Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > 4 wheels > 4WD Overland TRAVEL

4WD Overland TRAVEL NON-technical 4WD TRAVEL forum, for subjects specific to TRAVEL with FOUR wheeled vehicles.
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

Overlanders Handbook - everything you need to know, available NOW!

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 31 Oct 2005
geokobbi's Avatar
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Posts: 98
Driving time London - Gibraltar area

Hi guys

How many days will it take me to drive from London down to Gibraltar? I have two kids onboard, so I can't drive during the night time.

What is the approx. distance down there?

Jakob


------------------
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 31 Oct 2005
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Italy
Posts: 17
Hi,

If you go to viamichelin.com/

You can enter your leaving town and your destination and it will give you a very exact route, timing and even fuel consuption and toll costs.

It takes a couple of days to get to Tarifa if you go from uk/dover-Calais and down thru France and the centre of Spain.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 31 Oct 2005
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: UK
Posts: 943
It can be done in 2 days but that is probably unwise with the kids! three days is achievable. We did it in three days esilly (more like 2 1/2) in a suzuki sj, and they aren't exactly quick. Share the driving though, it's as boring as hell!! better to take a bit of time and run through the mountains in spain. much nicer and only adds 1/2 to 1 day

Andy
101 Ambie
TLC H60
moggy minor traveller!
www.plymouth-dakar.com
__________________
1990 Landcruiser H60. Full rebuild completed 2014
2012 Hilux, mountain top and bedrug with GG AT2s
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 31 Oct 2005
geokobbi's Avatar
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Posts: 98
Thanks for the info.

I knew I could count on you gues.

Jakob


Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 1 Nov 2005
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Wiltshire,UK
Posts: 256
My parents drove down to our place in Tarifa last year, think it took them about 2 1/2 days (they didn't drive at night much either), although they were in a volvo V70 Td, not a rattly land rover like i will be!

think it was about 1500 miles. As the crow flies (from my GPS) it's 1009 miles from Tarifa to Swindon.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 1 Nov 2005
Matt Cartney's Avatar
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland
Posts: 1,351
I concur the 2/3 day thing. 3 days is probably comfier in a landy.
Matt
__________________
http://adventure-writing.blogspot.com

http://scotlandnepal.blogspot.com/

*Disclaimer* - I am not saying my bike is better than your bike. I am not saying my way is better than your way. I am not mocking your religion/politics/other belief system. When reading my post imagine me sitting behind a frothing pint of ale, smiling and offering you a bag of peanuts. This is the sentiment in which my post is made. Please accept it as such!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 1 Nov 2005
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Wilts, UK
Posts: 17
I recently went down to Algeciras (nearby) from Salisbury via Dover-Calais/Paris/Northern Spain etc.

It took me three days on a motorbike and to be fair, the journey was fairly dull.
I had to get down to Algeciras to get over to Morocco, so couldn't use the back roads etc it was motorway all the way sticking to about 70 - 80mph.
I wouldn't want to do it over a shorter period and if you have plenty of stops, it shouldn't be too bad for the children over three days.

Make sure you have lots of games for them to play and are you prepared for the "are we there yet" comments every 30 minutes :-)

Have fun,
Simon

Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 6 Nov 2005
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Southern England
Posts: 204
Done it several times in a 300 Tdi defender, once in 2 days, but 3 is better unless you want to be at the wheel 12 hrs+ per day.

Andrew
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 19 Nov 2005
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: London
Posts: 144
Did Carcassone to Calais in a very long day in august...after Cadiz to the French border the previous day...

then on the return from Maroc in november, about a week ago, took a leisurely 7 days to get from Tarifa to Canterbury. Both occasions in a fully loaded TLC 80 series...

I have better memories of the leisurely trip back...

jeremy

------------------
pigapitcha
__________________
pigapitcha

http://www.jljphotography.co.uk
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 
 


HU DVD Summer Special!

Now that summer is here, get On the Road! Take 30% off the Achievable Dream - On the Road! 2-DVD set until August 31 only. Get On the Road! Learn the tips to staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure!

Our veteran travellers share their tips (and great stories) for staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure.

"A fantastic, informative and inspirational DVD."

"It's brilliant - thank you very much!"

Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'ONTHEROAD' on your order when you checkout.


Renedian Adventures


Renedian Adventures

What others say about HU...

"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada

"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia

"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders

contest pic

10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

NEW! HU 2014 Adventure Travel T-shirts! are now available in several colors! Be the first kid on your block to have them! New lower prices on synths!

HU 2014 T-shirts now in!

Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!


What turns you on to motorcycle travel?


Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE

Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!


New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.


Books & DVDs

amazon

All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.


Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

Motorcycle Express

MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 13:37.