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7 Day The Heart of Europe Guided Motorcycle Tour France, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands

Brussels - Bouillon - Bastogne - Florenville - Chimay, Belgium; Luxembourg City - Echternach, Luxembourg; Trier - Monschau - Nürburg - Mosel, Germany; Maastricht - Vaals, Netherlands; Charleville-Mézières, France

Adventurous Motorcycle Tour through 5 European Countries

Ride 5 countries in 5 days, this is the challenge that Ride in Tours offer to accomplish on this motorcycle tour in the heart of Europe, straddling France, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands. These border regions, too little known by motorcycle travelers, offer a variety of landscapes and a cultural richness without commons. Schengen, Maastricht, Brussels, Luxembourg, names that are irreparably linked to the European construction and will be the guiding thread of this unusual motorcycle trip full of surprises.

Key information

  • Terrain: paved roads
  • Bike: rental (BMW models) or personal bike
  • Mileage: 1,149 kilometers / 714 miles
  • Daily rides: 190 - 262 kilometers / 119 - 163 miles
  • Meals: all breakfasts and 1 dinner

Highlights

  • Ride through the heart of Europe
  • Starts in Brussels and ends in Durbuy, Belgium
  • Ride on the historic racetrack of the Nürburgring
  • Feel the charm of Monschau and Durbuy historic villages
  • Cross the Ardennes massif near Bastogne
  • Ride the valleys of northern Luxembourg
  • Visit the famous Trappist abbeys
  • 6 nights' accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


5 riding days
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Accommodation

You will be accommodated in two and three-star hotels during this motorcycle tour.

Program

You will cross the Ardennes massif near Bastogne, place of Patton's resistance to the German counter-attack, visit the famous Trappist abbeys, ride the valleys of northern Luxemburg dominated by medieval fortresses and follow the tortuous valley of the Mosel until Trier. Adrenaline will be at its height when you will ride on the mythic historical racetrack of the Nurburgring. Finally, you will fall under the charm of the historic villages of Monschau and Durbuy which pride oneself on to be the smallest city in the world.

Day 1: Arrival in Brussels, Belgium

Arrival of participants in Brussels. Hotel check-in and group briefing. Dinner in old town Brussels.

Day 2: Brussels, Belgium - Bouillon, Belgium, 225 kilometers / 140 miles

First, you will stop on the battlefield site of Waterloo and then reach the Belgian Ardennes and the region of the 3 valleys. You enjoy a break in the ducal square of Charleville Mézières before riding the winding roads of the French Ardennes Valley which will lead you to the fortress of Bouillon through the valley of the Semois river.

Day 3: Bouillon, Belgium - Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, 240 kilometers / 150 miles

You will start this day with the Trappist abbey of Orval before heading to the fortified citadel of Montmédy and we will take advantage of a stop in Bastogne to honor the memory of the soldiers who died during the bloody battle of the Bulge in the Ardennes forest. Then, by the hilly roads of Luxembourg and the village of Esch Sur sure, you will reach the city of Luxembourg where you will stay.

Day 4: Luxembourg City, Luxembourg - Bernkastel Kues, Germany, 190 kilometers / 119 miles

You leave Luxembourg to ride all the most beautiful motorcycle roads in the north of the country including the famous road of the 7 castles and admire one of its jewels: Vianden. Then, you will join the Mosel river valley and its beautiful hillside used for vineyard and reach Bernkastel Kues, a typical German village.

Day 5: Bernkastel Kues - Monschau, Germany, 262 kilometers / 163 miles

You'll follow the valley of the Mosel river and its villages scattered along the river. After a coffee break in Cochem, you will leave the valley to enter the Eifel region. Enjoy a 20-kilometer lap ride of the legendary Nurburgring historical circuit before heading to one of the most beautiful German villages, Monschau, through the Eifel National Park.

Day 6: Monschau, Germany - Durbuy, Belgium, 232 kilometers / 145 miles

You leave Germany to enter The Netherlands in its highest part. After a stop at Vaalsberg where you can stand on 3 countries at the same time, you will head to the village of Valkenburg for lunch break. Then, you will return in Belgium in its most hilly part, and after crossing Spa Francorchamps, Malmédy and Stavelot, you will reach the ending point of your trip: Durbuy, a village lost in a valley that says to be the smallest city of the world.

Day 7: Departure from Durbuy, Belgium

Skill levels required for this tour

Beginner

  • can ride for 2-3 hours
  • minimal riding experience
  • assistance required
  • comfortable with curves and leans
  • basic experience with unsurfaced roads
  • short distance ascents and descents

Intermediate

  • can ride for 3-4 hours
  • average riding experience
  • little assistance required
  • comfortable with extreme curves and leans
  • average experience with unsurfaced roads
  • steep ascents and descents

Advanced

  • can ride for 5-6 hours
  • extensive riding experience
  • assistance on demand (if required)
  • experienced with riding a variety of motorcycles
  • comfortable with any terrain and weather conditions

Location

This motorcycle tour starts in Brussels, Belgium and ends in Durbuy, Belgium. The highlights of this tour include Belgium Ardennes forest, Mosel wine valley, historical villages of Bouillon, Echternach, Durbuy and Monschau, Nurburgring racetrack, Eifel region, Luxembourg City, abbey of Orval and Chimay, Ducale square of Charleville Mézières, and American Memorial of Mardasson in Bastogne.

Food

You will be served continental breakfasts and farewell dinner during this motorcycle tour.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Motorcycle rental with insurance (rental bike package)
  • A professional bilingual guide on a motorcycle leading the group
  • One 20-kilometer lap ride of the historic racetrack of Nurburgring
  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • Continental breakfasts
  • Farewell dinner
  • Information kit and road-book

What's not included

  • Transfer or flight to Brussels
  • Any other meals not included in the tour
  • Drinks and personal expenses
  • Fuel, parking
  • Riding equipment (helmet, jacket, gloves)
  • All other excursions not included in the package

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Brussels Airport (BRU) or Brussels South Charleroi Airport (CRL).

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

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Availability

Start: Sunday August 29, 2021
End: Saturday September 4, 2021

Pricing information

Please note that a single supplement applies if you wish to have your own, private single room:

  • Personal bike: 205 EUR
  • BMW F650GS / BMW F700GS: 758 EUR
  • BMW R1200RT / BMW LC1200GS: 700 EUR

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