Some links wanted please

Discussion in 'EMEA' started by Quickly, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. Quickly

    Quickly Adventurer

    Dec 8, 2008
    So my Mum is set to become redundant, she's selling her house, and has decided she'd like to do some tours. She has a bike and is quite competent riding it, but not at all confident. I've done a bit in the past so I said I would get some information together. But I've always planned everything myself - whether on a bike or otherwise - I've never gone on an organised tour/holiday/whatever.

    There are many, many companies advertising on the internet. I'm looking for recommendations of British-based training centres (to help build confidence) and tour operators, (she'd be looking to go anywhere around Europe, in two or three trips of 3 or 4 weeks at a time).

    Hope you can help,
  2. catweasel67

    catweasel67 Honda XRV 750 RD04

    Aug 18, 2009
    Vienna, Austria
    I'd suggest bmw's off road skils course for chicks, your local MAG and Patsy Quick's company (you can google all).

    I'm ex-MAG (I moved abroad) but haven't done either the BMW or Patsy's courses but they're on my list.
  3. Wildman

    Wildman In my castle

    Feb 12, 2007
    The Kingdom of Kent
    World of BMW run on-road rider training courses alongside their off-road skills courses in Wales. They got me through my test a few years back and seemed pretty competent.

    Before getting my own bike I used Munchner Freiheit, and KTM Adventure Tours for short tours. I went through the planning process for a longer (5 week) tour with Globebusters and can recommend them highly; Julia is great.

    Edit. Globebusters don't do Europe but it's only a matter of confidence and finance to go further afield. If your Mum does the BMW training, Globebsueters is next door; she can drop in for a cuppa.
  4. robbeach

    robbeach Rob

    Dec 5, 2005
    Somewhere between Western NY and the Alps
    Have your mother take a peek at - if there is anything there that strikes her fancy we will take very good care of her!

    Rob Beach