2018 anniversary trip 200 / 100 max miles per day for 22 days

Discussion in 'France' started by DavidG58, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. barsteward

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    David, you do far too much planning. Go with the flow and enjoy whatever life throws at you, it will happen anyway whether you like it or not.;)
     
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    I do agree, up to a point, when I don't have a business to juggle my life around (March 18 :)(y) hopefully) and Mum goes into permanent care :( we can then be the free spirits we also long to be

    Until then, responsibilities, regrettably, justify the planning o_O

    and for us planning is part of the fun :)(y) luckily
     
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    Not in France.
     
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    Well worth fitting refillables an 11kg bottle will only last a few days at this time of year.
     
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    What did you get fitted?
     
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    We have Vanco tyres Mel.
     
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    Where is best to get the gas fitted please?!
     
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    A large number cars and vans in France won’t have winter tyres as they don’t generally see that much snow especially outside ski areas.

    Anthea if you are worried about your tyres why not pick up a set of snow chains ? If you have them (Sod’s law) you will never have to use them, but DO practice putting them on before you travel.

    We have spent a number of evenings sat toasty in a ski resort watching people try to put their snow chains on their vehicles for the first time ever in driving snow, it is to be avoided.
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    I rather like the look of this route (y)

    2018 already pretty booked up for us but I might look at that route for 2019....always good when someone else does the legwork on potential tour ideas :roflmto:
     
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    We've also had a change of plan @DavidG58. We had originally booked to go through the tunnel on 14th Feb and drive down to Spain, but as we're both missing sunshine, we thought we'd ring Brittany Ferries on the off chance that they may have a pet friendly cabin available and lo and behold we've nabbed one on the Cap Finistere at the end of Feb sailing into Bilboa. We can save all those miles and days driving through France, which we've found a little tedious at this time of year, and spend a few weeks on the Med coast until things warm up back in France. A nice meander home, visiting friends and generally exploring France and maybe get the high speed ferry back from Cherbourg in May.
     
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    Most of us have basic van tyres and don’t have issues, another option to chains are ‘socks’ that sound much easier to fit in the very unlikely chance that you would need them. Only time we drove in snow in France the locals has no idea how to drive and everything ground quickly to a complete stop. I would do nothing, same as we will not be

    As for gas we have refillable bought used off a forum member 3 years ago fitted by a forum member at a meet. It did look like something I could even have done myself, but a search on forum should give local options or fitters that come to you.

    Bev has just added that you could carry an extra standard Calor cylinder in your garage just in case then you wouldn’t need it :)(y)
     
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    @Kim H have a safe and good trip, I couldn’t cope wth the two week delay, you would be in Spain a week before you leave if you stuck with plan A and crossed to Calais on 14th Feb (y)
     
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    Which ones though? We have Vanco Continental Four Season ones so they are meant to be used all year round, I suspect yours are the same so no problem.
     
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    real planning now going on, chunnel booked for 6th Feb out, 26th Feb return, £230 inc £38 for Lola

    first night location back to undecided, we were looking at Canterbury overnight on the 6th, then do our 200 miles into France the next day, now decided (remembered) we are really not good at getting up early, by the time we rise and get to Folkestone on the Wednesday we wold have missed our train o_O more importantly lost the early get go advantage

    have now decided to cross at 18:00 on Tuesday, cant do a lot earlier, Mum drop off at Bupa retirement village not before 2 (y)

    then possibly against all my better judgement and 99% of forum members who seem to love it, we will over night in Cite de Europe, at least we should get woken up there OK in the morning :)(y)

    then last weather check before choosing clockwise or anti clockwise round France, then set sat nag for south or south east and get going, planning on visiting places in a pile of books we now have 'beautiful villages' and 'undiscovered France' plus a lonely planet guide and another book bought on ebay (y) will be too busy reading to travel :)

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    We are sure you’ll have a lovely time together, what ever your plans. Just remember to post your pics and escapades on here for us in the NMC to follow.
     
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    If it's ' Undiscovered France' , how come it's in a book? :whistle:


    Ps. Am at Cite Europe right now, it's absolutely fine.
     
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    David, Nonancourt is nothing special. Why not stop somewhere like La Maileraye or Honfleur. Much more interesting.
     
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    Agree, and difficult entry for larger vans (we have entered via the exit which is much easier )

    La Maileraye is lovely , good restaurant few yards away and a supermarket etc all at hand, Lola will love it there ..

    Honfleur is good too , wide choice of everything
    Enjoy your trip and safe travels

    Kath xx.
     
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