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General Overview of our Trike Trip

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We left home on 28th June returning on 2nd August 2023 riding our Harley Davidson CVO trike for 2700.5 miles, costing £0.15p per mile (0.95p per kilometer) and stayed in 20 hotels.

We rode through France, Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland and Holland, saw some spectacular sights and generally had a great time.

Some high points - in no particular order:

  • Riding the trike
  • Miniture Wunderland, Hamburg - a railway modeller's paradise
  • Some great German & Czech food
  • Spectacular scenery especially as we rode south
  • Prague, the best overall place that we visited. The people all spoke perfect English, the service was excellent, credit cards could be used everywhere, the food was lovely and there were great places to see/visit in the city.
  • Riding in the hot weather
  • The suspension railway in Wuppertal
  • The cog-wheel train in Stuttgart
  • Our impromptue lunch stop in Bergenz where there was a firefighters' festival celebrating 150 years of fire fighting in the area. Great atmosphere and really good, freshly cooked traditional food, we could have stayed longer.
  • The BMW museum in Munich
  • The Mercedes museum in Stuttgart
  • The soft rock bar in Stuttgart
  • The ride from Stuttgart to Bonn along the B42, river views along the edge of the Rhine - this is a must if you get the chance. We saw over 20 castles and chocolate box towns

Some low points - in no particular order:

  • Graffiti in all of the major cities in Germany
  • Germany is a smoker's nation, more people smoked than vaped and,at times, it seemed that more people were smoking/vaping than not
  • Not being able to share food in Germany, and when we did share, poor service from the waiting staff
  • No air conditioning in the independant hotels
  • Many of the smaller independant cafes, bars and restaurants in Germany, do not take credit cards, only cash, even in the big cities like Hamburg and Berlin etc.
  • Riding through horrendous rain storms

The trike performed exceptionally well. It was sparkingly clean when we left and it wasn't too dirty when we arrived home, considering all of the bad weather we rode through. Here are a few photos of the trike before I washed off the road grime from our travels:




We are going for a short breal to the Isle of Man on the trike on 16th August 2023, you can follow our journey here: https://IsleOfMan.travellerspoint.com.

Posted by RickAdderley 18:27

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