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Old 04-14-2015, 09:11 AM   #1
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Aussie needs help,advise in Italy

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I need to get a small package, (my mobile phone and charger, don't ask) from a hotel in Patra Greece, to a pub, B&B, etc somewhere in Italy.

I'm in Dubrovnik tonight, sail to Bari tomorrow arriving Thursday morning at Bari.

My intention is to find a nice 3 to 4 star hotel,( must have wifi and off street parking), which would become my base for a few days while waiting for the package to arrive. A location that has good day rides from it, so I can unload my bike and enjoy the scenery.

Next question, what is the fastest/safest way to get the package from Petra to wherever. Cost is not relevant. If I was in Australia, I would use Aust Post Express, reliable and guaranteed, is Greek postage good? Maybe some one like Fed EX etc.

Any help, suggestions greatly appreciated.

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Old 04-15-2015, 02:05 AM   #2
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Can't help you with any of that....but sincerily hope you've had some magic time spent in Budva, Skodr, and on Korcula (riding through the olive groves of Vela Luka, Potirna and Lumbarda) and the ancient monastry on the island of Mljet
http://www.peregrineadventures.com/h...int-mary-mljet

The National Park on the northern tip is sensational.
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Old 04-15-2015, 03:48 AM   #3
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Believe best option for you is trying to send the packet to Bari by ship.
There is a directly line over there. http://www.superfast.com
Also seems the fastest way.
You could contact them to see if is possible .
Wish you luck.


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Old 04-15-2015, 03:56 AM   #4
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Recommend UPS or FedEx. Avoid national post or economy carriers (SDA, BFT, etc.).

Which way are you headed once you reach Bari ?

Viest (about two hours north of Bari)

San Benedetto del Tronto (about three and half hours north of Bari)

Both beach resort areas, but there won't be a lot of people as it is low season. Both locations will have plenty of hotel options.

Do not park your bike on the street or leave it unattended, especially if it is a recent model.
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Old 04-15-2015, 06:39 AM   #5
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Recommend UPS or FedEx. Avoid national post or economy carriers (SDA, BFT, etc.).

Which way are you headed once you reach Bari ?

Viest (about two hours north of Bari)

San Benedetto del Tronto (about three and half hours north of Bari)

Both beach resort areas, but there won't be a lot of people as it is low season. Both locations will have plenty of hotel options.

Do not park your bike on the street or leave it unattended, especially if it is a recent model.

Thanks to you and the others re advise.

I think I'll use UPS or Fed Ex.

I have no idea where I will stay, that is why put the request, so that I could stay a few days.

Re your advise about not parking the bike on the street or leaving it unattended, is specific to the 2 areas you mentioned, or is it more wide spread in Italy. I was last in Northern Italy 4 years ago and never had a issue with bike security.

BTW the bike is the same, a F800GS which was only a couple of months old when I shipped to Europe in 2011

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Old 04-16-2015, 03:21 AM   #6
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Generally speaking it's more of an issue in the south. However, you should be careful in all metro areas. Most thefts are related to late model bikes that are parted out or shipped east.

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