White on top, green on the bottom and a proud red dragon on top: the flag of Wales already reveals a lot of what awaits the visitor in the westernmost part of Great Britain!
|Driver in a double room:||€2,249.00 $2,501.92 ?|
|Partner in a double room:||€2,099.00 $2,335.05 ?|
|Single room hotel (surcharge)||€399.00 $443.87 ?|
|Single cabin ferry (surcharge)||€199.00 $221.38 ?|
|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 escort 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|
|Everything that is not specified under services|
|Any tolls, entrance fees, visitor's tax, etc. that may be incurred.|
|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 supersport riders.|
|Riding Skills: Wales offers something for everyone who can safely handle their motorcycle on narrow and winding roads. However, beginners and returning riders should definitely take a safety training course before taking part!|
|Climate: There are certainly warmer and drier areas to ride a motorcycle, yet we have rarely experienced prolonged periods of rain during our travels through and in Wales.|
|Minimum number of participants: 15 riders (divided into 2 groups)|
|Special features: In the whole of Great Britain there is left-hand traffic, but this is not a problem after a short period of acclimatisation.|
|Prices: All prices are in EURO incl. VAT. Value added tax is not 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. Final payment 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.|
Whereby the red dragon is supposed to stand for the defensible population, which never really let itself be conquered and still maintains its Celtic roots in the form of the much spoken Welsh language.
White stands for the wide sky that spans Wales, green for mountains, forests and meadows as far as the eye can see. Not depicted on the flag are the breathtaking coastline, the small market towns, sleepy villages and Victorian seaside resorts with their somewhat morbid charm.
All of this is criss-crossed by countless winding roads and lanes, which we will explore on our tour, trying to "experience" a bit of the magic of this unruly country in the truest sense of the word!
Day 1: Arrival in Rotterdam to the ferry
Individual or collective journey from the Geismühle Ost service area (A57 ) to our ferry connection from Rotterdam to Hull. Since it is a night ferry, we arrive the next morning rested in the northeast 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 towns and cities and will travel on secondary roads for the most part. For the next three days we will stay at Maesmawr Hall Hotel, a typical country house situated 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, named after the medieval tradition of lighting beacons on the mountain tops to warn of British attacks. Still quite sparsely populated and criss-crossed by small, winding roads, the area is an ideal spot 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. The area, consisting of rolling hills and cut by steep valleys, was developed by many small roads, which we want to take under our wheels today.
The stage also takes us over Devil's Bridge, which consists of three bridges built on top of each other, to the seaside resort of Aberystwyth.
Day 5: On 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 Wales' highest mountain at 1085 metres. The mountain ranges in this part of Wales provide a rugged and barren backdrop to the great winding roads that criss-cross them ... and which we will of course explore extensively.
On the way there we can take a look at the impressive Harlech Castle and Caernarfon Castle.
Day 6: Mountains and coast
Snowdonia National Park stretches almost down to the coast of the Irish Sea, to which we will drive today for a view far out to sea from the lookout point on Great Orme. Of course not without a photo stop at the impressive Conwy Castle and a look at one of the oldest still existing chain bridges in the world.
Day 7: Northeast Wales
Today's ride takes us out of the Snowdonia Mountains and eastwards, where the landscape becomes more rolling and gentle. On small roads we pass several reservoirs, which mainly serve as drinking water reservoirs for the big cities in the north of England, but at the same time enrich the landscape. An area that leads to the fact that one automatically decelerates, becomes more relaxed and finds fun in cruising.
Day 8: Through the North of England to Hull
As our ferry in Hull doesn't set sail until 20:30, we take our time on the return journey across the north of England, drive only a short distance on the motorway, and take in some beautiful landscapes and sights along the way.
Day 9: Journey home.
Joint or individual journey home to Krefeld or home.
We reserve the right to change the programme, route or hotel.