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Ride the mythic Nürburgring in Germany !

Ride the mythic Nürburgring in Germany !

Near Cologne, in the heart of the Eifel forest in Germany is one of the most mythical racetrack: The Nürburgring.
Created in 1927, with a length of 27 km and with more than 177 turns, it is a unique place in the world for all lovers of speed who want to aim to get their wheels on track.

Nicknamed "the Green Hell" by F1 driver Jackie Stewart and considered as one of the most dangerous circuits in the world, its unrolls his 20 km loop uphill and downhill.

The Northern circuit or Nordschleife loop does not catch the first stroke and it takes many turns to familiarize itself with its selective layout. There are all the ingredients: blind curves, cant, fast portions and tight pins, all in a relief and a unique natural scenery with slopes up to 16% and often a delicate weather (fog at its summit). 
There are many different painted tags, some of them in memory of missing pilots. Moreover most manufacturers and racing teams come to test their latest models and challenge them.

 

The Nordschleife, which became too dangerous, was withdrawned from the F1 world championship. It was also on this circuit that Nikki Lauda had his serious accident at the German Grand Prix in 1976. He was also removed from the motorcycle Continental Circus for the same reasons. The track is still used for the endurance championship for the Nürburgring 24 hour race.

In 1984 a new track was opened nearby which hosted again the F1 and motorcycle Grand Prix in the 90s before it was transferred to the Sachsenring.

 

Today this circuit is an open road accessed by a toll where every owner of a motor vehicle, from the sports car to Formula GT, comes to test the power of his engine. But there are also all kinds of vehicles, from motorhomes to tourist buses, motorbikes or vintage cars. Ride it with caution because the road regulations that applies are not those of a racetrack as it is forbidden to overtake on right even if one can ride there without speed limit.

The track record is held by a German driver with a Porsche 956.

   

You can get the opportunity to experience the ride on the Nürburgring by joining our tour “In the heart of Europe” as It’s included in our program. A thrilling moment.

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31st Edition of the Motorcycle flea market of Niort

31st Edition of the Motorcycle flea market of Niort

The 31st edition of the motorcycle flea market was taking place this week-end in Niort in the Poitou region. The event has become, for many years, a great classic motorcycle rallye in the calendar of all western atlantic bikers.

The success is mainly due to the fact that it’s a free rallye and also the quality of its oganization, thanks to their numerous volunteers. This flea market is one of the biggest in France with the one in Elboeuf in Normandy.

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This year thanks to the radiant sun that warmed the weekend, more than 30 000 attendants came to the fairground of Noron to admire motorcycles of all kinds but especially looking for the rare item they’ve been looking for a long time. You can also enjoy the concerts and mechanic shows during the week-end but the main interest comes from the unusual bikes that can be seen here like this rare Bimota or this Kawasaki with a french famous frame Martin

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But my favorite remains ...

Royal Enfield Bullet à louer

A beautiful motorcycle trip that call spring rides to come...

 

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Visit of the Museum of the 24 Hours of Le Mans

Visit of the Museum of the 24 Hours of Le Mans

24 hours of Le Mans motorcycle race is coming soon in april so why not take the opportunity to visit the museum of the 24 hours. If the Le Mans is mainly known for its rillettes, a pork paté, it is the motor sports that made the heyday of the city.

Settled In the heart of the legendary Bugatti circuit, the museum created in 1961  was fully renovated in 2009 to offer visitors a journey through time on the themes of race, car history and the industrial heritage.

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While the largest part of the museum is dedicated to the car manufacturing and racing, motorcycle still have a noteworthy space with the famous 24 hours motorcycle race. You will see the bike of former Grand Prix racer Christian Sarron or even the Honda World Endurance Champion bike of Leon Chemarin.

The 24-hour museum is included in our Normandy and Brittany tour where after driving on the 24 hours ciccuit itself and passed the legendary Mulsanne and Arnage curves, you will wander the aisles of the museum before taking lunch in the listed village of St Ceneri le Gerei in the heart of the Mancelles Alps.

For more information on our tour Normandy & Brittany motorcycle tour  and France Discovery motorcycle tour

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Bikes available for sell & buyback

For those who are looking for a bike for a long trip in France or Europe we currently have the following models available. All our models are serviced and ready to go.

Honda Deauville 650 NTV : 2 400 €  (Available begin of july 2016)
Bike is from july 2001 and has  67000 kms. Equipment : high windshield, comfort seat and Givi top case box. 

Honda 600 CBF (ABS) : 3 500 € (available 1st of august)
Bike is from 2008 and has 42000 kms equipment : comfort seat, Givi panniers and top case box

Honda 700 NCX (ABS) : 4 000 € (available begin of September)
Bike is from 2012 and has 37000 kms : Givi top case box

Contact us for any further information. Following your trip duration and mileage you plan to ride we offer a 40% to 60% value of buyback.

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Have you ever thought about riding in the Canary islands ?

Have you ever thought about riding in the Canary islands ?

Guess what ? We did it and we've been surprised by what those islands has to offer : gorgeous roads and landscapes, mild weather all year long, nice and welcoming people, mountains and sea, and as many curves and twisty roads you can imagine... So why not trying it ?

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