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Marky911
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I was a bit underwhelmed by ST.......plus summer traffic is horrendous.

If is a must.......take the boat from Frejus/Saint-Raphael.

If you stay in Nice........you can take a 40 min bus ride with stunning scenery for the exorbitant price of 1.50 euros to Monaco Grin


Hi R-d
Phewf, that's about the limit of what I like to spent during the day on holiday. Grin
Unless my wife walks there and I'll meet her there when I get off the bus. Wink
I'll have to pop in though while I'm that close.

Funny you mention traffic and things. It'll be interesting to we what it's like.
I'm surprised at the amount of hotels in Nice that don't have parking.
I think after the drive down, the car may well be parked up for the 3/4 days we are there. It will come out when we move on to Santa Margherita.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The road parallel to the Promenade des Anglais has a tram that runs along it, so if you pick a hotel closer to the airport, there is only a short tram ride into the centre.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah watch STG also and even a bit fo Shmee! Haha
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Marky911
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks R-d, this is all good info.

Righto, what is the best route planner come maps website/app.
I have all apple products so iPhones and iMac.

Basically, my go-to one is google maps but I'm having bother plotting one of my days driving, up the D2202 and onto Jausiers. It's saying the road is closed. Does Google maps know it's winter hence the passes are closed?
That makes it hard to plan my route for next year until the passes open then. Dont know
Some places I type in, google just says "Unable to calculate route to .... "

That route will be a days driving from Nice, up to the D2202, Red rock road, up over the Col De La Cayolle and onto Jausiers for lunch. Then back down a different way back to Nice eg D64 (france) over Col De la Bonette or SS21 (Italy).

Via Michelin app is good for the main road stints, pricing tolls etc, but it isn't so good for dragging the route onto different roads. It seems a bit pricey on its petrol estimates too, but that's no biggie.

Anyway, I'm a bit of a technophobe. Not hugely but if something doesn't work quickly I give up. Grin

I've even fired up our old TomTom from our 2012 road trip as we purchased euro maps for it, but it's now so old it can't be fully updated.

So what are we using that's easy to plot lots of minor road destinations etc?

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still plan my routes on Tyre to Travel, just drop waypoints where you want them and it'll plan the route. There is a new App from the same people but I didnt like it too much and reverted back to Tyre as it's so easy to use.

Some of the older Tomtom's are the best to use as you can add up to 48 waypoints and don't worry about updating it, most of the roads you need to route plan haven't changed for 50 years. Just use your normal Map app or sat nav for regular A to B roads if you need to.

Google does know when the passes are closed same as any other road closure on regular roads but I am surprised some are closed already.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try motogoloco.com. It was I've used for the past four summer trips.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks both. I'll sit down with a cuppa tomorrow and check those out.

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