King Arthur and Miss Marple: From Kent to Cornwall

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9-day motorcycle tour from/to Dover (incl. ferry from/to Calais).

Pricing

Price
- The prices indicated are Bed and Breakfast minimum prices for the low season. Please ask for an individual offer for your desired travel date. - (Bed & Breakfast variant: You will usually stay in typical bed and breakfast accommodation - private guest rooms with shower/WC. "Bed and breakfast is the classic way to live in Ireland. In private houses we offer you comfortable rooms with shower/WC. Legendary is the Irish breakfast, which is also served with warm meals. Please note that bed-and-breakfast accommodation can also be located outside built-up areas. If necessary, restaurants or pubs are within "riding distance". )
Price per person in double room (rider) €739.00 $822.11 ?
Price per person in single room (rider) €1,289.00 $1,433.96 ?
Price per person in double room (passenger) €659.00 $733.11 ?
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- The indicated prices are hotel minimum prices for the low season. Please ask for an individual offer for your desired travel date. - (Hotel option: You will usually stay in middle class hotels, in smaller towns sometimes also in bed and breakfast accommodation. In Dublin, we usually deliberately choose a hotel just outside the city centre, but make sure that it is connected to public transport and has good parking facilities. This has the advantage that you do not have to cross the city centre, and parking is scarce and expensive. Hotel prices in Dublin's city centre have also risen dramatically in recent years. )
Price per person in double room (rider) €869.00 $966.73 ?
Price per person in single room (rider) €1,499.00 $1,667.57 ?
Price per person in double room (passenger) €799.00 $888.85 ?
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Services that can be booked:
Extra charge for motorcycle with sidecar on the ferry(s) €58.00 $64.52 ?
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Early bird discount until 31.01.2021 -€50.00

Features

Features
Ferry crossings Calais - Dover - Calais (without cabin)
Motorcycle transport on the ferries
8 nights in hotels or bed and breakfast accommodation in rooms with bath or shower/WC
Breakfast
Maps and information material
Route description and GPS data
one travel book per room
Not included features
Everything that is not listed under services
Parking fees
local tax

More details

More details
Arrival and transfers:
Please note that the tour will be ridden on your own motorcycle. The journey by ferry from/to Calais as well as the motorcycle transport on the ferry are already included in the price.
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Catering on the ferries:
Meals are offered in the on-board restaurants - payable on site.
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Entry requirements Great Britain:
Great Britain (England, Wales, Scotland) is a member of the EU, but not of the Schengen area. German citizens require an identity card or passport with sufficient validity for entry. For other nationals, please contact the respective embassy. Further information on the current entry requirements at the Federal Foreign Office.
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Health regulations:
Please contact your family doctor for vaccination advice for the target area.
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Minimum number of participants:
No minimum number of participants. Guaranteed execution!
Language: This offer is usually suitable for English and/or German speaking participants. We will gladly provide binding information upon request.
Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.

Southern England's landscape is sometimes rugged, sometimes picturesque. Steep coasts meet quiet bays, lush meadows meet barren moorland and heathland. On the small side roads and in the national parks New Forest, Dartmoor and Exmoor riding fun is guaranteed. Every now and then a small town or a venerable castle entices you to stop. And in St Mawes and Denham you can follow in the footsteps of "Miss Marple", while in Winchester and Tintagle King Arthur is the theme. We invite you on a wonderful journey through the south of England. It goes all the way to the far west of the British Isles, to Land's End!

Tour character: On partly curvy (coastal) roads it goes about 1,600 km through southern England. The daily stages are moderate with 140 to 330 km and are easy to manage. The road conditions are generally good to very good. Friends of the Miss Marple films can discover one or the other film location on this trip.

Itinerary:

1st day: Arrival (about 60 or 100 km)

Embarkation in Calais (departure time to be agreed). After the crossing you are greeted by the White Cliffs of Dover. Through the lonely marshland of Romney Marsh, you ride to Rye, which is considered one of the most beautiful towns in the south of England with its narrow streets and half-timbered houses. Depending on your time budget, a detour to the medieval town of Sandwich and Canterbury with its historic city centre and impressive cathedral is worthwhile. Overnight stay in/near Rye.

