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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
IN THE PRICE?
Harley-Davidson® Authorised Rental
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
One Person, One Bike, One Room
Two People, One Bike, One Room
Two People, Two Bikes, One Room
Price is per person and includes VAT at 20% and is charged in Pound Sterling (GBP).
5 - 13 July 2015
19 - 27 June 2016
28 Aug - 5 Sep 2016