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Old 01-13-2018, 12:43 PM   #11
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DOUBLE WOW! The 9k would be a crapper, but the TIME and the reliant on a bunch of people to make a decision!?! KEEP THE PICS COMING 'P'!!!! We are living the Euro 4x vicariously through you!!!
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Old 01-16-2018, 02:16 PM   #12
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Thanks to all of you guys!

You're right, despite the 9,000+ $$, it was definitely worth it!

let me continue with the report...

13. Another high altitude pass off French Alps, actually the highest paved road of Europe: Pass de la Bonnette. You can likely imagine that VivaLaVida took some other pass, she's allergic to pavement!
Can you spot her?

14. Here she is.

15. VivaLaVida's roof rack setup

16. Further along our path...

17. Some old military buildings

18. On the Italian border in some rain shower.

Next to come soon...
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Old 01-16-2018, 02:42 PM   #13
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Old 01-16-2018, 06:52 PM   #14
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Beautiful photos and a great place to explore. Very nice............
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Old 01-17-2018, 08:41 AM   #15
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Truly awesome. Thanks for posting and even though difficult, glad you made it through the process. Love the Alps. I was fortunate to live for 3 years in Germany and did quite a bit of motorcycle riding and skiing in the Alps, and rode a fair number of passes. Didn't have my van then.
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Seems you are living proof..."Where there's a will, there's a way". Looks like a fabulous adventure.
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Old 01-17-2018, 12:08 PM   #17
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Nice Claude. You probably get as many looks or more at your van over there. Do you need some kind of permit to drive where you're going?
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Old 01-17-2018, 01:20 PM   #18
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Thanks guys.


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Nice Claude. You probably get as many looks or more at your van over there. Do you need some kind of permit to drive where you're going?
You're right Dave, everywhere I stop, it's like bees around a jar of honey!

No, there is no need of permit in Europe but offroad is forbidden everywhere and a lot of forest roads/gravel roads are prohibited to public use. There is also countries like Spain or Portugal where boondocking is strictly forbidden... In short, Europe is definitel not conducive to offroad travel excepted in some pretty rare places...
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Old 01-19-2018, 02:44 PM   #19
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Hi Claude

just wow. Love your pics.

Have been to those places too before. Still with my FJ cruiser.

Converting to meet Swiss regulations seems to be even more of a hassle than here in Germany.


It is right. There are some regulations here in Europe. But going gravel roads is usually no problem. And boondocking in the countries mentioned is normally fine. Just hide a little.

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Very nice pics of your journey.
I know it can be tough to get away from the crowds of people in europe, but you seem to have managed it.
Congratulations on finally overcoming the government beauocracy, and becoming legal.
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