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What can I say…the whole trip has been for me one of the best ..for the route ..the spectacular scenery,great accommodations but most of all your superb planning and the way both of you can take care of any details ( specially picking the easiest accessible accommodation every time for Sharon and me)
As you know I’m not on any social media so I can only share my appreciation when talking to friends and colleagues,but for sure Sharon will do the same on FB.
And believe me I really enjoyed the changing weather ( temperatures) but not sure if these were planned…….
Sharon and I have decided to cut all our long riding trips into Europe for next year only short week ends riding in Scotland just to keep up with the changing weather ….
But we may look at an other exiting adventure with you.
Pls keep in touch
Again many many thanks
Look after yourself Dot, Ride safe John
Hi Dot and John, Just a note to say many thanks for a great trip, it was really superb, great mix of people we had such a good time, have to say that you two are without doubt the best at this touring game everyone on the trip said the same.Hope to see you all soonLove Bob.
Have just come back from the fabulous Deliverance tour led by Simon and Dan. By the time our group of 7 were starting to get our act together last spring, the tour was fully booked and Dot and John had put a second. When we went back to book, that was booked up too! So they put a further tour on which was also quickly filled. Some endorsement!
It truly was the experience of a lifetime with well planned days varying in length and 2 rest days built in at just the right time so we could enjoy both San Antonio and New Orleans. What a variety ot landscapes and cultures, from super cool LA to the Wild West, to vibrant New Orleans and holiday Florida; Pacific Ocean to Atlantic, taking in the Gulf of Mexico. David went in each including the Atlantic within 5 minutes of arrival at our Daytona Beach hotel, despite rough seas and a temporary break in the otherwise summer weather.
Simon and Dan quickly explained and got us novice group riders – imagine leading a group of 15 bikes and a support vehicle- into shape understanding how to keep together in town, stitch ourselves back together as a pack when traffic lights and trafic broke the group up, and all get safely onto a forecourt for a fuel stop.
Running a day behind the other tours run by John and Dot, and Hilary and Mike, we ran into them at the hotels on our rest day stops as well as the off. All were friendly and helpful, with suggestions for visits and places to eat and drink. The sight of 45 Harleys outside a hotel, just reinforced the view of the superb organisation and execution by the Hadrian V-Twin team.
The trip of a lifetime has left me now wanting the next one!Mario, Kent
I would just like to say that the Hadrian V Twin Route 66 tour in May 2017 was exceptional. Both Nige and Jan, the tour guides, made this once in a lifetime experience truly memorable. There was was so much to see and do, driving on desert roads, through famous Route 66 old towns, stopping at 50’s diners, around awesome canyons and mountain roads. I’m booking another one of their tours in 2018. Steve Frixou
Once again we would like to say what an amazing trip and thanks to you and Nige for all the effort you guys put in to make everything go so smoothly, we had a blast. Everyone on the tour got on so well and everything was perfect, including the weather. The care and attention that you two put into every trip is second to none and from a personal point of view Dave and I cannot thank you both enough for the help you gave us, above and beyond the call of duty. We wish you everything you wish for yourselves in your retirement, but have to say Hadrian V Twin will be poorer for not having you as a part of the team. Sharon & Dave Webb
My wife Regina and I recently made this trip, and what a wonderful experience it proved to be! The organisation of the tour was excellent from start to finish, and we cannot speak too highly of Nige and Jan as tour guides – nothing was too much trouble and their friendliness and patience, not to mention deep knowledge, made a huge contribution to our enjoyment of the tour. Stunning scenery, fascinating history and a great group of people to share it all with – what more could one ask for?! Peter and Regina, London
We had a really good holiday. It was everything we hoped it would be and more. Everything was really well organised and the information Nige gave about all the places we visited was very interesting. We had been really looking forward to Route 66 and Jan and Nige didn’t disappoint. It was a holiday we are never going to forget. It was like going on holiday with your mates not tour guides! Thank you very much Kerrie and Andrew
Ann and I did the Route 66 Tour in May/June 2017 with Nige and Jan Collis and we can say it was the best holiday we’ve had in forty years of marriage. Nige and Jan are a great team, leading and caring for us throughout the tour, making sure we saw all the sights, were safe, comfortable and able to enjoy every minute. I highly recommend Hadrian V-Twin Tours and would be very happy to take another trip with them in the future. Ken Snee
“Bill and I are posting to say how much we enjoyed our Hadrian V Twin Cowboys and Canyons Tour 15-31 May. From the Group Get Together to the last day we thoroughly loved the tour. We’d booked this so long ago with our friends Bruce and Lin Thompson, it was a bit surreal for us to be actually on the tour. Mike and Hilary were super hosts, they have a great sense of humour and Hilary is very zen in her outlook to life and it’s pitfalls. (I left most of our documents in a hotel drawer – queue panic and palpitations when I realised just after our stop for breakfast, however Hilary sorted it all “no problem there is nothing we can’t handle”) Mike was great, judging our abilities and explaining each day’s ride at “map time” was great as we could see exactly where we were going. Having fun and enjoying ourselves was the order of each day and Mike and Hilary certainly made sure we all did that. Meeting the rest of the group was great too, Dave and Ross and Terri and Marion. Must say thanks to Terri for christening us “Wild Hogs”, which stuck for the whole tour.
