TRAVELLERS are beginning to pour across the Channel with their cars for a driving holiday on the Continent. An excellent idea and a possible moneysaver. More and more holidaymakers nowadays claim that there is no better way to travel rn Europe.
The freedom afforded is often intoxicating and the further you go the less in proportion, the whole trip will cost. lf, not unnaturally. you, dread driving long distances. there are many ways of tucking your car away until needed.
Many agents help to plan such a holiday. Thomas Cook was the first to enter the field in a big way. From Cook a motorist can buy a car "package". holiday with special documents. insurance — the lot. You can usually tailor-make your holidays and Erna Low Ltd, is among those who s_pecialise in individual requirements. Most travel agents can,
of course. supply "ready-made" car • holiday packages. Arm yourself with as many brochures as possible.
Consult the AA or RAC for hints and warnings. New regulations are coming in every day — some good for the Continental motorist, some not so good.
You can of course hire when you get there. So let's makebelieve you've chosen a "flydrive" holiday to Switzerland. It's an ideal country to drive around and there k no better way to take in its varying and often breath-taking mountain scenery.
The new motorways are excellent. but of course the big difference for British motorists are the constant gradients.
Points to remember: uphill traffic has priority over that coming down. On mountain "postal roads" those terrifying looking yellow Swiss postal coaches can demand prece dence in any situation. The speed limit of 100 kilometres per hour is strictly enforced. That's about ten miles an hour less than on our motorways.
The Swiss seem genuinely delighted when you arrive and are looking forward to seeing their country from a car. Swiss Rail can have a self-drive or chauffeur driven car awaiting your arrival. At Zurich are the head offices of the very useful Budget organisation. There is also Europcar International and Ails. All have agents in most main centres.
You can even drive to your next winter ski-resort in Switzerland. Special carcarrying trains through Alpine passes make year-round transit possible in most of the key areas.
Yes. The Swiss seem to think of almost everything.