What our customers say about us
Michaela and I both had a great time which was in no doubt down to your combined hard work behind the scenes. Food, accommodation, routes and company were all first rate and made for a great experience which we both thoroughly enjoyed. I certainly learnt a lot riding in the group and to finally get the opportunity to put the bike through its paces on many and varied terrains.
Martin & Michaela Bland, 2022
Thanks for organising a great tour!
As with all road trip adventures, it is only when you are back you really appreciate what you have done.
Your tour was a pleasure and a privilege. I look forward to next years events.
Ian Wohlman, 2022
We wanted to say thank you so much for another great tour. It seems an age since we booked it but it was worth waiting for. Once again, great roads and lovely hotels.
See you on a tour next year.
Kim & Ann Cooper, 2022
First of all thanks for an enjoyable tour on Spain and Portugal. Liz and I really enjoyed the trip despite the weather. Secondly, please pencil us in for next year’s Italian Lakes tour.
Ken and Liz Jackson, 2018
Just a wow of a tour through the Pyrenees mountains nipping into France and back into Spain with terrific bendy roads that offered great challenges to our biking skills with fantastic views all around. The Parador accommodation each night was a bonus with beautiful architecture dating back hundreds of years but encasing modern standards with breath taking views. The weather was perfect as were the back roads across country. What could be better - it was some trip!
Johnny Ellis, 2016
Just a quick note to thank you for yet another amazing trip, we thought that you would be hard pressed to improve on the trip to Slovenia but this holiday was definitely the best.
As we know with most logistical events, hours and hours of background effort goes into making things appear smooth and simple and you excelled yourself with this one.
The hotels were perfect, the timings between stops were immaculately timed and your chosen routes were just sublime.
Even when things went a little wrong and one of the bikes failed there was no panic you just dropped into a well rehearsed plan loaded the bike onto the support van and we were on our way with clockwork precision.
The reason Hilary and I love your trips so much is that your winter work makes for a stress free trip with wonderful scenery thrown in.
It was lovely to make new friends and renew past acquaintances, hoping to see you in 2017
Barrie & Hilary Millett, 2016
A quick note to say many thanks for a superb tour, one of the best Spanish trips we have done, the dedication to the research of the route showed in every detail, we have seen real Spain in all its glory. We didn't think you could improve on the quality of roads we had previously experienced, but you did!! The hotels were excellent and the food quality very good. Great group of fellow tourers as well, who made the holiday so enjoyable and rallied round when our bike didn't!
Nice to Caroline again on a tour, albeit very briefly.
Apologies for the slight hassle with our bike, and many thanks for the help in getting the main problem repaired and the bike back on the road.
Steve & Liz Chorlton, 2016
We both wanted to say thank you so much for a great tour. We both thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The hotels, food and weather were all great. However, the main reason for us joining a Brettour is for the riding and that certainly did not disappoint. From day one the scenery was spectacular and the roads good quality.
Looking forward to see what you have in the planning for next year.
Once again thanks for a fabulous trip.
Ann and Kim Cooper, 2016
Lovely trip, the highlight for us was Cuenca. This magical place set in the mountains was truly magnificent.
Pauline and I found the whole trip one of the best we have undertaken, the accommodation first class, a truly relaxing break. Looking forward to riding with you again in 2017.
Ron & Pauline Mason, 2016
Thank you for yet another amazing trip down to Slovenia, a fantastic itinerary that even the challenging weather on the first half of the outbound leg could not spoil.
Some stunning hotels throughout with Lake Bled sticking in the memories for years to come.
A particular note of thanks to Steve for ensuring that our bags arrived with us at each location.
We enjoyed it so much we have booked another trip this year.
Barrie & Hilary Millett, 2016
Thank you again for a wonderful tour to the European Rally in Portoroz. The rain, well I put that down to experience!. We were a nice bunch, the hotels where beautiful and very good choice.
Michel Jacquin, 2016
Just a short note to say we love the pics from 2015.
We would also like to add 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.
Whole season was well organised with great choices of hotels and locations. Looking forward to joining you again next year.
