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Old 24 May 2011
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France/Alps Early June 2011

Thinking of doing a tour of the Alps first/second week of June; have pencilled in the Route de Napoleon, a few of the most famous passes Col d'Iseran etc, etc (still researching best routes).

Have a good guide to circling the Mont Blanc Massif which involves crossing into Switzerland and Italy.

Am very flexible about routes etc. Will probably be taking camping equip.

If anyone wants to join me for some/all of the way you would be very welcome. I ride at a medium speed on a CB500.
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hi cb500
i recommend brig in switzerland up to oberweld there's camping up there and a great hotel call hotel tennie gluringen great food plus if you can't go through pass get glacier express from realp its cheap just ride on train and take the views in had a cb500 myself for 2 years great bike got blackbird now. when i did trip i started in oberweld and rode all the way to calais 817 miles started at 8.30am got into calais 4 am next morning 20 hours nuts arse very numb enjoy
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Hi Blackbird, I looked up the Oberwald on google maps and it does look great so maybe will have to include that in my itinery!

Any other ideas eg good routes back up thru France/Germany. I hear the Vosges are supposed to be quite good.

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D964 Sedan to Neufchatel or vice versa; pretty road.
Paul "Every county of England, every country of Europe and every (part of every inhabited) continent of the Earth" 94% done! What's left? Central America, East, Central and West Africa, Australia & New Zealand
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Have just booked my ferry so committed now!

Leaving Dover on the 2105 P&O ferry on Thurs 2 June, returning 8 days later. Heading south in search of great roads and warmer weather ...

Would be great to hook up with a few fellow travellers out on the road.

May well head for Switzerland via Black Forest ...
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