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Awaycation Winter Sun 2022

Outward Bound....

I spent a few hours over the bank holiday looking at the route to take from Calais to Alcocebre.

I used the Ohrex to plan a non-toll journey from the channel to the resort in Spain. It seems to be taking the A20/N20 from around Orleans to Toulouse.

As we have 5 nights on the way south before the check in at the resort I have been looking on the Camping Car Parking app for places to overnight. The aires have electric hook-up points (EHU) and I have been looking at those where it seems to have an equal ratio of EHU to pitches! With so many people getting away in the winter I'd rather be guaranteed a hook-up! We do have the LPG gas for cooking and heating. The van can also run the water heater and the ducted air heating from the EHU as well.

As for the cost. The aires I have looked at are generally about €10 to €11 per night. The plus factor on top of the cost is that most look to be open all year. It seems that many French campsites shut up for the year in October! Even on the Mediterranean coast!

The aires I have selected so far involve a few longer days at the start of the trip. Currently I have stops at:

As a compromise to the aire in Alenya I am also looking at a few campsites in the area. There are actually a few open! I have emailed a couple that look okay and that get good reviews to see what is open onsite and nearby when we are in the area.

That leaves one overnight and I didn't like the aires on offer on the apps in Spain and so I resorted to pitchup.com. I plumped for a campsite near Blanes. It gets good reviews both on Pitchup and even from the unpredictable Tripadvisor!

I have emailed them to find out what is open when we are there. Sadly the restaurant is closed, so is the pool, but I reckon we can do without either of them in late November. As long as we can walk along the promenade to the town and get something to eat and drink, then we will be fine.

Another route idea I have been looking at is on the MMM website where they suggest going to Irun and then using Pamplona as the jump off point in Spain - https://www.outandaboutlive.co.uk/motorhomes/articles/travel/the-long-road-south-a-winter-route-to-the-spanish-costas-in-your

Next job will be to have a look on the return journey. We have 9 overnights. And again we need to get Reggie's AHC stamped and his worm pill done.

Posted by InvictaMoto 22:03 Archived in France Tagged awaycation_winter_sun_2022

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