Winter in Spain

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  1. Andy McWebby

    Andy McWebby Read Only Funster

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    We are planning to go to Spain for October and Nov, and advice on how to find campsites still open in France en route and is it necessary to book Spain in advance or just turn up? We would rather have the flexibility of booking when we get there as we like to move around. We are newbies to motorhomes this year!
     
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  3. tonka

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    I know you have asked for campsites but the aires network is fine, october will be a bit chilly so you may not want to hang around to much anyway. So they are ideal for single night stops while on route.
    Some sites may be busy as "over wintering" is getting more and more popular but cant see any issues with just turning up.. I always did that and only ever failed once but I think is was because we only wanted 1 night..
    Makes sense to move about and try a few spots...

    GO FOR IT.. !!!!!

    This may help... still work in progress but give you some ideas..
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/tnr5ij7rv42hzrn/Camper route and stops.txt
     
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  4. Andy McWebby

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    Thanks Tonka this is most helpful. We have the aires book too, I'm hoping Spain will still be quite warm, we are planning to head for Cambrills area not far from Barcelona
     
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    Try "camperstop" I consider one the best aires book covering all of Europe
    colyboy
     
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  7. Andy McWebby

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    By the way is it Marboue?
     
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    I think Marboue is about 200 miles from PV
     
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    Marboue, yes.... Have I spelt it wrong.. ?? Would be about right for me..
    If your going costa dorada then that may not be the best route....

    Cambrills area is getting end of season,, We did lots of Octobers down there at camping La Siesta in Salou and taking Grandkids to Portadventura etc... Sites do start to close.... Further south is better....
     
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    You should have no problem getting into Cambrills Playa site as it's too far North for most winter campers but okay for October and maybe November.
    If you prefer to use sites then there are some open but you have to do a bit of searching to find them. We will be travelling through France in November and usually stay at Camping Acacia at Tours. Have a look at the Camping Club Winter brochure which has details of some en route sites or the ACSI book.

    Mike
     
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  11. Andy McWebby

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    would you recommend Alicanti area?
     
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    \we all have our favourites ours is the Almeria area. further south its warmer and drier but often a little windy
     
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    Last year we toured around Spain/Portugal from early September to late November.

    We stayed in Altea, just outside Benidorm.

    On bonfire night it was 34C in the afternoon.

    They were still swimming in the sea.

    It was lovely. (y)
     
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    Excellent resource there tonka, many thanks!
     
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    Definatly.... Valencia downwards is the place to be....
     
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    Were off later this month back in April. Slow or fast through France using Aires then Capbreton. Over the border then possibly down the Ebro Valley. Normally we just head over the high plains to Valencia then down the coast as far as we wish then turn round and back again by whatever route we decide. No formal plans.
     
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    Most of the best pitches are pre-booked by long termers on the popular sites but never yet booked a pitch in advance when touring around Spain .
     
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    You're always welcome at PV, where we are always open, hardstandings (no muddy pitches here), and a Funster discount! As Mike D said above, you will be very welcome.
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    Marboue is a great little aire we always use it on the way home.

    Ginny
     
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    We are fancying Altea, which site did you use and what did you think of the site?

    Ginny
     
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