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WHEN TO GO
We chose to travel in the last two weeks of June, avoiding the European school holidays, while enjoying some hot sunshine (along with the occasional thunderstorm!).
WAY TO GO
We travelled Dover to Calais on
P&O Ferries (www.poferries.com), booked through the Caravan and Motorhome Club (www.caravanclub. co.uk), at a return cost of £200, and had planned for two stopovers on our return journey.
We visited Italy on our way back from the island of Cres, in Croatia – a journey of 300 miles to Camping Fornella on Lake Garda.
We used major routes throughout Italy, Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium and France.
We found even the minor roads in Luxembourg perfectly acceptable for towing, and this made a nice change from the motorways, with some really beautiful scenery.
FIND OUT MORE
Lake Garda tourism Web visitgarda.com/en/garda_lake Venice tourism Web venice-tourism.com/en
DRIVING IN EUROPE
All of the tolls for our journey, including the vignette for Austria, amounted to less than £30
We bought diesel at 96 cents per litre in Vianden, Luxembourg n Driving abroad Web www.gov.uk/driving-abroad n AA and RAC
Web www.theaa.com/europeanbreakdown-cover/driving-in-europe Web www.rac.co.uk/drive/travel/ driving-abroad/checklist
We towed our 2015 Adria Adora with a 2014 Kia Sorento