Hi all, thanks for your warm welcome and kind replies.
I´ve been riding long and wide enough not to be afraid of bad condition mountain roads (you'd be surprised of how bad the Italian mountain roads here can be), although I obviously prefer smooth surfaces. Thanks for the warnings, I appreciate that.
Happy owner of a 2011 VFR 800, I'm no Flanders, but I leave sporty riding for an unloaded bike and the roads I kinda know. Experienced travelers are well aware of how an unexpected shower can make you feel miserable and ruin your trip, so really waterproof gear is mandatory, we agree on that.
Thanks Pan for the suggested route, is an interesting alternative to the one I had in mind; I´ll check with the boss, see if she approves
Our interests are both in the places to visit, mainly historic sites (and man, is being hard to choose ) and the riding pleasure of moving between sites.
And regarding specific questions, here you have the first: from Archaia Olympia to Mystras, which route do you suggest?
a. Coast: Kaiafas - Kaló Neró - Allagí - Leontari - Spárti - Mystras
b. Inland: Karkalou pass - Levidi - Tripoli - Spárti - Mystras
c. any other I´m missing
Pros and cons of each, places to stop (to visit, eat...)
Note that I´ve intentionally left out road 82 Kalamata - Mystras as we plan to cover it the following day.
GeorgeTT, please do not hesitate to contact me via PM once you have dates and planning, I´ll be happy to guide you around. And if you come riding, maybe I'll be able of showing you some nice local roads... by then mountain passes should be still open and col de la Bonette (2,804 mts.) is quite close...
Again, thanks to all for your kindness. Hope we can ride together some day.