Holland to Bodensee
Wet Bavaria to Sunny Carinthia
A few days in Venice
Lake Garda to Milan EXPO
A Slow Drive through France
taking the daytime crossing from Harwich to the Hook of Holland we
drove the short distance to Gouda for the first night then headed east
into Germany and down to the Mosel valley then skirted north of the Black
Forest to reach Bodensee (Lake Constance). After a visit to the interesting Erwin Hymer
museum at Bad Waldsee we headed into Bavaria for a few rather wet days staying near Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
Travelling south to find the sun we entered Austria and crossed the mountains through the Felbertauern toll tunnel passing from sleet to sunshine at last, and spent a few days touring around the Carinthian lakes. We then drove into Italy and enjoyed a few days in Venice in glorious sunshine. From there we drove to the western banks of Lake Garda and on to Lake Iseo. After a night at the aire in the pleasant small town of Soave, we continued via the old city of Bergamo to visit the Milan EXPO 2015, staying at a temporary motorhome aire nearby. It was a long but interesting day at the EXPO but as we were keen to head for France we bypassed Turin and took an easy route over the Alps to Briançon.
Now enjoying warmer weather we meandered slowly through the pre-Alps towards the Rhône valley touching on the Ardèche Verte before heading north through vineyards to Burgundy and the Champagne regions. Eventually the weather was scorching hot as we turned west towards the channel crossing at Dieppe.
Our route around Europe 2015