work your way through the country lanes enjoying the hop fields and orchards. The A256 moves quickly to broadstairs which contains all the chip shops a biker could desire! An alternative route via the A253 or A255 does have some coastal scenery
A varied and undulatig ride through some great scenary. Road can be quite busy as it is a major A-Road. Dil's Diner used to be a good place to meet, but I haven't been there that recently
Use the D790 out of the town to Quimperle. The road is pretty all of the way, the route has plenty of little villages to stop and buy supplies, the journey through the woods is excellent, although watch for cyclists as they favour this route also. Plenty of campsites can be found in Quimperle, the one on the outskirts by the massive supermarket looks bad, but is excellent.
Forst section is realy nice with beautiful scenery. Desfiladeros are a must with last section with not so good pavement, but corners are amazing. Road not wide and must take care with local traffic that might became distracted with scenery. Kiss your footpegs goodbye in Riaño and after relax in a cidreria in Cangas...
This route is through Asiatic Turkey. Starting at Trabzon on the Black Sea, leaving the less than desirable port of Trabzon, head out on the D885 for Erzurum on the D885 toward Gumushane, the route follows main roads, otherwise it gets a bit too much like the Dakar Rally. You travel through stunning mountain scenery and get to see the side of Turkey that you miss in Marmaris. Pick up the D050, then the D915. The mountain passes near Bozurum are stunning. You will eventually get to Askale, near which you pick up the D100 to Erzurum. The route is on fairly broken roads and the local driving would make a kamikaze pilot wince, but if you are brave it is worth it. You can do the full Judith Chalmers thing in Erzurum, eat a proper Turkish kebab, eat the pastries, a good route for potential explorers. Take a map as there are very few English speakers outside of the cities. Petrol stations are quite rare, so fill up when you can. I think the route is around 250km.
A stunning road that is very open and little traffic if you go before the second week in July before the tourists arrive in numbers.
It has it all, very fast open stretches with sections that has corner after corner that you can see through, there are one or two that will catch you out so beware.
The road is that blinding that you need to go back and do it again to take in the scenery at a more sedate pace.
A good route over the Pyranees, leave Pamplona, then use the N135 toward the hills. The road has a few places where it is easy to get lost, keep using the signs to France. The route goes through quite an easy pass, but the road is interesting and fairly quiet, even in summer, although there are a few of the obligatory mad cyclists. There are a few shops selling food, but these open infrequently, there are no petrol stations! Join the D933 toward St Jean Pied de Port, you seem to be quite suddenly in town. Stop at one of the cafes, no greasy meals, but very good coffee.
Scenery is picture postcard and the best aspect of the route for me, although there are a few straights and a number of nice corners. Road condition is generally pretty good but this can be a busy road, including caravans, being directly on the path to Fort William and other northern delights. I've only seen a minimal police presence myself but have been warned that there are unmarked cars on regular patrol.
Take the route through the mountains via Navia. This is a stunning route through to La Corunna. Locals will look at people who ride bikes in more than t shirts and sandals with curiosity, but all part of the fun. There are a few blind bends on the way, but mostly the country sweeps along. Wife didn't whine too much about being thrown around!