Motorcycling/Couchsurfing/Wildcamping UK/France/Spain/Portugal

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Dates 1 Aug '12 to 30 Sep '12

Flexible? Yeah, sure

Est. Cost 500 - 1,000 EUR (EUR Euro)

Type Travel Partners Wanted

Name Motorcycling/Couchsurfing/Wildcamping UK/France/Spain/Portugal

I am looking for a committed, easygoing motorcyclist (25-40yrs male or female) inspired by the likes of Ted Simon and Lois Pryce who is up for an adventure. Mechanical know-how is a massive bonus!(I ride an old Honda CB550 four K) The itinerary is flexible and subject to change....if someone shows great interest in the trip I am happy to plan the itinerary alongside them. I plan to wildcamp and couchsurf to keep the costs of the trip down, and possibly do some wwoofing (volunteering on organic farms in exchange for meals and board). The aim is to make it to the North of Portugal for the mid-end of August for a week-long music and sustainability festival 'Boom', at which I will work. Then when that's over we wend our way home. I am happy for someone to join me for the whole trip - if we get along - or just a few days here or there, or anything in-between. I am a confident rider and have already completed foreign motorcycle trips alone, I just think this time it may be nice to have a fellow comrade! If this sounds like your cup of tea get in touch ;o)

Motorcycling/Couchsurfing/Wildcamping UK/France/Spain/Portugal

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ntodd4u
ntodd4u let me know more of what you expect i', interested
3 years ago
Kaya
Kaya I'm heading to Boom as well and wish I had a bike, What a wonderful way travel! It would be wonderful to join you.
3 years ago
Kostas Repsol
Kostas Repsol hi. I am 33 with a superbike and will travel around europe. please add me at fb if you would like to talk more kostas repsol
3 years ago
RachyDee
RachyDee This sounds awesome! Although i've only got a moped at the moment that wont go faster than 29mph... lol!!
3 years ago
BucketSearch
BucketSearch Interesting! Can you give me an idea of the areas you’d like to visit? I’m looking for something.. Perhaps a trip like this. I am an old (55) very healthy well-traveled, calm, resourceful, for lack of better terms, well-aged “hippie”. Credits, Lifelong motorcyclist now with KLR650, a lifetime mechanic. Solo M/C trip on the Labrador loop, 1-month wilderness camping in the Rockies, and many backpack trips through Europe and so on.. “I like to save so I can savor” in my traveling motto.
3 years ago
claire
claire Great stuff...not so sure yet where I'd like to vist...gonna fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants somewhat on this one...busy studying and working until June...will take off shortly afterwards...as you can see I've amended trip somewhat...where are you based?
3 years ago
BucketSearch
BucketSearch Amendment noted, enjoy ur trip.. peace NYC
3 years ago
Dave
Dave I'm planning on the same trip on an even older, less reliable bike. We can share tools!
3 years ago
claire
claire haha great idea...what's yr bike?
3 years ago
Dave
Dave 1965 Ducati 250 with a top speed of about 90 but I'm usually doing 60 or so. I've been looking into bike shipping lately. There's a RoRo service that goes from US to the UK that sounds good.
3 years ago
poya p
poya p Hi, My name is Poya and I am planning for a tour through Europe almost for the same time. Feel free to send me an email. Thanks
3 years ago
poya p
poya p my email is po1368@yahoo.ca.
3 years ago
claire
claire I'm a bit slow on the uptake...will be in touch soon xx
3 years ago
avi
avi The finest tours are individual. One goes where one wants, isn't hung up by someone else's problems and break-downs - and flexibility can become as much a problem as a freedom. I think more research is necessary prior to undertaking such a journey. I speak from experience.
3 years ago
claire
claire yes you're probably right (although I managed a month in france alone on the road on my 125cc honda two and a half years ago with very little research...) as you can see the trip is somewhat amended now...i do agree that the finest tours are indeed individual...
3 years ago
poya p
poya p Claire, Have you started planning yet? found anyone? Thanks
3 years ago
claire
claire Not yet Poya...may well go it alone...just though company might be nice...
3 years ago
Minx
Minx Poya and I now agreed to do the same - he will ship his bike to Liverpool so we go go explore Scotland, Wales and Cornwall before moving to the continent.
3 years ago
Dave
Dave If you see my broken down on the side of the road, wave!
3 years ago
claire
claire Hey Minx...when will you be in Liverpool?
3 years ago
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