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Last year, I rode the my GTS from my home in the Netherlands to the Swiss, Italian and Austrian Alps. And back of course.

I liked it so much, that it didn't take long to decide to do another camping trip this year. But this time, I'll be riding to the French Alps, skinny dip the Mediterranean and ride back through France, Italy, Switzerland and Germany.

For now I'm counting down to June (the high altitude passes are all closed until end of May/beginning of June due to snow). But I thought I'd share my plans already!
That's a lot of 2,000 meter plus summits.
That's a lot of 2,000 meter plus summits.
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That trip sounds absolutely amazing. Wish I could be a bird on your shoulder and see all the sights. I will look forward to your photo posts of this adventure.

I was fortunate to drive much of that route (but, alas - not on two wheels).
I covered it in my Fiat 500 many many moons ago.

Good fortune to you.

Bob Copeland
Well, at least it had a flip back rag sun roof.
Well, at least it had a flip back rag sun roof.
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In 2018 I took similar route on my motorcycle, except Milan was the destination. In spite of mostly wet and cold weather it was one of the nicest trips I've ever taken. Ate nice meal with carbonated red wine in Hotel Restaurant Le Coquelicot Logis à Burnhaupt Le Haut in France. They put my bike in heated garage over night. Broke up the trip with couple of days in Airbnb apartment near Lake Como, when the weather forecast for France was really bad. Saw the Moto Guzzi museum and had a nice meal in La Pizzeria-Trattoria Rosalba, a packed Italian restaurant where no one understood English. I had to use Google translate on the menu. On the way back I was nearly frozen to the bone when I stopped at Hotel - Landgasthaus zum Hirsch in Germany, who also placed my bike inside a garage. What's better than Schnitzel and beer in a German restaurant, knowing you'll be home tomorrow?
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T.S.Zarathusra wrote:
What's better than Schnitzel and beer in a German restaurant, knowing you'll be home tomorrow?
Schnitzel and beer and schnapps in a German restaurant, knowing you'll be home tomorrow .
Yummie.
Yummie.
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Bob Copeland wrote:
Good fortune to you.

Bob Copeland
Thank you Bob! I'll definitely try to keep this post updated, when the trip is underway.
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I'm excited to follow this new adventure of yours. The previous trip was very enjoyable (from my perspective). Bon Voyage!

Bob
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Mopmop wrote:
I liked it so much, that it didn't take long to decide to do another camping trip this year. But this time, I'll be riding to the French Alps, skinny dip the Mediterranean and ride back through France, Italy, Switzerland and Germany.
Looks like an incredible trip! I'll be checking back to see how it goes for you.
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