European Road Trips - Collection of write ups & experiences

European Road Trips - Collection of write ups & experiences

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Roastie ITR

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482 posts

176 months

Sunday 16th December 2012
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I have seen an increase in the number of people asking about European road trips this last week & thought it would be a good idea if there was one central thread with links to write ups of peoples trips. I remember when I was researching for my trip it was hard to find a good write up & then I would always forget to bookmark it paperbag

So here are a few links to get us started:

My own write up
http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&a...

g3org3y
http://pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f...

chevronb37
http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&a...

DougieMc
http://www.pistonheads.co.uk/gassing/topic.asp?h=0...

Sevenman (link within the thread)
http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?t=121...

chevronb37
http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?t=120...

Anyone got anymore that they want to share???

jontymo

804 posts

122 months

Sunday 16th December 2012
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Allyc85

7,221 posts

158 months

Sunday 16th December 2012
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Here is mine from 2009.

http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=28&...

I want to go back so much!

SmilerFTM

828 posts

122 months

Sunday 16th December 2012
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There isn't a day goes by when I don't think of my trip coming up in June. I'm not sure I can handle reading these links, the anticipation and excitement is killing me.

SmilerFTM

828 posts

122 months

Sunday 16th December 2012
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There isn't a day goes by when I don't think of my trip coming up in June. I'm not sure I can handle reading these links, the anticipation and excitement is killing me.

plenty

3,369 posts

158 months

Monday 17th December 2012
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Here's my trip report from earlier this year.

http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=21&...

fivetenben

536 posts

142 months

Monday 17th December 2012
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A seasonably wintery one from me - a lap of the Baltic Sea in a Jaguar XJ6 last February.

http://www.bencoombs.net/page70.html

Crimefighter

152 posts

108 months

Tuesday 18th December 2012
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Great thread, seriously can't wait for my own trip....keeep 'em coming!

320touring

1,309 posts

171 months

Tuesday 18th December 2012
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  • scours other forums for his euopean adventures, and posts here until he can pap them on pistonheads and link to this thread*
ETA

Bmw e60 520i To the German GP in 2012
http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&a...


Me, my Bro and some mates (plus OH’s) doing a euro tour 2011
http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&a...


enjoy!

Edited by 320touring on Tuesday 18th December 13:59

plenty

3,369 posts

158 months

Tuesday 18th December 2012
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Hopefully Lancs Dave won't mind sharing this link

http://www.z4-forum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&am...

4pot

457 posts

196 months

Tuesday 18th December 2012
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Great idea, and nothing like wasting time reading someone else's road trip and pictures!

Here's mine from 2010, with a gaggle of Lotus and one Porka doing the 1955 Mille Miglia route.

http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&a...

Roastie ITR

Original Poster:

482 posts

176 months

Tuesday 18th December 2012
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Really enjoyed reading all those road trips guys, thanks for sharing. Def given me some ideas for my next Euro road trip (Misses wants to do a US road trip first).

Anyone got anymore?

320touring

1,309 posts

171 months

Thursday 20th December 2012
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I've been on at the Mrs to let me get a jag, and that I want to visit my Mate Erik in Norway..

you, sir, have just presented me with a fiendish plan!


Also, Applecross FTMFW!

Roastie ITR

Original Poster:

482 posts

176 months

Saturday 29th December 2012
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Loved reading about all the hire car adventures, very tempted to do something similar.

Anyway, here is another good well detailed writeup that I have just found of a group of 911's on a Euro road trip

http://www.jackals-forge.com/lotus/993/alpine2012/...

Edited by Roastie ITR on Saturday 29th December 17:49

Allyc85

7,221 posts

158 months

Saturday 5th January 2013
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This guy has some very good blogs and some really nice videos on youtube.

http://www.roadtrooper.com/

johnboy3

2 posts

107 months

Saturday 12th January 2013
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I intend making the road trip to ioannina in northern greece by way of calais luxembourg stuttgart innsbruk trieste rijeka dubrovnik and vlores avoiding tolls and motorways where feasible.We are a retired couple where time is not of the most importance and intend to start the journey sometime in May, we would also like to make the return trip back to calais from trieste via a more scenic route say taking in the italian lakes and mountains via the stelvio pass if poss and still avoid the dreaded toll and motorways where poss leaving trieste about end of june. any information from people who have done a similar route and advice would be greatly appreciated

Roastie ITR

Original Poster:

482 posts

176 months

Sunday 13th January 2013
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johnboy3 said:
I intend making the road trip to ioannina in northern greece by way of calais luxembourg stuttgart innsbruk trieste rijeka dubrovnik and vlores avoiding tolls and motorways where feasible.We are a retired couple where time is not of the most importance and intend to start the journey sometime in May, we would also like to make the return trip back to calais from trieste via a more scenic route say taking in the italian lakes and mountains via the stelvio pass if poss and still avoid the dreaded toll and motorways where poss leaving trieste about end of june. any information from people who have done a similar route and advice would be greatly appreciated
Hi Johnboy, looks like a very good trip that you have planned.

As for scenic routes back From Italy, I am happy to share the route that I took on the way back from my trip.

I see that you are interested in the Italian Lakes, I stayed at Garda for a couple of days, me & the wife really loved it there.
After Garda, I headed to Davos, this was via the infamous Stelvio Pass.
Then it was from Davos to Andermatt via the San Bernadino Pass, we also did the Furka & Grimsel passes the same day.
Then it was Andermatt to Baden Baden in Germany. We stopped off at Lucerne which is a lovely town, then we drove through the Black Forrest, the route we took was Wehr to Todmoos to Todtnau to Oppenau to Ruhestein and finally to Baden Baden.
From Baden to Baden we drove to the Nurburgring.
The final day was Nurburgring to home.

I hope that is of some help to you.



dgowenlock

20 posts

119 months

Sunday 20th January 2013
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SmilerFTM

828 posts

122 months

Saturday 26th January 2013
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The Crack Fox said:
I actually had not realised until I read your link that I had driven the highest roads in Wales, England and Scotland. I had a feeling when I was clicking on your link I might have done but before then it had not even crossed my mind.

pjac67

2,040 posts

224 months

Thursday 31st January 2013
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Roastie ITR said:
After Garda, I headed to Davos, this was via the infamous Stelvio Pass.
Then it was from Davos to Andermatt via the San Bernadino Pass, we also did the Furka & Grimsel passes the same day.
Then it was Andermatt to Baden Baden in Germany. We stopped off at Lucerne which is a lovely town, then we drove through the Black Forrest, the route we took was Wehr to Todmoos to Todtnau to Oppenau to Ruhestein and finally to Baden Baden.
From Baden to Baden we drove to the Nurburgring.
The final day was Nurburgring to home.

I hope that is of some help to you.
Thanks for this thread - hopefully planning a similar trip this June.