Welcome to the Sweepers Heaven Eifel with the A-Team
Axel & Axel are ready for wonderful days in Germany, Belgium, France and Luxembourg. First we have to load our motorcycles and off we go to Bad Kreuznach - the place to be for our tour participants and us.
Axel 2 is looking forward to the tour and to getting to know you all in our welcome briefing - and also looking forward to see some of you again after a long time - BOB I'm on the way to surprise you
So then one Axel is now loading all the motorcycles and will set off in the direction of Bad Kreuznach - so that our journey can begin.
See you later at Bad Kreuznach
Welcome to day one of our tour – The day of the Welcome Briefing
So welcome to the show with the A-Team
Today the time has finally come - we get to know each other, and the long-awaited motorcycle keys are handed over - on top of that there is the welcome briefing where we present our tour and give a small overview of the highlights of this tour and of course some Guidelines what makes the Tour even more pleasant.
The motorcycles are ready and ready to go, the conference room to and I would say the A-Team is ready for the start of an unforgettable journey through the "Sweepers Heaven Eifel".
the start of our tour, is a wonderful little town which has a long history dating back to 58 BC. If you have time to arrive two days early before our tour, don't miss the chance to explore this little town. Small narrow streets with old historic buildings accompany you through the whole city. If you feel hungry, don't worry! There are small cafes and restaurants everywhere.
If you let your eyes wander outside of the city, you will quickly realize that you are in a dreamy wine-growing region, which produces some good wines too.
I think it's a great little town to start the tour
I would say we are ready for The Meeting!!!!
Here we GOooooooo.....
Everybody is on board for an interesting briefing with all the information has been done and the keys of the bikes in the hand of our guests - mission completed
Well now there is some time before we catch up again for dinner to set up the bike so that we can just clutch out tomorrow.
Just on the side: It is already a family feeling in the group - not only because of sharing the same passion ( to ride a bike when ever possible), no also because some of our group have been riding already a tour with each Axel. So I am looking forward to all the stories of each rider.
So time for dinner - See you tomorrow here after the first riding day
First impression from the Van Man perspective:
To arrive at the race track is always something special - the air is filled up with the smell of overheated brake pads, the cars close to the race track changing from normal to supercars and pimped-up private cars and on top we got a sunny day - so all in one: the sweet symphony of engines is a pleasure if you like race tracks
Now is time to check on the rooms so that everything is ready, when our bunch of riders arrive after their first riding day.
Soooooo and what happend along the way you will see here later
Today is the day of Keyvan, because he is taking a ride at the Nürburg Ring in a Porsche GT3
Welcome back on day 3 of our tour. Today our journey continues north - where to? We will stay overnight in Aachen but until then there is still some action coming up!!!!
Axel and Keyvan will leave earlier today, to be at the race track in time, for Keyvan, to have his ride of a lifetime at the Green Hell (Nürburgring). The rest of the group start the day as usual with the morning briefing and will later watch from a safe distance at the race track as Keyvan races past Well he is co-Pilot but in my opinion is that the real deal - so if you are on this tour in the future!? You should book a ride early in the morning - the track opens at 8am and in this time there is less traffic on the track, so that the drivers can go as quick as they like. Well now the question of questions is it worth the money!?????
I'll answer with the words of Keyvan: I've watched car races all my life and it works very well on the Playstation too!!! But that's something totally different - breathtaking in every way - I'm glad I took the opportunity
I got the feeling that the smile on face and the adrenaline will be in Keyvan for a few more days
Well, after that, Keyvan went back to his Ducati and we caught up with the group.
The group united and the journey continued. I will now continue in the direction of Aachen and Axel will continue to ride with the group along winding roads through the green hills.
I look forward to the stories of the rest of the day...
Leaving the valley of the Ahr, we rode the Eifel roads north, stopping at Vogelsang, a complex built in 1936 to educate the future leaders of the Nazi-party, turned barracks for he Belgian army and now being used as an information center for the Eifel National Park.
