SELF-GUIDED VOSGES MOUNTAINS AND B500 MOTORCYCLE TOUR FRANCE
Round-topped mountains, lakes and forests make it an idyllic playground for motorcyclists of all ages and all experiences.
After a couple of days soaking up the hairpin bends, the long sweeping mountain passes and the stunning landscapes, you will head for Germany to begin your ascent up the famous B500. Famously listed as one of the best scenic biking roads in Europe, this stunning road always leave a giant grin on every bikers face. Descend into Eastern France and head for the Vosges Mountains on this affordable budget short break French motorcycle tour. Impressive by its grandness, the Vosges Mountains in Eastern France covers a large area of the Alsacian territory.
|Choose your own dates!|
|5 Days touring the French Vosges Mountains finished off with a run up the B500 in Germany’s Black Forest|
|Eurotunnel return fare included from Folkestone to Calais with clear and concise instructions on how to get through customs etc|
|4 Nights 3* Hotel Accommodation included with a full buffet breakfast included each morning. Some hotels may have pools or spas and all have restaurants|
|This is a very scenic tour of the Vosges Mountains and countryside. Predominantly lined with tall pine trees and beautiful picturesque towns and villages|
|You will have the benefit of a Virtual Tour Guide on your Self-guided tour|
|We provide you with daily gps routes for your peace of mind and reference that will take you to the hotel front door!|
|Longest day is the transit day from Calais to Nancy – thereafter until the last day the average daily miles is 180 miles. Longest day 350 miles|
|A full buffet breakfast each morning is included as well as some delicious food available in the restaurants during the evening (lunch & dinner not included)|
|Itinerary included as well as suggestions where to stop and soak up some the best features on route|
This is an ideal motorcycle tour for both beginners to touring and of course more seasoned bikers who want to discover the Vosges Mountains and have a taste of the Black Forest in Germany. Also ideal if you prefer a shorter motorcycle holiday due to time constraints etc
Enjoy 3* hotel accommodation with buffet breakfast each morning and delicious food available each evening in the restaurants. This is a really nice tour with beautiful scenery, amazing roads to enhance and improve your riding skills with support from one of representatives throughout your tour.
This tour is a good starting ground for bigger things to come. Most riders who ride the Vosges B500 Mountains Motorcycle Tour go on to book a more adventurous tour with us.
Choose when you want to go; best times are from end of May to October
Or why not join us on one of our group tours to the Vosges Mountains – see here
DAY 1 - Calais to Bitche
- Arrive at Eurotunnel Terminal Folkestone J11a off the M20 – Full details given
- Arrival time 07.30 – Train departs 08.20
- Remember clocks go forward one hour when in France!
You then head through Belgium, Luxembourg and into France for your first day on this tour. Unfortunately it is a “transit” day, which, means your main purpose is to make up the miles to line you up for the mountains tomorrow.
Mileage: 350 miles
Riding time: 6 hours
DAY 2 - Vosges Mountains
After a satisfying night’s rest and recuperation you head for The Vosges Mountains. Vosges, the third most wooded département in France, boasts a stunning natural environment consisting of world-famous thermal springs, waterfalls, mountain lakes, the Vosges mountains, unspoiled flora, rivers and magnificent fir forests. Combine all these beautiful scenic elements and throw in some gorgeous twisty bendy curvy roads and voila, you have the ingredients for a fantastic time, good weather and some of the best riding you will find for miles.
You rest for the evening in the heart of Vosges.
Mileage: 180 miles
Riding time: 5 hours
DAY 3 - Vosges Mountains 2nd Pass
Off to Germany!
Just when you thought it was all over you’ll head back into the magical landscape of the Vosges Mountains for another pass. This time you’ll take a different route and stick to the Eastern side of the National Park where you’ll pass through The Grand Ballon (highest point) and experience some of the higher peaks. Heading back through the park with plenty of thrilling riding and a stop for lunch you continue your tour and head to Germany where you will stay in a hotel ready for the start of the B500.
Mileage: 190 miles
Riding time: 6 hours
DAY 4 - B500 in the Black Forest
Today you are on the B500 in Germany, some our customers have described this road as being as close as you can get to the perfect road in every way. Surface, turns, bends, curves, ascents and descents, beautiful landscapes, lakes and stunning villages. The road is predominantly filled with motorcyclists most of the year so it is a real buzz through and through. Miles and miles of pure riding bliss. Staying the night in a wonderful hotel in Bitche that serves fantastic food and you may even like to try some of the more intriguing dishes on the menu, such as frogs legs. But if not, there is always a juicy steak or a succulent salad
Mileage: 230 miles
Riding time: 7 hours
DAY 5 - Heading home
You head back to Calais today, via Luxembourg and Belgium on to Calais for your afternoon train back into Folkestone. There is an alternative and slightly quicker option of using the toll motorway, however, expect to pay £20-£25 in toll fees. your train check in time is 16.00 hours
Mileage: 369 miles
Riding time: 6 hours
You choose your own dates!
PRICES FOR 2018
- Rider & Pillion sharing a double or twin room – Only £949.00 inc VAT (total)
- Solo Rider with single hotel room – Only £799.00 inc VAT each
- 2 x Riders sharing a twin 3* hotel room – Only £499.00 inc VAT (each)
This option is only available for two riders booking at the same time
- Daily sat nav maps in gpx format
- Eurotunnel return fare
- 3* hotel bed & breakfast
- 24/7 support from GMT (direct line to tour guide)
- Comprehensive touring guide from GMT
Does not include;
- Hotel parking charges (if any)
- Meals other than stated
- Toll fees
- Entry fees
- Insurance or breakdown