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Re: Would Anyone Be Intrested In Doing......

Postby wideformat on Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:05 am

I'm defo up for France next year :thumbup:
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Re: Would Anyone Be Intrested In Doing......

Postby colley on Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:06 pm

Bit of a update :wink:
Been looking in detail at possible routes over the alps :D
There appear to be loads of routes all over the alps on memory map :D
Been looking at the French alps right next to the Italian boarder :D
This trip is going to be ace 8)
So start saving people as you don't want to miss it :wink:
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Re: Would Anyone Be Intrested In Doing......

Postby wideformat on Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:04 am

Hi Colley

Any idea of dates yet as I'm looking at doing France, Spain and north morocco end of September early October next year with the 4x4 overland guys that were at the show this year.
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Re: Would Anyone Be Intrested In Doing......

Postby colley on Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:58 pm

Gary I was planning to go between November and January next year mate :wink:
I like the sound of your trip mate 8) how long you planning on going for mate???
If there's room I could be interested in going :wink:
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Re: Would Anyone Be Intrested In Doing......

Postby wideformat on Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:26 am

I'm looking at going for 3weeks spending a week driving down through France stopping off in Andorra then going into Spain off road over the old smugglers route then driving down to Malaga and meeting the other guys there for 2weeks in north east morocco then back up to Santander or Bilbao then ferry home.
We have 3 vehicles going from this country and are meeting another guy in Malaga who has a garage there who is travelling down with us after any fettling that needs doing
There's always room for you matey if your up for it.
If you can't get the 3 weeks off you could always ferry down to Spain and meet up in Malaga and do the 2 weeks
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Re: Would Anyone Be Intrested In Doing......

Postby colley on Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:24 pm

I am in talks with the boss mate :wink: don't no if she will let me do two European trips in one year, but will let
you no :wink:
It's sounds like a great trip mate :D
Have you got any idea on cost mate?
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Re: Would Anyone Be Intrested In Doing......

Postby wideformat on Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:58 am

No idea of costs yet but apart from spending money preparing the 2.2 I'm looking to do it as cheap as possible without missing out too much.

For me I reckon on around £1000 on fuel and ferry costs for the vehicle which split between two people is not too expensive, food I would have to buy if I stayed at home the only other costs would be camping and with France's network of aire's and wild camping most nights in Morocco it's going to be far cheaper than the holiday err in doors has me on at the moment
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Re: Would Anyone Be Intrested In Doing......

Postby wideformat on Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:05 am

One thing on the fuel front cost wise taking a detour through Andorra filling the truck and two Gerry cans should cost about £60 to £70 enough for about 400 to 600 road miles depending on how the times going and if I need to push on or drive at a steady pace so Spain done for less than £100 pounds
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Re: Would Anyone Be Intrested In Doing......

Postby colley on Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:54 pm

wideformat wrote:I'm looking at going for 3weeks spending a week driving down through France stopping off in Andorra then going into Spain off road over the old smugglers route then driving down to Malaga and meeting the other guys there for 2weeks in north east morocco then back up to Santander or Bilbao then ferry home.
We have 3 vehicles going from this country and are meeting another guy in Malaga who has a garage there who is travelling down with us after any fettling that needs doing
There's always room for you matey if your up for it.
If you can't get the 3 weeks off you could always ferry down to Spain and meet up in Malaga and do the 2 weeks


Gary it looks like i have the green light for this trip :mrgreen: Thats if there is still space for me???
Has a date been set yet mate??
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Re: Would Anyone Be Intrested In Doing......

Postby colley on Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:39 pm

I can now confirm that this trip will take place in the last week in January 2014 :D I am planning on going for 10 days including traveling to and from the alps.
There should be plenty of snow about :D
That gives everyone who would like to come time to start saving :wink:
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Re: Would Anyone Be Intrested In Doing......

Postby Dannyboy on Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:23 pm

Now that date has made this an almost doable event for me bud!! Best start saving and see how i go :thumbup: .
What do you estimate the costs to be pal??
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Re: Would Anyone Be Intrested In Doing......

Postby wideformat on Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:25 pm

I will start saving now :thumbup:
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Re: Would Anyone Be Intrested In Doing......

Postby colley on Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:16 pm

Dannyboy wrote:Now that date has made this an almost doable event for me bud!! Best start saving and see how i go :thumbup: .
What do you estimate the costs to be pal??


Well mileage wise its 850 mile each way then what ever fuel you use while your there :wink:
Ferry/tunnel return is about £120 could be cheaper dependent when you book.
I am thinking about a mixture of camping and hotels/B+B while we are there.

I would say at max £1000 but should be less :wink:
Thats including food etc....could be even cheaper dependent on how many days we camp :wink:
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Re: Would Anyone Be Intrested In Doing......

Postby wideformat on Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:01 am

Don't forget the tunnel takes tesco points :thumbup:
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Re: Would Anyone Be Intrested In Doing......

Postby igotababyfrontera on Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:25 pm

I'm in :thumbup:
Might get beatings from Laura as its Elise's birthday on the 22nd :oops:
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Re: Would Anyone Be Intrested In Doing......

Postby wideformat on Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:10 pm

Hey Colley you still looking to do this early 2014 ?
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Re: Would Anyone Be Intrested In Doing......

Postby colley on Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:52 pm

Yes mate January :wink:
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Re: Would Anyone Be Intrested In Doing......

Postby wideformat on Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:07 am

Camping in January in the Alps :crazy:
I expect most of the routes may well be out of action when it snows there it doesent muck about it tends to get 6 foot deep, and I don't care how much of a lift you've got you're not going far in that much snow lol
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Re: Would Anyone Be Intrested In Doing......

Postby igotababyfrontera on Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:43 pm

Don't worry Gary ill be there to dig through it. As for the camping we be fine just get a leisure battery with a converter on and run a heater all night, then charge it again through the day :D see I got it all planned out :roll: :lol:
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Re: Would Anyone Be Intrested In Doing......

Postby colley on Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:51 pm

wideformat wrote:Camping in January in the Alps :crazy:
I expect most of the routes may well be out of action when it snows there it doesent muck about it tends to get 6 foot deep, and I don't care how much of a lift you've got you're not going far in that much snow lol


That's why I was planning on going in jan mate. Wanted to drive in some proper snow :D
I know the high passes will be closed but wanted to go for a different experience :wink:
A bit of wild camping with a few b+b on the way :wink:
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