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Chilled tour France/Spain 2014

Not so much an adventure of a lifetime, more an adventurous lunch time.
Anyone up for a pleasant tour of France and or Spain early summer 2014. No big distances or speeds. Brittany, Loire or Pyrenees. Will be taking classic Japanese bikes and possibly an Royal Enfield, just looking for a few more to join the mobile chicane.....
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Not so much an adventure of a lifetime, more an adventurous lunch time.
Anyone up for a pleasant tour of France and or Spain early summer 2014. No big distances or speeds. Brittany, Loire or Pyrenees. Will be taking classic Japanese bikes and possibly an Royal Enfield, just looking for a few more to join the mobile chicane.....
How long are you going for? You could always tag along with me. See post in the section.
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Hi, looking at an easy two-three weeks. Late May, June, early July. Got about 3-5 (possibly) going so far but more the merrier and makes for cheaper b+b. Its just an excuse to ride some classic bikes on the 'wrong' side of the road, enjoy some wine, sunshine. Nothing too demading...
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Hi, looking at an easy two-three weeks. Late May, June, early July. Got about 3-5 (possibly) going so far but more the merrier and makes for cheaper b+b. Its just an excuse to ride some classic bikes on the 'wrong' side of the road, enjoy some wine, sunshine. Nothing too demading...
I'm looking at booking an apartment in Portugal. So will be putting in the miles on the first few day's just to get there. One less day on the road down is one less day to pay for a hotel. Usually can do it in three day's, that's two night's in B&B. So it's usually 400 mile's a day, more if the weather is good.
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Hi John, I seem to be getting some responces from ads I put on a few classic bike forums. It's looking like it might become a mobile motorcycling museum (which is kinda what I was looking for). For that reason I intend to keep distances to a minimum, maybe 150 miles a day. Destination seems to favour Loire valley (I did some of it it 2012, perfect). I shall keep an eye on this thread and see what develops. Have a good'n..
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Provisional dates....depart Portsmouth 15th June,two weeks, return 29th June...
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Its just an excuse to ride some classic bikes on the 'wrong' side of the road, enjoy some wine, sunshine. Nothing too demading...
I will watch this thread with interest. I have a 1981 Yam SR250 that I am looking for a good excuse to tour with. Not sure I could do the whole trip but may well be able to tag along the first few legs. Have a friend with an Enfield who might be keen too, I'll mention it to him as well ( he's not into "online-dating" )
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I'll almost certainly be touring in France next summer and equally almost certainly it'll on some sort of classic Japanese bike so this has caught my eye. I've got about half a dozen ideas of my own so there may be more than one trip but keep me in the loop as your plans progress - the wine, sun and "not very demanding" bit appeals.
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G6SNL and Backofbeyond, months before depart but 'Adventurous Lunchtime' is looking good. SR250, old Jap stuff and Enfields more than welcome. Maximum daily milage will be about 150 no more and probably much less. Final destination will be Millau Bridge but if you just want to do a week or so, Loire Valley has much to enjoy. Depart Portsmouth. Yeah, just keep a look at this thread and see what develops......
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I have joined some dots on the map, two weeks and total milage of about 1000-1500 miles. All easy stuff no motorways, mostly D roads and minor roads.
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Myself and the other 'arf have been trough Europe on the trusty 1998 ZRX100 for the past couple of years, would be good to travel with some like minded types. Please keep me posted, we would certainly be up for a trip like this

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Hi all, Rather early for too much planning, dates and destinations are june/france. Other than that just keep a look at the thread and see what develops....
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south,east,north and everywhere in the middle

Hey guys
im planning to go touring in june going down through france and spain for the first leg of my journey, haven't got a concrete plan and not sure if i will be working for bed and board at some point. would be great to have some people to ride with, lets see how plans progress.
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Hi all, just keep an eye on the thread, see who, where and when. Still looks like june 15 depart, two weeks France....
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For all those who showed an interest in the trip, dates are still 15th-29th June, though there might be 'two' tours. Seems two weeks might be too long for some so first week will be Normandy and Britany, then back to Cabourg/Caen Ferry, those doing one week then take boat back, others head south via Loire Valley (east side) towards Limoges a few days of short day tours from our base there, at a friends farm, then back via Loire valley again (west side).
I would like to get ferries booked by Easter, so anyone who wants to join the group do let me know.
There is a lady interested in coming but would prefere to travel with another female (makes accomidation easier), so any females are welcome to make up the numbers.
Looking for riders to appreciate the cultered delights of France. Old bikes, classic bikes, yeah even slow bikes, riders with a chilled attitude.
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