CRUISE THE CASTLES OF THE ARDENNES

At a Glance

Tour Dates

04 Aug 2024 10 Aug 2024

03 Aug 2025 09 Aug 2025

Duration

7 Days

Tour Starts in

Folkestone, UK

Tour Leaders

Where We Ride

Travel Distance

Approx 750 miles

Difficulty

Roads

100% Tarmac

Hire Bikes

Available

Price From

1495 £
CRUISE THE CASTLES OF THE ARDENNES

Tour Overview

This new tour takes a relaxed pace as we explore the beautiful landscapes of the Ardennes, cruise the twists and turns through the rolling hills, and witness the extensive forests in one of natures unspoilt regions. You have the option to take two days away from the saddle and soak up the culture of the area, or join us on our optional daily ride-outs.

Travelling through France and into Belgium you reach the Semoir Valley. It’s here that we’ll stop overnight in a charming boutique hotel located in the village of Alle Sur Semois.

The next day you cross over into Luxembourg, where you stay for two nights beneath the striking Vianden Castle. One of the largest fortified castles west of the Rhine. It sits majestically upon a forested hilltop overlooking the town and the River Our. You have a free day here to visit the castle, ride Luxembourg’s only chair lift or enjoy a glass of your favourite tipple on the banks of the River Our.

Heading back into Belgium, your next destination is the small town of Bouillon, where again you stop for two nights staying in our hotel on the banks of the Semois. Visit the castle which was the ancestral home of Godfrey of Bouillon, the first European knight to breach the walls of Jerusalem during the first crusade and subsequently became the first ruler of the Kingdom of Jerusalem. Alternatively, walk along the banks of the Semois, soaking up the beauty of the area before popping into a local bar or restaurant to sample some of your favourite Trappist beer.

Our last overnight stop is perhaps the grandest as we stay in the imposing Château Fort Sedan, a property that dates back to the early 1400s and now houses a hotel – enabling us to end our trip in true medieval style.

It's a very nice region to visit. Absolutely nothing was too much trouble for Katrina.

Motorrad Tours welcome all makes and models of bike on tour. We also have a range of BMW bikes that you can hire. All our hire bikes for Classic and European Explorer Tours are current model BMW’s complete with ABS, Heated Grips, Panniers, Top Box, Tank Bag, Inner bags for all boxes and a pre programmed BMW Navigator GPS included.

Price option Solo Shared Single Room Solo Single Room *Rider and passenger
Riding Your Own Motorcycle 1495 1795 2195
Including an F800GS, F900GS or F900XR Hire Bike 2230 2530 2930
Including an R1300GS, R1250RS or R1250RT Hire Bike 2370 2670 3070
Including an S1000XR Hire Bike 2405 2705 3105
Including an R1250GS Adventure Hire Bike 2475 2775 3175
Including a K1600 Grand America Hire Bike 2510 2810 3210
* Rider and Passenger price is for both people, not per person.

HIRE BIKES:  If you are booking with a hire bike we will hand your bike over on the afternoon prior to the first tour day.  This will give you a chance to get familiar with the bike, make any adjustments, arrange your packing and not waste any time on the first day riding.

Day 1 An early morning tunnel crossing, followed by a quick ride through northern France, before we pick up the scenic roads of the Ardennes arriving at our hotel on the Semois

Day 2 A relatively short days sweeping through the forests and valleys of the Ardennes into Luxembourg to our destination of Vianden.

Day 3 A day off the bike to enjoy the culture and history of the area. Alternatively you could choose to explore further afield.

Day 4 More great riding today with time to stop and enjoy some of the best Belgian hospitality before we arrive at the picturesque town of Bouillon on the river Semois

Day 5 A day to relax in this beautiful medieval town, walk along the banks of the river, enjoy one of the many restaurants and take time to visit the imposing castle.

Day 6 Our last day to explore this region before heading back into France for our night in a medieval fort and a final group meal together.

Day 7 We head for the coast today and our train home but not before enjoying a final lunch in one of France's great town squares.

  • Ride the beautiful roads of the Ardennes
  • Visit medieval Bouillon castle
  • Visit Vianden castle
  • 3 Star and 4 Star hotels
  • One night in a Chateaux
  • Relaxed pace and easy mileage days

Very relaxing tour.

What's Included

  • Pre tour pack including tour information, Michelin maps, route notes and GPS routes in Garmin/BMW format
  • Electronic copy of the World of BMW Touring Essentials Book
  • Channel crossing from the UK to France and back
  • All accommodation as listed in 3* & 4* hotels
  • Welcome and farewell dinners (excludes beverages)
  • Plus dinner on the first night in Bouillon (excludes beverages)
  • Motorrad Tours Tour Leader throughout the Tour
  • Expert advice and support throughout
  • Commemorative polo shirt of all riders and pillions
  • The protection of booking with a fully bonded tour operator

Not Included

  • Fuel
  • Lunches
  • Dinners other than those listed
  • Travel Insurance
  • Anything not listed as included
Tour Availability
From To Days Nights

04-August-2024

10-August-2024

7

6

03-August-2025

09-August-2025

7

6

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