hotel and / or comping in the Vosges region

Scoot

Registered User
#1
Hi All,

I'm starting to plan for a trip next year I and thinking of the Vosges Mountains. Its about 550 miles via Calais or just about 400 from Hoek van Holland for me and therefore not too bad a days biking for the Fi1.
Thought are that I will probably go alone and hence prefer the company available in a biker hotel or campsite if there is such a thing.

I was wondering if anyone can make a recommendation please.

For info I have been looking at Moto-hotel du Col de Bussang which seems good but a bit expensive compared to what I'm used to.

Thanks for your help and Merry Christmas,

Paul
 

Bumpkin

Formerly VFRChas
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#3
Not a biker hotel as such but in 2012 myself and 5 others stayed in a place called Les Brimbelles in the village of Aubure. It's more of a backpackers rather than a hotel but at ?15 a night and ?5 for breakfast was a bargain. Comfortable enough, rooms were between 2 and 6 bed but I'm sure the owners Rudi and Isabelle would do single occupancy. Isabelle will do full-on regional evening meals at a reasonable price. Rudi rides a VTEC. Aubure is the highest village in the Vosges and well located for lots of great routes.

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Scoot

Registered User
#6
Hi Cellerman,

Not fixed a date yet but quite possibly looking at June due to family obligations.

I've looked at Moto-hotel du Col de Bussang so far. Its a bit out of town for evening entertainment but they offer evening meals / bar etc and should also have plenty of other bikers to talk to for a bit of fun.

Do you have a date in mind, how many days you planning to be away or any route plans.

I live near Colchester, the direct route via Calais about 520 miles but means French autoroutes and tolls.
Less direct is via Calais, up through Belgium and down through the bottom end of Luxembourg and about 550 miles.
Also looking at overnight via Harwich and Hoek van Holland: costs about ?100 more for the ferry but knocks off over 100 miles each way and makes it an easy day rather than a pressurised long day and therefore possibly tired for 1st day there.

Keep me informed cos we can swap ideas, plans, places to visit etc- we may even be there at the same time and could meet up or possible travel together.

Paul
 

drumwrecker

Registered User
#7
I was taken to Trier by my German friend.
A beautiful old German town town with Roman ruins.
Really worth a visit if you can fit it in.
 

cellerman

East coast rider
#8
Happy to travel together if dates are compatible, we (two of us) are going via tunnel as it's an hour quicker than the ferry for around the same price.
We usually go for 8-10 days but are quiet flexible on dates we leave/return.
Meeting up would be easy as we use the M11 en-route. We have booked nothing yet & usually do a mixture of camping & hotels

Cheers Tim
 

Scoot

Registered User
#9
Hi Tim,

I'll keep in touch re dates and would be more than happy if our plans coincide. I was thinking up to a week and possibly including weekends which is a long time on my own but much better with company :d::d:

I am also thinking about camping but usually do hotels because of the convenience particularly when solo.

Like you I use the tunnel for convenience and prefer the price compared to the north sea ferry to Holland.

Cheers,

Paul
 

westonrich

Registered User
#11
This auto museum is apparently well worth a visit if you are down that way. Apparently it's massive ( largest in world ) and requires about 5 hours or more to have a proper look !

http://citedelautomobile.com/en/home


We passed through the Vosges on the way to Switzerland last year, beautiful part of the world and we're definitely going back !

 

sven

Registered User
#13
We passed through the Vosges on the way to Switzerland last year, beautiful part of the world and we're definitely going back !

That looks like the wonderful Routes des Cretes :yo:

One of my favourite roads in the World (so far) :) it was a bit hazier when we rode it in 2010

 

westonrich

Registered User
#14
Wow, that's spooky ! We are just a little further up from where that white car is. :)

Yes, a lovely, lovely road with far, far too many places to stop and admire the views. We included the Routes des Cretes as part of our route not realising just how spectacular the area is. We are most definitely going back just to spend some time exploring the area. Got to visit G?rardmer lake next time.

Ithe Vosges is also reasonably close to the edge of the Black Forest so it's possible to enjoy two areas of biking heaven.

Paul you will love it !
 

Scoot

Registered User
#15
Hi All,

I am just about booked: I am staying at the Moto Hotel Col de Bussang, evening meal bed and brekkie I they did me a nice deal :d: and will be travelling down on Saturday 11th June and back on Wednesday 11th June.
Therefore 2 longs days there and back and 3 days to play with in the Vosges.

I'm currently looking at routes: direct route from sunny :( Essex is 520 miles via tunnel. to avoid tolls is about 560 and if I want to have lunch in my fave bit of Luxemburg its 580 and if I want to take in the N27 - one of the nicest roads I know it just over 590.
Obviously stupidly large miles but I am limited for time and don't want to be away any longer.

Cellerman: have you planned dates yet?

Cheers,

Paul
 

cellerman

East coast rider
#16
Hi Scoot
we are going on the 9th of June & returning on the 19th.
We are going via tunnel then heading for Verdun where we have a hotel booked, then down to Colmar where we will be based for a few days camping
 

Scoot

Registered User
#17
Hi Scoot
we are going on the 9th of June & returning on the 19th.
We are going via tunnel then heading for Verdun where we have a hotel booked, then down to Colmar where we will be based for a few days camping
Correction: I'm out on Saturday 7th and coming back on Wednesday 11. I guess you will arrive later on 10th and I will leave early on 13th.

Where are you camping?

Paul
 

Scoot

Registered User
#19
Hi,

Just got back this morning on the Harwich overnight ferry, gotta say the Vosges is totally superb and I will return :d:

More later when I recover,

Paul
 
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