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Breweries and Castles CBC

Belgium   |  France   |  Germany   |  Luxembourg

Castles and fortresses, beer, wine and champagne: discover the heart of Western Europe!

Belgium, France and Germany feature some of the world‘s most celebrated beers and wines. And some of the most stunning castles and palaces.

From Mainz we head southeast towards Rothenburg, as no beer tour would be complete without Bavaria. But of course Germany’s best preserved medieval town has more to offer than just beer. The next day takes us to Ehingen, a small town just east of the Black Forest. Rothaus, on the other side, is right in the middle of it, so our rest day is a great day of riding! And there is a brewery right next to our hotel. Coincidence? We think not.

New day, new ride, vineyards line the roadside as we cross into France. After a night in Nancy we continue to Reims in order to trace the origins of Champagne and visit the impressive cathedral, while the Belgian city of Dinant has some original Trappist beer on offer. Twisty roads through the Ardennes Mountains take us to Erpeldange in Luxembourg, a tiny country full of scenery, castles and beer. The German Eifel region features some great roads, and after a night in Cochem, we follow the Mosel and the Rhine back to Mainz.


Start/Finish: Mainz
Nearest airport: Frankfurt
Duration: 13 days vacation, 11 riding days
Route: Total distance: 1945-2501 km, 1209-1554 miles
Daily distances: 172-288 km, 107-179 miles
Accommodations: Comfortable middle-class hotels with local flair.
Rest day: Rothaus
Reims
Highlights: Odenwald, Rothenburg, Romantic Road, Danube, Black Forest, Alsace, Verdun, Reims, Champagne Region, Ardennes, Luxembourg, Trier, Moselle Valley, Loreley, Rhine Valley
Minimum number of participants: 6
13 days vacation
11 day riding route

Day 1: Arrival in Mainz
Day 2: Mainz - Rothenburg
Day 3: Rothenburg - Ehingen
Day 4: Ehingen - Rothaus
Day 5: Rothaus
Day 6: Rothaus - Nancy
Day 7: Nancy - Reims
Day 8: Reims
Day 9: Reims - Dinant
Day 10: Dinant - Erpeldange
Day 11: Erpeldange - Cochem
Day 12: Cochem - Mainz
Day 13: Departure from Mainz

The daily riding kilometres are approximate distances and may vary. The first and last days mentioned in the itinerary are the arrival and departure days; there is no riding on these days. Bear in mind the time difference between your country of origin and your travel destination. Arrival time should be arranged before 3 pm on the arrival day. Please book your flights accordingly. Route and overnight places may change due to unforeseen events.

Tour prices & motorcycles 2017

Included services
Tour price per personsharing room,
riding 2 up
sharing room,
riding solo
single room,
riding solo
Honda NC 750 S
Honda NC 750 X
Suzuki V-Strom 650
$ 5.270,-$ 5.790,-$ 6.190,-
BMW F 700 GS
$ 5.410,-$ 6.060,-$ 6.460,-
BMW F 800 GS
BMW F 800 R
Ducati Monster 821
Honda CRF 1000 L Africa Twin
Suzuki V-Strom 1000
Triumph Tiger 800 XCX
$ 5.550,-$ 6.340,-$ 6.740,-
BMW R 1200 GS
BMW R 1200 R
BMW R 1200 RS
BMW S 1000 XR
Ducati Monster 1200
Ducati Multistrada 1200
Harley-Davidson® Sportster Models
Triumph Tiger Explorer
$ 5.720,-$ 6.690,-$ 7.090,-
BMW R 1200 RT
Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro
Harley-Davidson® Dyna Models
$ 5.920,-$ 7.090,-$ 7.490,-
BMW K 1600 GT/GTL
Harley-Davidson® Touring Models
$ 6.130,-$ 7.500,-$ 7.900,-

Tour prices & motorcycles 2018

Included services
Tour price per personsharing room,
riding 2 up
sharing room,
riding solo
single room,
riding solo
Honda NC 750 S
Honda NC 750 X
Suzuki V-Strom 650
$ 5.270,- *$ 5.790,- *$ 6.190,- *
BMW F 700 GS
$ 5.410,- *$ 6.060,- *$ 6.460,- *
BMW F 800 GS
BMW F 800 R
Ducati Monster 821
Honda CRF 1000 L Africa Twin
Suzuki V-Strom 1000
Triumph Tiger 800 XCX
$ 5.550,- *$ 6.340,- *$ 6.740,- *
BMW R 1200 GS
BMW R 1200 R
BMW R 1200 RS
BMW S 1000 XR
Ducati Monster 1200
Ducati Multistrada 1200
Harley-Davidson® Sportster Models
Triumph Tiger Explorer
$ 5.720,- *$ 6.690,- *$ 7.090,- *
BMW R 1200 RT
Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro
Harley-Davidson® Dyna Models
$ 5.920,- *$ 7.090,- *$ 7.490,- *
BMW K 1600 GT/GTL
Harley-Davidson® Touring Models
$ 6.130,- *$ 7.500,- *$ 7.900,- *
* Please note that the dates and prices for 2018 are not confirmed yet. The dates shown on our website are preliminary dates for 2018 and might change. Also, for this tour there are yet no prices confirmed for 2018. If the tour price differs more than 5% from last year’s pricing you can cancel your participation until October 31, 2017 without any cancellation fee.

CUSTOM TOURS: For custom tour bookings please refer to the pricing included in the special tour offer for your tour. If having any questions please contact our service team at customtours@edelweissbike.com!

Prices start at $ 5.270,-

per person

Included services

Motorcycle category 1

Testimonials

Breweries and Castles

This Breweries and Castles tour gave me the opportunity to enjoy a journey across a variety of European countries. The combination of things, such as the assistance of experienced staff, consistent detailed planning, the variety of routes, excellent road support coverage, and the gathering of tour riders of different skill levels made this tour an unforgettable experience. As a military service member, I especially admired sites of military historical relevance. Definitively, it was a perfect vacation!

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15.08. - 27.08.2017
14.08. - 26.08.2018
Riding hours per day:
5 to 7 h 
Route grading:
Moderate 
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