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Thread: Athens and Back - the Trip Report

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    A couple of suspects but nothing definitive!

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    The Blau Ecke in Adenau, a lovely spot. And only the Germans could somehow combine a 1500s building with a brand new extention...down to walking along a nice level, straight corridor and to feel it alter to slightly uneven...'ah, I'm in the old bit now.
    A good read, thanks.

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    The numbers are in.

    Remember I had two breaks of three and 12 days that aren't counted here. These are just the days I was riding.

    Riding days 15
    Total miles 4143, average 276, high 472, low 150

    Fuel used@50mpg 83 gallons
    Fuel cost at £9/gallon £747
    Hotel costs 11 nights total £488 average £44
    Ferry Ancona-Patras £215
    Eurotunnel return £155
    Tolls/vignettes £90

    Fuel used is calculated; life is too short to trawl through bank statements. I think 50mpg is pretty close to what I got and is based on the trip computer.. Motorway tolls are from France, Italy and Greece. Vignettes are Switzerland and Austria. Everywhere else is free for motorcycles.

    Hotels were budget-midrange. All were OK or better. I limited my choice to ones that had off street parking and food within walking distance. Once I got off the bike at the end the day I wasn't getting on again.

    On the mileage, some might think it's a lot/too much. Some days I was riding for 9-10 hours and on a couple of days I never left motorways. But not the same days; 470 miles on French toll motorways goes surprisingly quickly and 9 hours in the Romanian Alps is not a chore!

    The one thing that shocked me when I added it up was the petrol cost. That's a big chunk of the total. The most expensive I saw was Greece at 2.43 euro and the cheapest about 1.20 in Hungary (and we all know where that comes from). BTW there seem to be a lot more petrol stations than the UK everywhere else, with every town seemingly having one or more. I think the supermarkets have destroyed independent petrol retailing in the UK.

    I think that's all the useful stats. I haven't included food/drink but as a guide, the places formerly known as Eastern Europe are about half the price of the UK to eat and drink out.

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    Thanks for posting reports - very enjoyable.

    Surprised to see fuel costs at 50 % more than hotel costs - sign of the times indeed.

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