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Post by gsxrmark on Sat 16 Feb 2008, 20:08

The wife and i are planning on going to France at the end of june going over on the eurotunnel and then head down to Grenoble so we can spend a week riding around the Alps.

So if anyone has any tips and advice about a european trip it would be really helpfull.

Thanks
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Re: Roll on June

Post by Jollygiant on Sat 16 Feb 2008, 21:05

Remember to ride on the other side of the road. Very Happy
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Post by legins on Sat 16 Feb 2008, 21:43

Make sure you do a reccy of fuel stations as they arent as frequent as the UK
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Post by Guest on Sun 17 Feb 2008, 08:05

When you get to Grenoble ,head for Bourg D'Oisans, Alp D'huez and Les Deux Alps. The main road and the pass are awesome up at the top. Have fun, Alan.
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Post by gsxrmark on Mon 18 Feb 2008, 18:02

megawatt wrote:When you get to Grenoble ,head for Bourg D'Oisans, Alp D'huez and Les Deux Alps. The main road and the pass are awesome up at the top. Have fun, Alan.




I've been looking on youtube at the roads down there and they look amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by gsxrmark on Sun 24 Feb 2008, 18:47

Ive just booked up the Eurotunnel for the 9th june going to head straight down to Grenoble spend a few days there and then onto the Millau bridge and then work our way back to Calais.

Getting really excited now i've booked the tunnel and in this issue of Superbike magazine they have an article about French roads ROLL ON JUNE
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Post by Guest on Sun 24 Feb 2008, 22:53

We are doin a quick 2 day/1 night blat down to Rouen on May 15th/16th. French roads are ace and they don't make you feel like a second class citizen , as long as you take it easy through towns and villages. cheers Alan.
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Re: Roll on June

Post by gsxrmark on Mon 25 Feb 2008, 19:31

What are the French police like towards English bikers???
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Post by Guest on Tue 26 Feb 2008, 17:07

They are better than ours, just don't overdo the motorway stuff and carry lots of spare Euros.
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Post by gsxrmark on Wed 27 Feb 2008, 19:50

megawatt wrote:They are better than ours, just don't overdo the motorway stuff and carry lots of spare Euros.


Are the Euros for fines or tolls???
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Post by jallen on Thu 28 Feb 2008, 12:15

gsxrmark wrote:
megawatt wrote:They are better than ours, just don't overdo the motorway stuff and carry lots of spare Euros.


Are the Euros for fines or tolls???

Both...

The roads are fantastic though and usually pretty quiet.

Also, credit cards work in the toll machines saves fiddling about for change.

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Re: Roll on June

Post by haga-san on Sat 01 Mar 2008, 17:09

well enjoy ..........
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Re: Roll on June

Post by Gatso on Sat 01 Mar 2008, 22:28

Did France in 04 on my current Blade,rode all the way down to Grenoble n then some 1st day,started from Calia(?) at 8am,got to a BnB around 9pm,did some miles i can tell ya,think it was around 650/700 mark,the Police were gr8,one cop car pulled in to let us past and we were doin over a ton,they just waved us by,or was it to pull in?......lol
my experience was top,although it did rain most days durin our riding and my m8s Hire blade broke down with no cover,another story,you'll have a gr8 time m8..................and heres a few pics-


this is the morning of our 2nd day,were about to head up some very nice twisties in some ski resort-



the view form our BnB window on the 2nd morn when we got up



vid of just going out the other side of Grenoble-



some others-





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Re: Roll on June

Post by gsxrmark on Mon 03 Mar 2008, 17:31

Gatso,

Looks amazing i cant wait to get over there now
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Post by Gatso on Mon 03 Mar 2008, 20:27

you'll have a gr8 time m8,me n the guys i rode with just rode all day,till late in the evening and tried BnB's off the cuff,we didnt pre book places to stay as finding some where at the end of the day was fun!!
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