Originally Posted by jezza2011
That camp site looks very good. How good is the slipway?
We are tinking of going down that way next summer holiday time with our rib.
Any suggestions on the route down there/stops/overnight accomodation
Slipway is concrete, easy access, straight in from middle of the site. Moorings are either side and are for residents only. Leave your boat in for a couple of weeks.
Ref the journey we have 2 x small children (one only 6 x weeks) so will make a few more stops than most - I used to do it none stop in my youth, road trip style!
Our (relaxed) plan is:
Friday - Amble down to Dover from Midlands and stay over at the Ramada in Dover (£85 for family room) - secure parking with cameras, 10 mins from ferry port etc.
Saturday 08:00 Ferry - Calais at about 09:30 - Amble down to Lyon (Etap Hotel Macon Sud) for about 16:00 stay over - newly refurbished, modern rooms, cheap as chips, no idea on security of parking, taking chains/clamps etc
Sunday - 10:00 Amble on down to Frejus/site for about lunchtime.
You could easily do one stop at the Etap in Lyon, but its a holiday and we're chillin.
Might take some pictures and post them up here to help other out?
One good tip is to pick up a 'Toll charge card' so you dont have to stop/dick about with change etc. Surprising how much fuel it saves not having to stop/start a 3.5 ton boat/trailer/4x4 combination every few miles.