Route advice required - San Sebastián to Calais

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Route advice required - San Sebastián to Calais

Post by Scott_rider » Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:20 pm

It looks like we might end up riding home from Northern Spain due to the Brittany Ferries boat issue :cry: .

If so, we need a route from San Sebastián up through France to Calais. We’ve got 3.5 days to do it, so 3 overnight stops before Calais.

We want to stay off the motorways and avoid coming up the West coast through Bordeaux/Le Mans etc. as we’ve done that route before...

Has anyone got any suggestions? Thanks guys 8-)
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Re: Route advice required - San Sebastián to Calais

Post by PaulinBont » Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:28 pm

Over the Pyrenees (Eastern side) and hug the Mediterranean as far as Marseilles and head up the Route Napoleon to Grenoble perhaps?
Maybe taking in Millau or the Gorges du Vercors via a bit of a detour; aiming to get to Calais via Reims , or up the middle via Bergerac? The world's your oyster in France . Enjoy whichever way you opt for!

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Re: Route advice required - San Sebastián to Calais

Post by Scott_rider » Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:15 pm

Thanks 8-) but we’re coming down through France that way so want to go back up via a different route .
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Re: Route advice required - San Sebastián to Calais

Post by Flintlock » Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:09 pm

Head towards The Ardennes in Belgium and spend a couple of days there ? We passed through there last year and thought it would be a nice area to spend a bit more time in. Pretty handy to Calais as well.

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Re: Route advice required - San Sebastián to Calais

Post by drdaveboy » Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:58 pm

i know a nice overnight stay just north of le mans stayed there for the gp few years back and doing a overnight there in september to picos
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Re: Route advice required - San Sebastián to Calais

Post by qcnr » Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:04 pm

Biarritz, Soulac sur Mer, Le Mans, Calais

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Re: Route advice required - San Sebastián to Calais

Post by bikenav » Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:30 pm

Any where through The Massif Central have you been through the Volcanic Region around Volvic?

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Re: Route advice required - San Sebastián to Calais

Post by jinna1961 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:33 am

San Sebastian to Andorra along the N260 (stunning road along the Pyrenees) approx 500km, Andorra up to Sainte Enimie France which is at the end of the Gorge du Tarn (another stunning road) approx 400km, Sainte Enimie to Troyes approx 540km then Troyes to Calais approx 400km. The distances are using no tolls or motorways, long days in the saddle tho.

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Re: Route advice required - San Sebastián to Calais

Post by WIBO » Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:36 am

I concur. Great route idea. I was on the N260 Sunday past.




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