hi to all,can anyone give me advice please?on our way to malaga in a couple of weeks,from santander and we want to have one night in a campsite about half way, name and route would be great,its our first trip to spain:Blush::thumb:
We did that route in reverse about 3 years ago - didn't stay at the camp site, but stayed in a Pension very close to centre of town (which is really lovely).thanks jaydee,thats was really helpful,we will go that way and really looking forward to it,will let you know how we get on,:thumb:
Sorry guys. We never seemed to do a straight run through France, except once, in a car, from Cannes and Pat navigated us brilliantly around the Paris Periferique - not for the faint hearted, but very straightforward, as long as you both keep eagle-eyes open for the right exit sign (we missed it first time round, but you can bet we caught it the next time ). But you want to avoid Paris - don't blame you. Incidentally all your mapping software wants to take you to Paris because those are the fastest most direct roads and Paris is fairly central to France; it takes quite a bit of juggling to avoid it.Hi again JayDee, it was great meeting you at Newark.
The post on the route through Spain was excellent and I have copied it for future reference. Do you have an equally good one for getting through France, definitely bypassing Paris and preferrably not on main motorways. We want to head for Toulouse/south of France. We have tried every map, google, mappy michelin etc etc, one is good for this, another for that. etc etc.
What we really want is personal experience of a pleasant route down, (we have never driven abroad before) which is not just endless boring motorway, but is also not bendy narrow roads.
Any help you can give will be greatly appreciated
Ginny and Michael
Oh well life a bitch.Hi there,
We are actually at the Aranjuez site tonight, and it is a lovely ( GPS ref: N 40 deg 04.243, W 003 deg 59.995 ), pitches of all sizes, nice firm ground, electric and taps on each pitch and great shower blocks, and only charged 14 Euros plus 5 euros for the WiFi if you want it.
That's great. We haven't stayed there but it looked pretty good on the web and Alan Rogers
One thing I would say is that a lot of the roads in Spain have been renumbered and our tomtom and the mapbook we have (2008 AA edition) did not have the new road systems marked on.
Oh that's just great - all my road numbers are historic, from Autoroute 2007. Sorry Joanie and Ginny, you'll need to double check the road numbers. Grrr. I wish they wouldn't do that
We got around the outer Madrid ring road the M50/A4 which is a toll free motorway and easy to drive on. The Spanish police seem to be cracking down on "A" frames, the chap in the ARV next to us has been stopped twice so far :Sad:
This is our first trip abroad with our van and we have been travelling down from Calais over the past week, it has been great fun. We have been picking camp sites out of our ACSI book and using the Aires book for France as we have gone along, no fixed route or timing other than we have to be in Malaga by 7th April ready to go to Morocco.
Good luck with your trip which ever route you take