Spain 2022

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  1. edderby

    edderby Active Member

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    Brittany Ferries just opened up bookings for Summer 2022 ferries to Spain and France - have already booked myself a 3 week Spain trip in Aug/Sep (same 3 weeks as this year's trip)!
     
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    Sounds good - almost unbelievable at the moment - to be free again !

    Got your new passport yet ?

    Mine expired during lockdown and I didn't even notice !

    Got one of the new dark blue - almost black - jobbies. Made sure to have the passport photo done with lockdown hair style before it was cut - classic :D

    What bike will you be taking on your trip ? still the Blade or the Kawi ?
     
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  3. edderby

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    Thanks Mattie - good reminder, passport is OK for a few years yet, but my driving licence needs renewing early next year.
    I'm taking Kawasaki to Spain - it's a lot easier with its paniers and more relaxed riding position (although the seat is much less comfy than the blade's e-comfort seat).
     
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    Amazing - where are you headed? I love riding in Spain and really going to miss it this year I think!
     
  5. edderby

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    No idea yet, probably a tour around most of the country. In 2019 I stayed in a different place every night which was a bit tiring but I saw a hell of a lot , but in 2021 I am staying in most places for 2 nights to allow for some non-riding days if I get tired and also allows me to catch-up if there are any problems. In 2021 I'm staying in places with things to look at too - Granada, Segovia, Salamanca, Cuenca etc.
    I'll plan 2022 route after I've been on this year's trip, so I can take account of more lessons learned and probably include a week or so in Portugal.
     
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    They do seem to go a bit mad with their speed limit signs. Corner approaching - new speed limit - out of the corner speed up again. On the plus side they do have some excellent roads ....
     
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    Salamanca is a stunning place, beautiful big town square surrounded by great cafes, Cuenca is beautiful as well and teruel, there’s another fantastic village in between the two called albarracin.
     
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    Thanks Warren, there are some lovely places, you’re right. I’ve been poring over guide books, Ride magazine routes, YouTube videos etc to plan my routes and evening wanderings!
     
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    Most the time riding here you’re praying for nice corners, one of the days in Spain I was praying for a straight as we’d been on incredible twisties all day and I was absolutely knackered, you can’t go wrong there and the roads unless you’re really out in the sticks are really well surfaced.
     

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