The Good Digs Guide

Discussion in 'Europe' started by MarkN, Jan 8, 2007.

  1. boxerbmws

    boxerbmws Bernard Smith

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    Hi there - no, in 2006 I was still sensible and having to pay a mortgage before disappearing off into the sunset in 2008!
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  2. Ali in Austria

    Ali in Austria Been here awhile

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  3. Bugbear

    Bugbear R1150GS

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  4. Globalone

    Globalone Adventurer

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  5. flying_hun

    flying_hun Moral Hazard

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    Chalet Pyrene has become our home away from home when riding in the French Alps. Not far from Briancon, and at the center of incredible riding, this place has reasonable prices, nice accommodations, a biker garage, and is walking distance from a good variety of restaurants. Check it out.
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  6. fraser2312

    fraser2312 Been here awhile

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    I have some from a recent trip

    http://www.viktoria-station.de/index.php?id=&L=2
    Fantastic site, very modern and clean. About 20 minutes drive to the Nurburgring.

    http://www.campingdesbarrats.com/camping-chamonix-fr/camping-chalet-chamonix.html
    Lovely site lying in the shadow of Mt Blanc. Can get busy though, mabey best to book ahead.

    http://www.epernay.fr/component/content/article/219-camping/226-le-camping-municipal.html
    Located just outside Reims in the town of Epernay. Municipal site, i was 7 euro for the night, the toilets weren't the cleanest but couldn't argue for the price.
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  7. AMSBIKER

    AMSBIKER Adventurer

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    Stayed here many times. Great little place.

    http://www.campingzeeburg.nl/

    Also looking for other campsite in Holland that are Biker friendly, camp fires allowed would also be a plus

    AB
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  8. tobuk

    tobuk n00b

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    Just back from a week in northern Spain, mainly the Picos mountains.
    Stayed in an excellent English run B & b 9kms. south of Potes " Pension La Pisa " In a hamlet by the name of Aniezo. Good food, drying room access to 10,000 hairpin bends !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Would strongly recommend and they are used to Bikes & Bikers.
    :rofl
    Regards to all on trips this summer.
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  9. duffs

    duffs I have a beard

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    Hello all, a couple of recommendations from my trip to the Alps last month.

    Hotel Ambiente
    Marktplatz 6 86650 Wemding Germany‎

    After a long day motorbiking the back roads from Flachau Austria I found this hotel through the booking.com app and decided to have a look. When I arrived I was sold, it is located on the corner of the market square of the charming and beautiful medieval town of Wemding (Bavaria) and the hotelier (Carina) was as warm and welcoming as I could have hoped. She obviously takes a huge amount of pride in her hotel as everything had been thought out from the eclectic mix of LED lighting and ornate decorations to the white and maroon bed linens and mosquito nets above the beds. The restaurant served up top Bavarian fare and felt like a steal compared to London food prices. There was even a secure place to lock in the motorbike for the night. Couldn't recommend more.
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  10. duffs

    duffs I have a beard

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    Hotel Du Commerce
    5 Rue des Clefs, 74230 Thônes, France

    We were originally meant to spend one night here before heading to southern France but plans changed and we stayed a second night as well. The reception staff were very accommodating and helpful and the room was clean and comfortable although a few ants found their way in through the open balcony door. This hotel is in the middle of a lively Alpine village and the market is noisy in the morning but this only adds to the charm. The hotel restaurant is a hidden gem - the food is absolutely tip top and we were served both evenings by a lovely expat Irish woman (Zoë) who now lives in Thônes. Will definitely stay again if the opportunity arises.
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  11. duffs

    duffs I have a beard

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    Hotel-Restaurant La Val
    Via Alpsu 211, 7189 Tujetsch, Switzerland

    After an unnerving crossing of the Grimsel Pass by motorbike during a random July snowstorm I was ready to sleep under a bridge. I found Hotel La Val via the Booking.com app and it was well rated, so I programmed the GPS and pointed the bike in towards the hotel.

    Hotel La Val was so homey and the owner so inviting and warm that I didn't bother to see the room beforehand, I just checked in. He was kind enough to lock my bike in his personal garage so it would be secure for the night.

