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Amstel Chapter England Tour

Experience the beauty of England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland on your Harley Davidson!

Have you never ridden your bike on the left side of the road? Then you don’t know what you’ve been missing. England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland offer beautiful landscapes, few speed cameras and friendly locals happy to show you the way or invite you to their favorite pub. We’re not surprised when you make friends with everyone inside within five minutes.

While riding a motorbike, you experience more sensory experiences than when you are in a car. You hear, feel, and see more when riding a motorbike. It is also a lot more challenging because you must stay focused with bad weather conditions. Of course, it is a lot more fun to ride your own motorbike. We are therefore happy to arrange your trip to England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland so that you can experience these impressive motorbike routes on your own motorbike.

It’s about 2400 kilometers, 9 overnight stays via Stenaline, Colchester, Salisbury, Swansea, Wexford, Enniskillen, Letterkenny, Bushmills, Stranraer, Buttermere and of course the overnight stay back on the boat from Newcastle to IJmuiden with an average distance of about 290 kilometers per day there is plenty of time for breaks, lunch and a drink in the Pub on arrival. Friday the 21.6.2024 we start at 13:30 on the boat to Harwich and finish on 1.7.2024 in IJmuiden at 9:45 in the morning. Please note this ride is limited to a maximum of 12 people and ‘by invitation only’, so not ‘first come first serve’.

Requirements: You are a practiced motorcyclist and have experience riding with a group, you have an adequately maintained motorbike at HD in Amsterdam and contribute to the experience in the group, you are helpful, stress-free and find it a huge challenge to ride in a group to the British Isles and Ireland.

With a total of four ferries, Netherlands – England, Wales – Ireland, Northern Ireland – Scotland and England – Netherlands, timing is important, the trip is planned that we will meet deadlines but still be able to enjoy landmarks such as, stone henge, The Clifton Suspension Bridge, Cheddar Gorge in the Mendip Hills, Wicklow Gap, Powerscourt mountains, Guinnes brewery, North Atlantic Way, Bushmills, the lake district and much more.

The trip starts in Hoek van Holland and ends in IJmuiden. On the ferry from Hook of Holland to Harwich, we get to know each other better and after docking the ferry, we have the opportunity for a typical visit to a British pub in the evening.

Saturday morning, we leave early to drive to the county of Wiltshire via the top of London Wembley stadium. Before catching the ferry to Ireland, we have one more overnight stay in Wales. Arriving in Ireland, we first drive to Dublin, then cross diagonally towards Enniskillen. Then it will be even nicer to ride the northernmost part of Ireland and Northern Ireland via the Wild Atlantic Way and the northern Causeway.

A visit to the Harley Dealers in Dublin and Belfast is not to be missed either, Belfast, of course, the city where the Titanic once began its journey where everyone knows how that ended except for view. The journey by ferry from Belfast to Scotland takes about 2 hours. Again, being on time applies to then driving through the landscapes the Galloway Forest Park in Scotland to the north of England. Then to say nothing of the Lake District, one of the most beautiful landscapes in Britain, when driving through this landscape here you must be careful to keep your mouth shut and that’s not going to be easy. With an overnight stay in Buttermere, we are almost at the end of this unforgettable journey. In Newcastle, we board the ferry to arrive back in the Netherlands after a pleasant evening with dinner and a show and a night’s sleep in the cabin.

The cost depends on several factors, but you should consider a budget of around Euro 1,800.00 this is all-in including petrol, breakfast, lunch (sandwich) and dinner and drinks (without mixed drinks) based on a double room and cabin on the boat back. Alternatively, we may choose to start the outward journey via the Eurotunnel and then drive to Stonehenge. Also, hotels may still change depending on availability and desire for double or single room.

Write us why you would like to join this trip, along with a photo of your bike and yourselves and let us know if you would like to bring your partner on the backseat to join as well. This trip is at your own risk, insurance etc. you must take care of yourself, the trip is not organized from the Amstel Chapter.

Please sent your application to director@amstelchapter.nl

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