Discussion in 'Stelvio Chat & Tech' started by mrcanns, Sep 17, 2013.
Any news on where in Croatia and when as yet?
I'll check and let you know asap.
I must start adding money to my slush fund for this trip, oh and apply for shore leave off the missus, or convince her to go.
The bikes been going well since Wales out of warranty now and I think I've got to the bottom of my troubles with it and in love with it again so need to use it some more
Glad to hear your bike is running well, we told you at the rally it would be ok didn't we
Ok I have been informed its normally the second weekend of July historically!
Location in Croatia TBA.
Thats all the info I have at present.
They will inform members of Guzzi Enduro in due course and I will in turn let you know.
Cheers Mark, I just need to get holiday booked early location not that important really. Yes Al how could I ever have doubted a man in a Harley t shirt at a guzzi event, hope you are all well.
Most of my Tee shirts are HD, they're the only ones that I know for sure will fit :lol: Luckily the Quota treffen one I got in Wales fits as well
Yes, rather keen to get dates so I can start getting a plan together... also keen to get down country and meet up to rest of the U.K guys going over.What would be a suitable time frame for Croatia? I'd like to take 2 weeks but the law of being self employed says it's a crap idea. Has anyone any suggestion thus far??
Mid July - I'd like to tie it in with the Tour de France in the Apls
I'm thinking 2 weeks slow tour down 1st week open to suggestions as to route see bit of Croatia then blast back as late as poss??
sooner or later it will enter the Guzzi Enduro
For your Diary, 2014 Quota Treffen Date is 11, 12,13, July Confirmed...
Location near Rijeka Croatia. Confirmed
You will be getting Emails to confirm Location and Costs accomadation etc.
Expact details in the next few weeks
Ride Safe David
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Approx 1400 miles via direct route from Manchester, the Tour de France hits the French Alps the following weekend, have to plot some routes, see what can be done
Then there are the Dolomoites and the Stelvio not to far away - to many places
I'm thinking mandello, stelvio pass then onto Croatia as a route down
I think it is obligatory to visit the Stelvio pass whilst owning a Guzzi Stelvio. One must have that photo at the pass.
Not sure which way we'll be going, possibly ferry from Hull to Zeebrugge with a dash to Austria and then spend a few days pass bagging before getting to rally, then back via Italy, Switzerland, France with a stop at Verdun, then use the tunnel back to Blighty. I'm still poring over the maps, but looking at setting off around July 5th and taking two weeks.
Does anyone have the exact location and any accommodation details, I'm not too keen to camp in the temperatures expected, I quite fancy some aircon, a pool and a bar
not thought about Hull ferry, need to consider that option, or even Hook of Holland.
You and Mel planning on going? I'm keen to do it with the basics, bike, tent,sleeping bag and to some extent solo, but it would be good to meet up somewhere there and back. Plenty of time to plan yet
I have to watch the Tour de France in Yorkshire on the weekend of the 5th July; it doesn't come to the UK that often and its almost on my doorstep.
Looking at the Stelvio Pass and Bormio and the Dolomites, then back across Italy via Mandello over to Grenoble (more TDF) then even Carcassonne (last TFD rest day and never been there) then back via Millau and Oradour sur Glane.
Looks a bit much, but maybe take 2-4 weeks to keep it sensible. Sowed the seed with work and at home about having a long break, so looks possible
Keeping me busy with the sat nav route software.
Also need to fix the bike after Spain,
I was going via the tunnel but if a group of us were going the hull ferry seems a good start point, the 5th is as good a day as any, the wife is going to fly down later so we can meet up at the rally and have an appartment for a week. I'm going to pack the tent and camp if the weather's dry if not pick up a cheap room on route not sure about getting back
Mel and I are seriously considering the rally and possibly a pal from Edinburgh who also has a stelvio..
Jonathon and Paul, if we could meet up at hull for the ferry it would be a good start, I've often started my jaunts to Europe on that route, it avoids having to pay on the French m/ways when you have that first few hundred miles of boring riding to do for the first day or two. I'm very undecided on camping, I've got soft with old age and like my creature comforts, although I don't mind to camp for a night or two.
Oradur sur Glane is well worth a visit, but it's such a depressing site. Its early days yet, so lots of maps to look at, and sort out which passes to do, I've been ticking them off over the years but still have a lot to ride.
We should consider keeping in touch over the coming months, as I think meeting up for even just a couple of days en route could be good.
Hull also avoids the slog to Dover, good for me, only 2 hours across the M62
Certainly keep in touch during planning etc
I just listed the places I've wanted to go............now if I could just attach a bicycle to the motorbike..........maybe I could hire one for a day or so an pedal up some hills.
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