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Pamplona - Cherbourg May 2018
« on: January 06, 2018, 09:09:53 AM »
Hi All

I am having a few days  fun in the Picos in late may. Taking the ferry from Portsmouth to Santander. After which I ammaking my way back up to Cherbourg to for ferry to Dublin. I have 3/4 days for this leg.  I am struggling to find an Interesting route up from around Pamplona.   The lower West side of France looks a bit boring. 
I have decided to skip the Pyrenees as a lot of roads still closed in May, and will reserve for a another visit in September.

Any suggestions from the well travelled for a route north to Cherbourg.. 

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Re: Pamplona - Cherbourg May 2018
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2018, 12:11:04 PM »
The N260 across to Perpignan
Scoot along the riviera to Cannes
Route Napoleon to Grenoble
The D385 to Chaufailles
The D985 to Luzy
The D27 and D944 to Tonnerre
The D444 to Troyes

Can't think of the next bit off the top of my head but that should keep you interested
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Re: Pamplona - Cherbourg May 2018
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2018, 01:24:35 PM »
Nice route but he wants one on Atlantic coast.  I never done that way but I hear it not the best ride
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Re: Pamplona - Cherbourg May 2018
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2018, 01:32:08 PM »
*Originally Posted by grizzlybear [+]
Nice route but he wants one on Atlantic coast.

Why?
He needs to be back at Cherbourg but that doesn't mean he has to take a Westerly route
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Re: Pamplona - Cherbourg May 2018
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2018, 08:57:01 AM »
http://sudouest.traficalert.me/?Etat-des-routes-sur-les-Pyrenees

This could maybe help you ( and other) to go by the Pyrnes

if you have a bit of time OK Bayonne to Bordeaux is very boring but Royan to Rennes by Rochefort  La rochelle and Cherbourg.
And motorway or not?
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Re: Pamplona - Cherbourg May 2018
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2018, 11:58:56 AM »
Done a similar route after riding the Pyrenees some years ago, non-motorway, we stopped off at St Emillion for 2 nights then Amboise for 2 nights.

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Re: Pamplona - Cherbourg May 2018
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2018, 12:53:07 PM »
If you get a chance visit:-

Oradour Sur Glane - a burnt out village left just as the Germans left it in WW2. Near Limoges

This motor museun south of Rennes is just brilliant. Not to be missed. A real gem set in lovely countryside

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