All of our hotels on this tour are family owned where they all pride themselves on excellent regional cuisine, perfect for the end of a riding day.
The tour starts with a ride through France and Belgium into Luxembourg for our first night close to the German border in the town of Vianden. Next day we ride through the vineyards of the southern reaches of Luxembourg and cross into Germany to our base for the following 3 nights on the Romantic Road south of Wurzburg.
Our Spa town location is ideally located for riding one of Germany’s holiday routes, that of the Romantic Road. It soon becomes apparent why the road was so named as you ride through towns which are home to fairytale castles and half-timbered houses which are dotted along this spectacular motorcycling route. The Odenwald is close to our hotel and the open countryside offers sweeping bends and switchbacks through the forest and unexpected sights such as a space rocket (we kid you not!).
A short transition day to the Black Forest gives us ample time to take in lunch at a beautiful high point overlooking the Upper Danube valley and onto our second destination of the tour in the heart of the Black Forest. Our spa hotel is located in the Kinzig river valley and is surrounded by superb motorcycling roads. We have two ride-outs planned as we stay in this next location for a further 3 nights. The hotel is well geared up for motorcyclists with the owners both riding whenever they have the opportunity.
There are a variety of roads to take us onto the Black Forest High Road which is the oldest and best known riding route in Germany and home to part of the B500 highway. During the ride on this elevated road, you are rewarded with fantastic views, have smooth tarmac and wide sweeping bends to enjoy and several cafes along the way. There are many picturesque villages as you descend either side of the High Road, some of them famous for being the home of cuckoo clock makers. It is easy to understand how the region is often associated with the Brothers Grimm fairy tales and we have rides planned to highlight the diversity of both landscape and culture.
On our penultimate day we cross the Rhine valley, into the Alsace and Vosges regions of France to our final hotel of the tour set in the heart of the Champagne-Ardenne region. That evening there will be excellent French cuisine to enjoy together with regional wine and coffee. The following morning we have a country route through the Champagne regionand then join the autoroute north to Calais.