This pandemic affects the travel norms for everyone. There are some restrictions and policies to utilize public transportation such as planes and trains. It makes some people decided to do a road trip. However, you should prepare yourself for a road trip. This article details some thoughts and preparation process before this trip. This will help you plan the perfect road trip. Below are some suggestions you should do before the road trip;
Examine the Transportation
There are a few options as far as ferries go, but only one Eurotunnel. You will often save money by booking your crossings online in advance, as the prices offered by ferry companies and Eurotunnel tend to increase as bookings increase. After considering all the options we decided to go with North Sea Ferries from Hull to Zeebrugge in Belgium for the long haul, as the ferry terminal in Hull is just minutes from our property and we all wanted to start our European trip in Belgium. This was one of the more expensive options as it involved an overnight cabin crossing, but in this case, the location advantage won out.
Plan the Route
If you are eager to visit a spa town in Germany called Bad Reichenhall, which is located near the border, so we clicked “add location” in the road planner, which recalculated the route through Bad Reichenhall. Once we created a challenging route, we divided the rest of the route into 5-hour driving segments or stretches so as not to make an afternoon too long and keep another short one between overnight breaks. Besides, we also suggest using the navigation system that has been programmed with the destinations of our driving sections to help us on our journey.
Estimate the Accommodation
After determining approximately where we would stop our tours, we decided to book lodging at the end of each of these stops. Our first day of driving took us around Frankfurt, Germany, but we didn’t want to be in and out of a big city and waste our time in the car, so we looked for accommodation near Frankfurt that was easy to find and off the highway, landing in the small town of Aschaffenburg. We booked a hotel for two nights for our next block, Bad Reichenhall, and the same for Bologna in Italy. However, you should examine the fuel of your vehicle. Low emission zones are becoming especially common in some European cities, such as London, where everyone is trying to reduce pollution. If you use a sat nav, don’t accidentally enter these zones; the fines are often very high.
Arrange the Driving
In preparation for the drive, you might need to apply a couple of principles, which are change drivers every few hours and take breaks and change drivers when the driver is exhausted. Besides, there are some variables you’ll want to consider when driving in Europe, which mainly revolves around what emergency equipment you’ll want to take with you in your car. You should examine the detail all of the requirements for driving in Europe, as these can change regularly, and you’ll also need to find the most up-to-date information available at the time in case you’re planning a similar trip.