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Anyone visited this by motorhome ?
I am led to believe it's the most reasonable option. My grandson really wants to go. So I guess I must try my best to make it happen.

Any tips hints greatly received
Thanks Paul
If Monza is anything to go by the campsite there is four times more expensive than it is in its normal high season during the GP.
 
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We are thinking about going to the one of the Endurance races at Spa as very reasonably priced.Just started looking.
 
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possibly not suitable for your grandson but this is great for the older F1 fans very reasonable ticket prices, iconic circuit and easy travel in from Menton municipal
When I visited Monaco for the F1 I stayed in villeneuve loubet in France at the camping de l’hippodrome an excellent site with swimming pool and washers and dryers and got the train into Monaco!
You must book this site by telephone you can’t just turn up! 👍😁😎
 
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We went to the Spa F1 last year in the Motorhome. Booked a pitch via the official ticket site when purchasing the weekend tickets.
Basically a parking space in a field with about 1000 other motorhomes and a couple of portaloos. Fresh drinking water and a ruddy great plastic container to empty the cassette.
Take ear plugs, the Verstappen fans know how to party. 15 minute walk to the circuit
Happy to answer any questions
 
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I stopped in the car park overnight for free at Petit Coo, en route to the Black Forest a few years back. There's also a campsite by the river, Chem. des Faravennes 5, 4970 Stavelot, Belgium. There's a couple more sites at Stavelot. It's just six miles from Petit Coo to Eau Rouge.
 
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We went last year and stayed at a pop up site called camping des sources. It's a bit quieter than the official camping sites but had catering and a marquee for the bar. It was a 25 min walk from the entrance but they did run a shuttle bus. Thursday to Sunday night with electric was €279 but like everything else has gone up for this year. We had Friends on a campsite down the road in a tent and on the Sunday they were 7 hours getting out the car park as the roads were closed to let the official coaches out. It was absolute carnage. Not sure tickets are available still for this year probably sold out by now.

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For my birthday in 2020, my son bought tickets for him and me to go to the Spa F1 race. Covered Grandstand at Eau Rouge. I paid for Camping and the Tunnel. However Covid came along, so that didn't happen!

We revalidated the F1 tickets for 2021, and I got a full refund from Le Tunnel. I requested that my camping booking also be carried forward.

I had booked with Camping 35 which was in Stavelot, within easy walking distance for the circuit. Booking was easy, but after that it was almost impossible to contact them. I only ever got a verbal assurance that my booking would be carried forward. When we arrived, I was initially very upset when he announced that he had no record of my booking – and then burst out laughing when he saw my face.

It was a big site – three fields, though we were allocated a space on long grass on a bit of a slope. I had paid for EHU, but needed my 25m and 15m leads to reach the socket. They had a beer tent and wagon selling food. Toilets were rudimentary – (gents urinal outside) but they were kept spotless. There was someone on duty outside from 7:0am till 10:pm, taking money for the showers and mopping out the facilities.

Over that weekend, almost every bit of spare land becomes a parking lot in Stavelot, with big signs up - Camping 22, Camping 35 etc.

As has been said – the fans really know how to party! A large van parked up about 50m from us, and when they opened the doors it was full to the roof with cases of beer, and included a set of 2m high speakers. They set up a big party tent complete with strobe lights and mixing desk. They then started playing awful cheesy music with the volume turned up to 11! It carried on till about 2:30am. There was an elderly couple in a large MH parked right opposite. I felt sorry for them. The scene was duplicated all over the site – each one trying to compete to be the loudest.

We got there Thursday evening, and the walk down to the circuit in the morning was awful. Queue was 5 people wide and 500m long. The main problem was all the additional paperwork checks for Covid Passes. After about an hour of slow shuffle, they made some changes and things sped up.

We watched racing and practice from the stand, but then went for a walk and decided that for Quali we would walk across the centre of the circuit to Turn 12 (Pouhon). We made an early start the next morning with hardly any queue and managed to get space for our chairs on a high bank just in front of a stand. It was a good place to be, but it rained a lot.

There are lots of food and drink tents everywhere. They do not take money!

You must buy a charge card which gets loaded with “Credits” and every beer of burger is a number of Credits. It’s not cheap! Take care to check that they debit you the correct amount – try and keep an eye on the till screen. My son discovered that after buying a couple of beers and pizzas, he had been debited £20 too much. He only realised later so we couldn’t even challenge it.

We went to the stand the next day for the race. Despite the location by Eau Rouge and the premium price, (€650 each this year) we couldn’t actually see the corner! The stand was too shallow, and high up. There was a big screen in front though. I think they have built a new permanent stand now.

You may recall that the race never took place because of the weather. Having sat there waiting for 3 hours, the cars did two laps behind the safety car and the race was cancelled!

