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3 nights of accommodation in comfortable hotels, all with breakfast and parking
2 Eurotunnel crossings
Dinner and drinks on some days
Entrance and parking fees
1 experienced Tour Guide
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In a action packed weekend you will relive the historic Operation Chastise, the 1943 plan to destroy 3 mighty Ruhr dams, the Möhne, Sorpe and Eder, which provided vital services to German industry.
In this Lady Dambuster Tour you will ride through France, Belgium and the Netherlands, reaching Germany to visit Thunderbike Harley-Davidson in Hamminkeln with its unique collection of custom bikes. You will ride through the German Ruhrgebiet (Ruhr industrial region), and in a day-long round trip, you will then visit all 3 dams, before return to the UK via scenic roads through the German Eifel region. In this H-D Authorized Short Break Tour, you will visit 6 European Countries and selected H-D dealerships, all in just 4 days and about 1,000 gentle miles.
This Tour can be booked by lady riders only (HOG membership not required), taking part on their own Harley-Davidson motorcycle or one of our Authorized Harley-Davidson Rentals. Pillions are welcome, as long as they are ladies...
LADY DAMBUSTERS TOUR 2017
Day 1 - Thursday
Meet at the Eurotunnel terminal for a ealy crossing to France, followed by a gentle ride through France, Belgium, Netherlands to Germany, using a mix of A-roads and motorway. We will take short breaks at 3 H-D dealerships, Ghent (B) and Veghel (NL), before visiting and having drinks at the Harley-Davidson Thunderbike Roadhouse in Hamminkeln. Our first overnight stay is in Dortsen, Germany.
DISTANCE (from Calais): 300m
Day 2 - Friday
From Dorsten we ride through the German Ruhrgebiet and visit of a historic Gasometer near Oberhausen, part of the European Route of Industrial Heritage. Entrance fee to the exhibition included.
We then ride into the Sauerland region, staying at the Klaukenhof near Lennestadt for 2 nights, breakfast and dinner/BBQ included.
Day 3 - Saturday
After breakfast, we leave for our “flight-ride” around the 3 dams, Sorpe, Möhne, and Eder, followed by a short visit to the H-D dealership in Kassel. After returning to our hotel, we will emjoy a “mission accomplished” drink and dinner.
Day 4 - Sunday
We start the long ride home on a southerly route via the German Eifel region. After a picturesque ride through the Ardennes, followed by some highway to eat the miles, we arrive in the evening at Eurotunnel Calais for the train home.
DISTANCE (to Calais): 350 - 390m
I have done the Dambuster Tour twice with Axel, in 2012 and 2013, and it allowed me to ride some great scenic roads in Germany's Sauerland, while visiting the 3 historic dams partly destroyed in a daring operation during WW2. This 4 day Tour with its 1,000+ miles was less challenging than expected on my Heritage Softail, even the long ride home on Sunday was worth the effort.
A truly recommendable experience to a new destination
Beverly Seymour (LOH)
The Dambuster bouncing bomb at Brooklands museum
Thunderbike Harley-Davidson custom bike in Hamminklen
Hotel in Dorsten
Klaukenhof BBQ, Lennestadt
Möhne Dam (1943)
Möhne Dam (today)
Eder Dam (1943)
HOW MUCH IS IT GOING TO COST?
One lady, One Bike, One Room
Two ladies, One Bike, One Room
Two ladies, Two Bikes, One Room
Price is per person and includes VAT at 20% and is charged in Pound Sterling (GBP).
May - June 2017