|04-11-2005, 08:32 AM||#1|
Joined: Dec 2004
Ride from London and back in 7 days
Been riding for while but have never shot off anywhere on my own - now want to go somewhere in June - will need to go for seven days max - so will have to be France, Germany etc etc - anyone got any suggestions for a really good ride for a week ???
|04-11-2005, 10:02 AM||#2|
Ride for balance
Joined: Nov 2004
Yes. The Alps.
You will have to cover some distance but it will be worth the effort and the Autobahn going down there is pretty fast.
|04-11-2005, 02:22 PM||#3|
Joined: Apr 2002
Location: Dreary old Norway, dreaming of adventures past
Norways west coast from around Bergen up to the north cape is about the same distance as mainland Europe north to south. Great roads all the way, but you either have to ride more or less the same roads back south or go through Sweden which is perhaps not super exiting on a bike.
A few pictures of some of the most famous sites on the west coast south of Trondheim.
Really old stave church
Trollstigen 1 (Trolls ladder)
Lysefjorden world famous BASE site. About 1000m straight down to the water..
'01 F650 Dakar - modified as best I can
2005: Australia - 8 months/ 26.000 km (anti clockwise circle)
2009: Norway - 2 weeks/ 6000 km (Lindesnes to North cape)
It's the African ant eater ritual !
|04-12-2005, 09:10 AM||#4|
Joined: May 2004
Location: East Debon
I've beeen thinking along the same lines and came up with a plan to catch the Portsmouth to Bilbao (or Santander) ferry, follow the Pyrenees across towards the Med and then blast back up France's eastern side taking in as many interesting roads as time allowed, no fixed destinations except for Calais and the tunnel.
If you're camping most municipal sites allow you to just turn up, otherwise there's the Logis guide to hotels which used to be available from the French tourist office on Piccadilly.
Let us know how you get on and where you end up going!
|04-13-2005, 05:46 AM||#5|
Joined: Oct 2003
Location: Marbella, Costa del Sol
Plymouth to Santander
head down through portugal
Into the mountains in southern Spain. (morocco is only 45 minutes away if you fancy a day or 2 in North africa
Back up the mediteranean coast of spain across the picos/pyranees to santander.
Get yourself down to southern spain and I'll take you around some of the finest roads and most spectacular scenary in europe.
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