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    Le Grande Tour 2010 Itinerary

    Day 1 Wednesday 1st September ferry from Portsmouth to Santander leaving 11:00 hours
    Overnight on ship
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    Day 2 Thursday 2nd September ferry arrives Santander 12:00: to Burgos approx 305 miles

    Santander A67 then E70 to Cueva del Pindal 36 miles approx 50 minutes
    N621 past Panes & on to Potes 24 miles approx 40 minutes
    N621 Potes to Riano 35 miles approx 1 hour
    Riano to Burgos on N621; C611; A231; and N120/A231 - 110 miles approx 2hrs 30 minutes
    Overnight at Burgos
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    Day 3 Friday 3rd September Burgos to La Pobla de Segur approx 315 miles

    Burgos to Logrono on N120 70 miles approx 2 hours
    Logrono to Jaca via Pamplona on N111; A15 Pamplona bypass and A240 to Jaca for lunch. 120 miles approx 2hrs 30.
    Jaca to La Pobla de Segur on N330; N260 and N230. 125 miles approx 3 hours.
    Overnight at La Pobla de Segur

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    Day 4 Saturday 4th September La Pobla de Segur via Andorra to Perpignon approx 160 miles

    La Pobla de Segur to Andorra on N260 & N145. 63 miles approx 2 hrs 15 mins for lunch & maybe find some bike shops.
    Andorra to Perpignon on N2; N22; N20; D618 and N116. 97 miles approx 2hrs 30 minutes
    Overnight in Formula 1 Perpignan

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    Day 5 Sunday 5th September
    Spare day at Perpignon to recuperate on the Mediterranean.
    Overnight at Formula 1 Perpignan

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    Day 6 Monday 6th September Perpignon to Nomad & Wendy at Treignac via Millau approx 316 miles
    Perpignon to Millau on N9; A75 & D809 132 miles approx 2 hrs 15 minutes
    Lunch somewhere around Millau.
    Millau to Treignac 184 miles approx 4 hours
    Overnight at Nomad & Wendy’s.

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    Day 7 Tuesday 7th September
    All day & night at Treignac with Nomad & Wendy with ride out to be decided.

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    Day 8 Wednesday 8th September – to ferry 425 miles
    Treignac to Caen 425 miles approx 6 hours 30 mins
    Ferry leaves 1630 hours French time – must leave by 0800 at the latest
    Arrives Portsmouth 2115 hours BST

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    Total mileage 1521
    Plus mileage to Portsmouth
    Plus mileage on spare day in Perpignon
    Plus mileage on Nomad’s ride-out
    Plus ride home from Portsmouth.

    Those on motorcycle rear tyres will need a new tyre before the start
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    Looks like a great trip. If you survive it you might want to check this out:


    Prices and services provided
    This is the longest motorcycle expedition that was ever offered on
    our earth both in distance: 64 000 km / 40 000 miles and duration:
    248 days / over 35 weeks / over 8 months / 2/3 of a year! No
    matter how you look at it, it will be a part of your lifetime.


    Prices
    for the entire 1DE
    : November 14, 2010 - July 20, 2011

    Rider US$ 101,200
    Passenger US$ 55,600
    Single room supplement: US$ 27,800
    These prices include the following services for participation in the entire DISCOVER OUR
    EARTH EXPEDTION (1DE):
    · Tour planning, route selection, selection of hotels and other
    accommodation, provision of route information, scouting the
    entire route well in advance, searching for highlights and sites
    to visit, obtain information needed for border crossings, local
    permits, air freight arrangements, cargo insurance, customs
    procedure (this is a continuing process during the next 14
    months!)
    · Participation in the 30 years Edelweiss Biker Meeting in
    Mieming, Austria Wednesday Sep 8 Â* Sunday Sep 12, 2010
    including on and off-road training on your own motorcycle. This is 2 months before the
    start of the DISCOVER OUR EARTH EXPEDTION and the ideal opportunity to clarify all
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    questions you might have about riding, equipment, clothing, safety relevant questions, and
    you will get to know some if not all members of your expedition team!
    · Hotel bed and breakfast accommodation for all 248 days, on a shared basis (ie two riders
    or a rider and passenger sharing a room). "All 248 days" means that we provide hotel bed
    & breakfast* accommodation for 1DE participants at the start and end destinations of
    each 1DE Section so that a participant who books for the whole tour has no extra hotel
    costs, provided (s)he flies on the set dates between sections.
    · One group evening meal per week (chosen from specified menu with one soft drink or
    beer or glass of wine)
    · Air freight of bike from Dakar to Buenos Aires (1DE riders only)
    · Air freight of bike from South America to Panama City (1DE riders only)
    · Air freight of bike from Los Angeles to Sydney (1DE riders only)
    · Air freight of bike from Perth to Beijing (1DE riders only)
    · In-transit insurance for all bikes during freight (subject to US$ 430