Arriving early in Aachen we had time for a short walk to the center of town before dinner to take in the main sights: market place and town hall, Aachener Dom and Elisenbrunnen. After dinner a few took the chance to have a beer at the Domkeller, a popular pub built in 1638.
Hello from Day 4 of our trip!!!!
Today we continue to Bouillon and I don't mean the soup.
The small town of Bouillion will have us visiting for one night tonight and I'll tell you later why it's worth it.
Well, how was our day!? I would describe it like this: a highlight of today is - SPA Francorchamps - the racetrack and anyone who is familiar with racetracks knows that it actually, always rains here
Well, today was one of those famous days. In Aachen itself it was dry but the sky didn't look as if we were going to get sunburned today. It started at 9 as usual and we drove to the highest point in the Netherlands - a total of 322m above sea level - well, if you live in Austria it might not be anything special, but here it is a real highlight and also our first stop - the 3 Country Corner (Belgium, Netherlands and Germany), but to be honest, it's just beautiful up here - if the weather cooperates, you can look at one of the observation towers in the Ardennes and the landscape enchants you with its never-ending green forests. But not today - unfortunately
Then we went on to the race track of Francorchamps and yes cars again - I know we are a motorcycle trip but what can I say the track is famous for its bad weather and breathtaking car races. A photo later we went on to Stavelot where the associated museum is located. Matching our entry to Belgium, we went to a French fries restaurant in this case it is saver to say over here Belgium fries restaurant for lunch.
Strengthened and full of energy it was time to move on because we had still 180km to go. Doesn't sound like much at first, but when it rains it is, on the small roads where we were traveling on, still a good amount of km. The route itself meandered through the Ardennes and the scenery here is really underrated!!! Just because it doesn't have a name like Stelvio doesn't mean you can't have fun on two wheels!!!
Personal opinion: I really like it here and if the weather cooperates, a motorcycle rider will be very happy over here!!!
After a few rain showers and dry passages we reached Bouillon and the smiles on the faces were not only because we were getting dry, but also because the sky cleared up at the entrance to Bouillon, Belgian chocolats were dealt out in the garage (boot-chocolate instead od boot-beer...) and a grand old hotel awaited and later spoiled us with a really good dinner.
Thanks to my Sweepers Heaven Eifel group for the great day.I'm already looking forward to tomorrow
PS: Tomorrow there will be a little highlight morning for our ladies - chocolate - why, why and what!? I might tell you tomorrow.
Another day in Paradise
What a way to start the day: The first thing on the agenda was chocolate - because if you're ever in Belgium you shouldn't miss out on these calories!!!! So the first thing we had was breakfast and then we went shopping for chocolate. At 11:30 a.m. the time had come and the journey to Luxenburg could begin. The start of the tour!? Just divine - curves curves and then immediately curves again - simply brilliant - the whole thing on dry asphalt and in a fantastic landscape - what more could you want for a biker's heart. After the first few kilometers we went through wide landscapes and surrounded by cornfields, our journey went to France where the 2nd highlight awaited us - Sedan Castle. Impressed by the history of the castle and in combination with a small lunch, we continued our journey towards the Musée de la Biere. A real highlight for everyone who loves beer!!! Later in the afternoon we went to Orval and after all the chocolate in the morning and the heat today it was time to head towards the hotel. Because as a grand finale, Axel organized Budbeer, and that was waiting for us – I just say ice-cold and healthy.
I say boldly that was a successful day. Yes and tomorrow, what is tomorrow?
The is our rest day - but that's no reason for us to leave the motorcycles behind - so our trip tomorrow will be a lap around Luxenburg.
I'm already looking forward to it - and now I wish everyone good night from our group.
Axel over and out
Hello from Luxembourg
What another fantastic day on our tour.
Until now, even I was not aware of what Luxembourg can offer a motorcyclist. How should I describe it- MMmmmmm
Maybe so, if small roads through forests along small parks and castles make a great tour for you and maybe you looking for a lot of sweepers then this is the day - certainly one you will not forget!!!
