The Black Forest & Vosges Mountains Motorcycle Tour is our favourite short tour which we have been running since 2011. More fabulous roads, stunning scenery, great hotels and a few beers at night. It is a simple formula but we know it works.
We all want to ride our motorcycles as they should be ridden - on twisty roads, through great scenery. Throw in some great hotels and fantastic food and you have got the perfect long weekend. This is a motorcycling weekend; you will be on the bike for up to 7 hours per day. Whether you are an experienced motorcyclist or new to the best pastime in the world, we will help you gain confidence and perfect your techniques on these twisty mountain roads. Accompanied by a professional guide who will be on-hand to give advice (should you want it) this is the perfect introduction to riding mountain roads.
We will be running this tour four times in 2023 all over long weekends. We cram a lot into this long weekend as we take you on an exciting route through France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany.
explore the beautiful Ardennes region of Belgium and France on the border with Luxembourg
ride along the banks and through the vineyards of the Mosel.
Friday night in lively K-town – lots of restaurants and bars, etc.
visit the world famous Nurburgring
ride the famous B500 from Baden Baden through the heart of the Black Forest
take the 'Routes de Cretes' over the Grand Ballon – one of our favourite roads
ride through the vineyards of the Champagne region.
Thursday 18 May - Monday 22 May 2023
Thursday 8 June - Monday 12 June 2023
Thursday 15 June - Monday 19 June 2023
Thursday 13 July - Monday 17 July 2023
ONLY 1 SHARED ROOM SPACE LEFT
Thursday 7 September - Monday 11 September 2023
What You Get and Costs.
The basic cost of the tour in 2023 is £500 for a single rider in a shared room and £700 for a single rider in a single room and £900 for a rider & pillion. A £120 deposit secures a place on the tour and the remaining balance payment is due 12 weeks before departure.
What is Included
Return Euro-Tunnel crossing (Folkestone- Calais)
Four nights accommodation in good quality hotels (3 star +)
Breakfast each morning.
Route maps (Garmin and Tom Tom)
What is Not Included
Parking and Motorway tolls
Entrance fees for attractions
Repatriation back to the UK
Breakdown cover insurance
The basis itinerary is outlined below:
Day 1: Calais – Bastogne/Luxembourg border (210 miles approx)
A morning Euro-Tunnel crossing, a short briefing and then 90 miles of motorway before a short break for coffee and food. Then its across country heading into Belgium and the wooded hills of the Ardennes. For our first night we will be staying close to the Luxembourg border in either the historic Belgium town of Bastogne or the pretty French town of Thionville on the banks of the Moselle. In both cases, there are lots of restaurants and bars in close proximity.
Day 2: Luxembourg border – Kaiserslautern (250 miles approx)
In the morning we will take a nice relaxed ride through the middle of Luxembourg. Our route will take us through the beautiful Upper Sûre National Park before heading into Germany. We will visit and have lunch at the famous Nurburgring. In the afternoon, we will take you from Koblenz to Trier along the banks of the Mosel. It is a beautiful, scenic route. Our evenings destination will be the German side of the northern Vosges. Kaiserslautern is a "city in the woods" in the midst of the Palatinate Forest, one of Germany's largest forest areas. K-town as it is frequently know, is a lively place – there is plenty to do in the evening!
Day 3: Kaiserslautern - Mulhouse (200 miles approx)
A super days riding lays ahead. We hit the good roads straightaway after leaving our hotel and head South through the northern part of the Vosges and into Baden Baden. From there we will take the famous B500 through the Black Forest. The B500 is a superb road especially if you are on a sports bike – great road surface, sweeping corners, good visibility – I am sure you get the idea! We will be heading towards the Feldburg which at 4,900ft is the highest mountain in the area. From the Feldburg we will use some really small twisty roads over the Rhine and back into France for our overnight stay in Mulhouse.
Day 4: Mulhouse - Epernay (220 miles approx)
Twisty roads, stunning scenery, more twisty roads. In the morning we will ride one of our favourite roads to the top of Le Grand Ballon (4,600ft). From there we will follow the 'Routes de Cretes' to the Col de la Schucht ski station. Time for a coffee and then its out of the mountains and into the Champagne region and our hotel in the heart of the champagne region.
Day 5: Epernay - Calais (200 miles approx)
Our final day – rather than jump on the motorway straight back to Calais, we prefer to take you cross country through the vineyards of this famous area of France. We will follow the 'Champagne Tourist Route' through the heart of the vineyards and small villages which have remained unchanged for hundreds of years. Heading north we will eventually join the motorway for the short ride to the Euro-tunnel terminal and home.