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Old November 15th, 2007, 10:32 PM   #1
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What is the longest distance you have driven?

Since we all love motorways(highways for our friends), whats the longest distance you have driven without stopping?

Last week I drove from London to Manchester. This is by far the longest I have driven, I think I covered probably half the UK Island without stopping!!!!

Distance - 211.5 miles (340.38 km)
Duration: just over 3 hours

UK speed limit 70mph but that was possibly my minimum on this trip on clear straights
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Old November 15th, 2007, 10:37 PM   #2
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650 km between Odense, DK and Zwolle, NL, well actually i stopped for 3 minutes to piss in Germany.

I've taken a tour in summer through Northwestern Germany, that was about 600 km non-stop, but not all on the Autobahn.

The longest distance i've driven myself on one day was 1164 kilometers. (Zwolle, NL - Poitiers, FR)

The longest distance i've driven with someone else behind the wheel was 1250km (Avignon, FR - Zwolle, NL) with my parents, and a 1700km bus drive from Zwolle to Costa Brava via Rotterdam.
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Old November 15th, 2007, 10:49 PM   #3
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My longest drive as a co-driver was from Helsinki to Kuusamo - approximately 800km.
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Old November 15th, 2007, 10:56 PM   #4
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The longest,with only rest-stops,was Budapest-Prague,which is ~530km.
Without rest-stops is Budapest-Debrecen,which is ~230km,+Debrecen-Dombrád,which is 96km.

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Old November 15th, 2007, 10:59 PM   #5
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i can't tell the longest without stopping. perhaps Bjelovar - Rijeka, i had an exam in RIjeka in 8 in the morning so i didn't want to stop to be sure i'll make it on time. but i rarely drive more than 200 km without stopping.

the longest with stops was Omiš - Bjelovar via Rijeka, so about 620 km few years ago, or this summer i made a round trip long about 900 km in one day, but there were stops long few hours.
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Old November 15th, 2007, 11:01 PM   #6
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My longest trips:
Section without break: ~383km between two filling stations: A9 ~247km, then A10 100km, then A11 36 km (of course in Germany, part of Grobenzell near Munchen - Szczecin route), ~3 hours - according to speed limits and 160-180 where allowed.

With short breaks (piss, fuel, vignette): some trips around 1100 km (Brussel-Głogów, Głogów-Zagreb, Basel-Głogów, Głogów-Zurich, Grudziądz-Grobenzell).
Usually ~12-14 hours, Głogów-Zurich 11 hours to be right on time.

With 30 min breaks (snooze, dinner): Mostar-Grobenzell 1185 km, 21 hours behind the wheel. 5 hours lost in jams.

Longest combined trip: ~2400 km in 4 days:
day 1 - Dubrovnik - Mostar
day 2 - Mostar - Grobenzell
day 3 - break
day 4 - Grobenzell - Głogów - Szczecin.

I like driving, i'm jealous of my car and i'm not willing to give place behind the wheel to someone else .

EDIT: Longest distance on non-motorway roads: Szczecin-Grudziądz 340km. Whole trip without stops. In Poland we have good conditions to make such trips on non-motorway roads . Ok, there were 6 km on A6 and 15 km on Świecie Bypass - single carriageway expressway
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Old November 15th, 2007, 11:07 PM   #7
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Longest drive without stopping, except to fill the tank & piss is Rimini (IT) - Culemborg about 1200km(?) in 15 hours. Longest distance without stopping at all is 500-600km maybe

My trips on a map, Only to Poland & Corsica not driven by myself:

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Old November 15th, 2007, 11:12 PM   #8
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Don't remember all of them as I did quite a couple long highway drives.

Miami - New Orleans over Tampa = 1513km. Stopped twice for petrol and pee break, 10 minutes total. And a cop stopped me 15 minutes for speeding: $ 255 fine.

Bilbao - Amsterdam = 1403 km

Cannes - Amsterdam = 1376 km

Berlin - Venice = 1142 km

One of the longest and most exhausting drives was this one though:

Dubrovnik (KR) to Sirmione (I) 979 km total. But 320 km on B-roads with a lot of traffic and a couple huge traffic jams (due to accidents) in Italy made this journey very hard.

A friend of mine just set the coast-to-coast record from New York to Los Angeles. 31 hours and 7 minutes non-stop.
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Old November 15th, 2007, 11:18 PM   #9
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Roads i have driven in the last 10 years. (not all by myself) (motorways only)

Germany:
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France:
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Belgium:
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Denmark:
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Old November 15th, 2007, 11:27 PM   #10
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My longest non-stop drive (that is, only for food and relieving myself) was from here in Norman to Vail, Colorado. That one was 791 mi, or 1272 km. Needless to say, I was exhausted by the end of it.

