London to Black Sea

21 June - 15 July 2012:

Solo motorcycle trip from London to Constanta on the Black Sea and back to London. This adventure will take me through 10 countries. The outward journey starting in London will including England, Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and the return journey from Romany through Hungary, Austria, Italy, France and back home in London.

The picture attached outlines the route.


Trip Statistics at the end of day 20 and the end of my adventure

Tour Distance: 4706mls (7577km)

Tour Time in the Saddle: 117h 16m or 4d 21h 16m

Total litres of Fuel used: 408.94 liters

Average fuel consumption: 18.5 km/l


Day 12 - 2 July 2012

Day 12 - Monday 2 July 2012

Route: Riding from Alexandria North through Pitesti via Transfăgărășan to Brasov and then to Apioana Brasov. Top Gear described the Transfagarasan as the best road in the world - click hear to see the highlights from the Top Gear in Romania episode.

Day 6 - 26 June 2012

Day 6 - Tuesday 26 June 2012

Rest day - No "in the saddle" time today. Instead Sebastian took me to attractions around Cluj with his car.

Route: Cluj (A) > Slina Turda (B) > Gilău Lake/Motel (C) > Tarnita Lake (D) > Cabana Moţilor (E) > Beliş Lake (F) > Huedin Lake (G) > back to Opal Hotel in Cluj.

Driving Distance: 304km

Day 3 - 23 June 2012

Day 3 – Saturday 23 June 2012

Route: From Dortmund in Germany to a campsite Kratochvil, close to Brno in Czech Republic.

Departure Time: 07:15

Arrival Time at Kratochvil: 17:15  

Time in the Saddle: 10h00m

Day Distance:  532mls (857km)   

Tour Distance to Date: 822mls (1323km)

Day 2 - 22 June 2012

Day 2 – Friday 22 June 2012

Route: Driving from Hook of Holland in The Netherlands to Eindhoven. After visiting the TIS office continue East into Germany to Dortmund.

Departure Time: 08:30

Arrival Time at Dortmund: 18:51  

Time in the Saddle: 5h08m

Day Distance:  192mi (309km)   

Tour Distance to Date: 290mi (466km)

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