After a short period of self-exile due to a slightly more-than-stressful work schedule, I’m well in need of a break and (hopefully) in good form. The good news is that on Friday morning I’ll be handing over the keys for my flat to my cousin as I embark on a 5,000 km/3,000 mile pan-European adventure over 15 days, which will also mark my first proper journey on my R1200GS. The tentative route is as follows, starting and ending in London, although I may have been over optimistic so it is likely to change as the trip progresses: <ul><li>Sneek, Netherlands</li><li>Berlin, Germany</li><li>Prague, Czech Republic</li><li>Wemding, Germany</li><li>Flachau, Austria</li><li>Vellano, Italy</li><li>Tende, France</li><li>Stelvio, Italy</li><li>Ammerschwihr, France</li><li>Luxembourg</li><li>Aachen, Germany</li><li>London, UK</li></ul> I will be accompanied once again this year by fellow traveller Zev who has the dubious pleasure of riding pillion—although compared to my F800GS the R1200GS offers almost luxurious amounts of space and comfort. The route as of this moment: <img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-QyPsk7Wc9lw/U5ee1CCxOeI/AAAAAAAABVA/08PlXUruyug/s1600/2014+route.png" height="528" width="640" /> For those who’ve not seen me around the forums—this is me (with my F800): <img border="0" src="https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7804214/g-f800.jpg" /> And the beast: I have the Vario panniers and OEM tank bag on my 1200—it’s going to be a tight squeeze but I reckon we’ll fit in everything. I’ve included a comprehensive packing list on my blog so please feel free to check it out if you’re interested. Two sleeps to go!!