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How You Getting to Italy ???

Post  Richy Y on Tue 21 Nov 2017, 21:10

As the title says "How You Getting to Italy ???"

I've been looking at the different ways of getting to the Italian meet in 2018 and because of companies changing timetables etc. myself and Allison have decided, not written in stone, to go this way remembering that this will be our main 2 weeks holiday.

Ferry to Ijmuiden (Amsterdam) from Newcastle.
Ijmuiden to Adriano Camping Village, Ravenna, Italy. Approximately 884 miles. This to take between 6-7 days using a variety of roads and not specifically booking hotels etc. in advance but just stopping when, where we want. This will take in the Netherlands, Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Italy.  

After the Euro meet.

Ravenna to Bologna, 60 miles, short hop for the Sunday afternoon.
Bologna to Genoa, 167 miles.
Genoa to Nice, 129 miles, along the coast road.
Nice to Paris. Put the bike on the overnight train, Thursday, we get on the ATV which get's you to Paris in about 5 1/2 hours, 1 night in the Paris area, I know, it's expensive, so where to stay to be decided.
Paris to Channel Tunnel, 177 miles. Once back in England stay overnight in Ashford.
Ashford to Home, 329 miles, may split the journey, might not.

Total mileage approximately 1746.

If anyone has any other suggestions then why not post them. If you want to join us on all or part of this epic trip then feel free to do so.

Thanks,

Richy & Allison.

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Re: route to Italy

Post  Rambler-Italy on Wed 22 Nov 2017, 10:09

Hi Richi, I am Rambler, I am in charge of the organization of EIC.

My suggestion is, once in Liechtenstein, to ride through Austria and Brenner via Bolzano. Avoiding Switzerland will save you time and money: roads are wonderful but speed limit on the highway is 60/70mph and the price of the highway ticket (vignette) is abt 35£ (one year validity)
Riding through Austria instead requires a vignette of abt 5£ x 10 days

Gabriele “Rambler”

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How You Getting to Italy ???

Post  Richy Y on Wed 22 Nov 2017, 11:53

Hi Gabriele,
I've zoomed in on google maps and the route I'm looking at will take us the way you have suggested. Hoping the scenery and roads are as good as it looks on the map, I'm sure it is.
Thanks,
Richy

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Re: route to Italy

Post  Rambler-Italy on Wed 22 Nov 2017, 13:39

@Richy Y wrote:Hi Gabriele,
I've zoomed in on google maps and the route I'm looking at will take us the way you have suggested. Hoping the scenery and roads are as good as it looks on the map, I'm sure it is.
Thanks,
Richy

definitely! if you have a day to spare, i would visit the area and the castle of Neuschwanstein (austria, not far from brenner highway)....crowded, but reeeeeally beautiful

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Re: route to Italy

Post  IANTHAIN25 on Sun 26 Nov 2017, 18:27

Going to look at it closer over the Christmas break. Want to take in the Grossglockner pass at some point while I'm there. Have booked a week +a day either side of the dates

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Post  IANTHAIN25 on Sun 31 Dec 2017, 17:03

Hi all, Ive been looking at a route to the Euro 2018 meet in Italy, its quite a long way at 1227 miles so ive been looking at getting some down time on the way there but also seeing some sights as well, such as the Stelvio Pass.
There's a place me and Vic (fairweatherrider) have stayed at before so going to use that as a first and last stop on the other side of the channel, but so far the route I have planned is like this:
1) Burton on Trent to Les Ballastireres b+b Approx 300 miles.
2)Les Ballastieres b+b to Nancy (via Reims) 260 miles
3) Nancy to Lucerne in Switzerland 195 miles
4) day off in Lucerne.
5)Lucerne to Davos, 109 miles
6) Davos to Gomagoi ( this is the closest place to the Stelvio Pass that google maps would let me plan for, as the pass is closed currently) 110 miles,
7) Gomagoi to Ravenna camp site, 265 miles, (this will come down significantly once the pass is open)
Cool Weekend party in Ravenna....woop woop!
9) Ravenna across Italy to Pisa, 144 miles
10) Pisa to Turin 220 miles
11) Turin to Lyon 214 miles.
12) Lyon to Reims 300 miles
13) Reims to Les Ballastieres B+B 124 miles
14) 300 miles home.

The biggest problem with this trip is that France is effin massive!!!! so you've got to have a few days hard riding to get to where you want to be, but you can have some shorter rides once there. The longer rides across france are mostly motorway to keep the time down.

Just gotta look at prices now, but with 14 days travel, gotta find em for less than £100 a night.

Does this appeal to anybody? gotta leave the Friday before the camp weekend to do it.

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Re: route to Italy

Post  fairweatherrider on Sun 31 Dec 2017, 17:42

I'm up for that Ian  i was looking at a similar route and staying at les Ballestieres B&B on the way out but need to talk to you about the B&B in France before you book mate

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Re: route to Italy

Post  ang_vzr1800 on Mon 26 Feb 2018, 19:49

hi Ian just see your route to italy, i did france on motorway and itll cost you a fortune in toll roads, if thats not an issue thats fine, but if it is, id try and go accross germany from dover - calais and youll only pay about 7 euros in austria.
i hope ill be able to take time off , hopefully ill see you all there.

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Re: route to Italy

Post  dcapaldi45 on Mon 26 Feb 2018, 20:22

Hi Ang, will you be on that Mean machine off yours for the Italy trip ?

