DAMBUSTERS TOUR 2018, Bespoke Tour

Dambusters

In a action packed week you relive the historic Operation Chastise, the 1943 plan to destroy 3 mighty Ruhr dams, the Möhne, Sorpe and Eder dams, which provided vital services to German industry. En route, you will visit a museum with a original Dambuster bomb, and a V2 launch center in France whose construc&on was possibly delayed thanks to the Dambuster operation.

Depending on your duration, you will ride through the industrial complexes of the Ruhrgebiet, and visit a Gasometer in Oberhausen, part of the European Route of Industrial Heritage. In a day-long round trip, you will then ride to all 3 dams, and return to the UK via scenic routes through the German Eifel region, Luxembourg and Belgium. In this H-D Approved Short Break Tour, you will visit 6 European Countries and representative H-D dealerships. 

Day 1

After arriving in the UK, transfer is organised from the airport to your hotel, where you stay for 2 nights. In the evening, meet your fellow travellers and Tour Guides for a welcome drink and dinner. 

DISTANCE: 0m

Day 2

After collecting your Rental Harley-Davidson from Guildford H-D, we will do a short ride to Brooklands Museum, stepping under a real Concorde and looking at a original Dambuster bomb. Easy going through British country roads to shake off the cobwebs of jetlag and adjust to the narrower and winding roads of Europe. 

DISTANCE: 90m

Day 3

Leaving Guildford after breakfast, we ride down to Folkstone to take the Eurotunnel train to Calais. We will visit La Coupole, a impressive WW2 German basis build to launch V2 rockets into London.

DISTANCE: 155m

Day 4

A scenic day ride through 4 countries, France, Belgium, Netherlands and Germany. Enroute we take short breaks at 3 H-D dealerships, Lille (F), Ghent (B) and Veghel (NL), before visiting and having drinks at the Harley-Davidson Thunderbike Roadhouse in Hamminkeln. 

DISTANCE: 260m

Day 5

Ride through the German Ruhrgebiet and visit of a historic Gasometer near Oberhausen. Ride into the Sauerlandregion, staying in a local Hotel for 2 nights, with breakfast and dinner included.

DISTANCE: 150m

Day 6

After breakfast, we leave for our “flight-ride” around the 3 dams, Sorpe, Möhne, and Eder, followed by a short visit to the H-D dealership in Kassel. After returning to our hotel, a “mission accomplished” drink and dinner are included in the Tour price.

DISTANCE: 175m

Day 7

We ride back west via the German Eifel region, making sure not to miss a visit to the small Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. After a picturesque ride through the Ardennes, we stay overnight in a hotel near Bastogne, Belgium.

DISTANCE: 245m

Day 8

Early departure for the long ride home on the motorways. There will be appropriate breaks and we stay overnight in the small town of Hardelot-Plage for a stroll along the Opale Shore beach.

DISTANCE: 250m

Day 9

After breakfast and a short ride along the coast to the Eurotunnel near Calais, we proceed to Guildford Harley-Davidson to return our rental motorcycles by 12:00. Transfer from 15:00 onwards to airport or hotel as individually arranged.

DISTANCE: 155m

WHAT'S INCLUDED

IN THE PRICE?

  • Harley-Davidson® Authorised Rental

  • Fuel

  • 8 nights of accommodation in comfortable hotels, all with breakfast and parking

  • Transfers: Airport – Hotel - H-D Authorised Rental - Airport

  • 2 Eurotunnel crossings

  • Dinner and drinks on some days

  • Entrance and parking fees

  • Discounts on dealership T-shirt from 6 countries: Guildford (UK), Lille (F), Ghent (B), Veghel (NL), Thunderbike (D) and Luxembourg (L)

  • 2 experienced Tour Guides

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE?

  • Snacks / Drinks

  • Some meals

  • Personal expenses

HOW MUCH IS IT GOING TO COST?

One Person, One Bike, One Room

£3,710

Two People, One Bike, One Room

£2,530

Two People, Two Bikes, One Room

£3,270

Price is per person and includes VAT at 20% and is charged in Pound Sterling (GBP).

DATES

 5 - 13 July 2015

19 - 27 June 2016

28 Aug - 5 Sep 2016