Originally Posted by ktmmark
Me & 2 friends go from derby on the 28th december & return 12 jan, doing same as you
Travel with car & trailer till it gets warm (spain) find somwhere to dump the car/trailer then ride
We're looking at something similar now as it will save a lot of money each in the travelling - Have you done this before? Do you know if you have to pay caravan toll road rates through France and Spain?
Incidentally I wouked costs out as:
Option D = Take my Peogeot 405 with 3 bikes on a trailer and leave the car and trailer in southern or mid spain . It may be nice to drop it off say 5 hrs before the ferry point to Morocco (Tarifa) and get out and ride a bit since we would be well fed up of being stuck in a car by then. I have contacted the HU community in southern spain near the post in the hope some nice individual would let us park the car and trailer at their house or somewhere safe. Note also I do not have a trailer yet - I may be able to borrow one though if we do this we should bung the guy a tenner each towards new tyres!
Tolls are based on a car with caravan - hopefully a trailer would be cheaper.
Tolls through France and Spain = £78 x 2 = 156
1425 miles ( calais to Gibraltar ) / 40mpg = 35 gallons x 2 ways = 70 gallons x 3.65 £/gallon = £255 Fuel Total (note this slightly more expensive fuel cost/gallon is probably more realistic)
Ferry = 180 return (expensive because of the trailer)
Total = 591 / 3 people = 197 each
Is this what you have costed out or have you not worked it out?