Hi guys and gals, I'm new to the forum, so treat me gently! I'm going down to Venice and hopefully Rome in early June. I've only got 18 days holiday to sight see and relax. Now hears the dilemma. Do I hit the French road and pay extortionate tolls and get there in a couple of days, or do I take longer and meander down through Belgium, Germany etc. missing the tolls. Hmmm! If anyone has done the trip like to hear your views. Just can't wait to retire and join the wanderers. Dodgey
This is a summary of what it came up with, I told it to favour Motorways but avoid tolls.
Tunnel sous la Manche – Venezia There are 1 suggested routes :
Costs295.67 EUR Toll 14.50 EUR | Petrol 246.25 EUR Time16h34 wich 12h56 on motorways Distance854 mi wich 756 mi on motorways
I agree with Troopers route. The roads down through Eastern France, Belgium, Luxemburg and Switzerland are every bit as fast as the toll roads. Many of the A roads are every bit as fast as the toll roads anyway. So as you are in the south, anyway, you could do a short or shortish crossing...don't forget that French A roads are better than ours... and then head down through eastern France, crossing the border as and when necessary. Happy trip!!!
PS Pleased you could join us!!! ;D
Denise and Him (that's Tim, or Mothy, LOL) Lili the Swift Corniche 12/2 + Honda CRV
Many thanks for your input it's really appreciated. Such a friendly crowd, I know we made the right choice in buying a m/h. I first looked google map to see which way to go. Although I live near Portsmouth the ferry company charge way over the odds, so I'll go via Dover to Dunkirk. Google says Belgium, Germany Austria and Italy avoiding some tolls. This seems a long way round but in fact it's 854 miles taking 16hrs and I get to see Germany and the autobahn. It's great to have the choice and freedom, as we only got the Motor home last July we just can't get enough time with it! I keep forgetting that time in the motor home is a holiday and not to hit the accelerator to get there. I suppose only time will make us relax.