Motorhome trip in November to January. - Motorhome Forums, Motorhome Discussion, Motorhome Chat

User Tag List

 2Likes
  • 2 Post By autostratus
  • 2 Post By Webby1
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-08-2017, 08:44 Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
My Motorhome: I drive...
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thumbs up Motorhome trip in November to January.

Hello, I am new to this forum and am hoping to get some advice for travelling in a motorhome from Dusseldorf through to italy, across to Malta then back to the mainland and continue east. I am from rural Australia and am used to driving long distances, yet have not driven in a European winter. Am worried about ice/snow and everything else one can encounter. Am also wondering if there are places to store or park a motorhome for about a week in Pozzallo, Sicily or near the ferry terminal in Malta. Any advice would be much appreciated.
Panda69 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-08-2017, 09:30
Senior Member
 
rayc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Corfe Mullen, Wimborne Dorset
My Motorhome: Pilote 740C Sensation
Posts: 7,198
Thanks: 66
Thanked 219 Times in 198 Posts
Personal Aire
Quote:
Originally Posted by Panda69 View Post
Hello, I am new to this forum and am hoping to get some advice for travelling in a motorhome from Dusseldorf through to italy, across to Malta then back to the mainland and continue east. I am from rural Australia and am used to driving long distances, yet have not driven in a European winter. Am worried about ice/snow and everything else one can encounter. Am also wondering if there are places to store or park a motorhome for about a week in Pozzallo, Sicily or near the ferry terminal in Malta. Any advice would be much appreciated.
I would discount the idea of taking the MH to Malta. It will be expensive and campsites are few. Email: info@maltacampsite.com and I am sure they will be pleased to offer you advise.
http://www.maltacampsite.com/default.asp
rayc is online now  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-08-2017, 11:51
Senior Member
 
autostratus's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: NW Leicestershire (ex East Yorkshire)
My Motorhome: Elddis Autostratus EB
Posts: 13,218
Thanks: 21
Thanked 50 Times in 46 Posts
Personal Aire
I'm not sure Sicily should be on your list to visit as they are in the middle of an immigrant crisis with a massive influx this year from Africa.
Google for information.
trek and trek like this.

Gillian

I'm 84 now. Getting old is wonderful, when you consider the alternative.

Any fool can criticize, condemn, & complain. And most do.

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.”
Bernard M. Baruch



Member since 2003
autostratus is offline  
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-08-2017, 23:17 Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
My Motorhome: I drive...
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thank you rayc and autostratus. I was hoping that the Pozzallo ferry terminal may have secure parking where we could leave the Motorhome for a few days and go across to Malta. I will keep up with the situation in Sicily. I have an uncle in Malta who saw me when I was 18 months old so would like to meet him and other relatives on the islands. We're travelling in winter because my daughter wanted to experience a white Christmas. Any other information as to the driving side of things would be very much appreciated.
Panda69 is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-08-2017, 23:36
Senior Member
 
Webby1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Lancashire
My Motorhome: Adria Coral 690SP
Posts: 1,032
Thanks: 22
Thanked 54 Times in 54 Posts
We overwintered in Sicily last year......................did not see any immigrant crisis that would put us off going !!!!!!

You'll struggle to see a white Christmas so far south..............We had Christmas at Camp Luminoso in Punta Brocetta Sicily. My wife went from there to Pozzallo and took the ferry to Malta to visit a friend...........................motorhome costs were too expensive and nowhere to camp.

I believe there is a bus connection from Catania to Pozzallo and also from Catania there are excursions to Etna where you should certainly see snow.We drove up there and spent the night in the large car park surrounded by deep snow.

Peter and Carmel

Spooky travelled with us for 5 years and over 20,000 miles.He died aged 11 and is buried in Delphi in Greece.
Now that's a great age and a great adventure for a rabbit and I think he deserves a mention.

The best things in Life...........................are not Things !!

Life is really, really great …...........sometimes it's a bit sh*t............and then you die !!
Webby1 is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 13-08-2017, 03:02 Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
My Motorhome: I drive...
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thank you Webby1. I am hoping to get further north before Christmas. We are travelling from Düsseldorf at the start of December and pretty much spending a day or two in most places. We tried to hire one way yet coming up against walls there.
Panda69 is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 14-08-2017, 08:39
Senior Member
 
Webby1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Lancashire
My Motorhome: Adria Coral 690SP
Posts: 1,032
Thanks: 22
Thanked 54 Times in 54 Posts
I have attached our route plan and hopefully the campsite links still work. There should not be any weather problems on this route and the road has been recently improved south of Rome. Now there are a number of good stopovers on the way....................in a Volcano crater in Naples and of course a visit to Pompeii........................Matera and Alberobello are also fascinating places further inland.

It's a long way to travel just for the trip to Malta.................I did not mention that my wife had to spend an extra week in Malta as they cancelled the ferry because of the weather conditions (its a hydro something so susceptible to the weather)Perhaps a cheap flight at another time ??.

Just ask if you want any more info
Attached Files
File Type: pdf ROUTE TO GREECE.pdf (598.8 KB, 7 views)

Peter and Carmel

Spooky travelled with us for 5 years and over 20,000 miles.He died aged 11 and is buried in Delphi in Greece.
Now that's a great age and a great adventure for a rabbit and I think he deserves a mention.

The best things in Life...........................are not Things !!

Life is really, really great …...........sometimes it's a bit sh*t............and then you die !!
Webby1 is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 14-08-2017, 20:20
Senior Member
 
Webby1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Lancashire
My Motorhome: Adria Coral 690SP
Posts: 1,032
Thanks: 22
Thanked 54 Times in 54 Posts
Ignore the attachment to the post above which contains details of the whole journey. Anyone one know how to remove an attachment when posted.

Here is our route and stopping places as we travelled to Sicily and then to Greece.
Attached Files
File Type: pdf 2 TO GREECE.pdf (56.4 KB, 2 views)

Peter and Carmel

Spooky travelled with us for 5 years and over 20,000 miles.He died aged 11 and is buried in Delphi in Greece.
Now that's a great age and a great adventure for a rabbit and I think he deserves a mention.

The best things in Life...........................are not Things !!

Life is really, really great …...........sometimes it's a bit sh*t............and then you die !!
Webby1 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Motorhome Forums, Motorhome Discussion, Motorhome Chat forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome