Spain, Portugal winter sun - where are you going?

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  1. Daz n Tina

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    Hi we are thinking of heading to spain and then to portugal from mid January to the first week in march. Heading to Beni and then moving around the coast - who else is heading that way? is there an planned rallies, meets like last year?
     
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    Hi
    We are on the 4th Jan Ferry to Bilboa, 38 days at Las Galitos, then Almafra C&CC Rally 48 days then up to Bonterrs Park to the end of May on the C&CC Rally, home the begining of June. Pete :):):):)
     
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    We have not been there but everyone who went last winter gave great reviews

    http://motorhomefriends.com/

    It will definitely be on our list next time we visit Portugal. (y)
     
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    we ship out on the 28th dec for hopefully 2 months 1st stop will be el raco benidorm then who knows may move may stay but im seriously looking at the bilbao portsmouth route back instead of the shite at calais and its at a price which is also appealing
     
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    I agree Bill we usually go through the tunnel but when you add fuel costs and extra travelling time it don't make sense. I think we will go from Portsmouth to Santander. Not to worried about the grief in Calais as I think the immigrants have already toured spain
     
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    Bolnuevo for me , as its only up the road .
     
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    And ??????? :)

    Closes for summer, a lot of these aires are quiet at that time.
    The OP is not going till January, so will be ok...
    A few of us stayed there just for a night stop on route back from the Bellavista meet...
     
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    my tunnel is already done for this year but the return will be bilbao or santander was gonna change try for refund from tunnel and get the ferry but going out on the 27th dec is near twice the price they want for the return end of feb start of march
     
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    Camperstopsierraespuna is closed from end of April until 1st November, with a client base mainly made up of northern Europeans wintering in Spain it does not make sence to remain open during the summer months. Spanish motorhomers flock to the coast in search of sea breeze and shade. Opening times for the camperstop will be relaxed nearer the opening date, if we or our neighbours are at home then if you want to arrive, then please do so, you won't be turned away. The period of closure allows us to take our holidays without the need to have someone around for the odd €7 per night, and most of the summer weeks can go by without a single visitor. Wintertime is a totally different scene, we have many nationalities who have supported the camperstop and in return we have provided them with even more facilities, the new shower and washing machine has been a fantastic success, a WiFi power increase now avoids the blackspot we were experiencing. Hope to see you this wintertime.
     
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    We're heading south through the eastern side of France starting tomorrow planning on wandering through Portugal to be at Cabanas by November ish.
     
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    we leave this Friday Britany economy ferry Sat morning to Santander then Tapas and vino until April ,oh yes mainly at cabo De Gata
     
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    Interesting thread for me I live in Alhama de Murcia ( 10 mins from Totana Camperstop) so keen to see were you all go for Winter?
     
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    Camping Pinar San Jose in Zahora from November till April - Home Sweet Home (y)
     
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    Not far from you at La Manga, did the bike ride down your local mountain last year. Out of 20 pensioners only one fell off.

    Mike
     
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    Sierra Espuna great for Biking Kayaks, Water Rapids , Quad bikes etc recommend Hotel Mariposa at Gebas (follow road to Pleigo and Mula from Alhama de Murcia) (look it up on internet) great deals for all sorts of activities including Music themed nights and Hotel accommodation etc it is even possible if all rooms booked to park Motorhome close by and sleep it off. Mark the proprietor and his team go out of their way to the customers . Great value.
     
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