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@mj, I've driven in London, and managed to survive, gotta agree that there are some really bad drivers here, so if your mate is right I should be fine! I might be stopping in Munich, but haven't planned that far ahead yet. Was gonna play it by ear, see what takes my fancy
If you do decide to stop in Munich drop me a line and we'll meet for a coffee//city tour/etc.
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Hi, i rode a number of the roads that you are planning on using last summer; here are a couple of recommendations;
  • visit the Nurburgring and then stay in Koblenz which is less than an hour away (good campsite and the excellent town centre, that is a 10 minute walk away)
  • since you are as far south as Dubrovnic (excellent town) why not visit Montenegro which is beautiful and cheap.
  • Make time for the Dolomites and the Alps. We linked as many passes together as possible with my favoroutes being Passo de Gavia and of course the Stelvio
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I agree ,North Italy is good,try and get to Arraba,Genziana Hotel.We are going to call back there again this year.
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Hello there, thanks for the info on the ring, lorry - looking foward to getting down there and laying down a couple of (slow) laps! Koblenz sounds like a good shout too.
Montenegro is always an option, the plan I drew up is really only a very rough guide, deffinately won't end up following it religiously, could end up anywhere in that kind of area!

@mj, thanks for the offer, that sounds great, I'll email you closer to the time, or you could pm/email your number, and I could get in touch when I'm approaching Munich?

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If Croatia is getting too touristy or expensive (the coast can certainly be), consider moving inland. Also beautiful, less traffic and more relaxed people. In fact I'd recommend skipping parts of the coast and making a dash for Bosnia, Mostar is close, and maybe even Sarajevo. Oh and Trebinje in Bosnia may be a tiny village, but it has an awesome bike club, it even isnt too far from the coast.

Last but not least, if you have time then head back through Germany a little further south of Braunschweig and pass through the Harz. Plenty of nice biking rather than the dead boring and always overcrowded A2. And should you decide to do so, give me a shout, I'll join you for a ride.
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[quote=DrewRev;273973]Hey there, thanks for the alps info and links, very useful and much appreciated - looks like I'll probably be taking a tunnel from Switzerland to Italy, was thinking about the St Gothard tunnel, but I hear it can get pretty busy, can anyone reccomend a better route?

@ Graham_Kawa, Ston looks well worth a visit, thanks for the tip. Never had mussells before, but this looks like the place to try them!

@ steveindenmark, I was thinking about a visit to Venice, and Verona looks nice too, although I've heard Italian cities can be a bit hairy for a biker!

Verona is easy to ride around and you cannot ride around Venice.

Don`t believe everything you hear, just go and try it and you will find it is nowhere near as bad as what people have told you.

Mind you...riding in Bern in a monsoon with cobbled streets and tram cars everywhere is not fun....I was there in the summer.

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If Croatia is getting too touristy or expensive (the coast can certainly be), consider moving inland. Also beautiful, less traffic and more relaxed people. In fact I'd recommend skipping parts of the coast and making a dash for Bosnia, Mostar is close, and maybe even Sarajevo. Oh and Trebinje in Bosnia may be a tiny village, but it has an awesome bike club, it even isnt too far from the coast.
Yeh, I've been thinking of spending a bit of time in Bosnia and Montenegro recently - after a bit of research I decided they'd be worth visiting- as long as my insurer will cover me out there. Was thinking ferry from Italy to Bar, Montenegro, then head to Trebinje, then make my way to Croatia, before heading back into Bosnia for Mostar, we'll see anyway.

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Last but not least, if you have time then head back through Germany a little further south of Braunschweig and pass through the Harz. Plenty of nice biking rather than the dead boring and always overcrowded A2. And should you decide to do so, give me a shout, I'll join you for a ride.
Nice, just had a quick look on google images, I'm sold! Found a biker hotel in the area, Biker-Hotel Harmonie, Bad Grund (Harz) :: Home looks like it'd be worth checking out! Would be good to ride with you out there, although unsure exactly when I'll be in the area, probably 1st/2nd week of April, but I could get in touch when I'm near by.

@steveindenmark, yeh, I agree, can't believe the hype all the time, if I did that I'd never do anything fun. Looking foward to the learning curve, although, I might try to avoid monsoons altogether, especially on cobbled streets!
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