|07-16-2013, 11:49 PM||#1|
Joined: Sep 2007
Recommendations Needed for Trip from Germany to Vence, France
I need your recommendations/suggestions.
I have a conference in Saint Paul de Vence, France from 29 July to 2 August. I’m currently looking for a place to stay in Vence, France for the week of the conference. I’m planning departing Aschaffenburg, Germany on 25 July and riding through the western Alps on the way down. I plan on riding through the western Alps on the return route.
Do you have any suggestions for the following?
- routes down and back
- passes to ride through
- lodging in route
- tires (I have a 2008 R1200GSA. I have Metzeler Tourances on now and in good condition. Are Heidenau K60 Scouts recommended?)
- anything else
|07-17-2013, 01:27 AM||#2|
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: West-central France
For lodging, start looking by mid-afternoon because this is high season. Train stations in larger towns often have a tourist office that can help with finding a room, there are lots of B&Bs and small hotels. Andermatt is a good place to stop if convenient.
The Route des Grandes Alpes can eat your tires if you're aggressive. If you're not aggressive, you may be on the wrong roads.
|07-17-2013, 09:34 AM||#3|
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: moving to southwest Germany
Unless you really, really want to, you'll probably never leave asphalt. I've had Tourance (without the EXP) on my GS and liked them on tarmac in the Alps. They should last the trip. The EXP version is intended to offer more grip, but less mileage.
Right now I'm through my 1st K60s at the rear. I can't say exactly, but guess they lasted a tiny bit less. They offer enough grip for gravel, but are significanly worse on wet tarmac. So for pure asphalt, I'd go with the Tourance.
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