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    EU tour May 2017
    on: Oct 24, 2016, 12.08 am
    Oct 24, 2016, 12.08 am
    i'm in my planning stages for a EU holiday.

    I plan on shipping my bike from Vancouver, Canada to the Uk then off to the continent. Down the coast of France and up thru Spain and then off to the rest. all i got so far.

    I was thinking 3 to 4 months to make it worth it.

    So were should i go? anything i need to do that is strange or not use to here in canada.

    Place to stay?

    Thoughts.....

    thanks

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    Re: EU tour May 2017
    Reply #1 on: Oct 24, 2016, 01.11 pm
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    That's a great plan, and a nice amount of time to do it.

    From Spain, consider heading up the Mediterranean coast all the way to Italy, then cut north through the Italian Lakes, Austria, Germany, Denmark (then Norway, Sweden...), before back down the North Sea coast towards Holland & Belgium.

    Half the fun is in the planning - have a great time doing it!

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    Re: EU tour May 2017
    Reply #2 on: Oct 24, 2016, 05.13 pm
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    So many choices... and with that amount of time you could do it all... Norway and up to the Arctic Circle....down through Finland & Sweden. Ferry across to North Germany.... down to the alps.... then Croatia Northern Italy... france, spain, Portugal... so many options. Don't forget the UK plenty of great roads through Wales Scotland, the Lake District.... Then you have Eire too... do the Wild Atlantic Way.... its a great coastline

    Brush up on roundabouts for your journey.... they are everywhere in Europe.... a great road system for keeping traffic flowing at junctions that you guys from Northern American regions have never really caught up with.
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    Re: EU tour May 2017
    Reply #3 on: Oct 24, 2016, 05.42 pm
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    Let me know how much it is to ship bike cause we are planning to do something similar in a year or two!!
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    Re: EU tour May 2017
    Reply #4 on: Oct 24, 2016, 05.43 pm
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    I would be curious too thinking of the other way though....
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    Re: EU tour May 2017
    Reply #5 on: Oct 24, 2016, 09.15 pm
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    Why not set up a Trophy swap system rather than ship bikes, much the same way as you can exchange houses and cars.  :112:

    It would be a lot cheaper but agreements would need to be made on mileage I would think.
       
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    Re: EU tour May 2017
    Reply #6 on: Oct 25, 2016, 04.40 pm
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    Why not set up a Trophy swap system rather than ship bikes, much the same way as you can exchange houses and cars.

    Count me in!

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    Re: EU tour May 2017
    Reply #7 on: Oct 25, 2016, 07.14 pm
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    *Originally Posted by silverstripes [+]
    Why not set up a Trophy swap system rather than ship bikes, much the same way as you can exchange houses and cars.  :112:

    It would be a lot cheaper but agreements would need to be made on mileage I would think.
     

    That could be a very interesting idea.... I wonder how the insurance companies would cope with such an idea?
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