UK to France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Alps, August 17th - OMG!
Am new to the forums here!
I have been inspired by many a ride tail from your fine selves, and feel it's about time I stopped procrastinating and just did something myself too!
I've just bought a G650GS and was hoping to give it it's first real adventure by heading out into Europe along some scenic routes
. The last time I attempted this, my bike was stolen the day before we were about to go. In the end, I took an awkward position behind my friend on his bike and we travelled to Turkey and back anyway, meeting an endless horde of lovely strangers along the way!
This time, I'm going to be on my own, and to be honest with you travelling alone across Europe on a bike with all my stuff on the back is a bit daunting. It's one thing doing it with your mates, or planning it and buying gear and preparing - it's a whole other ball game actually doing it alone and going off into the horizon! sounds cliched and obvious, but this is my mindset at the moment!
Yet this is what I've been dreaming about for ages, and it'll be great experience for a much bigger solo adventure in the future. Thus I'm still going to take the plunge into the unknown...!
It would be great to have people come along! I was hoping to camp, primarily, trying out various routes through the Alps, and spend 2 weeks doing it. Let me know if anyone's interested!