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  1. Octoberon

    Octoberon Noble Member

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    I'm not sure anyone would want to drive that far but in theory we certainly could put the bikes in a van and do it that way and it would solve the problem neatly. It'll be another option to consider when it comes to weighing up time/cost. I'm also getting some freight logistics and costs this week hopefully
     
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  2. Octoberon

    Octoberon Noble Member

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    Thank you! :) I've been thinking about this trip long before I joined TTF and hadn't considered that there may be forum people en route. It would add a great new dimension to the trip. When we have a tentative route I'll post it on here.
     
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  3. Octoberon

    Octoberon Noble Member

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    If only I had two mates... :D
     
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  4. Octoberon

    Octoberon Noble Member

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    I suppose I ought to do it on a Tiger. It's on the shortlist, anyway. I'll be looking for a decent condition, older bike. General reliability and service history more important than mileage. I'll also need storage space to carry the bits that drop off my mate's Bullet.
     
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  5. andypandy

    andypandy Elite Member

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    Yeah, you've got a good point there Billy.
     
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  6. Vulpes

    Vulpes Confused Member
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    Out of experience I know @Hubaxe has great suggestions what to eat and drink!
     
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  7. QuadumphUK

    QuadumphUK Noble Member

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    Watching this thread with interest .I expect alot of us have thought about doing this kind of trip. Looking forward to reading about logistics, costing and your route. The best of luck and don`t forget , plenty of pictures :)
     
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  8. SHarper

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    #28 SHarper, Oct 13, 2021 at 7:52 AM
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    Eyup.
    Don’t rely on the freight ships to take you, when I went to Nordkapp, we were booked on a freighter from Immingham to Brevik, there is a very limited number of berths and they will drop you in a heartbeat for better paying lorries.
    We ended up doing Hull > Zeebrugge, docking in the morning, riding across Germany to Travemunde, in the day, then getting a ferry to Helsinki; riding up through Finland to Nordkapp.
    Followed the coast to Molde, taking in the Lofoten Islands and then cut across to Oslo, where we caught an overnight ferry to Kiel.
    If you're up that way have a ride to Kirkenes and then onward up the 886 following the border with Russia to the Arctic Ocean, I saw this as more of an achievement than Nordkapp (and much less commercial)
    Arctic Circle (24 degreees C)
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    Arctic Ocean at the end of the 886
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    Nordkapp (very foggy and around midnight)
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    Have a look at the website ‘best biking roads’ and you’ll come across sights like this:-
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  9. Markus

    Markus Noble Member
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    Great photos of your tour! At what time of the year took it place?
     
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  10. SHarper

    SHarper Active Member

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    Early June

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    I took cooking tackle and a tent, but needed neither, stopped in Hytte cabins the whole way round.

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    Like this one.
     
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  11. BonnieCat

    BonnieCat Crème de la Crème

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    Why not ride up to the Nordkapp. I did it in 2019 from my house in the Netherlands. I rode back down a different route via Finland and Sweden. Was a great trip and successfully completed solo on my VStrom 650.
    I’m still hoping to ride down to Greece and Turkey, possibly next year before old age really sets in.
     
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  12. littleade

    littleade The only sane one here
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    An adventure bike of some description makes sense as they're comfy, can carry loads of kit if needed, provide decent weather protection and if you pick the right one have good fuel consumption and can easily do over 200 miles between fill ups. I could recommend one:laughing:
     
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  13. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

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    Not a DP :):)
     
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  14. littleade

    littleade The only sane one here
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    :yum
     
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  15. Jessetok

    Jessetok New Member

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    I read and drink CocaCola
    Thank you for the information!
     
  16. Cyborgbot

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    If the bike gets too old and squeaky then just get a new one…

    Oh, you meant… I see, can’t help you there…
     
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