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  1. Travel
    Why to wait for the end of the winter if you can ride towards spring? Here are some pictures of a motorcycle trip to France, Spain and Andorra in March / early April. Much more photos and GPS-data for download here: Motorcycle-Vagabonds - Riding towards Spring - Motorcycle Trip to France...
  2. Africa Twin
    After a 30 year ‘rest’ from motor biking I bought a 1991 Africa Twin XRV 750 RD 04. Had not problems with in until staying in the Alps last year the bike suddenly started running very rich, with loss of power and difficult tick over. I wear an altimeter watch for trekking and eventually...
  3. Ride Reports and Pictures
    The Simpsons tour Europe! 2014 Hi all, just back from our summer vacation 2014! Fiona, riding her BMW G650GS and myself riding the Honda VFR1200X Crosstourer set off for our usual summer trip on the bikes from Elgin in the northeast of Scotland heading for the other side of the border to catch...
  4. Travel
    Hi folks, I'm sure there's plenty of posts out there on travelling to the Pyrenees but I'm looking for routes and tracks that both myself and Fiona could use. We're hoping to travel from Santander to Andorra and back by the best (quietest) road s. We would also like to do a bit of offroad too...
  5. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Last year we did this:- http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/ride-reports-pictures/81163-pyrenees-aragon-navarra-2012-a.html This thread has pictures that have not loaded but some have. I have placed a ride report over on ABR and all the pictures are in that thread:-...
  6. Travel
    Hi all, have been given a 1 maybe 2 week leave pass over August to take my bike off on a solo adventure, have not taken the bike abroad yet so have spent a good amount of time looking and have a few ideas (Andorra, Pyrenees, possibly Croatia etc) but there is so much choice! so would much...
  7. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Back in June I had the time of my life riding down to the Pyrenees and attempting Vibraction’s Road Book 2. I travelled with my buddy ‘TerraStrom’. He rides a modified V-Strom 1000. I ride a trusty old Africa Twin. Hope you like the pics. For those interested full write up attached...
  8. Transalp
    Yes, another mpg thread ;) I am heading back from Spain to England tomorrow and once I get north of the pyrenees (I take the E9 just east of Andorra) I have 400 km of motorway to get me to my campsite just south of Niort. I have all day to get there so thought it would be ideal for a quick mpg...
  9. Travel
    My trusty Transalp has just delivered me safely, and comfortably, to my Spanish home in Tarragona, an hour south of Barcelona. 1194 km (742 miles) in just over 12 hours. I took the ferry last night from Portsmouth to St Malo, the intention being to get a good nights sleep as the crossing is 11...
  10. Meet Ups / Rideouts
    A mate and I intend to ride down to the Pamplona bull running festival this year. He has a week off so we may just come back, but if anyone else is heading to the Stella, my plan would be to then ride the Pyranees and Andorra and on to the Alps. I might then head up to Paris for Bastille day...
  11. Travel
    Hi guys and gals, I am planning a trip next year to get a ferry to Santander then ride through the Pyrennes onto the Alps via Andorra. Back through Germany, France then UK. I would appreciate any tips or advice as i have never done anything like this before.:o Are there roads or pass's...
  12. Travel
    Hi all, As it says on the tin, am looking to do a trip from Bilbao to Perpignan (and then back to Blighty) along the Pyrenees and through Andorra (or the other way round) and am looking for advice / info / helpful hints / comments on places to stay / things to see and do along the way. Camping...
  13. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Orite, so in december 2008 in I decided to quit my job in Oslo and move back to Sweden and first get my drivers license so I could apply to join the fire service then straight away get my MC license and then go for a biker holiday until the training at the fire fighters academy would begin...
  14. Ride Reports and Pictures
    So Mel and Myself book a week off and set off to the Pyrenees. After seriously good bacon butties and coffee at Stormforce and Annettes we head for Portsmouth and board the Ferry. Of course after viewing Mels amazing new build and chattin to Jonathon about its gizmos. Well done its a seriously...
  15. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Just got back after a 9 day tour of France, the Pyrenees, a bit of Northern Spain and Andorra. All the pictures are here and even though i say it myself some crackers. trendinvestor : photos : Pyrenees Trip 2009 What a trip simply incredible and all planned at the very last minute, i had a...
  16. Travel
    Due to a change in my work state (no longer freelance), I have a bit more money and a bit less time. One result is the planned trip to Spain and back is now a bit shorter - in time and in distance and is almost all in France. Here's the new plan: Saturday 18th April: Cross the channel...
  17. Travel
    Hi everyone :) need some advice on some good campsites in France. In September myself and Hudders are riding to the Ardeche area of France. Has anyone been there?.....camped there?.....any recommondations....any good campsites on the way down?.....any good sites in Andorra?.... Cheers...
  18. Riding
    Hi Guys I just thought I'd start a little thread for those of you that have shown true endurance on the back of your bikes. Last year whilst on my road trip around Europe it was cut short due to a family illness so I rode 940 miles from the foots of Andorra to my house in the uk in under 21...
  19. Chatter
    Good morning everyone!! The sun is shining & Mrs Pooh & I are about to set off on our bike trip. We're gonna rip up the roads through France, Switzerland, Italy, Spain & Andorra :D Chad very kindly gave us te use of his tardis sized topbox so as to accommodate Jo's beauty products! Sorry Chad...
  20. Competitions / Trials
    From the HUBB website: http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/humm/ July 28th - 30th 2008 Basics: A two-day, no GPS, orienteering event in the eastern Pyrenees of Catalunya, Spain and Andorra. Test your map reading and navigation skills, find hidden secrets and enjoy the fabulous riding. The...
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