2024 Castles & Curves Training Tour

      Munich, Germany

      LE
      Leod Escapes
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      23 reviews
      Jul 14 - 20, 2024
      Group size: 6 - 20
      2024 Castles & Curves Training Tour
      Munich, Germany

      Leod Escapes
      • Email address verified
      23 reviews

      Jul 14 - 20, 2024
      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.

      What’s not included

      • 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 14, 2024
      $2,700
      Deposit: $775
      Single Rider Own Room
      Available until June 14, 2024
      $2,900
      Deposit: $850
      Couple One Bike One Room
      Available until June 14, 2024
      $3,500
      Deposit: $1,000

      Available options

      F900XR
      $150
      only 1 left
      F850GS
      $150
      4 left
      R1250GS
      $450
      only 2 left
      R1250RS
      $450
      only 1 left
      S1000XR
      $650
      only 1 left
      R1250RT
      $650
      only 1 left
      R1300GS or R1300GS-L
      $650
      only 2 left

      Regular or lowered chassis



      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.

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      LE
      Leod Escapes
      23 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

      For a rider like me, this was the trip of a lifetime. I am a 35+ year motorcycle rider, but have never ridden Europe before. In fact, I had never been outside the English-speaking world prior to this trip. This tour is the perfect introduction to international motorcycling. We traveled primarily in Germany and northern Italy and I was able to get by with English without any trouble, but picked up just enough German and Italian to feel a little more at home. While the point of this tour is to learn how to do it on your own, the tour guides are quick to help with anything you might need. The BMW motorcycles are excellent and extremely well maintained. The riding can be challenging, but is quite manageable for a rider with a few years experience, and an interest in improving their skills. Riding with folks with a similar mindset, I made some friendships that I will last for many years. I found the whole package to be excellent value for the money. If you are considering trying international moto-touring I can think of no better way to start.
      By Kenneth B for 2023 Dolomites Training Trip for Motorcycles & Misfits on Jul 28, 2023
      What a wild ride! This was a fantastic trip. Motorcycles really are the best way to see the world. This is a very sporting tour, possibly not for the interstate rider. I am certainly a better rider now and I thoroughly enjoyed the back country riding that we were guided through. Although this was the first run of Castles and Curves our guides were flexible and were able to overcome the problems faced (invisible flying cucumbers one might say). This was a genuine adventure and I loved it all!
      By Dustin Z for 2023 Castles & Curves Training Tour on Jul 26, 2023
      This trip was exceptional value for the money. This was my first international motorcycling trip and I can't think of a better introduction to motorcycle travel; I feel I now know enough to do this myself someday. The accommodations were great, especially the hotel in Italy. The routes were appropriately challenging for my skill level and I know I'm a better rider as a result. The bikes were well-maintained and the process of picking up and returning them was seamless. My ideal vacation. I highly recommend!
      By Jeffrey K for 2023 Dolomites Training Trip for Motorcycles & Misfits on Jul 19, 2023
      Leod escapes provided a wonderful dolomite training tour from providing invaluable travel trips to the motorcycle rentals, - exciting routes to explore, and comfortable accommodations, exposure to great local food and sights. They gave us the training to be able to come back on our own but we would love to do another tour with them.
      By Lynn B for 2023 Dolomites Training Trip for Motorcycles & Misfits on Jul 18, 2023
      Amazing trip. great roads great guides and support crew were more than exceptional. we enjoyed all top notch accomodations. Cat and Nancy well planned every detail. The scenery was fantastic and the other participants and us quickly became friends. A lifetime experience. Tony and Kim Gioia
      By Tony G for 2023 Munich to Mugello on Jul 17, 2023
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