Guinness set the RTT dates in stone a few months ago as July 4th to 11th. The Motocamp runs their rentals of caravans or cabins Saturday to Saturday and I suppose this doesn't matter for the camping. For anyone who missed the earlier threads (about a week after RTT08 I think!) this place is run by a Dutch couple of bikers for bikers in an amazing part of France. I talked to them and they offered us discounts for a group booking and would have ridesout planned for us as well as a list of other places worth a visit. They have a restaurant on site and a bar that stays open as long as anybody is standing. They organise music nights with local rock bands. There is the added pleasure of the drive down and back from the channel enjoying a Routier lunch or two!
And this is my first posting in this thread.
A stormy, wet afternoon in Kerry was spent by Mrs TeDeum booking the ferries to and from from France for the RTT09 trip. Since there is almost no competition for ferries between Ireland and France the prices are quite interesting and, it seems, a lot of other Irish people were doing the same as she saw quotes being withdrawn from one company while she was getting a quote from another. Not a problem to you people who will be going out from England where you have a riches of ferry operators and routes. If we had chosen to have the RTT in June or late August out prices would have been 30% of what we had to pay for July.
If ferries are being booked this far in advance perhaps it is time to get a list of those who think they will be going to the Dordogne then maybe we can get a discount from Motocamp. For ferry discounts it seems that you need a group of ten travelling together, at least from the ferry companies that Mrs TeDeum investigated.
So far I think we have Catsbum, Dandy, Marky Mark and Mrs Marky Mark, as well as TeDeum and Mrs TeDeum. I have probably missed some and I know others have shown interest but I think it is time to get serious! If you think you are going can you add your names so we can get an idea of numbers?
Edited by TeDeum, 14 February 2009 - 02:15 pm.