    deductible), airline
    warehouse storage costs and handling fees, plus costs of all freighting documentation (ie
    dangerous goods certificates, airway bills) (1DE riders only)
    · All local guides in China and Central Asia and local support vehicles/drivers.
    · All Chinese permissions and documentation (ie temp driving licence, 3rd party compulsory
    vehicle insurance, temporary registration plates)
    · Two motorcycles guides (expedition first aid trained, qualified in advanced motorcycle
    riding)
    · One support vehicle carrying tools, spare parts, emergency first aid, water, fuel and other
    emergency supplies. The support vehicle will also carry a non-functional motorcycle and /
    or injured or ill passenger (subject to maximum capacity)
    · One support driver, also acts as a mechanic, available to assist clients with emergency
    roadside repairs.
    · 1DE T-shirt, 1DE stickers
    · Provision of 1DE Guidance Notes / 1DE Information package, daily route notes, GPS points
    (where available).
    · Participation in Edelweiss Worldtourer Meetings on each section of the 1DE.
    · Visits to SOS Children's Villages and other SOS Social Service Centers on each section of
    the 1DE including one donation of US$ 3,700 for a child or a SOS Service Center chosen
    by each participant in the entire 1DE. This donation can also be split to more than one
    child or service Center, but the total amount for the entire 1DE will remain at US$ 3,700.
    Services NOT included in the 1DE tour price:
    · Costs of international passenger flights to get to the start, at
    the end and between each leg. For clarity, nor does it include
    the passenger flight from South America to Panama City. 1DE
    riders and passengers will be an international group as is the
    case for most Edelweiss tours. So people will come from
    different continents and they also may choose to fly home or
    elsewhere between 1DE sections providing this is possible with
    the air freight and customs procedures. We are of course happy
    to provide air travel for you if you let us know your exact
    requirements, for an appropriate price.
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    · Getting the motorcycle of the 1DE rider to the start point in Europe. Start and Finish is in
    Mieming, Austria which is 160 km/ 100 miles south of Munich, Germany International
    Airport. We will be happy to quote you a price for air freighting your bike to Munich and
    from Munich back home.
    · Getting the motorcycle back to the home of the 1DE rider from the official overall end
    point in Europe.
    · Any costs relating to country entry visas, border crossings, passport for the 1DE
    participants
    · Any running costs relating to the 1DE riders motorcycle (ie fuel, servicing, tyres, repairs,
    parts, & other consumables, toll roads fees, penalties arising from infractions such as
    speeding etc).
    · Costs of carnet for the 1DE riders motorcycle
    · Travel insurance to include cover for costs arising from any hospitalisation, treatments
    from any accident or injury arising from riding a large motorcycle
    · 3rd party motorcycle insurance for Europe, Central Asia, Mexico, Central & South America
    and Australia
    · Any additional costs in having to air freight or sea freight a motorcycle to a 1DE riders
    home destination from a point in the journey which is not listed as the official group
    freight above, due to a client terminating the journey early because of accident, illness or
    through free choice.
    · Any additional costs relating to repatriation of the 1DE rider or passenger back home due
    to illness or accident
    · Any costs of bringing the motorcycle to the air freight departure and collection point and
    being present for any customs formalities
    · Any costs for personal transportation to and from airports
    · Any meals or drinks other than explicitly stated
    · Sightseeing or other activities unless explicitly stated. Entrance fees to National Parks that
    we ride through are included.
    · Any hotels before or after the official start and end point (for either the overall trip or
    sections thereof)
    · Any additional costs due to unforeseen circumstances eg political instability or civil unrest,
    adverse natural phenomena, which may mean altering routes, additional freight/hotel
    costs.

