Travel Destinations Porsche curves

Travel Destinations Porsche curves

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Byker28i

62,619 posts

220 months

De-lurk

19 posts

231 months

Thursday 16th May
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Byker28i said:
Byker28i, apologies for being off topic, whereabouts is that tunnel at Les Hunaudières? Been down there loads and never spotted this.

TIA


BeeGT

387 posts

219 months

Thursday 16th May
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De-lurk said:
Byker28i said:
Byker28i, apologies for being off topic, whereabouts is that tunnel at Les Hunaudières? Been down there loads and never spotted this.

TIA
Follow the outside of the track from the esses towards the tertre rouge corner and once at the bottom of the slope you'll see a ramp and steps on your right. This takes you under the track to the inside of the bend and the hunaudieres campsite at the bottom of the banking. There's also a handy and usually quieter exit/entry to the circuit which is useful for going to the Tertre Rouge bar.


bud_bongo

26 posts

203 months

Thursday 16th May
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We had our ferry booking confirmation email from TD which included reserved seating.
After viewing this thread I did a live chat with Brittany Ferries who then told me there's no reserved seating for our booking.
I've emailed TD but not hopeful they'll fix it.
At least they managed to get the actual crossing times correct although I can't say I've been too happy with the service so far as they also sent incorrect figures for the remaining balance etc.

Edited by bud_bongo on Thursday 16th May 12:57

FredericRobinson

3,851 posts

235 months

Thursday 16th May
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bud_bongo said:
We had our ferry booking confirmation email from TD which included reserved seating.
After viewing this thread I did a live chat with Brittany Ferries who then told me there's no reserved seating for our booking.
I've emailed TD but not hopeful they'll fix it.
At least they managed to get the actual crossing times correct although I can't say I've been too happy with the service so far as they also sent incorrect figures for the remaining balance etc.

Edited by bud_bongo on Thursday 16th May 12:57
Were the figures incorrect in their favour by any chance?

bud_bongo

26 posts

203 months

Thursday 16th May
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FredericRobinson said:
Were the figures incorrect in their favour by any chance?
How did you guess? hehe

FredericRobinson

3,851 posts

235 months

Thursday 16th May
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bud_bongo said:
How did you guess? hehe
The balance of the scales keeps tipping away from incompetence

RL17

1,322 posts

96 months

Thursday 16th May
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The bigger the company gets the less chance of personal service and possibly less care as staff are pressured to do other things etc

Still happy from the other side on the curves despite the dusty route in.

Becks2702

Original Poster:

43 posts

110 months

Thursday 16th May
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bud_bongo said:
We had our ferry booking confirmation email from TD which included reserved seating.
After viewing this thread I did a live chat with Brittany Ferries who then told me there's no reserved seating for our booking.
I've emailed TD but not hopeful they'll fix it.
At least they managed to get the actual crossing times correct although I can't say I've been too happy with the service so far as they also sent incorrect figures for the remaining balance etc.

Edited by bud_bongo on Thursday 16th May 12:57
You must be on a day crossing then as you have to have seat or cabin on night crossing!
How much in crossing extras have you been charged?
We have £200, they have told me that’s high vehicle and bike rack (last year we paid 110 extra and that included the cabin)


Becks2702

Original Poster:

43 posts

110 months

Thursday 16th May
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RL17 said:
The bigger the company gets the less chance of personal service and possibly less care as staff are pressured to do other things etc

Still happy from the other side on the curves despite the dusty route in.
Are you doing village on the curves or BSJ? Interested to hear what village is like?

RL17

1,322 posts

96 months

Friday 17th May
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Village on the Curves

Staff and team excellent, just at start of curves on inside so outside seating of bar marquee and part of camping area right next to track with sight through fencing. If want to go up on banking it’s 2 mins walk.

British beer and sterling bar with full catered or pay as you eat meals. Great toilets/showers etc. mini buses to and from circuit - East gate/tram and techno park, plus also did an extra cost trip to Indy/Arnage during race at night. Lots of Porsches as does a link up with PCGB. Lots of pre-erected tents and a glamping option. They may also do a second site now slightly away from the track.

Only drawback is dusty track a fairly long way round inside BSJ.

High demand there and costs have gone up as ACO have pushed everything up though.

Ben Jk

1,679 posts

169 months

Friday 17th May
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RL17 said:
Village on the Curves

Staff and team excellent, just at start of curves on inside so outside seating of bar marquee and part of camping area right next to track with sight through fencing. If want to go up on banking it’s 2 mins walk.

British beer and sterling bar with full catered or pay as you eat meals. Great toilets/showers etc. mini buses to and from circuit - East gate/tram and techno park, plus also did an extra cost trip to Indy/Arnage during race at night. Lots of Porsches as does a link up with PCGB. Lots of pre-erected tents and a glamping option. They may also do a second site now slightly away from the track.

Only drawback is dusty track a fairly long way round inside BSJ.

High demand there and costs have gone up as ACO have pushed everything up though.
We know someone who went with PCGB in 2022 and rated it. Dont think the location is quite as good though.

Midlifecrisis4

30 posts

63 months

Friday 17th May
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RL17 said:
Village on the Curves

Staff and team excellent, just at start of curves on inside so outside seating of bar marquee and part of camping area right next to track with sight through fencing. If want to go up on banking it’s 2 mins walk.

