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1Back to top Go down   When travelling in Brittany Empty When travelling in Brittany Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:08 pm

DeRodster

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Hi,
I have just returned and can recommend Webb's of Glomel if anyone is travelling in Brittany and needs to rest their head for a night or two.
Very interesting host and very welcoming.

safe riding
Rod


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2Back to top Go down   When travelling in Brittany Empty Re: When travelling in Brittany Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:47 am

TacKler

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Thanks Rod, 

Will keep that one in mind for future plans. Much appreciated. 

Cheers. Dave.


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3Back to top Go down   When travelling in Brittany Empty Re: When travelling in Brittany Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:37 am

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I love France and its hard to beat for camping and nice rural roads.

The only thing to be careful of there is a distinct lack of petrol/gas stations. There was lot of the automated ones but regularly found they would not work with our credit cards. Services on the motorways are ok but they are not usually located at interchanges.

I have usually had a diesel car there which is fine but I would hate to be travelling on a bike with a small gas tank.

Brittany has a lot going for it and a week there in good weather is magic. Try Josselyn, not too far from Lorient and Pontivy.


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 106,950 miles Deceased.
1983 K100RS 0011157 Fricka 606 Alaska Blue 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 58,200 miles. 
1996 K1100LT 0233004 Lohengrin Mystic Red 38,000 miles currently 48,061 miles.
1983 K100RS 0004449 Odette R100 colours 58,000 miles. Sprint fairing now 61,190 miles

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1971 Yamaha 125 YAS-1
1968 Honda 125 SS
1970 Honda CD 175
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4Back to top Go down   When travelling in Brittany Empty Re: When travelling in Brittany Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:56 am

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Every town or village that has a small supermarket has also got a petrol station these days. They are only manned when the shop is open and that does not include lunchtimes (12:00 to 14:00) most of the time. When not manned there is a card machine there for 24 hour services and most of the machines will accept UK debit/credit cards. If not then you fill find that locals will fill you up on their card as long as you give them the cash.
If you are on a budget then try to exit motorways and find the local supermarket to refuel as it can be 15% cheaper.

    

5Back to top Go down   When travelling in Brittany Empty Re: When travelling in Brittany Wed Aug 07, 2013 1:22 pm

DeRodster

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Well me and my gang were in the Discovery and only had to fill the day before we were leaving (didnt do a lot of driving).
The filling station beside Intermarche  @ Rostrenen.
We were warned about the French card issue but it never was a problem....just paid cash .
Sunday's could be tricky as they shut early.
But, look, you get into the swing of thing's and soon learn the local way of doing things.

I guess if the weather was like it is now and you were on a bike it would be a little bit of heaven......great road surface, winding roads, lots of hills and lots to look at and explore.

Never saw a boat on the Nantes-Brest Canal.....I wonder have they boats in France at all ?

The Rohan Castle and medieval town @ Pontivy....brilliant, not to mention the extraordinary rocks and caves @ Huel-Goat.



bcnu
Rod


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1943 BSA WM20
1979 Yamaha DT-175
1974 Triumph 3TA / 5TA
1974 Honda 100
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