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Old 08-22-2013, 01:11 PM   #1
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Greg and Michelle Euro Tour v.3 - at it again!

The Prologue

This is starting to be a habit (or is it becoming an addiction?)
Michelle & I are off to Europe once again. This time we have decided to check out IMT Rentals in Barcelona Spain.
We have a couple of F 700 GS's lined up and our maps of the Pyrenees are waiting!

After watching the 2013 edition of Le Tour we have a few of their roads added to our route.
Basic plan looks a little like this (right now / subject to change).



We want to see some castles, check out places like Carcassonne, and basically tear up the mountain twisties!
got a lot of inspiration from this TRIP

I think the weather will be a bit nicer than previous Alps trips, so no snow this time (we hope).
Anyway.... the countdown timer is engaged! Roll on Spain!!








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Old 08-22-2013, 04:34 PM   #2
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:19 PM   #3
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Great to see you guys "moving" again.
Staying away from the northern Spanish coast?
Bit of a shame, really...the coastal road (old N260) isn't quite as knee-shaking as it used to be (extremely twisty, tight, narrow, and quite "rustic") but by Gosh, the views are still the same. And they're BREATHTAKING!

And the little side-trip into Cadaques/ Cap de Creus really shouldn't be missed.
http://goo.gl/maps/ODRsU
Pop the name into the Youtube search bar...
Rosas, a little south, is a typical tourist hive...rather stay in San Pere Pescadore. Recommendable place here.

When's D-day?
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Old 08-23-2013, 05:05 AM   #4
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Old 08-23-2013, 06:22 AM   #5
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Great to see you guys "moving" again.
Staying away from the northern Spanish coast?
Bit of a shame, really...the coastal road (old N260) isn't quite as knee-shaking as it used to be (extremely twisty, tight, narrow, and quite "rustic") but by Gosh, the views are still the same. And they're BREATHTAKING!

And the little side-trip into Cadaques/ Cap de Creus really shouldn't be missed.
http://goo.gl/maps/ODRsU
Pop the name into the Youtube search bar...
Rosas, a little south, is a typical tourist hive...rather stay in San Pere Pescadore. Recommendable place here.

When's D-day?
Happy travels
we toyed w/ the idea of getting up to the Atlantic, but I just don't know if we will have quite enough time. That being said, if we crush the miles & we have time on our hands, we will certainly go coast to coast!

thanks for the tip

lift off is the 8th of September.


ah OK Pete...
just properly clicked the links (was on the phone before) and now see the "northern Spain" you're talking about!

I may have to alter the route slightly, that looks fantastic!

thanks again!
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Old 08-23-2013, 02:46 PM   #6
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we toyed w/ the idea of getting up to the Atlantic, but I just don't know if we will have quite enough time. That being said, if we crush the miles & we have time on our hands, we will certainly go coast to coast!

thanks for the tip

lift off is the 8th of September.
We'll say G'day at Mader for you then. Starting the same day in Aarau ourselves.
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We'll say G'day at Mader for you then. Starting the same day in Aarau ourselves.
Happy travels
very cool!
which way are you heading?
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La Route des Cols (Pyr幯嶪s)

This French site (English option) is designed to go all the peaks of the Pyrenees. Hope this help. Enjoy the travel in my favourites mountains.
La route des Cols: http://www.laroutedescols.com/explore.php
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very cool!
which way are you heading?
Bunch of Aussies on one of their O/S jaunts, Western Alps this time around.

South into the Valais for a few days, riding the southern balconies towards Martigny for the start. Some old military roads. Dents du Midi and a day around Zinal.
Then into France and Italy in the search for out-of-the-way gravel, Stura-Maira Ridges, Ligurian Ridge and into the Vercors via more gravel. Return via the Bernese High Country.
Lots of good food and local brews, even more good laughs with some of the locals
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This French site (English option) is designed to go all the peaks of the Pyrenees. Hope this help. Enjoy the travel in my favourites mountains.
La route des Cols: http://www.laroutedescols.com/explore.php
brilliant!
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Great to see you guys "moving" again.
Staying away from the northern Spanish coast?
Bit of a shame, really...the coastal road (old N260) isn't quite as knee-shaking as it used to be (extremely twisty, tight, narrow, and quite "rustic") but by Gosh, the views are still the same. And they're BREATHTAKING!

And the little side-trip into Cadaques/ Cap de Creus really shouldn't be missed.
http://goo.gl/maps/ODRsU
Pop the name into the Youtube search bar...
Rosas, a little south, is a typical tourist hive...rather stay in San Pere Pescadore. Recommendable place here.

When's D-day?
Happy travels
Could'nt agree more, the roads in the Parc National Cap Creus are superb! Also agree ....skip Roses, but must see Cadaques, by all means!. My personal favorite is the Neu de Sol in Palau Saverdera. Superb hotel in a quiet little farm town, just outside the Nat'l Parc. The owner, Merce, is a complete winner. I'm tempted to say she treats you like family, but actually my family treats me much worse than that & doesn't feed me half as well.
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Could'nt agree more, the roads in the Parc National Cap Creus are superb! Also agree ....skip Roses, but must see Cadaques, by all means!. My personal favorite is the Neu de Sol in Palau Saverdera. Superb hotel in a quiet little farm town, just outside the Nat'l Parc. The owner, Merce, is a complete winner. I'm tempted to say she treats you like family, but actually my family treats me much worse than that & doesn't feed me half as well.
Based on excellent recommendations by Pete (glitch_oz) and Jim K I have altered the route.

Room booked at Niu De Sol
Looks fantastic (three stars tho... we won't know what to do w/ ourselves ... we are usually happy wherever we end up), and I have rerouted us to take in Cadaques and the N260 up the coast.

cheers guys!
great to get the heads-up on this else we'd have missed it.



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