Benidorm again!!

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  1. kev&caz

    kev&caz Funster

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    Is anyone going to Benidorm just after Christmas and would mind a shadow???
    I've only driven our MH twice in this country let alone France or Spain!! Kev not driving due to back injury :((
    This is our 1st venture driving out of the UK and would welcome your knowledge!
    Thanks
    Carol
     
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    To be honest following someone in Europe is worse than being on your own , you have enough things to look out for , different signs , different side of the road among other things , without looking where the van in front is going or if you will make the light s before they change and stuff, by all means go the same way as someone else and arrange to meet somewhere for your stops but not in convoy.
    Just my opinion having done both, just as bad if you are the leader , looking behind all the time to see if your companion is still coming.
     
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  3. Judge Mental

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    I agree..its dangerous
     
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  5. Judge Mental

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    yes that's the most popular route....
     
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  6. Robert Clark

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    Just use sat nav
    Take your time and you'll be fine
     
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  7. Zepp

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    I agree its not easy we have done it twice and your always checking your mirrors and speed its better to just say I will meet you at a aire or campsite on route.



    Paul
     
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  8. kev&caz

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    Ok thanks for the advice.
     
  9. Reevsie

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    I have just got back from 9 days in France. My first trip abroad in my MH. I was a little nervous but after 1o minutes I settled down and actually found it enjoyable. Found the driving to be a lot less stressful than in the UK.

    Plan your route and take your time.
     
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    I'm a bit surprised that anyone would want to drive to Benidorm via France after the end of October and up to the beginning of April!

    If the Aires/Sites are not closed the open air facilities are often frozen up, and that's not taking account of the possibility of bad weather.

    I will be heading south next month and it will be via Portsmouth to Santander or Santurzi.

    IMHO France is for the late spring, summer or early autumn, unless it's winter sports your after.


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  11. Judge Mental

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    not quite..best programming Tonka's route into it

    as for the above comment re driving through France. travel with full tanks. One overnight and you can be in Spain. Its quick, its easy, its cheap and preferable to the bay of biscay! IMO
     
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  12. Lynne Steele

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    Agree with you on that Judge, never again bay of Biscay and sooooo boring even if you are lucky with weather.
     
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  13. Judge Mental

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    Once was enough for us as well:)
     
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    On the boat and miss all those lovely Patisseries, not a chance ! :)
     
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    We will be leaving for Benidorm in 4 weeks and I manage to do the journey in 2 1/2 days and that's with lots of stops for dog walking etc. I admit it's long day's travelling, but we only have 6 weeks we can be away at any time, so the sooner I get down to the sun the better.

    John.
     
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    We're in northern France at the mo preparing to go to jersey for a week tomorrow then making our way through France to Benidorm.
    We did the bay of biscay earlier this year, not for us again thank you.
    Hope to get there for late September, hope the roads are ok then?
     
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  17. Judge Mental

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    exactly the same as us.....
     
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  18. Judge Mental

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    its not as if you have to go through Scandinavian to get there!:)
     
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    Carol, as you have only driven MH twice I would recommend you travel/drive before Christmas (November or early December) and travel back after March as the journey could be difficult. It's to far away for the "long range" weather forecast, so you cannot tell what the weather and road conditions will be like.
    The Bay of Biscay route whilst much shorter and missing 99% of bad weather crossing in the winter months is can rough to say the least. This to me would be your best option as you will be in Spain on boat docking and good roads all the way to Benidorm.
     
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    have travelled in France and spain in January and February, also tend now to be going home in November, never had a problem finding anywhere to stay, there are sites open all year, admittedly few, but choose a route accordingly. Have a great time.
     
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