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self guided motorcycle tour germany: harz mountains, dambusters, colditz and vosges 11 days 2018-11-30T15:29:17+00:00



This Self Guided motorcycle tour of Germany contains some of the finest riding roads and scenery in Europe, a real cultural melting pot brimming over with medieval cobbled streets, timber framed buildings, magnificent castles all surrounded by the craggy peaks of the Harz Mountains and linked by beautiful, empty sweeping tarmac roads.

Often cited as Germany’s best kept secret, the Harz is a true biker paradise but your tour doesn’t stop there, you’ll ride down to the famous B500, through the Black Forest and experience the twisting roads and jaw dropping scenery of the Voges Mountains in Eastern France. What more could you ask for?

On a Magellan Self Guided tour we take care of everything, your hotels, routes and crossings are all sorted by us and we are totally flexible on dates, departure points and trip lengths. So why not get in touch today to start your adventure.

Highlights of the tour

  • Medieval Towns and Castles of Germany’s heartland
  • The 88 bends of the Kyffauser in southern Harz
  • Two “Dambuster” dams of Eder Dam and Mohne Dam
  • Nurburgring and Colditz Castle Rideouts
  • The B500 in the German Black Forest, a fast wide road across the forest ridge that constantly appears in top 10 biking roads in the world.
  • Deep forests and the twisty roads of the Vosges Mountains.
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Harz Mountains Tour 2015. Great trip, great roads, great company, great organisation. Looking forward to being with Magellan Motorcycle Tours once again in 2016
Paul T

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Self Guided

Motorcycle Tour of Germany

Harz Mountains

11 Days

3 countries

From £1299

Self Guided Motorcycle Tour of Germany: Harz Mountains itinerary

traditional german town

Day 1 / 243 miles Leisurely cruise through France and Belgium onto your first hotel destination in the Eifel Mountain region of Germany.

Day 2 / 170 miles Scenic ride through the German countryside, visit the Mohne Dam, the scene of a triumphant attack by the 617 squadron in WW2 and then settle in for the evening to relax.

Day 3 / 151 miles From the Mohne Dam you ride through the Harz Mountains and onto your base for the next 3 nights in Lower Saxony.

Day 4-5 Ride outs along some of the most glorious motorcycling roads the region has to offer. Visits to the cobbled streets and famous 13th century castle of Stolberg, ride throught the old east/west border town of Braunlage and onto the medieval town of Wernigerode with its fairy tale castle as well as the infamous 88 bends of the Kyffauser in southern Harz. To top it off how about a ride out to Colditz Castle and see how the prisoners planned their glider escape.

Day 6 / 223 miles Ride towards Boppard, stopping off at the Eder Dam, immortalised by the “Dambusters” operation of May 16th 1943 and finishing at your next base for the following few nights.

Day 7 Ride outs along the Rhine valley to the medieval castles of Burg Eltz and Castle Marksburg, take a detour to the weekend motorcycling haven of Cochem, or for the more adventurous the Nürburgring is right on your doorstep (check opening times first).

Day 8 / 145 miles From here you make your way down along the riverside for most of the day winding through vineyards ending in Baden Baden.

Day 9 / 162 miles From Baden Baden you ride one of Germany’s most popular motorcycle roads the B500 before crossing into France and tackling the Vosges mountains down towards your hotel near Strasbourg in France.

Day 10 / 237 miles Ride north through the epic scenery of the Vosges before bedding down for your last hotel stop in the Champagne-Ardennes region of France.

Day 11 / 191 miles Hearty breakfast and then onto the channel tunnel for the final leg of the trip home…

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walking around the harz mountains
bmws on the german b500 forest road
Route 500 is one of the most spectacular stretches through Germany’s Black Forest. It begins with a fast, sweeping road before descending into the deep forest. And with plenty of lay-bys along the way there’s time to stop off and soak up the views.

The final stretch leads to Baden Baden – the famous spa town – and with tight switchback turns and barriers along the route you could be forgiven for thinking you’re on a race track., voted number 1 in their 'top 10 best European driving destinations’

What’s included

  • Euro Tunnel return trip Folkestone-Calais (if Folkestone isn’t convenient for you do please get in touch as other crossings can be arranged).
  • 10 Nights accommodation in good quality hotels and 5 evening meals.
  • Excellent breakfast each morning
  • Full use of all hotels’ leisure facilities
  • Detailed route plans and maps
  • GPS routes (Garmin / Tom Tom)
  • Detailed daily itinerary including sights and suggested coffee and lunch stops

What’s not

  • Fuel (we will give you an estimate in the tour pack)
  • Toll charges
  • Admission charges
  • Occasional hotel parking charges
  • Meals and drinks other than specified above
  • Travel/Breakdown insurance covering repatriation back to the UK (see “before you go” section above)


  • We require a £295.00 deposit per person at the time of booking. The balance payment is due 10 weeks before the commencement date.
  • Two people – One bike shared room £1495pp

  • One person – One bike shared room £1795pp

  • One person – One bike shared room £2095pp

traditional harz potatoes and bacon

For more information on what to get prepared before your trip, what insurance to sort as well as the answers to many frequently asked questions see the “before you go” section at the top of the page.

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We frequently arrange motorcycle hire for our touring clients from abroad or those in the UK who don’t currently have their own bike or just fancy a change. We have access to a full range of modern Touring, Sports Touring and Adventure bikes as well as the full current Harley Davidson lineup through our rental partners in the South East.

Depending on provider we can arrange:

  • Airport transfers or Hotel delivery & pickup
  • Luggage storage facilities
  • Clothing, GPS, hard and soft luggage hire
  • Comprehensive breakdown and insurance
  • Unlimited mileage agreements

Let us know which trip takes your fancy, what type of bike you require and we’ll do the rest.


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