Where could you take a bike in Europe? France? For good wine and good food? Yes. Spain? Sun, sangria and se..stonking roads. Worth a visit I suppose.
The UK? History and nostalgia. Why not? And Belgium? OK. Perhaps that is stretching things a bit too far.
But Germany? The most undersold country in Europe. Stunning roads with scenery to match. But above all else, Germany has .... The Nurburgring!!
Think of every superlative you can. Then double it. Excitement by the bucketful. Fear you can hold in your hands.
Yet tell people you have ridden a motorcycle on a closed road and if you wait for the look of astonishment you will be waiting a very long time
And yet it is so difficult to explain. Tell them you were on a motorcycle tour in a one way system where you saw cars and coaches and other bikes. It says nothing. But speak to another rider who has ridden the road and you will be exchanging anecdotes as if you were reminiscing about old girlfriends. You can take your Silverstone and Brands Hatch. You can take Laguna Seca with its corkscrew. Just the one is it?
Now add some cars, saloons, four by fours, the odd Ferrari or Maserati, a BMW taxi, a race bike or two, and, just to make it interesting, a couple of coaches full tourists. All on tour together and everyone flat out. Now its getting serious.
This is Nurburgring - the Nordschliefe.
Your adrenelin will be pumping, your pulse will be racing. You will have an inane grin across your face and you will have ridden the maddest, baddest road of all. We will take you on a motorcycle tour at whatever speed you want. As you pass the beautiful castle in the centre of the circuit, we guarantee you won't see it, yet it is an imposing sight hundreds of feet in the air. You probably won't see the crowds who flock to watch the mayhem, and you won't remember the miles of track and the countless bends, you will only remember the carousal, the banked corner which turns back on itself as you somehow defy gravity for a few short seconds which seem life a lifetime.
A motorcycle tour? An adventure? Indeed it's both. And more still.
We conduct motorcycle tours to include the Nurburgring twice every year. When we tell you that we are taking bookings for eleven months time and the next three tours are full, you start to realise there are a lot of adrenelin junkies out there, craving for excitement. Why not join them?
If you have never been to the Nurburgring, the first time will be an experience like no other. We run out of superlatives when we describe it. Imagine holding your breath and touching cloth at the same time and you wont be far off.
But the RIng is not the only reason we come to this most beautiful of places. Our timing is deliberate too.
Five times every year the the valley next to the Moselle, holds the Rhine in Flames Festival. Here you will ooh and aah at probably the best fireworks spectacular you will not see the like of until the next millenium.
In the still of the night, forty or more boats, lights twinkling like stars, with muffled oars, creep along the RIver just as an almighty fireworks explosion turns night into day.
Full of bratwurst and chips, we then ride the fifty miles to our beds in the pitch black over a mountain with more hairpins than on a supermodel's head.
The cost per person will be confirmed in February and will depend upon ferry costs at the time. In the meantime, you should budget about £350 per person based on two sharing in a twin room on a Bed and Breakfast basis.
Places are very limited, not least because we have to book the hotel months in advance. Click on the "contact us" button and make your reservation.
The next time we go is MAY 2013 . Don't miss it.
Click on the "contact us" page and come and have a go if you think you're hard enough.