As we’ve not been back for a few years we decided to make a return to this event, as
European Bike Week is one of the best in the biking calendar.
We travel down through France, across the German Eiffels and Rhine valley to Austria. We return via Austrian ski resorts, the Black Forrest and the High Vosges. A real adventure on minor roads to a fantastic rally.
Rest assured that this trip promises interesting scenery, beautiful stops and places of interest, pretty villages, sleepy hamlets and not forgetting the great biking roads!
Stopping in Reims, Nancy, Titisee, Kempten, Gerlos and 3 nights in Ossiach for European Bike Week. Returning via Kitzbuhel, Ulm & Zweibrucken & Chamouille. As usual, a support van is on hand to carry your luggage and assist with any problems.
It's a good one, not to be missed and this is probably the last time we will run this tour. So if you’ve always wanted to see it, this is your last chance with us!
Day 1. Saturday August 31st. 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 4-star hotel which has a swimming pool. Dinner with wine is included tonight.
Day 2. Sunday September 1st. 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, 4-star hotel is within walking distance of 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. At 10:45pm every night during the summer, there is a spectacular sound and light show with projections onto the buildings in the square.
Day 3. Monday September 2nd. 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 4-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. Tuesday September 3rd. Titisee to Kempten (approx. 160 miles)
After a brief main road start we cut into the countryside via Pfullendorf and the pretty town of Bad Waldsee. A brief motorway section takes us into Kempten and to our hotel, situated in the centre of the old town. Tonight you are free to eat out.
Day 5. Wednesday September 4th. Kempten to Gerlos (approx. 150 miles)
A quick motorway start to get us to the mountains and lakes, going via Plansee and Garmisch and along Lake Achensee. We then start our 1,600m climb with fantastic views before arriving in Gerlos and to our traditional mountain style hotel. Dinner with wine is included.
Day 6. Thursday September 5th. Gerlos to Ossiach (approx. 160 miles)
Via valleys, mountains and tunnels you’ll cross the Austrian Tyrol, then on to Ossiach and your hotel (only 12 miles from the hub of the Faaker See Rally) for the next three nights. Dinner with wine is included tonight.
Day 7. Friday September 6th.
A free day to visit to the rally and you are free to eat out tonight.
Day 8. Saturday September 7th.
A free day so you can go to the rally or join the famous lake ride. Once again you are free to eat out.
Day 9. Sunday September 8th. Ossiach to Kitzbuhel (approx 150 miles).
You start your return journey leaving behind this pretty area of Austria. Through the valleys and over the mountains using the Felbert Tunnel or Europe's highest road pass - the Grossglockner - and then on to Kitzbuhel. Your stay tonight is in a four-star hotel in the centre of this famous ski resort. Dinner with wine is included tonight.
Day 10. Monday September 9th. Kitzbuhel to Ulm (approx 200 miles).
As you cross back into Germany you ride through the lush green hills on the sweeping roads of the Alpenstrasse. Tonight you stay in Ulm, the birthplace of Albert Einstein and the home of the tallest church spire in the world. Dinner with wine is included tonight.
Day 11. Tuesday September 10th. 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 12. Wednesday September 11th. Zweibrucken to Chamouille (approx. 210 miles).
Leaving Zweibrucken you head back into France, towards the WWI killing fields of Verdun and then onwards to your final night’s stay at our lakeside hotel in the lovely Chemin des Dames region of Picardy. The hotel stands on the edge of a large lake and every room has a balcony or patio overlooking it. Dinner with wine is included tonight.
Day 13. Thursday September 12th. Chamouille to Calais (approx 160 miles).
Motorway and main roads today to get you back to Calais in time for a late afternoon crossing back to Dover.
Total tour mileage approx. 1,845 (not including any mileage while at the rally)
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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!