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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 24-10-2016, 14:53 Thread Starter
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Dawdling in the Dolomites

I know we've been back for a while, but I'm still putting posts on the blog.

The latest: http://charliedogcametoo.blogspot.co...omites_24.html

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Great stuff. We have done a few of the places in your blog. Love that area.


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It was a fabulous area. We'll definitely go back.
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Thank you for that Lesley, you are giving me wanderlust again. Must go next June.

One quick question if I may, I have a 7 metre Bailey Advance 665 (one of the "narrow" ones with a width of 2.346m). Do you think I would be OK on these roads?

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Our van is that size and ive never had a problem anywhere in the Alps. The road network is superb. Much easier than driving around Devon, Cornwall or parts of Scotland but lot higher.


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There were plenty of big vans around.

Here are a few photos from the top of passes to prove it. We certainly met plenty of buses and coaches bigger than your van!

You'd have to take care not to get into any of our sort of adventures where we randomly pick side roads that go up tiny roads in the dark and fog.

It really is a wonderful area, with great food and drink, great scenery and great architecture - all things we love, and we found lots of perfect wild camping spots, which suited us down to the ground.

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Thanks for posting the photos Lesley.

It's a long time since I drove through the Dolomites, down into Italy.

I really ought to return, or simply pass through on the way to Slovenia or Croatia.





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I wish you hadn't posted the photos Lesley, they make we want to leave today! Seriously though, thank you (and barryd) for your reassurance (and the photos). Although we aren't into wild camping we do have ACSI Card and will travel

Now to organise the route, probably to Innsbruck and through the Bremmer pass then out via the Lakes. It just gets better and better.

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I wish you hadn't posted the photos Lesley, they make we want to leave today! Seriously though, thank you (and barryd) for your reassurance (and the photos). Although we aren't into wild camping we do have ACSI Card and will travel

Now to organise the route, probably to Innsbruck and through the Bremmer pass then out via the Lakes. It just gets better and better.

David
Did you see my blog & photos on the lakes? We were there in 2011 and this year. I just loved the area, but them I've been rather struck by Italy for many years.

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They are beautiful
We didn't really do them justice this trip as we just drove through them
But they are magnificent even to drive through

We too love Italy

And God willing we will return there

But Spring I think we will stick to France on a shorter trip or on longer stays

Still recovering from Croatia
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