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1st AO Europe Run - Suggestions?

Right Folks get your thinking caps on there's a few of us looking at a run into europe later this year. Problem is there's a load of options for what we could do:

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1. Mallorca - This would involve running down across france, across the Pyrenees into Spain, getting a overnight Ferry from Barcelona to Palma (with a disco!) then spending 2-3 days going round the Island - 7 day Trip

2. Gorge Du Tarn - Milau Bridge - Mount Ventoux

Into France then round the roads of the Gorge Du Tarn then across the Milau Bridge - then up Mount Ventoux (awesome apparently) - 2-4 day trip

3. Stelvio Pass and that road which name escapes me (Davos?) 4 -5 Day

4. Nurburgring 2-3 day trip

5. Not Europe but the Isle of Man is another suggestion

6. Milan and Turin

7. Tour of Ireland

8. Alps

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Re: 1st AO Europe Run - Suggestions?

No 2 sounds interesting, not sure if I could get away but will keep an eye on this thread.
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Re: 1st AO Europe Run - Suggestions?

I'm thinking No.2 as well, shouldn't be too complicated to organise (famous last words) - just the return Eurostar / Ferry and the Hotels while we're there.
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I choose 1 or 2 personally!!
 
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I won't get a pass, but why not go to Milan and Torino?
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all of them!!
sorry but i cant choose between any of them
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I did something similar to 2 last year, was superb!

Great roads (although the GTA was starting to dislike the heat, and my wallet developed an attraction for petrol stations )
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all of them!!
sorry but i cant choose between any of them
Ok Ok but can you be a bit more specific?
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I won't get a pass, but why not go to Milan and Torino?
Good shout I'll add it to the list
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i suppose if i had to put then in order of preference then i would choose:

1st: Mallorca
2nd: Nurburgring
3rd: Davos to Stelvio
4th: Isle of Man
5th: The Bridge Tour
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Just had a quick look at Mallorca and it's not as far as I thought

from: Dover to: Port D'andratx mallorca - Google Maps

And it goes over the Millau bridge on the way!
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A round Ireland Trip



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What about The Algarve,my house should be big enough
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Mallorca it is then. whats the total mileage of that trip on the map?
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997 miles from dover (dunno if that includes the ferry - suspect it does)
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just under a thousand each way.
18 hrs drive!

Sounds good if the dates are right and the cash is in my pocket at the time.
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so thats a minimum of 2000 miles then? thats at least 7 tanks of fuel
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so thats a minimum of 2000 miles then? thats at least 7 tanks of fuel
And prob a cambelt
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Dont you be saying stuff like that

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Not to mention fuel (which will be a damn sight cheaper) when we're out there and ferry crossings

If we were to do it I'd say October
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Not to mention fuel (which will be a damn sight cheaper) when we're out there and ferry crossings

If we were to do it I'd say October
and i'd say that should not be a problem!
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id say thats not a problem either
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this is a great idea, just let me know the dates and I'll book them off from work and you can count me in
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This looks a good'un. I have got of my backside this year and booked a week in Italy, but not driving. I should have the funds to do another trip later in the year so if as suggested October is the time for this I am in!
 
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So we're proposing Mallorca via France and the Millau Bridge in October

Jolly Good * rushes off to find TomTom *

I'd say we're going to need to cover 400 miles a day with stops so we'll need to stop overnight once in France (maybe around Millau) then we can take the overnight ferry to Palma which leaves at 23.00 from Barcelona

In terms of accomodation for Mallorca - I've got an apartment out there which sleeps 4 and a Neighbours apartment which also sleeps 3-4 (which we can rent hopefully) - Plus other accomodation which I can sort out through people I know out there.

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