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Last years installment of the Euro Tour!
 #1640754  by Lady Road Runner
 Mon Jul 16, 2007 1:38 pm
algreene wrote:
Turbo5 wrote:19 hours crossing with onboard 2 berth cabin is £364 based on 2 sharing with car from Plymouth to Santander this would remove half the driving distance and safe on fuel and tolls. the the ferry back from Calais would be about £30 per car. This is the web price so discounted would be gained with a group booking through the travel agent Fraser eagle.
I think Ross developed a good route a couple of years ago through the Prynees we could finish off the tour visiting Le Mans 24 hours if we went in June 2008


Sounds good so far dave! :thumbup:


You could pick me up from Plymouth on the way. :thumbup:

I wouldn't want to do Scandanavia or Eastern Europe though.

Karen
 #1640769  by Lady Road Runner
 Mon Jul 16, 2007 1:51 pm
evilowl wrote:My thoughts so far:

1) Fly to New York, hire car and drive to LA


My husband and I flew to San Francisco in the early nineties and hired a car. We drove up to Lake Tahoe, then to Yosemite, through Death Valley, into Las Vegas (for a few days), Grand Canyon, then drove over to Monument Valley, down to Phoenix, Los Angeles, Tijuana for the day, stayed at Los Angeles for a few days and visited Disneyworld (I think), and other attractions and flew out from Los Angeles. It was a fantastic holiday but very tiring. I think it took us eighteen days. We had to keep to the strict speed limits. Would love to do it again some time. I really enjoyed visiting Yosemite.

Karen
 #1640782  by seano
 Mon Jul 16, 2007 2:06 pm
Thats the problem with the US - there are some great roads but the distances are huge and there are far too many Police knocking about for any 'spirited' driving unless you have local knowledge. I was quite lucky living in Mass as although the motorway speed limit is 65, you can generally get away with 80-85 (5 years, 0 tickets). Most other States are lower (55MPH) and are vigorously enforced for out of State vehicles. Get into the middle of America and it gets very weird especially if you are not American. I'd give it a miss for to be honest - a large group of us would attract the attention of Sheriff Roscoe P Coltrane!

Seano

PS Pretty well the same goes for Canada
 #1640898  by algreene
 Mon Jul 16, 2007 4:19 pm
seano wrote:Thats the problem with the US - there are some great roads but the distances are huge and there are far too many Police knocking about for any 'spirited' driving unless you have local knowledge. I was quite lucky living in Mass as although the motorway speed limit is 65, you can generally get away with 80-85 (5 years, 0 tickets). Most other States are lower (55MPH) and are vigorously enforced for out of State vehicles. Get into the middle of America and it gets very weird especially if you are not American. I'd give it a miss for to be honest - a large group of us would attract the attention of Sheriff Roscoe P Coltrane!

Seano

PS Pretty well the same goes for Canada




Yep.. speeding in Canada is a BIG NO NO..

They screw you big time if you get caught over there..

Plus, have you ever tried speeding in a hybrid rental car!!!! :shock:
 #1641025  by Turbo5
 Mon Jul 16, 2007 6:59 pm
I am currently researching the Prynees route. If we can get the ferry for about £300 per car (2 passengers) with inside cabin then do the Prynees, making our way to the Millau bridge before doing the best bit of the Alps again or maybe other mountain passes in the Alps. Then head up to the Nurburgring on route home.
 #1641144  by seano
 Mon Jul 16, 2007 8:54 pm
That sounds the ticket Dave! I'm sure there's a deal to be done with P&O to go out one way and return the other especially if you are talking 20-30 cars. OK the ferries are expensive, but there's quite a fuel saving and you are getting two nights in floating hotels and 28 hours should give people plenty of time to get their sea legs. The ladies can sun bath on the poop deck whilst we investigate the bars and casino!

