50 for 50
OK folks, we need your help to plan our first extended trip. We are both hitting 50 this year and also have our 30th Wedding Anniversary. We are celebrating by taking a 50 day Tour of Europe, one of the only benefits of a zero hour contract, and were thinking approx 11 stops of between 3 and 7 days depending on the area.
Your input is welcome. The map below shows a guide route, after spending a couple of days acclimatising to the European air in Belgium we will stop near Amsterdam for a few days then head south for the mountains of Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France, the current plan is to head south through Germany on the Fairy Tale Route that takes in many of the castles and towns that allegedly inspired the fairy tales of our childhood. Then into the mountains for the beautiful scenery and mountain air where I imagine we may linger, then back north through France on a route not yet decided.
The route is mostly dictated by the ‘points of interest’ we are identifying along the way. These are shown on the map as white stars on green circle, if you know any other interesting places along the route please let us know (especially Mid France). We are thinking the ‘mustard’ coloured stars are too far off route for this trip (ones for a future adventure).
We have now decided to utilise the Camping Card ACSI network of sites throughout this trip as we are off-season when we go. Once again, if you have visited or can recommend any ACSI sites along this route, and ideally near the white/green stars, we will be grateful. There are so many ACSI sites we now know we can do this route without having to prebook sites which will add a sensation of freedom, providing we forget we have to be home on day 50.
please help us identify:
- Good recommended ACSI caravan sites near the pins. Sites we like: Scenic, Peaceful, Wifi or 3G signal, EHU.
- Interesting places within one hour of pins/route. Places we like to visit: Historic Towns/Cities, Chocolate Box Towns/Villages, Mountain Scenery etc.
Once a site is deemed suitable a pin will be added to the map as a potential site (blue) and points of interest will be added (stars) to the map too.
Suggestions in the comments section below or via twitter account @DebLudford
Help us make this a memorable trip – Many thanks in advance