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Re: Shakedown ride
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2018, 11:48:40 PM »
*Originally Posted by kempy [+]
Fair play to you bud, hope you have a good one!  :152:  :190:

I'm planning my first ever European trip trip to lake garda next year with the Mrs (in July)


i'm fairly sure you'll enjoy it.... :028:

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Re: Shakedown ride
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2018, 08:59:16 AM »
*Originally Posted by kempy [+]
I'm planning my first ever European trip trip to lake garda next year with the Mrs (in July)

Excellent plan, done it numerous times over the past 20'odd years by different routes. Usually on the east or south west sides. Mid July to mid August can be very busy. You camping or Hotel?
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Re: Shakedown ride
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2018, 09:08:48 AM »
*Originally Posted by Paulhere [+]
Excellent plan, done it numerous times over the past 20'odd years by different routes. Usually on the east or south west sides. Mid July to mid August can be very busy. You camping or Hotel?

Really looking forward to it!  :046: - we're staying in hotels, taking 2 weeks which includes 5 nights in lake garda. I just used TomTom to plot the routes between hotels, looks like around 2400 miles  :152:

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Re: Shakedown ride
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2018, 09:36:22 AM »
*Originally Posted by kempy [+]
Really looking forward to it!  :046: - we're staying in hotels, taking 2 weeks which includes 5 nights in lake garda. I just used TomTom to plot the routes between hotels, looks like around 2400 miles  :152:

At 2,400 I guess you're going via Dover. We did that for many years but then traffic & 50mph limits on m'ways sent us onto the Hull/Zeebrugge ferry, not cheap but a lot less stressful. Out of the port by 10am, in the Vosges by teatime.
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Re: Shakedown ride
« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2018, 11:05:05 AM »
i use Hull/Zeebrugge often, a bit cheaper than Newcastle/Amsterdam, Dover is a 6 hr ride for me just to get out of the country... :006:

if on your own, Hull/Zeebrugge do a shared cabin, much cheaper......

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Re: Shakedown ride
« Reply #15 on: November 05, 2018, 11:17:43 AM »
Cheers for the heads up about Hull - I'll probably give it a go for the next one  :028: , I've booked the dover ferry and first few hotels already (not that I'm keen or anything!  :046: :123: :164:

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Re: Shakedown ride
« Reply #16 on: November 05, 2018, 11:30:21 AM »
We get a 4 berth cabin for 2 of us, chuck all our bike kit on top bunks.

Sick as a dog for 2 hours in night after meal on board this year coming home, I'd had seafood starter, then curry that tasted foul, left it after one mouthful, tasted it again when I threw up. I blame that. Missus was fine she ate different food. First time for everything.
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Re: Shakedown ride
« Reply #17 on: November 05, 2018, 11:34:00 AM »
*Originally Posted by kempy [+]
Cheers for the heads up about Hull - I'll probably give it a go for the next one  :028: , I've booked the dover ferry and first few hotels already (not that I'm keen or anything!  :046: :123: :164:

We'll look forward to a write up of your route & tour then. Sure'n you'll have a great time.
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Re: Shakedown ride
« Reply #18 on: November 05, 2018, 12:24:26 PM »
Good info guys, cheers.  :031:

I'll be sure to do a write up and piccs  :152:

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Re: Shakedown ride
« Reply #19 on: December 03, 2018, 07:28:53 PM »
just a little update on this ride, work and bad weather both reared their ugly heads unfortunately, so didn't make Italy, but still a decent ride in Germany/Switzerland

this was eventual route, going was Newcastle to Ijmuiden (Amsterdam) 103, return was Zeebrugge to Hull..135

https://goo.gl/maps/rcLJebo2zdn


decent hotel in Germany near the Mohnesee dam if any are riding in that area, both the owners ride bikes, secure parking for bikes, good food too...


https://www.booking.com/hotel/de/luckai-restaurant.en-gb.html?label=gen173nr-1FCAEoggI46AdIM1gEaFCIAQGYAQm4ARfIARTYAQHoAQH4AQuIAgGoAgM&sid=6dd15b4935d5b0f2a4949a33b45b8e7a&srpvid=882285c5260d0275&checkin=2018-12-15&checkout=2018-12-16&ucfs=1&srpvid=882285c5260d0275&srepoch=1543863691&highlighted_blocks=6946603_117030235_0_2_0&all_sr_blocks=6946603_117030235_0_2_0&room1=A&hpos=2&hapos=2&place_id=ChIJy5om3sDgu0cRzr7gsEa1pgI&place_id_lat=51.3682824&place_id_lon=8.17182&place_id_ss=Freienohl%2C%20Meschede%2C%20Germany&srfid=35ef40a3fb6d59ad9266a1322a1f2fa65cb4680bX2&from=searchresults;highlight_room=;spdest=;spdist=2.07574183770954#hotelTmpl





parted company with my riding buddy at Koblenz, he was returning home, I was visiting a pal in Basel then riding home after a couple of weeks






weather wasn't too bad, ranging from 1deg to 10degs, most days somewhere in between, couple of days had some light snow which didn't last long.


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