The 2009 ITT (International Transalp Meeting) took place in the middle of the Bavarian forest, from the 21st to the 24th of May. 258 participants from 11 countries answered this year's call and an astonishing number of 58 travelers from Greece jumped at the opportunity to happily burn hundreds of liters of gas and ride through varying routes all the way to Germany and back.
My group was consisted by two Caponords '03, one TA600 '97 (two-up), and one TA650 '07..
On the way back only the two Italian Capos enjoyed an extra week of touring as the rest had to head home to return to work..
The detailed route:
Day 1: Arrive in Venice by ferry and reach Moena in the Dolomites by night
Day 2: Explore the Dolomites without luggage and experience their unique beauty
Day 3: Head for Insbruck, Austria via passo di Resia (missing the Stelvio as it was to stay closed for another 7 days)
Day 4: Reach Salzbourg making a dream detour through Grossglockner pass
Day 5: Reach Bischosmais in Bavaria via small, scenic minor roads
Day 6: Conquer the notorious autobahn and visit Regensbourg, doing a little motorbike gear shopping along the way
Day 7: Join an official ITT09 route, entering the Czeck Republic briefly and back to Bishosmais
Day 8: Check out the Brno racetrack and the city, and spend the night there
Day 9: Discover how amazing Bratislava is
Day 10: Re-discover how amazing Bratislava is and head to Budapest
Day 11: Budapest sightseeing and run for Beograd
Day 12: Relax in the White City and charge up for our longest ride
Day 13: Marathon stage. Beograd to Thessaloniki. The mystical art of radar-avoidance
Day 14: Break every possible speed limit on home soil, and safely reach the end of this journey back in Athens
I will slowly add daily reports with photos and comments about this -once in a lifetime- experience, prepare drool - wiping equipment to save your keyboards from short-circuiting from your saliva...