Maybe this is not the usual post, but here goes, sorry if it's the wrong section;
After a few solo trips done in the past two years (usually 1-3k km over a week or two) with my Africa Twin, I'd like to tap into myself for more courage and start a longer, 2-month trip through Europe at the start of April this year, departing from Romania, going southwest through Greece, then southern Italy, Sicily, Sardegna, Spain (maybe Portugal), southern France, Switzerland, Austria and back.
I'm planning to go through the warmer areas (Italy-Spain) in the colder month and through the colder countries (Switzerland, Austria) in the warmer month.
Bike & logistics wise, I'm pretty much prepared for this trip and every day is just one less day in my "cant wait to go" countdown. Safe to say I'm excited as hell about it, it's been longer than a decade since I've felt this type of childish joy over anything... these bikes are really something else..
The only thing I'm unsure about is how I'll cope with being alone for such a long amount of time. Most of the time, it's pretty easy for me to talk to people in other countries, share some stories and maybe keep in touch. But truth be told, in my last 9-day trip in Greece, there've been times when I felt alone and a bit empty, especially when camping alone in the woods in the middle of nowhere... I try to keep trips as low-cost as I can, half-booking, half-camping.
What I'm trying to ask is.. does anyone want to meet up in any of these countries/cities and have a beer or something? I don't know how the distance and the time alone will affect me by then, but I know that I'd enjoy a friendly face, especially fellow AfricaTwin owners
- Nothern Greece / Thessaloniki / Igoumenitsa
- Southern Italy / Bari
- Sicily (is it as dangereous as they say?)
- Sardegna / Porto Torres
- Spain (Barcelona/Valencia/Madrid)
- Southern France
- Nothern Italy - Dolomites area
Looking forward to meet you, please don't kill me
If I meet anyone from this forum and he/she agrees, I'll post pictures in this thread