Switzerland

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  1. mac111051

    mac111051 Read Only Funster

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    Hi all, just found this site looks good, can anyone give me a few do,s and dont,s for Switzerland, driving, I know i nead a vignet but do you allso pay tolls on the motorways, what are the campsites like, and changing money etc anything would help, going to Bormio Italy on thursday can anyone recomend a route,

    Thanks Mal
     
  2. rikfos

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    no tolls payable. there is a very good site in lauterbrunnen
     
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    Hi Mal,

    You might want to take a look at swissterroir.ch. They offer free stopovers at vineyards, farms and other places (a la France Passion). There is a one-off subscription for the year which I think is about £30 but it could be a bit more.

    The site is not in English, but google translate should be able to give you the gist of it (you may need to do a google search for "swiss terroir" and use the translate page link)

    Hope that helps,

    Steve
     
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    Hi and welcome to fun we have been to Switzerland in van but it was only to visit caves when we where in France so sorry i cant help.
     
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    no tolls payable ? are you sure
     
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    Its worth doing the research, there are more firearms per capita in Switzerland than anywhere else in the world:Rofl1:
     
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    Isn't that what the vignette's for? A motorway toll by any other name still smells as sour ! (Sorry Bill :RollEyes:)
     
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    Hi Mal
    yes buy the vignet, no other tolls to pay,:thumb: we went there last year, stopped at Junjfraublick at Interlaken, nice holiday, WHEN you pay for your vignet pay in Swiss Francs its cheaper than Euros which they ask for, it must be their fiddle lol, any way enjoy its great, you also get free bus passes from the local camp sites, and if you are going up the mountains etc buy the all in tickets it works out a lot better. Pete :thumb:
     
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    I think some of the tunnels have an extra toll charge. If memory serves me right a couple of them are very steep.
     
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    Do be aware that if you have a trailer then that TOO will need a vignette ( and it is the same ruddsy price as the car/van one ! :Angry: )
     
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    If your going in through Basel go in over the German border not the French you will get in a lot quicker buy you vignette at the last services it lasts for a year, Gray. (unless its changed i was there three years ago)
     
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    Leaving Calais on 15th heading for Interlakin,no plans as yet playing it by ear.
    Hope you have a good time been twice before first time with m/home
    Good luck.:thumb:
     
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    take 2 grand with you for beer:Smile:
     
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    I should have said that you need a vignette which lasts a year obtainable from Tolltickets on line for about £30. Travel through Luxembourg and get your fuel for a £1 per litre and stay On the Wohnmobille Stelplatz in Wintrich in the Moselle Valley for 7 euros per night inc electric and free wifi, which I did on my trip down and return from Greece this year. The municipal campsite in Ypres is also good value at 14 euros per night and is only 10 minutes walk from the Menin gate.
     
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