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  1. crabman

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    please can anyone recommend a quite out of the way MH site reasonable priced for a long stay near Bilbao, I plan to get out of the UK for most of the Winter Months,

    thanks in advance

    Crabs
     
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    hope you realise that that top coast can get rather cold and wet in winter .
    inland deep snow . east coast is drier and warmer.
    its a shame as that top coast is great but too cold etc for me . have spent lots of winter months along there when younger and surfing was the meaning of the trip. but be warned it can be horrible .
     
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    thanks for the info, I never spent anytime in Bilbao in the winter months, have to head south of Spain, got any ides that might suit me, wife does not want to come she will fly out now and again while on holiday from work, her broomstick has just had a full service :D
     
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    valencia region or murcia . ,alicante area possibly almeria region . all better than the north in winter . its a shame really i do like the north coast its the nicer area of spain just cold /wet in winter.
    i find the very south of spain can be windy . and too many tourists . dont actually like benidorm either but go there sometimes to see folk.
    might be you will just have to be near an airport when your wife flies in . but remember her arms might ache after that distance.
     
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    What sort of things do you want to do to fill your days? Can give us a better idea of where to suggest. You said quiet, how quiet?

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    You said quite out of the way, not quiet. Must go to Specsavers! So ... how out of the way do you want?
     
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    Benidorm is your friend.
     
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    Calpe just north of Benidorm is a much quieter option. We spend the winter at Almafra near Alfaz which is a quarter of an hour cycle from Benidorm or for a quieter option its the same distance from Albir and a little further to Altir. Spent five winters there and the weather has been great..BUSBY.
     
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    I am sure they said quiet and out of the way
     
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    that's sounds like the sort of place BU an suggestions as to a MH place for a long park up, need some reconditions from MH's who have been there, never did any MH before, plenty of European experience from driving all over,

    Jumarto, out the way and peaceful quite that sort of thing,

    any suggestions don't want to go to Benidorm hilldweller thanks all the same, fine for a day but that's about it for me,
     
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    We live next to Camperstop Sierra Espuña in the Murcia region of Spain. Take a look at my blog on my signature for an insight into the area. It's a quiet camperstop, good for walking and biking or just relaxing. Its definitely not for people who like bars and nightlife. In winter the camperstop has a good mix of people wanting different things There's sometimes a group who arrange a BBQ, for example, and invite all to join in if they wish, but there are no official entertainments organised!!!
     
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    look nice and peaceful jumartoo problem is I don't have a bike can you ride me around on the handlebars :LOL::LOL:, got a motorbike but its to heavy for the MH
    going via Calais all the way down to the area you post, I will put your site on my Favs and maybe get to see you all, I only weigh 13.5 stone I am sure you can cycle me around I am only a I offer all sort of encouragement to peddle faster :):LOL: failing a bike ride are you able to piggyback me around ;) the wife says I am a lazy so and so :whistle:
     
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    Look forward to seeing you if you make it.

    Will pass on the cycling/handlebar option. I'm less than 8 stone!!!
     
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    I've stayed at this place though not in the winter. It is a quiet spot despite being close to the sea front and the facilities were spotless, it is owned by a French couple though they employed a local lady to run reception. The area is mostly residential, though there are a few restaurants. It is within walking distance of supermarkets and you can get the tram at the sea front, Alicante in one direction and a place beginning with a B in the other, can't quite put my finger on the name.....

    http://www.camperareacampellobeach.com/

    You might be advised to book or at least check on availability as it isn't very big and might get busy in the winter. Not a million miles from the place @jumartoo mentions, so you could visit both for a bit of variety.

    Alternatively, for a proper campsite this place is excellent and I met folk who were staying the winter there when we visited one September. It is another small site and is on its own outside the town but it has a little bar and does snacks. It is a long walk into the town so if you wanted to go shopping you would need to take the MH - unless you buy a push bike! http://www.campingbellavista.com/ing/index.asp

    @gus-lopez lives near here and may be able to advise on alternatives. If you are there in February Aguilas has one of the best fiestas in Spain apparently. The place is not to be confused with other campsites called bellavista!
     
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    park behind the galp station in campello. its free.
     
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    the wife is 8.5 stone and piggybacks me over 3 miles to town, maybe I can get a skateboard to sit on and you could pull me :D:D

    I will remember that VWALAN sounds good to me, do you have a bike I am wondering :D
     
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    BUT ... your wife is not coming with you, now we know why:LOL:
     
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    what you need is a chinese dax , two seater monkey bike . only weighs about 80kg . had mine 15 yrs now . never go away with out it . mines 90 cc but you can get bigger or smaller . have had a 50cc it was ok and had a 125cc again ok but i sold them on . just keep the 90cc as it was bought together with my big bike , seems a shame to slpit them up . reg numbers follow .
    we could be classed as mean we never use campsites and very rarely even pay for parking . there are loads of places to park every where in the world .
     
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    I reckon I am a wonderful husband I don't use the horsewhip on her, :)

    vwalan I will pm you if that's ok with you?
     
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    no probs
     
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