The group in the Volcanoes; nice to have some newbies along with many repeat guests, all good riders made a great tour.

We start with a briefing at Ouistreham

Jen’s leading today

Fred needed fuel!!

“Hi John & Jen, thank you for another brilliant tour, we really enjoyed it. A great group of people – thanks for your company. Look forward to seeing you again soon”

Mike (9 trips) & Tracey (7 trips) Sanders, Tiger 900 GT Pro, Somerset

Mike & Tracey – Tiger 900 GT Pro

Steve – Tiger 800

Neil – Yamaha FJR 1300

Richard – Honda NC750X

Andy & Anne – BMW R1200RS

Nigel & Lindy – Yamaha XT 1200

“First tour with J & J. Took us on some glorious biking roads with minimal traffic! Really thoroughly organised. No pressure to ride beyond your comfortable, safe pace. The most friendly, easy-going group of fellow bikers I have toured with in 20 years of touring; some new to BN, some returnees. Best ever tour!”

Richard Rhodes, 1st tour, Honda NC750X, Cheshire

Keith – Honda Deauville

Darren – KTM 1290 Adventure S

Andy – Ducati Diavel 1260S

Lunch stop

“Just a short note to say thank you for yet another great tour. As a single female rider I always feel welcome and safe. On top of that, you organise everything meticulously and sort out diversions due to road closures seamlessly. The rides were stunning, company fantastic and inclusive. I could go on, I’ve had a ball and will be back. Thank you both”

Fiona Young, 2nd tour, Triumph Speed Triple R, Gloucestershire

Lovely scenery

“Good evening John and Jen, well the tour exceeded expectations, I really enjoyed it, the routes were excellent .
The party really gelled together and that made an excellent holiday into a very special one for me. Looking forward to the next tour. Thank you both for your patience and taking  excellent care of us all. Many thanks”

Keith Tebbatt, 2nd tour, Honda Deauville, Leicestershire

Our first hotel

Drinks before dinner

Dinner is included tonight

Always a morning briefing

“Hi John & Jen, another excellent trip…there’s something about shared experiences that you never forget and having been on two now they are getting better and better. I thought the tour was very well planned and the opportunity to have time off if wanted was personally welcomed, I guess I’m out of practice. I’ve been home a few days now and Mrs S has listened intensely to the tales and adventures.  Thanks again to you both, see you in the new year on a different bike. Kind regards “

Andy Stevenson, 2nd tour, Ducati Diavel 1260S, Essex

Morning coffee stop

Lunch stop

En route to our hotel

Heading into the volcanoes

“Hi Jen & John, back home safely, thanks for a Fantastic trip – Well led – Well Organised – with really good fellow bikers. Again, well done – will be looking at doing more trips with you”

Fred Chambers, 3rd trip, Tiger Explorer, Surrey

Our next hotel

A free night tonight

John always has ice cream!

Others in the same restaurant (thanks Bob)

“Amazing tour, brilliant people and very good routes. Thank you very much for the experience, will be back for more”

Neil Hendley, 2nd tour, Yamaha FJR 1300, Lancashire

Our morning briefing

Top of the Puy Mary

Coffee / early lunch

Fab views

The group + Jen

Andy & Anne

Bob – BMW R1200 GSA





Russell – BMW R1200 GS

Fred – Tiger Explorer

“Hi John & Jen, sorry for the late reply. I wanted to thank you both for a tremendous tour. Also for your fab company and rescuing me regarding the Helmet!! The whole experience on the road and off will stay with me for a long time. I hope to return again next year. Best regards and thank you both”

Russell Bennison, 1st tour, BMW R1200 GS, Berkshire 

Nigel & Lindy

Mike & Tracey

Frank – Ducati Multistrada V4

Pretty villages

Andy needs fuel!!

Afternoon coffee stop

Stop to admire the view

“Hi John and Jen, thank you both very much for a cracking trip. The effort and leg work you put in to run a tour so efficiently is obvious and appreciated. Being our first organised trip, we can’t compare it with others, but were certainly impressed by the slick and professional way in which it was run. We thoroughly enjoyed the company of such a super bunch of people – exactly what we had hoped for…we really did have a lovely time and would love to join you on a tour next year  (if you’ll have us!).”

Andy & Anne Yoeman, 1st tour, BMW R1200RS, Powys

Stunning Rocamadour




We ride down

Drinks before dinner

Dinner is in the old town

A lovely morning

A hot-air balloon rises

Secure garage parking

Morning briefing

John’s in the lead today

At fuel/coffee, a fab cake shop

Parking at lunch stop

Afternoon coffee stop

Beers at our hotel in Lourdes

Then the heavens open!!

Next day many go for a ride


Russell then David

Russ – Honda Africa Twin

Pretty lunch stop


Great roads

Russ & David

We climb the Col D’Aspin




Frank rides as back-marker

David – Suzuki V-Strom 1050



Watch out for locals!



A herd of Alpacas

John’s favourite animal!!

Snow on the Col de Tourmalet

All the signs said “Open”

But at the top – Closed!!

Us !! (thanks Fred)

There should be a view!!

Diggers further on


Heading back down


Cathedral in Lourdes (thanks Bob)

At our morning briefing…

Steve’s bike has a flat battery!

Heading through the Pyrenees

Can’t go over the top…

As three Col’s are closed

Pretty coffee stop

Lovely lunch stop

Great scenery in Spain

Stunning turquoise reservoir

Drinks outside our next hotel

Lots of restaurants

The Cathedral

Inside the Cathedral

One man band!!

Some of us hit the tapas bars

The lively back-streets

Fred’s at home cleaning tables!!

Russ, Mike & John enjoy ice-creams

After a noisy night in the hotel – there’s a ****** procession!!

Morning briefing

Coffee stop

After lunch, stop at viewing area

Group in the Picos

“Famous Five” (thanks Bob)

Great views

We go to the Fuente De

Frank’s fearless…

Steve took some persuading!!

There was a Golden Eagle…

Photo from P&S Tour 2022

En route to our hotel

Great roads

Parking at our next hotel

Dinner is included tonight

John can’t resist telling a joke…

Frank’s heard it before !!

Our final hotel

Many go for a ride-out

We stop for photos

Fiona – Speed Triple R


Fiona then David

Jen’s view as pillion

Fiona then Russell

Coffee stop – Fred has an original BN t-shirt!

A huge stork’s nest on top of a tower

There are two youngsters

Mum returns…

To feed the chicks

Then she’s off again

More great roads

Here’s Fred…


David then Russell


Lunch stop (served eventually!!)

Russ then Fred




Here’s Frank

Drinks before dinner

After dinner, John thanks…

Frank – a great back-marker

Then the jokes start…

We’re “treated” to the Penguin…

Tracey & Fiona can’t bear it!!

Richard takes a turn

Then Andy Y

Jen’s up next…

Then Andy S

Another lovely morning

Stickers anyone?

Final briefing

Coffee stop

Lunch stop

And that’s it…

Everyone back for the ferry

Thanks to all for some great riding, good timekeeping, lots of fun & laughter. We hope to see many of you again on future tours. Ride safe, John & Jen.

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