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Old January 12th, 2015, 12:15 PM   #301
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1200 kilometers, between Barcelona and Laupheim in Germany. Took me 13 hours as I had to change both front tires on the way (car was not mine and I didn't realize they lost pressure until I checked it after noticing that the ride was a bit "wobbly"). I was the only driver and the last 200 kilometers were busy Bundesstrassen where traffic did no more than 80 km/h. At least it was late April and I could make it before dusk. The way back was much smoother -no tire trouble and just the usual congestion in Lyon.
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Old January 12th, 2015, 12:27 PM   #302
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Longest one-day journey: Lausanne-Warsaw, 1'600 km in 13-14 hours (I can't remember exactly).

Longest trip as a single driver: 7'000 km in 14 days.
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Old January 12th, 2015, 04:37 PM   #303
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I don't like pulling off 1200 km+ day trips. I prefer to drive about 1,000 km maximum (10 hours), though I'll do 1100 - 1200 km in a day if it would otherwise involve another night in a hotel.

I do like driving multiple days in a row. I think my record is about 4,700 km in 9 days, which included some 1,500 km on non-motorways in Norway. In fact, I once drove 11 hours to cover just 550 km on two-lane mountain roads, I was exhausted, even though there was almost no traffic. Driving in Norway means continuous attention due to the fact that there is a curve every 10 seconds. I'm planning to go to Norway again this summer, I already have a circa 5,000 kilometer plan in mind.
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Old January 12th, 2015, 05:53 PM   #304
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This was my longest trip:https://www.google.rs/maps/dir/Vladi...42.1628207!5i1
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Old January 12th, 2015, 05:58 PM   #305
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And this is my longest :

https://www.google.rs/maps/dir/Munte...904!2d45.17767
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Old January 12th, 2015, 07:48 PM   #306
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I don't like pulling off 1200 km+ day trips. I prefer to drive about 1,000 km maximum (10 hours), though I'll do 1100 - 1200 km in a day if it would otherwise involve another night in a hotel.

I do like driving multiple days in a row. I think my record is about 4,700 km in 9 days, which included some 1,500 km on non-motorways in Norway. In fact, I once drove 11 hours to cover just 550 km on two-lane mountain roads, I was exhausted, even though there was almost no traffic. Driving in Norway means continuous attention due to the fact that there is a curve every 10 seconds. I'm planning to go to Norway again this summer, I already have a circa 5,000 kilometer plan in mind.
After driving a lot in Norway, I would say that 300 km a day is maximum on the mountain roads in the South Norway. At least during holidays.
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Old January 12th, 2015, 08:57 PM   #307
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My longest drive is 15000km from Leeds to buis les barrones (provence) by car
also 1034km from europort Rotterdam to Salzburg by motorcycle

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Old January 12th, 2015, 09:51 PM   #308
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My longest drive is 15000km from Leeds to buis les barrones (provence) by car
Maybe 1500 km.
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Old January 12th, 2015, 10:44 PM   #309
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longest single-trip without remarkable stop: Augsburg (Germany) - Brest - Augsburg: 2400 km

longest trip (concerning duration): Augsburg-Ceuta-Luxemburg-Augsburg: appx. 5500 km in 5 days with a truck and two drivers
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Old January 12th, 2015, 10:53 PM   #310
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longest single-trip without remarkable stop: Augsburg (Germany) - Brest - Augsburg: 2400 km

longest trip (concerning duration): Augsburg-Ceuta-Luxemburg-Augsburg: appx. 5500 km in 5 days with a truck and two drivers
Which Brest? The French or the Belarusian one? Coincidentially, the distance from Augsburg is about the same!
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Old January 13th, 2015, 12:23 PM   #311
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roadtrips

-My longest roadtrip in one day: 710km- in 2001 with a taxi. I drove a passenger to Fjällbacka, returned alone and I drove through some scenic areas of western Sweden.
710km [Motala-Fjällbacka-Karlstad-Motala] with a short detour to Kornsjö, Norway.
9h 40min according to Google, but I think I was on the road for at least 12hours.


