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Message posted by fatscoleymo23/3/2017 at 5:05pm
Outfit:  1996 Lunar Planet Chiron.     Location:  Charente Maritime France
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Ally...longer drive than I have into Charente....about 15 miles for me...we are in the Charente Maritime..

Whereabouts in the Charente?

Steve

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Message posted by aliguth23/3/2017 at 5:26pm
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Steve we are going to Camping Devezeau at St. Angeau.


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Message posted by andyd7123/3/2017 at 6:04pm
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did st malo-bordeaux in one go thatwas too far


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Message posted by fatscoleymo23/3/2017 at 6:05pm
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About an hour west of where we live.

If you've not visited before, Verteuil-sur-Charente just north of St. Angeau is a lovely place - the baker there, right on the river,by the bridge, makes a very special Brioche.

Have a good holiday.

Steve

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Message posted by iank0124/3/2017 at 9:18am
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we get off the ferry at Santander and then intend to drive to a campsite near Logrono to stay over night. From there we are travelling 6 hours to Benicasim so have a whole day to do it.   
A lot further than we would normally travel, but scarcity of camp sites around Zaragoza is an issue otherwise out first stop would have been there. The campsite in Zaragoza is a municipal one and their charges are rather high for one night plus we get there after 6pm so a long drive after a night on a ferry.

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Message posted by DiPhil24/3/2017 at 5:27pm
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We always allow between 200 and 250 miles with one or two stops with a caravan.

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Message posted by 664DaveS25/3/2017 at 8:26pm
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Us too,leave overnight stop 0930-1030 ish, we aim to start looking for a night halt around 4pm.We also have a lunch stop.

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Message posted by bellringer1825/3/2017 at 9:41pm
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We did Calais to Millau in one go years ago never again.

Message posted by Bramidan25/3/2017 at 11:09pm
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We travel from Turkey to the Uk and are leaving Turkey on the 28th March. Longest day is the first day, some 7 hours, merely because it is difficult to find campsites on the Internet in Turkey so if I can find one that's open all year round close to our route then that's the one I go for.
Other than that we aim for about 5 hours or just over in a day, mind you we have a dog so we think it is unfair to just keep going.
We don't book ferrys or campsites because I don't want a white knuckle drive to get anywhere. Mind you we are retired so it really does not matter to us. As an example in September 2016 there was a Greek ferry strike, we were delayed 3 nights, 4 days. We put the awning up, first time ever, and had a mini holiday in San Marino and Italy. Absolute bliss, age does has its compensations!
I guess the watchword must be always remain in your comfort zone, sometimes you think I'll go a little bit further then you are setting up feeling irritable, is it worth it?

Message posted by SamandRose27/3/2017 at 1:22pm
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Last summer we planned an overnight stop in Calais and a second near Nancy en route to the Swiss Alps, which would have left journeys of between 250 and 300 miles each day. However, unforeseen delays in France meant that we were still in Calais 2 days later. We were so determined not to miss another day of our holiday that we got on the road at 6am, shared the driving and made the 550-mile journey to Switzerland in about 10 hours.

Not something that I suggest you plan for but needs must!

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Message posted by suechick4329/3/2017 at 10:31pm
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We get of the ferry and drive for one hour then stop for breakfast. We then take it in turns to driveto our destination. We aim to do 1/2 to 3/4 of the way and then stop for a few nights and have an adventure or too somewhere new. We then leave on the Saturday morning and miss all the holiday traffic (at the height of season). Again we take it in turns to drive.
Mind you we do bicker over who is going to drive off the ferry, as we both love that first drive into France early in the morning.
On the way back we just drive, sadly to the ferry, it takes about six hours with us swapping the driving. It seems harder to drive back than to go there unfortunately.
We find the worst bit is getting dehydrated whilst travelling and that can take it toll.

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