Our thanks to you and Caroline for her behind the scenes organisation.
Neville and Jane, 2015
Thank you for a brilliant tour, the scenery was amazing with visits to parts of Spain that we had no idea existed.
Superb riding roads with are new riding friends being great company, please pass on a special thanks to Arthur who as a stand in driver did an fantastic job.
Once again Ron has excelled himself with an outstanding itinerary, hope to meet again in 2016
Barrie & Hilary Millett, 2015
I just wanted to say a big thank you for taking the time to make it such an unforgettable trip.
I can only imagine the amount of research and planning that was done to make what was effectively a 'ride to a rally' into a experience not to forget. Breath taking scenery, forgotten or should I say never discovered villages, roads you want to ride again and again, a trip into real Spain and it's cultural history with fabulous food and wonderful wine to round of every day! I must also mention the 'valley of the vultures' amazing, amazing, amazing! We had a great time and are already wondering what we will be discovering with Brettours next year!
David & Dominique Pierson, 2015
Many thanks for yet another great trip (Liz says best Spanish one ever) great roads, spectacular scenery, perfect travel days and excellent hotels; food was also very good in the hotels. Despite the rally we both enjoyed our time in Jerez aided perfectly by your alternative event at the race track, brilliant to be able to do that, most enjoyable and thank you very much for making it happen. Liz of course enjoyed her day at the Spanish riding school and is still going on about it. Both these places not on the itinerary but a very definite highlight.
Stephen & Liz Chorlton, 2015
Jane and I had a really good experience and a lovely adventure. The group was very welcoming to us “newbies” and Jane managed to hitch a ride in a number of pillion positions to sample what the different bikes were like. The CVO Breakout is not exactly the ideal two up touring machine!
Nick Stirling, 2015
Thanks for a really great trip. I have been on loads, and everyone of them was great but this was exceptional. Fantastic roads and great hotels. The pace was perfect as were the distance between stops.
I was at Warr’s today getting some service parts and bumped into someone. I didn’t recognise him, but he opened the conversation with “Did I meet you on Ron Brett’s tours?” So you are clearly part on the Harley-Davidson legend and must keep running the tours.
Look forward to riding with you again soon.
Vince Barber, 2014
Dave and I had probably one of the best holidays we have ever had. For us it ticked all the boxes. The scenery was breathtaking, the accommodation was fabulous, the food and wine that was on offer was very good and the fact that we could just enjoy the ride and not worry about map reading and where we were going to fuel up or where we were going to park etc,etc made it a really enjoyable experience, and one we can't wait to repeat!
We hope to see everyone at the next Brett holiday tour and maybe I'll be riding my own bike!! First lesson Saturday Look out!!
Thanks again for a really wonderful holiday.
Dominique & David Pierson, 2014
Thanks for a great trip, lovely people and good hotels, especially enjoyed Portugal as the scenery was fab.
Dawn & Pete Salmon, 2014
Back home safely and looking forward to next year (and on that note just ordered an CVO ultra), had a great time cannot thank you enough for making it so good, met loads of nice people and gained a few friends had a great time “what's next?”
Wayne & Zena Yorath, 2014
Ron, again thank you, a great trip and the feedback on the ferry was very positive form everyone, I must admit Spain is growing on me and I cannot get over the empty winding roads that just go on for ever and ever...
Martin Paine, 2014
Excellent trip. Good riding, splendid company etc. Got home safe and relatively dry. Hope the same was true for the rest of the crew. Many thanks for the (as ever) excellent organisation and execution of the tour.
Alastair & Elizabeth Robertson, 2013
Thank you and your support crew for a fantastic tour. It was even made better with having wall to wall sun shine most of the tour. Unheard of in these climes. The whole tour was good. Particularly Northern Germany was a revelation to me. Nice, varied and a really good holiday country. Berlin with its recent history was really interesting and the local cuisine great. And the cakes are to die for! The Baltic coast in Poland was much more than I expected. Moorish I’d think. Holland with its water ways and picture post card villages was really nice as well. A good choice as a summer tour.
