Triumph UK’s official adventure travel partner, GlobeBusters, will be leading 100 riders on the trip of a lifetime to the 2016 Tridays festival, in the heart of the Austrian Tyrol.
The nine-day long 1,600-mile* tour takes in some of Europe’s most spectacular routes, through the rolling hills of the Ardennes and the Vosges Mountains, over the Rhine and through the Black Forest and, of course, over spectacular Alpine passes, en-route to the festival in Neukirchen.
Riders get two full days at Tridays – a celebration of all things Triumph – where they can enjoy live music, bands and beer; see the thrills and spills of the ‘Ace Race’; test ride a Triumph bike or take guided ride-outs on the spectacular Alpine roads and famous passes, like Grossglockner and Stelvio.
Now in its 11th year, Tridays is becoming the largest gathering of Triumph enthusiasts in the motorcycling calendar. When the party is over, there’s a night relaxing at Lake Titisee, before heading back home to the UK, via the Champagne region of France.
The trip takes place from 21st-29th June 2016 inclusive.
Prices are £995 for rider in a shared room and £695 for a pillion.
• Free dedicated minibus between the hotel in Bramberg and the Tridays event
• Local overnight hotel parking charges
• Entry wristband to Tridays and Tridays T-Shirt
• Support driver and vehicle to accompany the group
• Travel Pack, with maps, daily route notes and GPS information where available
• GlobeBusters Tour Leaders to accompany the group
* Depends on optional guided rides
DAY 1 UK to Bouillon. (200 miles) – Meet at Folkestone for Eurotunnel crossing to France. Ride the rolling hills and rural back roads of the Ardennes to the first overnight stop in the small town of Bouillon.
DAY 2 Bouillon – Baden-Baden (225 miles). Twisting roads of the northern Vosges Mountains, then cross the Rhine near Baden-Baden, in the foothills of the Black Forest.
DAY 3 Baden-Baden – Fussen (222 miles). The famous B500 south through the Black Forest and then continue southeast towards the Bavarian Alps.
DAY 4 Fussen – Bramberg (133 miles). Plenty of Alpine passes along the route to the Austrian Tyrol – this is spectacular mountain riding.
DAY 5+6 Bramberg / Neukirchen. Day off to enjoy the party atmosphere of Tridays.
DAY 7 Neukirchen–Titisee (275 miles). Head via Lake Constance and the southern edge of the Black Forest to Lake Titisee for some quiet relaxation and recovery.
DAY 8 Titisee – Reims (283 miles). The beautiful Regional Park of Ballons des Vosges, before the country back roads towards Gerardmer and onto Bar-le-Duc and Reims, heart of the Champagne region.
DAY 9 Reims – Calais – UK (190 miles). The Regional Park of L’Avesnois and Scarpe-Escaut, before a stop-off in Arras for lunch, then onto Calais for Eurotunnel return journey to the UK