Volvo V70 Taxicab in the small bordertown Kornsjø, Norway

-My 2ndlongest drive in one day- (with wife & 2 children)
655km and 2 ferries. Start at 8AM and arrival about 6PM. It took 10 hours, not 8h 25 minutes as google suggests.
Including two 30min breaks and ferries.
Linköping-Bliesdorf



-My 3rdlongest drive in one day-
Köge-Stockholm/Bredäng 647km & 1 ferry.


I drove in 1993 in this 1978MB

My 4th longest drive in one day (alone)
490km and 1 ferry. Start at 5.30AM and arrival about 4PM, which is 10,5hours, (Google suggests 7h 7 min) but I took several breaks, 20min at the D/PL border, about 40 min in Stettin, maybe 30 in Swinoujscie and 30 min at McD in Wolgast. The average speed on Usedom was only 30km/h due to queues and a bridge opening.
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Hopefully I will break my old 710km record this summer. I have my goal set on 784km in one day, which may be realistic.
I used to think about driving 1050km in one day, but that would be too wearisome and painfully exhausting.
Around 450km a day is an optimal distance.

Driving long distance requires:

-Comfortable big car
-Light traffic, I prefer to drive on a Sunday.
-Straight roads, preferably motorways.
-Bring some snacks and water.
-No screaming kids or bothering wife

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Old January 13th, 2015, 12:59 PM   #312
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My longest in one day:
https://www.google.rs/maps/dir/Bela+...40.0600581!3e0

We went to Neos Marmaras to search for accomodation and see the place, but we didn't like it, so we went to our longtime holiday destination - Leptokarya.
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Old January 13th, 2015, 06:29 PM   #313
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Longest drive on one day was maybe Akaa - Oulu (Haukipudas) - Vantaa - Akaa, some 1300 km.

Longest trip was from Akaa (with ferry Turku-Stockholm-Turku) to the French Riviera and back. Don't remember exact details, though.
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Old January 13th, 2015, 07:38 PM   #314
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My longest in one day:
https://www.google.rs/maps/dir/Bela+...40.0600581!3e0

We went to Neos Marmaras to search for accomodation and see the place, but we didn't like it, so we went to our longtime holiday destination - Leptokarya.
Last year i heard a story from young couple.Anyway they came in Nea Vrasna at 9 am and they found accomodation at 7 pm.That was a long time.
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Old January 14th, 2015, 03:34 AM   #315
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Orange County, CA to Washington D.C. and back in a week.

also made a trip from Chicago to Niagara Falls to Miami
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Old January 14th, 2015, 02:05 PM   #316
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London - Budapest via Prague and a couple of minor detours - about 1840 km. Technically not quite in one go as there is a ferry inbetween, which conveniently allows for a nap. That was in the wintertime, with weather being horrible at times, so it took a while - about 20-22 hours.
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Old January 15th, 2015, 12:19 AM   #317
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London to a village in the Mayenne in the Pays de la Loire via Calais, 655km I think.
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Old January 15th, 2015, 02:02 AM   #318
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In the past, I've frequently made the trip from here in the Phila environs, to my parents in Vero Beach, and more recently, Port St Lucie, Florida, stopping only for gas and restroom breaks. It's about 1100 miles, and takes from 16 to 18 hours. They moved south in 1978, and I'd say between 1981 and 2005 I was probably there on average once a year. Most times, though we'd stop about halfway at the famous South of the Border place in Dillon, SC.
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Old January 15th, 2015, 02:05 AM   #319
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Orange County, CA to Washington D.C. and back in a week.
That is a helluva jaunt in one week!
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Old January 15th, 2015, 02:10 AM   #320
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Well you see, once he went above 55 miles per hour, he couldn't slow down less than 50 or the car would explode, so... he went far
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