Help please. At Lake Trasimeno in Umbria.

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  1. AnEnglishmanAbroad

    AnEnglishmanAbroad Funster

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    Hello,
    Can I take some advice please? We have been touring Tuscany and Umbria for 5 weeks and it has been glorious and warm. Our first time. Sorry the weather in the UK has been poor. We planned to come back via Switzerland into Germany and go up the Romantic Road. But the weather forecasts for Bavaria are pretty poor.

    We need to be in Calais by 1 July. We are thinking of going into France, somewhere south of Lyon where the forecast is not too bad. But I have never done the trip from here out of Italy into France.

    Could anyone offer advice please as to a decent route out of Italy perhaps via Turin. Is the A43 via Chambery any good. We need a decent road back please. My fillings have fallen out on the Italian road system.

    We also need to find a French Vet for our Border Terrier Eddie and I have not brought my French maps. Idiot. That'll larn me.

    All the best
     
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    Returned via Turin last Autumn, to Monaco and then headed west, good motorway from turin to border, then choose through france.
     
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    Turin, Briancon, Col de Lauteret, Le Bourg d'Oisans, don't know the road numbers but avoids the expensive Frejus Tunnel. We were in the 5'er and did the trip from France, the road is fairly steep in places and a few hairpins but we made it OK in the 5'er.
     
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  5. AnEnglishmanAbroad

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    Many thanks for the replies. The vet map is very helpful too. Any other thoughts would be welcome please.
     
  6. Robert Clark

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    I never worry about routes
    Simply enter our destination into sat nav or google maps and off we go
     
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  7. AnEnglishmanAbroad

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    Robert,
    I think you are correct. I need to hear that sometimes.
     
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    Some might if they offer their CC at Mont Blanc to find over £200 gone missing.
     
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    Is that the tunnel toll?
    Worth avoiding then,
     
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    Not if you enter avoid tolls as a route preference
    Furthermore a good sat nav has live traffic updates and will give you the best route to avoid traffic and accidents - maps don't do that (y)
     
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    I'm a great believer in using technology to make my life easier. Saves Mrs C having to map read too, so she can spend her time more usefully, such as telling me how to drive.
     
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    Yes. Depends on height, they really sting you over 3m high according to web site. Great shame because it's one of the nicest ways to and from Italy. Done it many times on 2 wheels which is affordable.

    In the van we've often dropped down to the Med coast, along and up Route Napoleon.
     
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    34 for us when we went in this 4 years ago image.jpeg
     
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    I wouldn't bother to much about the forecast for Switzerland we just spent a week there and the forecast was awful every day, said it was thunder and showers most of the time it was sunny
     
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