Trans Euro Trail (TET) thread

Discussion in 'Europe' started by davidlomax, Jul 19, 2017.

  1. davidlomax

    davidlomax Been here awhile

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    Welcome to the official Trans Euro Trail (TET) thread (this thread will be monitored by Linesmen and TET coordinators daily).

    The TET is a free community collaboration brought to you by an international group of committed long distance trail riders who want to share their passion and knowledge with you.

    This thead is used to discuss all elements of usage and/or advice about the TET in conjunction with the TET facebook page which can be found here:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/Transeurotrail.org/

    Want to know more? You can find full information about the project and the latest free country-by-country route downloads by clicking on the country links from the TET website here:

    http://www.transeurotrail.org/

    You can also find a link directly to this thread from there too!
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  2. Magnon

    Magnon Been here awhile

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    Daft techie stuff but I can't see any country links - all I get is the subscribe link which when I fill in my email tells me I'm already subscribed, which I am, but goes no further.
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  3. AR003

    AR003 Adventurer

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    Not live yet, I guess

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  4. RedBallRun

    RedBallRun Been here awhile

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    If you're good at holding your breath, it's probably safe to do so ;-) ......ish

    The current holding page will transform into the full on website very very soon
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  5. Richparker

    Richparker Adventurer

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    Really looking forward to this! Massive credit is due to those involved in such a big project.
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  6. RedBallRun

    RedBallRun Been here awhile

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    Before this thread flips onto page 2 and gathers pace, I'll create this...
    (any suggestions for additions, please PM me rather than posting :-) )
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    TET INDEX

    TET Website
    (where it's all happening with frequently updated links to the current GPXs)

    TET Facebook Group


    Ride Reports
    Looking for Sodom and Gomorrah around the polar circle and beyond... (the nordic countries)

    Belgium to Nordkapp, along the TET - Or, how I learned to start worrying and hate the chainslider (as it says on the tin)

    The Turtle and the Chicken go riding (eastern Europe and the Balkans)

    London to Odessa (following a lot of the TET)

    Norse By Norsewest: TET Finland, Norway, gravel riding and general purpose scenery porn

    Navigation - how, issues, tips, kit etc

    Spotwalla Location Map
    (who's on the TET right now)
    and how to use it






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  7. pebble35

    pebble35 Long timer

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    Thank's to all of you for your efforts and contributions - this is an amazing ideal and project and I'm sure I'm not alone in waiting with baited breath for everything to be revealed so trip planning can begin !
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  8. Guillaume M

    Guillaume M Adventurer

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    I join my voice to the chorus of praises. You guys made a dream of mine come true.

    I will ride it all.

    I reckon 4 months would be the minimum for riding it all, 5 months would be ideal.

    Is it as remote as the Trans-America trail? Can we ride it alone?

    What is the riding season? I imagine that the biggest constraint is the nordkapp, ideally we'd have to reach it in the core of summer. What are the limits for reaching the nordkapp? May and September?

    Work constraints only allow me to take February to July. Between the Alps sections and Nordkapp it seems there's no way for me to do it in one continuous 4-5 months trip...

    Im riding the Trans-America Trail this summer (I leave in 3 weeks). TET is for 2019 or 2020.
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  9. RedBallRun

    RedBallRun Been here awhile

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    @Guillaume M - stay tuned and ensure you're on the FB group or registered on the website for updates...... :-)
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  10. RedBallRun

    RedBallRun Been here awhile

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    ...and 3 of the Team TET using 690 RFRs!
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  11. RedBallRun

    RedBallRun Been here awhile

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  12. Archie Adv

    Archie Adv Celtic Adventurer

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    Buck up Andy....lol
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  13. Ni3ous

    Ni3ous Double Axle Rider

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    Here is a video from recent TET adventure.
    This is (also) what you can expect if you decide to go on one of the offered gpx adventure!

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  14. SIF

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  15. Skootz Kabootz

    Skootz Kabootz Been here awhile

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    Great stuff!!! Another featured item on my bucket list. I look forward to the many many ride reports to come!
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  16. wimj

    wimj Wannabee adventurer

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    Congrats! I'll follow the reactions of those who will do (parts of) the TET closely to find out if I can do it as well, being old, weak, relatively unexperienced and on a heavy bike :-)

    The website looks great!
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  17. Archie Adv

    Archie Adv Celtic Adventurer

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    Fantastic effort by all involved, I've just finished catching up on all pages TET and hope to complete at least some of it in the not to distant future.
    Hats off Thank you.
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  18. barış

    barış Adventurer

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    This is awesome, I know how hard to make all the things together, you guys did a great job,
    I have just downloaded all the roads, and that is huge!
    I will definitely do this route, starting from Greece!!!
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  19. RedBallRun

    RedBallRun Been here awhile

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    @barış and everyone else. Thanks you for your kind words and enthusiasm!

    Please remember that the TET is "organic" and changes as riders submit reports/amendments/suggestions. The TET today may different from the TET tomorrow so always download the most recent files just before you depart and keep an eye out for changes.

    Safe riding!
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  20. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    This is a brilliant idea. Well done to all who have compiled this.

    BUT, I have already discovered a problem in an area I know quite well. The route runs along a "Restricted Byway" into Berwick St.James in Wiltshire, UK.
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