This tour takes you to the scenic, heavily forested region of the Belgian Ardennes and into the area of Luxembourg known as Petite Suisse. On our visit to Germany we ride across the German Eiffel’s and down the river Mosel before our return journey through Belgium and the last night in France.
Day 1. Saturday August 20th. Calais to Dinant (approx. 195 miles)
We take an early morning ferry from Dover to Calais. To crunch some miles we have the first 80 on motorway until we reach Cambrai. From here it’s back roads to Belgium, following the River Meuse (famous as the river in the Battle of the Bulge) until we reach Dinant in the beautiful Ardennes. The hotel is hidden away on the outskirts of Dinant and dinner with wine is included tonight.
Day 2. Sunday August 21st. Dinant to Vianden (approx. 100 miles)
Off to Luxembourg through the forests and over the high hills of the Ardennes before stopping in St. Hubert, a famous hunting town. Then via Bastogne to Luxembourg and our hotel for the next two nights in Vianden. Overlooked by its hilltop castle and hidden away beneath the forested hills, Vianden stands on the river Our and was a frequent haunt of Victor Hugo. It is a charming town and not to be missed so we are free to eat out tonight.
Day 3. Monday August 22nd. Day off in Vianden or a ride out to Germany (approx. 130 miles)
If you prefer, you can take the day off to explore Vianden and maybe take the ski lift to the hilltop overlooking the Castle. Or, join a ride-out to Bernkastle-Kues, a quintessential German town, full of old timber framed buildings and which stands on the banks of the Mosel River. After lunch in this quaint town we follow the Mosel until we reach Trier where we’ll visit the Harley dealership (if open). From here we head back to Vianden where we will be free to eat out.
Day 4. Tuesday August 23rd. Vianden to Chamouille (approx. 170 miles)
We leave Luxembourg crossing the farmlands and forests of Belgium then on to the rolling countryside of Picardy in northern France to our final night of the tour. Tonight’s hotel sits on a lake and every room has a balcony or patio over-looking it, a tranquil spot in the heart of the Chemin des Dames. Tonight dinner with wine is included.
Day 5. Wednesday August 24th. Chamouille to Calais (approx. 150 miles)
We take a cross country route back to Calais for an afternoon crossing to Dover.
Total mileage approx. 745
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N.B. If you do not require the ferry crossing, deduct £75 per motorcycle.
Thank you for an amazing tour, fantastic scenery and some of the best motorcycling we have ever done.