Picks de Europa

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by namwaldog, Mar 19, 2015.

  1. namwaldog

    namwaldog Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2015
    Messages:
    416
    Likes Received:
    715
    Location:
    Cumbria
    Anyone any experience of this area? Suitable for 7.3 m MH? Currently in Northern Spain and wondering if it would be OK?
     
  2. namwaldog

    namwaldog Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2015
    Messages:
    416
    Likes Received:
    715
    Location:
    Cumbria
    Sorry predictive text!,,
    Picos. De Europa
     
  3. jonandshell

    jonandshell Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2010
    Messages:
    5,251
    Likes Received:
    7,858
    Location:
    West Norfolk
    There's a campsite at Fuente De, you should be able to squeeze in there.
    We visited about 6 years ago in a 6.5m van.

    Its next to the cable car and offers good views with no climbing!
     
  4. jonandshell

    jonandshell Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2010
    Messages:
    5,251
    Likes Received:
    7,858
    Location:
    West Norfolk
    During our visit, there appeared to be a couple of larger vans on the cablecar car park.
    I can't confirm whether they stayed overnight though!
     
  5. jonandshell

    jonandshell Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2010
    Messages:
    5,251
    Likes Received:
    7,858
    Location:
    West Norfolk
    During our visit, there appeared to be a couple of larger vans on the cablecar car park.
    I can't confirm whether they stayed overnight though!
     
  6. jemhorn

    jemhorn Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2013
    Messages:
    365
    Likes Received:
    313
    Location:
    Bideford, Devon
    Yes not a problem for you as said before Fuentes De ok but there are a couple of sites you will pass on the way which are really good and have great views over the area. The cable cable at Fuente De is a must.
     
  7. John Laidler

    John Laidler Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2013
    Messages:
    8,563
    Likes Received:
    11,535
    Location:
    Plympton, Devon
    The Picos are spectacular and also famous for getting three seasons in a day. Wrap up warm even in August!
     
  8. jemhorn

    jemhorn Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2013
    Messages:
    365
    Likes Received:
    313
    Location:
    Bideford, Devon
    Have you been to Le Paz near Llanes. There's a cracking site there overlooking the coast. It's a bit like the Minack in Cornwall the difference being you park in the seats!
     

    Attached Files:

  9. Viennese

    Viennese Funster

    Joined:
    May 21, 2008
    Messages:
    2,346
    Likes Received:
    2,520
    Location:
    Oxford
    The site at Potes is great, and so is the town. Don't forget to order 'mountain stew' in the restaurants there!
     
  10. gillnphil

    gillnphil Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2010
    Messages:
    887
    Likes Received:
    3,324
    Location:
    West Suffolk
    Love the Picos Europa region. Last visit 2 years ago, it snowed in June, not kidding. We hotfooted it across Spain to Tarragona.
    If you get a chance visit " Guernica" Near Bilbao, where Franco used the Germans and Italians to Bomb his own people and wiped out his opposition.
    Phil
     
  11. Eamless

    Eamless Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2013
    Messages:
    184
    Likes Received:
    925
    Location:
    London
    You will have no problems and the place is stunning. There are campsites, aires and places to park everywhere. Visit riano for one of the best views in Europe, can his for cheese, walk the gorge, do the cable car. Potes has one of the best campsites in Spain. Roads are a little narrow and twisty but in great Nick. All the info you need is on our blog. Www.eamlesstravels.com
    Cheers
     
    • Like Like x 1
  12. Viennese

    Viennese Funster

    Joined:
    May 21, 2008
    Messages:
    2,346
    Likes Received:
    2,520
    Location:
    Oxford
    Thanks for the blog link - very useful!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  13. jemhorn

    jemhorn Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2013
    Messages:
    365
    Likes Received:
    313
    Location:
    Bideford, Devon
    Mountain food for mountain men!!
     
  14. f6c

    f6c Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2010
    Messages:
    2,861
    Likes Received:
    729
    Location:
    gloucestershire
    Love the Picos Potes lovely old town camp site 1.5 k up the road.
     
  15. berni109

    berni109 Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2012
    Messages:
    293
    Likes Received:
    248
    Location:
    worcester
    Went to Portes and stayed for a couple of nights in May it was chilly at night so might be a bit cold now. Well worth the time to get there from the coast and an interesting drive up the valley We were in a PVC and that was tight in places especially off the main road.
     
  16. SilverF1

    SilverF1 Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2010
    Messages:
    110
    Likes Received:
    68
    Location:
    Worcestershire
    You might also want to visit the El Soplao cave system about 35 miles or so south-west of Santander. Makes the Cheddar caves look small. You could probably overnight there as there are no barriers.

    We went through the Picos a few years ago in a 7.3m MH. Single deck buses use the main roads so no great issues going through.
     
Loading...

Share This Page