Planning summer trip

Discussion in 'Continental Touring' started by Flyingscotsman2, Mar 12, 2014.

  1. Flyingscotsman2

    Flyingscotsman2

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2014
    Messages:
    1,657
    Likes Received:
    1,146
    Location:
    Birmingham
    Hi guys. Thinking of doing a trip in June something like - Birmingham (home) to Bergen Belsen, Vienna, Lake Bled and Venice then back home. Anyone done anything similar? Thanks
     
  2. lorger

    lorger Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2008
    Messages:
    6,184
    Likes Received:
    7,546
    Location:
    Dumfries
    Hi we visited Lake Bled last July and it was absolutely stunning, if you want any info on Slovenia feel free to ask as we spent 10 days there and have motorhoming friends who live in Ljubljana.

    Here is a pic of the church in the middle of the lake pic is taken from the castle.
     

    Attached Files:

  3. Reallyretired

    Reallyretired Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2008
    Messages:
    5,702
    Likes Received:
    3,207
    Location:
    Eastbourne East Sussex
    No. Never fancied Birmingham as a holiday destination:Laughing:
     
    • Like Like x 1
  4. lorger

    lorger Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2008
    Messages:
    6,184
    Likes Received:
    7,546
    Location:
    Dumfries
    • Like Like x 2
  5. magicsurfbus

    magicsurfbus Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2010
    Messages:
    3,488
    Likes Received:
    8,214
    Location:
    NW England
    We've driven to Venice a couple of times but not via Eastern Europe.

    Our preferred option there is to camp near Ca Savio (across the lagoon), cycle along the bike track to Punta Sabbioni and catch the ferry into Venice for sightseeing. That way you can cool off in the Adriatic when you get back after spending a day on your feet.

    On the way back I'd suggest driving to Bologna then across to Turin before going over the Alps rather than attempting to weave round the Mediterranean coast to the S of France, unless you specifically want to go there. If you don't fancy the expense and tedium of alpine road tunnels there's always the Col de Montgenevre to Briancon to Grenoble route, with a huge Alpine aire at Montgenevre (just inside France).
     
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2014
  6. moonman

    moonman Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2014
    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    53
    Location:
    wirral
    we did a similar trip last June/July (missed birmingham though) as Germany and Austria were drying out after their floods.
    We traveled thro Germany and Austria, Slovenia and into Croatia before returning thro Italy and France. We had a great time and enjoyed Slovenia and Bled. We didn't visit any C Camps as some years ago I'd stood in the gas chamber at Mauthausen-Gusen and that stays with you.
     
  7. chaser

    chaser Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2013
    Messages:
    7,137
    Likes Received:
    7,713
    Location:
    uttoxeter
    Birmingham got more canals than venice:BigGrin:
     
  8. olewilliam

    olewilliam Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2014
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    North Notts
    Must do section

    Do the Germany Romantic route on the way down. Unmissable.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. Viennese

    Viennese Funster

    Joined:
    May 21, 2008
    Messages:
    2,346
    Likes Received:
    2,520
    Location:
    Oxford
    I think I prefer it to Belsen....
     
Loading...

Share This Page