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Old 9 Feb 2005
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Hi Gazzr
I'm shipping my Adventure to the UK from Oz first week in May .
visiting the folks in France and down the med coast and then onto Greece and Turkey and eventually home to Sydney.
Might see you on the road.
Steve
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Get the red michelin maps for the countries you are interested in visiting, find the green marked scenic routes, connect them all up, travel them and enjoy. cheers
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Hi buddy, I will try to send you some places which I know (Czech republic, Slovak republic Romania etc.)
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Dave:

I have done 8 to 12 weeks of riding each summer, for the past 3 years, throughout Western, Central and Eastern Europe. I don't camp, I stay in simple hotels, and I budget USD $100 a day for everything - food, fuel, lodging, tires, the works.

Of that, I probably spend about USD $40 a night on lodging, so you can modify that number by what you expect your camping fees to be.

Switzerland is expensive for food, but has the least expensive fuel in Europe. Swiss youth hostels are also very good, and very inexpensive. You don't need to be a youth to stay in one, they are very family oriented.

The central and eastern European countries are less expensive than the ones to the west. The UK and the Scandinavian countries are, in my opinion, the most expensive of all places. Anywhere in former Yugoslavia is quite inexpensive. Slovakia is a delightful place and also inexpensive, same for Poland and Slovenia. The portion of Germany that was formerly the DDR is less expensive than the more urban areas in the west of Germany.

Hope this helps you.
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Here is some tips for travelling in Europe:

- Countries of easter Europe fuel and food is very cheap. There is no budget hotel chains but cheap hotels can be found.

- Scandinavia is also very cheap area to travel. Fuel cost about same as in central Europe or a bit more. In shops food cost about same but at restaurants it could be expensive. Hotels are mostly quite expensive. From northern part of scandivia is possible to rent cottages for reasonable price but I recommed to camp at forests. That´s safe and legal if you watch that you are no-ones back yard. If you want a bit more luxury use camping places. Those are not expensive and there you can use hot shower etc.

If you want to stay at hotels and eat at restaurants Scandinavia is expensive but if you want to do it cheap way I believe that it is cheaper than in central Europe.

- Spain is also quite cheap place. Fuel prices are somewhere between eastern and central Europes prices. Food and hotels are also cheap. If you want to drive along motorways that´s expensive because of very high priced road tolls. I recommed to avoid those because there is very nice roads whitch are free to ride.

- In France fuel is more expensive than in Spain but a bit cheaper than in Germany. In France road tolls are lower than in Spain. France is full of cheap hotels.

- In Germany there is no road tolls and in most of motorways is not either speed limits. Fuel is expensive but there is cheap hotels and small B&B places where you can stay for reasonable price.

If you are planning to go Scandinavia ferry prices (for motorcycle and passager)are about:

- Estonia-Finland 30 euros
- Germany-Finland 200 euros
- Germany-Denmark-Sweden 40 euros

Cheap hotels around europe can be found from here:
http://www.eurapart.com/budget.html
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