Mentioned in the festivalofspeed thread..
Am going on hols, driving around Europe.
Looking for any advice folks can give on what I should bring, do, etc..
Sat morning get ferry from Rosslare to Fishguard and drive down to Folkestone in the UK
Sun morning get chunnel to Calais and the drive up to Brugge, stay there and see the sights
Tue morning drive from Brugge down to Kempten in south Germany, stay in area, visit Fussen, Schloss Neuschwanstein, etc.
Thu morning drive from Kempten through austria/switzerland/lichtenstein to Milan
Sat morning drive from Milan to Lyon (via Monaco, Cannes, etc).
Mon morning drive from Lyon to Tours
Wed morning drive from Tours to Cherbourg and catch ferry home.
Not including Limerick to Rosslare - >3000km of a drive.
Have checked car insurance - all covered.
Got my AA cover sorted..
Got my vest, triangle, spare bulbs & fuses.
Anything else I've missed?
Do I need to get those sticker things for lights or anything else?
Nice route Rik, sounds epic. I visited Brugges a couple of years ago, great place but it's small enough. If you've spare time, take a train to Brussels and visit AutoWorld museum, some really cool and interesting cars there.
If you're driving up the west coast of France to Belgium, Honfleurs and Etretat are nice palces to visit. Word of warning, stay away from Le Harve...
Drove around Switzerland in a rented Mondeo before with some friends, wicked scenery. Notable towns Luzern, Bern, Interlaken. We drove from Interlaken up to the Rhone Glacier on some of the best roads I've been on. Cooked the brakes in the Mondy though!
The glacier was unreal. They've drilled into it so that you can walk inside and there are caverns where they hold receptions. One of the coolest things I've ever done (pun unintended).
Visited Salzburg last November and enjoyed it (especially the brewery), loads to see and do, but if you're heading in that direction, you should try take a detour through Munich to the Olympic village. Great spot and it has BMW World and Museum beside it. When I was there they had the Art Cars on exhibition. My brother was with me and isn't remotely into cars (not sure where we got him) but even he thought it was class.
Monaco is awesome, spent 24 hours there one summer and it was the best car/yacht/chick spotting experience ever. They do Ferrari hires down by the harbour where you can drive a 360/430 (can't remember which) for an hour around the streets. I only spotted it when I was leaving on a bus, was gutted, even though I was a broke student, I would have shelled out for such an experience.
When you're leaving Tours for Cherbourg, if you have time to divert by St. Malo and Mont St. Michel, especially Mont St. Michel, you won't be disappointed if you like dramatic views and architecture.
Will you visit Alfa when in Milan?