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  1. Baycott

    Baycott Funster

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    Hi,
    We are John and Jan a recently retired couple and have caravanned in the UK for the last 20 years. We bought a motorhome last year and are thoroughly enjoying it. (more than the caravan)
    We are thinking of a trip to Portugal for a bit of winter sun. Probably thinking of end of January/ beginning of February for 3 weeks.
    I know this is a popular destination for a lot of motorhomers so wonder if anybody has any advice. Any areas to avoid, some must see places etc.

    I would really appreciate any advice

    Regards
    John
     
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    Just do it !!
     
  3. golly

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    :welcomefunster:

    Hi John and welcome, can't help re Spain Portugal, but there are a lot of more experienced travellers on here who will be along shortly I'm sure.
     
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    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    JJ, a funster lives in Portugal and has a campsite there so he should be able to give you lots of info and an invite to share his hospitality, you do need to take a tin opener for the FR pies:Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Have a good time

    Peter
     
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  5. Phill D

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    hi and welcome... as mentioned above JJ is the best source of info on Portugal. my own experience is that the weather is very mixed and can be really pleasant and warm to dire and wet for days.
    ther is a planned meeting to Portugal in Feb next year look it up under rallies:thumb:
     
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    Get a map and an Aires book and get across the Channel.

    We have just meandered all the way down France, Northern Spain and Portugal and are now back in Spain near to Cadiz where we will stay for several weeks.

    Our trip has been brilliant and as for what to avoid, we have never once felt un-comfortable and we stayed on some brilliant aires, especially in Portugal.

    We only ever plan an odd day in front as we meander---------just do it.

    P.s think twice before avoiding the toll roads once you leave France, avoiding them can be false economy
     
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    Thanks

    Thanks to all that have replied so far.
    I do have an aires book and am glad to see that they are good stopovers.
    A couple of you have referred to JJ but we are new to this would like to know how to make contact.
    The info re toll roads is very useful........thanks :BigGrin:
    Looks like I am going to enjoy being a part of your forum.
    Thanks again
    John :thumb:
     
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    Welcome to FUN

    If you want to contact JJ post a new thread about Man City's
    big win last night and qualifying (at last) for the knockout stages. He'll soon be on. :Rofl1:
     
  10. Carol

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    With your thread title the advice could be for anything, if you start a thread Help first time to Portugal I am sure you will get a lot more specific information, Look in the rallies section as well, I think there could be a fun meet coming up in Portugal.
     
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    Hi
    We usually go to Spain in Jan, next year we are trying Portugal at Albufeira on the CC&C Club Rally then on to Spain, sorry I cant help with any suggestions as we have not been before, but enjoy your trip. Pete :thumb::thumb:
     
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