Join us for a long week-end of CLUB NEWCHURCH (formerly known as TRIDAYS), and ride to this fantastic biking festival in the heart of the Austrian Tyrol. We leave the UK on 12 June, ride through France, Belgium, Germany and Austria to the Festival, where we stay on the nights of 15, 16, 17 June and then ride back to the UK, finishing on 20 June.
We’ll enjoy some of the best roads down to the event – through the Ardennes, Vosges and Black Forest and once there, you have two days to enjoy the live music, bands & beer, see the thrills & spills of the ACE RACE, stunt shows and take guided ride outs to the Grossglockner and Eagles Nest.
All bikes are welcome to join this motorcycle tour – you do not need a Triumph Motorcycle to participate (although you will see a lot of them in Austria!) – just be someone who loves to ride!
At a glance
This is a 9 day, 8 night itinerary, covering around 1,700 miles, which starts & finishes at the Eurotunnel, Folkestone.
12 June 2017. Day 1: UK to Sedan. (200 miles)
Eurotunnel Crossing at 8.20am to France. Ride the rolling hills and rural back roads of the Ardennes to the first overnight stop in the small town of Sedan on the banks of the Meuse River. Overnight at 4* Hôtel Le Château Fort de Sedan and Group Welcome Dinner
13 June 2017. Day 2: Sedan – Baden-Baden (225 miles)
Winding roads of the northern Vosges Mountains, then cross the Rhine near Baden-Baden, in the foothills of the Black Forest. Overnight at the 3* Superior Hotel Magnetberg.
14 June 2017. Day 3: Baden-Baden – Garmisch-Partenkirchen (242 miles)
The famous twisties of the B500 south through the Black Forest and then continue southeast towards the Bavarian Alps. Overnight at the 4* Atlas Grand Hotel in the heart of the old town, which lies near the Zugspitze, Germany’s highest peak, with a 2,962m summit
15 June 2017. Day 4: Garmisch-Partenkirchen – Bramberg (133 miles)
Plenty of alpine passes along our route to the Austrian Tyrol – this is spectacular mountain riding. Three nights in 5* apartments at Wildkogel Luxury Resort.
16 & 17 June 2017. Day 5 & 6: Bramberg
Two days off to enjoy the party atmosphere of Club Newchurch! Group Event Dinner on our first night (included). Our hotel is around 4 miles from Neukirchen and free shuttle buses or our own minibus is available to take you to and from the event, according to the timetable. Alternatively, join our guided ride outs on Friday and Saturday.
18 June 2017. Day 7: Neukirchen – Freiburg (275 miles)
Head via Lake Constance and the southern edge of the Black Forest to the medieval town of Freiburg im Breisgau at the 4* Novotel Hotel.
19 June 2017. Day 8: Freiburg – Reims (265 miles)
The beautiful Regional Park of Ballons de Vosges, before the country back roads towards Gerardmer and onto Bar-le-Duc and Reims, heart of the Champagment region. Overnight at 4* Holiday Inn Reims Centre. Group Farewell Dinner at local French restaurant.
20 June 2017. Day 9: Reims – Calais – UK (190 miles)
The Regional Park of L’Avesnois and Scarpe-Escaut, before a stop off in Cambrai for lunch, then onto Calais.
We use good 4* hotels, one 5* apartment hotel for 3 nights and one 3* Superior standard hotel through this tour as follows:
For the Club Newchurch Event, we stay in Bramberg at the Wildkogel Luxury Resort, with spa and swimming pool. Bramberg is around 4 miles from Neukirchen. There is a free shuttle bus provided by the event plus we also have our own dedicated minibus that takes you between the hotel and the event at set times during the day.
Before you go
Anything that is not specifically stated in the above list is not included.
What bike do I need?
Any road touring bike, sports tourer, adventure tourer is suitable for this trip. This trip is all tarmac roads, taking you on some of the best Alpine riding you can get in Bavaria and Austria (and even into Italy). You do not have to be riding a Triumph motorcycle to participate, although you will see a lot of them through this event! Please make sure that your bike is suitably prepared for the tour. Take it to your dealer for a pre-tour check and ensure your tyres have sufficient tread to do the mileage.
What documents do I need?
Your must have with you original documents as follows; Passport, Motorcycle Registration Document (V5 or logbook), Driving Licence, Motorcycle Insurance Certificate. In addition, you need to have EU breakdown recovery policy, travel insurance and the EHIC Card.
Is there a Support Vehicle?
We do have a support vehicle for this tour. However, you still must have in place EU breakdown recovery in case of problems with your motorcycle. We also have a private minibus at the Tridays Event to provide a shuttle service between the hotel and the event.
Is it suitable for couples?
Yes, this tour is popular with couples. Our 3 night stop over in Austria is at the 5* Wildkogel Luxury Resort which has a Wellness Centre, swimming pool, sauna and treatments, which is great to relax if you do not fancy riding.