Routes in Southern Europe by Michael Runnicles - well worth a look

The way down … … 6Jqhwp7UBU

The way back … … zjq0oBq3IM

Misano to San Marino and back … … b2kiGd7aW8

Interesting routes but follow at your own risk

Thanks to Michael Runnicles

Keith Ringle

The links are restricted access Keith.

I can ‘read’ them …

For clarity, the French routes were designed to take me to and from the European Multistrada Meeting, based near Apt.

The ‘down’ route takes three days of sustained riding and many beautiful twisty roads, with a few linking bits.

The ‘return’ route is designed to link with the Route des Grandes Alpes, from Sospel to Thonon, via the Col de la Bonnette, allegedly the highest paved road in Europe (couldn’t do it as was blocked by several feet of snow in mid-June!). This too takes three days of fairly sustained riding and includes over 15 high alpine passes, most over 1,000 metres.

The San Marino route is close to that designed by the people who run the escorted tour advertised as part of WDW. The first part of the loop - call it ‘outbound’ is much prettier than the ‘return’. Aim to lunch in beautiful San Leo.

If you want those routes in gpx (Garmin) or itn (TomTom) formats please email me at

Michael, did you meet a Notherner with his wife on the back, customers of mine at work.