Unlike other times when you really look forward to something and it just doesn’t measure up to what you hoped, Hadrian V Twin Cowboys and Canyons Tour and Mike and Hilary surpassed all our expectations. If you’re thinking of doing one of these tours we would highly recommend it.” Bill & Margaret Findlay
Excellent trip with great guides and staff. Mike and Hilary did a great job of keeping us organised and on schedule. Great roads, great weather and a great group. We would definitely recommend a trip with Hadrian V-Twin. Gary
Was on one of the 5,000 bikes at Thunder in the Glens 2016 in Aviemore. Had a ball. John came and collected me from my friends in Carrbridge and kitted me out with helmet, jacket and gloves, oh and a roll neck. While standing in the sun I’m thinking, phew it’s warm but it took less that 5 minutes to realise why people wear so much on a motor bike!!
I felt totally safe with John and considering I’ve only been on a bike once in my life and that was 38 years ago, I felt very relaxed and thoroughly enjoyed it. Amazing experience and an electric atmosphere. At one point I was actually thinking go faster, go faster.
Thanks John for a great few hours and maybe see you again next year, (although I might just start now on the “how about a route 66 trip on a three wheeler” plea). Linda
Just completed the Route 66 trip with friends. Dot Jon and Dan were absolutely fantastic, having done previous bike trips this one was stand out the best organised.
Nothing to much trouble, drinks laid on, hotels all quality and the diners they found for us were superb. With Dan looking after our bikes, Jon leading the way and Dot ‘in charge’ book now it’s a must do trip. Many thanks again gang
Fantastic trip (Oct-16) enjoyed by my wife, Sam, and I. Dot and John could not have been more helpful and really went the extra mile to ensure everyone had a good time. Met some lovely people, saw some awesome sights, and experienced some great roads … altogether a great time. If you’re thinking of doing Route 66 I can wholeheartedly recommend Hadrian V-Twin! Paul
Just a few words to thank you (John & Dot) for the holiday of a lifetime. Everything went like clockwork, with absolutely no concerns (well perhaps apart from “that corner”). The route was so scenic it was a job to keep my eyes on the road, hotels were excellent and Dot’s backup is superb. John kept a light touch on leadership whilst keeping the whole show rolling. I just cannot think how you could improve things so keep on doing that which you do so well. Thanks once again, Perry
Thank you for the fabulous and unforgettable tour we had. The only small suggestion i could make would be during the first 6 day’s
riding would be an extra night at night 3 or 4. Mike and Hilary were more like friend’s than guide’s and did everything they
could to ensure we had a fabulous time, I’m sure they went well beyond what a guide would do!! We would definitely recommend Hadrian V Twin and we will travel with you again in 2018 or 2019, possible the San Francisco tour. Ian Rushton
What a wonderful time we had. Going through all the photos it’s hard to believe how much we saw, did and ate! A big big thank you to Hilary & Mike (mum & dad) for looking after us so well, and a big big thank you to Jon, Jill and Roger for your company – it wouldn’t have been the same without you. We would love to ride again with all/any of you. The only difficult thing now is which tour to do next – and also saving some pennies to pay for it! Sue Rushton
It was a superb holiday, John and Dot are on the ball. The Golden Gate (now called California Gold Rush) tour is fantastic. Also made some nice new friends. Death valley experience was amazing. Oakhurst was brilliant ( I recommend the dirty donkey bar). Frisco is just a blast, go to Alcatraz (book trip with holiday). Loved all if it except for Vegas but you have to go there at least once to experience the hype ahh skegvegas..
Visit John and Dot at various big bike show events. They are leaders in giving you a value for money experience of a lifetime. Hope next time I go I will be doing Route 66. James Richardson
We had saved up for four years to go on the Gold Rush Tour this year. It was amazing, and more than worth every single penny. Mike and Hilary our guides thought of everything, and were great fun besides. We cannot praise them enough. The other people on our tour were fun, and we enjoyed every minute, even the hundred and thirty degree heat in Death Valley. We are already saving up for our next tour with them, hopefully next year. Thank you so much to everyone for making it so good. Lorna Jones
What an absolutely amazing trip! We did the California Gold Rush tour and the sights were stunning. Hillary and Mike were fantastic tour guides and looked after us so well we couldn’t have asked for more. The other people that accompanied us on the tour were such fun and lovely people, so we have made some new friends along the way! Have no hesitation in booking this holiday of a lifetime! Emma Cotton
Cowboys and Canyons tour July 16. Can’t recommend this enough, superb tour, great sites and memories that will last forever. Dot and John are an amazing team and make the trip one you never forget. Thanks everyone had a great time. If your reading this and thinking about going then don’t think, book it, trust me you will never regret it it’s an amazing time. Tim Warne
Cowboys & Canyons July 2016 with the best tour guides Dot & John, was perfectly organised from start to finish. They went the extra mile to guide us on tour and evening entertainment. The places and views I saw in those few days will stay with me forever, so glad to have experienced that with family & friends. Thanks again for a brilliant experience and hopefully see you again one day. Would highly recommend a Hadrian V-Twin tour to anyone. Chris Knights
I just wanted to express my thanks for a brilliant holiday. Your (Mike and Hilary) organisational and conversational skills were fabulous and your patience with lost wallets, bad backs, shaky crash hats, misplaced passports, hotel check ins, luggage management, water, beer, Route 66 apocrypha, local knowledge and cooling dunks was endless. It would be fun to ride together again and if that happens I very much look forward to it. Take care and ride safe, Jon Page
Having used Hadrian V Twin tours before it was with no hesitation that we booked with them again for Music and Mountains 2016.
