A fantastic back road ride through five European countries which starts in France and Germany. We’ll then spend five days in the stunning mountains of Germany and the Austrian Tyrol. You’ll have a three-night stay in the famous, up-market ski resort of Kitzbuhel where you’ll have the chance to visit the local Harley Rally…”Kitz on Wheels”! For the return leg of the tour we’ll be visiting Luxembourg and Belgium.
This tour is planned and run on minor and back roads unless otherwise stated or when there is a need to progress on a motorway or main road.
Day 1. Sunday July 9th. Calais to Reims (approx. 180 miles)
After an early morning crossing from Dover to Calais we make our way south on a selection of main and back roads to the outskirts of Reims. We stay in a four-star hotel which has a swimming pool. Dinner with wine is included tonight.
Day 2. Monday July 10th. Reims to Nancy (approx. 130 miles)
We leave Reims and head cross country to St. Mihiel which stands on the River Meuse. From here it’s more back roads until we reach Nancy where our centrally located, four-star hotel is within walking distance to the famous Stanislas Square. Considered the most beautiful royal square in Europe and on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, the city of Nancy is known all over the world thanks to Place Stanislas. The square has plenty of bars, cafes and restaurants and the nightlife is plentiful so we’ll be free to eat out tonight.
Day 3. Tuesday July 11th. Nancy to Titisee (approx. 155 miles)
Today we head over the high hills of the French Alsace, cross the River Rhine into Germany and through the hilly, forested region of the northern Black Forest. Our four-star hotel for the night stands on the edge of Lake Titisee, a popular German holiday resort. Tonight you have the option to eat out in this pretty lakeside town.
Day 4. Wednesday July 12th. Titisee to Kempten (approx. 140 miles)
We continue on the fabulous roads and through the mountains as we head to the heart of Bavaria and our three-star hotel in the centre of Kempten. This lovely old town has a great choice of bars & restaurants so we’ll be free to eat out tonight.
Day 5. Thursday July 13th. Kempten to Kitzbuhel (approx. 180 miles)
This morning, after a brief run, we catch our first sight of the Austrian Tyrol as the mountains burst into view. Our first stop of the day is the impressive Lake Plansee surrounded by the mountains. From here we skirt around Garmisch and take the high Gerlospass across the stunning mountain peaks and scenery until we reach Kitzbuhel. The four-star hotel, our base for the next three nights, sits overlooking its’ own golf course and the surrounding mountains and all rooms have balconies to enjoy the view! Dinner with wine is included tonight.
Day 6 & 7. Friday July 14th & Saturday July 15th
For the next two days you have a few options. Play a round of golf on the hotels course or relax by the indoor swimming pool, sauna & steam room. Wander into the old centre and explore this beautiful old town and enjoy the party atmosphere of the local Harley rally, “Kitz on Wheels”. You can join their planned rides over the next two days which take you through the Tyrolean Hinterland. In the evenings the town centre transforms with areas for live music. We’ll be free to eat out on Friday and Saturday evenings.
Day 8. Sunday July 16th. Kitzbuhel to Garmisch-Partenkirchen (approx. 100 miles)
On leaving Kitzbuhel we pick up the motorway to by-pass Innsbruck before returning to the country roads as we make our way to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Garmisch is surrounded by the Bavarian Alps and our four-star hotel for tonight is in the old town centre. Dinner with wine is included tonight.
Day 9. Monday July 17th. Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Ulm (approx. 120 miles)
Our first stop today is in Oberammergau, famous for its once-in-a-decade Passion Play. From here we head north and out of the Bavarian Alps before picking up the motorway for the last 40 miles into Ulm – the birthplace of Albert Einstein. Our four-star hotel sits on the edge of the River Danube and our dinner tonight is in a private restaurant with panoramic views of the city.
Day 10. Tuesday July 18th. Ulm to Zweibrucken (approx. 190 miles)
From Ulm it's back to the Black Forest, over the Rhine and then north. Cutting through the heavily forested region of France known as the northern Vosges (where the Maginot line once stood) we then cross back into Germany and on to our hotel in Zweibrucken where dinner with wine is included.
Day 11. Wednesday July 19th. Zweibrucken to Vianden (approx. 120 miles)
Today we leave Germany with views over the Mosel Valley. We’ll make a visit to the Harley dealer in Trier before travelling through the beautiful countryside of Luxembourg and on our hotel in the centre of picturesque Vianden. As there are plenty of restaurants in town we will be free to eat out tonight.
Day 12. Thursday July 20th. Vianden to Dinant (approx. 100 miles)
We leave Luxembourg crossing the farmlands, through the forests of Belgium and Petite Swiss region and into Belgium and the area famous for the Battle of the Bulge. Our final night of the tour and our hotel sits surrounded by woodland on the outskirts of Dinant. Tonight dinner with wine is included.
Day 13. Friday July 21st. Dinant to Calais (approx. 180 miles)
We take a main road & motorway route back to Calais for an afternoon crossing to Dover.
Total tour mileage approximately 1,600 (not including any mileage on days off)
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We would just like to say that each of the trips we did with you were fantastic, we met some great new friends and caught up with some old ones as well. The variety of roads and the scenery made each trip unique and rewarding.