Bilbao to Benidorm

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  1. Dave and Ginny

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    I've currently given ourselves two days travel with one overnight somewhere near Zarogoza to get from Bilbao to Benidorm, about 475 miles.

    The first day off the boat though won't begin until after 12:45pm, if it's on time.

    Having an extra night making the trip in three days almost seems to long...but I'm now worried that two days isn't enough :rolleyes:.

    This is a new route for us, any thoughts?

    Dave:):):)
     
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    We were stuck on the Pont Aven in Santander coming out for nearly 3 hours, the floor on deck 3 failed to clear!
     
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    I allow 1 hour after the ferry arrival time to get out of the port and consider anything less a bonus. Personally, I would attempt to get south of Zaragoza before stopping for the night but I do have something of a reputation for 'cracking on'.
     
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    Is getting that far doable on day one?
     
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    I believe it is and I do not drive fast. However, depends what time you like to stop at the end of the day. I would input the following aires into my satnav and see how far I get:

    Carinena: 41.3382, -1.2306

    Calamocha: 40.918843, -1.293624

    These aires are not fantastic but, in my opinion, adequate for a quick one night stop.
     
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    Driving distances in Spain is not as daunting as doing that same distance in Britain. The roads are much quieter.
     
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    Err ,that's an afternoons drive for me.:LOL: 2 days is plenty. Even if you didn't get away until 3pm drive for 5 hours , even at 50mph , & you've done half the journey.(y)
     
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    Cheers Gus-lopez, you're making it sound a piece of cake...you clearly did better at maths than I did at school :).
     
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    Am doing the same trip this Wednesday was going to stop at Zaragoza but might try them Aires instead.
     
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    Have a good trip, I'd be grateful for some feedback if you use either the aires or Zaragoza :) Dave
     
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    Staying at one of the aires will save you about 20 Euros and also save time (no checking in at camp site etc.) and no problem with late arrival and/or early departure :)
     
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    Has anyone used these airs: Campercontact 24462-Parking Camino del Pantano Logrono or 15043-Area de Cascante, on this route?
    We don't want to be parked in the middle of nowhere on our own.
    Thanks David.
     
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    Have done the trip on a Harley, easy!
     
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    Google Earth puts it here, looks a bit remote, my experience of some camperstop coordinates is that they can quite a bit out as I've just found earlier with the Zaragoza spot I'm looking at!
    Dave

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    Depends on the weather & when you are going, my mate was stuck in the snow for two days last winter.
     
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    I don't know about @Greenway , but we're heading off in just over a couple of weeks, but I think for us from Bilbao the Zaragoza route seems best.
     
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    Wednesday and returning on 1st March. Did Santander to Savilla last year (same dates)and saw plenty of snow leaving and returning to Santander but no problems with roads.
    I have looked at Google Earth, that's why I have asked if anyone has stayed on the airs as they do seem remote. This is not a problem if other motorhomes on site.
    Don't want to drive too far each day and want some alternatives if ferry is delayed.
     
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    I did it a few times on my BMW K1100 but sadly I sold that machine :crying1:
     
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    Have a good trip (y)
     
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    with one overnight somewhere near Zarogoza to get from Bilbao to Benidorm, about 475 miles.

    The first day off the boat though won't begin until after 12:45pm, if it's on time.

    Having an extra night making the trip in three days almost seems to long...but I'm now worried that two days isn't enough :rolleyes:.

    This is a new route for us, any thoughts?

    Dave:):):)[/QUOTE]
    Hi Dave we are doing the same trip staying near zaragoza & traveling on to Benidorm following day I
     
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