Postponed until 2015 Life is getting in the way and I want to do this trip right. Updated July 30, 2013 So, I've been mulling the idea of a European motorcycle trip for the past few years. Finally, after meeting my goals of paying off my car, paying off my moto and buying a house, I'm ready to make this trip happen. Here are the quick facts: When: September 2014 Where: Southern France, Italy, Switzerland. Possibly Austria and Germany. On What: A rented moto from somewhere in Northern Italy (Milan?) How long: 1012 days Things have been updated thanks to some great feedback. I was trying to bite off more than I could chew, so this trip plan is going to evolve. More fun, less rushing to get to the next location. The NEW plan is to fly into Northern Italy (Milan?) and grab a hotel. That way I'm not going from a 7 hour flight right into the saddle of the bike. I'll pick up the moto rental the next day and start my trip. The original plan included England, Northern France and Belgium, but these have now been removed from the plan. Germany may also be removed. Austria may be added. The high level plan for this trip is as follows... Ride through the Alps in France, Italy, Switzerland and Austria(if time allows) hitting as many twisty roads as possible. Get a glimpse of the Riviera (especially Monaco if possible). Meet and interact with as many people as possible. Have fun. Since my initial plan for this trip has been scrapped I'll be starting over with routes, etc. Obviously this trip plan is still a work in progress. I will continue to update the thread as I get more details in place. If you see any flaws in any of my routes please let me know. If you have recommendations for reasonably priced accommodations in the region please post up (I will avoid staying in major cities in order to reduce the costs). Any and all feedback that my fellow inmates can provide is greatly appreciated.