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post #1 of 9 Old 07-11-2007, 01:59 AM Thread Starter
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Great trip with new V-Strom..(Trip Storry)

Hello all...

I just buy a new Vstrom 650, and i make with that bike a trip over the Europe.

The other 2 friends were in honeymoon, so i just join them.

So... After their wedding, me and 2 friends, got our wifes/girlfriends and our bikes and set up for a honeymoon on the bike.. There were 3 bikes... An Aprilia Pegaso 650, a Honda XRV 750 Africa Twin (model 1992, RD04). and a brand new Suzuki DL 650 V-STROM.(Mine)

We talked about it for weeks before leaving and we established that we would want to follow the next path:
Timisoara (our home city, in Romania) – Budapest (Hungary) – Vienna (Austria) – Zell Am See (Austria) – Grossglockner (a high alpine road in Austria) – Cortina D'Ampezzo (Italy) – Venice (Italy) – Trieste (Italy) – Pula (Croatia) – Plitvice (a natural reservation in Croatia) – Rijeka (Croatia) – Siofok (near Lake Balaton in Hungary) and then back home. In total, 3250 km in 15 days.

We left on the 15-th of June... Our first stop – Vienna... We stayed there for 3 nights. We went shopping (the girls asked for it) and we visited Vienna. Shonbrun castle and the gardens were really nice... Also the Prater Amusement Park... Really nice... Something to see when you get there...

From Vienna we went to the Grossglockner road... That is something very impressive. The road is about 100 km long and it goes over the Alps. It goes up to 2571 meters high. It is something worth seing and worth experiencing on the bike. The sceneries there were great! No wonder it is called Biker's Himmel (Biker's Heaven).

After the Grossglockner we went to Venice... To be honest, I didn't like it at all.. Dirty, wet, extremely expensive and with a lot of mosquitos... Everyting is erxtremely commercial there... They extract money from anything there and lots of it. I'll probably never go there again...

After the unpleasant experience in Venice, we left for Croatia... We got to Pula and stayed there for 2 nights. That was really nice.. The sea there is great, the water is clean, the waves were nice, the prices were ok... I got a nasty sunburn there, but that was entirely my fault..

After Pula... we went to Plitvice... That, again, is something worth seing... 80 lakes, on different hights, with waterfalls between them. With a wonderful clear, blue water, with a lot of trout inside, with great vegetation on the sides... Great thing to see, probably unique in the world.

After Plitvice, we left again for the seaside. We went to Rijeka and we found a resort close by, called Icici... We stayed there for 3 nights.. Nice place too, great water, great beaches (even though they were not sand beaches... the beaches were rocky beaches), nice prices.

From Icici we started the loong road back home.. We stopped in Siofok tor one night, just to see the Balaton Lake and after that.. back home....

If you want to see some pics...
http://www.robii.com/eb/category.php?id=138

The explanations there are in romanian... But they are basically the same as the ones here.

For more pics...
http://www.robii.com/eb/category.php?id=139
http://www.robii.com/eb/category.php?id=140
Here, you'll find about 3000 pics from out trip.

Enjoy and ride safe, from Romania a new Stromtrooper who is extremelly satisfied about Vstrom 650!

PS.: hope my english is ok... not too many mistakes..

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post #2 of 9 Old 07-11-2007, 08:33 AM
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Looks like a fun trip. I hope I can travel Europe by motorcycle someday. Your English is probably better than mine!

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post #3 of 9 Old 07-11-2007, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
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Feel free to come in Romania

Hello
In Europe and the countries i visited latelly, i had one lifetime trip. You saw pics..but in Romania if you come, i can guide you all over, and is a very beautifull country - mountains and everything.

Just let me know when you intend to arrive in Romania, and how long you're visiting, and i'll make a nice route for us to travel.

This offer never ends!
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post #4 of 9 Old 07-13-2007, 08:29 AM
 
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lucky you

sounds like you had agood trip, i have family in Hungary and want to visit there on my DL1000, my friends and i toured northern spain in may and we are starting to make plans for next tour which we hope will be france italy croatia bosnia romania hungary then back home, maybe we can meet?
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might well take you up on that sometime, would like to see romania,cheers

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post #6 of 9 Old 07-14-2007, 02:30 AM
 
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delboy if our trip goes ahead as planned, you're welcome to join us
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post #7 of 9 Old 07-14-2007, 02:42 PM
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when is the trip planned for, could be interested

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post #8 of 9 Old 07-15-2007, 05:00 AM
 
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we are trying to do ireland in august so the europe one will be next year around june
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post #9 of 9 Old 07-15-2007, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
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I Need To Know..

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sounds like you had agood trip, i have family in Hungary and want to visit there on my DL1000, my friends and i toured northern spain in may and we are starting to make plans for next tour which we hope will be france italy croatia bosnia romania hungary then back home, maybe we can meet?

Ofcourse i woul like to be your guide as long asd you stay in romania.
I can not go with you in the rest Europe
Please let me know when is the EXACT date when you'll be in romania, i need to make plans also.
So question 1: How many bikes you'll be in Romania ?
2. How long?
3. what period?

Announce me the 3 questions within at least 2 weeks please.
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Thank you, we'll have a best trip here i promice
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