Wales - Tours in the land of the red dragon

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White on top, green below and a proud red dragon on top: the flag of Wales already reveals much of what awaits visitors to the westernmost part of Great Britain!

Pricing

Price
per rider in double room €2,249.00 $2,501.92 ?
per pillon in a double room €2,099.00 $2,335.05 ?
Single room hotel (surcharge): €349.00 $388.25 ?

Features

Features
8 elaborated day tours in Wales and Northern 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 x nights in good *** and **** star hotels; 6 x breakfast buffet in the hotel; 6 x 3-course menu with salad buffet;
Ferry crossings: Night ferries Rotterdam - Kingston upon Hull - Rotterdam; accommodation in 2-bed inside cabins; including large evening and breakfast buffet!
Travel insurance certificate for the entire trip
Not included features
Everything not listed under benefits
Any tolls, entrance fees, visitor's tax, etc.

More details

More details
Total distance: approx. 2,600 km from/to Krefeld, of which approx. 2100 km in Wales and Northern England
Daily stages: 250 - 340 km on site
Road condition: Mostly we use side roads, including some single track roads, which are not always in the best condition. Therefore the tour is rather unsuitable for super sportsmen
Riding skills: Wales offers something for everyone who can move his motorcycle safely on narrow and winding roads. However, beginners and re-starters should definitely complete a safety training course before participating!
Climate: There are safe warmer and drier areas for motorcycling, but we have rarely experienced long periods of rain during our travels through and in Wales.
Minimum participants: 15 riders (divided into 2 groups)
Special features: In the whole of Great Britain there is left-hand traffic, but this is no problem after a short period of getting used to it.
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Price indication: All prices are in EURO incl. VAT. Value added tax cannot be shown (§25a UStG. - special regulation for travel agencies). There are no shipping costs.
Prepayment: Deposit of 20% of the tour price after receipt of invoice. Payment of the balance at the latest 2 weeks before departure by bank transfer to our business account.
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.

The red dragon is supposed to stand for the well-fortified population, which never really let itself be conquered and still today cultivates its Celtic roots in the form of the much spoken Welsh language.

White stands for the vast skies of Wales stretched across, green for mountains, forests and meadows as far as the eye can see. Not shown on the flag are the breathtaking coast, the small market towns, dreamy villages and Victorian seaside resorts with their somewhat morbid charm.

The whole thing is criss-crossed by countless winding roads and streets, which we will explore on our tour, trying to "experience" a little of the magic of this unruly country in the truest sense of the word!

Day 1: Arrival in Rotterdam to the ferry

Individual or joint journey from the rest stop Geismühle Ost (A57/Germany) 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: Off to Wales

Our way to the first base hotel in Wales leads us once across the north of England. Wherever possible, we will avoid the larger cities and cover most of this distance on side roads. For the next three days we will stay at the Maesmawr Hall Hotel, a typical country house in the middle of the beautiful Severn Valley.

Day 3: Brecon Beacons

Our destination today is the Brecon Beacons mountain range in south-east Wales, whose name comes from the medieval tradition of lighting beacons on the mountain tops as a warning against British attacks. Still sparsely populated and crossed by small, winding roads, the area is an ideal territory for cornering.

Day 4: Elan Valley and Devil's Bridge

The valley of the rivers Elan and Claerwen was already used in the 19th century by several reservoirs to supply Birmingham with clean drinking water. In the process, the area consisting of gentle hills and cut by steep valleys was made accessible by many small roads, which we want to take under our wheels today.

The stage also takes us over Devil's Bridge, consisting of three bridges built one on top of the other, to the seaside resort of Aberystwyth.

Day 5: Off to Snowdonia

Today's change of base hotel takes us to Betws-Y-Coed, a small town in the middle of the Snowdonia National Park, named after the highest mountain in Wales, at 1085 metres. The mountain ranges in this part of Wales offer a rugged and barren backdrop for the beautiful, winding roads that run through them ... and which we will of course explore extensively.

On the way there we can visit the impressive castles Harlech Castle and Caernarfon Castle.

Day 6: Mountains and coast

The Snowdonia National Park almost reaches down to the coast of the Irish Sea, to which we will travel today to have a view far out to sea from the viewpoint on the Great Orme. Of course not without stopping at the impressive Conwy Castle to take a picture and to have a look at one of the oldest still existing chain bridges in the world.

Day 7: Northeast-Wales

Today's tour leads us, out of the mountains of the Snowdonia-Mountains, to the east, where the landscape becomes more hilly and gentle again. On small roads we pass several reservoirs, which serve mainly as drinking water reservoirs for the big cities of Northern England, but at the same time enrich the landscape. An area that automatically leads to deceleration, relaxation and fun cruising.

Day 8: Through northern England to Hull

As 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 9: Journey home.

Joint or individual journey home to Krefeld (Germany) or home.

We reserve the right to change the programme, route or hotel.