The European Castles is a brand new tour. It includes all new hotels, attractions as well as GPX routes.
Are you passionate about history as well as art and culture? Are you also looking for a fairytale self guided motorcycle tour? Well with this tour you might have just hit the jackpot.
Visit some of the most famous castles and chateaux. Ride through France, Switzerland as well as Germany and Luxembourg. Explore numerous picturesque villages and tourist attractions. Stop by and discover myths and sagas of their former times.
Chateau De Bligny – France
The elegant Chateau De Bligny is your first royal port of call. It has a rich historic and architectural as well as wine making heritage. During your guided tour of the Chateau, you’ll also be able to sample some of their famous products. They include La Rose, La Blanc De Blancs as well as La Grande Reserve.
Your day off will give you ample opportunity to explore the surrounding countryside. Visit numerous picturesque villages. Ride traffic free roads as well as enjoy magnificent scenery.
Oberhofen Castle – Switzerland
Continuing with your ride you’ll arrive at your next destination. The castle dates from medieval times. It features medieval turrets as well as lavish banquet halls. Outside the beautiful english style gardens surround the entire castle. They offer spectacular lake and mountain views.
On your free day you will also have some other excursion options. You may visit the spectacular Trummelbach waterfalls as well as Grindelwald. Also a ride on a cable car or funicular railway is always a popular choice. They will take you to the Schynige Platte or Jungfrau respectively.
The next leg of your journey will take you to Bavaria. It is a relaxing ride across Swiss and Austrian Alps.
Neuschwanstein Castle – Germany
Here you can follow our suggested itinerary or create your own. To visit all three castles requires the whole day. However you might choose one or two and use the rest of your time for a ride.
A guided tour of the castle is worth considering. It was built only in the 19th century. Inside the castle equipped with the latest technology of its time. Yet it still maintained its medieval appearance. The project was so immense that the building work was never finished. Even after the king’s death.
Hohenschwangau Castle – Germany
Hohenschwangau Castle is only a short walk away. It is even shorter ride on a horse driven carriage from the Neuschwanstein Castle. It was built by King Ludwig’s father.
Please take the opportunity to walk around various courtyards. You will have perfect views of meticulously manicured gardens as well as crystal clear mountain lake. Also if you are still feeling energetic enough take a walk to the Mary’s Bridge. It offers a beautiful photo opportunity.
Linderhof Castle – Germany
Only thirty miles down the road from Fussen. Hidden deep in the forest you will find Linderhof Palace. The only palace the king was able to complete. Its artistic quality by far surpasses all other palaces and castles he built before.
The Linderhof Palace Park is among the most outstanding of its era. Spend some time walking around the english landscape garden.
Hohenzollern Castle – Germany
The next leg of your historic journey will take you to another castle. The magnificent 15th century fortress is perched on the very top of mount Zoller. You can see the staterooms, the magnificent Count’s Hall as well as the Blue Saloon.
From the Black Forest you can also explore Lakes Titisee as well as Schluchsee. Take a ride to Feldberg, the highest mountain in the Black Forest. You may also visit Freiburg or even Baden-Baden.
Vianden Castle – Luxembourg
Your final stop on this great castle tour is in Luxembourg. Here you will stay in a biker friendly hotel. You’ll have a fantastic view of the Vianden castle. It is only a short but uphill walk from the hotel. However conveniently there is a cable chair lift. It makes the whole experience easier and more adventurous. The castle dates from the 11th century. But it was originally built on the roman fortress foundations.
We hope you enjoy this tour as much as us putting it together.
To extend this trip please have a look at Bavaria and/or Luxembourg tour.
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