Risto Kantolinna, 2013
Just a short message to say thanks. It was a really good tour made even better by good weather and the fact I had no incidents! The hotels were good as were the evening meals. I look forward to seeing next years tour list.
Colin Notman, 2013
A great tour through Germany, with Berlin definitely the “jewel in the crown”. Another successful tour, and a personal first for me, first tour where I did not need wet weather gear. The only real shower was over by the time we’d got the rain gear on, so I’m not counting that.
A good tour, with great people.
John Bone, 2013
Despite having done numerous tours with you over the last 10 years, you still never disappoint us.
Whilst 17 days seemed a long time when we booked this, we can honestly say there wasn’t a moment we were not entertained with spectacular scenery, great roads, fab hotels and delicious meals!
This tour has to be in our top 3 and we cannot stop talking about all we have seen and experienced.
Thank you so very much Ron & Caroline, for making yet another bike trip so memorable - we can’t wait to discover more of Europe next year. Special thanks also to the biking group who also made it such fun.
Fran & Bill Rothera, 2013
Great trip! Visiting Croatia and Slovenia on a tour was a must for us as we would not have otherwise gone there. Having said that what a fantastic part of the world, the scenery, friendliness of the people and the hotels and venues you chose for us to stay in were all excellent. In particular Split and Lake Bled were an excellent choice you made. We will most likely visit again sometime in the future.
Good mixed group of riders and pillions that all bonded well, some that we knew from previous tours assisted by Steve and Carol on backup and Barry and Marion bringing up the rear in the van (mostly full of all the girls luggage) made the whole holiday fantastic.
Thanks again for all your help and patience with us all and for Caroline's help behind the scenes.
Neville & Jane, 2013
Thank you for an amazing tour, fantastic scenery and some of the best motorcycling we have ever done. A special thank you to the back-up crew Steve and Carol and Johnny (Spielburg) on the camera.
Barrie & Hilary Millett, 2013
Just a quick note to praise yet again your enterprise and skills with our latest completed tour. We don't know where the two weeks went and it is only when we look back at the photographs and itinerary that we realise what a tremendous amount we covered in a relatively short period of time. The route and stops were as always excellent, and to us more important than the intended destination, great hotels in superb locations, that put together with a friendly and entertaining group of people made a perfect trip for us.
Steve & Liz Chorlton, 2013
This is to say major thank you for two very memorable weeks. The tour to Rome fulfilled all expectations and beyond. The sights were ones that will never be forgotten along with ALL the people who made this an incredible time in our lives. I am sure that we will meet again. We are not surprised that you come so highly recommended. You deserve it.
Trevor and Robyn Gallan from South Africa, 2013
We have so enjoyed our first trip with you on the special Harley 110th Anniversary trip to Rome. It was an excellent tour and we can only guess at how much effort and planning had gone into putting it all together. The hotels were great and there was not one uncomfortable bed or a lumpy pillow! What a support team you have, our saviours on a few occasions, so we couldn't thank them enough either. We have chortled at so many funny moments. We look forward to meeting up with you again on another trip. Very many thanks for a wonderful experience and for getting us there and back safely.
Rob & Christine Posselt , 2013
Thank for an excellent tour to Rome, Maddy and I enjoyed it immensely.
Nigel & Madeleine Cook, 2013
Memories of a great tour which Jenny and I thought was one of the best we have done mainly due to the route back and some new faces that made the tour more enjoyable for everyone.
Simon & Jenny Turl, 2013
We just wanted to say what a fantastic holiday we had on the Rome tour - Everything you arranged or provided was top notch and the company was great. We're missing the start whistle already and will definitely be back for another next year.
Bruce Renfrew & Renia Lacny, 2013
Thank you both for everything from start to finish. As usual, you have put together a wonderful trip with great scenery and stops, good food and lots of laughs with wonderful new friends.
Visiting Rome will be one of my life highlights, for sure.
Alex Poulos & Suzanne Webb from the USA, 2013
Just a short note to thank you once again for yet another memorable trip. What could have been a disappointment because of the Brittany Ferry strike turned out to be thoroughly enjoyable adventure despite the soaking that we all endured on the journey from Calais to Santander, ironically the entire planned Spain and Portugal tour was totally rain free.
