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Message started by philmountains on Jan 6th, 2013 at 10:43pm

Title: Re: Ferry/Spain/France/Eurotunnel
Post by philmountains on Mar 16th, 2013 at 1:28pm
Now I,m back here in the sunny UK LOL!!!! thought I would do a bit of a update on my return home journey.
I left Tortosa and headed for Lerida on the C230 then joined free A2 then the C25-C16 to stopped at berga were I slept in the van that night,the following early morning woke up to light snow :o  drove through the Cadi tunnel around 12 euros then onto  Puigcerda and the Tunnel de Puymorens around 13.50 Euros were leaving the tunnel conditions were a bit scary with snow this was before daybreak around 7am but crept in behind a Artic who made good tracks and was driving nice and slow made my way to Ax Les Thermes after this it was basically  a blast up France with only a few slight mistake re-roads toll/non toll and got up to around Blose ? were again I slept in back of van "for a few hour it was freezing in back,moved into front for rest of that horrendous night, this was the day France stopped, miles upon miles of wagons stranded roads which were covered with ice and snow  really bad conditions which I was totally not expecting so far up France spent miles and miles behind the wheel struggling with the GPS to find any roads that were not closed but managed through pigheadedness to make my way up to Lisieux ,I was a day early and had planed to go and see some of the WW2 sites on the Normandy coast so that night booked a very nice and reasonable hotel "premier Classic" in the town,  38 euros inc breakfast not that cheap :P but boy was that hot shower good and the bed felt like sleeping on feathers with the usual french breakfast 4.90 euros the day before I paid 2.60 for a "Grand" cafe au lait at the services "plastic cup of crap" anyway on the hole would defiantly use this route again was  being used by many large  wagons and the Andorra traffic, so poss more suited to heavy/loaded up to the roof vans  traveling down from the UK ,   defiantly faster/direct than the Milau bridge route.
I would also like "IF" i ever can manage to afford it try route pondgirl,s suggested route through the Vielha tunnel and up dont think this the N230 would be as" kind" to the van as my return route though.
all the best to you all

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