Submitted by: Abelod Hahn
From Lille we constantly head for Tournai-Mans-Charleroi and Namor, then on to Arlon before receiving to Luxembourg, on the E42 and then onto the A4 route.
Luxembourg is the most affordable location in Europe to fill up with fuel, so a break here is normally welcomed. Based on how far you want to journey every day, preparing for overnight stops is required.
Low cost accommodation can be discovered on most routes and superior clean and fairly inexpensive accommodation features Accour hotels, B&B, Formula An individual hotels. Most hotels do a continental breakfast at a small cost.
The route via Luxembourg is simple and you can be through it in 1/2 hr to three/4 hr. We observed the route to Metz and Nancy to be the quickest and quickest route. It is plainly marked and easy to follow.
As soon as you are back again in France and heading for Metz, there is a shell out motorway, the E25, which presents an easy route to Strasbourg. There are alternative routes which go by way of Nancy and the St.Die tunnel to Selestat in the Alsace area of France, but we have skilled delays and very poor roads while applying this route.
It is an uncomplicated motorway method to and by way of the town of Strasbourg which is obviously marked all the way on a quite straight road and on to Selestat, Mulhouse/Basil towards Switzerland.
Due to the customs delays at the border, we often take a break at one of the over described hotels in purchase to have an early commence by Basil and into Switzerland.
On entering the Swiss border, there is a road tax which addresses your automobile for one particular 12 months and a coloured sticker is positioned on your windscreen. This is a expense of about ??25. You shortly realise why you have to shell out this fee as the roads by way of Switzerland are scenic, excellent and have many extended tunnels where delays are normal. The scenic regions are outstanding and you can also uncover great refreshment/wash/shower locations.
The ideal route from here is the A2 to Luzern and to head for the 15 mile extended tunnel at St.Gothard. It typically normally requires us one-2 hrs to get through the delays main to the tunnel. So be knowledgeable.
After coming out of the tunnel, the road heads as a result of the Italian sector of Switzerland and heads for Bellinzona, still on the A2 and on to the Swiss/Italian border at Como. On passing the border into Italy, the street changes to the A9 heading for Milan.
We identified the Italian drivers to be really impatient and repeatedly tail gate when flashing their lights and on a regular basis sounding their horns. Just smile and be affected person with them.
When you planned your route you should have made the decision on the most suitable Italian port to sail from. Our vacation spot is to the island of Kefalonia so we personally uncovered the Venice line to be most effective and by turning left on the Milan ring street onto the ‘pay’ motorway, the Venice route is plainly marked and on leaving the motorway at Mestre there is just a brief journey to the Venice dock location.
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