About Us

‘As experienced touring motorcyclists
we understand your travel needs’

Rick purchased La Belle Etoile in August 2002 and brings a sound knowledge of motorcycling and an understanding of what ‘touring bikers’ need for their rooming requirements when en-route. He also runs a European motorcycle touring company and has ridden around and over most of Western Europe. sharing his time between France and the UK. He recently decided to put La Belle Etoile to good use by offering some comfortable, competitively priced, ‘biker friendly’ B&B accommodation with the opportunity to experience the region on a short stay tour package.

For those on the way down to and returning from Spain, the Pyrenees or the South of France it’s ideally located as a comfortable overnight in the heart of the French countryside, less than 12 miles south of historic Parthenay on the D938 and equally 12 miles from the A10 Sortie 31 Péage de Saint-Maixent-l’École.

Why not consider an extended weekend away over four nights with three fully escorted ride out days to La Rochelle and the Île de Ré, Cognac and the Loire Valley with an inclusive visit to the Château de Valmer in Vouvray? Check out ‘Our Motorbike Tours’ for full details on how to book this great way to experience our fabulous region of France!

He is a passionate motorcyclist with extensive European touring experience and rides a Triumph Tiger 800 XCx covering over 20,000 miles a year.

Favourite two wheeled destination; Aragon and the Spanish Pyrenees.

Favourite mountain pass; the mighty ‘Timmelsjoch Hochalpenstraße’, straddling the border with Austria and Italy.

Rick holds an Advanced Riding qualifications with the IAM gained in September 2014 adding a Masters (Distinction) pass in May 2018 and RoSPA (Gold) successfully retesting in July 2019 believing in a philosophy of continuous development and self-improvement on the bike.

You can contact Rick on info@labelleetoile79.eu or call him on m. 07393 847305 for further information about La Belle Etoile.

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Voyager Insurance