As with the Route 66 trip the organisation and execution of the trip was excellent. From first booking in, to picking the bikes up and hitting the road, everything when as smooth as silk. The daily pre ride briefing after loading the van set us up for the day, every stop was planned and fuelling up worked really well.
The riding its self was brilliantly lead by Nige and Jan followed up with the support vehicle which is invaluable on a trip like this. Nige’s knowledge on the road was superb ( even little detours to interesting points on the way ).
The hotels and location were all amazing and we gained some lovely new friends.
We would definitely recommend Hadrian V Twin tours, simply superb. Davey & Cath Pickersgill
I have just returned from the 2016 Music and Mountains 1st tour. Our guides were Jan and Nige Collis. I have the up most praise for the preparatio
n that went into the tour, the knowledge our guides had and their untiring work ethic that made every day a pleasure. After getting up earlier than most and prepping the Van with Ice cold water and replenishi ng the water supplies (whilst we got up and had breakfast) Nige would then brief us at the start of every day, , describe in detail where we were going, where we would stop and how far we would go. Meanwhile “Jan the Van” followed with our luggage and during the day kept us refreshed with water for drinking and “neckers”, opened the sprinter bar on arrival, secured all our room keys, checked us all in and debriefed us on the day. We then were told informatio n to make our evening after the long days ride a most relaxing affair. What a great team Nige and Jan are. This trip for me personally was a tick in the box lifetime wish come true. I could not have wished for a better planned and executed holiday. If you want to tour the states in style taking any of the trips on offer this is the way to do it ! We also benefited from a great group of 19 people from all walks of life which enhanced this experience . The pre-tour meeting breaks the ice and when you eventually meet up it’s already like long lost friends before we start day 1. It takes ages to plan, a long time to arrive, each day on tour is a pleasure and it’s over in a flash with megabytes of memories in your head and on your camera. I said it would be a once in a lifetime holiday… .but you know what…i’m already saving for the next episode ! Book now to avoid disappoint ment ! Jon Ince
We had a fabulous time and we can only say that the tour exceeded our expectations on every level. Jan and Nige made our holiday, truly the holiday of a lifetime. I would recommend Hadrian V Twin Tours to anyone and everyone in a heart beat. Carlos & Tinkerbelle
Cowboys and Canyons Tour – Excellent! Stunning scenery; great guides; good times. Thanks George & Lorraine for a brilliant tour. Melanie Hill
Thank you for your help, great for bike hire too. Tracey Groves
Had a great time on Cowboys and Canyons tour.
Fantastic tour leaders, George and Lorraine McGuire would recommend them every time. Tony Adcock
Only one word to describe Hadrian V Twin Tours AWESOME we went on Route 66 Nigel & Jan were brilliant from start to finish they made the whole experience totally unforgettable highly recommended anyone thinking about doing a trip don’t think JUST DO IT you won’t regret it. Gary Drummond
If you’re looking for a first class, professional, friendly tour company look no further!
The best holiday ever. Route 66 in early summer with Nige and Jan was the holiday of a lifetime with every detail sorted and a brilliant bunch of fellow bikers. David Booth
What an absolutely amazing trip! We did the California Gold Rush tour and the sights were stunning. Hillary and Mike were fantastic tour guides and looked after us so well we couldn’t have asked for more. The other people that accompanied us on the tour were such fun and lovely people, so we have made some new friends along the way! Have no hesitation in booking this holiday of a lifetime! ☀️ Emma Cotton
We had saved up for four years to go on the Gold Rush Tour this year,
It was amazing, and more than worth every single penny,
Mike and Hilary our guides thought of everything, and were great fun besides,
We cannot praise them enough,
The other people on our tour were fun, and we enjoyed every minute,
Even the hundred and thirty degree heat in Death Valley,
We are already saving up for our next tour with them, hopefully
Thank you so much to everyone for making it so good,
Please can we have Mike and Hilary again next time – Lorna Jones
Number 1 on our bucket list was to ride Route 66 – we booked with Hadrian V twin and what an amazing time we had touring with Nige and Jan from Chicago to Los Angeles from 20th May ’16 to 4th June ’16. The scenery and historic information taken in will remain with us for a lifetime. We couldn’t have done it without you guys, hope to catch up with you again soon and what an amazing bunch of friends we met too. Thanks for making our number 1 dream come true. Diane & David Griffin Ride safe
We have done two tours with Hadrian V Twin, and have booked another one for next year. I think that says it all! Such nice people, who go out of their way to help you. The Sturgis and Route 66 tours are so well organised, you don’t miss out on anything. I can’t recommend them enough, and if you are thinking of touring America on a bike, give HVT a ring. You will not be disappointed. We are so looking forward to the Deliverance tour next year.June and Trevor Haigh
Thank you Hadrian V Twin Tours for all your help and advice connected to our trip to the USA. We had a fantastic time. Everything went to plan, the bike collection was seamless and we got the bikes we requested, Triumph Tiger 800’s. which performed perfectly. All the hotels were excellent and we were expected at each one. The routes were superb with just the right amount of riding time between each location to allow us to enjoy the experience. We have returned with many wonderful memories (and hundreds of photos) and lots of stories to relate over a pint! We only have one problem, how do we top that!! Another trip at some point in the future I think. Once again thanks for all your help, we couldn’t have done it without your expertise. Cheers, Phil & Steve
