The group after riding a fab section of the B500 – a great group with many regulars & some newbies too. 

“Hi John and Jen, well where does one start on providing feedback on one of the most memorable trips we’ve had on a motorcycle holiday. In two words – bloody fantastic!!! You achieved everything as described on your web site and above and beyond, we were overwhelmed with the attention to detail ( I’m a great admirer of attention to detail!!).

Break stops were made as described every hour and a half, designated stops with a variety of restaurants for coffee, cake and food had been identified and at certain places restaurants had been made aware of our planned arrival. John also made sure we ordered the correct food and drink as I don’t speak the local lingo! The hotels and rooms were to a great standard along with secure bike parking which of course is one of our top priorities. Evening meals that were included (3 courses with wine or beer) were also great and brought the group together. On the evenings we had to ourselves there were plenty of restaurant choices within a short walk around a pleasant setting.
We also thought that you addressed the issue that was brought up early in the week (overtaking) really well, suggesting a solution that would help all parties and getting the balance right for all the riders (safety is key, it’s not a racing holiday, but we do like to make progress).
Thank you again for making the trip such an enjoyable experience, we’ll have to start saving for the next one! PS – the surprises along the route were also great and made the trip feel very special.”

Michael Jones & Laura Smith, 1st tour, Kawasaki Z1000SX, County Durham

The Tour de France is coming!!

Our tour starts in Calais

“I have toured a lot of Europe on two wheels in the past but previously with a friend so this was my first organised tour. As I was on my own this time I thought that riding with the same people each day would be more sociable. If I’m honest I was doubtful whether the lack of freedom would suit me however, I confess, I had a great time. The riding pace was fast enough without putting any pressure on anyone and the support van to take the luggage was more of a bonus than I thought it would be.

I also did a little research beforehand and B.N tours had good reviews. I now know why: John led the tour each day in a professional manner and made sure everyone was accounted for at each coffee break, lunch stop etc. Having hotels booked each night worked well with the right amount of meals included and “free” nights to explore towns and find a place to eat.

I am now booked on the Italian Lakes and Swiss Alps tour and know it will be equally well run.” 

(Combined feedback & 5* Google review – thanks Greg)

Greg Flatt, 1st tour, Triumph Tiger 800 XRX, Suffolk

All the bikes at coffee stop

Morning coffee stop

Pre-motorway briefing

We ALWAYS re-group

Hi to you both, another fantastic tour (our 11th), l am sure you will get repeat business from the 1st time tourers. Thank you BN Tours, the back marker (liked the wave as you approached), the van driver (who had to turn up the air con from time to time!!) and the really smashing group.

Thank you for the hotels, the roads and looking out for the welfare of the group in the hot weather, the cornettos were very much appreciated at the coffee stop!!

John & Sandra Shepherd, 11th trip, Triumph Tiger 800, Hertfordshire

Ron – Harley D Heritage Softail

Chris N is back-marker

Lunch stop

“Another fantastic tour of the Black Forest, so much so we’ve now done it twice! You meet great people who become friends. The hotels are great and the rides are fantastic on their researched roads. I would happily recommend this company to anyone. We are on our 7th tour with them and we’ll definitely be doing more! John & Jen are great hosts and make it a memorable holiday.”

(5* Google review – thanks W&C)

Wayne & Carole Williams, 7th trip, BMW R1200 RT, RCT

Lovely !

“Thanks John for another excellent trip. Having been with a number of tour companies you are head and shoulders above them all and provide your clients with a great holiday. Having the van to put luggage in is a great feature. The hotels and routes are well researched and you led us on some exciting roads. The tour group were a friendly and safe bunch to ride with and I never had an anxious moment. Favorite stop -Baden Baden. Really enjoyed the roads on the trip to the waterfalls and the B500.”

John Gordon, 2nd tour, BMW R1250 RS, Hampshire

“Great trip, well run, can’t wait to go again next year”

(5* Google review – thanks Chris)

Chris Nash, 8th trip, BMW R1250 GS, West Sussex

The gardens at our first hotel

Amanda & David relaxing

Drinks before dinner

Dinner is included tonight

Our hotel by night

A welcome arrival at our next hotel

Just what we need !

