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.
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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.
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    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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    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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    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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    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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    We took a risk on a Belgian minor road. 90kph limit and I reckon I was doing 30 kph. Dead straight for miles and people were overtaking us. Somewhere between Koblenz and liege. motorways have improved in Belgium but still better off driving permanently in the 2nd lane and travelling fast enough to not pull over into the tracks created by lorries
     
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    I agree about Belgium roads being better now, we regularly went fron Dunkirk to Acchan via motorways and Belgium bit was the worst we had ever driven on

    Joe
     
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    Yhat is NOTHING to the Rut I hit on the M25, clockwise at the end of the LEE tunnel 2nd lane from right.
    I thought the bottom had come off. It is still there now.
     
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    In general in the last fortnight we found the roads in England to be in a poor state and the M25 one of the worst sections of motorway I can remember..
     
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    Poland gets my vote.. Any country that build a motorway with cobbles I now avoid !!!!!!
     
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    Italy, the further south you go the worse the roads get. Even some of the toll roads are in a very poor state.
     
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