Mountains, Sun, Sea, twisty roads and great company – what’s not to like?
Yet again I found myself at STOP24, one motorway junction away from the departure junction for the tunnel at 7am wide awake with the excitement of the trip to come. I was looking forward to meeting my fellow bikers who would be shortly arriving to join me on our Magellan tour.
I was not disappointed as everyone was there on time and once introductions were over, we rode off to join the queue for the Eurotunnel. What I had not realised was that this was the first day of the school holidays in England and I could not believe the amount of people with the same idea as our small group – all hustling and bustling their way through to board the train. Despite the amount of holiday makers, we made our connection on time and were soon whizzing our way under the English Channel.
We were soon in France and driving on the RHS of the road on the autoroute to give us a good start out of Calais and past the more boring flat and very busy French countryside that surrounds it. We soon got to our first coffee stop, which provided another chance for everyone to get to know one another better. Some had been with Magellan before and renewed acquaintances but for the most part we were strangers about to share an adventure together.