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Help on next trip.

Me and two other's are looking at a trip in to Europe next year (2011). The idea of this is to see if any Hubber's can help us on are way round. It would be nice to meet up and put face's to name's. Our start date is 28 of May and the return date looks like it's going to be from 21 to 28 day's after we have left. It's going to be I hope just stay out until the money runs out. So it's going to be camping as much as possible. Or I hope a few people who are reading this offering us a bed and shower for the night.


So what I'm going to do is. Run through a route that we hope to follow. But like most thing's this may change as we go along. Start place is going to be an over night stay at this place just out side Dover Map 1 - Google Maps

Then getting The 7 am crossing to Calais. Map 2 - Google Maps To Dijon. At 352 mile's it's a starter distance to work out what is possible and what it just too much in mileage. I think 352 miles in a day is about right. Any more and it starts to take on a chore.

I have noticed that while making these map's. If I click out the toll road's. The save button to cross save to build up the main map, just disappears. So I have to leave on the toll road options. But I intend not to use them unless we must to make time. My sat nav will over come that problem. So don't come back to me telling me that the route is just all toll road's. Thank you.
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This one is a bit a little confusing in the way there are two way's to get to where we need to be. As it is crossing the mountains, if the weather is bad then I suggest that we press on south and then across the next day.


Map three - Google Maps

So a bad day it's make for Valence and the across to Verona the next day. If it's good, then across the mountains to Torino then press on the next day to Verona. So what ever way you look at it, It's two day to Verona. Unless something changes
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To day we leave Verona to make our way to Triesta. I've found what looks like a nice to place to stay just out side Triesta. It's marked on the map. At 7 euros a night and they have a good write up. Some how it sound's too good to be true.

Map 4 - Google Maps

But we shall see. A 174 mile ride of one day, Is not far so it's a case of looking at the road's and make a decision whether we want to travel any more mile's. At least with a lap top I hope to find place's in front of us. That may just push us on. I am concerned, as a bit further down the coast, Google map is a bit sparse in the way of place's to stay. But we shall see what we shall see.
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Map 5 - Google Maps


Map 5 takes us through mountain passes and valley plains. Later on taking along the coast of the med. By now the weather should be warmer. So to me this is the start of what I have come to this part of the world for. I can see my camera getting a hammering. Trying out the local food. And may be a few white wine's.
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Map 6 - Google Maps
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IMO and according to your maps you're avoiding the best part of europe, THE ALPS.

You should ride through Switzerland, Austria, Northern Italy down into Slovenia. There are so many amazing roads in the Alps you could spend a douzen seasons just riding the little back roads.

If you want some tips then just have a look at the roads we've done this year. Riding2up Google Map of the ALPS

Btw I'm the founder of the Geneva Community so if you come by my way I'll show you a nice ride or two. We're just over the Jura from Dijon.
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Map 9 - Google Maps

map 10 - Google Maps


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Map 12 - Google Maps

Map 13 - Google Maps



Now Christmas is over all but for the tail end. I'm starting to play with the map's. As you can see I now have them up in to Roumania and on to the black sea. With this kind of trip you are never sure what you are going to meet. In the way of road's and distance covered. So don't look at this itinerary as something carved in stone. It's more or less an idea of where we are going.
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Another load of map's.
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John933: I see you are spending approximately 21 to 28 days on your trip. My wife and I may run across you towards the end of your trip. We are heading to Europe this summer (2011) for approximately 4 l/2 months. We will pick our bike up in Heidelberg. Our first leg will be northern Germany, and then England, Wales, and Scotland. We should be leaving England around the end of June. We will cross at Dover-Calais and head for Normandy. That should be towards the end of June and begining of July. Good Luck.
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John933: I see you are spending approximately 21 to 28 days on your trip. My wife and I may run across you towards the end of your trip. We are heading to Europe this summer (2011) for approximately 4 l/2 months. We will pick our bike up in Heidelberg. Our first leg will be northern Germany, and then England, Wales, and Scotland. We should be leaving England around the end of June. We will cross at Dover-Calais and head for Normandy. That should be towards the end of June and begining of July. Good Luck.
By the end of June I should be back in the UK. In fact I will be as I'm going out near the end of May. And one chap's who is going, has not as much free time as my self.
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