I should like to say that your handling of the situation in sorting out an alternative crossing from Dover and the last minute hotels you booked en-route to Spain was really well organised. Sadly this was the last trip this year so we shall have to wait until Christmas to find out what delights are in store for 2013. I wait with baited breath.
Neville Wenham, 2012
Just to say how much I enjoyed the Faaker See Tour. It exceeded all expectations and I will always remember this one because it was - SO INTERESTING. Beautiful scenery and the riding through the undulating country side was...just wonderful - to say nothing of the Faaker See experience itself. Where did all those bikes come from!
A great piece of planning on your part Ron - right up there with the "Château Med" and the "Great Escape" trips.
For me cities are out - but mountains and beautiful landscapes with historical interest along the way are very much in!
Once again - well done and thanks.
Johnny Ellis, 2012
Just a few words to thank you both for making our first touring holiday with Harley Davidson and Brettours an absolutely fantastic experience. Right from the booking process and the initial phone enquiries we were made to feel extremely welcome. The accommodation was first class and the preparation which had gone into finding some of the best roads possible was second to none. The eclectic mix of fellow riders made the whole trip amusing and thoroughly enjoyable and we are looking forward to hopefully meeting up with some of the guys in the not to distant future. Could you please keep us up to speed with any future trips as next year is already being planned.
Once again thank you both so much for the time and effort you put in to make our holiday an absolute pleasure.
Darren & Julie Lycett, 2012
What can I say...another brilliant tour. You are the master of the unspoiled traffic-free continental roads. I had a ball...when I woke up this morning I wanted to point my bike at Dover and start the whole thing over again! See you as soon as time and family will allow.
James Becker, 2012
I wished to let you know that I thoroughly enjoyed the trip and wanted to thank you for the tremendously professional Tour that you always provide. It's always great to hang out with you, share some laughs and hang out with what always proves an interesting group
Scott Franklin, 2012
Thank you once again for a brilliant tour. It was absolutely 10/10! I enjoyed every minute.
Henry Bennett, 2012
Many thanks Ron for an excellent tour. Great riding, good hotels, food really good and company great. Good fun! Even the weather was OK. Still. I’ll come back about next year
Risto Kantolinna, 2011
Just a few lines to say how much Sheila & I enjoyed the tour. The organisation was superb, as usual & hotels in Spain & Portugal were excellent.
Stuart & Sheila Vousden, 2011
Just wanted to say thank you to you and Ron for the hard work that obviously went into the Ardennes trip. I had a great time and enjoyed getting to know some of your team and regulars including Julian and that Dutch girl, Mel van Driver. I was especially pleased that Ron took the time to fit in the Menin Gate visit. See you on a future trip
Peter Surrall, 2011
Great tour...time out of my life. I am suffering from withdrawal. Already testing to see if I can get another go... thank you both for all of your efforts and care.
James Becker, 2011
I only had one shot - the perfect biking holiday - or she'd never go near a bike again! Thanks to you both I now have one enthusiastic Biker Babe! I must add that whilst I may not be an expert, I've now been on four tours - USA Sturgis, South Africa, and two HOG Touring Rides: European Bike Week Faaker See & Spain. They were all bloody good but yours were the BEST! Thanks to you I can now share my love of bikes & trips!
Alan Morton, 2010
The Faaker See trip was excellent Ron; now hurry up with publicising all of next year’s tours!
John Bone, 2010
Swiss Lakes trip over and done with and was yet another great trip. It was all topped off by getting the Champagne home safely. Thanks again Ron and roll on next year.
Colin Notman, 2010
Thank you for the best tour that we have done to date!! We did not want to come home! The hotels were good, the food was good and the tour itself was very interesting. We had a wonderful time with a great crowd of people and have made some very good friends with whom we will keep in touch.
Thank you both once again for a fabulous holiday.
Keith & Jan Naylor, 2010
Many thanks for a great trip...here’s to the next!
