- Eurostar to the Alps?
i looked at eurostar before. think anything larger than a normal suitcase has to go on a different carriage, but it’s only like a tenner or so for it to travel on the same train (or a tenner more than the drop it and it arrives within 24hrs).
it’s the TGV bit (or for me ICE) that was the issue.
there are bike bags sized specially to comply with TGV size rules.Posted 4 years agoSpeederSubscriber
I’ve dragged a snowboard and wheely bag across Paris and that’s not fun. I can only imagine that a bike and kit would be even less so. While I understand your reluctance to fly or drive and that the train journey is actually quite pleasant, I wouldn’t say it was an easier option.
Usual rule would be if there’s 3 of you, drive.Posted 4 years agojeffSubscriber
Done this a long time ago – London to Bourg St Maurice sleeper train.
Train goes non-stop in the winter, but in summer Involves lugging bikes across Paris (we used the metro which was interesting) and locking bike bags up in a communal area while we slept in a sleeper carriage. Some dodgy types on the sleeper train and I’m pretty sure they drive as slowly as poss to make the trip last until morning.
It was an experience… but haven’t wanted to do it again!Posted 4 years agoHazeMember
More than one driver last time Flange?
Can understand your reluctance if you alone are driving, we did it last year with two sharing which was hard going at times but I’d do it again (it is the Alps after all).
3 sharing the driving should be loads easier?
Would also be interested in how all this works out cost wise (for any future solo trips).Posted 4 years ago
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