Seano
 #1641167  by Turbo5
 Mon Jul 16, 2007 9:11 pm
seano wrote:That sounds the ticket Dave! I'm sure there's a deal to be done with P&O to go out one way and return the other especially if you are talking 20-30 cars. OK the ferries are expensive, but there's quite a fuel saving and you are getting two nights in floating hotels and 28 hours should give people plenty of time to get their sea legs. The ladies can sun bath on the poop deck whilst we investigate the bars and casino!

Seano


Plymouth to Santander is £299 in early october as no prices are available for early June. with group discount plus 10 cars they give 10% discount so that makes about £269 per car this saves about 1000 miles 4 tanks of fuel at £40 per tank = £160 plus whatever tolls to travel through France lets say £50 = £210 so its about £60 more expensive but you do get one nights accommodation so that makes it cheaper. the ferry is 19 hours.
 #1642023  by Turbo5
 Tue Jul 17, 2007 6:14 pm
Catz wrote:Unfortunately I'll only be able to go if it's July or August.

I've got great holidays they're just a bit restrictive. :-|

Dates haven't been decided yet, but if you are genuinely interested in next years tour we will take this into account.
The problem with going early in the year is some passes can be closed but the roads are empty and the ferry and hotels are cheaper,
later in the year the passes are open but traffic is bad and ferries and hotels are dearer,
Do you have a half term in may or June ?
 #1642032  by N77
 Tue Jul 17, 2007 6:30 pm
I will definitely be up for next years trip so long as I still have my Civic, started to keep a bit aside for a holiday next year anyway, so I will be ready for what may come.


Carl
 #1642038  by Turbo5
 Tue Jul 17, 2007 6:35 pm
N77 wrote:I will definitely be up for next years trip so long as I still have my Civic, started to keep a bit aside for a holiday next year anyway, so I will be ready for what may come.


Carl

Hopefully see you next year, its nice to see people returning.
 #1642059  by Cat
 Tue Jul 17, 2007 6:58 pm
Turbo5 wrote:Do you have a half term in may or June ?


Fraid not. Don't worry about me though :smile:
If I can't manage the whole week I'd definitely meet you at the Nurburgring if it was included in the tour. :twisted:
 #1642342  by Harv
 Wed Jul 18, 2007 7:26 am
Dave as said the other night, i'm getting married FFS! :-x next August so June/July would be good for me
 #1642747  by mossta
 Wed Jul 18, 2007 12:32 pm
Harv wrote:Dave as said the other night, i'm getting married FFS! :-x next August so June/July would be good for me

Will you be driving next year, or will you need a lift???

:wink:
 #1644320  by kickboxing boo
 Thu Jul 19, 2007 7:13 pm
Millau Bridge Idea sounds good. As you know from driving some of the Cols this year, that it is pot luck what the weather is like.
 #1663748  by Superbully
 Thu Aug 09, 2007 1:38 pm
algreene wrote:
Sacrificial Pawn wrote:Top end of Italy or maybe Switzerland - anywhere taking in the Mont Blanc tunnel and I'd want to accompany you next year! :twisted:




Mont Blanc tunnel is crap.. You dont see anything and its an 18km dead straight tunnel!!


I second that. Far more fun and interesting to drive all the way around lake geneva to go around :cool:
 #1669178  by Crag_O
 Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:43 am
Hey there,

I know i'm a newbie and it probably been suggested but what about nordscheifle (Nurburgring) with the option to do the track.

I'm always up for a road trip and i've always wanted to go there.

My two pennies worth.

Craig
 #1669416  by Superbully
 Wed Aug 15, 2007 2:48 pm
Crag_O wrote:Hey there,

I know i'm a newbie and it probably been suggested but what about nordscheifle (Nurburgring) with the option to do the track.

I'm always up for a road trip and i've always wanted to go there.

My two pennies worth.

Craig


the tour has been there the last 3 times :cooldude:

always a favourite to plan into the trip bacause of the type of car we drive. If you fancy the ring then keep your eyes open on future meets section. Some people organise a run down there now and again :wink:

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