A welcome beer in Baden Baden! Another fabulous tour with a fun group, great riding & fantastic weather throughout.

Most arrive in Calais the night before

Celebrating the Tour de France

We start with a pre-tour briefing

John K & David H

Parking at coffee stop

Please don’t all go in the same cafe!

Here’s to a great holiday

We ALWAYS regroup for any motorway

“5 stars – as a lone female rider I had trepidations about touring alone so surfed the net for guided trips. I hit the jackpot with Jen and John’s European tours which are well organised, paced and researched. The number of fellow riders returning time after time is a tribute to them both. The group were great, so friendly, inclusive and taught me a lot about handling the bike. Extraordinary, thank you. Highly recommended.”

Fiona Young, 1st tour, Triumph Speed Triple R, Gloucestershire

Pavement parking at lunch stop

There’s a local fair

Afternoon coffee stop

There’s a band playing

Lovely scenery this afternoon

The swans have 5 cygnets this year

Lovely !

“Once again a fabulous trip provided by BN Tours, despite being my 8th, the company still keeps giving! The hotels, routes and food that John and Jen work so hard to arrange in advance are always 1st class with beautiful scenery and great friendly atmosphere where ever we go.

The back up van for luggage is an added bonus that makes the trip so much more relaxing. Can’t fault it and would thoroughly recommend to anyone at any level of riding!”

Andy Aird, 8th trip, BMW S1000 R, West Sussex

Our first hotel

Is right by the river

Drinks in the garden

Dinner is included tonight

“Just returned from the Black Forest, now my 10th tour with BN European Tours and first as back marker. Brilliant roads every day, even on those with lots of mileage to cover they still find nice routes to mix in so it doesn’t get too tedious. The hotels we stayed in were all spot on, especially the first one where the 5 course meal was a real treat. It’s a winning formula and long may it continue.”

(5* Google review – thanks Charles)

Charles May, 10th trip, Moto Guzzi Norge

A five course dinner!!

John welcomes everyone to the tour

And kicks off the jokes

We have an announcement…

Charles has done 10 trips…

And so has Andy M

“Having just completed my 10th tour with BN European Tours I have to say John & Jen can’t do enough for you. The roads are great and they have spent time researching the routes, they use a marker system that is easy to follow and you don’t have to worry about keeping up with the faster riders, you just ride at your own pace. The hotels are all good if not great – the new hotel was fantastic and so much food – and sometimes you get a swimming pool. If you do get trouble with your bike – eg puncture – 9 times out of 10 they can get you sorted – brill. Thanks John & Jen for another great trip”

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

Andy Moseley, 10th trip, Ducati Multistrada Pikes Peake, Leicestershire

More jokes…

Not here for the hunting!!

Fiona joins in

Our hotel by night

Russ is still polishing his bike…

As he was back in 2014 !!

“Thanks again to you both for another fantastic tour with absolutely superb roads, great hotels, great food & of course great company. I keep coming back every year thinking the novelty will wear off, but it never does! I can’t wait to make my 10th next year, hopefully riding  with Jen too! Take care both of you, Jen I hope you have a full recovery & are back in the saddle again soon in your new kit! Very best regards,”

Russ Smith, 9th trip, BMW S1000 RR, West Sussex

Always a morning briefing

Morning coffee stop

“The day after we got home from the Black Forest tour I wanted to go back and do it all again! How’s that for a recommendation?! THANK YOU so much John and Jen for another hugely successful and entertaining tour – I had such a good time. Everyone on the trip was just lovely and I miss you all. Hope to see some of you on a future trip! The roads were awesome (glad to get that B500 ticked off the list), the hotels super, the scenery stunning and the weather… well, just fabulous… (and a big thank you to Charles the back marker for doing a sterling job, especially for scooping me up when I wasn’t paying sufficient attention at the back!)

Brenda Lane, 4th trip, Triumph Street Triple RS, Berkshire

Parking at lunch stop

What a welcome sight!!

Cheers !!