Just a note to say how much we enjoyed the Cowboys and Canyons tour in May this year. This is the first time we have gone on an organised guided tour and we could not have picked a better tour company, tour and tour guides to do it with.The choice of hotels were excellent with great scenery around them. All had very comfortable rooms with good food that was more than ample for us.The hire bike, a HD Heritage Softail proved very comfortable and easy to ride except the clunky gearbox and difficult to reach side stand, but that was our first time on a Harley.The route was great with quiet roads and just the right range of temperatures in May and with stunning scenery and rock formations all the way it would be a geologists dream come true. We had a good balance of stops for photos, food and fuel against making progress on the days ride.Our tour guides, George and Lorraine were great fun and took all the everyday worries of touring away, seeing to everything from refuelling to hotel check-ins and keeping the end of day beers chilled. Having the backup van following behind gave us a worry free tour although we felt sorry for Lorraine driving it as we are sure she would rather have been riding a Harley with us.Our touring companions along with George and Lorraine were all great company throughout the tour and we had lots of laughs and hope to keep in touch with them all. We will have good memories of the tour as it was brilliant.Duncan & Sandra
John and Dot did an amazing job organizing our trip of a lifetime.
We married in the Harley Cafe, Las Vegas and then embarked on our Trip. We stopped in some amazing places and saw so much awesome scenery.
We enjoyed our trip so much We have now booked to do Chicago to LA (Route 66) in October 2017.
So looking forward to it. Steve and Gina
A well organised biking tour that went without a hitch, however the fantastic roads and scenery, lack of traffic and extremely amiable locals and fellow bikers made this a week I will never forget, I have toured Europe but there is nothing there that has all of the ingredients that the South Island of New Zealand has. Ian Proud
Having ridden a heavy weight touring motorcycle in the western American mountains for over 50,000 miles, I thought I knew mountain riding. I was wrong. The roads in the Alps and Dolomites are steeper, tighter and narrower with much more traffic. The views are comparable but much more developed with neat houses, villages and farmsteads. The restaurants and hotels are beyond compare. And yes, Swiss brown cows do wear big bells around their necks. I would not hesitate to recommend this ride to any experienced rider. Thank you Nige and Jan for a great ride. Lee Smith, Montana, USA
The tour was a holiday of a lifetime. The bike from Eaglerider was great and virtually new and an absolute pleasure to ride. The tour was well organised and the guides (Nigel and John) could not do enough to make sure everyone enjoyed the experience. What I particularly liked was Nigel’s knowledge of route 66 and the history of the historic road which came alive with his daily briefs. I would certainly not hesitate to book again with Hadrian V Twin and would recommend them again to anyone planning an epic motorcycle trip such as route 66. Mike Harris
Great weather and great company made the trip memorable. Well done to Nige, John and Mike for looking after us, so glad I stayed with the group as I’m sure I would have missed the many sights and venues visited had I rode on my own? The support vehicle was a great idea with not having to carry your luggage on the bike, although I did take too much!! I have and will continue to recommend to others to sign up and do it! Thanks again Jan and Nige, so grateful for your assistance in sorting out the accommodation and bike hire. Am looking at my next trip away and hoping to do either Sturges or the ’Tail of the Dragon” tour (Music & Mountains). Gil
Well what can I say….. We had an amazing time with some amazing people. Went with old friends and made new ones as well. Nigel, John, Hilary and Mike were all so supportive to everyone and the knowledge they have is vast. It shows that they enjoy their tours in everything they say and do. Without you guys we would have struggled to see the things we saw and even more to actually stay on the route would have been really hard on our own. Everyone was treated with respect and I feel that even with 2 groups running side by side we all got on. Would recommend your company without a second thought and we are looking to book up again for a different tour. The pre tour info and help with forms, flights etc was very professional and you were always there if we had any questions. We would like to thank you all for making it the best time ever. Heather, Steve, Alan, Martin, Pete and Rob
I just want to say how much Simon and I enjoyed our Route 66 tour with your company. We had an absolutely marvellous time and I would like to thank our guides Mike and his wife Hilary, for looking after us and coping so well with the various “obstacles” that cropped up en-route – not least the bout of apparent food-poisoning that laid low many of the team in both groups. Fortunately we were not affected, but perhaps that was because of our tough Northern disposition (or maybe that we skipped lunch on that particular day)! Thanks also to John and Nigel, who although in charge of the other group, were most helpful and informative throughout the journey. The organisation was excellent and the accommodation far exceeded our expectations. We had only one day (in Santa Fe) where the weather was not kind to us and the night before when we encountered a hailstorm with stones about the size of large marbles. Other than that it was fine weather all the way. The bikes were great, perfect for such long trips and although I would never buy a Harley, Simon fell in love with his “Fatbob” and was all set to do the return journey! I could not fault the organisation and the sheer value for money. I have no hesitation in recommending you to any others who might be considering such a trip. Fantastic. Don’t tell Mike, but ……………….we will be back! Ian (& Simon) Cullen
Thanks Nige, John and Mike for yet another truly memorable Deliverance Ride. 3000 miles of sheer riding bliss. Great company, old and new, perfect weather, fantastic scenery and a beaming smile on my face for each day’s riding. Allan Wright
It was another great ride from West to East with a great team ( Hadrian V Twin ) providing the navigation, rear safety bike and also the back up van which proved its worth. ( well done chaps ) The weather en route was fantastic all the way except for a brief downpour of rain and a flurry of hailstones one morning which fortunately didn’t amount to much and weather proofs were quickly discarded. The accommodation was very good all the way and the occasional breakfast stop offs at the Waffle House was well timed and well received even the waitress recognised me from last years ride, so we must be making an impression on the locals or eating them out of house and home :0))
