You will meet your tour guide at the channel tunnel terminal in Folkestone ready to start the Great Escape Tour. You then ride to Meerbusch just over the German border for a good nights rest. After dinner, there will be a briefing of your next 11 day riding adventure. The following morning we ride up into the Hartz Mountains via the Mohne Dam.
Our route then meanders through the beautiful German countryside for an amazing night in Colditz Castle before heading on a guided tour of the Auswitch-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland via the Czech Republic. Your tour then takes you through Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia and into Italy where we ride two of the most iconic Italian passes namely the San Boldo and Stelvio. The tour continues through Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and France before heading back to the train home.
Yes that’s 14 countries in 12 days!
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I was not sure what to expect from this tour but was pleasantly surprised by the "beautiful scenery" - "great roads" and the "fantastic hotels". It is not until you arrive back home that you really reflect on "what a great tour it was". One of the Hotels was actually a Boatel and I had imagined a tiny "cramped cabin" but I was "so wrong" i had a nice sized room with "air conditioning" a "double bed" and a "bar on board" with a lovely choice of "restaurants opposite" the location was perfect and the "sun was shining". With all our bikes securely parked next to the boat we went across the road a had another "splendid meal". A lot of planning has obviously gone into these tours and I can honestly say you will always have a laugh with Darren or Mark "leading the way" the knowledge these guys have in touring is "second to none" and makes it such a pleasure being "part of the group" ! Big "thank you" to you guys and I look forward to my next tour with BC Motorcycle Tours !
Just got back from riding the Great Escape Tour what an unbelievable trip,the routes we went on were just stunning, rides and views,the guides Darren and Mark were very friendly and made the trip a fantastic experience,we had a few mechanical issues on our bikes while we were out there and the went above and beyond to get things sorted and the bikes back on the road,The hotels were of a far better standard than I was expecting at the cost of the tour so would highly recommend this tour and BC motorcycle tours and will be back next year for another tour
Look guys - I am a 71 year old vicar riding a CB500X and so you you do not need a big powerful bike to enjoy this somewhat challenging adventure. What you do need is a willingness to enjoy tackling a very wide variety of roads and sometimes forest trails. Some days the distances to be covered seemed quite daunting but the scenery and the sheer enjoyment of each days rides was such that the miles passed quite quickly. It was the type of ride where you think ONLY 100 miles to go to the hotel for the night. The routes were superb and we rode some of the best motorcycling roads in each country. Darren was an excellent group leader judging the pace so that the group stayed together. My favourite country visited was Slovenia - the scenery and the roads were stunning, but the other 13 were pretty enjoyable too.