"The Palatinate as a destination for a motorcycle tour?" was Klaus' disbelieving reaction when I suggested it to him.
|per rider in shared twin/double room||€699.00 $777.61 ?|
|per pillion passenger in shared twin/double room||€649.00 $721.99 ?|
|per person single room (surcharge)||€149.00 $165.76 ?|
|5 elaborated day tours with tour guide in groups of 6 - 8 motorcycles.|
|Roadbook with hotel and route information.|
|Beverage service on the tours.|
|Hotel accommodation: 4 x overnight stays in the ***-Hotel Gutshof Ziegelhütte. 4 x breakfast buffet. 4 x 3-course selection menu.|
|Travel insurance certificate for the entire journey.|
|Possible entrance fees, visitor's tax, etc.|
|Everything that is not listed under services|
|Total distance: About 1200 km from/to Euro Rest Park Waldlaubersheim|
|Daily stages: 240 - 300 km (on site).|
|Road condition: Mainly winding side roads with good asphalt.|
|Riding skills: On this tour experienced bikers have as much fun as beginners and re-starters.|
|Climate: Where already in March the almond trees blossom and the wine thrives like here, a mild climate must prevail! At our travel time you can expect temperatures around 15°C which are suitable for motorcyclists.|
|Minimum participants: 8 persons.|
|Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.|
As a native of the Palatinate, who knows his homeland like the back of his hand, I can only answer this question with a clear "yes" and could give some good arguments for it...
So I could write whole novels about the mild weather, the gently rolling hills along the German Wine Road, the winding roads through the Palatinate Forest, numerous castles, the hearty cuisine and the drinkable wines ... but I don't. Instead, I invite you to experience and enjoy all this together with me. And I would be really happy to show you my home!
Day 1: Arrival through the Palatinate.
Individual arrival at the Euro Rastpark Waldlaubersheim (directly on the A61) until 11:00 am.
After a lunch break together, the journey continues along national and country roads to our base hotel Gutshof Ziegelhütte in Edenkoben.
Individual arrival to the base hotel is possible.
Day 2: Castle Tour.
The "Castle Tour" takes us first to the famous Hambach Castle and then along the German Wine Route past other castles and castle ruins to Bad Dürkheim. From here we "hit ourselves into the Palatinate Forest" and see what's going on at the motorbike meeting point Johanniskreuz. From there we ride to the Imperial Castle of Trifels, which is known above all for the captivity of Richard the Lionheart and the custody of the so-called Imperial Regalia of the Holy Roman Empire. Along the southern wine route we will then return to our base hotel.
Day 3: Curve paradise Pfälzerwald.
Today, our main target are the curved sections in the southern part of the Palatinate Forest. Since this tour takes place on a Friday, we are allowed to ride through the Elmsteiner Tal (unfortunately closed for motorcyclists on holidays, Saturdays and Sundays) before we take a coffee break at the Johanniskreuz. Before we ride back to our base hotel, we take a break at Landeck Castle, from where you have a wonderful view over the Rhine valley to the Black Forest.
Day 4: Cross-border tour.
The destination of today's border crossing tour is the Northern Vosges, which we reach via an old, naturally unpaved smuggler's path. But don't worry, the track can be ridden with any motorcycle without any problems! In the Vosges mountains, we will not only enjoy the beautiful small and winding roads, but also the pretty little villages along our way. After a break on the beautiful market place of Wissembourg we ride through the Rhine valley back to our base hotel.
Day 5: Journey home through the Palatinate.
Today we unfortunately have to leave the Palatinate again. On a beautiful tour we ride through the Palatinate mountains and the Nahe valley back to the Euro Rest Park Waldlaubersheim, where the journey officially ends.
Individual return journey home is of course possible.