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I Dont FLY so QE2 Southampton to New York then ride to Costa Rica back to NewYork Jul
Because i dont fly we are planning a trip round the USA end of July 2009 for about 10 weeks, we will arrive in NewYork on the QE2 and fly the bike out of london a week before then do the trip 'the long way round' so New York then north to Canada then over to the west cost of the US then down to, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, spend two weeks their then back up to El Salvador, Belize, Mexico, USA round to florida and the keys and back up to New York.
My Wife and I are having a work sabbatical for a 6 months or so and plan to camp the above ride 3-4 days a week and use cheap hotels on the other nights. We are looking to see if their is anyone out their who is planning this sort of trip next year? OR if anyone reads this and thinks its the kinda trip they would like to do with us? It would be nice to find 2 or 3 or MORE couples who would like to do this and we can certainly pool resources and have some safety in numbers. Shipping from the UK could also be cheaper with more bikes. Sam and i have put £10k by for the trip but will work out more depending on how much you camp and how much you use B&B!
Its looking like the trip should be fantastic but with the pound dropping by 25c from its $2 doller per pound its made it more expensive. We hope the pound will improve. The QE2 will need to be booked soon, as the cheap cabins will start to go!!! we are looking at about £1,700 per person return based on two sharing. Its a 6 day crossing all food etc included. If anyones done this round trip before please let me have your comments? If anyone wants to do this but needs help then all they have to do is ask and i can provide all the information you could possibly need.
About 14,500 plus miles is on the cards depending on routes and conditions.
Hi There, not that funny when you dont fly! Unless you know a cheaper way to get across the pond? Given time scales etc its the only alternative, but if you know another way without flying please let me know?
I love camping and it keeps the cost down which most poeple want to do.
Yes its hard to get places when you dont fly, if they could knock you out, like B.A from the A Team then that would be fine I did look into a container for my bike and grabing a cabin but the boat takes over 20 days to get over rather than the 6 days the passenger boat takes! by the time you have paid £1500+ for the slow ship its not far off jumping on the QE2 and getting their in 6 days!
well not knowing you route Its going be a bit hard must be 10,000 or so campgrounds along the routs you may be taking. not knowing what you want to see hampers what to look for as well.
The miles your looking to go seems a bit low for all places your looking to go. I went to a HU meeting in Colorado and back home to Washington state and did over 5k in 2 weeks did half the sighting seeing I wantend to and I seen most the places already.
But as for places to stay there are many. I dont know how much per day your looking to spend and at what level of accommodation will be ok. You can be staying in a place better suted to the thred wolrd and the next night where your roilty realy did spend a night. From free wild camping to several thousand $ a night. As im a cheap basterd so take the advice from that point of view. I dont care KOA or most privit campgrounds there eather expensive or so depresing I rather spend more and go to a hotel.
First some web sights. Adventure Rider Motorcycle Forum HUs big mean USA sibling look for trip plang and tent space list. More about the USA but a it may help.
Now there are state and provintal parks and campgrounds but national parks are almost alwas better. Welcome to Parks Canada Agency Canada national parks a quick look around at the parks will find you a place that strikes your fancy, I liked Bamff. National Park Service - Experience Your America USA national parks, Utah stunning but not not for all. Yellowstone is well loved...loved to death.
Now for the ride it self Canada tends to be a more than the USA as for the $. But tends to pride it self more in its nature and people. Riding the middle bit of Canada or the USA is difrent long and boring not much to see. but will be a nice change from the traffic of the Atlantic coast. I have ridden the plains and did not like it never done the Atlantic coast.
Once you hit the rocky mountains it will cool down and the roads will become much more fun the Canadan rockes are a thing of beauty (so are the USA ones, mountins dont see imaginary lines).
Next is the Pacific, (I live here so I ride the area a lot) If you have the time ride the Washington state Olimpic National park if not I5 to Oregon then 101 (and 1) down to mexico.
Oh and why Florida? seems a bit out of the way
Books to get, a good Atlas I like the National Geographic ones such as "The American Road Atles & Travel Planner" parks and many campgrounds are listed on it.
A cheap hotel chain I stay at in the USA to wash cloths and shower in is
Motel 6 not alwas the best value but seem to placed out of city centers.
Wild camping free and grate fun. Not legal every place like privet land but most people dont seem to care as long as you dont cross a fence to do it. Ask the land owner if you can find them if you cant and need to rest pull over and rest. Remembe its not a campground and fire is a big no no leve no trace when you leve treat there land better than they do. There is legal free camping in Natanol Forest and BLM land in the USA but nether of them will tell you that. In small towns asking around will get some place to stay a night or find a gas station and camp behind it but not on driveway fule trucks often use them. In larger citys no one knows anyone and finding a out of way spot is all you need to do, Its not as nice but will be ok for a night.
Mexico is safer than it was when I camped on the beach there. Away from citys is vary safe thefs and bandits need people to steal from. On the other hand why wild camp there ask around and someone will let you stay and more than not feed you (leve them some money even if they wont take any). Hotels in Mexico are not as nice as you have seen but cheaper too $5 to $15 a night. A lot of people dont camp south of the USA because of cheap hotels I like camping so I do it. It has been a long time sence I have down there things may have changed. A guide book like Moon, LP or Foot prints may be good idea to a over all feel for the area. A word to wise about guide books, once a place is "found" it will go down hill fast almost alwas.
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