Classic Tours.


Classic Tours are just that, Classic!   Road tours in Europe catering to a wide variety of tastes and styles.  A relaxing week in the Ardennes, a hard charging blast in the Alps, the spectacle of Rome and Naples or enjoying the autumn sunshine in Andalucia, there is sure to be one to suit you particular style and taste.

The tags on each tour should give you a quick feel of the when, the where and the style of each tour.  

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Andalucia Short Break

9th Nov 2017 - 13th Nov 2017

Do you need something to beat the winter blues? Andalucia has year round riding close to the Mediterranean so why not joins us for a short break to beat the winter blues? Fly into Malaga where your hire bike will be waiting and enjoy three great days riding around Andalucia visiting Seville and Cordoba. Two nights in Paradors and two in 4-star hotels this short break is the perfect way to dispel the winter riding blues.

 

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The Grand Tour: Italy

19th Apr 2018 - 6th May 2018

Starting in Carros on the hills above Nice you can choose to ride in or ship your bike and fly in to the start of the tour. This Grand Tour of Italy has no time to waste as you ride straight to the UNESCO listed Cinque Terre before Florence, Assisi, Rome, Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast. Your trip is crammed with must see destinations, UNESCO listed historical sites and beautiful and relaxing locations. With three nights in Rome and two each in Florence, Sorrento and Sicily you have plenty of chances to discover Italy.

 

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Highlands and Islands: Scotland

6th May 2018 - 13th May 2018

Featuring vast mountain ranges, timeless lochs and ancient castles, Scotland is steeped in history, both human and natural. This week-long tour takes in ancient Edinburgh, one of the most beautiful and atmospheric cities in Europe, before heading north into the Highlands. This tour takes you off the beaten track to see the real Scotland staying in small villages in local hotels you get a real taste for this timeless and remote land and its people.

 

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D- Day Beaches

10th May 2018 - 13th May 2018

Operation Neptune was the first step in Operation Overlord and the battle to regain Europe. You will spend four days on a journey around Normandy and the beaches that were the scene of this seminal battle of WWII. Staying in the heart of Bayeux we are ideally placed to explore the many sites, but there is also time to relax and enjoy the best of french food and wine. Your guide is former British Army Major Nigel Richardson (ret).

 

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Mountains: Picos and Asturias

11th May 2018 - 20th May 2018

Mountains: Picos and Asturias is one of our most riding-focused tours, with many miles to cover along some of Europe’s very best riding roads. This new for 2017 tour is taking our ever popular "Mountains" Tours to a new range. The Alps and Pyrenees have been a massive hit with riders and so both are being repeated this year. The Picos and Asturias may not be as famous as their cousins, but the riding can be just as good and the roads are quieter. Staying in remote mountain hotels, Paradors and a Quinta on the banks of the Douro the destinations are great, but the riding to get there is even better!

 

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Loire Long Weekender

17th May 2018 - 22nd May 2018

You’ll be meandering along fantastic motorcycling roads between overnight stops in Angers, Orleans and Chartres, where you will enjoy one of the true highlights of this short tour. The annual tradition of Chartres en Lumières is a delightful blend of old and new, with the 800-year-old UNESCO- listed Chartres Cathedral being lit up by over 300,000 watts of illumination in a dazzling and dynamic light show which brings it to vivid life.

 

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Sardinia and Corsica

26th May 2018 - 10th Jun 2018

An initial ride through France and Switzerland is the appetiser before you reach the sunshine of the Mediterranean. An overnight ferry is your gateway to the Italian paradise of Sardinia, home to sweeping roads, stunning beaches and glorious sunshine, and French Corsica still awaits. Staying in fishing villages, old fortified towns and close to the beaches this tour combines great riding, stunning locations and the warmth of the Mediterranean Islands.

 

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Battlefields 101: Verdun

6th Jun 2018 - 10th Jun 2018

101 years have passed since the Battle of Verdun, the longest single battle of World War One. In 300 days 800,000 men lost their lives as the battle rocked back and forth over just five miles. In the end Germany withdrew from the battle as they could no longer sustain the losses. Perhaps Verdun as much as any WW1 battle shows how clearly this was a war of attrition. Our tour will respectfully visit the scenes of so much sacrifice and bravery. We will spend two days focussing on Verdun and the third on the Argonne accompanied by the noted historian Martin Peglar.

 

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Lakes and Mountains Italy

11th Jun 2018 - 22nd Jun 2018

Lakes and Mountains: Italy is an easier paced tour but it is still packed with great riding. You start with a couple of longer days as our route heads first to Switzerland and Lake Lausanne. The Simplon Pass, once a smugglers route takes you up over 2,000m as you cross from Switzerland to Italy en route to Lake Maggiore. Then two nights on Lake Como are followed by two more on Lake Garda. St Moritz, The Black Forest and the Ardennes are all on the route home. Ideal for riders and pillions looking for great mountain riding combined with stunning locations and days to relax.

