We have many friends…….. who have small or large businesses themselves
And we want to make sure that you KNOW of them and their many talents, skills and friendly manners. Below are the people that we prefer to do business with and that we can warmly recommend in case you are looking for good quality and service. (Click on the images to find their web sites!)
Hear the Road
Our friend and colleague Enrico Grassi basically had the same idea we had; after a life in ‘corporate business’ he decided he had enough and wanted to spend more of his remaining life in freedom. So he set up his own one-man company too, and now provides great moto tours through Italy, leading on his new BMW GS !
Click on the picture to find his website. Enrico speaks English !
Motorrad-Presse and Motorrad-Tourer
Two German language websites.
The first brings you news out of the motorcycling world, and the second is a MAJOR DATABASE with places for lodging, tours, sightseeing tips, events, rider’s meetings and much much more. Focused on Germany and the European Alpine areas, but expanding. Fred, the owner, and I have decided to support each other, since our sites and services are complementing each other.
Worth a visit … or two !
This is a small tour guide company from Romania, organizing tours and private guide through Romania, starting in Vienna. Tours are mostly asphalt, but also partly on dust roads. German or English spoken.
The big advantage of the eastern countries is that they are still relatively cheap compared to western Europe.
Pé and Marieke Schipper
have a motor riding and car driving school. They are passionate riders themselves and would rather only give riding lessons. Unfortunately Dutch weather forces them to teach people to drive cars in the winter months instead. Rijschool Schipper provides special one-day or half-day training for EuropeRides, focusing specifically on handling the bike at slow speeds, teaching some of the specifics for European riding and taking any requests for ‘updating’ skills. They are based near the city of Hoorn in The Netherlands, close to EuropeRides current ‘HQ’ and on 40 minutes riding from Amsterdam Airport.
Le Mont Gouje
is a Normandy farm of the 17th century, fully restored, with modern amenities (fully equipped kitchen, tv, sitting room, laundry room), a private swimming pool and leisure area. It is owned by our friends Carole and Philippe Bréant, who live in the equally old house next door, housing a separate Bed & Breakfast. St. Maclou is the village, situated in the rural Eure department, on the border with Normandy and only 20 miles from the sea. Le Mont Gouje is our primary ‘base’ for the EuropeRide Normandy Tours!
The Gîte and attached Bed & Breakfast of Catherine and Philippe Deprez is another place for Normandy visitors to rest their wary heads and enjoy peace and quiet. The Deprez family are friends of the Bréants and warmly recommended. Their place is located at La Cambe, 6 km from Grandcamp Maisy, a little town on the French seaside at the westernmost tip of ‘Omaha Beach’ and near Pointe du Hoc. A great ‘base’ for Normandy recce trips !
Le Croix au Vanneur
Not quite in Normandy, but near enough to allow for trips along the beaches and boccages, is the Gîte of Mike and Molly Gates from the UK. The house is situated near a small village called La Brulatte, 15 minutes from Laval, 40 minutes from Rennes; Paris is 2 hours and an hour to Le Mans. Ferry ports are St Malo 74 miles and Cherbourg 130 miles. Mike is a rider too, and hence the Gîte is ‘biker friendly’!
Motor Service Amersfoort
Kenny Simon handles our technical support for our BMW RT but also for other brands and models.
Ken has opened a new shop in Den Dolder, in the province of Utrecht and will discuss any work on your motorbike with you. Just click on the picture to check out his website!|
Ken is from New York, speaks Dutch and English and is an enthusiastic BMW rider himself!
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