Siobhan Branagh, 2010
Just wanted to say thanks to you for a great tour. Really enjoyed the whole experience! Let me know in time about next year’s tours, please
Risto Kantolinna, 2010
Thanks for a brilliant holiday.......again
Douglas and Margaret Campbell, 2010
Back from the Spanish Tour and yet another triumph for Ron and the team. A good time had by all, especially me!
Colin Notman, 2010
I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the 2010 trip round Spain and France. As usual the company was great and the routes were absolutely spectacular. I will be back next year.
Philip Duncan, 2010
Salue from Switzerland! Daniel and I were completely satisfied and thoroughly enjoyed the tour.
Despite the occasional spot of bad weather we all carried on in good humour and the joy of a Harley ride. The tour was superbly organized and we will definitely ride with you again. We hope for a new joint adventure with HOG Touring Rides.
Ursula and Daniel Ammon from Switzerland, 2010
Thanks very much for yet another great tour. The Hotels were absolutely fantastic and we adored the Mercure Emeraude in Dinard. Great riding as always, and although it was a shame that what should have been the most spectacular day of all was also the wettest however it didn’t spoil it at all!
Steve & Liz Chorlton, 2010
A BIG thanks for a great trip!
Martin Paine, 2010
Thanks for a brilliant tour. We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of it, from the organisation of the hotels and the spectacular route to the attention getting whistle blows. It was great to meet other bikers and I think everyone felt they were part of the team!
Mike & Lorna Graydon UAE, 2009
Thanks to both of you for my latest trip round Normandy, Brittany and the Loire valley. As usual the company was great and we visited parts of France that most tourists don't see. Apart from a few minor problems with my bike I did appreciate winning the Piston Broke award and hope to have identified and cured the squeak on my bike before next year. Even if I don't, I'll still be joining you.
Philip Duncan, 2009
Just a short note to say thanks again for a great tour. It was so pleasant in the dry! Good hotels and food, what more could I want. Looking forward now to Spain.
Colin Notman, 2009
I just wanted to say thanks again for yet another great trip. All your hard work and planning as usual paid off to make this trip as enjoyable as all the others that I've done over the past TEN YEARS!! Great Paradores and Hotels plus really good choice of routes through passes and gorges together with a really friendly crowd of people made this trip as good as it was. Roll on next year as I certainly will be back!!
Ralph Scevity, 2009
We are just getting used to normal life again after a superb two weeks in France on your tour. We cannot express enough our praise at your skills in organising and running these tours.
The route was fantastic, seeing parts of France we never knew existed, fabulous roads and great fun to ride through the Gorges of the Tarn. Good choice, location and mixture of Chateaux and hotels, seems you even managed to sort out some fantastic weather for us. Every minute of the trip was enjoyable and we have met again, a great group of people, some whom we knew from out last tour with you and have made some new friends as well.
Your merry team also deserve our thanks especially Steve & Carol who did a sterling job with the van and the luggage.
Can't wait for the next one.
Liz & Stephen Chorlton, 2009
Just a quick note to thank Ron and the crew for a fantastic trip. Being my first outing with you I did not know what to expect but I did not think it would be this good!! Chateau de Fere is an excellent venue and the ride outs in this part of the world were great. The thing that really made it for me was the camaraderie of the other riders, the non-stop mickey taking and the friendly environment. I have not laughed so much in a long time. Hope to see you again on another trip next year.
Martin Paine, 2009
We'd just like to say thanks (again) for a great tour, good to meet you and all the gang. Really good laugh (Jan didn't stop laughing & peeing) with a very friendly and interesting bunch of people. See you again next year.
