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Old 09-13-2011, 10:54 AM   #21
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Neil, a good report. Hope to see more from you in future.

I've done the Nice to Paris train trip a few times but not since about 2004.

One question... did the bikes and the humans travel together? I read that the vehicles go separately and you meet up in Paris?

Oh yes, did you get a name for the yellow blob on wheels? It looks like one I saw in Switzerland a few years back called a Peraves Ecomobile with a BMW K series engine.... http://eco.peraves.ch/peravese.htm
We travelled seperate to the bikes , we got the TGV which took about 4 hours and the bikes travelled through the night and then we collected them the next morning from the terminal in Paris.
Not sure what the weird bike was but it had an old GSXR slabside lump in it , we did see a couple of them whilst in Switzerland
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Old 09-13-2011, 02:23 PM   #22
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There is also this from the Dark Ages of Top Gear, when JC was not the lead reporter Car or Motor Bike? Jeremy tries out the EcoMobile - Jeremy Clarkson's Motorworld - BBC - YouTube
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Excellant report Neil. You will see some great reports on here with amazing photo shots but i do enjoy the quite essential English shots of 2 or 3 bikers sprawled out on the side of the road boiling over from the heat and prob wishing they didnt have that last drink !! priceless.

Done a fair few travels around Europe myself.Got a few reports on here as well. Just got a Speed Triple. So concerned about havin to chunk out some heavy miles on it to get to the zone. You mentioned the train from Paris or from Nice to Paris. Can you get that Train from one of the port areas or does it just do the main cities.Would be easier for me to lose some Motorway miles and replace with letting the train taking the strain,so when in the mountains etc i am total fresh.

Hope to see some more from you soon

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Andy,

Check out www.seat61.com/motorail.com

I have used the Calais to narbonne service but one bike cost the same as a car, but second bike booked at same time goes free.
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Many thanks Paul

100 seemed a good price from Nice to Paris that is what made me think of using this type of service.Seems too cheap to be true.
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Many thanks Paul

100 seemed a good price from Nice to Paris that is what made me think of using this type of service.Seems too cheap to be true.
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To get a deal like that you have to book @ 9am 90 days before you wish to travel , that is when they release the tickets , it gets more expensive as they sell tickets and space becomes limited.
Its more than worth the effort to sort out and you end up saving on tyres , fuel and a night or two on hotels so you can spend more time in the Alps or the Pyrnees
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Great adventure! What time of the year was this? Looks like you had great weather thru the entire trip with clear skys!
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I was at the end of July, we only had rain on the last day coming from Paris to Uk .

I cant wait to get back down there next year
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just checked the web site link that Paul gave to me and it seems the French Mono rail has been scrapped.
Were you looking to go next yr Neil ?

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try this out , you do need google translate though unless you can read French

http://autotrain.voyages-sncf.com/dy...Control.action

or this

http://www.tgv-europe.com/en/Car_hir...train202b20car


I rang them and did all over the phone and the saff were helpfull
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