 

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Motorrad Days

4th Jul 2018 - 11th Jul 2018

BMW’s annual celebration of all-things Motorrad has grown into a huge Bavarian festival, with over 40,000 guests. Stunt shows, Beer Tents, Bikes, Clubs, Accessory Suppliers, Ride Outs and a great party - Motorrad Days has it all. Motorrad Tours is offering a VIP experience you can’t get anywhere else. For 2017, new routes, new towns and new hotels, but all the same fun!

 

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Mountains: Pyrenees

13th Jul 2018 - 22nd Jul 2018

Mountains: Pyrenees is one of our most riding-focused tours, with many miles to cover along some of Europe’s very best riding roads. This tour was new for 2015 taking our ever popular "Mountains" Tours to a new range. It proved a massive hit with riders and so is being repeated again this year. The Pyrenees may not be as famous as the Alps, but the riding can be just as good and the roads are quieter. If you want to enjoy some of Tour Director Richard Millington's favourite roads in Europe then this one is for you.The destinations are great but this one is definitely about the journey!

 

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Dams of the Ruhr

14th Jul 2018 - 22nd Jul 2018

Tracing the renowned WWII Dam Busters raid your tour first stops in the Ardennes before heading into the beautiful Ruhr Valley. Two nights spent near Hagan offers the chance to visit two of the dams made famous in Operation Chastise. From here you’ll head further along the Ruhr before a night in the beautiful Schloss Waldeck overlooking the Eder Dam. Another two-night stopover in Rothenburg offers a chance to explore this unspoilt Medieval town, or more riding, before heading towards Baden Baden in the Black Forest and on to our final day in the Ardennes.

 

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Portugal and the Picos Mountains

22nd Jul 2018 - 5th Aug 2018

Spend two enchanting weeks riding through the twisty, quiet mountain roads and rugged landscapes of northern Spain and Portugal. You have two days in the historic and culturally significant city of Santiago de Compostela before the ride takes us back into the mountains and then two nights spent in a vineyard on the banks of the Douro. Great hotels and paradors set against the stunning back drop of the Douro Valley and the Picos and Cantabrian Mountains.

 

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Meandering in the Moselle

11th Aug 2018 - 18th Aug 2018

The river Moselle twists and turns its way like a blue ribbon between Trier and Koblenz along one of Germany's most beautiful river valleys. The Moselle flows through a region that has been shaped by man ever since it was first cultivated by the Romans. Now the terraced vineyards seem to rise up almost to the sky growing the grapes for some of the best Rieslings. Enjoy easy riding days along the the Moselle and the Rhine and a half day river cruise on the Rhine.

 

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Alpine High

17th Aug 2018 - 26th Aug 2018

Alpine High is ten days of exhilarating riding and great hotels based in the Alps. It is an easier paced tour than our Mountains: Alps tour with lower daily mileages in the Alps themselves and a free day in Europe's highest city - Davos. Ideal for couples, first time Alpine riders or those looking for a more relaxed tour it should still not be underestimated. All Alpine riding can be challenging and demanding.

 

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Highlands and Islands: Scotland

2nd Sep 2018 - 9th Sep 2018

Featuring vast mountain ranges, timeless lochs and ancient castles, Scotland is steeped in history, both human and natural. This week-long tour takes in ancient Edinburgh, one of the most beautiful and atmospheric cities in Europe, before heading north into the Highlands. This tour takes you off the beaten track to see the real Scotland staying in small villages in local hotels you get a real taste for this timeless and remote land and its people.

 

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Emerald Isle: Ireland

8th Sep 2018 - 16th Sep 2018

Tour Ireland taking in the untamed coastlines, the friendly towns and the rustic villages, and the natural wonders that give it such a deserved reputation for beauty. Away from the cities, there is no such thing as a motorway or even a main road, so you’ll enjoy twisting back roads along coasts, over hills and through valleys. Of course, the Irish are famous for their hospitality, their music, their beer and the craic, all of which will not be in short supply.

 

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Andalucia in Autumn

15th Sep 2018 - 29th Sep 2018

You can fly into Malaga, where your motorcycle will be waiting in the warmth of the Andalusian Autumn (or fall), and head off into the incredible Sierra Nevada National Park. You’ll ride to the Moorish influenced Granada and the historic Alhambra palace. This tour moves between mountains, plains and coastal routes, delivering stunning riding roads, staying in authentic Spanish Paradors and welcoming hotels. All you need to chose is whether to ride or fly in?

 

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Andalucia Short Break

1st Nov 2018 - 5th Nov 2018

Do you need something to beat the winter blues? Andalucia has year round riding close to the Mediterranean so why not joins us for a short break to beat the winter blues? Fly into Malaga where your hire bike will be waiting and enjoy three great days riding around Andalucia visiting Seville and Cordoba. Two nights in Paradors and two in 4-star hotels this short break is the perfect way to dispel the winter riding blues.

 

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Seville at Easter

14th Apr 2019 - 28th Apr 2019

The return of one of our most popular tours! We trace a beautiful route between the wonderful cities of Leon, Salamanca and Caceres to Seville. With a long and fascinating history, Seville is a blend of Spanish, Islamic and Moorish architecture and culture. Our tour incorporates the famous Easter Parades in Seville, during which the city is taken over by the festival. We also visit Ronda, an old Roman city, and home to the world-famous Ronda Road.