Trans Euro Trail (TET) thread

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

  1. mokhtario

    mokhtario dirt, sand & rocks

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    you have no idea how many people are pleased about this project! I am certainly one for them.
    I have downloaded all the files and will be starting from Portugal end of this year! This is so cool!!!
    Thank you
    PS: if you need another Linesmen for Portugal, Spain or France ... i could help!
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  2. johnnydvc

    johnnydvc n00b

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    Hi, this is a great project and concept, surely i'll try to do some parts of the route.
    As far as I see, in southern Portugal there's a issue, some parts of the track have been flooded by Odelouca Dam, near Monchique:
    tet_algarve.jpg

    So if want, take it in consideration.
    Keep on your great work! Many thanks!! :thumb
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  3. ex-xt

    ex-xt Adventurer

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    hello guys. very nice and serious job ...
    Heard from it through " terre bitume" .
    Maybe a translation is coming ..
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  4. Dutchgit

    Dutchgit Completely clogless

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  5. macadom

    macadom Adventurer

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    That's a fantastic project. I'm so happy that you made that possible.
    Thank you very much for this great job !
    I hope begining TET next year from France.
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  6. glitch_oz

    glitch_oz Long timer

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    Check the maps thoroughly...there's plenty of asphalt. It's just unavoidable, it's Europe after all.
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  7. RedBallRun

    RedBallRun Been here awhile

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    That's great new @mokhtario and very kind words

    Just be careful though - the files are constantly changing so the ones you downloaded today will be out of date when you start riding. Always download the most recent ones just before you travel to ensure you use the most up to date information
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  8. RedBallRun

    RedBallRun Been here awhile

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    @johnnydvc -gpx amended and uploaded ready for use (ignore the slippy map it's out of date)
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  9. World Traveler

    World Traveler n00b

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    On the website transeurotrail.org, is there a changelog for each country? Like Portugal, how do i know i have the last updated version?
    Maybe a changelog a good idea, of just post on the website "last updated track on [date]"
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  10. RedBallRun

    RedBallRun Been here awhile

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    We post on the FB page when we update at present. Files are now dated yyyymmdd.
    We hope to have a forum up and running soon which will have an update thread.
    Also looking at email alerts.
    As you can tell we're new to this business - and the level of excitement!

    Sent from my SM-A320FL using Tapatalk
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  11. World Traveler

    World Traveler n00b

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    Perfect! In two months i gonna ride Spain and Portugal, maybe France also but not know how much time i have at this moment. Will see. TET, i love it! :-D
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  12. KTM 1190advR

    KTM 1190advR aka DeviantMoFo

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    Someone please, what's happening to the Italy-TET? I had plans to do parts of that in a couple weeks but now it's "off limits"?
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  13. RedBallRun

    RedBallRun Been here awhile

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    @azoto
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  14. KTM 1190advR

    KTM 1190advR aka DeviantMoFo

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    Great work so far guys!
    I just had a revelation, iPhone 7 plus + MotionX GPS = TET.gpx-files made easy
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  15. Tome

    Tome Been here awhile

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    This is an insanely great effort. The fact it's community supported is even better, especially for the long run as there can be regular feedback! :thumbup

    One thing I noticed, and I admit it is nit-picky, is about wild camping in the UK. It's not actually illegal, it's decriminalised but the notes put up are very important.
    I only say this as illegal may deter or scare people off but understand if it is left as illegal for simplicity/clarity sake.
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  16. Guillaume M

    Guillaume M Adventurer

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    230km per day is nothing, even on dirt, unless you run in serious problems on the road or if the road turns into really gnarly trails for the whole day. So you ride between 250 to 300 km per day and you have a day of rest here and there.

    I did a few long distance trip and I agree that riding everyday can be tiresome. I'm starting the TAT in 3 weeks, I'll probably have a better idea of what is feasible after I've completed that ride since I'm going to be averaging 275 km per days for 45 days to complete my intended itinerary.
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  17. Snafu2

    Snafu2 Been here awhile

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    It's best to distinguish "Scotland" and "Wales/England" as being different for clarity over wild camping. In England and Wales camping on any land with access is expressly forbidden by the Countryside and rights of way act 2000 unless the local authority has relaxed the ruling. In the case of my local national park this means camping out of site of a road which is where you'd have to leave your motorcycle as you can only ride on rights of way for vehicles, many of which are classed as roads. You can however wild camp with the land owners permission as long as they are not restricted from doing so, camping on non access land is private and can result in civil proceedings, doing so with a vehicle actually breaks other laws such as driving in a place other than a road and can lead to having your machine impounded and crushed if you don't pay a release fee.
    In conclusion it's probably best to say it's illegal for the clarity of foreign visitors who may not want to get into discussing it with authorities for any length of time.
    If you want to take the risk stop late and get up early, keep away from buildings and don't light fires in summer, plead ignorance and be civil if asked to move on. Many do and nobody knows about it. Asking is an easy thing to do and you may end up drinking whisky with the local farmer before being invited back for breakfast in the morning :-)
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  18. Snafu2

    Snafu2 Been here awhile

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    I'm just looking at the UK route and think there should be some mention of the use of military exercise areas. The route crosses Salisbury Plain parts of which can be closed to access at short notice, I have experience of this and it's not always obvious. I can't recall the notices being in anything other than English. I can't find a way of contacting the linesman via the website for his opinion.
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  19. Quietus

    Quietus Mariner

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    Hi @Snafu2 , you can contact the linesman by email in GB [AT] transeurotrail [dot] org (there's a mail icon just below the linesman's bio in the site)
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  20. Snafu2

    Snafu2 Been here awhile

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    Yep got that but it doesn't open an email app, I'll do it manually. Thanks
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