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Poland next year ?

Postby MickYork » Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:22 pm

Any news on the location of next years Euro ?
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Re: Poland next year ?

Postby Storkfoot » Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:41 pm

Zakopane, a resort in the Tatra mountains apparently
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Re: Poland next year ?

Postby MickYork » Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:13 pm

Just short of 900 miles from Europort..........

Just short of a 1000 miles from Calais.......

It's 2 weeks off work either way....
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Re: Poland next year ?

Postby Storkfoot » Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:28 pm

MickYork wrote:Just short of 900 miles from Europort..........

Just short of a 1000 miles from Calais.......

It's 2 weeks off work either way....

I think you’re right. I’d still love to go. Ferries to Germany and auto trains to Austria would have helped but, as far as I can see, have all been scrapped now.
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Re: Poland next year ?

Postby Nudger » Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:51 pm

I believe the train from Dusseldorf still runs to Innsbruck. Let the planning commence!
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Re: Poland next year ?

Postby Knowledge » Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:26 pm

I’ve just punched this destination into Google Earth, and it is a bloody long way.

I remember seeing a sign for Budapest when I was riding around Vienna and thinking “I am a long way from home”, but the Polish site is beyond that.

We might be changing tyres when we get there.
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Re: Poland next year ?

Postby Solid Air » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:12 pm

Calais to Zakopane according to Google maps, avoiding motorways and toll roads ;) is less than 1100 miles direct. With getting lost once or twice, call it 1200.

Going to Abejar was just over 1150 for me, including getting lost, and Adria was about 1000, I can't remember exactly how much.

My point is this and I don't mean to preach... it is a long way and it is hard work (especially on an Italian stopping bike eh Andy?) but if you can get the time off work, if you can afford it (once bills and family holidays are sorted) and you want to do it then do it, you won't regret it.

I work in the trauma operating theatres at Addenbrookes Hospital and the amount of patients that leave for work in the morning only to have received some life changing injury during the course of the day doesn't bear thinking about. Don't regret having not done something.

Anyway, on a lighter note my plan at the moment is going via the EuroTunnel > Prague > Krakow > Zakopane > Budapest > EuroTunnel > home.

Maybe see you on route :D

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Re: Poland next year ?

Postby Storkfoot » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:26 pm

Nudger wrote:I believe the train from Dusseldorf still runs to Innsbruck. Let the planning commence!


It does indeed. Not sure it saves that many miles though.
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Re: Poland next year ?

Postby Marty ULC » Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:15 am

Our usual group have decided that a backup van is essential and any breakdown, however minor, means straight into the van, even if it means a broken cable in the morning leaves you missing the rest of the day.
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Re: Poland next year ?

Postby Nudger » Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:29 pm

Storkfoot wrote:
Nudger wrote:I believe the train from Dusseldorf still runs to Innsbruck. Let the planning commence!


It does indeed. Not sure it saves that many miles though.


True but might save time. I think though if you get the Harwich to Hook ferry on the Saturday night, you can have a day off in Prague (the Tuesday) if you reach Kassel for the Sunday night.
Break it down into chunks and it'll be OK
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Re: Poland next year ?

Postby Simon ELC » Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:38 am

Solid Air wrote:
Anyway, on a lighter note my plan at the moment is going via the EuroTunnel > Prague > Krakow > Zakopane > Budapest > EuroTunnel > home.

Maybe see you on route :D

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Like your style Solid. Not sure I'll be able to convince my eleven travelling companions to follow this excellent route.
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Re: Poland next year ?

Postby Jim Rose » Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:22 am

I think its more about time than distance. You need two weeks to ride there and back and enjoy the trip. Anything less and ii just a motorway slog, 5 days at 250 a day at a leisurely rate and bingo you're in the Polish mountains.
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Re: Poland next year ?

Postby Solid Air » Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:24 pm

Simon ELC wrote:
Solid Air wrote:
Anyway, on a lighter note my plan at the moment is going via the EuroTunnel > Prague > Krakow > Zakopane > Budapest > EuroTunnel > home.

Maybe see you on route :D

Mark


Like your style Solid. Not sure I'll be able to convince my eleven travelling companions to follow this excellent route.


Haha thanks Simon. I'm with Jim, it's got to be an enjoyable trip rather than just a quick mile-muncher. I'm now thinking of a slightly different route and leaving Budapest to another day...

Eurotunnel on Saturday then through Belgium and into Germany. Towards Hanover, through Berlin then into Poland. Wroclaw, Krakow and then a short run on Friday afternoon onto Zakopane.

Return trip via Prague, through Germany and finishing with a night in Ghent and home Friday.

This will give me a bit more time in Poland, seeing as it is a Polish rally, and a bit of slack to change plans or fix things if needed, fingers crossed ;)
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Re: Poland next year ?

Postby Covboy » Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:25 pm

.........Budapest is a beautiful city with lots to see and do Mark 8-)
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Re: Poland next year ?

Postby Solid Air » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:27 pm

So I hear Covboy, nothing definite yet still plenty of time to change plans. Maybe Budapest and leave Prague for another time? We'll see :D
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Re: Poland next year ?

Postby superhooper » Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:24 pm

The transporter train from Hamburg to Vienna is still in operation
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Re: Poland next year ?

Postby Knowledge » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:50 am

But does it run every day, or just a weekends?

Perhaps I will check later
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Re: Poland next year ?

Postby Nudger » Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:14 am

Knowledge wrote:But does it run every day, or just a weekends?

Perhaps I will check later

All NightJet trains operate daily. Was thinking about that option myself, maybe for the journey back...
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Re: Poland next year ?

Postby xenia1 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:29 pm

Nudger wrote:
Knowledge wrote:But does it run every day, or just a weekends?

Perhaps I will check later

All NightJet trains operate daily. Was thinking about that option myself, maybe for the journey back...


And..for two wheels speed the most cost effective least stressful and arse saving option..
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Re: Poland next year ?

Postby MickYork » Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:28 am

What route does the Hamburg-Vienna train take ?

I can't see the advantage of using this to get to the rally, not from Rotterdam anyway ?
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