Vine Cottage -
Vine Cottage is an ideal base for the
biker, the surrounding area is superb for bikers with many beautiful
roads to travel. The Sieg and the Nister Valleys are close by, and the
better known Rhine and Mosell Valleys only an hour away.
The Westerwald itself is very popular with German bikers and you will
be surprised by the many bikers you see on your travels.
For those with GPS the co-ordinates for Vine Cottage are N
50 46765 E 07 42349
German biking routes can be found here
at the Motorrad Touristik
web site (translated courtesy of Google). See Tour 1 which takes
in Wissen, Hohn, Westerburg, Hackenburg, Hamm returning to Wissem.
is also only an hour away. Bikers can test
their skills on this Grand Prix circuit.
website provides loads of information about the circuit.
How about visiting the Moehne,
Eder, and Sorpe Dams made
famous by the Dambusters
raid? The Mohnne and Sorpe can be visited in a day taking in some
fantastic roads, breathtaking scenery and villages. The route
goes North from Olpe, Attendorn, Sorpsee, Arnsberg, Mohnese, arriving
finally at Soest. The circular route back can be via Meschede,
following the 55 south-west to Olpe.
Bike security is always a concern,
although crime is unheard of in the village we do have off street
parking free of charge. If required "overnight accomodation" for
the bike can be had in a lockup that is availablle for a small
the continental weather is invariably better than that of the UK rain
is not unheard of. So a drying room is available for leathers etc.
in case disaster strikes.
cottage also offers a taxi service in the evenings to local restaurants
to enable you to enjoy the local food, beers and wines without the
problem of drinking and driving. If going out in the evening,
after a day in the saddle, seems far to much bother you can always have
a beer or a glass of wine from Vine Cottages well stocked bar, choose
something from the bar snack menu and chill out. More substantial
meals are available if ordered at breakfast.