Our website Travel page offers lots of useful information about how to drive to the Staffler from the UK and mainland Europe. For those new to the experience and even for those who have travelled extensively in Europe by car, minibus or van here’s some additional 2018/19 information you may find useful.
Almost all policies include third party cover. A number now extend this to comprehensive for a limited time period. If you require comprehensive cover then contact your insurer.
New or nearly new cars may have cover as part of the purchase. You may simply want cover to last for the duration of your trip – GEM Motoring Assist wins Auto Express’s best provider most years. You may decide on a year long policy that includes European cover. Beware the cheapest policies, which tend to be riddled with get-out clauses.
Must Take Items
GB sticker, red warning triangle – Halfords £13 but Screwfix or Ebay for just five pounds, reflective jackets for all and a first-aid kit. You’ll also need a headlight adjustment kit - £8 at Halfords but just £3.60 on Amazon.
Using our preferred route to the Staffler there are NO toll charges. As long as you don’t use Austrian motorways there is no charge here either. If you do then simply purchase a motorway usage sticker – called a Vignette. These can be purchased en route at petrol stations and services as you approach Austria. A ten day Vignette is just €9, two months €26.20 and a year €87.30
Satnav & Radar
Radar detectors are forbidden in France and Satnav radar options should be turned off. No issues for the majority of your journey though.
Fuel up in the UK before your ferry to cover you for a five hour journey then fill your tank to the brim at one of the two motorways services in Luxembourg as it’s some of the cheapest fuel in Europe. This will get to to the Staffler easily. Fuel up again in Worgl on your way home – again enough to get to Luxembourg where you fill up completely again. This should get you home.
Lots of local radar and speed traps in France, less so in Belgium, Germany and Austria. Remember Germany motorways are not now all free from speed limits.