North West Spain & North Portugal

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  1. Dogsense

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    Hi
    I am sailing to Santander on 4th November, planing to tour North West of Spain (Cantabria, Asturias, Galicia) and then North Portugal (down up to Porto or Aveiro) for 3 weeks.
    All you experience travellers of this area, can you please recommend places of interest to visit (cities, towns, village, cost, nature etc)?

    Thanks in advance
     
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    We stayed at citadel braganca,(Northern Portugal )on our way home last year. Lovely town & it has a free aire with great views & a small supermarket 2 mins walk.It's in the camper contact. Definitely a place we will return to.Happy travels.
     
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    Anyone recommend places to stay northern Spain and most of Portugal ?
     
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    Sorry but weather in Northern Spain and Northern Portugal not good in Nov Dec (winter) Because its so west it cops all the bad Atlantic winter weather. Suggest you head straight down to The Algarve or Eastern Spain,,,Sorry,,BUSBY.
     
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    Ok thanks ! Will venture down to the algarve and maybe eastern Spain ! Thanks
     
  6. Dogsense

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    Any other recomendations for North-West (Galicia) and North Portugal?
     
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    Hi there
    We have just returned from a similar 3 week trip to what you are planning so if we can help just let us know. We sailed into Santander & spent 1 night on a site 40 mins drive from ferry called Oyambre in Los Llas,Canabria. We then drove to Salamanca about 250 miles & stayed on a site next to the river ( Din Quijitao or something like that)where you could cycle on a cycle path into the city( well worth visiting!). We then moved on and crossed into Portugal & stayed on English run site(only 10 pitches but unfortunately he closes at the end of October & it was lovely)close to Marvao. If you are near there you must visit & their is an Aires under the city walls with fantastic views. We then made our way across to the western Atlantic Coast & our first stop was in the Marinha Grande Leira region at a small seaside town called Sao Pedro Dr Moel( my favourite place). We stayed on the Orbitur site which was only a 10 15 minute walk to a beautiful beach. We stayed here 3 nights. We visited Nazare & took the feniscula lift up to the old town before moving on to our next site just outside Figueira Da Foz. It was another Orbitur with access to a fantastic beach but it was getting a little chilly. From there we moved up to a site outside of Aveiro at ilhavo & cycled along the river to Costa Nova with all its candy striped houses. It was about 15km round ride. We had a day in Aveiro & rode a gondola & had lunch. We liked it here. We then drove up to Porto & stayed on a site at Vila Cha. From the site you could get a taxi 8 euros to the metro station then a 40 min metro ride into the city( easy). We loved Porto there is so much to see & will certainly be back. We then travelled into the middle of no where where you can watch Iberian wolves & stayed on a very quiet site( Figueruela De Arriba) but had a fantastic lamb meal cooked by the owner. Our final leg took us to the capital of the Rioja country Haro. We stayed on a site next to the river with a 5 min walk into town with its many tapas & wine bars. Here we met many fellow Brits all on their way back to the ferry. We drove about one & half hours to catch our ferry at Bilbao after a fab adventure. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
    Josie.
     
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  8. Dogsense

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    Thanks Josie
    Shame we couldn't do it together lol.
     
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