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To Prague
« on: January 17, 2019, 08:55:05 PM »
Thinking of a bimble east from Calais area to Prague and back

Any places of special interest on the way or there and places to park up for the night

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Re: To Prague
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2019, 01:46:55 AM »
I lived in Bavaria for a while and a little known jaunt was B22 vicinity Bamberg, great ride. I'm sure there is better but that immediately jumped to mind when thinking about mid-Europe.  I don't know if it's on your way or not, but worth a look if it is. From Bamberg trace west on A70.  B22 exits south and runs to Bayreuth.

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Re: To Prague
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2019, 07:11:31 PM »
No fixed route so thanks for your suggestions, much appreciated

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Re: To Prague
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2019, 02:38:48 AM »
One correction, you go east from Bamberg on A70 to pick up B22...

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Re: To Prague
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2019, 09:14:04 AM »
Hi Maverick,
Ive just put a direct route from Calais to Prague into Google maps to get an idea of a route. Got a couple of suggestions for you. Slightly north of the direct route are the Harz Mountains. Ive been a couple of times, nice area, very good quiet roads and a fair bit to see. Heres a post i did about our first trip:
https://www.crosstourer.com/index.php/topic,3389.msg35386.html#msg35386

Another place which i think would be a must and i cannot recommend highly enough is a visit to Colditz, its about 20 miles ish south east of Leipzig.  When i was looking into visiting there a lot of people told me not to bother as there was nothing to see. Im guessing theyve put a lot of effort in the last few years because all of the group i was with thought it was brilliant. They do organised tours telling about the history and the escape attempts. If you do go i urge you to pay a little more for the extended tour, it really is worth it.

Heres a post about the second trip:
https://www.crosstourer.com/index.php/topic,6021.0.html

Hope some of this is of use to you.


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Re: To Prague
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2019, 06:45:12 PM »
Thanks Hartley

Two very good suggestions.

Never really go direct and always worth knowing what off the normal route to make the journey that bit extra

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Re: To Prague
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2019, 07:16:43 PM »
Looking like 3 days from the tunnel to Prague, to see more of the sights really. 2 days sees ok, but no stopping to escape from Colditz unless the roads are that quick

 


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