Neil & Jan Harrison, 2009
We had a really fantastic weekend and meet very pleasant and friendly people, it was a pleasure to spend time with your company. The chateaux were lovely, the food was good and the ride outs went to some beautiful towns and villages
Patrick & Pascale Plovyt from Belgium, 2009
We just wanted to say how much we enjoyed the Spain & Portugal Tour in September. It had been some 27 years since Stephen last did a European motorcycle trip and that was camping! At this trip was Liz's first ever journey over 40 miles on the back of the recently acquired Road King and more to the point on the back of any motorcycle,a baptism of fire. Each experience for both of us was absolutely fantastic! The best holiday we have had in years and entirely down to yourselves, together with your team. Okay the weather could have been better for the start of the trip, but the guidance from Ron and the company of our fellow tourers did not dampen our spirits and certainly by the time we got to Baiona a real holiday and party atmosphere set in and lasted for the duration. The tour route together with the choice of stops and accommodation were all first class and we appreciate how much effort is put into organising all of this and of course the excellent guidance of the Road captain.
Liz and Stephen Chorlton, 2008
Just wanted to say thank you so much another great tour. Another selection of lovely rides and stunning scenery. A couple of the hotels are worth a mention - Chateau de Salles and the Parador at Vielha - both first-class.
Ann & Kim Cooper, 2008
Just a quick letter to say "FANTASTIC TOUR". Having done several of your tours in the past, this was my personal favourite. The routes chosen were brilliant and interesting, particularly the roads through the Pyrenees and the Gorges - great fun. The accommodation was first class as usual and the Chateau de Salles in France, absolutely magnificent. We also had a very cosmopolitan group this year, with riders from Australia, America, South Africa and Ireland. Everybody got on well with each other which only added to an already fabulous trip. I'll certainly be back again next year.
Ralph Scevity, 2008
Thank you very much for organising a great holiday. So many varied experiences. Hopefully Angus and I will be back next year. I hope all your other tours this year are as successful.
Kate Grandfield, 2008
Just a short note to say a big "thank you" to you and all your team for a lovely trip to St. Tropez. A well organized trip all round.
Mike Harding, 2008
Just to say a big thank you for a most enjoyable tour, as I said on the last night, you are "a great tour leader and a great guy". Mary and I count it a privilege to ride with you and look forward to doing so again.
Trevor Harvey, 2008
Just a short note to thank you guys once again we had a fantastic time. Have some great pics and good memories. Until the next time...
Neville and Jane, 2008
Many thanks for another great trip. Chris and I had never been to northern Italy before, and we were both really impressed with the scenery, the people and the food (especially the pizzas). Definitely worth another trip to that area.
Andy Bransom, 2008
I just wanted to thank you once again for the trip now that I am safe and sound back in Dubai.
We had an absolute blast and enjoyed every minute of it. It was so good to be able to see so much beautiful countryside and ride such great roads after the sand and concrete of the Middle East and to do this with a great bunch of people was the icing on the cake.
We have nothing but praise for the organisation which made everything go so smoothly. As a project manager myself, I know that this is a reflection of the amount of effort put in behind the scenes, so our thanks to all involved.
You will definitely be seeing us again in the future.
Andy Hewitt from Dubai, 2008
Just a quick email to say thank you for a great trip, Andrea and I really enjoyed ourselves and can't wait to go on another trip with yourselves.
Paula Wood, 2008
We did not manage to say goodbye to Ron in Santander. Would you please pass on our thanks to him for yet another brilliant holiday. He did a great job and we are looking forward to our tours next year.
Keith & Janet Naylor, Eric Lidster, 2008
We wanted to write straight away and thank you for a great weekend in France.
The tour was excellent as was the accommodation but as first timers we found the friendship amongst the group really made the trip. To spend time riding with likeminded individuals in a lovely region whilst Ron and the team worry about the fuel and food stops makes the pleasure of riding the bike even better.
We look forward to seeing the 2009 tours and will definitely be back.
Jenny & Simon Turl, 2008
Our trip with you was great. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Hotels good and the organisation superb.
Stuart Vousden, 2008
Thanks again for the awesome riding and fabulous organisation. Looking forward to receiving next years brochure.
Kim and Ann Cooper, 2007
Many thanks for the great trip. I look forward to being able to book a few more next year.
Colin Notman, 2007
Just a quick note to say how much I enjoyed the recent Italian tour. I thought the hotels and the route was just great, and it was good to see everyone again. Roll on next year! I only wish I had more time to do more trips!