    Clients must provide their own bike which must be appropriate for the journey and
    appropriately equipped, together with motorcycle gear (helmet, jacket, trousers, boots,
    waterproofs etc) and any other essential recommended equipment or accessories (eg GPS).
    *Hotel Bed & Breakfast
    Hotel accommodation will have significant variation in quality and facilities depending on our
    location. We normally aim for 3*/4* hotels or equivalent, where available, but try to stay away
    from huge international chains, although this is not always possible.
    In very remote places clients may only have a shared dormitory room, with only outside squat
    toilets and no showers. However for more than 85% of the time, clients will have a shared
    room with en suite facilities, hot water, satellite TV.

    Breakfast will also vary significantly en route and be in keeping with local foods. Clients will
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    not get a full Western style breakfast each day. Where breakfasts are meagre, GBL
    supplements with additional fruits, juices, coffee/tea and cereals (where available).
    The prices for the entire 1DE do include all hotel nights from the start to the end including
    the nights between the sections (248 days)!
    Participation and Prices in Sections of the DISCOVER OUR EARTH
    EXPEDITION (1DE)
    This is possible for a number of sections as indicated here. We do give preference to riders and
    passengers participating in the entire 1DE. Please keep in mind that there will be additional
    charges for freighting your bike to the starting point and the finish point of one or more
    sections.

    Section prices:
    Section 1:
    Mieming, Austria to Dakar, Senegal (35 days)
    Rider:
    US$ 9,600
    Passenger:
    US$ 5,300
    Single Room Supplement:
    US$ 2,300
    Section 2 + 3:
    (Sections 2 or 3 only not possible!)
    Buenos Aires, Argentina to Los Angeles USA
    (101 days)
    Rider:
    US$ 38,400
    Passenger:
    US$ 21,100



    Single Room Supplement:
    US$ 8,200
    Section 5:
    Beijing, China to Mieming, Austria (56 days)
    Rider:
    US$ 31,600
    Passenger:
    US$ 17,400
    Single Room Supplement:
    US$ 5,500
    Section 2, 3, 4 and 5:
    Buenos Aires, Argentina to Mieming, Austria (192 days)
    Rider:
    US$ 91,700
    Passenger:
    US$ 50,500
    Single Room Supplement:
    US$ 21,500
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    Section 1, 2 and 3:
    Meiming, Austria to Los Angeles, USA (150 days)
    Rider:
    US$ 54,000
    Passenger:
    US$ 29,700



    Single Room Supplement: US$ 12,300
    Section 1, 2, 3 and 4:
    Mieming, Austria to Perth, Australia (185 days)
    Rider:
    US$ 77,700
    Passenger:
    US$ 42,300



    Single Room Supplement: US$ 15,000
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  3. #43
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    Thanks Tom will pass that on to Ian and Anne

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    Now that looks like a plan.

    How many lifter shafts will I need?
    I don't want to be a product of my environment, I want my environment to be a product of me.

    How's your mother?
    She's dying.
    We all are, act accordingly.

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    Hopefully none

    Your uprated brakes will come in handy in those mountains though.
    IBA # 51221


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    Swim out and meet the bloody thing.
    Barry Sheene


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    A couple of explanatory notes:

    The cheapest place to buy motorcycle gear in Europe is Andorra, a tax free country, and we will be there on day 4 for a look around. I will endeavour to get the locations of a bike shop or two.

    Day 6 lunchtime stop around Millau, which is the location of the world famous Millau Bridge - we will get some photo opportunities whilst there.

    http://images.google.co.uk/images?sourc ... CBQQsAQwAA

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millau_Viaduct
    IBA # 51221


    Don't wait for your ship to come in.
    Swim out and meet the bloody thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Perdurabo
    Now that looks like a plan.

    How many lifter shafts will I need?
    you might need a TPS paul
    Regards,

    -Leigh


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    Quote Originally Posted by LMG
    Quote Originally Posted by Perdurabo
    Now that looks like a plan.

    How many lifter shafts will I need?
    you might need a TPS paul


    Ok, so I need a lifter shaft, TPS, clutch and gearbox.

    Anybody taking a trailer??
    I don't want to be a product of my environment, I want my environment to be a product of me.

    How's your mother?
    She's dying.
    We all are, act accordingly.

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    Paul, are you going on the supercharged beast?

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    Most certainly am mate. I hope.

    It's a tourer God damn it! Why will no one believe me?



    I don't want to be a product of my environment, I want my environment to be a product of me.

    How's your mother?
    She's dying.
    We all are, act accordingly.

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