Sunday, September 02, 2007

Road trip map

After some fiddling around with Google Maps I've managed to come up with a little map of our journey through France and Spain. It would be way cool if somebody came up with a web app that could be used by normal people to do this kind of thing...

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Doogal,

Just wondered how long your trip took and what the costs were. We sometimes visit Calpe (just north of Benidorm and Alicante) courtesy of Easyjet and I'm interested to know more about doing the trip the 'slow way'.

I'm a member of the Process Mapping forums if you want to contact me direct rather than posting here.

Rick.

Doogal Bell said...

Hi Rick

Going there we went about as fast as we could and it took 3 days from London. Perhaps if you really pushed it you might be able to do it in 2, but I don't think it would be too much fun. We took our time coming back, taking 6 days.

As to cost, I'd imagine flying is almost always cheaper, unless you're taking a bus load of people. The biggest costs are

Fuel - cheaper in France than here and cheaper still in Spain and even cheaper in Andorra if you go that way

Tolls - we paid about 50 euros each way I guess, although you could avoid most of them if you choose slower roads

Accomodation - we roughed it by camping, cost us about from about 20-50 euros a night. You can rough it even more in France by staying for free on the roadside Aires

Crossing the Channel - Dover-Calais ferry was about £90, other routes are more expensive.

Hope this helps, let us know how it goes, if you do it.