Ralph Scevity, 2007
A great tour. Your Road Captain leadership and support team provided excellent service, not forgetting the office staff. It was great having a good cross section of riders and I'm looking forward to the 2008 tour details.
Roger Sherlow, 2007
Many, many thanks for another great tour. Some more great riding roads and some great weather - with the exception of the bit of precipitation we had in Geneva! The hotels were also great especially the one in Montreux. Very much looking forward to the Spain tour in September - we're counting the weeks already.
Kim and Ann Cooper, 2007
Hi everyone at Brettours,
Just returned from your trip to Fuengirola and had to write to say it was nothing like i expected. It was absolutely brilliant.
Steve and Carol were absolute stars and deserve a medal, so well organized we want to go again. Words cannot express how good it was. Made a few new friends, found great roads and scenery....Brilliant. Many thanks to everyone involved in making this first trip so special.
John Nicholls and Mick Cannon, 2007
Just a quick line to say how much I enjoyed my first Official Harley trip. Steve and Carol were lovely hosts and looked after us all very well. Everything was organised beautifully. Many thanks.
Martin Waghorn, 2007
We also wanted to mention that we really had a fantastic time on the tour. We were very impressed with the organisation and everything ran really smoothly, with nothing for us to worry about except enjoying the ride! Ron certainly chooses some great biking roads and we're sure we'll be back on another tour sometime soon. The company was also great and we had some good laughs.
Cathy Navin, 2006
What can I say, both Susan and myself had a wonderful time with you on the recent 5 nations trip.This is certainly something we will, and have been promoting for others to take the ride. I have never returned from a holiday so relaxed. So many people at work remarked how well I looked. Naturally we were helped with the excellent weather during the trip, but the roads you selected, and the outstanding views were the best anybody could imagine. Susan took in excess of 800 photo's which have been whittled down to 600. Thank you for organising and planning a wonderful experience, we felt safe and secure the whole trip. Being part of the whole team, your management skills ensured that nobody was left out. (I did notice).
The hotels with their safe/secure parking were appreciated as was the excellent food being offered.
Alan Wise, 2005
We just wanted to say "Thank you" for a wonderful vacation. You guys are truly great. Our tour with you was one of the best vacations that we have ever had. As we indicated earlier, we plan to join you again for the Spain tour in 2006. Please send us the itinerary when it is available.
Cal and Ann Ollerhead from Canada, 2005
I just wanted to write you a quick note to thank you whilst the last few days are still fresh in my mind.
I was a little apprehensive when I booked myself onto the trip a few months ago, as I'm not used to travelling with an unknown bunch of people, particularly those of the "Harley" variety and also knowing that I would probably be one of the youngest participants!! The gale and the grey sky on Saturday morning didn't do much to help but as soon as the others started to arrive and the welcome packs handed out it was clear that you had put a lot of work into making the trip go as smoothly as possible and everyone was really very friendly. By the time we arrived back yesterday evening I must say I really didn't want to part company as I'd honestly had a fantastic time over the last few days. Despite the dodgy weather I can't say there was ever a moment that I regretted going on the trip and it is an experience that I will definitely repeat over the years to come (you never know I might even be able to persuade the wife to come next time!)
Again, many thanks for your extremely professional service and the warm and friendly atmosphere; please also thank Julian and Sonya for me. I'll be sure to tell everyone that I can about the "Rolling Thunder" in Normandy tour! Looking forward to joining you again in the near future - please be sure to keep me on your mailing list!
Richard Adler, 2005
Having just completed the Belgium Ardennes trip we had to write to say a BIG THANK YOU for another wonderful tour. Once again everything was really well organised and the riding was fantastic. We didn't realise that Belgium had such wonderful scenery. Thanks also go to Carol and Steve and Barry and Marian for 'looking out for us'. We can't wait for our next tour, which will be the 'Five Nations'. Enjoy your tours throughout the summer. See you in September.
Ann and Kim Cooper, 2005
Just a short note to say many, many thanks for a truly wonderful riding experience in the Ardennes this week. I'm suffering withdrawal symptoms as my mind keeps flashing back to Dinant and those great roads we rode on.