All things considered though, it was a great weekend. It was my first time in the MH in Europe. We caught an early tunnel booking and made it to Spa by nightfall. On the Monday we had a slow start – including having to be towed off the field, after 4 days of nearly continuous rain, and stopped at an Aire just outside Bergues, so that we had a short drive to the tunnel on Tuesday.
 
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Rob RAM has been a couple of times recently, perhaps he may be able to advise if he sees this.
Morning Neil, I've just seen this. I'll be in touch with Cyberyacht re camp sites. Hope your both well? Cheers Rob.
 
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Yes we’re fine, thanks. We are staying in a pub/hotel near Ashbourne celebrating the day we met.
It looks like you are having a great time👍
Love to you both from us two xx
 
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For my birthday in 2020, my son bought tickets for him and me to go to the Spa F1 race. Covered Grandstand at Eau Rouge. I paid for Camping and the Tunnel. However Covid came along, so that didn't happen!

We revalidated the F1 tickets for 2021, and I got a full refund from Le Tunnel. I requested that my camping booking also be carried forward.

I had booked with Camping 35 which was in Stavelot, within easy walking distance for the circuit. Booking was easy, but after that it was almost impossible to contact them. I only ever got a verbal assurance that my booking would be carried forward. When we arrived, I was initially very upset when he announced that he had no record of my booking – and then burst out laughing when he saw my face.

It was a big site – three fields, though we were allocated a space on long grass on a bit of a slope. I had paid for EHU, but needed my 25m and 15m leads to reach the socket. They had a beer tent and wagon selling food. Toilets were rudimentary – (gents urinal outside) but they were kept spotless. There was someone on duty outside from 7:0am till 10:pm, taking money for the showers and mopping out the facilities.

Over that weekend, almost every bit of spare land becomes a parking lot in Stavelot, with big signs up - Camping 22, Camping 35 etc.

As has been said – the fans really know how to party! A large van parked up about 50m from us, and when they opened the doors it was full to the roof with cases of beer, and included a set of 2m high speakers. They set up a big party tent complete with strobe lights and mixing desk. They then started playing awful cheesy music with the volume turned up to 11! It carried on till about 2:30am. There was an elderly couple in a large MH parked right opposite. I felt sorry for them. The scene was duplicated all over the site – each one trying to compete to be the loudest.

We got there Thursday evening, and the walk down to the circuit in the morning was awful. Queue was 5 people wide and 500m long. The main problem was all the additional paperwork checks for Covid Passes. After about an hour of slow shuffle, they made some changes and things sped up.

We watched racing and practice from the stand, but then went for a walk and decided that for Quali we would walk across the centre of the circuit to Turn 12 (Pouhon). We made an early start the next morning with hardly any queue and managed to get space for our chairs on a high bank just in front of a stand. It was a good place to be, but it rained a lot.

There are lots of food and drink tents everywhere. They do not take money!

You must buy a charge card which gets loaded with “Credits” and every beer of burger is a number of Credits. It’s not cheap! Take care to check that they debit you the correct amount – try and keep an eye on the till screen. My son discovered that after buying a couple of beers and pizzas, he had been debited £20 too much. He only realised later so we couldn’t even challenge it.

We went to the stand the next day for the race. Despite the location by Eau Rouge and the premium price, (€650 each this year) we couldn’t actually see the corner! The stand was too shallow, and high up. There was a big screen in front though. I think they have built a new permanent stand now.

You may recall that the race never took place because of the weather. Having sat there waiting for 3 hours, the cars did two laps behind the safety car and the race was cancelled!

All things considered though, it was a great weekend. It was my first time in the MH in Europe. We caught an early tunnel booking and made it to Spa by nightfall. On the Monday we had a slow start – including having to be towed off the field, after 4 days of nearly continuous rain, and stopped at an Aire just outside Bergues, so that we had a short drive to the tunnel on Tuesday.
I love F1 and would love to go to Spa but having read of your experience, I'll make do with the TV.
 
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Probably a bit like Wimbledon. You get a better view on the TV. As an aside RAM I haven't stayed at any sites in the area, merely did an overnight in a car park nearby en route to the Black Forest, so no actual experience of them.

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Probably a bit like Wimbledon. You get a better view on the TV. As an aside RAM I haven't stayed at any sites in the area, merely did an overnight in a car park nearby en route to the Black Forest, so no actual experience of them.
Hi. Last year we stopped at L'eau Rouge campsite. Decent facilities, reasonably quiet at night , full of Verstappen fans, but still ok. A 25/30 min walk or even better scooter/ cycle trip and you're at the circuit ( Stavelot). Once in there you can walk to all areas. Would recommend the end of the Kemmel straight. My daughter booked everything, but I believe the Bronze three day pass was reasonable at around £100 per person. Great fun, done it twice, cheers Rob.
 
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