May 11, 2008
Shall I meet you guys in EuroTunnel? Going from London...
We should meet in the terminal bit, where the shops are, then all go in convoy lol! "Sorry mate, you cant go in that carriage, Audi only"
Sounds good to me, ill pm you closer to the time to confirm things
I think that is a good idea.
If we want to be on the same shuttle we well need a ticket with the same letter, which means meeting before we go through the main gates, at the service station i recon would be best like last time.
Yeah your right Alex. I'll try not to fly past it this time
This might help you chaps.
Envious of your plans - enjoy!
Cheers mitch! Do they do group buys?
Count me in for this too - thought i may be going away but not looking that likely anymore.
Yeah im gonna swap grilles while he's not looking
Welcome aboad S3izzo, So can we put you in the defo list or on the fence?
Penciled into diary - need to read up on the whole thread to get the jiist but you can put me in the defo list (unless anything drastic happens i'm there)
Err, not yet, sorry guys, been really busy, I *should* be free tonight to plan everything...
Amazing! I can't wait!!!
Have a super time you guys. I'm sure you'll enjoy the driving.
I'm off to Germany (mosel Valley) for a week and then on for a further week in Switzerland (near Davos) on the 14 June. It cannot come soon enough.
With regard to the Vignette - it very easy to purchase one as you cross the border. When I cross on the A5 at Basel it only takes a couple of minutes and you don't even have to get out of the car!
Ok guys, here is what I'm thinking:
10:00h leave Guildford to Folkstone
12:00h leave Folkstone to Calais on eurotunnel
12:45h leave Calais to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
21:00h get to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Hotel Chris-tal http://www.expedia.co.uk/pub/agent.dll/qscr=dspv/nojs=1/htid=1116736
Hotel Du Bois http://www.expedia.co.uk/pub/agent.dll/qscr=dspv/nojs=1/htid=889384
Hôtel Les Campanules http://www.expedia.co.uk/pub/agent.dll/qscr=dspv/nojs=1/htid=1741350
Hotel Beau Site http://www.expedia.co.uk/pub/agent.dll/qscr=dspv/nojs=1/htid=1783471
09:00h leave Chamonix-Mont-Blanc for Davos (D1506, 9/E62, 19, 13/E43, 28)
15:00h leave Davos to Stelvio (28 (via Fluelabach), 27, 28, SS41, SS38)
17:30h leave Stelvio to Bormio (SS38)
18:30h get to Bormio
Albergo Quarto Pirovano http://www.expedia.co.uk/pub/agent.dll/qscr=dspv/nojs=1/htid=2012967
Grand Hotel Bagni Nuovi http://www.expedia.co.uk/pub/agent.dll/qscr=dspv/nojs=1/htid=1550235
Hotel Baita dei Pini http://www.expedia.co.uk/pub/agent.dll/qscr=dspv/nojs=1/htid=1787491
09:00h leave Bormio to Mesocco (tomtom it)
12:00h leave Mesocco to Hinterrhein (13 (not 13/E43) - San Berardino pass)
12:30h leave Hinterrhein to Calais
22:00h leave Calais to Folkstone on eurotunnel
22:45h drive home/get hotel/crash at mine...
These are very approximate times, I'll work them out exactly if everone is happy with the above. Does anyone have a problem with us leaving on Friday morning? if so we can leave a day later (or Friday night maybe) but get back very late on the Monday.
The hotels might be a bit of an issue, in that we might end up in 2 or 3 different hotels depending on availability, but they are all in the same areas.
Does anyone have any comments/suggestions/questions?
Mr Alex Green aka Maximillion Cooper... excellent once again for the organisation... sounds sweet and mouth watering just thinking about it.
As for me not a defo yet still deciding... Got a mate who probs will come too with his RS4 if he can sort out his cover for work.
Fingers crossed i can go.... esp after our last experience.
hope so too!
Google maps/earth is good to check the route. Especially google earth, you can see the awesome mountains and roads in 3D!
That is a good plan!!
I will decide next week if I am up to.. I might prefer to be windsurfing in Portugal.
If I decide to go I will join you only on the first two days, Sunday I take my route to monaco, Nice, Barcelona and then Porto as I am on holiday I might take the entire week driving about...
But possibly I will be windsurfing instead... I have to make up my mind yet...
Wind surfing?! pa! nothing compared to Audisportball 2000!!
Plan looks good, can someone give me a rough figure for the petrol costs? As this will be the biggest bill of the weekend im just trying to plan my finances in advance.
ok so totalling my figures up for 2 people im estimating a sum of around £1200, is this fairly accurate? This is based on:
1. £150 hotels
2. £200 Eurotunnel
3. £150 spending money
4. £100 insurance (for my codriver) and european breakdown cover (£45)
5. £20 vignette
6. £600 petrol (im getting 35MPG at the moment so i may spend slightly less than the 8P's on fuel)
It will be a lot less than that mate, I recon including everything < £900, my first trip to the verdon gorge was around 1900 miles and two nights in a hotel - worked out at about £350 per person (me and a co-driver) so around £700 total.
I'll work it out later...
The route above adds up to 1770 miles, so say 1800 at 24mpg = 75 Gallons = 340 litres = about £400.
Ouch, so add another £140 odd on there.
Great, £900 does sound more reasonable! Im really looking forward to this now, the only thing holding me back is my codriver, but if he backs out im sure there's others who'd love to come
Ill just have to drive really sensibly on the way down then lol
It'll be well worth it too! Trust me, this is going to be amazing!!
Drive like a total granny an you'll do 600 miles in a tank and a half :thumbsup: Although I don't think I've ever got more than 320 miles out of a tank! But I don't give the S an easy time!
Bloody hell, i must drive like a real nerd, im getting 400-420 on a regular basis, dont worry guys ill do my best to keep up lol
jamiekip + another S3? + an R32?
My mate Steve in his MR2
siu00adg + my mate Adam
S3 Big Andy
mitch78 + mate Bob
I've just sent a mail to everyone on the list asking whether they can confirm if they can come or not.
We have plently of time, but it would be good to finialise the plan as soon as possible making sure everyone is happy with it.
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