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 1 - Thursday 21 June 2012
Route: Driving from London to Harwich to catch the Stena Line ferry to Hook of Holland in The Netherlands.
Day 17 - Saturday 7 July 2012
Route: From Venice to Pisa in Italy
Day 16 - Friday 6 July 2012
Route: From Hirchegg in Austria to Venice in Italy
Departure Time: 09:00
Day 14 - Wednesday 4 July 2012
Day 13 - Tuesday 13 July 2012
Route: Riding from Apoiana Brasov to the Cota 1400 Hotel in Sinaia
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 11 - Sunday 1 July 2012
Rest day - No "in the saddle time" today.
After a through the night party, we took it easy today relaxing at the Rustic Hotel.
Day 8 – Thursday 28 June 2012
Day 7 – Wednesday 27 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 5 – Monday 25 June 2012
Day 4 – Sunday 24 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 – 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)