Bailey Of Bristol Bristanbul Documentary Part 1

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The Skoda Kodiaq towing the Bailey Pegasus GT70

Bailey Of Bristol Bristanbul Documentary Part 1

The Skoda Kodiaq towing the Bailey Pegasus GT70
The Skoda Kodiaq towing the Bailey Pegasus GT70

Monday, 04, Jun 2018 11:46

By William Coleman

What is the most fun that can be head with 2 caravans, 2 top towing cars and a motorhome? Well how about traveling across Europe and Asia crossing 21 countries in 21 days with Bailey of Bristol. This is the definition of touring and what better way to travel than in Bailey's pick of the litter vans.

In part 1 of the documentary you will see a lot of different locations and the issues that come with each country, especially the non EU countries. You will also get to meat team who come from all corners of the of the industry from journalism to manufacturers to Director Generals.

Travelling across the countries included in this video shows just how varied and different each country is in Europe and asia. As well as showing the many different locations thats are very easy to drive to and stay for your holidays.

The caravans and motorhome held up perfectly. 21 different team members across the 21 days meant that homes got their fair share of heavy usage. I spent the majority of my time in the Bailey Pursuit which was ideal for 3 adults on tour.

There were 3 meals a day prepared and cooked in each home as well as many tea breaks and they made the whole trip very comfortable, especially the tea breaks. You really cannot have enough cups of tea during a 350 mile drive.

I really enjoyed both the Skoda Kodiaq and the Octavia but I must say I was a tad partial to driving the Bailey Advance motorhome quite a bit. Not saying it was my favourite but at times it was hard to pull me away from the steering wheel.

Food cooked on Greek roadsides, BBQs in Croatia and getting caught in the madness that is the trading streets of Istanbul, this documentary has it all.

I hope you enjoyed as much as we enjoyed making it. And stay tuned for part 2 coming later on this week.

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