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 #1676086  by sugarpuff
 Thu Aug 23, 2007 1:41 pm
yep im definatly up for this
 #1676123  by algreene
 Thu Aug 23, 2007 2:06 pm
Cool mate
 #1676144  by Crag_O
 Thu Aug 23, 2007 2:19 pm
algreene wrote:And I will add..

Worth every single pound/euro!!


Good Answer :thumbup:
Exactly what i hoping someone would say.
 #1676607  by CandyGirl
 Thu Aug 23, 2007 11:09 pm
Looks brilliant i have always wanted to do something like this and nows my chance :thumbup:
im planning on going
 #1677799  by CandyGirl
 Sat Aug 25, 2007 7:04 pm
Sorry to be a bit thick here, :imwithstupid: but the prices from this year's tour, were they in pounds or euros?
 #1677907  by seano
 Sat Aug 25, 2007 10:32 pm
It doesn't really matter, its your bar bill you need to watch, at least next year we will avoid Nice/Monaco which is where it really hurt @7 euros for 3/4 of a pint.

I think you also need to watch mobile/texting on roaming rates.

In terms of dates, I think Dave got it pretty well right this year for most people. Generally the weather was good, we only had skip a couple of cols because of bad weather and the number of cars shows that it works. Earlier and things may be cheaper but the weather/roads are less predictable or are closed. Seemed to fit in with teachers too.

Seano
 #1678145  by algreene
 Sun Aug 26, 2007 11:29 am
CandyGirl wrote:Sorry to be a bit thick here, :imwithstupid: but the prices from this year's tour, were they in pounds or euros?




In pounds im afraid..
 #1678329  by CandyGirl
 Sun Aug 26, 2007 4:52 pm
algreene wrote:
CandyGirl wrote:Sorry to be a bit thick here, :imwithstupid: but the prices from this year's tour, were they in pounds or euros?




In pounds im afraid..


Cool, will get saving [smilie=superkewl.gif]
 #1678446  by Codhead
 Sun Aug 26, 2007 7:40 pm
Wouldn't mind a go for once, would have to take the missus though, any other wives-girlfriends going.? :???:
 #1678711  by Turbo5
 Mon Aug 27, 2007 9:52 am
We had quite a few wifes /girlfriends and even a lady driving solo.
 #1679617  by m4rky
 Tue Aug 28, 2007 1:38 pm
I could be well up for this!! Never travelled with you guy's before but it certainly looks like fun and I 've been promising my girlfriend a road trip for ages. I'm looking forward to seeing the final route and I for one don't mind where it goes. The ferry to Santander can be quite expensive and the crossing can be horrendous but hey that's part of the fun, and you sure find out who your mates are :thumbup:
 #1680024  by salem
 Tue Aug 28, 2007 8:37 pm
Turbo5 wrote:We had quite a few wifes /girlfriends and even a lady driving solo.



There were a few ladies doing all the driving myself one of them..

Its amazing what women can do now a days :P
 #1686902  by 7EON
 Wed Sep 05, 2007 10:11 pm
This sounds awesome - I'd be well up for 2008. The route looks amazing.. do we actually go into Barcelona?

I'll definately be up for this :WOOT
 #1686918  by Turbo5
 Wed Sep 05, 2007 10:31 pm
7EON wrote:This sounds awesome - I'd be well up for 2008. The route looks amazing.. do we actually go into Barcelona?

I'll definately be up for this :WOOT

The route is only draft at the moment, the main part of the trip will be traveling through the Pyrenees. I am not too sure on Barcelona at the moment. If you were going on holiday for a weekend then yes Barcelona would be an excellent choice. but when you are on a car tour and you have traffic, parking, car security etc to consider big cities are just wasted. (in the fact the hotels are dearer, drinks, meals etc)
Most of the days are spent driving and when you reach the overnight destinations you don't really want to start site seeing etc. More like the bar and something to eat and a walk around close to the hotel.
 #1687174  by m4rky
 Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:13 am
I've driven around Barcslona a couple of times and I've got to say it ain't good. The best time is about 2am because the ring road is like a race track then :-D

Not good though for loads of people to try and keep in touch :???:
 #1687689  by 7EON
 Thu Sep 06, 2007 7:45 pm
fair enough guys - sounds good to me :yum:

My mate is going to join me (in my car) although he has a CTR too. Has anyone looked into costs of the ferry from Plymouth to Santander as I heard it's quite costly?

Cheers
 #1688030  by m4rky
 Fri Sep 07, 2007 8:04 am
This is a well expensive ferry :???: I have checked and to sail from Portsmouth to Bilbao in May with a car is £298 on way or £498 return :bad-words:

Wow that's a lot of money - It would be cheaper to get the night crossing to Dunkirk - The last one I got of these was £35 return and then blast down to the border. Could be there in about 22 hours.
 #1688068  by seano
 Fri Sep 07, 2007 8:51 am
Turbo5 has good contacts to get good ferry prices and we will only be taking it one way. To drive down would probably take a couple of days, £105 quid in fuel, £50+ in tolls, an extra night in an hotel (£80 maybe) and be very boring driving.

Seano
 #1688136  by m4rky
 Fri Sep 07, 2007 9:50 am
That's very true - driving through northern France on the peage is very dull. I've never spent much time around the Pyrenees so I'm really looking forward to that :-D
 #1700982  by madbadweasel
 Fri Sep 21, 2007 10:42 pm
Ill be up for the next one, enjoyed it in 2007, even though keeping up the northerners was rather painful the next day :lol:

Got my DC5 now as well, so have something reasonable to use, just need to soften the suspension before we go and fit an armchair....

Keep the bill for the bar limited this time too.....
Kyle