travelling Europe in a van

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1. Posted by michsean (Budding Member 8 posts) 17y Star this if you like it!

hi all, hubby and me are travelling firstly around uk (in a van) but after that we are travelling around europe (also in a van?)any natural and cheap routes? cheers xxx;)

2. Posted by brihony (First Time Poster 1 posts) 17y Star this if you like it!

hi there,
I was thinking that i'd love to do the same thing with my boyfriend- where did you get your van from? (haha, sorry, i cant give you any advice about routes or anything!)

3. Posted by schept (Budding Member 16 posts) 17y Star this if you like it!

I think you're aiming at driving costs?

France and Spain have Toll highways (although there are also free secondary roads) The Netherlands have very high petrol prices, You have to pay money to cross the Alps and Germany has no speedlimit. (good for fun and speed, but bad for petrol tank). Oh and those blöde germans have veeeery short enter, and exit roads (to the highway).

Last advice about Germany, Don't make the classical mistake to name "Ausfahrt" as the place where your car broke down, when you're on the phone asking for roadhelp.

4. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 17y Star this if you like it!

I was just in the Netherlands and paid over 1.20 euros a liter for petrol. That's like 5/euros a gallon or $6.50/gallon!!! That's 3 times what we pay here in the US. And a few years ago it was only around $1.00/gallon some places. When I got home and checked my Visa bill the patrol station charges (to fill up) were more than the hotel room charges for the night. Just thought I'd vent about the high gas prices.