British beer and sterling bar with full catered or pay as you eat meals. Great toilets/showers etc. mini buses to and from circuit - East gate/tram and techno park, plus also did an extra cost trip to Indy/Arnage during race at night. Lots of Porsches as does a link up with PCGB. Lots of pre-erected tents and a glamping option. They may also do a second site now slightly away from the track.

Only drawback is dusty track a fairly long way round inside BSJ.

High demand there and costs have gone up as ACO have pushed everything up though.
Have to echo this...have previously pitched at Speedchills (blast from the past) at Bleu Sud and BSJ, TD at Porsche Curves and finally Lycian Village on the Curves (2022) and that really stood out in my book, just tipping Speedchills to the top spot. Really enjoyed not only the site itself but the whole booking process from beginning to end. We're invading again this year based purely on our previous visit and continued excellent comms with Lycian.


Edited by Midlifecrisis4 on Friday 17th May 07:31

Becks2702

Original Poster:

43 posts

110 months

Friday 17th May
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RL17 said:
Village on the Curves

Staff and team excellent, just at start of curves on inside so outside seating of bar marquee and part of camping area right next to track with sight through fencing. If want to go up on banking it’s 2 mins walk.

British beer and sterling bar with full catered or pay as you eat meals. Great toilets/showers etc. mini buses to and from circuit - East gate/tram and techno park, plus also did an extra cost trip to Indy/Arnage during race at night. Lots of Porsches as does a link up with PCGB. Lots of pre-erected tents and a glamping option. They may also do a second site now slightly away from the track.

Only drawback is dusty track a fairly long way round inside BSJ.

High demand there and costs have gone up as ACO have pushed everything up though.
Thanks that’s really helpful, I’ve registered interest for next year already.
My other half likes to be right near the track so we are limited on who to travel with haha
We also like the “private” sites/areas done general camping for a few years and don’t really want to go back to that.


Roast Beef Racing

1,173 posts

224 months

Friday 17th May
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Lycian Village on the Curves for us again this year. As has been said previously, excellent staff and booking experience, nothing too much trouble and very good comms. Facilities onsite are great and it's secure - just a LONG way to the action inside the main hub of the circuit.

But please, can we keep this quiet wink

Edited by Roast Beef Racing on Friday 17th May 11:49

Byker28i

62,619 posts

220 months

Friday 17th May
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BeeGT said:
De-lurk said:
Byker28i said:
Byker28i, apologies for being off topic, whereabouts is that tunnel at Les Hunaudières? Been down there loads and never spotted this.

TIA
Follow the outside of the track from the esses towards the tertre rouge corner and once at the bottom of the slope you'll see a ramp and steps on your right. This takes you under the track to the inside of the bend and the hunaudieres campsite at the bottom of the banking. There's also a handy and usually quieter exit/entry to the circuit which is useful for going to the Tertre Rouge bar.

Great map
Also if you cross to the inner circuit, old campsite side, the banking there is great to watch the cars, more so if you head left. Plus it's a 5 min walk fro the infield and all the car clubs displaying.

Byker28i

62,619 posts

220 months

Friday 17th May
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Midlifecrisis4 said:
RL17 said:
Village on the Curves

Staff and team excellent, just at start of curves on inside so outside seating of bar marquee and part of camping area right next to track with sight through fencing. If want to go up on banking it’s 2 mins walk.

British beer and sterling bar with full catered or pay as you eat meals. Great toilets/showers etc. mini buses to and from circuit - East gate/tram and techno park, plus also did an extra cost trip to Indy/Arnage during race at night. Lots of Porsches as does a link up with PCGB. Lots of pre-erected tents and a glamping option. They may also do a second site now slightly away from the track.

Only drawback is dusty track a fairly long way round inside BSJ.

High demand there and costs have gone up as ACO have pushed everything up though.
Have to echo this...have previously pitched at Speedchills (blast from the past) at Bleu Sud and BSJ, TD at Porsche Curves and finally Lycian Village on the Curves (2022) and that really stood out in my book, just tipping Speedchills to the top spot. Really enjoyed not only the site itself but the whole booking process from beginning to end. We're invading again this year based purely on our previous visit and continued excellent comms with Lycian.


Edited by Midlifecrisis4 on Friday 17th May 07:31
Didn't total disaters buy out Speed Chills, then close it? Loved the campsite at Blue Sud, and the food/facilities/beer was first class

Having had all the issues last minute last year with TD, and managing to switch to 1st tickets, their service was indeed first class, secure campsite on Blue Nord, good, wholesome food, and they'd put in a new footbridge as you walk into the circuit there, so easy access to everything.


Edited by Byker28i on Friday 17th May 15:01

BlindedByTheLights

1,319 posts

100 months

Friday 17th May
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Been with Travel Destinations to Porsche Curves twice, second time was a notable quality deterioration of the bar, food and entertainment. The private bank is nice but overall it is very pricey for what you get in my opinion.

Northcote67

168 posts

48 months

Friday 17th May
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They seemed to have stopped music a few years back after an episode where one of the attendees who was pretty drunk propositioned one of the staff who got very upset. The next nights entertainment never happened and I’ve never seen any entertainment arranged since.

BlindedByTheLights

1,319 posts

100 months

Friday 17th May
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Northcote67 said:
They seemed to have stopped music a few years back after an episode where one of the attendees who was pretty drunk propositioned one of the staff who got very upset. The next nights entertainment never happened and I’ve never seen any entertainment arranged since.
They had a terrible dj in 2022. Staff have been fun and great both times