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Inspiration, please!

Friends,

I'm celebrating a big birthday this year, and want to give myself the present of a great trip - lasting about one month or so.

I am shaking my squirrel cage, trying to shake loose some inspiration for a ride - but so far have come up empty.

I've got two able bikes - a DL1000 in DC, and an 1150GS in Rome. Both need to return to their city of origin. I'm also willing to buy/rent something somewhere else, if a better option.

I am looking for a wake-up call.

I'd be grateful for anyone willing to share ideas, recommendations, favorite journeys, etc.

Thank you!

Tony
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The decision sounds easy to me, fly to Rome and ride up through Italy, into southern france, then up over the alps to switzerland, through switzerland into germany, down into austria, down then back into Italy (dont forget venice), then down the adriatic coast to the southern part of Italy, ferry over to sicily, ferry back to italy, back up the western coast to naples and back to Rome.

What a month and what a birthday present.!

What more inspiration can you want, all that history, geography, scenery, culture, gastronomy etc etc etc

Go for it, and keep us posted on how your planning goes. I am new to this site and i am planning to ride from the UK down to Spain next summer and from what I can gather, all of the information that you need is somewhere on this site.

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Hi Tony,
If you've got a bike stashed in Rome you could always consider coming along to the HU meet in Andulucia ,Spain, then join us on a trip over into Morocco. The Moroccans are generally very pro the US and UK citizens. A trip to Morocco could be the wake up call you mention - going their has been quite a culture shock for us,made all the more suprising/refreshing at how friendly the people are, here's a link to Alison/Andy's website about such activities .

Moto AndalucĂ­a

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Hey guys,

Thanks! Both very nice suggestions. The Morocco trip sounds fantastic. I've only been there on a narrow gauge railway - and I'll take my two wheels over that any day! When I lived in Rome, I wanted to do a ride all the way around the Med. Hmmmm......

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