Worst Roads in Europe

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  1. Our Bumble

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    We have travelled to a good few countries but have to say Latvia have the worst roads in Europe. Built on crusher run, topped with sand and then a very thin layer of tarmac. The tarmac wears away, the rains arrive, the sand washes away and guess what the biggest pot holes you've ever seen. Today, we travelled 30 km and it took several hours, it was hard going. Now time to...quickly wash the van!
     
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    Hi.
    "Crusher run" = As it comes LOL.
    Tea Bag
     
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    We live on a road like that!!! LOL! but without the tarmac top layer.
     
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    Isle of Sheppy....Sheerness steel works with scrap/FRAG!. The drivers canteen? was a 10x8' room,no chairs,no table,just a foot wide shelf about waist hieght around the wall,your dinner/meal came through a hatch and you stood there and ate it.......
    You know if you paid council tax/water rates etc......... Things might IMPROVE...LOL. Lovely neck of the woods,loved going down there.
    Tea Bag
    PS. "Scrap" should read."Frag"...

     
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    Delivered loads of frag there in the past. Mainly from Ridham Dock and took some really heavy stuff from there to a tarmac yard - just covered the bottom of a lorry, looked like iron filings. Looks like they're knocking Sheerness Steel down now.

    Joe
     
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  6. Rob Turner

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    Belgium must be up there surely!!
     
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  7. Our Bumble

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    image.jpeg @Rob Turner we thought Belgium until we arrived in Latvia. This is a 'not too bad' road
     
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  8. Jo662

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    I second that!:eek:
    We had our fillings rattled out on the Belgium roads on the way to
    The Mosel last year!
     
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    You haven't been on any Polish 'B'roads, yet?
     
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    Poland next on the list after Lithuania @tony_g . I take it we need to avoid x
     
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    I love it when you are driving from France and hit the Belgium motorway, it is like a train track with speed bumps in :D
     
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    Belgium Autoroutes are a lot better than they used to be IMO but some of the other roads can be real filling rattlers.

    Italy has some pretty dire roads away from the Autostrades as well.

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  13. jenny and mitch

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    Yes. Agree bloody dire, and maniacs drive on them as well.
    Mitch.
     
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    isnt it things like this we travel to experience? when the world is one big motorway where is anyone going to travel to
     
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