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post #31 of 33 (permalink) Old 04-12-2015, 15:55
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Go for it, I say

Sounds like a great adventure and if you and your motor are up for it...why not A few days of pain order to maximise your holiday....

Mways in France can be expensive though but worth it if you want to make progress.

Take plenty of tunes/coffee/pop/pork pies etc to sustain you on the drives

...and that first beer at the end of an 8 hour driving day...that's gotta taste nice

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If you fancy going to Portugal (and back) in 3 weeks, then go for it!
Only you can know your driving capability and therefore how long it will take each way. Your advantage is going solo as you can stop for an evening meal and then drive another 3 or 4 hours if you want to. Or you can turn in early and rise at 5 and get a couple of hundred km done before breakfast, while the roads are quieter.
We just had two and a half weeks in Spain and I found it a little bit frustrating that my wife wanted to hit planned overnight stops by 5pm. Back in the spring I did Oslo and back in 6 days driving solo - no problem in a new motorhome.
One's approach rather depends on whether the trip is about the journey or the destination.
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Blimey Leffe! Its way too far for 2-3 weeks unless you really love sitting behind the van wheel all day long. I was away four and a half months this year and never got that far.


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