If you are going to france enjoy the drive on non toll roads and go to spain - only gonna cost fuel then - about 120 lts is what it costs me dieppe to irun little bit more in fuel from calais which is a cheaper crossingthanks guys just been looking at the prices a grand just for the ferry is mad think ill stick to france thanks anyway friends
Cheaper fuel is a gamble i'd say similar with uk price may be slightly cheaper in some places and more expensive in other areas of france get to irun and it is cheap
We came out to Spain on the 28th of Dec and haven't been out since the Summer, however I was surprised by the fuel price in France - seems cheaper atm, the most I paid was €1.38 and I seem to remember it touching €1.50 in some places earlier in the year.
It's the only thing that will be HOTIve just arrived back in the U.K. about an hour ago, driving from Algarve to Calais.
On toll roads in France diesel is €1.52, off toll is €1.33
Spain was €1.20 on toll, €1.10 off toll
Portugal was €1.38 off toll.
FYI, hot off the press!
your best option and turning for Mont de Marsan after Bordeaux should keep you off toll roads but is slower than the main road. Pamploma and Valencia are choice roads for me and I do not worry too much about Spanish tolls with are much cheaper than French ones.
Its well worth paying the toll from Valencia to Benidorm,,the alternative is very slow,,BUSBY,We just did this route to Benidorm, Gemozac to Benidorm 994kms only toll was between Valencia and Benidorm because I made an error with the twitnav. Gemozac to Bordeaux, Mont de Marsan, Orthez, Oloron saint Marie, Huesca, Zaragoza, Valencia and finally Benidorm where sadly we hit the AP7 where we paid 13 euros toll instead of the N332 which would have been free.
Difference between this toll free route and the all toll route approx. 2 hours more driving and 54kms less distance. The route between Oloron St Marie and the 8 kms Somport tunnel is a little challenging but the scenery is just WOW!! This will remain my route of choice for the future whilst keeping an eye on snow reports.
and the 8 kms Somport tunnel is a little challenging but the scenery is just WOW!! This will remain my route of choice for the future whilst keeping an eye on snow reports.
I wouldn't PAY that for breakfastWe get £8.30 toward breakfast each
Any motorway in spain is almost deserted as are dual carriageways. The A23 across to Sagunt gets quite lonely.Oh and before the ferry bashers start on me I also have an Emovis tag and use Paeges, a heinous crime I know but is so relaxing to drive on almost deserted motorways,