Thanks for all the replies and handy info. Sorry I haven't responded sooner. I need to change my settings on here and get notifications.
All set for my trip- 1 may to 6th June.
I've chosen a 250cc on your advice,3 large scale maps and appropriate clothing.
Would be good to buy you a beer . i'm Contactable on Lobstersplaice@aol.com
or Whatsapp 07760883056 which I'll check periodically on my travels.
Is Satnav worth considering? in addition to the maps ? have a Tomtom for europe?
Thanks again for help David