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Old 04 June 2018, 08:25   #1
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Lake Como, Italy

I have just returned from a week on Lake Como with the boat, WOW!
Place is stunning, I would fully recommend it, and with your own boat you can take your time and see everything, although the views are enough.
Boat hire is around 300 euro per day, hourly rate was cheaper..



Any questions, just ask, I will answer the best I can!


I will try and upload some pics


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Old 05 June 2018, 02:38   #2
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Hi Adam,

Very jealous. I would love to take my RIB to Europe- Lake Annecy would be a must for me in the foothills of the French Alps.

However, Iím told itís an administration nightmares due to legislation in France.

How was Italy? What do you need?

And donít be shy with sharing photos!

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However, Iím told itís an administration nightmares due to legislation in France.


It's not that bad. We've taken the boat to France loads of times & they are the least bureaucratic of the mainland Europeans. Croatia is worse, and Portugal is proving problematic. But it's nothing that can't be overcome; ultimately well worth the effort.
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We had no issues, the only time we where asked for any papers was entering Switzerland from Italy, they wanted to know we owned the boat.


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We had no issues, the only time we where asked for any papers was entering Switzerland from Italy, they wanted to know we owned the boat.


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Not sure why the pictures are upside down!
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Old 05 June 2018, 08:26   #6
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Hi Adam,

Very jealous. I would love to take my RIB to Europe- Lake Annecy would be a must for me in the foothills of the French Alps.

However, Iím told itís an administration nightmares due to legislation in France.

How was Italy? What do you need?

And donít be shy with sharing photos!

Regards

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Lake Acceny looks really nice, I have now put that on the list for next year!
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Lake Acceny looks really nice, I have now put that on the list for next year!


Great news, it is truly magnificent.

Great for swimming from as it is heated by geothermal activity. It was warmer than the pool back at our campsite.

I recommend launching from the slipway a Doussard (Southern end of the lake) as it looked like a great setup with loads of room.

If your there in early August they have a massive firework display on the waterfront at Annecy ( northern end) but there were hundreds of boats watching it from the water.

They bouy off a safety cordon, but welcome well behaved boats joining the event.

Thereís a waterside villa with a boat house got my name on it there - after I win the Euromillions of course!

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Lake Lugano

Hi, I am planning on driving down to Lake Lugano next summer. If anyone has experience of taking your own rib then I would love to hear from you😉 Iím a total novice so any information would be helpful.
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Old 08 January 2019, 15:01   #9
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We have booked Annecy! Have a villa on the water with mooring!
Going the first week of August, so there for the fireworks!

Expect pictures when we get back!

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Great news, it is truly magnificent.

Great for swimming from as it is heated by geothermal activity. It was warmer than the pool back at our campsite.

I recommend launching from the slipway a Doussard (Southern end of the lake) as it looked like a great setup with loads of room.

If your there in early August they have a massive firework display on the waterfront at Annecy ( northern end) but there were hundreds of boats watching it from the water.

They bouy off a safety cordon, but welcome well behaved boats joining the event.

Thereís a waterside villa with a boat house got my name on it there - after I win the Euromillions of course!

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Old 08 January 2019, 15:06   #10
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Make sure you have all your paper work with you, including the boat sale, and insurance.
Make sure it has a valid SSR number, and you have all your certificates with you, including your ICC and CEVNI.
You will need to carry a lift ring and rope, and also have lift jackets for all those on board.


Most of all have fun!



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We have booked Annecy! Have a villa on the water with mooring!

Going the first week of August, so there for the fireworks!



Expect pictures when we get back!



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Fantastic, I look forward to the pictures. Despite being green with envy!
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Phill,

Are the waterside restaurants happy for boats to turn up for food, ok with mooring up?
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Are the waterside restaurants happy for boats to turn up for food, ok with mooring up?
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I canít advise on that Adam as we didnít do so.

Other that to say that I think the vast majority of pontoons are private. But if it belongs to the restraint and they want your euro you would expect so..

Might be worth emailing a couple that take your fancy - I strongly advise booking ahead anyhow as it gets quite busy in the summer months.
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I canít advise on that Adam as we didnít do so.

Other that to say that I think the vast majority of pontoons are private. But if it belongs to the restraint and they want your euro you would expect so..

Might be worth emailing a couple that take your fancy - I strongly advise booking ahead anyhow as it gets quite busy in the summer months.


P.s. if you fancy a meal with a slightly different experience and have a 4x4 I recommend a restaurant at the top of a mountain on the south east of the lake.

The last 2 mile or so is a dirt track up the mountain side.

Itís a dairy farm and whilst the menu is limited itís very local, cooked by the farmers wife.

We ate in a converted half of the barn whilst the cows were being milked the other side of the wall. I loved the sound of cowbells and mooing! People travel there to buy the cheese which is quite something.

Itís called Restaurant le chalet de líaulp.

Col de L'Aulp, 74210 Montmin, France

An awesome drive, great views over the lake and a great way to cool off for a while when it get too hot on the lake.
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Now sat on the train on the way home, Annecy was fantastic, fireworks brilliant, and the water amazing, well worth the trip, no issues with the boat at all, will be going back, will upload some pics when I’m home.
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Hi Adam,

I was just talking about you this morning. We’re sat in the south of France and i’m wishing the RIB was here.

You will have to let me have details about your accommodation. I think it would be criminal not to spend time on Annecy with my own boat - I’ve only use it once this year due to the lousy weather we seem to be having in the Northwest at weekends, and some building works at home.

I need to make up for that next year!!!!

I’m pleased to hear that you had a great time.
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Looks amazing, we stayed on Lake Como for a few night a couple of years ago on the way down to Tuscany.


Was very envious of the boats on the lake, although experiencing some of the driving on the narrow road around the lakes with cement lorries barreling towards me made me think towing a trailer would be fun


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