The group ready to embark for the Rhine in Flames – another fantastic tour with a great bunch of people.

We always start with a briefing

Pete ceremoniously presents the orange vest

To Ken who’s riding as back-marker

Hunky Ken !!!

Ready for the off

“The Rhine in Flames tour was our first with John and Jen and it will definitely not be our last. Everything was outstanding! The organisation, the varied locations, hotels and food; John and Jen could not have done more to provide an amazing experience. 15 bikes, a fun and varied group and all of us felt valued and safe throughout. Can’t wait to see next year’s programme of tours!”

Paul & Marion Matchett, 1st tour, BMW R1250GS, West Sussex

John’s in the lead

Rees & Audrey – BMW R1200RS

“”We’ve just arrived back from our second ‘Rhine in Flames’ tour with BN European tours. It was hot, and the Rhine was low, but the tour was yet again everything we could have hoped for. Great roads, hotels, fireworks, and fabulous touring companions. It never fails to amaze us how well the tours are run and were reminded of how great it is to have the van for our panniers. Once again, thank you Jen and John!!”

Rees & Audrey Hewson, 5th tour, BMW R1200RS, Cambridgeshire

Marc & Nicky – BMW R1250GSA

Chris & Kath – Honda NT1100

Sally – Yamaha Fazer 600

Peter – Yamaha FJR

Jon & Pam – Yamaha Tenere 1200

Nigel & Mandy – BMW R1250RS

“Hi Jen and John, back home and feeling anti climax holiday blues! Have to say roads (a lot of which we had never been on), hotels and especially the company were fabulous. Rhine in flames was a night to remember, thank you both so much. Take care & hope to see you at the show. Best wishes”

Jon & Pam Hughes, 1st tour, Yamaha Tenere 1200, Worcestershire

Steve – Suzuki V-Strom 1050

Dick & Sara – Triumph Sprint 1050GT

Kat – Triumph Street Triple R

Pete – Honda CB1000R

“Just returned from the Rhine In Flames tour. Our first experience and we will definitely do another tour with Jen & John. What an absolutely amazing, fun couple. The tour was very well organised with some great roads, fabulous hotels and wonderful scenery. I was very nervous as I’ve not done much group riding or riding out of my area of the UK let alone abroad. Everyone on the tour were fabulous and extremely encouraging. I’ve gained more confidence in my riding and some wonderful friendships. We didn’t want it to end. We would 100% recommend this company.” 

Kat Corbett, Triumph Street Triple R & Pete Corbett, Honda CB1000R, 1st tour, Staffordshire

Paul & Marion – BMW R1250GS

Malcolm & Kari – HD Heritage Softail

Rosie – Honda CBR600F

Ken & Sue – Suzuki V-Strom 1000

“Hi John & Jen, yet another enjoyable tour to add to our catalogue even though we’ve done it before. The roads overall were a good selection of different types and there will obviously be the necessary motorway sections that can’t be avoided. No complaints from us.

The first hotel in Belgium was probably our favourite as the rooms were great and the evening with a lovely meal was exceptionally enjoyable, one of those that you can’t falsely create, they just happen.

The Boppard hotel was also very good, a room with balcony a bonus and their schnitzel was excellent. Enjoyed the ride-out and destination, in hindsight I should have asked to give up the back marking for that day to perhaps allow me to ride at my own speed on a day without my faithful pillion!

The fireworks were very good & the room at the Monschau hotel again was very good…(I’m editing the bit about Ken’s underpants!!!) Once again, Sue and I had a very enjoyable tour with you and all the guests and we won’t hesitate to attempt to come on another even though you are sick and tired of seeing our faces year after year and putting up with the miserable old goat that I am!

Thanks for all the effort you both put in to these tours, keep on doing what you do because it works for Sue and I.”

Ken – 23 trips!! & Sue 19 trips!! Wright, Suzuki V-Strom 1000, Kent

Morning coffee stop

Parking in the square

We ALWAYS regroup before & after any stretch of motorway

Re-group when we exit

Chris & Kath

Dick & Sara

“Kath and I love the Rhine in Flames tour so much we have done it twice! It’s one of our very favourite European tours. It has all the great elements of a BN Tour, breath-taking routes, quality hotels in select locations with food and entertainment. Our evening cruise along the Rhine including a three-course meal, culminating with a firework display in Koblenz is excellent.

Attention to detail is plain to see on any BN Tour with opportunities to relax and do your own thing. Whether you’re new to touring or an experienced rider in Europe you are in safe hands.

