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Planning a trip around Europe

PostPosted: 04 Jun 2013, 21:51
by AllenTheHat
Hi guys,

The wife and I are in the very very very early stages of planning a trip around Europe next year for 2-3 weeks in our T25.

Now.....having never driven on the mainland this will be a pretty big adventure so any advice would be very welcome. I may be way way out on time scales about how much we can take in so let me know your thoughts.

I live in Folkestone so the tunnel or the ferry is a very short hop I will be classing the moment I step foot on Europeon soil as the very very start. Once off the other side my plan (in the loosest term) is this. Turn left and head to Amsterdam then onto Wolfsburg in Germany for the VW museum, carry on down through Germany to Europa Park, Rust (we like a good them park and waterpark).....then continue down to Italy (possibly take in a trip to Venice), hook a right along to Monaco as I love F1 and would love to drive the circuit. Nice, France is the next stop over near the old town then up through France onto Ypres in Belgium to learn a bit of history, then finally back to the Ferry/Tunnel.

It totals approx 2500 miles through seven countries in 2 or 3 weeks.

Any thoughts, hints, tips, advice and wisdom would be good. :ok

Many Thanks

Re: Planning a trip around Europe

PostPosted: 05 Jun 2013, 08:59
by King Kenny
Hi Allen.
Sounds great. I did a similar thing 25 years ago in my Morris Traveller. We have just returned from a two thousand mile trip to the south of France and my T25 behaved without a hitch. If you have problems over here (God forbid) there is plenty of help and people are willing to help. On another occasion our Astra broke down in Ghent and the garage was fantastic and we were on our way after one day.
Take a good map and be flexible as you never know what you may discover on your way.
Best wishes for you adventure, Kenny.

Re: Planning a trip around Europe

PostPosted: 05 Jun 2013, 11:16
by Ian Hulley
AllenTheHat wrote: then hook a right along to Monaco as I love F1 and would love to drive the circuit.


We've been there 3 times and sadly you cannot easily 'drive the circuit' at MC .... some of it (like the swimming pool complex for e.g.) doesn't exist apart from the Grand Prix week. Driving in from the Italian side on the coast road from San Remo etc you appear on the circuit near Casino Square from the Cafe de Paris but going the opposite way and leave it again at Ste Devot onto the Rue Grimaldi. When we were there 3 years ago you couldn't drive down to the harbour (again the wrong direction for the circuit) as there was major building work going on.

During the day it's hellish busy and there's loads of police waving you on and stopping you throwing a U-turn near Casino to get back to Loews and down Portier and through the tunnel and round that way.

Ian

Re: Planning a trip around Europe

PostPosted: 05 Jun 2013, 16:47
by AllenTheHat
Even driving round some of it would be good enough for me. I might try and get there early in the morning so I can show them what pure horsepower looks like :lol: