Michelin Routeplanner. Alternative Planner Pls ?

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  1. snowdrops

    snowdrops Funster Life Member

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    The command centre is up and running, ready for our France hols in 65 days, (not that I'm counting :D ). We're thinking of extending into Barcelona, either at the beginning or middle of the 3 weeks. Usually use Michelin Routeplanner, however, it's being a pain. Won't give any options for avoiding Paris and other bits we want to bypass. Is there a more adequate travel planner ? We usually love the Michelin one and am sure it used to give alternatives. Also there's a box for caravans, otherwise it's family cars etc.

    Got a rough idea of the 3 probable routes we wld use but am ready to do timings now. We usually head straight down South via Dijon, Valence and take the left split. That gets us there overnight. However, if we do Barcelona first wld probably be via either Tours/Poitiers or Orleans, Limoges. Friend of mine trying the Pampelona ? route. :cycle:
     
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    Google maps..
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    If you a Garmin sat nav, Basecamp is hard to beat
     
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    Tyre to Travel is a good route planner easy to add waypoints and customise the routes also it is easy to download routes to your satnav, it is an online planner as it relies on Google maps.

    You could just use Google maps, after the route has plotted (gives choice of 3) you can click on route and drag it to roads you want to you, not as good as Tyre to Travel but it works.

    For off-line planning you can't beat Autoroute but if you don't already have a copy it is no longer available.
     
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    Basecamp from Garmin. It is free to download and with a little practice very user friendly. I have used it for around 5 years now so find it very easy. You can select the vehicle you will travel in so mine chooses different routes for motorcycle and motorhome.
     
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    Thanks very much, was about to do Basecamp, but abandoned as was a download and loads of ads to start with. It's not so much the route per se, it's more planning the timing roughly, so have gone with google maps and taken advice re dragging route. Works a treat for timings. Thanks again (y)
     
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    snowdrops Funster Life Member

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    Had same issue. Can't seem to drag the route out of paris.

    Google maps has done a brilliant job. Got all the times we need now to start making choices. Probably go with our usual route of Calais, Reims, Lyon etc, as that's 12 hrs. So now we know we can either go straight to Barcelona, stopping in a services for 2 hr kip like we normally do, nr Dijon or we can head to Provence or Cote d'azure for 2 weeks and then head there. All on the same route and one we use constantly. Thanks again every one xx
     
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