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That's the ferry booked!
« on: March 06, 2015, 12:29:25 pm »
That's the Newcastle - Amsterdam ferry booked for departing Sat 2nd May, returning a week later.

No fixed plans at the moment apart from a bimble through the Netherlands and a thrash into Germany to get as far South as I can in the first day.

Then, depending on the weather, it could be anywhere - hopefully somewhere warm though! I quite fancy going through Switzerland into Italy and then returning through France and seeing the Millau viaduct. A couple of days by a beach might be nice as well....

Depending on how flush I feel, it'll either be camping or hotels.

Can't wait!!

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Re: That's the ferry booked!
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2015, 05:48:07 pm »
If you have the time and make it this far I would definitely check out Baden-Baden and then head for the 500 Road south towards and into the German alps.   Best road in Germany and plenty of biker friendly hotels and cafe.   You might ten want to head north along the "romantic route" which includes lots of German style castles, including the one that inspired Disney logo. 

Whatever you decide and end up doing, have a great time and I hope the weather stay dry for you.

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Re: That's the ferry booked!
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2015, 09:23:15 pm »
Cheers Phil. I've done the 500 from Baden Baden - agree that it's fantastic so would like to do it again if I head that way and I'll check out the romantic route (not taking the wife - so I'll need to be careful...).

Thanks for the good wishes - I'll try to post some pictures on the way.

If anyone fancies joining me I'd be glad of the company!

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Re: That's the ferry booked!
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2015, 07:30:17 am »
http://www.anwbmotor.nl/motorroutes-de-alpen

On this site a big number of beautiful routes in the Alps.
If you need translation from Dutch into English, I am more than happy to help you.

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Re: That's the ferry booked!
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2015, 08:19:59 am »
Sounds good. Lots of info about routes etc on  the ukgser forum. I am heading that way myself in July and wil be interested to hear how you get on.
Hope you have a great time
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Re: That's the ferry booked!
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2015, 09:03:23 am »
I'm thinking of doing Italy next year.  Riding down through France to Nice then the Med coast to Genoa and along the west coast to Sicily, back up the east coast and home.   Maybe through the Mont Blanc Tunnel?   

Wife will be joining me so we'll be staying in hotels.

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Re: That's the ferry booked!
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2015, 09:42:18 am »
Hi Phil....sort of did that route around Northern Italy in 2013. Went across on the chunnel, up to the Netherlands, down through Germany, across the Alps on Grossglockner pass into Northern italy to Trieste, Turin, Genoa, Milan and up to France and back with a quick diversion into Switzerland.

I did the Mont Blanc Tunnel for that. It was great engineering but boring and expensive to be honest. It certainly saved time though but doing it again I would probably find a nice pass to cut back up  through.

Here is my write up of that trip 17 days, 9 countries, 3,000 miles which might be of interest!
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Re: That's the ferry booked!
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2015, 01:21:39 pm »
Sounds like a great plan. Wish I could accompany you.
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