Routes and Maps (experimental)

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Travelling by motorcycle, for many people, is one of life’s pleasures, and the stuff of many dreams. Rolling off – or on – a ferry knowing that you have everything that you need for a trip packed on the back of the bike is hugely satisfying. In the last 10 years or so the motorcycle media and manufacturers have caught up and promoted adventure motorcycling – usually long distance trips across continents and including off-road riding, sometimes solo (as in Ted Simon) or sometimes in groups (Globebusters). Commercial exploitation of this pastime includes special bikes, of course, but also special clothes and accessories. But despite this, the relatively short travels that most of us can take that are maybe nearly all done on tarmac are not short of delights and challenges. Here are accounts of the trips I’ve taken since I started riding.

On Triumph Sprint ST

2008 First tour: Germany

Four nights in Germany 2008

A week in Denmark April 2009 (see https://www.flickr.com/photos/obliquepanic/albums/72157617129415229/with/3467761557/)

Czech Republic and Slovakia 2009

2009 Czech republic and Slovakia

On BMW R1200GS

From Spain to the Netherlands via France and Switzerland 2010

2010 Spain, France, Switzerland, Germany, The Netherlands

Norway May 2011

Scotland 2011

Denmark and Sweden 2012

Northern Spain 2013

Black Forest, Germany 2014

On BMW R1200GS LC

France, 2015

Dorset, UK, 2016

Helsinki and the Baltic States, 2017

Dorset and Devon, 2018

2019 Northern Spain and Bardenas Reales

Northern Spain again 2019

Rutland and Derbyshire 2020

On KTM 790 Adventure

Yorkshire 2021

2022 Here’s the route of the Portugal ACT that I intend to follow. I have no idea how hard core it is.

Motowhere routes from 2009 onwards at https://www.motowhere.com/profile/u/obliquepanic and AllTrails is: https://www.alltrails.com/members/michael-traynor