannot think of a single negative. I have tried to post a glowing review on Google but the moderators have chopped it for some reason (perhaps it’s too glowing!) anyway I have appealed.  So when I have finished having a punch up with the fancy Google algorithm I will find a way of putting at least some kind words on the review. Many thanks for everything, please let me know if the WW2 Tour is going to run, kind regards

Derek Smith, 1st tour, Kawasaki Versys, Essex

Afternoon stop – cafe closed!!

Now it’s getting hot…

Keith & Russ have ice-creams

Hi John & Jen, that was very kind of you to follow me home on the motorway to make sure I was ok!

Well I really can’t say enough good things about the trip. It was fantastic as far as I’m concerned, a really great bunch of people on the tour & pretty well matched riders too. If I had to raise any points that could be improved it would only be that not all the hotels had air conditioned bedrooms which would have been ideal with the heat. Don’t forget to get in touch if any of this years tours become available please. All the best & hopefully see you again soon.” 

Simon Loughlin, KTM Superduke R, Gloucestershire

So who DIDN’T see the huge wild boar ???

Our hotel is next to…

Europe’s largest fort

You can go inside

Jen met a Bernese!

Time for drinks before dinner

“Hi John & Jen, the trip was wonderful – unfortunately I had to cut it short. The hotel & food was lovely, everybody on the trip was very friendly & made for a pleasant atmosphere, thank you for a well organised trip & a special thank you to both for looking after us all so well” [Ian’s 5* Google review – thanks Ian]

Ian Flay, 1st tour, Honda Goldwing, Dorset

Dinner is included tonight

John has an announcement

It’s Keith 10th trip (plus 1 driving the van!)

That’s back-to-front!!

It’s Russ’s 10th trip too

Then the jokes start…

Haven’t you heard it before Caimin???

Everyone else has!!!!

Hotel has secure parking

There’s always a morning briefing

Hilarious Reece!!

We stop at a viewing area

Time for a break


Rachel & Greg

Bryan & Jacqueline

“Hi John & Jen, this was our second tour with BN European Tours and our fears about whether this would be as enjoyable as the first were quickly dispelled. Without a doubt this was just as good as our first experience!

The roads were fantastic as was the company. We were fortunate to have a really great group of riders and pillions again which really enhanced the overall experience. We are already considering which tours to join next year. Kind regards”

Bryan & Jacqueline Huish, 2nd tour, BMW R1250GS, Bristol

What a fab view

Come on Keith!!!

The group in the Belgian Ardennes

Lovely scenery in the Ardennes…

For those who didn’t see it!!!

Some great roads

Jen’s leading again

Russ – BMW S1000RR

Mick – KTM 1290 Superduke GT

Keith – Kawasaki ZH2

Ian & Heather – BMW R1200R

Reece – Triumph Tiger 1050 Sport

Bryan & Jac – BMW R1250GS

Mike again

Simon – KTM Superduke R

Simon again

Caimin – BMW F850GS then Paul

Backmarker John – Tiger 660 Sport

Lunch stop

We have a new recruit!

Afternoon coffee stop

More fab roads in Luxembourg

We stop for another view

The group & the castle at Vianden

Andy, Keith & Russ

Jen with Mick & Paul

Some of us enjoy the pool

Heather takes a pummeling!

Drinks on the terrace

It’s a free night

Lots of restaurants in town

But these didn’t venture far!

Another lovely morning

Morning briefing

More great roads

Morning coffee stop

Russ again



Derek – Kawasaki Versys

We ride through vineyards

Alongside the Mosel River

Unfortunately a dirty van windscreen!

Lunch stop

Lots of restaurants

Impressive architecture

It’s 37 degrees!

Ian, Heather & Reece

Afternoon stop

Russ, Keith & Andy with ice-creams

There’s a stage…

John can’t resist!!!!

Especially if there’s an audience!!

Our next hotel for 2 nights

Dinner is included tonight

It’s so hot…

Heather needs the fan!!

Next day is a day off…

Explore Cochem

Take a train ride (just for Greg & Rachel!)

Visit the castle


Take a boat trip


Mike & Simon

We go for a ride

Along the Mosel river

Castles en route

Mick – KTM 1290 Superduke GT

& Paul – BMW S1000XR

Catch that train!

We cross to the Rhine

Stop at Boppard


Great roads on the way back

Heather found a wine vending machine!!

Morning briefing

Jen’s stuck behind a convoy

Photo shoot at the Nurburgring

Bikes at the Nurburgring

Leaving the Nurburgring

At coffee stop

It’s so pretty

Coffee & cakes


John’s TV appearance in The Missing!

Mick’s tyre’s had it!!

He goes to get a replacement

Lunch stop

Final hotel is lakeside

View from Greg & Rachel’s room

Drinks before dinner

Dinner is included the last night

Rachel should have been at a presentation…

As she’s won “Best new employee”…

But she’d rather be here with us!!!!

John thanks “Backmarker” John

Then wafts a towel for Rachel!!!

Good job they have a sense of humour!!!

John has a card for us from everyone

Paul’s up next

Then Keith

Simon takes a turn

Paul’s up again

Andy has a joke…

(Sorry Andy – Jen!)

Derek has a few jokes

Jen takes a turn

Keith’s up again

Yes, he’s still got them!!!

View from Bryan & Jac’s room

What goes on on tour – stays on tour!!

Final briefing with motorway instructions

A break after a huge deviation!!

The t-shirt shop’s open

The police arrive – who’s been speeding??!!

Back in the UK – M25 standstill

And the M3 – what joy!!!!!

And that’s all folks! Thanks to another great group for some really good riding & fun times. Thanks too for sending photos. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Ride safe & keep well, John & Jen

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