2023 Castles & Curves Training Tour

      Munich, Germany

      LE
      13 reviews
      Jul 16 - 22, 2023
      Group size: 6 - 20
      2023 Castles & Curves Training Tour
      Munich, Germany

      13 reviews

      $NaN
      Jul 16 - 22, 2023
      Group size: 6 - 20

      About this trip

      The best way to explore Europe's old wonders is by motorcycle but HOW do you do it? How do you plan a route? How do you find hotels? How do you see the cool sights without getting caught up in the tides of bus tourists? How do you learn how to do it on your own? You join Cat MacLeod of Leod Escapes and Miss Emma of Motorcycles and Misfits and learn. This isn't a full featured tour. There are no guides, no luggage truck, just instructors who are fellow riders like you ready to share all they've learned. Your hotels are booked, your rental bikes is reserved. You'll head out each day with your squadron of 4 other riders. The routes are already in your GPS. Using provided radio com you and your fellow riders will head across the curvy back roads of Germany and France. Joining this tour is Leod operations manager and serious castle nut, Nancy MacLeod who will brief you not only on what to expect but what to look for when choosing historical venues to visit in Europe. Along your way are stops at some of Europes best castles. From fairytale monstrosities, to centuries old imperial fortifications, you and your team decide which to see and how long to stay. Hotels are all 3 star in places with character and old world charm. You'll learn how to create your own adventures as you pick up tips on how to navigate culture, food, fuel and the best ways to really understand the places you visit. 

      What’s included

      • 6 Nights 3 Star Hotels
        Hotels aren't just a place to sleep but are an instructional and joyful part of your experience
      • 5 Days Motorcycle Rental
        Base Bikes are the BMW F750GS, F800GT and F900R. Lots of upgrades available
      • 5 Days Sport Touring
        Routes take you across the backroads of the region as well as give you a taste of the Autobahn
      • Breakfast Everyday
        Hotel Breakfasts in Germany are very good
      • Use of a Chatterbox X2
        These are professional radio com units that work much better than bluetooth and are very helpful in keeping your group together
      • Experienced Instructors
        No egos, just helpful tips dispensed by riders who are good at teaching you what you need to know.
      • YCRS ChampU course
        This is an online course offered by Yamaha Champions Riding School. It normally costs $50 and it's worth every penny. You'll ride safer and faster in the EU because of it. Do it.
      • Road Book
        Spiral Tank Bag sized guide with routes and way points for the. Very helpful in finding your way.
      • Airfare
        We've got lots of tips on airfare
      • Lunches and Dinners
        We've got tips on how to get good value for your euro. Eating cheaper often gets you a more authentic meal anyway.
      • Fuel
        Partner up with a fuel buddy and learn the ins and outs of automated gas machines in the EU
      • Airport Transfer
        You learn how to use cabs and subways like a local to save money.

      Available Packages

      Single Rider Shared Room
      Available until June 16, 20234 left
      $2,600
      Deposit: $775
      Single Rider Own Room
      Available until June 16, 20239 left
      $2,800
      Deposit: $850
      Couple One Bike One Room
      Available until June 16, 2023only 3 left
      $3,400
      Deposit: $1,000

      Available options



      Itinerary

      Day 1
      Arrival in Munich

      Welcome to Munich. If you like beer than by all means grab a heffeweißen ASAP because this is the best place for it. Munich, called Mingeh by the locals, is the capital of Bavaria and Germany's number one party town. We encourage you to arrive a day early if you can because today we've got important lessons on com units in the afternoon and a welcome dinner nearby that evening.

      Your Organizer


      LE
      Leod Escapes
      13 reviews
      Leod Escapes specializes in International tours with “Track Time”. That means sport touring the best curvy roads for week and riding a proper sport bike on a famous race course. Leod Escapes pioneered the concept of “Track & Tour” and each year we seek to add a new destination to keeps things fresh and exciting. Since we are located in the best place for motorcycle sport touring the USA we also do GPS self guided and custom tours in Northern California.

      Reviews

      DJ
      Epic. I watched the promo video at least 100 times and sent it to as many people. Everyone, myself included, thought it looked epic. Cat & Nancy did not disappoint. When I watch the video now, and recognize the places, roads, and corners on Motorland Aragon, my eyes well up. Not sure how much better you can get than that!
      By David J for 2022 Spanish Pyrenees to Aragón on 18 Oct, 2022
      Hear the Road was expert and made for a wonderful experience in Italy! Would like to ride with Enrico in Sardinia in 2024.
      By William David J for Misano MotoGP & the Italian Ride on 19 Sep, 2022
      MD
      This was a trip of a lifetime. Thoroughly enjoyed every single minute of the trip. Enrico our guide was simply amazing, fun, entertaining, insightful, etc. The ride was fantastic, the scenic vistas breathtaking, food delicious, wine incredible. I hated to leave and have dreaming about the trip since I left. Scheming a way to return as soon as possible for another adventure.
      By Matthew D for Misano MotoGP & the Italian Ride on 16 Sep, 2022
      CS
      In my opinion, the 2022 Corsica/Sardinia tour was overly ambitious in design, which left me feeling rushed each day, and did not allow for any time to relax and enjoy what we were driving through. There were too many miles per day planned on winding & challenging coastal roads. As a result, there was very little time to stop and enjoy the scenery. Several of us arrived at our hotels late in the evening worn out. In addition, while curves are a motorcyclist’s nirvana, there is a point at which there can be too much of a good thing. Poor judgment can creep in after several hours of twisties in high temperatures. We experienced highs from 82-93 degree F temps (27-33 C). We traveled though some very scenic coastal towns and seascape, but because the main goal was to get from Point A to Point B as fast as possible, we missed out on the beauty of the islands. This is not a tour designed for site-seeing; it is all about the curves, and how to traverse them quickly, despite the unexpected obstacles around some corners: rock/sand debris, a random cow or goat, locals and tourists driving in the opposite direction. While speed and corners dominated this tour, there were other elements that were very positive. The Mugello Ducati Riding Experience track day was well-done. Mugello is a beautiful track and the 1 instructor/ 4 student instruction was insightful for all levels. The hotels that were chosen were awesome; a few even stunning in location and history. The ferry rides were all memorable - even the 18 hour overnighter from Obia to Livorno. The planning for all this was impeccable and without issue…. no small deed! In summary, this tour, as it stands, is for adrenaline junkies. It is not for sightseeing - even at a moderate pace. If the tour can make the following changes, it would be 5 stars (for me): fewer daily miles, two nights on Corsica, allowance for riders to ride at their skill level and pace. At the very least, divide up into two riding groups.
      By Chris S for Italian Dream Islands Edition on 16 Sep, 2022
      You are totally correct Chris. This was the first running of this tour and I've talked with Enrico a lot about the route. It's too much. Also if I had been on the tour rather than getting Covid (Ick), I would have broken the group up into two and had the more leisurely paced riders go in one group and the sport touring guys go in another. Franco was stuck trying the run a tour his own for the first time and was hesitant to make such decisions. The route has been redesigned to feature just Corsica and allow for a wider variance in speed and free time.
      By Leod Escapes on 16 Sep, 2022
      LE
      A great trip that was incredibly well-organized and curated. Perfect roads, delicious food, reliable bike, and great hotels. What more do you need?
      By Krista C for Dolomites Training Trip for Motorcycles & Misfits on 19 Aug, 2022
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