A mad impulsive getaway...where to go?

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  1. campa cola

    campa cola Funster

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    Actually after months of prepping my van and not actually going anywhere (because of some crappy commitments) I feel like doing a mad impulsive getaway, to somewher warmer than 8C...... whats the easiest and cheapest route to go south to Spain - are there any standbys on ferrys say to Santander ? whats the difference in price with ferrys generally if say you book 1-2 days in advance as opposed to turn up ? same going back, I would need an open ticket or to get one at short notice.
     
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    Unless you have those magic "tesco points" they keep on about or are a member of caravan club then book online at least 48 hours before you want to go,,
    I usually cross Dover - Calais on an evening as they are cheaper, head down near Calais then toll free down to Spain. Santander aint cheap and not for me all that time sat on a boat when I could be driving..
    Costa brava and the North can still be cold so maybe head for Valencia / Benidorm area...:thumb:

    If you get to Beni I will be there from the 18th, you can buy me a pint then...:Rofl1:


    PS,.... DONT just turn up, they got you by the whatsits and will sting you.. !!!
     
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    Out of interest Tonka, how long would that route take you?
     
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    During winter with me being the only driver and doing about 6 hours a day driving, so plenty of tea breaks :BigGrin:

    Calais - Overnight Cite Europe or Wissant aire
    Marboe or Vendome - Overnight aire
    N10 just north of Bordeaux - Overnight choice of aires
    Zaragossa - Overnight small truck stop Carinenea A23

    So 4 night stop.. During summer with lighter nights usually do a 3 night stop. :thumb:

    Calais - Rouen - Chartes - N10 to Bordeaux - Then either down to Irun or via Somport tunnel to Zarragossa - Valencia - Benidorm.
     
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    thanks for the info tonka, which ferry line would you use ? Maybe I will see you for a pint :Cool:
     
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