Preliminary plans (for anyone interested in coming along to input into, change, reject, join for part or all etc.) are shaping up:
Start from 2nd Annual German ADV meet
in Niedersolbach, Whitsun weekend, 11, 12 & 13 June 2011
Edit: See post 1 for itinerary.
I've been doing a little budgeting and reckon that the basic budget would be around $6,500 (£4,000). That's to cover fuel (19,000 kms), accommodation (82 days, camping/hostel during the week or when on the move and cheap but decent hotel at weekends or whenever stopped for a couple of days), food and personal spending money (
s, visits etc.).
The budget assumes a bike already fully prepared and equipped and doesn't take into account visa fees and miscellaneous costs such as gifts, accident/breakdown, laundry, insurance, bribes, ferries and tolls. I'd probably want access to another £1,000 or so on top to make certain that I've got all of that covered and you know what they say, "halve the kit and double the money", though baring disaster, I can't imagine this is going to be significantly more expensive.
There's five people expressing interest right now and whilst I hold no false hope that everyone doing so will come along, I do believe that we're going to get a good, small group together for part, if not all of this trip. Let me know if you're interested in coming along; I'm going to try to get the UK guys together in late September/early October for a
and a chat, probably Dartford area as that seems central to where we each live.
Any "expert", experience-based comments on route, milage, budget etc. most welcome too.
Paul "Every county of England, every country of Europe and every (part of every inhabited) continent of the Earth" 83% done!
Last edited by Wildman; 21 Sep 2010 at 11:33.