This tour starts and finishes at Dover and will be fully hosted & led for the duration of the tour.
This tour is all about the magnificent country roads and stunning scenery as we follow the course of some of Germany’s famous rivers – including the Mosel, Main, Rhine and Danube – as well as visiting some of their impressive riverside castles. So you can expect spectacular views, timber-framed towns and villages, historical castles and of course some of the best riding roads in Germany.
The 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.
The group will be accompanied by a support van to carry luggage, so you don’t have to worry about securing it on your bike and riding with it for the duration of the tour.
Day 1. Saturday September 2. Calais to Namur (approx. 170 miles)
Leaving Calais we head cross-country to pick up the motorway to by-pass Lille and on to Belgium. Leaving the motorway at Mons we make our way, via Binche, cross-country towards the River Meuse which we follow south to our four-star hotel in Anhee on the outskirts of Namur. Dinner with wine is included tonight.
Day 2. Sunday September 3. Namur to Trier (approx. 130 miles)
This morning we continue to follow the Meuse to Bastogne, an area known for the WW2 Battle of the Bulge. We visit Clervaux and Vianden and continue through the countryside, via Luxembourg, until we reach Trier in Germany. The Porta Negra, an old Roman gateway, still stands here and our centrally located four-star hotel means you have time to explore before eating out in Germany’s oldest town.
Day 3. Monday September 4. Trier to St. Goar (approx. 160 miles)
Today we run along the edge of the Mosel River and take breaks in the quaint old towns of Bernkastle and Cochem. Onwards to Koblenz where we meet and follow the impressive Rhine, which we follow south until we reach our castle hotel who's battlements terrace has views across the Rhine and down the Loreley Valley. Tonight dinner with wine is included.
Day 4. Tuesday September 5. St. Goar to Wurzburg (approx. 160 miles)
This morning we continue along the banks of the Rhine to Rudesheim where we then head via Gross-Gerau and the ruins of Frankenstein’s Castle. From here to Miltenberg on the banks of the River Main. Following the Main we make our way to our riverside hotel in Wurzburg. Tonight you are free to eat out.
Day 5. Wednesday September 6. Wurzburg to Nuremberg (approx. 75 miles)
Leaving Wurzburg we go cross-country, via Neustadt, until we get to Nuremberg and our centrally located hotel for the next two nights. The city lies on the Pegnitz River and the Main-Danube Canal. Tonight you are free to eat out.
Day 6. Thursday September 7. Day off in Nuremberg
Visit the Imperial castle (one of Europe’s largest) and the old walled town with its quaint half-timbered houses which transport you back to times gone by. Enjoy the bars and restaurants and you are once again free to eat out in this historic city.
Day 7. Friday September 8. Nuremberg to Passau (approx. 170 miles)
Today we go via Riedenburg to Kelheim which sits on the confluence of the Altmuhl & Danube Rivers. Then via Straubing to Deggendorf after which we follow the Danube to Passau which sits on the Austrian border as well as being the meeting point of the Danube, Ilz and Inn River. Tonight’s four-star hotel is on the riverside in the old quarter and is overlooked by the 13th century hilltop fortress. Tonight you are free to eat out.
Day 8. Saturday September 9. Day off in Passau
Explore this lovely city. Passau lies at the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers and is known as the Three Rivers City. It is overlooked by the Veste Oberhaus, a 13th-century hilltop fortress housing a city museum and observation tower. The old town below is known for its baroque architecture, including St. Stephen's Cathedral, featuring distinctive onion-domed towers and an organ with 17,974 pipes. Tonight you are free to eat out.
Day 9. Sunday September 10. Passau to Bamberg (approx. 190 miles)
We head north this morning, to Bodenmais in the Zeller valley, through the forest of the Silberberg Mountain and on to Cham. From here to head to Amberg, Konigstein and then the fabulous roads through the forests and mountains of Bavaria before arriving at our hotel in Bamberg. Tonight you are free to eat out in this beautiful old town which sits on the banks of the Danube.
Day 10. Monday September 11. Bamberg to Limburg (approx. 190 miles)
As we leave Bamberg we pick up the autobahn briefly before arriving in Schweinfurt and ride through the Naturparks to Hanau. After Hanau we again join the autobahn briefly to avoid busy Frankfurt and then on to Wetzlar before arriving at our hotel in Limburg on the banks of the River Lahn. Once again you are free to eat out tonight.
Day 11. Tuesday September 12. Limburg to Liege (approx. 170 miles)
Today we head back to the Rhine and run alongside it, via the site of the famous bridge at Remagen, until we reach Konigswinter. From here we make our way to Belgium via Euskirchen and Monschau in the region of the Fagnes-Eifels. Tonight’s four-star hotel in Liege stands on the River Meuse and dinner with wine is included.
Day 12. Wednesday September 13. Liege to Ypres (approx. 150 miles)
Leaving Liege we make our way via Wavre and battlefield of Waterloo before heading to our hotel in central Ypres. Take the evening to visit the Menin gate for the daily Last Post before eating out in this lovely old town.
Day 13. Thursday September 14. Ypres to Calais (approx. 55 miles)
A run back to Calais in time for an early afternoon crossing back to the UK.
Total tour mileage approx. 1,620
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Rider & pillion
Rider sharing a room
Rider, single room
N.B. If you do not require the ferry crossing, deduct £100 per motorcycle.
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