Frontlinietocht: Gruwelijk Toeren
In de zomer van 1914 trok een legermacht onderlangs Nederland. Duitsland viel België binnen en rukte op richting Frankrijk. Het plan om de oorlog in een korte, daadkrachtige strijd te beslechten mislukte volledig. De oorlogsmachinerie stokte in de Belgische Westhoek en Noordoost-Frankrijk en verzandde in een vier jaar durende slachtpartij. Tags: Front lines, Word War 1, France, Belgium
POI along the route
Biker Friendly Accommodation in Moselle region of Germany - safe parking and also offers tours and bike hire. http://www.hotelzurpost-klotten.de/english/
Good, basic and clean with private parking for bikes and cars. Just 3-5 minutes walk to the old town centre.
These guys know more about this than me so I've copied this from http://www.historvius.com. The Imperial Baths of Trier, known in German as Kaiserthermen, are the beautifully preserved ruins of a Roman public bath complex constructed in the fourth century AD. Considered to be the largest Roman baths outside of Rome, the remains of the Imperial Baths of Trier are centrally located within the city and are a fantastic site, with many of their walls standing and even the option to explore their underground tunnels. Trier was a Roman city initially established in around 15 BC and called Augusta Treverorum. By the late third century AD, when Diocletian divided the Empire and created the Tetrachy, Trier was such a flourishing and important city that it was known as the “Second Rome”. At this time, Constantius Chlorus became the emperor of the West Roman Empire and moved to Trier with his son, Constantine the Great. From 306 onwards, Constantine began a mass development of the city, of which the Imperial Baths of Tier were a part.
Will visit this hotel beginning of June, 2014 during my annual road trip with 8 friends. Will keep you posted on my findings, however first contact to inquire and make reservation was very friendly.
3 Star hotel - fantastic food and good value for money. They have secure parking for your motorbike, and for those wine connoisseurs, then you couldn't ask for a better place to start with a cellar stocked with the best regional wines and more. Check out the sunny upstairs terrace as well.
If you're interested in military history like me, then this place is worth a visit. This is the largest commonwealth forces cemetery in the world: Total burials: 11,954, of which 8,367 are unnamed Unknown burials: 101 By country - the burials here are: United Kingdom: 8,907 Canada: 966 Newfoundland: 14 Australia: 1,353 New Zealand: 519 South Africa: 90 British West Indies: 2 France: 1 Germany: 4
Serge and Josette Bierhuizen run this great biker-friendly BnB in the heart of the Belgian Ardenne. From their website http://www.villalemonde.com: "It's a perfect setting for either an active, sporty holiday or one of peace and tranquility. The magnificent hills, rivers, woods and surrounding villages, offer a large variety of opportunities. There are also numerous restaurants and cafés to be enjoyed in the area. Our villa consists of 4 well-appointed, non-smoking en-suite bedrooms with a maximum capacity of 16 persons. With own shower/toilet, TV and WIFI internet. Each room is named after the title of a song, reminiscent of one of our many journeys."
We have stayed here a couple of times on our way to Italie. Quiet, nature, charm… Le Relais du Ried, a fully renovated 3-star hotel in Bischwihr, a small village 10 minutes away from the centre of Colmar, in Alsace. Surrounded by a large flower garden which is perfect to enjoy a romantic stroll on a sunny day or a nice glass of Alsatian wine in good company, our restaurant proposes a pleasant gastronomic experience, based on fresh products and Alsatian specialities. You will also find places to relax in our SPA and reflexology and beauty treatments are also on offer.