I'm planning a mid/late September ~11 day trip originating in the Hague, heading through the Black Forest and hooking around the Swiss and Italian Alps on my Tiger 800 XC. I know it's highly ambitious, but this is probably my last riding season in Europe, so carpe diem and all that. To illustrate the concept, this is a rough outline (excluding TBD scenic/curvy detours): Cheap hostels and lean camping are on the menu, but I'll procure food as I go (especially in Italy). My intent is to avoid long-lead reservations, as final timing may depend on work. Preliminary plan as follows: Thursday Hague -> Frankfurt: Leave work and cover ~4 hours of the trip to the Black Forest. Camp near Frankfurt. Friday Frankfurt -> Black Forest: Up early in the morning and head to the Black Forest. Followed by interesting roads and sightseeing, and sleep at a cheap hostel. Saturday Black Forest -> Biel/Bienne: Finish exploring Black Forest. Take my grandfather's watch "home" to the factory in Biel/Bienne. Hostel near there for the night. Sunday Biel/Bienne -> Domodossola: Pass through the nearby Naturparks, sightseeing and perhaps take the Lotschberg tunnel train before proceeding into Italy, where I hear the hostels are cheap and the food is good. Monday Domodossola -> Near Como: Here I might pick up some part of the new Trans Euro Trail (TET) and find a hostel near it. Tuesday Como -> Como: Rest day around Como. Wednesday Como -> Buorm: Might pick up more of the TET in this area - either way I hear this is a stunning ride. If Stelvio Pass is open, I might go for that, but I see there are a number of scenic routes through the whole area. Thursday through Sunday will then be the ride back to the Hague through Austria. My remaining questions: - Any recommendations for accommodation along the route would be highly appreciated - Likewise "must ride" roads. I prefer safer roads with good visibility and low traffic - even if the quality of the tarmac isn't pristine. And I'm sure I'm going to be sick of motorways long before I even make it to the Black Forest. - How late is too late to book cheap hostels (~20-50eur/night) or campgrounds in the areas I'll be passing through? - Anyone with experience on the TET - are the sections near Como worthwhile on a loaded Tiger 800 XC on 90/10 street tires? General wisdom always appreciated as well. I've done a few "practice" camping excursions around Benelux and Germany but my longest trip by motorbike has been ~1,500km, so this will be a learning experience... Thanks!