(08-28-2016, 03:24 AM)SnaykByte Wrote: Hey, our European friends (mates)!
I am considering a 2-week riding tour of TBD country in Europe in 2017. Any advice? Any bike or size? I have no fear of riding left or right side of the road, with some experience in Australia. Does not bother me, but the cars on the road in Tasmania may remember me as "That" YANKEE on the road for some time to come. Any advice for some good areas to ride? Thinking that I may risk scaring the French or Italians.....
I recommend southern and eastern Finland (being a Finn myself
) and Norway. Never been to Norway but I've heard the scenery if awesome (the fjords). If you come to Finland visit Rantasalmi (google Järvisydän) and Savonlinna (google Olavinlinna) for example. Get a cottage in the eastern Finland http://www.lomarengas.fi/en
. You must try sauna (the real, original one, every cottage has one)! In Finland basically everybody speaks English, so you won't need a dictionary
Edit: In the summer time the sunset is very late even in the southern Finland https://www.timeanddate.com/sun/finland/...ki?month=7
and in the north the sun does not necessarily set at all https://www.timeanddate.com/sun/finland/...mi?month=7
, so plenty of good riding time. Lots of awesome roads with hills and curves, you won't get bored.