Is This Route Ok Or Too Many Miles?

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  1. Spidey

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    I dont think its too far for two weeks BUT there is a stretch of Belgian motorway that is worth avoiding and it might be the bit you have included up to Lille.

    somebody else will confirm I am sure.
     
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    Looks OK but just remember that if you plan to spend 2 or 3 nights at each stop - in a 14 day trip that leaves you with about 4 days driving at 185km per day - easily doable but it needs to be built into your itinerary.

    Good luck in the land of Gerdunk Gerdunk driving :)
     
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    while i often here of problems on that stretch of Belgian/Lille motorway. we travel it every year (last 12) on way to Italy and its always been fine and that in July/August. Can always check road works etc,,, on line? Antwerp part has always caused us more problems, avoid rush hour!

    as for route being to much, no not at all, its only just over 700km
     
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    No problems with the distances, let us know why you chose the stops, what are we missing?
     
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    AS you are ending up in Kortrijk, are you by any chance going to look at some Hymers?:)
     
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    The motorway does still feature road works, but they are getting less and it really needed doing, the potholes were really bad.
     
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    I chose the stops because I fancied going to Luxembourg city. Thought a round route would be ok. It actually involves 4 countries :) But I was worried that we had about 3 hour drives between stops and panic set it that I have over stretched on our first trip. I have only had to pay for the Bruges campsite ahead of time so if there are better stops then please let me know. It is all new to me so have no idea what I am doing. :)
     
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    Do you plan to use sites? if so I can't help as we almost exclusively use Aires.
     
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    We are using sites, with four of us we thought it would e better and less scary the first time :)
     
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    3 hours between stops isn't much. That's what we aim for when we have the dogs: short runs then park up and explore. Drive for 2/3 hours then stop for 2/3 days seems like an ideal plan to me.

    Your route is only about 450 miles total so roughly Newbury to Leeds and back. I bet you wouldn't think twice about doing that in a weekend, or even a day if you had to.

    The hardcore drivers round these parts don't think you've gone anywhere if you drive for less than 18 hours non stop (y)
     
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    agree...3 hours nothing...honestly don't worry just enjoy:)
     
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    Can't really make your map out but what I can see is Bruges and ipers we do that in a weekend regularly
     
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    Last year we did near Calais to Alsace in a day about 600k in our Flash 10 it depends on how much you like to travel and how long you have.....we have only taken one 2 week holiday since taking on our own business 24 years ago!! .
     
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    Thanks for all your replies. I feel a bit more confident about the distance now :)
     
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    Your southern stretch goes not too far from champagne why not stray a bit further south and do some tasting?
     
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    Brugge is well worth 2 or 3 days on its own. Shame you have paid for a site there. The Aire is very good and much closer to the city centre - 10 minutes walk and you are in the middle.
     
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    I may just do that, thanks :)
     
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    I would but my hubby says No to aires at the moment something to do with the loo :whistle:
     
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