Would you join an Organised trip

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Braunston, Aug 6, 2009.

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Would you join an Organised Trip and would you be prepared to pay for it

Poll closed Aug 10, 2009.
  1. Yes, I would Join a organised trip

    29 vote(s)
    47.5%
  2. No. I wouldn't Join and organised trip

    23 vote(s)
    37.7%
  3. Yes, I would be prepared to pay if I joined

    20 vote(s)
    32.8%
  4. No, It would have to be free.

    9 vote(s)
    14.8%
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  1. Braunston

    Braunston Read Only Funster

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    Hi,

    As a spin off from another thread I thought it would be interesting to see how many people would be interesed in joining an organised trip, and would you be prepared to pay.
     
  2. N Luyetund

    N Luyetund Deleted User

    I might.... but..... it would depend on:

    #where to
    #who the organisers were
    #who other fellow travellers were
    #price.... e.g. whether it represented 'good value' for me

    ...and whether it would suit me canine friend:Wink:
     
  3. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    I think the concept is too complex for a simple pole.

    I personally believe that those needing their hands holding will want a professional schedule like the one mentioned or DD whereas folk who know what they are doing will just debate a trip for the next ten years and nothing will come of it. You know the sort of thing "well we did that site two years ago", "oh that place is a rip off", "can't that week, I've a dentist's appointment", "a bit too far, can we shorten it".

    Park Verger and the UK meets are doable format.

    Here, not trying to hijack you thread but an example:

    Anyone commit to a meet here next May ?
    Camping Butterfly, Peschiera del Garda - Lago di Garda
     
  4. Wildman

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    how is 1/10 14.29%, my maths are not that bad, the poll software is flawed.
     
  5. Road Runner

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    I would pay for the groundwork but not to give someone a thumping profit.

    I also like to relax so nothing like a coach trip.
     
  6. Spacerunner

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    If it was to a brewery then maybe. Trouble is I've met so many people who couldn't organise a p**s-up in a brewery, I would most proberly decline.
     
  7. Jerseycol

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    looks good brian,
    i think i would do that then.
    col
     
  8. Snowbird

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    We find what suits us better is we bump into people that we know all over Europe,mainly becouse most of the travelers we know always know where everyone is at certain times of the year.If someone is going off somwhere and someone else fancys going they travel together.This system works for us becouse we are not obliged and dont feal organised.Regards,Dave.
     
  9. haganap

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    Ive taken two members from here through France in the summer and one Skiing in the winter.
    All for free, :BigGrin:

    It's just nice to do things on the spur of the moment. I don't personally think I would want a full maxed out tour, unless I was off to somewhere like Russia or Morocco
     
  10. Jim

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    No its not flawed. Its a multiple poll you are allowed to choose more than one item. A simple one vote poll and all the results would add up to 100%, give people the right to vote more than once and the sums are different:Smile:
     
  11. scotjimland

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    I think the same, the kind of trips the Silk Route Club members organise where there is a lot of expert planning and knowledge required.. travelling in a small group to exotic locations is less hazardous..

    Russia, India and China are my dream trips ..

    As Hilldweller mentioned, Parc Verger and the proposed Polland trip are a good format which could be expanded on..

    Other ideas for destinations closer to home may be

    A Disney Land trip including Paris
    French Battlefields
    Mosel valley
    Ski trips
    Wild Scotland and the Whisky trail
    Surfing France
    Vineyards

    the list is endless..

    food for thought ..
     
  12. DESCO

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    Hi

    Must admit we would not like organised trip, never know what we are doing just let what we find direct us. It could be a sign, pamphlet or something said to us or overheard, we have finished up in some funny but interesting places.:Eek!:


    Dave:thumb::thumb:
     
  13. hilldweller

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    OK, I'll not be rude any longer I'll start a new thread.
     
  14. superk

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    It depends on circumstances so I can't do the poll.

    Not in Europe, or as far as Turkey.

    But, we are considering a trip to China going through Iran and Pakistan and the 'Stans' and back through Mongolia and Russia, , and an experienced tour company that has done the trip before can take away a lot of the anxiety. There is a heavy financial cost to go with it.

    Perestroika Tours (German) have tours scheduled to India and Nepal, as well as:

    Egypt -
    Travelling through Italy to Sicily, and from there with a ferryboat to Tunis. Driving through Libya along the North African coast to the Nile delta, passing Cairo and Luxor for Assuan. Over the Sinai Peninsula and then taking a ferry to Aqaba, we reach Wadi Rum and Petra in Jordan. From the Dead Sea going to Damascus and the ancient Aleppo in Syria to the Turkish border. In Göreme and Istanbul we are becoming familiar with the history of the Ottomans. The tour ends in Istanbul and everyone travels home individually.

    Singapore

    Siberia and Mongolia

    The Persian Gulf:
    Turkey, to Syria and if possible see the Lebanon. You will celebrate Christmas and New Year's eve in Jordan with decent temperatures, before it goes through the Saudi-Arabian desert to the Persian Gulf.
    A rich programme and a lot of leisure time in the Arab Emirates let you forget the European winter. Absolute highlights of the tour are the stay in Dubai and at the coast of Oman. Via the "Street of Hormuz", you reach the Iran with its more than 6000 years old cultural history. Via Isfahan and Teheran you reach Tabriz, before this exotic tour ends with the journey through Central Turkey.

    Perestroika Tours - Long Distance Tours

    I've met up with The '2escapees' who have been on a number of these trips including the China - Silk Road one and are scheduled for the India-Nepal one in December. They are enthusiastic about them.

    2Escapees: Mike & Judith Annan

    Our Rapido 972M is now over 6 years old and it has taken us to 48 countries in Europe, North Africa and Asia. We have been from Nordkapp, in the arctic circle, to Abu Simbel, south of the tropic of cancer in Egypt and to China via Greece, Turkey, Iran, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan , and home via Mongolia, Russia, Belarus, Poland and Germany.

    :Smile:
    Keith
     
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    yes we would be keen to give it a go as we are new to m/h subject to cost & location.
     
  16. hilldweller

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    R E S P E C T.

    Same as I had for a guy we met in Monza, he had ridden from Australia and was going to England to meet with is girlfriend then get visas to ride through Mongolia and back home. He was on an old BMW GS, his GF was going to ride something lighter.
     
  17. Braunston

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    Hi,

    Thanks for all of the comments, as there seems to be a fair amount of interest and some very good suggestions,

    I was wondering if perhaps a type of rally would interest some of the others with perhaps criptic clues or time specific sections to find certain places may be of interest, just as another thought.

    As I have said before I will help anyone who wants to setup a organised trip or rally or any other suggestion,

    I know some people are doutful about the idea, but again its worth noteing that some of these that are organised by others do appear to fill up with people wanting to attend,
     
  18. hilldweller

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    But could so easily be your worst nightmare. Not only hours and hours, days and days of driving but also keeping the vehicle in good shape. A pretty unhealthy "holiday" too, sit down for 10 weeks sort of thing.

    I think we need to consider the difference between"holday" and "adventure" here. I consider Morocco was an adventure, we needed a holiday to recover from the hours of driving.
     
  19. ips

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    Cant imagine any one wanting to be involved in a "Procession" of motorhomes all going to the same place :Eek!:
     
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