Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by Spie, Jun 28, 2010.
OcUK bike trip?. Come to Scotland folks, roads are excellent and you would not regret it.
No Europe! Only because I'll be living there in the near future and a ride to Scotland would be epic .
Agreed. Only one problem - the weather.
Wow, brilliant pictures .
Also agreed, well ye take yer chances. So far this year we have had fab weather up here. The tarmac up through Glencoe has been warm and sticky!!.
I would love to do the trip over to europe, still need to update my passport, its out of date at the moment
Europe is so easy to do, especially if you are already down south.
Better roads, better drivers, friendlier people, awesome scenery - just give your bike the once over, sort out European break down cover and just point your bike south east!
Sounds brilliant, how much on average would you say price wise and mileage for a week?
I find unless your camping you need to plan your where your going and where the bike friendly / secure parking hotels etc are.
You really dont.
There are guesthouses everywhere. If you're going to a town just locate the Tourist Information and they will a) speak english, and b) give you a list of the local hotels and b&b's that have vacancies.
The trip we did last week was the first time we'd had accommodation planned (for the first couple of nights). Every other trip we just found somewhere at the end of the day. We did almost come unstuck this time though - arrived in Ypres, a very pretty and normally very quiet little town, to find it was hosting a stage of a big national Rally. Went to tourist info who said the whole town was booked up, but then one woman remembered a B&B that had a cancellation for a triple room. Fate I guess!
I can recommend this place though: http://www.hotelzurpost-klotten.de/
Specific bikers hotel with a great location, great food and a garage with full service facilities
Normally though we just find B&B's
hhmm, let me think...last weeks trip:
Hull > Zebrugge, then Bastogne (Ardennes), Luxembourg, Klotten (Mosel), Baden Baden incl D500 (Black forest), Nurburgring, Ypres for WW1 site seeing, Bruges, Zebrugge > Hull, done from Sunday to Saturday (2 overnight ferry crossings, 5 days of riding in Europe)
Ferry crossing: £110
Petrol for 1400 miles: £150
Accommdation for 4 nights: £135 (2 nights on ferry included in the ferry price)
Meals and gateaux stops - about £150 (we ate well!)
Total: £550 ish plus other bits and pieces I've forgotten about.
You could do it cheaper obviously, but we like good living on these trips!
Isle of Mull on the B8035 about 3 weeks ago.
Overlooking Lock Leven near Glencoe
B8043 Road next to Loch Linnhe
Not mine, but worthy of a post.
Elan Valley Powys WALES
What was the 'Busa like to tour with Spie? How comfortable was it etc?
Looking at those pictures makes me want to learn to bike.
One from a bimble today.
(Z1000 is mine)
A4069 "Black Mountain Pass" in Wales:
Parked up for Ice Cream
Stop itttttt. I'm really going to get a bike at some point :O
Do it, trust me, you wont regret it - best thing I have done in ages
Persil's and sloth's pic's make me wana fighter my trike
very nice guy's
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