transport by train
Her in doors is not to good on long journeys due to back problems, is it possible to ride to Dover or the like, put us, and the bike on a train to nice, have a ride round for a week, and return the same way????
what do you think?
Yes, this is possible, but it is VERY, VERY expensive - you have been warned!!
Here are some websites that will help you though, should you decide to go for it:
DB Autozug - Motorail Information
France Motorail (Raileurope)
Have you considerd getting your Lady to fly down to the South of France (there are some VERY cheap flights like Ryanair & Easyjet etc) You RIDE down and back, and join up with her in the south?? - you might find this is much cheaper than the train, and will give YOU a chance to have some solo 'blats'!!
ALSO if you perhaps stay in ONE place, (or perhaps limit to TWO different places) and book a hotel with jacuzzi or pool, for example, then ride out each day, that would give her a chance to relax her back & recover during the evenings.
This might not be as much touring as you want to do, but could be a good compromise for both of you, under the circumstances!!
Why don't you ride down and have the good lady fly down with Rynair or whoever?
Oops, just seen EW has made the very same suggestion - two mentions in four posts must make it worth considering.
What, not another jolly ?
Many thanks for the advice and ideas, I have seen on another thread they are taking about container transport, but i would assume this is for long distance such as ozzy or USA.
If I go for the solo blast to 'Nice' what sort on time would you think, from Calais? I would not want here enjoying herself without me, I no about the French!
IF you get an early ferry across, I reckon you could do it reasonably comfortably in 2 days, even using N1 roads rather than Autoroutes.
Gives a distance of approx 800miles and approx 11 hours to do it all in one hit if you use predominantly autoroutes. So it CAN be done, in a day, but I don't think that would be very enjoyable - your back would probably need time to recover, then!!
Calais > Nice is about 1300km . One to one and half days with autoroutes, two to three with N roads.
Last visit to F found that many N roads which have now been "replaced" with autoroutes have had blinky slow-you-down-roundabouts incorporated in them at a lot of towns.
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