Touring Europe the long way

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Touring Europe the long way

Hi all I'm in the early stages of planning a big tour of Europe to celebrate my return to biking after a big accident last year. I'm looking fo advice on what machine to take, kit, amazing roads and places, special information ie border crossings etc. and just any useful info, guidance, and help anyone has.

I plan on camping and keeping it at a reasonable budget. 

Cheers people

What a big question. So far 69 views and no answers. I wonder if this is because reading your post it would appear that you have not even decided on a bike yet. So you either have a number of bikes to choose from or you have not yet bought it. Surely you won't be buying a bike based on the comments you get her...will you????

Any bike. Kit you are comfortable with.  Camping.  Plenty of sites but you have to allow for extra luggage and time packing and unpacking. B&Bs, at least you can leave your stuff safely plus will save 2 hours plus loading and unloading a day

As with the gear, i'd say what ever bike your comfortable with. For me, I went through France, Belgium, Netherlands and Germany on a Honda cbf600 and had friends on a VN900 CRUISER and a Suzuki Burgman 650 . Take out some different bikes for a days test ride, cover some miles and decide from there. LUGGAGE: HI-GEAR 65L TARPAULIN BAG go-outdoors £35 + 2 bungee cords MOTOR CROSS gloves are the best for warm weather riding / waterproof ones as well though just in case FRANK THOMAS X-TERRAIN and QUEST ENDURO jacket and trousers are both really good gear. Buy the best boots you can afford, for me that was a pair of SIDI CANYON GORE-TEX still using them now at around 20000 miles later. £214   One main tip...don't book any hotels for your trip as it really puts a crimp in any sort of side trips you might fancy like an unexpectedly stunning piece of twisty. also you don't have to book the chunnel too early, you can do it from the café whilst your there. only found that last out once I was there.  anything else I can help with then drop me a line.      

Hi read some motor cycle tour guides or possibly my book Bulgaria and Back. We took bikes with engines from 350cc to 1300cc. It might be of some use to you.

If you are looking to keep thinks on a smaller budget try Eastern Europe and stay some of the cheaper hotel as we did.  

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Hi all I'm in the early stages of planning a big tour of Europe to celebrate my return to biking after a big accident last year. I'm looking fo advice on what machine to take, kit, amazing roads and places, special information ie border crossings etc. and just any useful info, guidance, and help anyone has. I plan on camping and keeping it at a reasonable budget.  Cheers people

Where are you starting from? and how much are you taking? That will give people a start. John933

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