Thanks for the Information
Huge thanks again to Graham and Vaufi, Mandarax (any more information on the ferry would be grand, did do a internet search and found some basic stuff), Stephano (have not visited Nurnberg as yet, another thing on a very busy schedule), Desert Soul, jopos, Pottsy, erverywherevirtually, frgich, and Spitefire Triple.
All this information has been a huge help, esp the suggestions for the places to stay
We have decided to take on board as much as we can, but also decided to chill and not try and see too much. The maximum time we have after allowing time to break the bikes out of storage/ return to storage is only 18 days. Google Maps tell me in a straight line Paderborn/ Igoumenitsa is about 2,200 km or a bit over a Brisbane/ Melbourne run, but with about 100 times more things to do and see.
So we have decided to do the trip in reverse, ride down to Igoumenitsa, ferry back to Venice and high tail it home to Paderborn in two days.
If we find we are taking too much time in one place or the other we’ll increase the pace for a few days and skip a few sights. The aim will be to catch the ferry that leaves Igoumenitsa the night of the Sat 4th July, arrives in Venice 9 am on Monday 6th and get back to Paderborn evening of the 7th, boring return, but like doing Sydney/ Brisbane in two days. Means missing and stops in the Dolomites which is shame, but we have spent a week there in 2006.
Graham, you mentioned doing the trip from Montenegro North. How are you getting to Montenegro?
Pottsy, do you recall what was the price of the bike-specific GHouse in Sarajevo? As mentioned before I think we’ll use Sarajevo for some R&R.
Cheers and Thanks