Cheers !!

We’re in lovely Baden Baden

“Just finished the ‘ Black Forest’ tour. Had a great time with great people even though we were on our tractors (Harleys)!! We were never far behind the main group because of the drop off system. Hotels were great and also the rides. Recommend to anybody wishing a guided tour.”

(5* Google review – thanks Ron)

Ron Watts, 1st tour, Harley Davidson Heritage Softail, Hampshire

Keith’s driving the van…

Oops sorry – it’s the new beard!!

David & Amanda – Husqvarna 901 Norden

John & Sandra – Triumph Tiger 800

John G – BMW R1250RS

Greg – Triumph Tiger 800 XRX

David & Amanda again

Daryl – BMW R1250 GS

Ryan – BMW R1200 GS

Chris – BMW R1250GS

Keith driving the van

A brilliant road!!

“It’s taken a while for us to book on our first trip with BN European Tours but it did not disappoint. We had heard lots of great things about BN and this first tour far exceeded our expectations.
We were quite apprehensive…but right from the start the tour was well organised, routes had been carefully planned allowing for timely stops with an assortment of restaurants, cafes etc to choose from. The roads were amazing and the drop off system allowed everyone to travel along at their own pace. Once dropped in a spot a wave from the back marker Chris and off we’d go again.
The hotels were well situated and all provided good food, a comfortable bed and a much needed shower at the end of a day on the bike. Our fellow riders were friendly and we would happily spend time chatting to anyone else on the tour…having the support van was invaluable and we are so grateful that Keith volunteered to drive! We can’t fault any aspect of the tour and are already looking at future trips!!”

Bryan & Jacqueline Huish, 1st tour, BMW R1250 GS, Bristol

Pretty coffee stop

Ryan relaxing

Stop at the biggest cuckoo clock

Wayne & Carole

Cuckoo strikes two o’clock

A great group

Then take your partners…

For a waltz!!

Amanda & David

Laura & Michael

Lunch stop

Ron & Lucie are on Harleys

Our next hotel for 2 nights

Vince & Chris with Black Forest Gateau!!

Morris, Keith & Greg

Charlie & Ryan

Michael, Laura & a thief!!

Keith & Greg

Flowers in the town

Many join a ride-out…

to the High Rhine Waterfalls

Some take a boat trip

Chris, Vince & Charlie

Stephen – Honda Africa Twin

Chris – BMW R1250 GS

Charlie – BMW S1000 XR

John G – BMW R1250 RS

John & Sandra – Tiger 800

Michael & Laura – Kawasaki Z1000SX

Bryan & Jacqueline – BMW R1250GS

Greg again

David & Amanda

Michael & Laura

Charlie again

Wayne & Carole – BMW R1200RT

Vince – BMW Bagger

Morris – BMW R1200 GS

Who did?????

Take a boat trip on the lake

Dam at end of reservoir

Ready to leave

Morris needs fuel!!

Leaving the Black Forest

Stop for a photo

All the group

Lovely scenery

Fabulous roads

Morning coffee stop

More Black Forest Gateau!

And cakes

A surprise at lunch – Stephen





Keith driving the van

Stop in the Vosges Mountains

Amanda & David

Lucie – Harley D Softail Slim

With photos of a free night missing…

The view from our final hotel

Dinner is included the last night

John thanks everyone for a great tour

And Sandra & John…

For doing 10 trips with us!!

John starts the jokes…

Vince goes looking for bears…

But he’s not there for the hunting!!

Keith takes a turn

As does Stephen

Followed by Morris

Greg got stitched up at coffee…

Has a choice of 3 envelopes…

And wins 10 euros!!

Lunch at Albert the last day

Apologies for there being fewer photos than normal with Jen not being on the Tour. Huge thanks to Keith for stepping in to drive the van at short notice and for taking some of the above photos. Thanks to Chris for riding as back-marker and to Stephen for sending photos too. Thanks to everyone for great riding & great company – we look forward to seeing many of you again on future tours. Ride safe – John & Jen.

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