A really sociable, friendly group with great riding & great weather – another fab tour!

In Calais the night before…

There’s a Coldplay tribute band

And at lunch stop…

There’s a circus

I have just returned from the Colmar & Vosges Tour, this was the first time with this tour operator. I have been travelling in Europe for many years on many different bikes, and with many different people. This is everything you could want from a bike trip. Well organised and thought out, with the right mix of rider levels that puts no pressure on anyone to either ride too quick or take anyone out of their comfort zone.

The hotels are very welcoming and very bike friendly with all the facilities you will need, and the added benefit of a longer stay in Colmar. This enabled a few of us to cross over into Germany and sample the delights of the Black Forest, while others took the option of having a day off the bike and enjoying the town or a Bugatti Museum tour.

The price is well pitched and the whole package is highly recommended.”

5* Google review – thanks Andy

Andy Stevenson, 1st tour, Ducati Diavel, Essex

Lots of restaurants

Afternoon coffee stop

Terry – Triumph Street Triple R

The organisation and hotels on my 8th tour with John and Jen was excellent. As usual, John was the epitome of professionalism and good nature. Nothing was too much trouble. Were treated to fabulous sweepers and twisties with the added bonus of glorious panoramic views across the French countryside. All in blue skies and sunshine. Two full days in Colmar meant that we could ride in the Vosges mountains or just be chilled-out tourists. What’s not to like?

Finally, as a lone traveler, I really appreciated the friendship of my fellow bikers. No worries about sharing a meal, a drink and of course a good rant! I will return for my 9th tour just as soon as I can.”

John Savage, 8th tour, Honda VFR800, Scottish Borders

So who didn’t see the wild boar?!

Europe’s largest fort is nearby

Thanks Neil


Not on our tour – Chris & son Steve

“Hi, this was a first for me, first time on the bike in Europe and my first time on a fully guided tour. I couldn’t have chosen better, the whole experience was wonderful. John was great to chat to and always had time to answer an amateurs questions. The hotels were excellent and well chosen including the optional Calais one not included in the tour. Great roads, scenery and company, what more do you need. The group were very social and welcoming with many returning for another tour which must say something. Really enjoyed the whole experience and hope to join the group again in the future. Many thanks and stay safe to all the group”

Russ’s 5* Google review – thanks Russ

Russ Holdsworth, 1st tour, BMW F650GS (twin), Lancashire

At dinner we have a presentation…

Stuart’s done 10 trips !!

Morning coffee stop

Richard enjoying a strawberry tart

Lynne is deputy tour leader!!

“Thank you for a great 9th trip for me. This nice short break with the three day stop was just what I needed. Colmar is such an interesting town to discover but I missed all the dancing that is in the photos! Some lovely straight roads mixed with twisty adds to a good variety on this trip. It was nice to have a dry holiday too but 38 degrees was pushing it! A great bunch of people who all got on well and some girly’s too. Look forward to joining you again next year.”

Lynne Wareing, 9th trip, Triumph Street Twin, Manchester

Our 4* hotel for 3 nights

Opposite the train station

“Just back from a fantastic trip to Colmar/Vosges. Great roads, weather, and couldn’t fault the company, a great bunch. John made sure everyone had a good experience and no one was under pressure to keep up. Will be looking to book another trip soon. Thanks again John.”

Julie Meachim, 4th trip, Suzuki Gladius & Terry Meachim, 4th trip, Triumph Street Triple R, West Sussex

Dinner is included again tonight

Ann & Neil

A day off…

Some go to the Schlumph motor museum

Bugatti Coach Type 57 from 1936

Bugatti Coach type 64 from 1939

Arzens “La Baleine” 1938

Renault F1 Team 2009

Pegaso Z 102 B from 1954

Aston Martin Lagonda Series 2 from 1982

Citroen Coupe SM from 1971

Mercedes-Benz 300SL from 1955

Le Coupe Antem from 1952

Roadster Ghia-Exner from 1965

Delahaye Coach 135M from 1949

Bugatti Coach type 55 from 1934

Bugatti Coach type 57 from 1935

A free night in Colmar

“Colmar and Vosges tour: My first experience of an organised tour and I couldn’t have wished for better. It was well organised, perfect in fact with good hotels and choice of roads. My fellow travellers were all lovely people who were very easy to get on with which just helped to make it a wonderful holiday. I intend to do two tours with BN next year and would have gone again this year if the dates had worked for me.”

Nigel Bright, 1st tour, BMW R1250 GS, Shropshire

There’s live music

And dancing

Lots of restaurants

A lovely evening

Some traditional dancing too

Close the door slowly!!

Vic leaves his bike to be repaired…

The next day many go for a ride-out

Coffee stop in the Vosges

Lovely scenery

Laurence & Vic goes pillion

Terry again

Lynne – Triumph Street Twin

Nigel Br – BMW R1250 GS

Nigel Ba – Yamaha XT1200

Neil & Ann – Yamaha Tracer 900GT

Rob – Kawasaki H2 SX

John S – Honda VFR800

Richard – Yamaha Tracer 900 GT

Andy – Ducatl Diavel

Russ – BMW F650 GS

Stuart’s riding as back-marker

Stuart & Lynne

Great roads

A free night in Colmar


Nigel Ba


Rob followed by Andy

Nigel Br

Neil & Ann

John S is our back-marker

No “U” in France so Vic has a “V” instead!!

Julie & Terry

Andy & Mike

Lynne, Stuart & Ann

John, Simon, Richard & Nigel Br

Nigel Ba & Russ

Neil, Rob, Laurence, Vic & Nigel Ba

Dinner is included the last night

Thanks to everyone for coming on this tour – without the usual luggage van! We look forward to seeing many of you again on future tours. Keep well & ride safe, John & Jen.

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