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Our planned return roadtrip 2012

Discussion in 'Events and Cruise Write Ups & Gallery' started by billz, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. billz

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    We have decided to do another road trip next year for our holiday. We will be setting off Wedensday 8/8/12 and returning around the 24/8/12.
    The route i have chosen down is similar to what we did earlier this year.
    Dunkirk, Berck sur mer, Tours, Pau through the Pyrenees and then on to Javea.
    The route back however we have not done before, which will be Javea, Gerona, Valence in France, Oleggio, up through the Stelvio Pass, through Julierpass stopping at Chur, then through the Sustenpass to Thun and onto Colmar before heading back to Dunkirk.
    This will involve in a 4 day Drive down and around 6 days drive back.
    This is a map of our route back from Javea after spending 7 days in a nice 2 bed villa.
    http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=206 ... ,40.693359
    I dont think you can put it on to 3d like you can when you create the map but i looked through it and to me it looks a stupendous route.
    bill
     
  2. GazHyde

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    I am seriously jealous. That looks like a great drive you have planned :-bd
     
  3. billz

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    Thanks Gaz, i believe its what our zed was made for. ^:)^
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    Looks tremendous.

    Three weeks driving round Italy for us next year.
     
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    Sounds great Bill, get plenty of pics :-bd
     
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    Looks great Bill,similar to our planned trip but different dates.
    Pity we cant all get together :(
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    Thanks to kim we can only go in August, but there is one bonus and that is its going to be hotter for going through the Alps :-BD
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    It was hot enough on our cruise in June this year,come August yer gonna fry.
    Plenty of factor 50.
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    Factor 50 think it will have to be more than that, My legs looked as red as a lobser getting dunked in boiling water and that was at the end of May.
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    So your gonna have the roof up then :D shouldnt have said that,just shot myself in the foot :))
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    I can not believe you said that, have the roof up in the sun are you avin a :))
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    Not really just reminding myself what a muppet i am,drove back from Spain this year ,two soddin days with the roof up, :(( All because of a tech hitch.
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    that we told him about....
     
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    remember pulling up after that first toll in Spain...........man it was hot :))
     
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    Just a quick update on our planned road trip in August. After loads and loads of seaching and planning we have now almost got things sorted. After staying at the villa in Javea for 7 days we are going to drive upto Orange France then onto here http://www.eurocamp.co.uk/sites/italy-l ... ntica.html £245 for 3 nights, from which we will do day runs over the various passes like this one over Julierpasse http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?saddr=Val ... 999,0&z=17 I still need to plan routes through the Stelvios and Sustenpasse.
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    That eurocamps looks :-bd you`ve given me an *-:) :-bd
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    I thought it might mozza thats why i updated the thread. Cracking price if there are more than 2. Works out for the 3 of us at just £27 each per day :-bd :-bd and it means you have a central place to be able to just go off for the day cruising the Alps without having to book loads of different hotels.
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    Dont i remember Kim saying" I dont do camping " :D
    You could push the boat out and rent a chalet.
    When she sees them she`ll want an upgrade ;)
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    Yeh she does say that, but i will tell her when we arrive :-o Then it will be toooo late for her to moan :-j
    bill