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  • Premier Icon Leku
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    Off to the Alps in the summer for a long weekend. 4 of us are flying out with bikes and will be picking up a hire car from Geneva airport.

    I’m thinking that 2 x Ford Focus estates at £160 each would be the way to go. A ford Galaxy would be £560.

    Can you get 4 in a Ford Mondeo estate?

    Any ideas?

    jambon
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    I’d go for the Galaxy. Hired one 4 years ago for a Welsh trip. Size of a van, drives like a sports car. + only one driver. 6 gears, dangerously easy to do over 100 on the motorway without realising it. 1 car = far less fuel.

    Premier Icon Leku
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    Fuel would be about £40 each and they are really only going to be used to get the site and back from the airport.

    so 2 Focus would be about £400 in total.

    Premier Icon weeksy
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    Why not use a transfer company ? They seem to be about £30 per person each way.

    fasthaggis
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    How about booking a firm for the transfers,it may work out cheaper.

    edit ( beaten to it :wink:)

    Premier Icon Stu_N
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    If the hire car is going to just sit there for the weekend a transfer would probably work out cheaper (though depends where – Geneva to Morzine isnt far, obviously futher will cost more.

    Not sure you’d get 4+4 bags in a Galaxy, they are big but 4 bike bags are an awkward shape. And you may get anything of that class – some frenchie equivalent most likely which might not be as big

    Premier Icon FuzzyWuzzy
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    It was a struggle getting 2 carry-on bags, 2 suitcases and 2 bike bags inside a Galaxy taxi last time I went to the airport (just 3 of us inside inc. the driver). 4 blokes and 4 bike bags only (no other luggage) would probably squeeze in but your 2 Focus option sounds better (although the transfer idea is even better IMO).

    hora
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    Ski Skiddadle were good. About £70-80 I think from memory per person.

    bland
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    Hora, £70-80 is expensive! Have a shop around and play them off against each other. £40 should do it.

    Try Alp Transfer, Ski Transfer and drop a line to some of the organised holiday places, they may well have space in a van going at the same time

    Actually that depends upon where you are going, kind of presumed that it would be the PDS.

    4 may go in a Mondeo estate, the bikes will be dismantled, take them out of the bags and stuff in, they take up a lot less space with peggles off

    Premier Icon stufield
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    Hire a transit and 1 of you sit in the back with some cheeky french beers

    Premier Icon Leku
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    We are going from Geneva Airport (Swiss side) to Grimentz.

    Thursday to Sunday. We wont need a are while we are there.

    Looked at transfers and they work out way more expensive – £400 each way.

    hora
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    Hora, £70-80 is expensive! Have a shop around and play them off against each other. £40 should do it.

    You know, good idea – idiot really/obvious- why didn’t I think of that? I do it with everything else in life!

    b r
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    I’d contact a taxi company in/near the place you are going, and see what they can do.

    But its a round-trip of 400km’s in CH, so nothing is going to be cheap.

    julians
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    when we do this we always hire two of the smallest cars they do, it seems to work out the cheapest solution.

    4 blokes + 4 bike bags = 2 x fiat panda/kia piccanto with the back seats flat

    mcmullej
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    2 x Minis

    Will the bike bags fit in the back of a mini?

    “Youre only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!” etc etc

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