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    Next week the missus is running a yoga retreat here, so I'm being kicked out for the week. So decided to have a week long island tour. As soon as I mentioned it to the lads, 5 of them signed up straight away

    First day is a ferry to Fuerteventura and a fast blat down to Morro Jable for the evening ferry to Gran Canaria.
    Second day is a ferry to Tenerife then another to La Gomera. We planned blatting down, then enjoying the return trip.

    2 nights on La Gomera. 2 nights on Tenerife. 2 nights on Gran Canaria. Ferry home via Fuerteventura last day.


    We've got a lovely hotel booked for one of the 2 nighters and a 5 bedroom house and a 7 bedroom house for the others. Beautiful places, all with pools

    The bikes are all quick, so gonna be fun

    2 GSXR1000s
    2 BMWS1000RRs
    Ducati V4 Panigale
    And some big daft Ducati thingy


    Gonna be fun as the hot weather has gone and will be around 27c each day
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorick View Post
    Gonna be fun as the hot weather has gone and will be around 27c each day
    Definitely sounds better than the rubbish weather here at the moment

    Have fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taipan View Post



    Would you be happier if I said it was gonna rain every day ?


    Actually, it will be down to 4c or 5c as we head up Mount Teide which goes up to about 12,000'

    That better ?

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    Oh, and the best thing is the price. We don't live in rip off Britain and we're treated well.

    The whole trip, with all the ferries and 7 nights accomodation works out at 305€ each

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    I can think of plenty of worse ways to spend a week

    how long do he crossings take?

    Those other islands look like they'd suit a traillie rather than a litre sports bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GiantPygmy View Post
    I can think of plenty of worse ways to spend a week

    how long do he crossings take?

    Those other islands look like they'd suit a traillie rather than a litre sports bike?
    Here to Fuertaventura is 30 mins. Others are 2 hours (ish).
    And definitely sports bikes

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    Default Re: Our Little Island Tour

    What's wrong with yoga. He different might be but good company.

    But do you trust him with your wife, feel force, good for you very.

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    Well, we're off. Sat in the ferry port having a nice meal. Guess which prat looked out of the window and saw his lights still on

    Luckily it started or would gave been a short trip.

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    You really need to have a 'pretend' bump start to make sure they can push the bike fast enough for you to start it!!! LOL

    Have a fab time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorick View Post
    Well, we're off. Sat in the ferry port having a nice meal. Guess which prat looked out of the window and saw his lights still on

    Luckily it started or would gave been a short trip.
    Battery can't be too bad then

    Mind you, we started the Phase One Endurance 'Moped Race to Le Mans' at Le Harvre with no chain. It fell off on the way to Portsmouth I've got a photo somewhere which shows everyone doing a Le Mans start at the quayside and if you look closely you can see the AR50 has no chain on it

    We still managed to finish second lol.

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    Yesterday we had 2 hours to get from Corrallejo ferry to Morro Jable for ferry to Gran Canaria. Did the 80 miles in 75 mins. Good job as they started loading bikes as soon as we arrived. Then the cars which block bike access.

    We then crossed north of Gran Canaria and we're 1/2 mile from ferry to Tenerife. Very nice hotel. Sail at 12:00

    Tonight we'll be in La Gomera in a lovely villa

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    We climbed 7,500' up Mt Teide. Was bloody cold and wet climbing up (14c) but we went above the clouds. Amazing scenery and roads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorick View Post
    We climbed 7,500' up Mt Teide. Was bloody cold and wet climbing up (14c) but we went above the clouds. Amazing scenery and roads.
    I left my sunglass up there in '82. Have an ask round see if anyone has them please.

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