Of course there are also passages where you looking forward for a curve, but sometimes it is also good to have a small break in between, just on side even here they got some switchbacks like in the Alps.
This rest day round was simply worth it and on top there were 2 tour guides on bike today in our case you could say: front axle and rear axle.
See you back here tomorrow for our day 7 as it will take us further south where a lot of highlights await.
Stay tuned and check back
Theme of the day: The Battle of Verdun during WW1
Welcome on day 7
Welcome on a sunny morning - actualy deffintly to sunny - Why 27 C when we started the day.
Today we are riding from Luxembourg to Nacy and on this day we will catch up withe the past - Which means we will step back in time where things have happend - what should have not been.
Everybody who nows a little bit of history and is intrested to learn more about this time frame is just on the right day and tour.
I dont´want to step to deep in history and the theme is not what you can describe in a view words - that why I just say - it is worth it to see it !!!!
After this impressive moment on all the historical places Axel was waiting for us with a picknick which gave us the power back which we needed for the rest of the day to survive the power of the sun.
All in one it was a great day witch might touched one or the other quite a bit. Finaly we we arrived at Nancy and as we praid for on this hot day - every room had an AC !!!!!!
For dinner we went out, just arround the corner and i have to say it was realy good.
So time for bed - Let´s see what the next day will bring - Once I can say already it's got something to do with a lot of curves
See you tomorrow here
Today we did honor to the day - Sweepers Heaven Eifel is definitely the right name for this tour. In the case of today the Vosges - not really high, but curves over curves - for our group and for me it was by far the best day for motorcycling on this tour!!!! It started with rain and a short stretch on the highway to get to the Vosges! But then we were in motorcycle heaven in the truest sense of the word - left right - up down - just fantastic - we are all simply enthusiastic about the route today - there was sunshine and thanks to the rain it was pleasantly warm today. On top of that there was a picnic and historical moments rounded off the day. And now we'll let a few pictures speak for themselves and who doesn't believe how beautiful it is here!? Just come and ride with us and we will show you that this trip is worth it
Tomorrow is the last day of riding and for me the sad feeling of saying goodbye comes more and more up – on the other hand it proves that we have become a smale riding family with all what belongs to this – like nicknames ( Jogi/ Pappa Bear/ Shadow……)
I can honest say I will miss you all – thanks for having the chance to meet you all and ride not as a tourguide and costumers – thanks for riding as friends
I already hope that we catch up again – doesn’t matter where ever it will be.
Let's do it - last day of riding- from Rott to Bad Kreuznach
To describe this day is kind of hard for me because it is the last day. For me I can say it is kind of tough as a tour guide because it clicked between all of us and to ride with this group was just a pleasure. If I look at the impressive couple like Lucy and Thomas which have proved to me that age is just a number!!! And I already wish for myself that if I reach that age that I will keep my young heart like them and be able to ride the bike like Thomas or like Bob, Keith Greg, Gerald, and and and all the others on this ride
I just can say thank you for this great tour with all of you!!!!
The day itself started cool and nice - the road was winding along the day through the Pfälzer Wald and along the German wine road and it was again a pleasant ride.
Oh man these days have been flying - I'm going to miss this bunch of bikers!!!
At the end I can say after this tour - this tour is worth to ride it.
Now I think I will not ride much more because it is time for the last dinner together and I like to enjoy all the conversations what will be popping up and of course we will play again some jokes on each other based on our given nicknames.
So here are some pictures what will give you some impression of our last day. But the most important thing is on one side that we came back in one piece and on the other hand that we had a great time together!!!
Once again - thanks for this ride and all the fun and I´m looking forward to see you again - for the A team the tour is just over and tomorrow we will move on to Paris where we will take on the next tour - which one?
From Paris to Omaha - if this is something for you !? - lets find out at our blog which will be soon on our webpage to.
Front Axel and Rear Axel