The bikes were excellent and eye catching, none encountered any issues except for the Indian getting a rear wheel puncture which was repaired very quickly thanks to John and the support van. I have done this ride twice now and won’t hesitate to do it again with like minded people. It is not a ride for the faint hearted, but it will reward the faint hearted with dramatic scenery and the fantastic American people and culture all the way from LA to Orlando. Safe riding Ray Pearson
We did this tour (Blazing Saddles) last May with Nige and Jan and I have to say it was the most wonderful experience. Meeting up in Vegas with fellow riders who would soon become friends was great and Vegas was amazing from the fabulous themed hotels to the spectacular shows which we were able to see. Travelling along part of route 66 was really cool and Nige was able to take us to some really old hangouts along the way. The Grand Canyon was breath taking, the scenery was the most beautiful sight I have every seen truly amazing. Jan and Nige were the best tour guides and we look forward to riding again with them soon. Stuart and Kearry
Once again John & Dot, many thanks for an absolutely BRILLIANT trip! Definitely the holiday of a lifetime. I don’t know how we are going to beat it ……… but we’ll try …….. 2 years time? What a great bunch of folk! Completely different from last time! We had an absolute BLAST!!!! The whole thing was superb .. the scenery, the hotels, the food(the diet has started), the roads. Fantastic organisation …. all down to you two ….. WELL DONE! Heather & Willie Pirrie
For Me, Deliverance 2014 was Good, Sturgis 2015 Was Mind Blowing, I’m So Looking Forward To Deliverance 2015. You Won’t Get Better Than Hadrian V Twin. They Run A Good Show. Gerard Rice
Just returned from the “Alpine Adventure”. What a great couple of weeks. Thanks to Nige & Jan for guiding us through some great scenery and mountain passes. All hotels were good, but 2 were absolutely fantastic. All food was excellent and diverse. Would love to do this trip again. Austria was particularly great, as was the 3 days spent at “European Bike Week”. Roads were far better than UK and less traffic too. My wife’s not a “Biker”. So she’s not used to riding pillion for 3000 miles, but she would do this again. For both of us, it was all about the scenery, stunning. Great company too. Was no. 2 on my bucket list. No. 1 is Stateside…but where? Thanks again guys. Gaz and Ange Chelton
Just a quick email to let you know we are all back safe and sound 2000 miles, 9 tanks of fuel, 3 deserts and God knows how much sun block later, and had a fantastic time thanks to your help Dot. The bikes and route were outstanding, and the service this time was great from the staff at ER Las Vegas (where the bikes were rented from and returned). Only thing to note was they do not reimburse the taxi fare from the airport, the manager said only LA practice (Dot has since arranged for the taxi fare to be reimbursed). No doubt at all we will be booking again, and you will definitely be our first call. Possibly something similar to the Baja tour next time maybe.? Thanks again, Lee, Calum, Jacko and Danny
We have just returned from the Ultimate Sturgis Tour 2015 – WOW!! With the 75th Anniversary of Sturgis rally in the middle, the whole tour was packed with amazing landscapes, big open roads, incredible mountain passes, wonderful hotels, Route 66, brilliant company along the way – even a rodeo thrown in for good measure! The group was a great friendly bunch and Dot and John of Hadrian V-Twin were fantastic; we could not better the tour or the hosts. We were not experienced at long tours in large groups, but the whole trip was an amazing adventure. This was a once-in-a-lifetime tour for us and the memories will live with us forever. Thanks again to everyone who made it so special. Al & Tracey
I had a wonderful time on Route 66 (July 2015) and a happy memory that will never leave me. This wouldn’t have happened without Hillary & Mike who made our journey very special from the site seeing, safety and a very good time. Stuart Bremner
What a fantastic adventure we had on Route 66 (July 2015) with Hilary & Mike Dall, who looked after us really well. We are already thinking of further tours with ‘Hadrian V Twin Tours’Colin and Debbie Dancer
Our Blazing Saddles Tour with Hadrian V Twin was a great combination of classic Harley riding on classic American roads combined with some real American experiences. The stay at the Dude Ranch was much better than expected and the stay and boat ride at Havasu City made the tour something more and better than the Harley experience that we originally signed up for. All this combined with the relaxed but well organised route planning and the excellent company made for an exceptional holiday. Thanks again. Cliff & Hilary Ogden
You’ve probably seen the messages on Facebook praising HVT, but I thought it only proper that I drop you a little note to say that, in particular, Mike and Hillary did a fantastic job of looking after us throughout the tour (Route 66 22 July 2015). It was a pleasure to have travelled with them and there’s already talk of most of the group getting together for another run with HVT. Had an excellent time!! Thanks a million. Abe Hills
The whole experience of the tour (Music & Mountains 2015) was 1st class from start to finish. The welcome meeting let us know what to expect and gave everyone a good idea of what it would be like riding in the states, which was very helpful if you haven’t done this before. The communication was great and I found the information pack to be very useful as you knew roughly how many miles you would be riding on a daily basis, which I think helped Alyson a lot.The brief each morning was good as Nige explained the types of roads we would be taking as well as where we would be most likely to hit the heavy traffic. All of the places we visited were brilliant and some we may not have been able to find ourselves. All of the hotels were top class and just the comfort that you needed at the end of a day in the saddle. It was also good to have some local knowledge about where we were and the types of things to do, eat and drink on a night. I think one of the biggest advantages of being on the tour was having the support vehicle as there was no worry about what we could fit on the bike and that all of our luggage was stored safely in the back of the van.Overall I think both Nige and Jan went over and above what was expected to look after everyone, making sure they had enough water through the day or where they were going to eat on a night. Finally, you can’t really say how good the whole experience was more than Alyson being so apprehensive about taking the trip on the back of the bike, to coming back with a huge grin from ear to ear after thoroughly enjoying everything that we did and looking forward to the next trip. Gary and Alyson Robinson