Darren cool 2

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Re: route to Italy

Post  ang_vzr1800 on Mon 26 Feb 2018, 20:50

I got rid of the mean machine, (Intruder)
The RK is not as mean

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Post  dcapaldi45 on Mon 26 Feb 2018, 21:36

Hi Ang,
That's what I meant the Harley

Darren whisper

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Re: route to Italy

Post  ang_vzr1800 on Mon 26 Feb 2018, 21:46

I won’t class it as mean, but if I do I will be coming down with the Harley, just need to get a good breakdown cover

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Re: route to Italy

Post  dcapaldi45 on Mon 26 Feb 2018, 21:52

Yes my Man, wild Hogs

Darren rock

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Re: route to Italy

Post  ang_vzr1800 on Mon 26 Feb 2018, 21:53


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Re: route to Italy

Post  IANTHAIN25 on Tue 27 Feb 2018, 07:35

@ang_vzr1800 wrote:I got rid of the mean machine, (Intruder)
The RK is not as mean

whats an "RK"? lol

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Re: route to Italy

Post  ang_vzr1800 on Tue 27 Feb 2018, 09:29

Road king

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Re: route to Italy

Post  fairweatherrider on Wed 28 Feb 2018, 21:08

Better bring a fucking big drip tray for all that oil Ang roll on floor laughi roll on floor laughi roll on floor laughi roll on floor laughi roll on floor laughi roll on floor laughi roll on floor laughi

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Re: route to Italy

Post  ang_vzr1800 on Wed 28 Feb 2018, 21:27

A 16 year old bike is aloud to leak, I’d be more pissed off if it was new and did that

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Re: route to Italy

Post  Wiggy on Thu 01 Mar 2018, 20:47

Just booked the "bikeshuttle" and paid the deposit (£205), return flights now booked and paid for.. thumbs
Next stage for me is to plan any trips/tours while over there and log them into the TomTom, i have the campsite and the grossglockner pass logged in.
As time allows, i'm searching the net for interesting places to ride to within riding distance of the camp site/hotel.

I have 4 days hotel paid for just up the road from the site, but i also will still have the tent... so have the option to ride out for a day or two if the planned ride is a long one (depending on how far away it is). As this is our first time on the bike overseas, i hope to make the most of it and only park the bike up (not ride out) for only one day [don't let the wife know yet] whisper

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Re: route to Italy

Post  Admin on Fri 02 Mar 2018, 07:19

2 topics talking about the same thing, so they have been merged together. thumbs

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How You Getting to Italy ???

Post  Richy Y on Wed 28 Mar 2018, 23:53

Our final itinerary is as follows, in our group are myself and Allison, Dave & Karen Capper and Kieth & Helen Pickering.

Leave,
Hull - Rotterdam, 2nd June.
1 Night stay in Arnhem, 3rd June.
Travel to Dusseldorf, 4th June for overnight train.
Arrive Innsbruck, 5th June.
Leave for Verona via The Brennan Pass for 1 night stay.
Leave for Mestre, 6th June, 2 night stay, so we can visit Venice.
Leave for Raveena, 8th June.
Leave for Genoa, 10th June, 2 night stay.
Leave for Nice, 12th June, 2 night stay.
Leave for Paris, 14th June, bikes on overnight train, we go on the TGV 1 night stay.
Leave for The Tunnel, 15 June.
Arrive in Folkestone, 1 night stay.
Head for home, 16th June.

If anyone would care to join us on any part of the journey just get in touch.

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Re: route to Italy

Post  ang_vzr1800 on Thu 29 Mar 2018, 00:33

I’m jealous, wishing you all a great time

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Re: route to Italy

Post  dcapaldi45 on Thu 29 Mar 2018, 11:06

Hi Ang are you still coming to italy

Darren cool 2

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Post  ang_vzr1800 on Thu 29 Mar 2018, 11:10

Darren mine will be something very last minute if I do, but would been nice to go back to the homeland EIC.
I should set off 2 weeks before with the Harley

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Post  Sparks on Tue 03 Apr 2018, 23:33

@Richy Y wrote:Our final itinerary is as follows, in our group are myself and Allison, Dave & Karen Capper and Kieth & Helen Pickering.

Leave,
Hull - Rotterdam, 2nd June.
1 Night stay in Arnhem, 3rd June.
Travel to Dusseldorf, 4th June for overnight train.
Arrive Innsbruck, 5th June.
Leave for Verona via The Brennan Pass for 1 night stay.
Leave for Mestre, 6th June, 2 night stay, so we can visit Venice.
Leave for Raveena, 8th June.
Leave for Genoa, 10th June, 2 night stay.
Leave for Nice, 12th June, 2 night stay.
Leave for Paris, 14th June, bikes on overnight train, we go on the TGV 1 night stay.
Leave for The Tunnel, 15 June.
Arrive in Folkestone, 1 night stay.
Head for home, 16th June.

If anyone would care to join us on any part of the journey just get in touch.

Nice one Richy and Allison for sorting it all out can't wait tbh lets get out on the road again it's been the longest winter in history I swear.

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Re: route to Italy

Post  mrs spook on Sun 15 Apr 2018, 15:48

Sorted out our route to Italy and back, mostly via avoiding tolls.

Home to Dover - 174 miles
dover to Mons - 166 miles
Mons to Bernkastel-Kues - 181 miles
Bernkastel-Kues to Ulm - 233 miles
Ulm to Stelvio - 180 miles
Stelvio to Lake Garda - 119 miles
Rest Day glasses
Lake Garda to Ravenna - 159 miles
Party Time cheers
Ravenna to Lake Como - 215 miles (using tolls)
Lake Como to Vaduz - 160 miles
Vaduz to Black Forest - 162 miles
Rest Day piss
Black Forest to Luxembourg - 224 miles
Luxembourg to Ghent - 163 miles
Ghent to Home - 294 miles

I will really enjoy this trip sitting on the back and taking in the scenery, thank you Spook, in advance for a good holiday.

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