Life is too short to worry !
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
You need to decide what type of holiday you are wanting to achieve ?
When we have toured in a group we quickly realised there are those who enjoy want a holiday on a bike (enjoying the different places and roads whilst still having sufficient time to see a town properly) and those who prefer a biking holiday (on the bike all day every day , enjoy the riding but little time to see towns etc)
The latter is good for a keen rider but can be very boring for a pillion.
If you want the former then you need to be realistic about distances , Germany is a very long way from Portugal !
I would strongly recommend a company that rents out BMW's and riding gear from an Austrian town called Landeck. It is very central and you could visit many countries from that epicentre even with an occasional overnight stay. They even allow you to switch bikes from their range of pristine BMW's (I know not a Ducati but needs-must !)
Let me know and I will look up their name for you.
"The Grey Assassin" - 2005 ST4s
Goldvalves , Re-sprung rear Ohlins , Tapered headrace bearings , Galfer Front Discs , Open airbox with K&N filter , Iridium NGK's with Magnecor Leads , 15/42T Cogs , Helibars with Oxford heated grips , HID Lights , CRG 'Stubby' Levers , Zero Gravity DB Dark Screen , Twin-Tone Fiamm Horns plus a bunch of 'detailing' modifications.
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