Best route to Croatia.

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  1. busby

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    Any suggestions on the best route to Croatia and the time it takes and the mileage,,,,thanks in advance,,,BUSBY.
     
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    Where are you starting from and where is your first stop in Croatia?
    Also, how many miles are you prepared to drive in a day?
     
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    From Dunkirk,,,250 to 300 miles a day,,,Would be nice to start at Pula and then just wander,,,BUSBY,,
     
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    Hi Busby
    Personally I would choose this route through Europe, avoiding Belgium and Austria

    https://www.google.co.uk/maps/dir/P...f13e81646da0!2m2!1d2.3767763!2d51.0343684!3e0

    The route goes through Switzerland, which some people avoid, but its the route I'm taking in a couple of weeks when we go to Croatia, as the tolls in Switzerland are not expensive. About 2.50 Euro a day, but you have to pay for 10 days. Cheaper than driving though the Mont Blanc Tunnel.

    If you need a toll free route let me know

    If you're happy with this route its 1036 miles, which you could cover with 3 overnight stops depending on what time you arrive in Dunkrik

    If you'd like me to suggest overnight stops en route, simply let me know what time you arrive in Dunkirk and I will provide a plan

    Maybe our paths will cross in Croatia?

    Regards
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    That looks a good interesting Route,,,Not looking at leaving until probably 7 th or 8 th of Sept,,,Thanks very much,,BUSBY.
     
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    Might see you on route, as we are going about the same time.
    We are going onto the island of Cres.
    Mitch.
     
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    Discounting our mileage from home to Folkestone and back, we covered just over 3,000 miles, with Split being the furthest we reached. For a MH over 3500Kgs we paid CH32.00 at Basel, giving us 10 x days travel in Switzerland during a 12 x month period. You cannot purchase a vignette for anything over 3500Kgs.

    The Italain, Slovenian, and Croatian toll charges, were much more reasonable than the French Peage charges, (which we avoided) as we didn't get stung on the number of axles. If you just tend to amble along on the non toll roads, that's fine, especially if you have plenty of time on your hands. ;)

    Enjoy,

    Jock. :)
     
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    My friends and I did this very same thing 50 years ago UK to then Yugoslavia and boy how things have changed since then Pula was a very interesting place but I liked Rovinj the best .
     
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    Some of my racing friends are in Croatia now, its a great place , really unspoilt, they have a place on a lake somewhere , we hope to go next year.

    Im interested to know what you do for a Vignette for over 3.5t ...
     
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    http://www.tolls.eu/croatia
     
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    That looks very much like the way we will be going, but turning off at Ljubljana.
    Whats Bulgaria like ?? And the Black Sea ??
    Mitch.
     
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    Bulgaria is cheap, its hot in June, July and August. The Black Sea is like a warm bath until October. The roads are improving each year. If you like pork products its a great country gastronomically.
     
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    And safe ?? Bandit wise I mean ??
     
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    I never saw any bandits when we were there 3 weeks ago, what do they look like :).
     
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    Only got one arm, which you pull down to get rid of money quick !!
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    There is quite a few in the casino in Sveti Vlas then.
     
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    Sweaty what ??
     
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    Give Bertie Basset a shout. He found the best and quickest way ever. (y)

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