Discover the hidden highlights of Normandy and Belgium on
a World of BMW motorcycle tour.
World of BMW leads a range of motorcycle tours to dozens of cities and nations across
three continents. This year’s 17 tours offer a number of options and destinations. The
central theme is, naturally, riding, but BMW Tours offer experiences to suit all kinds of
motorcycle and manner of rider.
From short, relaxing breaks in Western Europe to a ride around the Nurburgring and a
round of World Superbikes on S 1000 RR supersports bikes, through to longer
adventures in Morocco, Eastern Europe and South Africa with optional off-road riding,
World of BMW will be there.
One of the first World of BMW trips to depart in 2011 is the popular Battlefields Tour.
Taking in the past and present across Normandy, Picardy and Belgium, this tour is rich
in local history and culture – as well as superb riding. World of BMW is giving owners of
all machines the opportunity to join the tour and experience the best roads, food and
historical attractions on offer in rural France. This year’s trip, as ever, is joined and
hosted by long-time BMW Tour guide, R 1150 GS rider and renowned historical author
Martin Pegler said: “You don’t need to be a history buff to come on this tour, there’s a
huge amount to see and do. The roads are very well maintained and, wonderfully,
almost deserted. You can ride for hours and not see more than two or three cars. The
landscape around the Somme is perfect for riding and a motorcycle is the ideal
transport for the destinations we visit.
“Of course, the big selling point of this tour is the historical aspect. We’ve picked some
of the most poignant sites to visit, including the Somme, Ypres and the Menin Gate. In
addition to the memorials and actual battlefields, we’ve secured the rare opportunity to
see a fully-restored WWI tank up close.
“One of the highlights of the tour is the visit to the V2 rocket launch facilities, a site
which saw huge technical innovations which went on to kick start the space race and,
within just 30 years, allowed mankind to plant a flag on the Moon.
“We’ll enjoy good food, easy days in the saddle and some fascinating stops along the
way. Whether you’re a rider looking for an easy introduction to motorcycle touring, don’t
have enough time to take one of the longer World of BMW tours or, like me, you’re
fascinated by history, then the Battlefields tour is perfect.”
To book a place on the Battlefields tour, call 08000 131 282, email
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.worldofbmw.com.
BMW Tours 2011-2012 dates
17 April - 01 May Seville at Easter
12 - 16 May Battlefields tour
23 - 29 May Easy Rider: Rhineland & the Mosel
10 - 24 June Viking Adventure
20 June - 02 July Italian Lakes & Verona
23 June - 02 July Carcassonne & Millau
29 June - 05 July BMW Motorrad Days in Garmisch
02 - 16 July Finland & the Baltic States
06 - 13 August Tour Director’s Luxury Selection
17 - 27 August Austria & Black Forest
29 August - 06 September Mountains All The Way!
01 - 07 September S 1000 RR: World Superbikes & the Nurburgring
01 - 16 September Balkans & the Dalmatian Coast
14 Sept – 30 September Morocco & the Atlantic Coast
16 Oct - 27 October South Africa & the Big Five safari
18 Feb - 07 March 2012 Ride to the End of the World (Patagonia)
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