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Postby Kwacky » 11 Jun 2018, 11:55

So where are we going next year?
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Re: Europe 2019

Postby duke63 » 11 Jun 2018, 11:57

I would love to to go the Pyrenees.

Need to work out the cost and time viability of it but could set up a base there and just ride round locally for a few days.

Ferry one way and stop off at Leigh's the other?

Need to do a bit of research.
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Re: Europe 2019

Postby Cavetroll87 » 11 Jun 2018, 12:14

Kwacky wrote:So where are we going next year?


Margate???
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Re: Europe 2019

Postby Kwacky » 11 Jun 2018, 12:20

It might be a bit far for me. It depends on sailings and the route down.

In 2020 I get an extra week's holiday from work. It's a reward they give you if you work for a full 10 years with them. I might do a longer tour then.
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Re: Europe 2019

Postby Kwacky » 11 Jun 2018, 12:22

Cavetroll87 wrote:
Margate???


I'm not that classy,
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Re: Europe 2019

Postby T.C. » 11 Jun 2018, 13:21

If you want really good roads and a country that is bike friendly?

Black Forest in southern Germany everytime for me.

I have been going there for 45+ years (I hope to retire there) and since I had sell up my holiday home, sometimes 3 or 4 times a year.

Fantastic roads, locals love bikes, Shwarzenback (which is a big resevoir) is a major meeting place for bikes also often running a run what you brung type road race meet around the dam.

Great food, stunning scenery and close to the Swiss and French borders (Strasburg) and an hours run from Hockenheim.
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Re: Europe 2019

Postby duke63 » 11 Jun 2018, 13:54

Another idea is Luxembourg. The Wallonia area has some really good roads.
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Re: Europe 2019

Postby Frankie » 11 Jun 2018, 22:50

Looking at the areas where we were, there is a lot to be visited still in and around that area as well.
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Re: Europe 2019

Postby duke63 » 12 Jun 2018, 13:03

How about riding down to Luxembourg on day one. Stopping there for either two or three nights so we can dump the gear. Ride round the area and then head back to Bruges for the last night?

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Re: Europe 2019

Postby Kwacky » 12 Jun 2018, 13:15

Not a bad idea. It's not as far down as Metz so the first day should be a lot easier (famous last words).
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Re: Europe 2019

Postby rocket » 12 Jun 2018, 13:28

Luxembourg is awesome when me and Andy went through that area on our trip the other year it was some of the best bike roads i have been on better than the b500
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Re: Europe 2019

Postby C00kiemonster » 12 Jun 2018, 15:04

I'd have to think about it as Metz was a long way for me, so Luxembourg might be too far sadly.
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Re: Europe 2019

Postby duke63 » 12 Jun 2018, 15:12

Its a long way away and just putting ideas out for discussion.
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Re: Europe 2019

Postby Kwacky » 12 Jun 2018, 15:19

C00kiemonster wrote:I'd have to think about it as Metz was a long way for me, so Luxembourg might be too far sadly.



It'll be a doddle on Jane's new 790 Adventure ;)
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Re: Europe 2019

Postby duke63 » 12 Jun 2018, 15:26

:D
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Re: Europe 2019

Postby Frankie » 12 Jun 2018, 15:42

What about heading downward and southeast, some nice national parks dotted about?
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Re: Europe 2019

Postby C00kiemonster » 12 Jun 2018, 16:10

Kwacky wrote:
C00kiemonster wrote:I'd have to think about it as Metz was a long way for me, so Luxembourg might be too far sadly.



It'll be a doddle on Jane's new 790 Adventure ;)


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Re: Europe 2019

Postby duke63 » 12 Jun 2018, 18:10

Another option is Orleans first night - two nights in Dijon and playing on the bikes in the Morvan area. Then next day wherever ( Le Mans?) on the way back.
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Re: Europe 2019

Postby C00kiemonster » 12 Jun 2018, 19:01

duke63 wrote:Another option is Orleans first night - two nights in Dijon and playing on the bikes in the Morvan area. Then next day wherever ( Le Mans?) on the way back.


I'd be happier with that as i can stay with you longer, purely a selfish attitude but with that i could do 4 nights.

Thing is, there is so much choice!
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Re: Europe 2019

Postby Kwacky » 12 Jun 2018, 20:08

Luxembourg it is then (lol)
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