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2010 Euro Motorbike Tour

May 17th 2010 03:14 pm

Starting from Tuesday morning (18-05-2010) I’ll be riding to Rosslare to catch the ferry to Cherbourg. From there I’ll be half on half off motorway to Avallon which is just north of Lyon where I will crash (hopefully not literally) for the 1st night.

Denis Smyth. GPS Republic Tour 2010

Denis Smyth. GPS Republic Tour 2010

On Thursday the trip should start getting interesting as I will head towards Geneva, round Mont Blanc into Italy to Torgnon in the Aosta valley which is home to a little mountain called the Matterhorn where I’ll stay until Saturday morning. Hopefully I’ll get some good photos of the Alps around here on Friday.

On Saturday I’ll cross back over into France and head to Briancon for 2 nights. I am hoping to get there via the Val-D-Isere pass which is one of the highest at around 3000 metres but as yet the route is still closed/blocked with snow which is a big problem with much of my intended route being the famous Route Des Grande Alps through the highest Alpine passes from Geneva to Menton on the Cote d’Azur. Generally these passes don’t open up until mid June or even July so I’ll be updating my route as I go.

From Briancon I’ll go to Barcelonnette about 150 km south of Briancon for one more night before dropping down into Nice for a day or two. After this I’m just going to wing it to my final destination of Torrevieja, just south of Alicante, Spain.

I will be posting my routes as GPX or KML files so you guys can follow me on Google Earth and of course photographs of my travels as and when I can get an internet connection. Should be a laugh either way.


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