Europe Road Trip via Monaco GP - Pics

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Europe Road Trip via Monaco GP - Pics

Post by gallaghb » Mon Jun 02, 2014 1:31 pm

Just thought I would share some pictures of a trip I have just returned from in the Z. 11 nights in total including the drive to and from Nice, where we stayed for 5 nights and went to the Monaco Grand Prix from there.

On the drive down to Nice we went via Black Forest + an Autobahn in Germany, Alps in Switzerland then Italy. Drove via Monaco on way to Nice on the Friday and drove round some of the track that was open.

On way back we stayed in Dijon but drove there via some passes in the French Alps. Then did last 2 nights in Bruges.

2,100 odd miles in total and absolutely loved it!

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Post by Sim_Simma » Mon Jun 02, 2014 1:35 pm

Mooaaar! Sounds amazing would love to do that. Bet it cost a few bob though!
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Post by bradmarsh1989 » Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:18 pm

I would give my left testicle to do a trip like that... total cost and route??
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Post by -Tom- » Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:22 pm

That looked awesome. Cheers for posting the pics. Did the car behave?

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Post by Machine monkey » Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:23 pm

Indeed not sure if i would part with one of the boys :rofl:

But it dose look loads of fun :thumbsup:
My little blue zed is in lots of bits. With lots of things started and not many finished! I may have found the limits of my time and ability!!

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Post by gallaghb » Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:59 pm

Yes, car was perfect! I tempted fate and bought £50 worth of euro breakdown cover but didn't need it.

This was more or less the route I did - Link
I would do different roads over the Swiss Alps but a lot of them don't open until mid June. We went 22nd May I think so had to take the lower passes which were open. It also rained heavily when we did those so all the pics are of the French Alps.

I haven't really totalled it up / don't want to! But probably £3 - £3.5k, which for 11 nights I don't think is too bad. Must be around £400 on fuel alone.
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Post by Woots » Mon Jun 02, 2014 3:10 pm

Awesome shots!!!

Especially the redbull past the yachts!
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Post by Dale_B » Mon Jun 02, 2014 4:14 pm

It's great to see write ups like this on the forum. Fantastic pics, pleased you enjoyed it.

Like many others, would love to do something similar one day :driving:

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Post by marchantsuk » Mon Jun 02, 2014 4:53 pm

Nice, and very jealous :thumbsup:
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Post by TonyP » Mon Jun 02, 2014 5:23 pm

I was offered the opportunity of doing something like this & would have been this month as it happens, an ex-colleague of mine asked me to go as part of a group & the only stipulation was that the car had to be a convertible, I know there was a Boxter, a couple of MG's and another Z4 going.

Reluctantly I had to decline because we have a teenager that is a bit too young to leave behind for a week.

Looks like an amazing trip & I'm completely envious :)

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Post by Zeddicus » Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:14 pm

Thank you for sharing the pictures; great landscapes and beautiful car :thumbsup:
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Post by flimper » Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:18 pm

Very jealous, although not sure I could stump up that kind of £££. Love it :thumbsup:
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Post by Big Red Cat » Mon Jun 02, 2014 8:09 pm

Great pics, planning to do an Alpine trip next year can't wait now.
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Post by R3AP4R » Mon Jun 02, 2014 8:15 pm

Hi

I want a wife that would tolerate this type of holiday :thumbsup: :driving: Mine insists on a pool and 90+ temps! :cry: :cry: :cry: i would trade it for this!

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Post by domsz4 » Mon Jun 02, 2014 8:23 pm

nice route i really want to go to europe in the Z or westy but as the mrs wont get in either im screwed.
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