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07-05-2018 13:56
powerplus hi all

i have been following this with interest

im looking at traveling by ferry from barcelona to italy (just above rome) then driving across italy and getting a ferry to greece from ancona

does this sound a sensible route as im not so keen on italy and worried about the rough roads

barry
06-05-2018 19:44
aldra
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Originally Posted by barryd View Post
Everyone flocks to Garda Sandra. It is stunning but its like the Windermere of the Italian lakes, everybody goes there. Most will be busy of course mid summer but there are plenty of others to choose from and some smaller less well known ones further up into the mountains like Barcis. We had a ride round some of Garda in 2012 on the bike and it was heaving (August). Not much fun. The Sostas were expensive and rammed, I dread to think what life on a campsite would be like.
Yea

But we were shoting home

And we expect shall we say less than what we want
Windermere?

Well parts are great, but on the whole as we donít like commercialisation itís not for us

It is for many, and for those itís perfect

Tastes vary so much

So many happy faces around lake Garda

And we were lucky to get a pitch even out of season

And if Iím honest, pitch, showers, electric hookup , a short walk to the lake where the hound can swim to work off his energy

And save our knees

It ainít that bad


Sandra
04-05-2018 22:56
barryd
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Originally Posted by GMJ View Post
Nice photos but a real shame as I quite like Pink Floyd!



Graham
Yeah so do I but to be fair that was recorded on a fifty quid guitar using a laptop in the back of the van.
04-05-2018 20:26
GMJ
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But the Italian Lakes, Alps and the Dolomites are fantastic. There is something magical about cruising around Lake Maggiore on a hot sunny summers day on the scooter, getting up in the mountains and then wandering around the lake front at Cannobio for a drink or three in the evening. Fantastic. I love Lake Orta as well. The town is stunning and we had a fantastic time rowing out to the little island and sneaking onto one of the private villas little beaches / jetties when nobody was home.

I loved the Dolomites in mid summer 2012 and you can easily escape the crowds of the likes of Lake Garda even in mid summer. Cracking Sosta at Lake Barcis and an even better free one up at Sauris.

I forgot I made a slide show of those areas a while back.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGeMuTbz85E
Nice photos but a real shame as I quite like Pink Floyd!


















Graham
04-05-2018 19:49
icer Ray,

Pre sat Nav days, with a rig like that you were king of the road, who cares what they think !!

Did you have one of those train horns? That would make them take notice!

It's really busy now, If you hesitate they are in, it is like a circus, you have to be intimidating otherwise they will run all over you.

you will keep moving backwards in traffic and get frustrated, push snd they will give. Law of the road.

Ian
04-05-2018 19:20
barryd
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Originally Posted by aldra View Post
Weíve yet to do the lakes , we skipped them last time

Other than lake Garda, which really wasnít our scene

Very commercialised

Even in Oct

But the hound could swim in the lake

But even out it season crowds walked the paths, with bags full of shopping

The campsite as all, very much a formal campsite , rule dominated

As they could be

Because they are full and scarcely a bit between them

And to be fair in holiday mode

Not quite hidi hi

But close

And we just wanted to walk in peace along the lake

But to be fair many smiled at the hound from hell as he swam, shook and soaked us

Sandra
Everyone flocks to Garda Sandra. It is stunning but its like the Windermere of the Italian lakes, everybody goes there. Most will be busy of course mid summer but there are plenty of others to choose from and some smaller less well known ones further up into the mountains like Barcis. We had a ride round some of Garda in 2012 on the bike and it was heaving (August). Not much fun. The Sostas were expensive and rammed, I dread to think what life on a campsite would be like.
04-05-2018 19:13
aldra Weíve yet to do the lakes , we skipped them last time

Other than lake Garda, which really wasnít our scene

Very commercialised

Even in Oct

But the hound could swim in the lake

But even out it season crowds walked the paths, with bags full of shopping

The campsite as all, very much a formal campsite , rule dominated

As they could be

Because they are full and scarcely a bit between them

And to be fair in holiday mode

Not quite hidi hi

But close

And we just wanted to walk in peace along the lake

But to be fair many smiled at the hound from hell as he swam, shook and soaked us

Sandra
04-05-2018 18:55
HurricaneSmith
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Originally Posted by raynipper View Post
Great Ian. Try that in a 36ft. RV with a car on the back pre sat nav days.
Every signpost had the same town pointing both ways and if you dare slow to try and work it out you are immediately hooted, screamed and gestured at.
And shopkeepers will shut the door in your face when they decide to close.
Keep it.

Ray.


I'd quite forgotten about the duplicate signing. Back in 1971 I got completely lost trying to get out of Foggia. The only way I did it in the end was by ignoring the signs and steering by the sun.

It's sometimes not great these days with a sat nav. Whilst driving through the complex road system around Genoa, the sat nav 'vehicle' icon kept jumping from correct road to incorrect road. The only way forward was to ignore the sat nav and steer by the sun.

Some things never change.

.
04-05-2018 18:14
barryd But the Italian Lakes, Alps and the Dolomites are fantastic. There is something magical about cruising around Lake Maggiore on a hot sunny summers day on the scooter, getting up in the mountains and then wandering around the lake front at Cannobio for a drink or three in the evening. Fantastic. I love Lake Orta as well. The town is stunning and we had a fantastic time rowing out to the little island and sneaking onto one of the private villas little beaches / jetties when nobody was home.

I loved the Dolomites in mid summer 2012 and you can easily escape the crowds of the likes of Lake Garda even in mid summer. Cracking Sosta at Lake Barcis and an even better free one up at Sauris.

I forgot I made a slide show of those areas a while back.

04-05-2018 16:04
raynipper Great Ian. Try that in a 36ft. RV with a car on the back pre sat nav days.
Every signpost had the same town pointing both ways and if you dare slow to try and work it out you are immediately hooted, screamed and gestured at.
And shopkeepers will shut the door in your face when they decide to close.
Keep it.

Ray.
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