Germany, Poland, Slovakia,Czech Republic
3 & 4 Star Hotels
150-300 miles ( longest day 350 miles)
Combination of Motorway, A,and B Roads
Suitable for Experienced riders who have ridden on the continent before
We take a step back in history with a visit to Germany and Poland.
NEW TOUR: This tour will appeal to those who are interested in history and events relating to WW2. Obviously Krakow is a long way, so riders should be prepared for several long days involving quite a lot of motorway work, however, we have tried to break it up into reasonable sections with interesting stops along the way.
Having taken an overnight ferry to Rotterdam (see departure choices) we cut across Holland and Germany to visit the dams associated with the 'dam buster' raids. The following day we enter former East Germany visiting the former border before enjoying the roads of the Harz Mountains.
A 2 night stop at Dresden is next, with the opportunity to visit Colditz Castle. We then complete our journey to Krakow where we stay for 3 nights. This gives us the time to explore the city, pay a visit to Auschwitz and ride the Tatra Mountains.
We will return via Brno in the Czeck Republic and the walled town of Rothenburg to our final overnight stop in Luxemburg. This will be quite a hard tour so I suggest it is more suitable for experienced riders and pillions.
This is an Escorted Tour which means that although the guide will be with you, you are responsible for doing your own navigation. We provide a Tour Pack which will include a full itinerary, suggested route directions, Gpx waypoints and hotel location. This system suits many people, as it allows them to ride at their own pace and style, either alone or in small groups. However, if it is your first time abroad, or you just prefer, you may ride with the guide, who will act as your escort throughout the tour.
Tour prices are inclusive of the following:
- Return Hull - Rotterdam ferry with en-suite cabin ( see departure choice for other crossings)
- 10 Nights' en-suite accommodation at 3 & 4 star hotel
- 10 Regional breakfasts
- 8 Evening meals
- Full use of the hotels' leisure facilities
- Route notes as appropriate - Gpx waypoints
- Guided Day tours
- Services of experienced Tour Guides (Dave & John)
- Meals onboard ferries
- Garage fees
- Entrance fees
- Transport to Auschwitz
Your hotels for this tour are a mixture of modern and traditional hotels. They have been chosen for their locations and being motorcycle-friendly, and have either 3 or 4 star ratings. All accommodation is en-suite and includes the facilities you would expect of hotels of this class. Your stay includes use of the hotels' leisure facilities including swimming pools so you may wish to take your swimming gear.
Some evening meals have been included, however, we give you the freedom to eat out on several occasions.
Tuesday 27th August : Today you will catch the overnight ferry from Hull to Rotterdam. (see departure choice). You are able to board early evening, allowing you plenty of time to relax and enjoy the great onboard facilities. A 4 berth en-suite cabin (for 2) is included in your crossing. The ferry will dock the following morning, giving you the full day to make your way to the first night's hotel.
Should you wish to use the Eurotunnel instead, you would have to travel today and stop somewhere overnight, due to the distance we must cover tomorrow.
Wednesday 28th August: (280 miles): Crossing into Germany we stop at the Mohne dam which was breached by the RAF in the so called 'Dambuster raid', we then continue onto the Eder dam which was the other that was breached. Here we stop for the night. 4 star hotel, Dinner, B&B.
Thursday 29th August (145 miles): Short ride today, but it gives us chance to view part of the former Berlin Wall fence, before entering the Harz Mountains. Our stay tonight is at a hotel set in the Harz National Forest. You can relax in one of the hotels two pools before sitting down to an evening meal. 4 star hotel, Dinner, B&B.
Friday 30th August (181 miles): Fairly straight forward run to our next destination Dresden. I have routed to go through Colditz and have arranged an afternoon tour, alternatively you could visit whilst in Dresden. Our 2 night stay in Dresden is at a family run motorcycle friendly hotel ideally located for ride-outs or to visit the city. 3 star hotel, dinner, B&B.
Saturday 31st August (free day): A day to relax and take a sightseeing tour of Dresden.Although much of Dresden was destroyed by bombing in WW2 , today it is a beautiful city with classic architecture reconstructed from the old town. 3 star hotel, dinner, B&B.
Sunday 1st September (330 miles): Its a run down the motorway or you can enter the Czeck republic and do some cross country routes to our next destination Krakow. 4 star hotel, dinner, B&B.
Monday 2nd - Tuesday 3rd September ( two free days): Your hotel enjoys a riverside location just 400 yds from the old town. You can take a day off the bike as we have arranged transport and a guided tour of Auschwitz (optional). The hotels offers
If you prefer to ride, we have plotted a circular route for you around the Tatra Mountains. We again include dinner, but leave you to dine out on the last night so you can explore the city.
Wednesday 4th September (300 miles): We skirt the Tatra mountains and enter Slovakia , before heading westwards in the Czech republic. Our destination is Brno, perhaps better know by yourself as home to the Czech GP. 4 star hotel, Dinner, B&B.
Thursday 5th September (350 miles): Mixture of roads today as we leave the Czech republic behind and re-enter Germany. I have puposely pushed the mileage further than our normal to reach one of my favourite places, the lovely medieval walled town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Our hotel sits by the city gates, making it a short walk to look around and enjoy an evening meal at one of the restaurants. 3 star hotel, B&B.
Friday 6th September (240 miles): Much easier day as we cross the Rhine and the Mosel into Luxemburg. Our final hotel enjoys a countryside location and offers an indoor pool, sauna and a solarium. There is even a golf course, so don't forget your clubs.. 4 star hotel, Dinner, B&B.
Saturday 7th September (290 miles): We have plenty of time before our evening ferries so take some country roads through Luxemburg and Germany before completing our journey to Rotterdam.
Sunday 8th September: The ferry docks at 0900 hrs, giving us time to have breakfast and bid farewell to our fellow riders before making our way home.
Tour costs are based on a Hull - Rotterdam crossing, Harwich-Hook of Holland crossing are subject to availability and may incur additional costs.
Due to the distance from Calais to our first night stop in Germany, if you wished to use the Eurotunnel, it would be necessary to depart on Tuesday 27th August and stay somewhere overnight, catching up with the group the evening of the 28th. It is a relatively easier ride back from Luxemburg on the return. If you wish to do this please contact us and we can make arrangements.
As always, you may make your own arrangements and we will adjust costs accordingly.
Personal Travel & Breakdown Assistance Cover
On all European tours (including Southern Ireland) we require clients to take-out some form of Personal Travel and Accident/Breakdown cover. This is essential for repatriation of yourself and your motorcycle in the event of an accident or medical emergency. If you have an existing policy you should check that your company would repatriate your bike, even if undamaged, should you be unable to ride it (many do not!) .
We also strongly urge you to take out insurance that includes cancellation cover in the event of accident, illness or redundancy when you make your booking. Information on such companies can be found on our insurance page http://www.motorcycletours.co.uk/more/travel-insurance.html
Tour check List
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|Tour Cost (each)||Hull Crossing|
|1 bike, 2 persons, sharing a room||£1220|
|1 bike, 1 person, sharing a room||£1315|
|1 bike, 1 person, single occupancy||£1740 *|
|Deposit £100 per person||*based on single hotel room & cabin share on ferry|
note: all prices based on current VAT rates and Euro-GBP rates as of October 2018
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