Van brings luggage to the hotel

We’re in lovely Baden Baden

A free night to explore

Some dine in the hotel restaurant

Breakfast opposite the hotel

Our morning briefing…

We’ll get fuel…

Then ride the fabulous B500

“This tour delivers on all sorts of levels. A+ roads, hotels and scenery. It’s clear the level of detail and planning that went into this trip. Highlights for me would be B500, Schluchsee and the Baden Baden hotel. As ever great company makes the trip and, again, a wonderful bunch of people to ride and socialise with. It started at the Eurotunnel where we crossed with Andy, Pete and Russ and kicked on from there (glad Russ knew the way to the Calais hotel). Only sour note – the ride home from the Eurotunnel LOL! To be expected after such a fantastic week. Can’t wait for the next one!”

David Lane, 6th trip, KTM Superduke R, Berkshire

Jen’s up a look-out tower

Andy M – Ducati Multistrada Pikes Peake

Chris – Honda VFR 800

Chris again

Dean – Honda CB 650F

Dean again

Steve – BMW R1250 GS

Steve spots Jen !

Brenda – Triumph Street Triple RS

Who also spots Jen !

Russ M – Honda Africa Twin

Russ M again

Barclay – BMW R1250 GSA

Barclay again

David L – KTM Superduke R

David again

Pete – BMW S1000R

Pete again

John K – Kawasaki Z1000SX

John K again

David H – BMW R1200 GS

David again

Fiona – Triumph Speed Triple R

Fiona again

Russ S – BMW S1000RR

Andy A – BMW S1000R

Andy again

Keith – Kawasaki ZH2

John on our Street Triple R

John’s leading the tour

Charles – Moto Guzzi Norge

Charles is riding as back-marker

A brilliant road

Having seen the van – Russ…

Andy A

& Keith turn around…

As does Chris

Fab bends…

We regroup at the end

The van’s there as well

The group on the B500

Everyone enjoyed that !

Russ S, Andy A & Keith

Off for a coffee…

Pretty coffee stop

Leaving coffee stop


Twisties next – John’s leading

Russ S

Russ M


Steve spotted Jen again !!

David L



John K


We arrive at the largest cuckoo clock for two strikes!

All the bikes

The group at the cuckoo clock

Then take your partners for a waltz!

What goes on on tour – stays on tour!!!

Pretty lunch stop

Our next hotel for two nights

Keith & Russ are on the top floor.

Dinner is included tonight

There has to be Black Forest Gateau!

The next day is a free day; take a boat ride around the lake, take the train to visit other towns or come for a ride-out to the High Rhine waterfalls in Switzerland.

Such a pretty town

With lots of flower displays

Head down to the lake

Take a boat trip

Try a segway !!

Most go for a ride-out

Stop for coffee…

Andy A


Russ in disgrace after sending everyone the wrong way!!

Those who went to the waterfalls

Super view from the top

Russ has a barrowfull !!

David has a box of meat !

Another lovely morning

Briefing before we set off

Ride under the ski run

Stop at a viewing area

Fab views

The group leaving the Black Forest

En-route to coffee stop

Another pretty town

En route to lunch stop

Lunch stop

Take the ski lift up…

Then toboggans down…

David’s off

Steve races Barclay

Fiona vs Charles

Chris vs Andy M

Andy A vs Russ S

Here’s David




Andy M

Russ S

Andy A




Followed by John

Andy A was thrown out !!!

The brave ones

We stop at a viewing area

In the Vosges mountains

After a big deviation…

We have a coffee stop

Beers at the next hotel

All meet before heading into town

A free night in Epinal

Some of us dine together

Some are in the next restaurant

A busy town centre

Morning coffee stop

Lunch stop

Afternoon coffee stop

Fabulous view from our hotel

For Charles – the castle without scaffold!!

Dinner is included tonight

We dine outside

John thanks everyone for a great tour

And to Charles for riding back-marker

Then the jokes start…

John goes first (no surprise there!)

Followed by Keith

Charles has two tales to tell

John’s up again…

Is it dithco?????

Andy A takes a turn

Keith again

And finally David L

Next morning Steve, Fiona…

& Barclay leave early

As do Russ M…

John K

& David H

A stork across the lake

Enjoying the morning sunshine

An early lunch stop at Albert

With time to visit the 1916 museum

Or browse the local market

And that’s it, everyone back to Calais

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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