I have always wanted to go to Vegas, so this trip was ideal (Blazing Saddles 2015). It was a first for me and Lisa doing a guided tour so we went with open minds. And I’m so glad we did, its the best holiday we have ever had, so much to see and do. Vegas is wild, the Grand Canyon is breathtaking, Lake Havasu is beautiful and the Dude Ranch was one memory I will never forget. There were many other places on route. Don’t think about it …..do it trust me you will love every minute – just a shame we had to come home. Mark & Lisa
If Carlsberg did H-D Motorcycle tours of the Southern U.S.A. they would probably be just like Hadrian V-Twins (but the weather would be perfect!). Julie and I had an AWESOME (does that mean great in America?) time yet again (Music & Mountains 2015 and Cowboys & Canyons 2013) and can thoroughly recommend Hadrian V-Twin to anyone pondering whether to book a tour. We were made to feel fully included, well looked after, kept well informed, nursemaided when Julie left part of her arm on a hot exhaust pipe and generally ‘adopted’ for two weeks by Jan and Nige. As Forest Gump once said – Just do it! Julie & Albert Ratcliffe
We had always wanted to visit the Deep South, USA and found no better way than on the Music & Mountains Tour (2015) riding a HD Ultra Glide. Nashville, Gracelands, New Orleans, so many memories of good riding & company. Already thinking of what tour to go on next. John and Denise Bodsworth
Just wanted to say thank you for another great adventure with HVT (Music & Mountains 29 June 2015). We really enjoyed the mix of towns and countryside, with the Dragons Tail and the unique Nachez trail at the start of the trip and bustling cities with music in every bar towards the end. The 4th July fireworks were brilliant, but our favourite place of the whole tour was New Orleans. Oh and Gracelands!! We met some great people and plan to keep in touch with them now we are home. Definitely one to remember and the memories will stay with us for years to come. Looking forward to touring with you again soon. Sue and Dave Brown
Just back from Music and Mountains 29 June 2015, our 2nd trip with HVT. And once again the trip was fantastic, from day one the organisation and attention to detail was first class. Look forwarding to planning our next trip with you soon. John & Jane Langan
We have just returned from a wonderful 2 week adventure, the Music and Mountains 2015 tour, with Nige and Jan Collis at Hadrian V-Twin motorcycle tours. The organisation was really smooth even though we had some serious weather thrown at us….but the music, the food and the company made up for it. And the best thing…..we are still reliving all those memories here back home in Greece! Valerie Sebastian
I was not sure what to expect on Route 66 (22.5.15), and was nervous about doing the 2800 miles on the other side of the road on a strange bike. Can I put the miles in I kept saying to myself? This trip would be more miles on the clock than I have done in 5 years on my bike. We met our fabulous tours guides Nige and Jan Collis along with 18 others on the group. I experienced something I have never had before “getting everything done for me” I turn up, get my bike and ride!! Does it get any better, yes it does!!! Nige was an amazing group leader and I felt safe all the way, stopping for sightseeing breaks and comfort stops; while rubbing our bums and getting our jackets off Jan would come out of the support vehicle to check we were all ok and forced us to drink lovely chilled water As we arrived at our destination at night, very tired we did not even have to check in to the hotel, Jan organised getting our room keys as well as information on facilities while we unpack the cases from the support vehicle ( well… not met, played the girl card a few times), standing around chatting reflecting on our daily experience while having a lovely chilled cider, organised by Jan off course. I could go on forever writing about my trip but I would not want to spoil it for anyone. I would not have wanted to go with any other company nor had any other tour leaders as they were amazing and second to none. I have had the trip of a life time, not only has it made me a better rider but I met some amazing new friends. Treasured memories and thanks to all that made them Jeannie Reid
What can we say about Route 66 with Jan and Nige….IT WAS TOTALLY AWESOME!! From the first day of our adventure, we felt part of a team headed by two professional,friendly,knowledgeable and caring team leaders. Just do this trip, you will not be disappointed. Craig & Claire Wellings
I really enjoyed the trip (Route 66 Los Angeles to Chicago 7 June 2015), it was well planned from the pre- tour meeting in Newcastle to the end in Chicago. You really get to see a different side of the US.Nige was a mind of interesting info about Route 66, would recommend Harian V Twin to anyone. John Cooper
We have just returned from a fantastic , epic ride on Route 66 (22 May 2015) organised by Hadrian V Twin .The trip was 12 months in the planning and after meeting Nige & Jan at the ExCel Bike show in London, my mate Paul Bartlett and I decided to sign up.Arriving in Chicago our hotel was great and this was to be repeated at every stop , all of the accommodation was of an excellent standard , especially the comfort of the beds .Jan and Nige looked after the group so well with all our needs catered for .We met some really great people and rode some of the best roads, saw some awesome scenery, from the plains of Oklahoma to the mountains of California.So if you’re thinking of riding the Mother Road , Hadrian V Twin is the company to trust to give you the safest, most informative and above all the best laugh you will ever have. Phil Slater
The Route 66 trip had been on my bucket list to do for around 5 years as it was one of those road trips that gets talked about more than any other road trip, hence its name, ‘The Mother Road’.
