salou motorhome or plane

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  1. paulus the woodgnome

    paulus the woodgnome Read Only Funster

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    want to go to salou for a two week holiday end of june
    with the price of fuel should i take the motorhome and spend a few days travelling there and back or just book a holiday on a plane and get there quicker and spend more time there
    if i take the motorhome how long and how many days to get there without two much travelling each day
    which route to take without too many tolls and what are the best and cheapest stopovers on route that i can easily get in
    thanks for any info
    paulus:thumb:
     
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    Personally I would drive and see a bit of France and other parts of Spain.

    Salou is a lovely town, but I would take five/six days driving down and back,,,, three days down three days back and a week at Salou.:thumb: Save waisting two days of your hard earned holiday faffing around at airport`s. :Blush:

    Costing`s I`m not really sure, but why pay £££££££££££`s for a motorhome and not use it on a super trip.. :thumb:
     
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    With the price of fuel these days it could be more expensive taking the van, depending whether you could get a very cheap price for flights and hotel.

    But in the van IT WILL BE MUCH MORE FUN......:thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:

    Book that ferry now and start preparing the van and planning the route.......

    .....and be sure to cross the bridge at Millau, no matter how often you cross it, it's Amazing!

    Callum
     
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    I just lobbed it into Via Michelin and called it a car and caravan, you can't "avoid motorways" on their program but you can at least "avoid tolls".

    Nott to Salou = 1088 miles, at a petrol cost of £105.33.

    Driving time, 24hrs 35mins with 9hrs 45mins on Mways.

    So off mways entirely, more miles more money and more time.

    Haven't partic looked at the route but surely if you fly, you'll need to pay for a hotel rather than a campsite and the hotel is def going to be dearer and everything else as you can't just have a drink (alc or cuppa) when you want one etc can you? OTOH you should get a complete rest.

    Utterly different holidays - room for both in ones repertoire!
     
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    paulus the woodgnome Read Only Funster

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    not sure about 100 pounds for diesel
    surely would be a lot more
     
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    Hi i would drive to Salou as I did it last year and I would look at about £400 for diesel a fantastic trip and as already been said why stand in a airport for 2 days when you can enjoy the journey with the motorhome you already have. there is a site in the centre of Salou where you can get good public transport if you want or just walk to the beach. It will cost about £800 for a week for 2 if you are lucky on a package half board

    http://www.camping-lasiesta.com/

    Rob
     
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    Basing it on an average of 1.30 using autoroute with as few tolls as possible it is giving a cost of fuel 1 way of 300.52 I based milage on 20 round town and 25 on motorway/duel carriageways. no price for tolls and it took 3 days driving for most of the day eg. 9am -4.30pm. I have driven to just past Salou quite a few times and long hours driving doesnt phaze me as having driven for a living am used to long hours behind the wheel, I also drive well past there when visiting family down in San Miguel de Salinas, but its not fun if you are eager to get to your desination spending the whole day driving. So for a 2 week break I would fly.

    If you choose to fly and want to book the whole thing yourself and will use Ryan air they fly into Reus which is 20 mins from Salou and there are plenty of hotels with offers on not only in Salou but also Cap Salou and La Pinnada which is 5 mins from Salou by car. I think for 2 weeks i would fly and hire a car if choosing my own hotel/itinery or if a good deal can be got via a travel agents use that
     
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    yeah i think perhaps flying is probably best
    i think i might spend two weeks around hollan france luxembourg etc in motorhome and then fly to salou for a week in sept:thumb:



    it would cost me

    481,00 euros

    to stop here
    http://www.sanguli.es/en/sanguli-salou
    for 9 nights then diesel at approx 600 pounds = approx 1081 (i know it is 481 euros but not far off that in pounds) add on tolls
    it is nearly the price of a package deal for the three of us
     
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