Route home from Monza

Route home from Monza

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Andy_vx

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304 posts

129 months

Thursday 6th September 2012
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Hi all, i'm currently on a road trip trough Europe which has included Belgium for the Spa GP, Germany, Austria and now we're in Italy for the Italian GP at Monza.

We plan to leave Monza Sunday night and start making our way north, we have to be in Dunkirk on Wednesday night for the ferry. We're not sure on a good route home from Monza. We know we've got to cover about 750 miles in 3 days in a VX220! So we don't want to spend too much time travelling, we wanted to include some nice roads, maybe Mont Blanc, we're not sure whether to go through France or just back up through Germany!

Any advice will be very much appreciated!

Andy.

chilistrucker

4,334 posts

95 months

Thursday 6th September 2012
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i've only ever done the main roads on this route, as i'm always in the lorry.
the a4 out of milan heading for the blanc, is just another dull motorway.
the run up to "the blanc" sorry truckers talk, used to be awesome, but its now all been updated and when your getting closer t "the blanc" its all tunnels. great engineering, and good for me keeping some speed on, but very boring. i'm sure if you look into it, you can still get off at aosta, and take the old road to the top of "the blanc"
once out of "the blanc" i love the first bit of the french side. run down the mountain is great, even on the main road, watch outfor the rainbow wall on the "ski slope". once it levels out at the bottom, the autoroute is still great, the scenery on the, "white motorway" as its known is stunning, always 1 of my fave journeys to make. to me, "namur" always looks worth a stop, there is a lake that you can see from the motorway at the bottom of the valley. well i can from the wagon, not so sure in the vxbiggrin
if i'm right, there is a shell garage by the lake, possibly with a cafe/restaraunt that i always thought looked worth a stop. from there the autoroute is still a nice drive, untill just around the bourg en bresse and macon area. from there, its the only road i'd class as more dull than the m4 at night, and thats saying something. but you can jump off at bourg/macon and do the nationals, but couldn't advise on a good route as in the wagon we stick to the autoroutes for time.

qualityscrew

503 posts

207 months

Friday 7th September 2012
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This is my preferred route, having done it several times over three of the best passes, St Gotthard, Furka and Grimsel.

Monza over Swiss passes

G Man

4,034 posts

204 months

Friday 7th September 2012
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[quote=qualityscrew]This is my preferred route, having done it several times over three of the best passes, St Gotthard, Furka and Grimsel.

Yep, head to Andermatt do the major passes then to either up the route des la cretes or the B500 through the Black Forest North

rob.e

2,833 posts

222 months

Wednesday 12th September 2012
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qualityscrew said:
This is my preferred route, having done it several times over three of the best passes, St Gotthard, Furka and Grimsel.

Monza over Swiss passes
Liking that route a lot. I need to drive down from uk to stresa (italian lakes) so that looks to be a great map for me too. Thanks!


danyeates

7,247 posts

166 months

Thursday 13th September 2012
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This is the route my brother and I ended up taking back, via Furkapass and Grimselpass. It was an amazing drive back! Stayed in a couple of really nice hotels, which I’ve put on the route as well.

http://goo.gl/maps/WZdI7

Grimselpass…..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8P-ximvb3c&fea...

rob.e

2,833 posts

222 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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danyeates said:
This is the route my brother and I ended up taking back, via Furkapass and Grimselpass. It was an amazing drive back! Stayed in a couple of really nice hotels, which I’ve put on the route as well.

http://goo.gl/maps/WZdI7

Grimselpass…..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8P-ximvb3c&fea...
Thanks Dan.

What's that hotel like in Mulhouse? Any good? That'd be the ideal mid-way stop off on my trip.