Saturday, 19 February 2011

Preparation has started

First post - I have sort of decided on a destination. The criteria being it had to be somewhere new, where I have not been on the bike and with the chance of good weather. Also want to experience different cultures and foods. Don't want the hassle of carnets or getting additional insurance. So my challenge is, to ride the farthest East I can go in Europe, to either Greece or Turkey. Bought a guide book and Michelin map of Greece today. I recon I'm going to need 3 weeks. Will probably ride down the East coast of Italy to the heel then, get a ferry from Brindsis to Igoumenitsa. When, is the next quandary. June is favourite at the moment. I'm thinking I could either tag it on to the Mid Life Rebels (Facebook) trip to Austria or start the trip from The Adventure Travel Film Festival, Devon, 3rd-5th June hosted by Austin Vince and Lois Pryce.

1 comment:

  1. I will follow with interest! Reminds me of when I started planning my trip around Europe. If you want any alpine passes recommended then can i suggest Furka, Grimsel and Susten. (border of Switzerland and Italy) check out

    Alex M