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Postby leedarkwood » Wed Feb 07, 2007 5:36 pm

Hi HelenS

I take it the one mountain on the route means a caravan before April would be a bit dodgy then??

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Postby bricky » Wed Feb 07, 2007 5:46 pm

cheers helens.thats a great bit of info just the stuff that we needed and probably other peeps to.thanks a lot john and jan.



we should be doing the run mid march.i will let you know how we got on when we get back on line.

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Postby HelenS » Wed Feb 07, 2007 6:25 pm

Hi, glad the info was of use. In reply to a caravan before April - we got stuck in snow last March up around the Metsovo region. Not for long, as the snow plough system is very good up there - the roads are usually cleared within hours and we only had to wait 3 hours before we slid in behind a plough most of the way to Grevena. Wouldn't want to be doing it with a caravan though at that time of year, just in case. There should be snow by now up there, but there was none when we came through, but it's an unusual year for snow, or lack of it.
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Postby starby » Thu Mar 29, 2007 2:48 pm

Hi

We are heading to Bourgas off this route, which border crossing would be best?

Has anyone travelled out from Le Harve or Cherbourg? We live within 4 miles of the ferry and just wondered if anyone had tried it.

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Postby MOD » Thu Mar 29, 2007 4:57 pm

Added from another (now deleted) thread:

adele wrote:
For Anyone doing France, Venice route not a breakneck speed
We have found a camp site in poitiers who are expats and very friendly plus found out that Novatel hotel in chambery will happily have people with large vehicles and towing caravans they are both very reasonable on prices as well if any one interested just give me a shout and i will give all details.

Also one major plus they both take dogs.

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Postby Andy57 » Thu Apr 19, 2007 9:58 pm

starby wrote:Hi

We are heading to Bourgas off this route, which border crossing would be best?

Has anyone travelled out from Le Harve or Cherbourg? We live within 4 miles of the ferry and just wondered if anyone had tried it.

Shirley


Cherbourg route would be a bit of a no,no, Le Harve would be ok, head towards Paris and pick up the A29 at Rouene which takes you cross country to St Quentin giving the option of heading off towards Paris on the A1 and picking up the A4 towards Reims or picking up the A26 at St Quentin onto Reims and picking up the A4 from there.

But!!!! tis a very expensive crossing in comparison to the Dover routes and would be pretty similar mileage wise.

Going through Poitiers would be interesting as it's pretty close to the Atlantic coast.... Ok if yer off to Spain. :lol: :lol:

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Postby leedarkwood » Fri Apr 20, 2007 9:22 am

Just got a quote for £73 for a car, caravan, 2 people and 5 pets from Sea France, don't think I am going to beat that one.

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Postby bricky » Wed May 02, 2007 4:43 pm

hi all back on line for a while hopefully.well we are still here, the venice route seems ages away now wouldn't like to do it on a regular occasion or anyother route for that matter.but thats just me 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O that was me all the way here now its :roll: ](*,) occasionally and :lol: most of the time.once we have done the renovation it will be :partyman: :partyman: :smt015 :smt015 good luck to all janet

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Postby Wesley » Sun May 13, 2007 5:49 pm

Hi all,
Heard from Adele today who seems to be having a bit of a difficult time getting to BG as thus far it has only taken her 3 weeks!! 8O
Still in Venice, she reports today that some of the Ferries are not running full time and are very expensive and that there are horrendous roadworks around Venice itself which are a nightmare to negotiate. She did try to get on to the forum to report this herself but could not access it.

Hope you will be ok Lee.

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Postby LUCI » Sun May 13, 2007 6:01 pm

we once missed the ferry in Venice and drove down to Ancona - there is much more choice there and a better chance of a cheaper crossing - the drive down wasnt too bad maybe 4 hours or so from Venice - but a lot of single carriageway the route we took


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