Three years ago I was recommended ‘Hadrian V Twin’ by a customer of mine, so I made the effort to have a chat with Nige and the team whilst they were exhibiting in London at the Excel.
They came across very friendly and never tried to cut the chat short so that they could be available to speak to other potential customers (which was perfect for me) after a long chat with Nige, my mind was made up to book the Route 66 tour with Hadrian V Twin, and so in May of 2015, I flew over with a very good friend of mine to Chicago to start the long ride across America.
We were made to feel really welcome by Jan and Nige Collis from the minute we arrived at our hotel.
Our group was made up of 22 people on 14 Harley Davidson’s and it was made up of a right mix of people from across England and Scotland. (it turned out to be a great bunch of people)
The trip itself leaves you feeling a sense of achievement, because 2750(ish) miles is a long way in the saddle but you come away with so many different experiences from Greenery to Desert and flat land to mountains and even snow, Route 66 has everything!
All the time whilst you are either at your Hotel, on the road, or in a café/shopping or the restaurant, Nige & Jan were always there to assist with any assistance or help you required!
This makes your trip all that more enjoyable knowing that you have guidance every step of the way.
Every Hotel had been carefully chosen and they even had that spot on! I had a great sleep every night.
Nige and Jan have been doing this for so long that they have it finely tuned to perfection and I would not think twice about booking another trip with Hadrian V Twin if the opportunity arises again in the future! Paul Bartlett
Just completed Reverse Route 66 Tour (Los Angeles to Chicago 7 June 2015) with Mike and Hilary,what an experience!! We had such an amazing time (Life Changing) with our own personal ” Tour Guides ” Mike and Hilary,they were absolutely brilliant and made the trip even more memorable.If anyone is in two minds about doing this tour don’t mess about wasting time just BOOK IT!! Steve and Mary Farrance
Thanks for the most fantastic holiday (Music & Mountains 2015) & you will be seeing us again in the future. Stuart wants to do Route 66 at some point, so we’ll definitely be seeing you again !! Barbara & Stuart Napier
Thank you very much for a lovely holiday (Music & Mountains 2015). You both worked really hard to ensure every one had a great time. Gordon & Judi Davies
I can’t thank Nige and Jan Collis enough for the most amazing experience on our recent Route 66 (May 2015) adventure from Chicago to Santa Monica.We were spoiled – all our accommodation was taken care of, they picked some great wee places for food, they sorted out fuel and they carried our luggage (and extra luggage – too many souvenirs) and even arranged a nice cold cider at the end of each day. It was perfect. All we had to do was literally sit back and enjoy the ride.
Nige is an amazing lead rider – inspiring us to continue and I trusted him implicitly. I didn’t know the road in front of me but I knew the destination – and under his expert guidance we made it safely to Santa Monica.
I learned a lot about myself on that trip and as a result have made a few changes to my life. I made some good friends too and although everyone asks me about the trip – it’s something that you have to do for yourself because all the photos and stories can never compare with what I experienced along with my riding buddy Jeannie.
Thank you and I hope I get the chance to do another adventure with you in the near future.
Route 66 WOW!! What can I say, a trip of a Lifetime Linda and myself can never do it justice when describing the adventure we had to family and friends. As for Nige and Jan they are two of the nicest people you will ever meet, very hard working, organised but even more they make you feel part of a family whilst on the trip. So if your looking for a trip of a Lifetime, look no further just get your name down for the next one.
Grahame & Linda, May 2015.
We would like to than you both (Jan and Nige) for the fantastic time we had on the recent Blazing Saddles tour. We really enjoyed every day, which was due to the additional time and effort you both put in to ensuring all went as smoothly as possible and ensuring that if there were any problems or niggles that these were corrected without delay. We thank you for your care and attention. The particular high points for us regarding accommodation were the Tanque Verde ranch, the Copperwynd resort, and Lake Havasu Nautical resort which although not up to the very high standards of the preceding was an ideal holiday location.
