I'm very excited as a friend and I are off on a road trip through Germany and France for 9 days. We're combining a fair amount of driving with a few rounds of golf on our rest days. I've secured the route and where we're staying, but would really appreciate any suggestions as to a couple of details.Here's a google map
of the route that I'm planning, the basic version is:
Fri: London -> Eurotunnel -> Calais
Sat: Calais -> Baden-Baden
Sun: stay Baden-Baden
Mon: Baden-Baden -> down the B500 -> then across West into Burgundy (just West of Dijon)
Tues: stay Burgundy
Weds: Burgundy -> Chamonix
Thurs: stay Chamonix
Fri: Chamonix -> Reims
Sat: stay Reims
Sun: Reims -> Eurotunnel -> London
As you can see I've set the route to include the B500 in the Black Forest as (based mostly upon research done in this very forum!) it sounds amazing. Aside from that I am looking for any tips - we were thinking of going via Belgium to Baden-Baden to avoid a lot of the toll roads (and hopefully it'll be more interesting) but would love specific road recommendations.
The last roadtrip I did we drove to the south of France and back, basically taking the option of 'Turn sat-nav onto avoid motorways' and it worked out fantastically well (admittedly I planned route de napoleon in there) - do you think that'll work on the route above? If not, again road recommendations would be appreciated!
Oh and finally - unfort we aren't blessed with sat-navs capable of dealing with very detailed itineraries so any suggestions for via-points to plug in to make sure we go roughly where we want to?
Thanks very much in advance!!
Ben / Monty
PS - oh and coming back to the B500 - is it worth driving literally all the way to the south end of it or should I be getting off a bit earlier do you think?