Eifel Tour June 2019
Day 1 - The Hague to Koerperich, Eifel Germany
After meetings and greetings, we set off on our way. We rode for about an hour on the motorways before exiting and heading through The Netherlands and into Belgium via smaller roads. When we left Dordrecht, the weather was fair but as we rode into Germany, the clouds thickened. A light rain shower latter in the afternoon necessitated a short stop in order for us to put on our rain gear but luckily, any additional rain was light and ended as quickly as it started. Towards dinner time, we arrived in Körperich but due to late commitments in joining the others on the trip, Ray and I made our way to our lodging in nearby Mettendorf. We all joined up for dinner and drinks later in the evening before ending our day about 300km from where we started.
Day 2 - The Eifel Tour part 1
The next morning greeted us with a cool and cloudy start, and we began the day’s riding heading out of Körperich. We spent the morning riding many terrific roads through charming small towns/villages before pausing for coffee at a scenic spot high above the Mosel river. We resumed riding and about an hour later, stopped for lunch consisting of delicious currywurst and pomme frites. We ended the day’s riding at the hotel where Ray and I were staying for a quick drink, but enjoyed dinner, drinks, at Im Goldenen Grund before ending our day.
Day 3 - Eifel tour part 2.
The last full day of riding began with clear skies and seasonal temperatures, and as the planned route was a bit shorter than that of the previous day, we started our ride a bit later in the morning. Although Grant usually leads the way, for this portion of the trip, Brian took the honors. We headed south into Luxemburg and then back into Germany towards Saarburg before stopping for coffee. We then continued riding before stopping for a tasty lunch at a small café along the route. We finished our day towards late afternoon and had a brief drink before adjourning for our final dinner.
Day 4 - The trip back home.....
On Monday morning, we began our journey back to Den Haag by bidding safe travels to Brian who was heading south on the next leg of his adventure. After a brief stop in Vianden, we continued through Luxemburg and into Belgium where we stopped at Remouchamps to stretch our legs and have some coffee. We bid goodbye to Grant as he continued on to Den Haag on his own as business would take him overseas in the evening. The four of us finished our break and continued riding back to The Netherlands and after a quick stop for lunch made our way to our respective exits off the motorway and back to our homes. About 1324km after it began another great trip came to an end.
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Eifel Tour June 2018
Saturday the 19th May, "'Pinksteren''' weekend and we set off at 0645 heading to the Texaco garage to pick up our newest member Richard. Further down the A4 to the MacDonalds at Dordrecht and a quick bite to eat before we set off towards Eindhoven. Grant had forgotten to tighten his chin strap so stopped at the next services but being at the back the rest of the group carried on. Luckily no worries, we all had GPS and the rule is always to meet at the next exit on the route. At Eindhoven the route started proper, through the south of Holland across into Belgium a couple of times before crossing into Germany. The weather got warmer as we headed south and the roads better and more bendy. Scenery was fantastic. We arrived at our hotel Im Goldener Grund around 1700.
Day 2 After a good German breakfast we headed East towards the Mosel river. Weather was wonderful, sunny and warm. Roads great but with a lot of holiday traffic on the river roads. After a stop in Reil for Currywurst for lunch we drove back eastwards, stopping in Urzig to sample some wine and then back towards our hotel. On the way back we encountered our first shower which was a bit annoying seeing it had been dry so far but more importantly the roads were incredibly slippery so the speed came down and the concentration up. Arrived back at our hotel around 1700.
Day 3. Early start from Koerperich and heading west across the border into Luxemburg. Quick photo shoot at the castle in Vianden then back north towards the Belgian border. Afternoon run through Belgium was a mix of straight and rather dull roads coupled with great forest lined bends!
Arrival back at Tilburg was 1530. We went our separate ways from here.
Great weekend had by all!
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Eifel Tour June 2017
Tour starts just below Eindhoven so you need to plan your route acordingly. From The Hague its about 160 km to the start point. From Eindhoven the route takes you due south into Belgium and Northern Eifel part of Germany. The roads in Belgium are renowned for being a bit rough still but as soon as you cross the border into Germany they
improve. The road takes in B roads in Germany and vary between tight curves and sweeping bends. Riding in the Eifel really is a great experience. If you tire of all the bends you can always drop down into the Mosel Valley and take an easy ride along the river. Take care on the speed limits here, as they are strictly enforced. Our overnight stays were in the village of Koerperich just across the border from Vianden in Luxemburg. A great hotel at excellent rates. The name is Im Goldener Grund.
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Older Germany Tours - pre 2017
There are some pre 2017 Germany tours available below if you click the button shown. Reason for these held separately is due to the fact that Webs changed the platform making it easier and more user friendly to design the webpages. Many of the older tours are still in the older format. Don't let that put you off. The details including files are all available for viewing and downloading.