ECM Motorcycles
ECM Motorcycles

Fantastic roads, great scenery, good food.

The Black Forest has it all which is why we keep going back.

 

Join us for our seven day / six night trip leaving in Late May / Early June to avoid the swarms of tourists who go there for their holidays, it is always a good guide when travelling abroad to eat, drink and visit where the locals go!

Our trip will take us on some of the best biking roads in Europe, you will experience the warm welcome that Germany offers. When we reach the Black Forest you will see what everyone raves about; miles of smooth tarmac with sweeping bends and the odd tight one to maintain your concentration. If that is not enough you will be amazed by the stunning views round every corner.

Don’t forget your camera !

 


We are happy to escort you all the way (ideal for first-timers) or if you would prefer to travel at your own pace we can provide you with the Sat Nav co-ordinates for the hotels. Likewise, when we arrive in Germany we can show you some of the great routes or you can explore and find your own routes.                                          

 

But be warned if you find some interesting routes we might steal them off you.

 

The evenings will be spent in a local restaurant / bar in the picturesque town square where we can swap stories about the day and plan for tomorrow.

Your return crossing with Eurotunnel, 3 - 4 star ensuite hotel rooms are included in the price, as is breakfast and secure parking at all hotels. However, additional security measures are recommended.

 

Please note the itineries quoted for our trips are to be used as a 'guide only'.  We reserve the right to alter the actual route due weather conditions, road and traffic conditions or a majority vote by the group. However, we are happy to provide Sat Nav co-ordinayes for all our hotels so that indiviuals can take alternative routes if preffered.

 

To enable us to get group discounts and therefore keep the price as low as possible for you, the trip is based on a minimum of six guests travelling with us, we reserve the right to cancel the trip and refund any deposits if the minimum numbers are not met.

 

Itinerary:

 

Day One: 278 miles

An early crossing on Eurotunnel and a quick run down  the motorway to get us away from the the Channel ports on through France with a stop to top up with coffee and fuel after a couple of hours. Lunch in a cafe, coffee in a beautiful town overlooking the river Semois and then onto our first overnight stop in Luxembourg. With a selection of restaurants and cafés to suit every taste.

 

 

Luxembourg 

 

 

 

 

Day Two: 205 Miles
Leaving Luxembourg, we head into Germany, and our coffee stop is in the picturesque town of Bernkastel where we can enjoy the view over the Moselle River, then moving onto Fischbach for lunch. Afterwards we start to get a taste of what Germany has to offer sweeping bends and some tighter turns in glorious wooded scenery. All too soon we will arrive at our base for the next four nights  on the edge of the Black Forest and tantalisingly close to the legendary B500, but that will have to wait until tomorrow !!!! 

 

 

 

Bernkastel

 

Day Three / Four / Five:

What do YOU want to do ? 
We have several routes through the Black Forest we can ride with you or you can go exploring yourself.             
We will meet up each evening to share our experiences and plan tomorrow. 

 

Look out B500. Here we come !

The Town Square

 

 

 

 

 

Day Six: 179 miles

We wave a sad goodbye to the Black Forest and begin our meandering route back home. But the trip isn’t over yet as we head to beautiful Trier on the banks of the Moselle river for lunch and then back to Luxembourg  for our last night.

 

Trier

 

 

Day Seven: 270 miles

The last part of our trip sees us heading back towards Calais and our late afternoon Eurotunnel train back to Folkestone and a chance to exchange contact details and think about the next trip.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So how much will this amazing trip cost ?

 

Single traveller sharing a hotel room                                           £750 per person

Single traveller with their own hotel room                                    £925 per person

Pillion sharing a hotel room with their rider                                 £625 per person

 

Non -refundable  50% deposit  per person payable at time of booking

Balance due a minimum of 12 weeks before start of the tour.

The tour price includes

  • Return Eurotunnel crossing
  • 6 nights 3 / 4 star hotel
  • Breakfast
  • Sat Nav co-ordinates for each hotel
  • Route plans if you require them
  • Hotel Parking

 

The tour price excludes

  • Petrol
  • Toll charges (vignette)
  • Admission charges
  • Meals other than those specified
  • Any fines (if you are being silly)

 

 

 

 

The Small Print:

Although we will make every effort to stick to the itinerary detailed above; we reserve the right to make changes where necessary.                                                                        

ECM Tours also cannot be held responsible for any traffic, road or weather conditions on each day of travel.                                                                                                          ECM Tours cannot be held responsible for any delays in your channel crossing to or from the UK, whether caused by bad weather or any other circumstances. In the event of a delay you will be responsible for providing your own meals and accommodation.        

ECM Tours reserve the right to request you leave the tour if your behaviour both on the road or at the destinations is considered to be dangerous to others or disrespectful to the other members of the tour or to the residents of the places we visit.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Your Vehicle:

You are responsible for your own motorcycle, the manner in which you decide to ride and for any pillion passengers.

You are required to ride within the law in any country visited.                                                                                                     

ECM Tours will not accept any responsibility for violation of the law.

Valid motorcycle insurance is your own responsibility and must be valid for the duration of the tour. Although most comprehensive policies provide European cover you are required to let your insurer know when you will be travelling abroad.

You are required to take out your own European motorcycle recovery policy.                                                                                   

 ECM Tours accept no responsibility for transporting you, your bike or your pillion to any alternative destination in case of breakdown or accident. Furthermore, in case of motorcycle breakdown (mechanical) the cost of any repair or service will be solely the responsibility of its owner.

You must carry your driving license, insurance certificate, current MOT and vehicle registration document (V5) at all times.

Depending on our exit agreement with The EU, you may be required to hold a European Driving Permit which is obtainable from a Post Office

 

 

 

Medical:

Medical insurance is your own responsibility and must be valid for the duration of the tour and must cover holiday cancellation, accident, illness and death. Please check that you are covered to ride motorcycles abroad as many travel insurance policies only cover up to 125cc. Motorcycling is usually listed in the Dangerous sports section of the policy small print. From our own experience The Post Office travel insurance DOES cover riding larger capacity machines.

You should obtain the new E111 card (application form available from your local Post Office). This is an agreement within EC countries and will enable you to claim back a percentage of any medical fees.                                                

Passport:

UK passport holders should carry a valid passport at all times. Non-UK passport holders must ensure that they meet all visa requirements for the countries included in the chosen tour. 

 

Refunds:

The trip is based on a minimum of six guests travelling with us, if the trip is not filled it may be cancelled and in this case ONLY; all monies paid will be refunded.

If you decide to leave the tour for any reason ECM Tours cannot accept responsibility of refunding any money.

We also reserve the right, in any circumstances, to cancel your booking, giving you eight weeks’ notification and a full refund of all monies paid, unless the circumstances are beyond our control.

Refunds will not be made in the following situations: war, threat of war, riots, civil strife, terrorist activity, industrial disputes, natural disasters, fire, technical problems to transport, closure or congestion of ports, cancellations or changes to schedules by carriers ceasing to operate due to adverse weather conditions or other reasons and similar events beyond our control or where we cancel because you fail to pay the balance of your holiday cost.