Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 16 of 30

Thread: Plymouth Ferry to Santander - 17th September

  1. #1
    Subscriber Click here to find out how to Subscribe
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    North Wales
    Posts
    154

    Question Plymouth Ferry to Santander - 17th September

    There's a groups of us (5 bikes - 7 folks) leaving Plymouth for Santander on 17 Sept. Taking in the Picos & then down SE (ish) towards Cuenca - back up NE towards Pyrenees then riding E to W along the N260 & the back up through France (meeting another 3 bikes & riders) via the Dordoyne & the Loire - get back in the UK on 5 Oct.

    Anybody else using the same ferry crossing ?
    Every journey starts with a single step & every 'ride' starts with a single 'mount'

  2. #2
    Temple
    Guest
    i had been looking to take this ferry, but i seem to be getting really expensive prices?!?!

    what are you guys paying?

    best i could get was £324 return. cabin on way out, recliner on way back

    or is this a normal price?

    be nice to travel with some others, so if i can get the ferry for a reasonable price i'll join you for the crossing.

    i'm planning to ride down to Murcia

    cheers

    Graeme

  3. #3
    Oh Yes.... Click here to find out how to Subscribe
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    26,508
    Quote Originally Posted by Temple View Post
    i had been looking to take this ferry, but i seem to be getting really expensive prices?!?!

    what are you guys paying?

    best i could get was £324 return. cabin on way out, recliner on way back

    or is this a normal price?

    be nice to travel with some others, so if i can get the ferry for a reasonable price i'll join you for the crossing.

    i'm planning to ride down to Murcia

    cheers

    Graeme
    try www.nuttTravel.com
    mine was £240
    Perfekt ist nicht gut genug.

    UKGSER-A place where I've wasted so much time, learned so much, laughed a lot and cried a few times.

    Every bed of roses has pricks in it!


  4. #4
    Temple
    Guest

    seats

    having never done a ferry crossing before, what are the recliner seats like?

    are they just like airline seats, i cant sleep at all on them

    cheers

    G

  5. #5
    Oh Yes.... Click here to find out how to Subscribe
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    26,508
    Quote Originally Posted by Temple View Post
    having never done a ferry crossing before, what are the recliner seats like?

    are they just like airline seats, i cant sleep at all on them

    cheers

    G
    yes
    and it will save you money if traveling alone against a single cabin.
    Perfekt ist nicht gut genug.

    UKGSER-A place where I've wasted so much time, learned so much, laughed a lot and cried a few times.

    Every bed of roses has pricks in it!


  6. #6
    Temple
    Guest
    is ur £240 fare on the recliner seats?

    i think i can suffer it for £240. might even end up on the floor.

    i checked out that site, just waiting on them getting back to me! fingers crossed!

    thanks again!

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Herefordshire
    Posts
    109

    19th

    Three of us are going out on the 19th portsmouth-Bilbao ferry for stooging about in the Pyrenees and back on the santander-plymouth one on 25th. It worked out at just over £300 with cabin both ways. Happy to meet for beers if anyone is on the same boats.

  8. #8
    Subscriber Click here to find out how to Subscribe
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Basingstoke
    Posts
    879
    I looked at the Plymouth Santander crossing, but it didnt fit with my holiday dates. So I'm sailing from Portsmouth to St Malo on the 19th & riding to the Picos. Hoping to be there sometime on the 21st for 3 days before heading across the Pyrenees (918 &916) then North to Caen.

    Cost of Ferries was £200 inc Cabin on way down & recliner on way back.

    If you see a Blue ST 1300 2 up give me a wave.

    Baz

  9. #9
    Subscriber Click here to find out how to Subscribe
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    North Wales
    Posts
    154
    We booked early this year - got it at £663.00 for 3 bikes & riders in 4 berth cabin. A good deal me thinks. Mind you we're not returning the same way, we will be catching the 00.01 ferry from Caen to Portsmouth on the night of 4 Oct.

    A group of seven foks - 5 bikes consiting of

    yellow 1200GS
    blue/white 1150GS
    silver 1200RT (if I remember correctly!)
    & 2 pan ST1300

    Introduce yourself if you see us
    Every journey starts with a single step & every 'ride' starts with a single 'mount'

  10. #10
    Subscriber Click here to find out how to Subscribe
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Durham
    Posts
    193
    used the Plymouth Santander crossing couple of years ago
    just booked a reclining seat there and back wasn't the best nights sleeps by a long way
    few beers will help
    seats don’t recline that far seem to remember it being cold as well
    few people slept on the floor

  11. #11
    Subscriber Click here to find out how to Subscribe
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Folkestone, England
    Posts
    14,748
    I'm riding down on the 19th, expecting to spend all day riding in the Picos on Monday 22nd, then heading west to east along (mainly) the N260. I'll wave if I see you!
    I'm tired of giving a reason when the future is what we believe in.

  12. #12
    Subscriber Click here to find out how to Subscribe
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Basingstoke
    Posts
    879
    Robin

    Where are you staying in the Picos?

  13. #13
    Subscriber Click here to find out how to Subscribe
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    North Wales
    Posts
    154

    Picos Accommodation

    Quote Originally Posted by Baz View Post
    Robin

    Where are you staying in the Picos?
    We've booked in at this place

    http://www.lapisa.co.uk/about.html

    Looked OK to me - it's my 1st time riding in Spain so it's all new to me. Hope the weather's OK
    Every journey starts with a single step & every 'ride' starts with a single 'mount'

  14. #14
    Subscriber Click here to find out how to Subscribe
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Folkestone, England
    Posts
    14,748
    Quote Originally Posted by Baz View Post
    Robin

    Where are you staying in the Picos?
    Sunday and Monday nights the Parador de Cervera. Tues at Parador Sos del Rey, Weds at Parador de Arties.

    Paradors have some cheap deals for Amigos de Paradores in September.
    I'm tired of giving a reason when the future is what we believe in.

  15. #15
    Subscriber Click here to find out how to Subscribe
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Basingstoke
    Posts
    879
    Looks reasoanble until you start adding the cost of meals.

  16. #16
    Subscriber Click here to find out how to Subscribe
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Devon
    Posts
    6,083

    Click here to find out how to remove these ads

    Quote Originally Posted by Baz View Post
    Looks reasoanble until you start adding the cost of meals.
    It is well worth eating in the restaurant if anyone is using Brittanny Ferries. Superb food from £15.00, a much better deal than junk food from the cafes which usually end up costing the same. A group of us are sailing Plymouth/Santander 4th October, a couple of hours in the restaurant will help pass the evening away and be part of the holiday.

    The recliners are OK but usually very noisy with pished up peeps sleeping on the floor snoring and others coming and going all night. In my experiance a cabin is worth the extra dosh.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Anyone attending a Ride Out or Event organised through the UKGSer Forums does so at their own risk.
UKGSer.com or anyone organising an event posted here will not be held responsible in any way for damage or personal injury sustained while attending any such events.

Members attending any such event do so at their own risk.

The text, images, graphics, sound files, animation files, video files, and their arrangement on this Website are all subject to copyright and other intellectual property protection. These objects may not be copied for commercial use or distribution, nor may these objects be modified or reposted to other sites without prior written permission.

Disclaimer: Use or depiction of the BMW logo or trademark throughout this web site is for illustrative and editorial purposes only, and to the benefit of the trademark owner, with no intention of infringement of the trademark.

The UKGSer Forums may include adult content for which it cannot be held responsible. Your use of this website constitutes acceptance of the UKGSER network privacy policy

"Its about being a grown up hooligan - and if that means a dark visor, remus open pipe and a bit of speeding out of town then all well and good"