We have toured with BN Tours for 12 years and look forward to our next adventure.”

Chris & Kath Adams, 8th tour, Honda NT1100, Cwmbran




Nigel & Mandy

Jon & Pam

Paul & Marion

Lunch stop

There are lots of cafes!!

A fair in the town square

Afternoon coffee stop

Another fair

“Don’t know how BN Tours do it, year after year they give value for money – every time. Hotels, meals, roads, company and the added bonus having a luggage van. Already planning for next year”

(John & Sandra joined us at lunchtime)

John & Sandra Shepherd, 13th trip, Triumph Tiger 800, Hertfordshire

Some lovely scenery

Good roads

Our first hotel

We meet in the lounge

Rees & Audrey

Jon & Pam

We’re treated to Champagne!!

“Dear John and Jen, thank you for yet another wonderful week. The organisation, the roads, the views, the hotels, the food and even the weather were all fantastic as were a great bunch of fellow riders & pillions. You think of everything and go the extra mile to ensure that everyone has the best time ever. Even down to carrying water on the van so people can refill their water bottles. Nothing is too much trouble and that’s why you now have over 500 people on your leader board! So once again thank you so much for an amazing week and we hope to see you both for another tour soon. Best regards”

Dick Hallsworth, 6th trip with Sara Sheppard, 3rd trip, Triumph Sprint 1050 GT, Bedfordshire

Dinner is included tonight

John welcomes everyone to the tour

Then the bad jokes start…

“We’d like to say a big thanks to all the lovely folk we met on tour for their company, we had a few good laughs along the way. John and Jen, we really enjoyed the tour and as always couldn’t fault the routes, hotels or food. Thanks for all your hard work. Hope to meet you all again on future tours.”

Nigel (5th tour) & Mandy (4th tour) Ford, BMW R1250RS, Londonderry

Always a morning briefing

Please fill up with fuel…or else…

Morning coffee stop

Lunch stop

Jon & Pam run out of fuel…

Our hotel for 3 nights in Boppard

All our rooms have balconies

A free night in Boppard

A lovely evening

A day off today

John & Sandra break ranks!!!

Most of us take the train to Rudesheim

The Rhine is so low

Some boats aren’t running…

We take the passenger ferry

Marc & Nicky

Views of the vineyards

Approaching Rudesheim

The water is so low

Arranging a meeting point

Time to explore the town

Take the cable car up

Great views at the top

The Neiderwalddenkmal

Sue – thanks Ken

Quaint streets

Hear the bells ringing

Try a Rudesheimer Kaffee

Made with Asbach Uralt brandy!!

Pavement parking at Boppard

Another lovely morning

Many go on a ride-out









John S




All aboard the ferry

Thanks Ken

John – thanks again Ken

Ride to the Drachenfels

Take the rack-railway

For great views

Some of the biker babes!!!

Waiting for the ferry back

The hummingbird moth

So difficult to photo

Time to explore Boppard

Visit the Cathedral

The group ready to embark

Our boat for the evening

A lovely evening

We pass other boats

We pass Boppard again

Many other boats line up

Dinner is included

Then we go up on deck

We arrive at Koblenz

The main event – fireworks!!!

What a finale! And that was just a selection!!

Then we hit the dance floor

Audrey enjoying the conga!

Sara & Jen

Nigel was really enthusiastic!!

And that’s it – all back to Boppard

A later start the next day

We go to Cochem for lunch

There’s a band in the square

At our next hotel

Many enjoy the pool

Drinks before dinner

John was a TV star here!!

Mandy & Sara

The group in Monschau

We dine in a local restaurant

Dick spotted this car

Dinner is included tonight

John thanks everyone and especially…

Ken for riding as back-marker

Then the fun starts…

A Mr & Mrs competition

Paul & Marion go first

6 matches !

Pete & Kat are next…

6 matches as well…

Then it’s Jon & Pam

With 7 matches the winners are…

Jon & Pam win Mr & Mrs mugs!!

Monschau by night

Our final morning briefing

Morning coffee stop

At lunch, Kath is squashed!!!

Motorway instructions

Does my bum look big in this van????

Any excuse !!!!

The t-shirt shop is open !!

Thanks Steve

Coffee stop at services

Last leg to Eurotunnel

How much luggage ???

John & Sandra present us with champagne!

Most get on the same train (thanks Marion)

A card just for John!! (thanks Dick)

And that’s all folks!!

Thanks to everyone for making this such a fun tour; great riding, great people, great participation, we look forward to seeing many of you again on future tours. Ride safe, John & Jen.

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