The 2015 programme ( english version )

Tuesday 14 April 2015
by  Barry
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Bookings are opened, please note that there are only some places in each trip. You can reserve now.
Having fulfilled our goals for 2014, we had to make a decision for 2015: were we going to stick with a pared-back programme or would return to doing long-distance tours? Finally, it was demand that led us to establish a mixed programme featuring a few novelties. In 2015, therefore, we will be organising two tours for classic bikes and a week-long tourist rally; this way we aim to satisfy everybody and bring new riders into the Motards en Balade fold. Thanks for being there and we hope to see you soon!
Many thanks specially for KTM motorcycles and Reevu helmets for their help during the 2014 season.

Hervé and Barry

The “Cévenole” ... welcome to the bikes made between 1950 and 1995 and others ): 1st, 2nd and 3rd May

We’ll be getting our riding season off to a resounding start by a tour through the Cévennes during the May Day bank holiday weekend. This time however, we will give preference to bikes registered before 1995.

PROGRAMME:

  • Join us on the village square in Monoblet on Friday 1st May at 4pm for the official presentation of the bikes; a relaxed aperitif will be served by MEB and our partners at 7pm. You can make your own arrangements for dinner and the overnight stay, including booking into local gîtes.
  • Saturday 2nd May: the Cévenole tour will start at 9:30am. The 200 km-long route through the Cévennes is totally new, including a picnic lunch. We shall be back in Monoblet at 6pm: at 7:30pm there will be an aperitif with live music on the village square, with dinner being served at the Auberge du Major restaurant at 9pm. You can book a night in a local gîte.
  • Sunday 3rd May: The prize-giving ceremony marking the end of the Cévenole Tour will take place on the village square at 10am

Rates:

For two nights in a gîte, incl. breakfast: 165 € per person.
For one night’s stay in a gîte, with breakfast: 105 € per person.
Without accommodation in a gîte (just the Saturday ride): 45 € per person.

Maximum number of inscriptions: 30 persons. Priority to the classic bikes.

Booking ends on 2nd April 2015.


Sardinia Tour: from 25th May to 3rd June

Come with us for a week touring the largest island in the Med. We’ll be riding on wonderful Sardinian roads that wind through an ever-changing landscape. Accommodation will be in three hotels, allowing us to visit most of the island. The ferry crossing is from Marseille.

Programme:

  • We will be sailing from Marseille on Monday 25th May 2015 aboard La Méridionale’s Kalliste; this includes exterior-facing cabins for two persons and dinner.
  • At 7am on Tuesday 26th the ferry will be putting into port in Propriano before setting sail again at 9am, arriving at Porto Torres (Sardinia) at 12pm. We will then have a 250 km ride on good roads to our first hotel, on the East Coast, where we will have dinner.
  • Wednesday 27th: Visiting the Gennargentu – 250 km of mountain roads (no luggage). Discovery of the mountains and typical villages. We will return to the hotel for dinner.
  • Thursday 28th: We will leave the first hotel (with luggage) via the Nuraghes road (200 km), with a stop to visit Su Nuraxi. Our second hotel is on the West coast of the island. (rural hotel).
  • Friday 29th: Visiting the western and central parts of the island, including the eucalyptus forests, Iglesias and San Antioco Island. Distance covered: 200 km (no luggage). Dinner at the hotel.
  • Saturday 30th: 220 km (with luggage) on the footsteps of the Roman conquest of Sardinia. We will be visiting Fordongianus (hot springs), Tresnuraghes, Bosa and the coast road to l’Alghero. Dinner at our third hotel, in l’Alghero.
  • Sunday 31st: A 210 km route (no luggage) through the north-eastern part of the island, including a visit of Tempo Pausania. We return to the hotel for dinner.
  • Monday 1st June: Rest day in l’Alghero.
  • Tuesday 2nd June: You can choose your own itinerary to get to Porto Torres (60 km). You must be at the ferry terminal by 1:30pm at the very latest, since the ferry (La Méridionale) sails at 2:30pm. We will spend the night (dinner included) on board the ferry.
  • Wednesday 3rd June: Arrival in Marseille at 8am End of the Tour.

Rates: 1,390 € per person. This includes ferry crossings (two-berth cabins, dinner and breakfast, courtesy of our partner, the CMN), seven nights in selected hotels or rural gîtes (3 stars or more), dinners featuring traditional cuisine (wine at table and coffee included), continental breakfasts and visits.

Maximum number of inscriptions: 20 persons/14 motorbikes.

FULL !!


Corsica Tour: 10th-18th October

Come and discover Corsica in autumn, as we ride from Ajaccio to Bastia.

As ever, we’ll be riding through the “Island of Beauty” at a time of year in which the colours of the landscape become warmer, and when the sea still bears the summer heat.

We will sail from Marseille to Corsica on Saturday 10th October. On our arrival in Ajaccio, we will spend the first three nights at the Hotel Belvédère in Coti-Chiaviari before riding to the Haute-Corse region for the second part of our stay, with three nights at the Hotel Escale in Ile-Rousse.

Finally, we will leave the island via Bastia to arrive back in Marseille on Sunday 18th October.

As usual, the stay includes ferry crossings with La Méridionale in two-berth exterior-facing cabins with dinner and breakfast; in the selected hotels accommodation will be half-board (wine at table and coffee included), two persons per room, with dinners featuring typical Corsican cuisine. Each day will consist of a 200 km ride with sightseeing visits included. There will also be a rest day.

Rates: 1,050 € per person.

Maximum number of inscriptions: 15 motorbikes.

Booking closes on 1st October.

Optional: Corsica Classic Tour (for bikes dating from 1950 to 1995) – 18th-24th October.

This tour is specifically reserved to bikes from last century, and will consist of two nights at the Hotel Belvédère in Coti-Chaivari, two nights at the Hotel l’Escale in Ile-Rousse, and the ferry crossing from Marseille. The same accommodation arrangements as the “traditional” tour apply: two-berth cabins, dinner and breakfast on board ship, and two-person rooms and half-board in the hotels.

Each day will consist of 150 km of riding, including sightseeing visits and mechanical assistance.

Rates: 750 € per person.

Maximum number of inscriptions: 12 motorbikes.

Booking closes on 10th September 2015.

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As a bonus, we are pleased to inform you that the 2016 “Cent Cols” (100 Mountain Passes) Tour will take place from Saturday 11th to Sunday 19th June 2016.




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