    The hotel felt like being a guest in someone's home, with comfortable beds and old-world Swiss style everywhere. There was a shower and sink in the room and, like many home-to-hotel conversions, a loo in the corridor. Everything was spotlessly clean (the Swiss way, the owner assured me). The bed was comfortable and the room had a balcony with a stunning view of the valley.

    The next morning I was treated (by the hotelier's wife) to a full Swiss breakfast before embarking on a long journey to Salzburg.

    A wonderful experience all round and highly recommended.
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  12. duffs

    duffs I have a beard

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    Urberacher Hof
    Ruhrweg 4, 63322 Rödermark, Germany

    Gisela and Margarete are such warm and welcoming hosts - even let me park the motorbike by their garden shed so it would be secure for the night. And the next morning we had a personal send off as we heading back toward London. Gisela is an amazing cook - the meal (fried chicken with chips and a German-style salad) was to die for.
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  13. Ianuk

    Ianuk Adventurer

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    http://http://www.hochalmspitze.com

    Stopped off here for a few days last summer. Ros and John make you feel welcome from the start. First beer free on the house. With their amazing knowledge of the local area. For bikers the roads are almost too wonderful for words – John or Wilf will happily download 55 plus specifically created routes for Garmin & TomTom Sat Navs this will allow you to make the most of your time and if you don’t use a GPS they have tanktop printouts to use in conjunction with their route notes and a good old fashioned map!

    http://http://www.grossglockner.at/en/

    http://http://www.nockalmstrasse.at/en/
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  14. FergusRobert

    FergusRobert Adventurer

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  15. Ali in Austria

    Ali in Austria Been here awhile

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    Spring Early Bird Offer

    Skiings over and The Summer Card Season has yet to begin so:

    22.04 - 28.05.14 Bed & Breakfast €25,- with no minimum stay or single occupancy supplement.

    The Grossglockner and Nockalmstrasse aim to open on 1st May.

    First beer is on us :1drink
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  16. BakerCat

    BakerCat n00b

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    Hallo from the little but wonderful biking country of Wales on the edge of England!

    For our Bikers Rest, see www.bike-stay.com (from 27.1.14) or www.ride-adventure.co.uk/bikers_rest.html

    As well as accommodation, Colin and I, Marianne, can supply bikes and take you on a tour of Wales. This will visit remote areas with few people, so is not a city break type of holiday! If you like solitude, views and wildlife, it is for you. It can be combined with other activities, such as white water rafting, horse riding or rally car driving. www.ride-adventure.co.uk/holiday.html

    If you prefer to explore Wales on your own, our accommodation makes an excellent central base, and we can provide maps and route advice.


    If you want something different, we also go trail riding, for which we provide bikes and clothing. www.trailrides-wales.com

    :1drinkMarianne
    Yamaha R6, Baker Thundercat Formula 2 road race sidecar, Honda CRF250L
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  17. Ali in Austria

    Ali in Austria Been here awhile

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    Last year Trip Advisor Ranked us No 1 in Ramsau and No 2 in Austria. At the time we thought it was a bit OTT but we must be doing something right.

    Well this year we appear to have gone one better;

    http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/TravelersChoice-Hotels-cInnsBB-g190410


    It must be mainly down to my wife as I'm just a miserable old git


    *If I have breached advertising please remove. Just wanted to share our news :D
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  18. wheatwhacker

    wheatwhacker It's raining here

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    If you need a place to camp, a place to repair your bike, someone to have a beer with, stop off at motofeirme.
    We are fast becoming the "to go place" in Ireland.
    15 min's from the ferry to France and on the route from Rosslare port to the famous "ring of Kerry"
    Guided tours available for groups of 3 and over, bike shop available, cold beer in the fridge, camping and company
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  19. R.Arthur

    R.Arthur Adventurer

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  20. Herman1

    Herman1 Adventurer

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    http://takodacamping.webs.com/ Paul and Maria could possibly be the friendliest hosts out there and in a beautiful part of the UK. Paul undertakes some testing trips for charity on his Honda so knows what is needed by the fly splattered biker.