Greece

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  1. jm65

    jm65 Been here awhile

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    hello everybody

    i wish all you a very good new year .

    i would like to do a off road trip in september in Greece : take the road French Alp to Venise (Italy) and take the ferry from the Greece.

    is it easy to ride off road in this country ? there is regulations and prohibitions ? is it easier to find if there are some road book or gps trace ? i find some little trace in wikiloc but they are very short

    thank you in advance for your informations

    j.m
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  2. zandesiro

    zandesiro In rust we trust....

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  3. babisadve

    babisadve Been here awhile

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    it is easy to off road in Gr.
    There are no regulations or prohibitions to it.
    I see that u are talking also for free camping.
    You may camp almost everywhere in wild (just be careful of fires).
    Usually we are camping next to small churches (sometimes inside if the weather is bad), or wherever we can find some water.
    Always little villages arround supply us food or meat for bbq.
    Maybe the best maps for off roading is http://www.anavasi.gr/en/
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  4. jm65

    jm65 Been here awhile

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    cools:clap , thanks

    if i had little questions i can send you a MP ?
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  5. babisadve

    babisadve Been here awhile

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    sure.
    when ever u want, u are welcome. :freaky
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  6. elias

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    babisadve is right, the "anavasi" maps are the best for off road in Greece. you can also put them to your GPS if you want (dont know how, havent done it yet).
    If you know how to read these maps you can go from south to north 90% by off road.
    The best season for that is from May to Oktober, Till April you might find difficulties because of the mud and maybe snow.
    You will find small or bigger villages everywhere, with people willing to help enytime. There you will find food, and most of the times a place to sleep if the weather is bad.
    Free camping is also easy, as babisadve said. I usually try to find places with water, if not, near a village so i can go there for food and water and then back to the tent.

    You can contact with us for more info, and "must see" places, and why not do some km together if we can.
    Take a look at my thread and posts to take an idea.
    My perfect kind of weekend.
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  7. Dekatria

    Dekatria Ad Astra Per Aspera

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    Good to hear about the free camping, I was also wondering about that myself :thumb
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  8. jm65

    jm65 Been here awhile

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    cool , thanks guys (sorry for the later answer)
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  10. bigboyxl

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    I'm planning a similar trip this year.

    I found a ferry from Venice to Patras that costs around 120€ one way, but I absolutely don't know where to go on my 640 Adventure. I've been to Greece around 10 years ago in Thessaloniki and Halkidiki only and with my family.
    I want to make as much off-road as possible, don't want to visit big cities at all. I will have 8-12 days for Greece, then I will need to exit somewhere to Bulgaria to continue then to Romania and Ukraine.
    Any tips and recommendations guys?
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  11. kopeli

    kopeli moto-traveler

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    Both suggestions are perfect and usually ,September is a very good period for Hellas,not so many tourists around,that make's our ride's better and safer.

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  12. jm65

    jm65 Been here awhile

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    Hello everybody and thanks all for the informations

    i look http://www.anavasi.gr/en/ but this card is very expensive for use it only sometimes , i find another card in http://www.elsinga.net/ compatible with Map source (Garmin) , i look it and see some tracks , the repair is E4, E6 ...... , what is ? track for hiker or it's possible to take this tracks with motorbike ? (bleue repair)

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    thank you in advance :evil :wink:
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  13. babisadve

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    sorry but i m not sure.
    I believe is a hiking trail-path and not sure if is doable on bike.
    But you are gonna tell us yourself ... :lurk
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  14. jm65

    jm65 Been here awhile

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    hi riders :wink:

    the project for the Greek trip is ready , tracks , ferry , ect........ thanks at Sotris and Elias for the advices.

    just a last question , if it's possible i would like to go near Venise (Vicenza , Padova , Verona ) with my car and the trailer and park them in a guard parking all the time of the trip.(we take the ferry with motorbikes at Venise).

    do you know a place for park , or do you think if a camping site or agriturrismo accept this deal ? or another idea ? :wink:

    thanks in advance

    j.m
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  15. jm65

    jm65 Been here awhile

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    hi

    i find a solution : one night in a agriturismo at Vicenza and they gard my car with the trailer for 20€ for the period 01.09-19.09.2012.

    excellent

    bye bye
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  16. babisadve

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    well done mate.
    watching you..

    :clap
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  17. jm65

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    with pleasure :beer
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  18. klimag

    klimag Adventurer

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    Hi jm65,

    I'm planning a trip end of May to Greece via Venice-Igoumenitsa ferry. Should I know something special about the ferry trip? I have no ferry experience with "bike on ferry"

    thanks
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  19. jm65

    jm65 Been here awhile

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    hi

    no something special with bike in ferry , just take a berth cabin for the crossing (24h !!!!!)

    a avantage with bike , we take on board the first , before the car , after park bike the crew stow them and it's all.

    good travel
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