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    bikerbri

    bikerbri52

    Road Trip Phto's
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    Valkrider

    Our Spanish Holiday 2018

    During our recent holiday around Spain we did not visit all the places that we had planned due to the poor weather on the north coast which is unusual for this time of year. However, we had a great time away for an extended period in our Adria Sonic, we covered a total of 2163 kilometres and this consumed 255 litres of diesel which cost €308 and we stayed in 6 different campsites for a cost of €309. A brief review of our campsites in order: Camping Entrerobbles near Soria - this was our second visit to this site and nothing has changed in the 12 months since our last visit, there was still no wifi, the pool wasn't yet open despite the 32 degree temperature. The mushroom meal in the campsite restaurant was very good like last time. The site is remote and transport is needed for a longer stay. Cost €23pn. Caravanning Oyambre near Comillas - again this was our second visit to this site and nothing had changed in the year since we had last stayed here. We stayed in the same area as last year. Unfortunately the weather was poor with rain, wind and grey skies every day. The campsite restaurant was as good as before and the staff as usual were very helpful. The taxi into Comillas for the Friday market was only €6 each way. ACSI site. Cost €19pn. Camping Cudillero near Cudillero - a nice grassy site with large pitches and excellent fast wifi. The campsite restaurant was just OK and nothing special. This was another site where transport was required to do any local exploring as it was some distance from town and a steep climb down to the beach down a twisty road. The weather here was terrible with torrential rain, hail storms and high winds. ACSI site. Cost €17pn. Camping Pedro Ponce in Sahagun - this site is a municipal one and is right on the pilgrim route from Santiago de Compostella. The touring pitches are large grass areas with unmarked pitches so that you can take as much room as you need. We stayed here for some time as we liked the site and it was only 10 minutes walk into town. There was lots to see in the town as well as a large Dia supermarket. The campsite restaurant looked nothing and the menu was nothing special, however, the chef was excellent and everything was home-made from local produce and was excellent and very cheap. Refurbished wash blocks and modern facilities with free wifi made this a remarkably cheap site and was a favourite. €15pn Camping Ruta de la Plata near Salamanca - this site was very disappointing given that it was an ACSI site, the wash blocks and in fact the entire site was old and tired and in need of some time and money spending on it. The earth pitches were over grown with weeds, the trees were in need of pruning as they scraped both the sides and the roof of the motorhome. There was only one fresh water tap for the whole site and manoeuvring into the grey waste disposal point was not easy. The campsite restaurant was only open for light breakfast and closed for the rest of the day. The only thing to recommend it was the bus stop right outside the door to Salamanca itself. Cost €19.20pn. Kiko Park Rural near Villargodo de Cabril - again this was our second visit to this site in 12 months and nothing had changed. Reasonably large fully serviced gravel pitches with little shade and can be quite windy at times. The onsite restaurant is good and the free wifi speed is OK for emails and browsing but little else. The wash room facilities are starting to look a bit tired with shower doors rotting at the bottom and toilet cisterns not attached to the wall. Our most expensive site and not really worth the money in comparison with other sites that we stayed at on this trip. Transport would be needed if staying for any period of time as it is in the middle of nowhere. ACSI site that cost €28pn.
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    bikerbri

    Our Spanish Holiday 2018

    Useful reviews for anyone planning trips to Spain, as for ACSI I tend to regard them on the same par as Estate Agents regarding their reviews, most of my 'bad sites' some of which I never mentioned were not quite as expected or differed totally from what I found on arrival.Hope your UK trip in August goes well.
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    bikerbri

    Camping Kikopark, Oliva.

    Camping Kikopark is an excellent site located along a magnificent beach and just minuets from the town of Oliva. The pitches are large hardstanding with overhead shades and euro electric hook up/water/grey water disposal. Facilities are very good and site is very well maintained. We booked in for 5 days and stayed 10 thanks in part to the numerous places of interest to visit and Oliva itself. A perfect base to see so much of what Spain has to offer. Fee's were 25 euro's per night plus electric (metered) and WiFi which added very little to the overall bill. Oliva quickly became our favourite location on our tour and Kikopark the icing on the cake. A cafe and well equipped shop plus a restaurant overlooking the beach and marina plus swimming pool. Oliva town we came to know quite well, typically spanish but not 'touristy' with numerous bars/cafe's and huge weekly market. Friendly & Welcoming. Travel Tips = Denia is a short drive away and well worth it. Its Marina and Castle dominate the new (marina)& old town reached through its famous tunnel under the castle. Every street is a cafe culture dream come true with countless bars/restaurants and shaded seating area's around the main square. Vall de Ebo Caves. = The route to this cave is breathtaking, leaving the city of Pego the road snakes round hairpin bends climbing sharply upwards to 550metres with spectacular views, decending into the tiny village of Vall de Ebo deep in the mountains. The cave is on the outskirts with its renowned Stalactites & Stalagmites , an amazing spectacle.Guided tour 4 euro's each. Gata de Gorgos. = Spanish town world famous for its Basket Weaving where numerous shops line the main street selling the most incredible variety of goods (and the unusua)l all hand woven. Simat de la Valldigna Monestry. = The most incredible journey possible. Deep in the valley surrounded by high mountains this monestary under renovation is breathtaking. The route from Gandia to Barx up into the mountains is stunning but leaving Barx to Simat is incredible. Special viewing points along a steeply decending hairpin road add to the wonder of this location. The feeling of awe inside the monestry is evident, plus outside the entrance are 2 small cafe's selling excellent food set amongst the little spanish houses. A visit never to be forgotten. We visited all these attractions and would recommend to all. (Special thanks to Valkrider on this forum for his local knowledge) No photo's allowed on this topic unfortunately.
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    Can thoroughly recommend it Gordon
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    bikerbri

    Camping Bonterra Park, Benicassim

    There are 3 main campsites in Benicassim, we decided to inspect all 3 before choosing but Bonterra Park far exceeded the competition. The campsite is 300metres from the beach and offers very high quality facilities and spacious hardstanding pitches with electric hook up (2 pin) water & Grey water disposal. The site is well laid out and maintained to a very high standard, very good restaurant, swimming pools etc. Large supermarket opposite entrance. Campsite is just minuets from Benicassim centre and beach/promenade. Benicassim is a beautiful location and world famous for its 'Indie' Music Festivals Numerous quality bars/restaurants & shops. On the outskirts is the Desierto Des Las Palmas National Park set amongst dramatic mountains with spectacular roads and views, another chance for scooter to earn its keep. Following the route through the mountains you encounter a deserted monastery with viewing/parking area, next is the beautiful Monasterio Inglasa Museo with small visitors centre and free admission. The monastery is open to visitors morning and evening with stunning photo opportunities. Next on route is Restaurant Bruno overlooking the valley's and Benicassim in the distance. Owned by a French couple and very high quality its main patio area has incredible views and a menu to match. At the end of the mountain road is Castell De La Plana with its magnificent castle and picnic/parking area. Open to the public. We stayed 5 days at Bonterra Park and would happily return again.
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    bikerbri

    Camping El Greco, Toledo.

    Might even meet you there Gordon, we will definately return
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