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  1. townhouse104

    townhouse104 Funster

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    Hi
    We recently bought our first RV & plan to leave the UK in February by ferry to Northern Spain, our thoughts were then to turn west & follow the coast of Spain & eventually down the Portuguese coast to the Med & back into Spain & eventually to France. The RV is 35' approx., will we need to book each stopover in advance or is it feasible to plan something less organised? Is there an organisation who could help to route plan such a trip & advise on stops. Any advice gratefully received!
     
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    You should have little problem on going as you please and planning one or two days ahead. Take a look at Vicarious books website and get some their books of Aires - enjoy your trip
     
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    Just plan your first nights stop, campsite or camperstop media will help, and plan as you go along........the Spanish North coast will be quiet as will Portugal up to arriving on the Algarve....then you need to decide where to stay, same applies on the popular parts of the Spanish Costas...arrive early. One point is, as always, Easter....gets busy then, very busy indeed. Enjoy.
     
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    Hi and welcome to the fun forum. Great advice from Martin, you'll be fine. Enjoy.
     
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    Hello Welcome to Fun, I would say read as much as you can on the forum, put various relevant questions into the search at the top you will be amazed at the information there, have a look at people's signatures some have links on aires routes etc a mine of information.
    :welcomesign:
     
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    In February I think you might find a fair few sites closed in northern Spain. The weather can be a bit indifferent especially in the mountains.

    But there are quiet a few publications available listing camper stops and sites.

    Acsi is a low season discount card which is available from vicarious books. It comes with a book listing all their partner sites which gives their opening dates.

    But as previously advised post some questions on the forum.
     
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    Thanks so much to everyone for your time & advice, it is all a bit daunting but I am sure we will be fine once we are off !!
     
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    When I had the R-V. I used the Caravan club Europe book, the Michelin Aires de France. (English translation), I used (still do) "Autoroute" for Planning, although it is now no longer updated. And a decent Sat Nav!, my Garmin has full European ASCI sites loaded. Word of warning, I found that even the "truck" setting will put you wrong occasionally!. I double check with a Truckers Atlas!. A lot of people stick to toll roads, but I found that you can get just as far almost as quick on N roads, without cost.
     
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    Thanks Pete, I am just having a new sat nav fitted but will take your advice & double check everything on a truckers road atlas.
     
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    i just used all the aires books. we didnt have any problems on where to park as long as you make sure its the right ones.
    in the book they have pictures of a coach. we used them.
    good luck on your trip ,may see you down there in march .
     
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    Thanks for your advice, hope we see you.
     

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