Northern England

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Away from the big cities, you will find five of the most scenically beautiful and interesting landscapes in England.

Pricing

Price
per rider in shared twin/double room €2,249.00 $2,501.92 ?
per pillion passenger in shared twin/double room €2,099.00 $2,335.05 ?
per single room at the hotel (surcharge) €499.00 $555.12 ?
Surcharge 1-bed cabin ferry (only available when booking the single room hotel at the same time) €179.00 $199.13 ?

Features

Features
7 specifically designed day tours in the North of England with tour guide in groups of 6 - 8 motorcycles.
Roadbook with hotel and route information.
Beverage service on the tours.
Luggage transport in the support vehicle to/from Krefeld from 15 participants (plus tour guides).
Hotel accommodation: 6 nights/half board in good middle class hotels in England. Dinner as 3-course menu or buffet.
Ferry crossing: Night ferries Rotterdam - Hull - Rotterdam Accommodation in 2-bed interior cabins including a large evening and breakfast buffet!
Travel insurance certificate for the entire journey.
Not included features
Everything that is not listed under services
Any tolls, entrance fees, visitor's tax, etc.

More details

More details
Total distance: approx. 2,100 km from Krefeld
Daily stages: 180 to 300 km
Road condition: Mostly we use side roads, under it many, partly very steep single track roads which are not always completely clean, because they often run through agricultural areas.
Riding skills: This tour is only recommended for experienced drivers who are not afraid of narrow, steep and winding roads. In general, the tracks can be ridden with all types of motorcycles, but riders with supersport bikes and choppers should have less fun.
Climate: The climate in northern England is generally between 10 - 18°C during our travel time and, due to the island location, the Gulf Stream and the prevailing westerly winds, it often changes quickly between humid and dry phases. In short, "typically English".
Minimum participants: 15 riders
Special features: In England there is left-hand traffic, but this is no problem after a short period of acclimatisation.
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.

On challenging, narrow and partly 30% steep roads we explore lonely areas, which most bikers on the way to Scotland, Wales or Ireland literally leave behind. Across the rugged plateau of the North York Moors, we head into the green valleys of the Yorkshire Dales. After a round trip over the mountains of the North Pennines, an "Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty", we continue into the Lake District with its 16 lakes surrounded by mountains. Finally we explore the heath and moor landscape of the Peak District.

For England experts and those who want to become one, this trip is just the right thing and an absolute must!

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Rotterdam to the ferry.

Individual or joint journey from the rest stop Geismühle Ost (A57 ) to our ferry connection from Rotterdam to Hull. As this is a night ferry, we arrive the next morning rested in the north-east of England.

Day 2: North York Moors

Through the hills of the Yorkshire Wolds we head for the first destination of our journey, the plateaus of North York Moors National Park. We will spend the night in the small, typically English market town of Helmsley, whose market place is a popular meeting place for motorcyclists on Sundays. If you feel like it, you can visit the ruins of Helmsley Castle in the late afternoon or stroll through Helmsley Walled Garden.

Day 3: Yorkshire Dales.

After a brisk liaison stage we reach the village of Middleham on the eastern edge of Yorkshire Dales, known for the castle of the same name and the race horses trained here. From here, the route follows narrow roads through the northern part of the National Park to Hawes, a small market town in the middle of the Yorkshire Dales. Nearby is the manor house where we will spend the next two nights.

Day 4: North Pennines.

Our today's round trip leads us into the sparsely populated low mountain range of the North Pennines, whose valleys and heights we explore in a big loop on little frequented roads. On the return trip we are in the northernmost part of the Yorkshire Dales and at the end of the day it is hard to say which is the more beautiful "area of outstanding natural beauty".

Day 5: From the Dales to the Lakes.

Today we ride through the western part of the Yorkshire Dales, including the beautiful Garsdale, into the Lake District. A short visit to the ruins of Lowther Castle and a stopover at the Aira Force Waterfall are highlights of the trip through the beautiful landscape. Our destination is the Lodore Falls Hotel, located on the edge of Derwent Water, where we will stay for another two nights.

Day 6: Lake District.

The route on this day takes us over four passes, the highest of which is just 454 metres high. The most demanding is the Hardknott Pass, which is only 393 metres high and whose 30% gradient can be a real challenge for inexperienced bikers. But also the other passes are quite a challenge and are still, or maybe just because of that, a lot of fun!

Day 7: From the Lake to the Peak District.

On the way from the Lake to the Peak District we pass through the Forest of Bowland, an "area of extraordinary natural beauty". But there are also some cities in our way, which we avoid where possible and where it is impossible to cross on the shortest way. We will spend the night in Buxton on the edge of the Peak District National Park.

Day 8: Through the Peak District to Kingston upon Hull.

As the ferry from Kingston upon Hull to Rotterdam leaves quite late, we still have time to "experience" the natural beauty of the Peak District on the way there. In doing so, we are again mainly on mainly small, low-traffic side roads. After a late lunch break in a beautiful, historic tea room, we reach the ferry via about 70 kilometres of motorway or expressways.

Day 9: Journey home.

Joint or individual return journey to Krefeld or home.