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Dover to Calais Ferries

If like me you ride a motorcycle and drive a car for whatever reasons and you have done or like the idea of taking a trip to mainland Europe, most likely France as your first point of call, then Dover to Calais ferries will be a topic for debate, there are other options, tunnel, flying, but cross channel ferry seems to be the choice of many.

Multiple Daily Crossings

There are many ferry crossings a day, there's bound to be one that suits your schedule. You can relax on the spacious and comfortable ferries and take advantage of the restaurants, bars, shops and other on board facilities.

There are loads of folks looking to get away now the holiday season is starting and many will be on two wheels as i will be, so unless you have modified your vehicle to be amphibious or has the ability to fly, you will need a boat a plane or a tunnel to navigate your way across the English channel.

A cross channel ferry is the choice of many to get France or other parts of mainland Europe and quite often it can be the most enjoyable and relaxing of the various ways to travel.

Ferries Are Excellent Value For Money

Cross channel ferries need not be an expensive affair, there is a choice of companies now and it gives the traveler more options, more often than not cost plays a major factor in making your choice, for bikes, prices start at about £23.00 return with on-line booking available, which is very good value. Although an important integral part of your trip, it is only three to four hours approximately there and back, so actual time spent on board is very little, so you do not need a huge amount of things to do on the entertainment front, unless you have youngsters with you, that's a different story possibly, they can get demanding at times.

Last Minute Checks ?

If on two wheels like me, you can spend some time checking your luggage over, making sure all is secure just before you disembark, tyre pressures that sort of thing, same goes if your on four wheels. If your with friends you have an opportunity to discuss any concerns some folks may have with the next stage of the journey, many riders heading for Normandy for their first stop over before carrying on the following day, usually heading south. You need to remember there are legal requirements you need to address travelling abroad that will vary from the U.K these should have been sorted by the time you board the ferry, if not you may be in for some trouble.

Legal Requirements !

1. Passport.

2. Driving Licence

3. Insurance?details

4. Green Car if Applicable ?

5. First Aid Kit

6. Breathalyzer

7. Spare Bulbs

8. HI Viz Vest Each Rider, with a reflective surface minimum 150 sq cms

9. Must use dipped headlights all the time

Be warned, if any of these are not in order inspector Clueso will be on your case. Some of these items if forgotten can be available on the cross channel ferry. so you may have the opportunity to address certain items you may have overlooked. The main thing is, enjoy your trip, ride safe, there is plenty of smooth tarmac here.


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