Southern England and Wales

This motorcycle tour leads us through the most beautiful and varied landscapes of Great Britain!

Pricing

Price
rider in double room (depending on number of participants and travel time): €2,349.00 $2,613.16 ?
pillion rider in double room (depending on number of participants and travel time): €2,199.00 $2,446.30 ?
Single room hotel (surcharge depending on number of participants and travel time): €499.00 $555.12 ?

Features

Features
11 elaborated day tours in southern England and Wales
Roadbook with hotel and route information.
Hotel accommodation: 10 x nights in good *** and **** star hotels. 10 x half board.
Ferry crossings: crossing Calais - Dover night ferry Hull - Rotterdam accommodation in 2-bed cabins, including large dinner and breakfast buffet!n!
Travel insurance certificate for the entire trip.
Luggage transport in escort vehicle to/from Krefeld from 15 participants on
Beverage service on the tours.
Not included features
Everything that is not specified under Benefits
Any tolls, entrance fees, visitor's tax, etc. that may be incurred.
individual luggage transport in escort vehicle possible by arrangement

More details

More details
Total distance: Approx. 3400 km from Krefeld, of which approx. 2800 km in southern England and Wales.
Daily stages: 200 - 310 km on site.
Road condition: Most of the time we use side roads, including some single track roads that are in good condition except for a few exceptions.
Riding skills: The motorcycle must be safely controlled on narrow and winding roads. Beginners and re-entrants should definitely complete a safety training course before participating!
Climate: Cornwall and Wales are located in the southwest of Great Britain and, thanks to the Gulf Stream, enjoy a fairly temperate maritime climate with mild summers. July and August are statistically the best months with the highest temperatures and the lowest rainfall for our trip. Still, you shouldn't leave your rain suit at home.
Special features: In Great Britain there is left-hand traffic, but this is no problem after a short period of acclimatisation.
Minimum number of participants: 15 riders
Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.

Through the seaside resorts on England's south coast, we travel to the world-famous stone circle of Stonehenge. Through Dartmoor National Park to the sandy beaches, cliffs and fishing villages of Cornwall. And along the west coast, spoiled by the mild Gulf Stream, we ride into the Exmoor National Park with its incomparably varied landscapes.

And if you think it can't get any nicer, the tour leads to Wales. Here we explore green valleys on quiet roads and enchanting single track roads between rolling hills and secluded lakes amid wild mountains. But we also don't miss the fantastic beaches and rugged cliffs along the coast!

Tour course:

Day 1: Arrival in the South of England.

Individual or joint journey from the Geismühle Ost service area (A57) to our ferry connection from Calais to Dover. From Dover we continue to our first accommodation, the Hotel Royal Victoria in Hastings.

Day 2: Seaside resorts and nature parks.

Today we let ourselves be enchanted by the flair of the seaside resorts Eastbourne and Brighton before we ride through the green hills and forests of the South Downs and the New Forest National Park. The New Forest was declared a "royal forest for deer hunting" in 1086 and is still 90% owned by the English Crown. When riding through the "forest" you have to pay special attention to the pony herds that live here half wild and do not always follow the traffic rules.

We will stay overnight in the hotel *** Mercure White Hart, in the middle of the old town of Salisbury.

Day 3: From Stonehenge to the Jurassic Coast.

Stonehenge is only a few kilometres north of Salisbury and is today the first destination to which we dedicate ourselves. The prehistoric stone circle fascinates every visitor, even if today (unfortunately) one can no longer march through the middle of the magic stones, as was possible and usual only a few years ago.

From Stonehenge we ride to a section of the south coast of England that has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for several years under the name Jurassic Coast. The beautiful coastal road takes us to the "Pearl of Dorset", the small port town of Lyme Regis.

Today we will spend the night in the modern Jurys Inn at the edge of the old town of Exeter.

Day 4: Through Dartmoor to Cornwall.

Directly behind Exeter begins the hilly moor and heath landscape of the [Dartmoor Dartmoor] that we cross in east-west direction. A few kilometres after the small town of Tavistock on the western edge of the Dartmoor, we reach the county of Cornwall.

This brings us to the most southwestern tip of England with its nice little harbour towns (e.g. Porthleven), its sandy beaches (e.g. Mounts Bay Beach) and steep cliffs (e.g. Bedruthan Steps). Along the coastal road we let the Atlantic wind blow around our noses and spend the night at the end of the day in the Hotel Bristol in the port city Newquay with a view to the sea.

Day 5: Along the Atlantic coast in Exmoor.

Today we ride north on the coastal road along Cornwall's west coast. On the way we take a look "over the cliff" at the Bedruthan Steps and have a coffee break at the Camelot Castle Hotel in Tintagel. From there you not only have a good view of Tintagel Castle, where the legend of King Arthus was born, you also get "the best coffee in Cornwall".

Another highlight of the day is the ride through the Valley of the Rocks to Lynton and from there on to the fishing village Lynmouth. From there we go to our accommodation for the next two nights, the Yarn Market Hotel in Dunster on the edge of the Exmoor.

Day six: Through the Exmoor.

Today we roam through the Exmoor National Park and mainly use Single Track Roads. The tour takes us through a moor and heathland landscape and narrow valleys cut deep into the plateau by rivers. But also along one of England's most spectacular coastal landscapes, with high cliffs and great views over the Bristol Channel.

Day 7: Off to Wales!

Although this is a connecting stage, on which we use a piece of motorway as an exception, on our way to Wales we will be mainly on side roads through beautiful landscapes of South Wales. And stop at the ruins of Tintern Abbey and Raglan Castle.

Our accommodation for the next three nights is the Belle Vue Royal Hotel in Aberystwyth.

Day 8: Day of rest.

Rest day - we do not offer a guided tour on this day. But of course there are enough sights in and around Aberystwyth which we can recommend and about which we will be happy to inform you.

Day 9: Mid Wales.

Today we take the mountainous Middle Wales, crossed by many rivers and streams, under our wheels and will often use Single Track Roads. Some of them are very narrow, but the traffic here is negligible. So we can enjoy the wonderful landscape directly from the motorcycle.

Day 10: Snowdonia.

The Snowdonia National Park, located in North Wales, impresses above all with its mountains up to 1000 meters high and its deep valleys. Almost a stark contrast to this is the coast with its long pebble beaches and small seaside resorts.

But also some interesting castles, like Harlech Castle and [https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caernarfon_Castle Caernarfon Castle), we will pass by and have a look at them.

Today we will stay at the Royal Oak Hotel in Betws-Y-Coed.

Day 11: Across northern England.

Since our ferry in Hull does not set sail until 20:30, we take a little more time on the way back across northern England, ride only a short distance on the motorway, and take some beautiful landscapes and sights along the way.

Day 12: Journey home.

Joint or individual journey home to Krefeld or home.