Ferry is not only cheaper, but with a bike it's probably a lot less hassle, and by the time you have taken the door to door time into consideration, probably not that much slowerThank you everyone. I want to tour with my bike across fance to Paris so I will only be using Eurostar to cross the channel. Loads of helpful advice and links. Thank you!
And you've got time to eat and relax a bit on a ferry. Even if I'm doing my 19-hour drive from home to home I think I prefer the ferry: the 55 minutes saved by going through the tunnel doesn't compensate for the change of scenery and chance to relax that the ferry affords.Ferry is not only cheaper, but with a bike it's probably a lot less hassle, and by the time you have taken the door to door time into consideration, probably not that much slower
Many thanks for your reply.Probably too late but slicks on the AV is fine. Indeed most of the French roads are so well tarmacked that you wouldn't want to use anything else.
IMHO the AV is a bit boring. I prefer taking the D road up to Sain Saens.and then over the hills to Gisors. Superb cycling, nearly empty roads, drivers great but a few errant canines. Relax, its even more enjoyable at 66
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