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Old 09-14-2013, 04:15 PM   #1
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Travelling through The Eifel (Germany)

Hey fellow riders!

We're planning to do a trip in The Eifel, Germany (in a weekend in October). Any tips on cheap/good hotels, restaurants or other POI?

Of course all suggestions are welcome (including routes, I use a TomTom Rider 5).



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Old 09-15-2013, 03:47 AM   #2
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Hey fellow riders!

We're planning to do a trip in The Eifel, Germany (in a weekend in October). Any tips on cheap/good hotels, restaurants or other POI?

Of course all suggestions are welcome (including routes, I use a TomTom Rider 5).



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Of course you know that the Nurburgring is in the Eifel. Besides the track, just about any direction from there has nice rolling hills, meaning twisty roads with decent changes in altitude. The Moselle/Mosel valley has a road that follows the river, gorgeous scenery in the autumn from all the vineyards. It runs all the way from the confluence with the Rhein at Koblenz south into France. Don't miss the Belgian Ardennes, which is an extension of The Eifel to the west. You won't need a GPS, in fact, you're better off without using it because you'll want to go where your eyes go. A paper map is much better for planning, IMO.

The only hotel I stay at, other than the Dorint at Nurburg, is in Belgium near Bouillon, http://www.hoteldesardennes.be/ Nice atmosphere, rooms are comfortable and not too expensive, food is above average. Ask for a room with a view to the north because on the south side is the road. If you find yourself at Nurburgring, there are many small hotels and B&Bs within a few kms from there.

Bon voyage.
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Old 09-15-2013, 03:18 PM   #3
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You won't need a GPS...
Yeah - but you can do this with it (at least with a Garmin - not sure about Tom Tom)



The blue line is my saved GPS track in 2009 and uploaded to Google Earth. I've been saving all of my rides this way for about 9 years now and it's fun to be able to revisit a favorite route, zoom in and "re-ride" it.

The Nurburgring is part of this ride

But, in agreement with RTLover, stuff it in your tankbag to record the track and just ride. LOVELY roads.
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Old 09-16-2013, 01:30 AM   #4
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Now , that looks like a hell of a motorcycle ride to be fair .

Now , that looks like a hell of a motorcycle ride to be fair .
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Yeah - but you can do this with it (at least with a Garmin - not sure about Tom Tom)


Now , that looks like a hell of a motorcycle ride to be fair .





Now that looks good .
The blue line is my saved GPS track in 2009 and uploaded to Google Earth. I've been saving all of my rides this way for about 9 years now and it's fun to be able to revisit a favorite route, zoom in and "re-ride" it.

The Nurburgring is part of this ride

But, in agreement with RTLover, stuff it in your tankbag to record the track and just ride. LOVELY roads.
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Old 09-17-2013, 04:38 AM   #5
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Just got back from a trip where we stayed 5 nights here
http://www.schlosshotel-neuerburg.de/zimmerpreise.html

The manager has some English, rooms are clean and warm, food is plentiful and costs are low.

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Old 09-20-2013, 11:41 PM   #6
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If you are looking for motorcycle friendly hotels in Germany and some other European countries, go to http://www.tourenfahrer-hotels.de and check out their search function. They also sell a paper version for offline use!
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Old 09-24-2013, 03:58 AM   #7
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Thanks for the info guys! we're currently planning the trip and processing your input ;-)

Thanks to all of you guys!


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