2nd day: Rye - Brighton - Winchester (about 190 km)

You follow the south coast of England. Shortly after Rye, the charming village of Winchelsea entices you to take a first break. Shortly afterwards you will reach Hastings, where the Norman conquest of England took place in 1066. In the popular seaside resorts of Eastbourne and Brighton, visit the famous Victorian piers and in the market town of Arundel, perhaps Arundel Castle? Through the South Downs National Park to Winchester, where you can admire King Arthur's Tablet and the Cathedral. Overnight stay in/near Winchester.

3rd day: Winchester - Stonehenge/Beaulieu - Tavistock (approx. 270 or 290 km)

Through the New Forest National Park - the largest forest area in southern England - you will reach a special historical station: The National Motor Museum in Beaulieu offers a unique collection of vintage cars and motorcycles. Alternatively you can visit the mysterious stone circle of Stonehenge. We continue on to the picturesque little town of Shaftesbury, which is often used for shooting historical films. A highlight of the day is the ride through Dartmoor, which is not only known for its wild and romantic landscape but also for its free-ranging Dartmoor ponies. Overnight stay in/at Tavistock.

4th day: Tavistock - St. Mawes - Newquay (about 140 km)

You will reach Cornwall and the tranquil Charlestown, which lies sheltered in a bay. The small port facility offers a good impression of the impressive tidal range on this coast. The alleys around the fishing port of Mevagissey are winding and narrow. In St Mawes, you can follow in the footsteps of "Miss Marple" Many scenes of the movie "Mörder Ahoy" were shot here in the early 1960s. Perhaps you will taste a sinful Cornish Cream Tea at the harbour with a view of the bay? Henry VIII had an impressive fortress built here. A visit is definitely worthwhile, if only because of the view. Overnight stay in/near Newquay.

5th day: Land's End (about 170 km)

A great round trip! First we head towards Penzance, where St. Michael's Mount lies picturesquely in the bay. The Minack Theatre was literally hewn into the rock. Against a fantastic Atlantic backdrop, theatre has been performed here for more than 70 years. A must is a visit to Land's End, the most south-western point of the British Isles. For all the beauty of Cornwall, it is hard to imagine that tin has been mined here for centuries. You can get an impression of an 18th century tin mine at the Geevor Tin Mine. The picturesque St. Ives has developed into a popular artists' colony. Overnight stay in/near Newquay.

6th day: Newquay - Tintagel - Clovelly - Lynton (approx. 160 km)

The legend of King Arthur is ubiquitous in Cornwall. Tintagel Castle is said to be the place of its creation. The remains of the ruin lie dreamily on the coast. The village of Clovelly, situated on the cliffs, is only accessible on foot. The locals pull their shopping with wooden sledges over the pavement. But the way to the harbour and back is worth it! And the former smugglers' nest Lynmouth has been connected to Lynton above by a chairlift since 1888, and the connecting road with a gradient of up to 25 % is difficult to negotiate. Overnight stay in/near Lynton o. Lynmouth.

7th day: Lynton - Cheddar - Bath - Denham (approx. 330 km)

The Exmoor National Park extends southwards from the coast. An impressive landscape and here again the dear cattle in the road traffic has all rights again. From Cheddar comes the famous cheese of the same name, which is still produced here in its tasty original form. The Ice Age shaped the wild and romantic rocky landscape of the Mendip Hills and in Bath you can follow in the footsteps of the Romans, as the Roman baths are still preserved. Through the southern Cotswolds we continue to Denham. If you like, you can also find traces from the Miss Marple films here again. Overnight stay in/near Denham.

8th day: Denham - Windsor - Dover (approx. 220 km)

Today it becomes royal: Windsor Castle is not far away and a visit is almost obligatory! The journey continues through the tranquil landscapes of Kent. Bodiam Castle is worth a visit just because of its location as a moated castle. The destination for the day is Dover. If you can't get enough of castles, visit Dover Castle. Overnight stay in/near Dover.

9th day: Departure

Embarkation, crossing to Calais (departure time to be agreed) and return journey.