Barcelona & Valencia -- stops recommended?

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  1. jaygee

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    We would like to stop and visit both these places on our way through Spain but a bit worried about thefts & breakins etc.. can anyone recommend a stop over/campsite that is convenient for these places. We have a large 7.5mtr motorhome so parking in the center is not really an option. We wouldn't mind parking outside and getting a train or bus in for the day?
     
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    Staying at the Valencia Camping Park Betera just now. The metro is 250m away but I cannot tell you much about the place as was talking to some Germans and the bar staff for longer than I should have last night. Friendly staff but if they offer you a liqueur called herbes go easy on it. Great seafood paella if you give them an hour's notice along with a Coke and large piece of chocolate cake was 20 Euros. Would use again.
     
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    We stayed at Pinedo (acsi book 2710) just south of Valencia and near the beach.

    But noisy with fairly busy roads back and front and noisy local dogs barking half the night. Lots of mossies and sandflies when we stayed. (I think they grow a lot of rice around here)

    The pitch we had was tight for our 7.0mtrs but they do have larger pitches.

    The bus stop for Valencia is right outside the front entrance of the site.

    I am not really selling this am I :)
     
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    camping col vert was good for us just south of valencia bike ride in walk down to el saler for lunch
     
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    Valencia Camper Park very good and you can buy your Metro tickets from the office and get a map of Valencia.

    John
     
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    Have to agree, have stayed there twice last year and the staff were really friendly and helpful. Remember to order the paella in the morning for the evening meal. They make it from scratch and only if you preorder [yummy]
    In Barcelona we stayed at Camping 3 Estrellas. It is on the beach west of the airport, you cant hear the planes as they fly straight out to the sea. We used the ACSI discount card, not sure when you are planning to go as the card is only valid off the peak season. From the campsite its a 5 minute walk to the bus stop which takes you directly to the center of the city. Large pitches so 7.5 meter would be no problem. Enjoy Valencia and Barcelona both great places to visit. Our Blog below has the route we took last year in Spain just look at the map for 2015, other info also included in the map. Cheers Ewout
     
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    Sitges is a good stop. Bus just outside gate direct to Barcelona. We have stayed there a few times.

    Lin
     
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    Sitges is also a lovely little town.
     
  9. PenelopePitstop

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    We're at Camping Barcelona in Mataro just outside Barcelona. Arrived yesterday. They have a free shuttle bus several times a day into Mataro including a stop at the railway station. They also have a free shuttle bus 4 times a day into the centre of Barcelona ( Plaza Catalunya).
    I have cousins in Barcelona so today we took the free bus into Barcelona at 11.15 - arrived 12 noon. Spent the day with them and then got the train back from Plaza Catalunya about 21.30 arrived in Mataro at 22.10 in time for the last shuttle bus at 22.20.
    Train (RENFE) ticket for 10 journeys is about €26 - same ticket for both of us and then another €10 for 10 journeys on the Metro.
    So that's us sorted for the weekend :)
    Great campsite - very organised with plenty of information regarding travel in and out of town. Free wi-fi all around the site too_Oh and it's in ACSI - €19 a night.
     
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  10. Clarky

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    Another vote for Valencia Camper Park (GPS 39.57952° -0.44505°).
    Stayed for two nights last week. Easy access, quiet, friendly and helpful staff, plus excellent Wi-Fi included in the price.

    Richard.
     
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    Parked in Camping Barcelona in Mataro at the moment - picked out of the Accsi book before realizing other MHF had stayed there. Agree it's a lovely campsite. Free bus into Barcelona tomorrow.
    May try the Valencia Camper Park to visit Valencia - thanks Richard for the GPS :)
     
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