I telephoned HOG News UK today and spoke to Kylie, she asked me to do a 1000 word article with some photos and I said I would be pleased to oblige. I also told her what a great time Alex and I had on the tour and so the article will have nothing but the highest praise for you, your team and Brettours.
If I had to score the tour out of 100, I'd give it 110!
I have definitely been bitten by the touring bug, I've got the bike, the photos have been developed, I've watched the video, hell, I've even got the T shirt and so the bad news for you is that you will be seeing me again, so to quote the words of a famous terminator, ' I'LL BE BACK'!
Jon Hudson, 2005
Sitting in the small Czech restaurant, sipping strong coffee and watching the monger carts clattering down the ancient cobblestone street, I remember talking with my newly made friend Richard, an Englishman, whom I'd met on our H.O.G. Tour, about coming back to visit with him and his family. What a fantastic benefit of the tour I thought, making such wonderful new friends from other parts of the world.
Thanks to the spectacular scenery and fantastic motorcycling roads, we had many things to talk about each night over dinners made for us by country chefs. I suppose the conversation came more easily and friendship grew more quickly because of the common appreciation for Harleys, but the great selections of wine each night probably didn't hurt either.
Ron and Caroline, tour hosts, never missed a step in seeing to it that our hotels, meals and routes were fully attended to and in excellent order each day. Riding in the small group with Ron was always a joy. His roads, certainly ones I could never have found on my own, took us into the hearts of the most spectacular parts of each country we road through.
I thought to myself as I signed my wife Linda and me up for our next H.O.G. European Tour in Spain, that I it was all but certain to be memory-maker just like the two tours we'd completed with Ron and Caroline. The biggest problem we've encountered with HOG Tours, is waiting for the tour start date to get here!
Randy and Linda Prange from the USA, 2005
I would just like to reiterate my appreciation of a very well organised tour. The routes were obviously well planned and extremely enjoyable to ride along, and as a novice, at a pace that felt comfortable. (With the exception of a little dampness at times!) Having only ever done a few Sunday rideouts before the whole trip was something of an experience, and something I won't forget. I would certainly go on another one and recommend it to anyone. Thanks again to you, Caroline and all the support team.
Philip Stanton, 2005
Thanks for a brilliant four days with the 2004 HOG Battlefields Tour. It's nice when you had been looking forward to something SO MUCH when it turns out to be as good as you had hoped. I have come home with a stack of good memories, and some things I hadn't expected, like the Menin Gate ceremony - not a dry eye in the house!! Well done to you and Dave and your 'blocker', whose name I never learnt!
Michael Howers, 2004
A BIG, BIG thank you for guiding us on your Loire & Champagne Tour, we had the time of our lives. I won't forget the beautiful Chateau we stayed in and our final night Champagne tasting and the delicious dinner. As a new rider it has given me so much more confidence, it really felt great to be able to jump on my bike and just rider everyday along those long, empty, sweeping roads. We all survived the changing weather; even the rain furthered my experience in wet weather riding, following your guidance as Road Captain. I have come home from the tour a much better rider, made some good friends who we hope to meet up with next year on the Spanish Tour, so make sure you put us on the booking list.
Marie Ward, 2004
WE HAD A FANTASTIC TIME! WE COULDN'T HAVE BEEN HAPPIER WITH OUR EUROPEAN EXPERIENCE!
Jeff Dean & Donna Keily from the USA, 2004
Just a quick note to say thanks again for a brilliant trip, even better than last year's, and that's saying something!
I'm not too happy about Chris getting the 'Harley Babe' award, I've now found I'm married to a 'diva' - only joking, I think she deserves a medal for sitting for so long on the back of my Sporty!!
Been out today, done about 250 miles on some great roads, but it's not the same as Spain, never mind, it's better than nothing. Anyway, we're definitely up for another trip next year, not sure which one yet, so please make sure you send me details as soon as there're available. Take care and ride safe, see you both before too long.
Andy and Chris Bransom, 2003