The high points of the ride for me were;
- The individual 60 mile ride from Hackberry Stores to the Road Kill Café. It was a real buzz getting to the middle of a 6 mile straight and seeing nothing else on the road in front or behind. We wish we had the camera to hand to record the event.
- Riding the twisties down into Oak Ridge Canyon. A great move of yours to pull in and wait for a gap in the traffic!
- The varying scenery over nearly all of the trip showed a very good choice of routes. Again we thank you for an extremely good holiday. Teresa and Eddie Sheppard
We wanted to drop you a line (Nige & Jan) to say thank you for the best holiday we have ever had. Route 66 (22.5.15) was a dream holiday and you two helped make it a reality. We had a ball, we met a group of amazing people and feel like we have made good friends for life. The effort and organisation put into the trip by yourselves meant everything went like clockwork and all we had to worry about was where we could buy another t-shirt! The memory of dancing to AC DC in the Mojave Desert will stay with us forever.
We would be more than happy to recommend this or any other trip organised by Hadrian V-Twin to anyone who is thinking about booking and we look forward to joining you again in the not too distant future.
Best wishes for all future tours Dave & Sharon Webb
The trip (Route 66 7.6.15) has been so amazing on so many levels and Jan and Nige have made it that way for us. I have learned so much, met so many great people and changed more than I thought I would. You guys are not tour guides, you are the facilitators of dreams. I felt safe all the time with you Jan watching our backs and you Nige guiding us through the miles.Its those behind the scenes stuff I really appreciate too, having the ice ready every morning before we have even stirred from our beds and checking us all in the hotels while we have a drink, smoke and talk bolox outside. Jan you had done just the same miles as us and must have been just as tired but still checked in 5 rooms and sorted me a bath and wifi etc always with a smile and for that too I say a massive thanks.The trip has been so amazing words cant really describe it, one has to experience it to understand. We all have different back stories and we all experience the same trip but we each took something different away from it.I’m the kind of guy that will face off any challenge in life but after this trip I know I face stuff with a new calmness and peace, what a lovely feeling that is.The trip itself was just right, going to places off the 66 like Big Bear and Vegas were awesome, following the 66 at the right places and interstate at the right places too made it all so enjoyable.And thanks again for the gifts that really was so thoughtful. I cant wait to put my morning cuppa on the coaster and smile remembering 66 and you guys. You really are special people and a great team.So now I just need an operation to sort out the bow legs I’ve developed and I’m all set for the next one!! Oh and build a porch I can sit on with a JD and cigar. Now where I can buy dungerees nowadays!!Take care and ride safe and I’ll see you at the NEC. All the very best. Jon Kersey
Just want to say a huge thank you to Nige and Jan Collis for the most amazing trip ever!! (Route 66 22.5.15) This trip was my husband Kenny’s dream and one of his bucket list. I myself never having been keen on the bike, was very apprehensive prior to joining the team in Chicago, but wanted to be part of Kenny’s dream.
All I Can say is the trip was the best trip we have ever done!!! Kenny lived his dream and got another tick on the bucket list.
Hadrian V twin Tours (Nige and Jan) pulled out all the stops and we had the time of our lives. I loved the fact I had a choice of joining Jan in the van when I chose to, saying that I did manage to ride on the bike every day!! This gave Kenny a chance to ride without worrying about me on the back lol
We saw some wonderful memorable places on the mother road and have great memories which will live with us forever!!
All the stop over hotels were excellent and we thank you for great choice.
Can’t wait for summer 2017 for our next trip with you!!! (Music & Mountains)
Kenny and Jacqui Sharp
Hi there Nige and Jan. Thanks again for the great ride on Route 66 (Los Angeles to Chicago 7.6.15). Will be doing the Deliverance Ride next year, see you at the N E C bike show. Nev
You will not be disappointed. As I have said, you haven’t seen the last of us. Burning daylight Nige! John Cunningham April 2013
Route 66 was fantastic can not fault a single thing. So we’ve book up for next years Music and Mountains. Dave Pickersgill April 2015
Went on two tours with Hadrian v twin and they were both fantastic. Golden Gate tour and Music and Mountains. Well worth it! We had a wonderful time and will never forget it and may be sometime in the future we will do it all again. Becky Waite April 2015
Next year Nige (Route 66) the clock is ticking! David Donaldson April 2015
You can’t go wrong if you join a Hadrian V Twin tour. ……. And they are such lovely, caring people! We have done 2 tours already and are booked on Music & Mountains 2016 Alan and Judith Clement April 2015
Am greatly looking forward to this years Alpine tour with you guys. Gaz Chelton April 2015
What a brilliant trip Route 66 LA to Chicago was, and what an excellent and organised company Hadrian V Twin is. We can highly recommend Hadrian V Twin as the tour company to use for your next motorcycle tour. Martin and Becci Ellerton April 2015
I haven’t got one single regret about deciding to go on this trip (Alpine Adventure 2013)!
Couldn’t pick a better company to do a trip with than Hadrian V Twin. Went on the Route 66 tour July 2013 with Jan & Nige, an amazing experience. Gordon Blair
I did it! Rode from LA to Chicago – Awesome! Jan & Nige made this dream a reality for me with their fantastic organisation and Nige, your tour guiding was second to none. Sue Dearne