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  • Offline Coconut   gb

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    Coconut's France / Spain Trip !
    on: Feb 17, 2018, 12.32 pm
    Feb 17, 2018, 12.32 pm
    Commencing on June 16th 2018, myself and 3 friends are off to Southern Spain.
    ( I'm the only one on a Trophy, others are HD Street Bob, Triumph Explorer, and Triumph Sprint GT ).

    Here is our initial Schedule - if any Trophy Members
    are near to any of our overnight stops, you would be welcome
    to join us for a Beer or two, or a Coffee if that's your thing !

    So far we have only reserved accommodation at Chartres - for the first Night,
    as we are keeping things flexible, and intending to book the next stop(s) 1 day in advance.

    If anyone has any suggestions for Biker Friendly, Comfortable, "Sensibly Priced" Rooms
    in any of these locations, we'd love to hear of them !

    Sat 16/06/18 - Arrive Coquelles, ride to Chartres for overnight stop.
    Sun 17/06/18 - Ride to Bordeaux for overnight stop.
    Mon 18/06/18 - Ride to Valladoid for overnight stop.
    Tue 19/06/18 - Ride to Seville for overnight stop.
    Wed 20/06/18 - Ride to Destination : Vejer de la Frontera

    Wed 27/06/18 - Ride to Salamanca for overnight stop.
    Thu 28/06/18 - Ride to Burgos for overnight stop.
    Fri 29/06/18 - Ride to La Rochelle for overnight stop.
    Sat 30/06/18 - Ride to Dieppe for overnight stop
    Sun 01/07/18 - Ride to Coquelles and depart for UK.



    Cheers :821:

    Last Edit: Mar 22, 2020, 09.32 am by Coconut

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    Re: Coconut's France / Spain Trip !
    Reply #1 on: Feb 17, 2018, 12.50 pm
    Feb 17, 2018, 12.50 pm
    Coconut, that sounds like a real nice trip.  I would assume it will get much warmer as you head south and the opposite as you head back home.  Yes, no?
    Last Edit: Feb 17, 2018, 12.55 pm by nervouswreck

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    Re: Coconut's France / Spain Trip !
    Reply #2 on: Feb 17, 2018, 01.01 pm
    Feb 17, 2018, 01.01 pm
    I'm hoping so !

    Phil ( on the HD Street Bob ) has a Villa at Vejer De La Frontera,
    where we will be basing ourselves for the week,
    so we can dump most of the luggage once there,
    and just use the Summer Riding Gear,
    until loading up for the journey back.

    Now you know why we agreed to ride there with a Harley in tow !  :745:
    ( Must remember to pack extra ear plugs ) !

    Last Edit: Mar 22, 2020, 09.31 am by Coconut

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    Re: Coconut's France / Spain Trip !
    Reply #3 on: Feb 17, 2018, 01.22 pm
    Feb 17, 2018, 01.22 pm
    Don't forget to post some pics from the beach area.

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    Re: Coconut's France / Spain Trip !
    Reply #4 on: Feb 17, 2018, 01.25 pm
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    Of the bikes!

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    Re: Coconut's France / Spain Trip !
    Reply #5 on: Feb 17, 2018, 04.44 pm
    Feb 17, 2018, 04.44 pm
    Nice one, looks a good trip, enjoy.
    I notice it's about the same sort of millage as I'm doing to Sofia in Bulgaria, who much fuel are you estimating to use, mpg.
    Paul Wilko

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    Re: Coconut's France / Spain Trip !
    Reply #6 on: Feb 17, 2018, 04.50 pm
    Feb 17, 2018, 04.50 pm
    I haven't given it much thought yet -
    and as Ill probably have the greatest range on a tankful
    I'll just top up as and when the others stop !


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    Re: Coconut's France / Spain Trip !
    Reply #7 on: Mar 02, 2018, 07.45 pm
    Mar 02, 2018, 07.45 pm
    Hi Coconut,

    We live about 2 hours inland from La Rochelle. I've noted date in the diary and hopefully will make it over for a drink (or several and an overnight stop!).

    We were in Spain in 2017 a week or so earlier than you will be there and it was a heatwave - over 40 degrees. We only managed by making early starts and trying to reach our destination by lunchtime. It does depend on your tolerance for heat - I was the least affected but one person was close to heat exhaustion on 2 days. Still have very happy memory of stopping in a roadside cafe by the Duoro River and being offered a huge melon straight from the fridge with a carving knife stuck in it, and being told to help ourselves to as much as we wanted!

    Brian

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