June 12, 2010 GMT
Costings

One of the things I really want to provide here is a breakdown of how much this trip cost us, and where the money went. So often people seem reluctant to state this, and yet it is one of the most common questions of would be travelers. Obviously these prices are only valid for the time we were there, and everyone's trip will be different, but hopefully it'll give an indication or act as a guide.


Accommodation
Germany - Ahnatal (camping) - 9.40 euro (7.99)
Czech Republic - Prague, Ibis - 3534 Koruny (106.02)
Poland - Hotel Silvia - 260 Zloty (54.60)
Slovakia - Daymont Pension - 35 euro (29.75)
Hungary - Erd (camping) - 20 euro (17)
Austria - Graz (camping) - 20 euro (17)
Austria - Chalet Kammleitn - 0 (stayed with family)
Austria - Innsbruck (camping) - 24.50 euro (20.82)
Switzerland - Hotel Restaurant Blume - 140 swiss Francs (84)
Luxembourg Hoetl Etap - 59 euro (50.15)
Brugge - Hoetl Ensor - 60 euro (51)


Total for accomodation = 438.34


Fuel costs
I won't bore you with the details of when we filled up, but to summarise:
- we travelled 5,250km (3,262 miles)
- we used 320.92 litres (70.59 gallons) of fuel
- this cost us 357.84
- the most expensive fuel was 1.35/litre in the Netherlands
- the cheapest fuel was 97p/litre in Austria and Luxembourg
- the average was 1.10/litre


Please note the quality (RON) of the fuel used was different depending on what was available. We tried to stay away from using 98RON fuel, so as to keep the cost down. Almost everywhere we used 95RON. In some countries there was 87RON fuel available, and this would have reduced our cost (but also potentially the life of the bike!)


Fuel economy
- 16.36 km/litre
- 46.21 mpg (miles per UK gallon)


Spending
- cash = 800
- credit card - 1106
- total spent = 1906


- Petrol = 357
- Accommodation = 438
- Other = 1111


'Other' includes food, souvenirs, emergency clothes purchases, bike repair!, etc.


Ferry
We used Stena for the ferry between Harwich and Hook of Holland. We used Tesco clubcard points to pay for this, so we consider this as free. Included in our 'free' ticket was transport for the bike and a two berth cabin. Both ferries we used travelled overnight, so we didn't lose any traveling time or have to pay for other accommodation.

Posted by Richard Tibbetts at June 12, 2010 11:30 AM GMT
 


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