You're either rich or retired to have 10 weeks to ride Europe. After I retire I hope to go over and spend a couple of months with my sister. She has 2 bikes and has ridden EVERYWHERE in Europe. She lives in Heidlburg.
I shipped my 2001 Yellow 1800 to Germany this spring, rode on a 10 weeks camping tour of Europe from Holland, D-Day June 3-6, France Coast, Spanish Pyrenees, Canne, Italy (Goldwing TReffen), Switzerland, Australian Goldwing Treffen, England (around the Stonehenge, Yorkshire Moors, Scottish Border and Yorkshire Treffen), crossing back over Via Ferry at NewCastle on the Tyne to the Mosel river and back to Heidelberg home.
I will do 6-8 weeks next spring for Spain and Italy. Any Questions?
It was different for sure. I really didn't know what to expect camping. I did enjoy the Treffens. As an American on a US bike, I got hit up on with photos, questions and more than a few free beers.satkins93, I'm very jealous. That sounds like an outstanding adventure. :lol:
Knoff has everything you need in one place..Pension rooms, Camping in his large yard, Shop to use including tools, Storage for bike and gear, insurance, bike rentals and tours, ADAC coverage and if called on the road for help knows what to do to get covered. He shipped my bike from Seattle fully loaded, I called to say when I would be there, he arranged a airport pick up limo, the bike was on a charger and a room ready. PS Frankfurt airport has a waiting area with the German word for Meeting point, TREFFEN POINT. All in all a very good experience.How was your experience with Knouf Tours? Would you use them again or would you suggest a different shipping approach? Also, I have never toured Europe and have heard that campgrounds are plentiful .... did you have any difficulty finding campgrounds? I am hoping to do this same trip next year ..... Thank you for passing along the info!