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Overlanding destination ideas?

Post by cHEROkeeV8 » Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:05 pm

Hey all

Got 12 days off in May so looking to go away for around a week.

Id like to go over the channel but where after that is a mystery. Do i go south to spain and into morocco or east to poland and possibly latvia? any other ideas?

Going with just me and dad in the one wagon so not doing anything too technical but maybe some light trails in the mountains etc. Also staying in europe is a plus as LPG is pretty common over there and very cheap in easten europe :)

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Post by Trenches and Tracks » Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:11 pm

...in europe is a plus as LPG is pretty common over there...
Hi Josh,
Just check on LPG in Spain before you set off, because it used to only available for vehicles registered for LPG with Spanish authorities,taxis or public service vehicles. Not sure if that still applies

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Post by Trenches and Tracks » Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:16 pm

Fogot to say, you will also need a set of European valve adaptors, as most Eurpean LPG outlets use a female fitting on the car side

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Post by littlejimny » Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:23 pm

Norway

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Post by kp nuts » Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:35 pm

Be carful with your lpg, I've driven to Sweden three times and it's not as easy as people make out, ditto France and Spain, personally my aim is the Pyrenees first then morocco before I die!!

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Post by landy rob » Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:42 pm

morocco seems to be a popular destination, every copy of lro seems to have a story of someone having been, I know I want to go there if I can get my 110 rebuild finished. I've ridden an r1150gs around the alps and the Pyrenees and personally I preferred the alps, better roads in the alps and they don't seem so narrow and scary, in a 4x4 I bet things could get quite hairy when you find the odd stray cow or goat. :o lurking around the bend :o

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Post by PJ_ » Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:43 pm

Alps - head to Grenoble then it's all up, we went to Monaco also
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Re: Overlanding destination ideas?

Post by cHEROkeeV8 » Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:46 pm

littlejimny wrote:Norway


would like to but i think LPG is scares or non existant up there.

id plan my route before hand to take acount of LPG stops etc. ive got a 240 miles range on LPG and 200 or so on petrol.

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Post by kp nuts » Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:51 pm

Happy to lend you my connectors I have them all, wish I was coming!

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Re: Overlanding destination ideas?

Post by ratrace » Fri Mar 21, 2014 5:20 am

i off to Portugal this year again but u need a full 2 weeks to that job

Morocco min of 2 weeks but 3 weeks better, u are not rushing

Alps between France and Italy are very good and u can do that in a week

Pyrenees can be done in a weeek

Corsica also can be done as well

check http://www.everytrail.com/ for some ideas

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Re: Overlanding destination ideas?

Post by gswalton » Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:41 am

The Alps is nearer than the Pyrenees and well worth a visit, lots to see and do
As Ratrace says both can be done in a week and I also done Corsica last year in 9 days but that mega bucks due to the ferry and very hard to find information on.

The Alps in my opinion is far more dramatic than the Pyrenees, trails in the Alps can be alot narrower and along drops on thousands of feet, it is definitely not for the faint hearted, that's if you use those trail.

probably one of the worst/best in the alps is 'la piste du Marguareïs' (google it for images) and this is probably one of the steepest - https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10 ... =3&theater

In the Pyrenees it is different its different, most is easy but there is some very interesting and challenging trails with deep washouts.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =3&theater
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =3&theater
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10 ... =3&theater

the other main difference between the 2 is the Alps is busy, the Pyrenees you can travel all day and not see anyone, one trail I use is over 1 1/2 days long with a short 1/2 mile road section, no fuel stations (I need roof cans of fuel to make it in mine) then your meet the police on the Andorrain border, although i think there their due to a village shoot out/assassinations a while ago.

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Re: Overlanding destination ideas?

Post by gswalton » Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:45 am

one thing I forgot to say is the long tunnel route is now closed as the tunnel has collapsed
you can see go up and down but its same way in and out only which is a real bummer as it was a great route

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Post by Trenches and Tracks » Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:15 pm

Have you decided where to go yet?

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Re: Overlanding destination ideas?

Post by ratrace » Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:15 pm

Better hurry up, he is leaving next month

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Re: Overlanding destination ideas?

Post by cHEROkeeV8 » Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:23 pm

looking like France, Germany, Czech republic, and Poland

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