Black Forest Self Guided Motorcycle Tour

Where you choose the date and set the pace
Start / Finish in UK

Tour Information

The Black Forest is one of our most popular self guided motorcycle tours. It is also one of Germany’s most picturesque regions. This tour is also designed for those who appreciate the finer things in life.

Your motorcycle holiday starts with a morning channel crossing. The route winds through the vineyards of the Champagne region. This is also your first overnight destination.

Next day you will continue your journey to the Black Forest. It is one of Europe’s most attractive biking destinations. It is also often referred to as paradise for motorcycles.

During the next three days you will base yourself here. The hotel is one of our biker-friendly hotels. It has an excellent restaurant as well as well stocked wine cellar.

From here you can explore Lake Titisee as well as Schluchsee. It is just the places to treat your self with a slice of Black Forest gateau. You can also take a ride to Feldberg. It is the highest mountain in the Black Forest. Visit the historic Freiburg as well as the spa town Baden-Baden.

Without any doubt, the scenic highlight of this trip is the marvellous Lake Titisee. The lake’s crystal clear water and waterfront promenade make it high on priority list. It is also one of the most popular places to visit in the Black Forest.

During your stay you may (should) opt to take a ride along the famous B500. The road will take you to the tranquil mountain lake Mumelsee. In the past it was a place of many tales and legends. They featured water nymphs and an underwater king. However now days the lake is also extremely popular biking destination. It is a convenient coffee or lunch spot as well.

This road has fantastic surface as well as long sweeping bends. It might be tempting to focus just on ride. But please also take your time and stop from time to time to admire the views. There are numerous rest places that offer uninterrupted views of the Black Forest. You can even see the neighbouring France.

Another day trip will take you to Triberg. Here you can visit the highest waterfall in the Black Forest. The town is also a home the world’s largest cuckoo clock.

The open air museum in Gutach is dedicated to the region’s folk history. It is also an excellent addition to your itinerary. The museum shows how people lived as well as worked throughout history. While you are there why not pop next door. And have an exciting toboggan ride.

And finally you might wish to add one more country to your tour log. In that case a visit to Schaffhausen waterfalls is a must. This ride to Switzerland is highly recommended. There are many viewing platforms. They offer spectacular waterfall views as well as the river Rhine. As an extra bonus you can go on a boat trip. Or even visit the spectacular Laufen Castle.

From the Black Forest you will return to the Champagne region before returning to UK.

If this sounds too good to be true. Why not join this tour and find out for your self? 

 

To extend this trip please have a look at Luxembourg and/or Swiss Alps tour.

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Tour Itinerary

DayEventApprox Daily Mileage
Day 1

Depart from Folkestone.
Combination of motorway and non-motorway roads towards the Champagne region of France.

260
Day 2

Start towards the Black Forest region of Germany.
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads.

225
Day 3

Free day
Optional day ride B500

80
Day 4

Free day
Optional day ride to Open Air museum

100
Day 5

Start towards the Champagne region of France.
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads.

250
Day 6

Start towards Calais.
Afternoon crossing to Folkestone

252

Availability

  • Depart and return when it suits you

Tour Hightlights

  • 3*** and 4**** hotels with leisure facilities
  • Traditional gourmet evening meals
  • Lake Titisee
  • Lake Mummelsee
  • Triberg waterfalls
  • Open air museum
  • B500
  • Laufen castle
  • Schaffhausen waterfalls

Tour Pricing

  • Rider and pillion £645 pp
  • Solo rider sharing twin room £695 pp
  • Solo rider single room £795 pp

Price Includes

  • Return Eurotunnel crossing

  • 5 nights b&b accommodation

  • 5 evening meals

  • GPX routes

  • Trip check list

  • Daily itinerary

  • Suggested tourist attractions

  • Emergency services number

Price Excludes

  • Hotel parking

  • Petrol

  • Toll charges (vignette)

  • Admission charges

  • Meals other than those specified

Pre-Trip Checklist

  • Make sure the tyres on your bike are going to last the duration of a trip.
  • Make sure that the bike is serviced for the duration of a trip.
  • Puncture repair kit recommended.
  • A good bike chain is also highly recommended.
  • Chain lubricant.
  • Spare bike keys.
  • Spare battery for the alarm fob (if you have an alarm).
  • Spare bulbs (in some countries required by law).
  • Spare fuses (in some countries required by law).
  • Spare spark plugs (in some countries required by law).
  • Some tools.
  • Some extra bike security device (padlock and chain, disc lock).
  • Torch.
  • Valid passport.
  • Valid riding licence.
  • European breakdown cover recommended.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Green card for European travel.
  • Check if your bike insurance covers (Green Card) all the countries will be passing through (e.g. Eastern Europe).
  • Copy of bike insurance policy.
  • Registration document.
  • E111 obtained from the Post Office (this guarantees you equivalent NHS treatment in EC countries only).
  • High viz vest/jacket.
  • Breathalizer.
  • Waterproofs.
  • Spare set of gloves.
  • Enough clothes to last you for a trip.
  • Some swimming gear.
  • Some casual clothes.
  • Some local currency.
  • A major credit card recommended.
  • Mini first aid kit (in some countries required by law).
  • Some basic pain killers and prescription drugs.
  • Note with your driving licence of any allergies in Latin.
  • Pack everything into plastic bags before putting it into the panniers.

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