Off to Spain in a couple of weeks.....

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Off to Spain in a couple of weeks.....

Post by Chunkychops » Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:39 am

I am leaving from Poole to Cherbourg on the 24th. I would be good to meet anyone from here. Unlike my previous trips to Spain and around Europe last year, I have mapped the route on the computer using Google Maps and Google Earth and exported to the Tomtom. (http://www.motogoloco.com/) so hopefully I will enjoy the scenery instead to trying to figure where the hell I am. Will be camping wherever I end up at 5 or 6. I hoping to get to Spain in about 5 days to meet the family there.
This is my route:
https://www.motogoloco.com/map?route=23712&key=72362d78
and the return journey:
https://www.motogoloco.com/map?route=23702&key=b478e5ba

the .kml files you can open with Google Earth
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Re: Off to Spain in a couple of weeks.....

Post by Tramp » Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:50 am

Pack light as its friggin hot abroad now....and have a a great time wherever you end up is better than working..

Getting lost is part of the adventure sometimes....

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Re: Off to Spain in a couple of weeks.....

Post by Scott_rider » Mon Jul 11, 2016 12:09 pm

South of Paris, that's a good route down to Spain (thumbs). We did pretty much that route last month. The A75 over the Milau Bridge and onwards to Carcassonne is superb, if you like a bit of high speed jinks :blush: . And the route across the Pyrenees is scenic, we went through Mont Louis...not sure if that's on your map? but it's near.
In Spain we also went pretty much the same way...Tremp (just off your route) Lieda, Alcaniz, Teruel, etc...fantastic roads! (thumbs) B)

p.s. Teruel was well worth a visit.
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Re: Off to Spain in a couple of weeks.....

Post by Chunkychops » Mon Jul 11, 2016 12:15 pm

Tramp wrote:Pack light as its friggin hot abroad now....and have a a great time wherever you end up is better than working..

Getting lost is part of the adventure sometimes....
I nearly boiled alive last year in that neck of the woods last year. I have slightly better kit this year including a mesh jacket and gloves

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Re: Off to Spain in a couple of weeks.....

Post by Redmurty » Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:56 pm

you will be passing quite close to Simon (Spanishbiker), go have a brew with him (thumbs)

cheers Spud ;)
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Re: Off to Spain in a couple of weeks.....

Post by The Sarge » Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:04 pm

Chunky,
I am too far west off your route, but if you have a change of plan and direction, you are welcome to call in (thumbs)

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Re: Off to Spain in a couple of weeks.....

Post by Lairyskippy » Tue Jul 12, 2016 1:59 pm

I live down in Murcia and it's absolutely bloody roasting at the moment. I've also ridden down from Zaragoza to Mazarron a day ago and the heat was stifling even with lightweight gear on so make sure you carry plenty of water with you in case you breakdown or just get knackered.

I see you're heading for the El Valle golf resort...... Played there a few weeks ago, great place!

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Re: Off to Spain in a couple of weeks.....

Post by Chunkychops » Thu Jul 14, 2016 6:24 pm

Lairyskippy wrote:I live down in Murcia and it's absolutely bloody roasting at the moment. I've also ridden down from Zaragoza to Mazarron a day ago and the heat was stifling even with lightweight gear on so make sure you carry plenty of water with you in case you breakdown or just get knackered.

I see you're heading for the El Valle golf resort...... Played there a few weeks ago, great place!
We have an apartment there and try and make it every year - absolutely love spending time there.

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Re: Off to Spain in a couple of weeks.....

Post by ollydog » Fri Jul 15, 2016 9:50 am

The Sarge wrote:Chunky,
I am too far west off your route, but if you have a change of plan and direction, you are welcome to call in (thumbs)

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Re: Off to Spain in a couple of weeks.....

Post by pinball1008 » Fri Jul 15, 2016 12:06 pm

Your route home puts you within 40 minutes of me (north of La Rochelle) happy to meet somewhere for coffee/beer or whatever.
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