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Discussion in 'Continental Touring' started by Kanberlingo, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. Kanberlingo

    Kanberlingo

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    Hi, We were hoping to spend Christmas/New Year in Spain, but unforeseen commitments have stopped us doing that. But reading various posts, it seems to me that those journeys need to be started around the end of November or early December to avoid the harsh wintery conditions experienced on the way through France & northern Spain.
     
  2. savantuk

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    It is easier to start late autumn, but it's really no problem to drive south if you are determined.

    I've done it several times. It's a case of being well prepared, leaving more time for the journey, and planning your route well.

    Seldom do you find roads completely impassable. The standard of snow clearance, road gritting and signing is of a far higher standard.

    You may find that you need chains or studded tyres, but this is rare.

    The best thing about winter travel to the mountains of Europe is the breathtaking scenery.
     
  3. Kanberlingo

    Kanberlingo

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    We are away tomorrow till mid January, (UK) Probably, hopefully, we can make the Spain journey towards the end of the month, by that time our dogs passport will have been running for the regulation 6 months to allow us to return to the UK whenever we want.
    Cheers

    BeeJay
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    Last edited: Dec 20, 2009

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