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theonecraw

theonecraw

aka Rioja
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Farnham, Surrey
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Cali now sold
So we are just back from our long weekend away in Lake Como. We managed to clock up 1620 miles in just under a week and stopped off twice on the trip down (Champagne and Lucerne) and back again (Saverne and Calais).

It was a fantastic experience and my biggest take-aways were:

1. The Cali is very comfortable. (We averaged 350 miles a day)
2. The Cali will get more than acceptable MPG even if you drive it quicker than you can in the UK. (Over 30 mpg going 130kph in France).
3. We did not see any police whatsoever on the roads.
4. Going over the mountains in Switzerland is a must.
5. Going through the tunnels under the mountains is quicker but not so much fun.
6. Pitch prices in France are really cheap.
7. Pitch prices in Switzerland are similar price to UK.
8. Lake Como is out of this world.
9. Have eaten far too much good food, especially cheese.
10. Need to bring back more wine next time. (We only managed about 40 bottles this trip).
11. We had all the travel essentials (high vis vests, booze testers, triangle) but never needed them.
12. The roads and driving etiquette in France was exceptional and made driving a pleasure. (we stuck to the toll roads).
13. Have plenty of Euro's for the French tolls and 40 Swiss Francs ready at the Swiss border for your motorway sticker.
14. Have a nice stock of food and drink in the van because the service stations on the motorways are quite expensive.
15. Lake Como is rock star all the way, we met Gino Di Campo and our friends bumped into Emma Watson.
16. The Lido at Lake Como is a fantastic place to unwind after a big drive.
17. Can't wait for our next trip to Lake Garda in August. The question is do we go through Switzerland or Germany????

For those interested we stayed here:
1. La Forge De Sainte Marie
2. Campingplatz Hort
3. Villa Del Balbianello, Lake Como, Italy & Villa Pizzo Cernobbio (For the wedding)
4. camping de laverne
5. Chateau Camping de la Bien Assise

Now back to work with a bump before our next trip...
 
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