Another dilemma.....

Discussion in 'Continental Touring' started by TDH, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. TDH

    TDH Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2009
    Messages:
    718
    Likes Received:
    337
    Location:
    Powys/Shropshire border
    OK, we're off to France next week (early morning ferry on Good Friday), for ten days.

    We can't decide whether to:

    a) gallop as fast as we can to the Med and loll on the beach until the latest possible time before driving back again,
    or
    b) mooch in Burgundy and then have a trip to Paris before we come home.

    Opinions please! :Smile::thumb:

    T
     
  2. 656

    656 Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2007
    Messages:
    1,150
    Likes Received:
    291
    Location:
    The universe
    Just like Cadbury Caramel, take it smooth and easy. :BigGrin:
     
  3. buttons

    buttons Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2009
    Messages:
    12,931
    Likes Received:
    10,693
    Location:
    Hertfordshire
    Whichever you decide you will regret not doing the other, the Med is tempting but a long drive for just ten days. I think I would mooch and chill out you know it makes sense.:wine:
     
  4. TDH

    TDH Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2009
    Messages:
    718
    Likes Received:
    337
    Location:
    Powys/Shropshire border
    Yes, that's K's opinion, so I think that's the way it seems to be heading at the mo.:thumb:
     
  5. old-mo

    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2008
    Messages:
    12,716
    Likes Received:
    38,605
    Location:
    Dorset
    If you are driving down through and see some thing that looks interesting stop and have a look,,,,, the Med will be there another time if you dont have the time....

    It`s a ride/drive/holiday not a race..... and there is always next time.. :BigGrin:

    There are some beautiful places in France.. :thumb:
     
  6. DBSilverfox

    DBSilverfox Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    May 13, 2010
    Messages:
    592
    Likes Received:
    98
    Location:
    Nottingham
    I would agree. Unless there is a real objective or reason for getting to the med this time, mooching sounds favourite to me.

    After all, you could always take a cheap flight and a cheap hotel if that was all you were going to do :Wink:

    David
     
  7. rainbow chasers

    rainbow chasers Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2009
    Messages:
    3,747
    Likes Received:
    1,720
    Location:
    Mid Cornwall
    Don't plan a thing, no targets but the return crossing, no destination, stop where you stop - just go with the flow, and have an adventure!

    Or as my grandfather used to say 'follow your nose':thumb:
     
  8. TDH

    TDH Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2009
    Messages:
    718
    Likes Received:
    337
    Location:
    Powys/Shropshire border
    Yes, the last conversation that K and I had about it was along the lines of 'lets see how the weather is - if its cold, keep going until its warm enough for us'.

    We normally visit France 3 or 4 times a year (I used to live there and we have friends there) and at least one of those trips is usually a fly-and-sleep-in-the-sun job. This year though, with our kids getting married in September, it looks like our options are going to be limited, hence the indecision.

    Whatever we do we'll have a lovely time - hope we may see other funsters on the road.

    Thanks for your comments - K was right (of course!)

    :thumb:
     
  9. JeanLuc

    JeanLuc Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2008
    Messages:
    2,782
    Likes Received:
    1,857
    Location:
    Warwickshire
    With 10 days available, I would not try and get to the Med. Certainly it will not be as warm in northern / central France, but I know that Paris has been around 24ºC recently (gone a bit cooler now though).

    As per your other post, why not head for Lac du Der - it's like an inland sea - lots of info on the website, including where to get jetons for the bornes (look under accommodation to the right hand side, then scroll down to Camping-cars).
    http://www.lacduder.com/index.php

    Also quite easy to get over into Alsace from there - Colmar and Strasbourg are worth visiting - and the Ballons des Vosges will give you an opportunity for hill walking. Or just tour the villages (many have aires) and drink the Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer.

    Just my thoughts given your available time.

    Philip
     
  10. TDH

    TDH Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2009
    Messages:
    718
    Likes Received:
    337
    Location:
    Powys/Shropshire border
    Thanks for that Philip. Yes, I had it in mind to head for that area, as per my other post. The thought of the wine sipping is making it more attractive by the minute!

    T:thumb:
     
    • Like Like x 1
  11. kls

    kls Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2009
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Shropshire hills
    another dilemma

    Great to see all of your comments; thanks for your ideas. I reckon I'm winning and we'll do the 'nose-following' option - either way we'll put it on the blog for anyone interested in finding out what we end up doing. We'll be looking out for funster stickers, so display them with pride!

    happy touring, K :thumb:
     
  12. adriacoral

    adriacoral Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2011
    Messages:
    82
    Likes Received:
    30
    Location:
    shropshire
    Go and mooch, its what we do best!, find places most people havn't been to, then when you feel ready to return(if at all) take laptop to mcdonalds,log on and book ferry home!!!!:thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
    • Like Like x 1
  13. wivvy's dad

    wivvy's dad Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2010
    Messages:
    3,218
    Likes Received:
    1,807
    Location:
    48.066895,12.862673
    Anyway, an '89 Ducato wouldn't gallop anywhere.............












    * I'll get me coat *
     
  14. TDH

    TDH Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2009
    Messages:
    718
    Likes Received:
    337
    Location:
    Powys/Shropshire border
    Well it might - although it would probably be lame at the end of the trip!:Smile:
     
  15. JeanLuc

    JeanLuc Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2008
    Messages:
    2,782
    Likes Received:
    1,857
    Location:
    Warwickshire
    Some pictures

    Just to encourage you towards Eastern France, here are a few images from last July. A couple of sunset shots at Lac du Der, one of Colmar and Storks on an old factory roof at Turckheim.

    Philip
     

    Attached Files:

  16. Larrynwin

    Larrynwin Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2008
    Messages:
    8,501
    Likes Received:
    12,697
    Location:
    Norfolk
    On short trips we generally roughly plan a direction, google a few towns and villages and their aires and get the bikes off the rack and explore.
    We love France almost everywhere is worth seeing.
    Have a great time :thumb::thumb:
     
  17. Loujess

    Loujess Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2010
    Messages:
    3,261
    Likes Received:
    3,168
    Location:
    Leeds UK
    Personally, I would mosey down gently, then make a dash back for the ferry and I'd miss Paris out. You can alway do a cheapy weekend there in the spring. Beaune is a lovely down if you are moseying down. :BigGrin::BigGrin:

    Ivy
     
Loading...

Share This Page