Longest nonstop roadtrip I've been a part of was from Houston to Vail, which was 1100 mi (1760 km)
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Old November 15th, 2007, 11:35 PM   #11
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San Diego, CA to Port Jefferson, NY.......just a hair under 3000 miles.
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Old November 15th, 2007, 11:37 PM   #12
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This thread is so skybarish. :P

Anyway, my longest distance as a passanger on a bus without a single stop was 380 km! (Vienna - Ljubljana) We stopped about 80 km from Vienna, but I was too sleepy to go out, and guess what: the driver didn't make even one single stop until home; my butt hurt so much that I stood up for a few minutes, and I was getting sick. And we had some small bus, which could drive only 80 or 90 km/h. We stopped in two cities/towns, but just to take off some people, which took the whole trip even longer. Altogether it was about 6 hours of my butt sticked to seat.

My longest distance as a driver (but with stops) was 850 km (Ljubljana - Berne). On the same route I think I drove straight (without stops) for about 450 km (through whole Italy) - quite stupid, but I didn't feel like going out; I usually stop every two hours.

My longest distance as a co-driver (with stops) was 1,550 km (a one-day trip to Italy and back), or by bus from Barcelona to Ljubljana (about the same distance).

And a curiosity - one day I crossed 13 international borders; as follows: Slovenia - Italy - Austria - Germany - Austria - Liechtenstein - Switzerland - Austria - Germany - Austria - Germany - Austria - Italy - Slovenia.

And to add countries where I've already driven (me being the driver): Croatia, Italy, Austria, Liechtenstein, Germany, France, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Slovenia.

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Old November 16th, 2007, 12:32 AM   #13
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My longest trip in 3 days was (1450km)
Vienna-München-Garmisch-PartenKirchen 510km
Garmisch-Insbruck-Verona-Venezia 450km
Venezia-Udineze-Graz-Vienna 590km

In one day
Banja Luka-Skopje 760km

by Bus 1722km
Banja Luka-LLoret de Mar
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Old November 16th, 2007, 12:40 AM   #14
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Săo Paulo to Buenos Aires: 2.300 km in 2 days.
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Old November 16th, 2007, 01:00 AM   #15
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In 1 day.
Delft,NL - Risoul,FR 1200km. About 12 hours with a couple of stops along the way
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Old November 16th, 2007, 01:14 AM   #16
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My longest trip is :



From Jelenia Góra to Wombwell, about 1550 km, 2.5 days

Jelenia Góra-Dresden-Chemnitz-Erfurt-Kassel-Dortmund-Essen-Eindhoven-Antwerpen-Gent-Brugge-Dunkerque-Dover-London-Luton-Leicester-Northampton-Nottingham-Sheffield-Wombwell


And second longest is from Jelenia Góra to Bibione, it was about 940 km. I can't remember how long it taked.



Jelenia Góra-Jablonec nad Nisou-Mlada Boleslav-Podebrady-Havlickuv Brod-Jihlava-Znojmo-Vienna-Graz-Klangefurt-Villach-Udine-Bibione


Sorry for crap picture.

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Old November 16th, 2007, 01:17 AM   #17
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1008 miles in 19hrs.
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Old November 16th, 2007, 01:21 AM   #18
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@MateoW: You live in Jelenia Gora? I spend a night there in a sort of hostel, i believe it was a (former) police station with barracks.
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Old November 16th, 2007, 01:23 AM   #19
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If this thread is a little skybarish, i tell you more about my experiences.
First observation is, that man can drive no more than 800 km per day. After all these 1100 km routes, especially with non-motorway sections (for example 130km from Głogów to PL-D border) i was exhausted and needed shower, beer and bed. And next day i usually was a ghost.

I also have some methods to last long trips:
Loose-fitting, made of natural fabric clothes.
No coffe, no tea, no sweet or sparkling drinks, except a little bottle of pepsi, just still water - 2-3 1,5l bottles.
Light dishes: bananas, wafer biscuit, ice cream, dried sausage, sandwich. Dishes must be dry - no sauces (ketchup, mayonase), no tomatoes, no apples, pears, grapes etc.
When i need something powerfull, i eat kebab without salads, gulashsuppe or soljanka. I know 4 restaurants in Germany with great soups (almost every trip was partly in Germany).
No drugs, no alcohol, no cigarettes, no energy drinks.
Breaks: Because of drinking so much water, my bladder reminds me to stop every 2-3 hours.
When i'm tired, i lower my back, place teddybear under my head and have a little snooze - 15-30 minutes is enough.

Btw: Teddybear, this one on the right, with the price-tag, is a backpack. I use it for small items, such as documents, pen, dictionary, memory cards and also as a pillow.
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Old November 16th, 2007, 01:35 AM   #20
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My top 5 longest drive.

1. Washington DC to Chicago, IL
2. Washington DC to Miami, FL (using I-95, I-85, I-75 and an overnight stopover to Atlanta)
3. Washington DC to Boston, MA
4. Washington Dc to Cleveland, OH
5. Washington DC to Buffalo, NY
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