travel from uk to france and spain

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  1. eazilife

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    we are new to motorhomes,we want to go this November to spain via france for approx. six weeks,any help and hints welcome
     
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    Hi & welcome to Motorhome'fun'

    Route can involve tolls, quicker but less scenic or
    Non toll more relaxing and you can choose Aires to stop at on your way down
     
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    Hello, lots of info to tap into on the resources section as far as routes go. Really depends on what your interests are?.France & spain are great countries to explore. Whatever you decide I'm sure you'll have a fantastic time. Happy travels.(y).Chris & Jean.
     
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    it's winter.. so be prepared for a cold trip through France.. sites are closed, aires are open but some may have the water shut off.
    You may also encounter snow..

    some prefer using the Ferry to Spain .. Santander or Bilbao.. Brittany Ferries

    In Spain.. head for the South East, around Almeria for the best weather ..

    Some 'snowbirds' in fact quite a lot.. over-winter in Benidorm.. not my personal choice.. but there are several sites to choose from... very popular.

    In the Social Groups section there is a group with plenty of information.. (available to full members) .. Benidorm Snowbirds http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/forum/groups/benidorm-snowbirds.9/group
     
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    We left in January and took the ferry from Portsmouth to Santander. Came back early April via France - Northern France was cold and closed. Would suggest you follow @scotjimland advice and get to Spain as soon as possible.
     
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    Welcome... There is so much info on here just start reading,,
    If you decide to subscribe (£15) there is more info in the resources section and you can use the search facility. Plus message people if you have specific questions..
    Many of us do the trip to Spain... (y)
     
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    We did this trip with much advice from this forum. France is closed, as others have said. Take enough provisions. We didn't and found that in village Aires we couldn't find shops or restaurants open. Please join the forum to access the resources section, particularly Tonkas route. Good luck and welcome
     
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    Hi and welcome to FUN. Try using the search bar in the top right corner. :)
     
  12. eazilife

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    ok thanks for the advice, have got a few months to plan it
     
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    Canna really help as we do the trip in 3 days !! Straight down to Spain to catch the rays !! (y)
     
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    Follow tonka's western route, works for us.(y)
     
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