Our Previous Trips
Comillas, San Vicente de Barquera, Leon & Oveido in Spain and then the beautiful Tras as Montes in northern Portugal, the highlight of which was Parque Natural Montesinho with the sweet chestnut orchards and schist villages.
September - October 2104
November to May 2014
September to October 2013
December to March 2013
We were able to hire a car for less than 5 euro a day and enjoy some days out in the hills without worrying where to park the van.
Sept - November2012
February - April 2012
September 2011 - January 2012
September 2010 to March 2011
To see where we went and where we stayed on the first half of this trip then click on "Sept 10 trip" underneath the map below
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April - June 2010
January - February 2010
Once we got far enough south it was lovely and warm and we feel that we were lucky in choosing this particular time to visit Morocco rather than face the awful weather in europe this year.
September - December 2009
May - July 2009
Generally travellling in a motorhome was not a problem, campsites and parking were plentiful, although eastern Slovakia was not so developed with campsites and this was problematic at times.
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March - April 2009
We spent two weeks in France, visiting World War 1 sites. With the poor exchange rate we wanted to economise on this trip and so we spent most of our stay in aires de service in northern France which provided overnight spaces for little or no fee.
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September - December 2008
This was our first long trip - 14 weeks in all. We spent a couple of weeks in France before moving on to Spain and then finally to Portugal for the last six weeks of our trip.
On this trip we combined stays on campsites with stays on the French Aires ( not the ones on the motorways but small ones in small towns and villages). Our journey took us to Blois (for an overnighter but more interesting than expected the Camargue (for some birdwatching) and Millau (to have a look at the bridge) Carcassonne (for its old walled city) Mirepoix ( for its covered walkways) Minerve (which we came across by chance and which was a lovely Cathar town) in France . Barcelona ( to see Gaudi ) Seville ( for the Alcazar) Ebro Delta ( for the birds) Italica ( Roman ruins ) Guadix ( for the cave dwellings ) Donana ( birdwatching again) Monfrague National Park (more birdwatching) Trujillo in Spain . Evora ( unspoiled old town and chapel of bones and Armaceo de Pera in Portugal where we chilled in the sun.
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April - June 2008.
This two month trip saw us go through France and into Italy, we spent some time in Tuscany before moving on to Venice before heading to Croatia and Slovenia . On this trip we used the Channel Tunnel, which was fantastic and if you pick your travel times can be relatively inexpensive.Alternatively you can use your Tesco points.
This trip was not in the motorhome but we visited Cordoba and the Alhambra and both are such great destinations, they are on our Spain page.
October - December 2007
We took the ferry to Calais and then drove through France to northern Spain where we visited Santillana de Mar and Santiago de Compostella before heading for Portugal.Click here to see what we got up to in Spain
In Portugal we went to Porto Lisbon Nazare Obidos before heading down to the Algarave. It was on this trip that we had planned to come back from Bilbao but bad weather cancelled the ferry. We won't be doing that again, we established that with three days of reasonable driving ( ie not driving really long hours or after dark) we could get to Calais from the Algarve.
We upgraded our van in the summer of 2007 and so decided to give it a quick run by spending two weeks in Belgium and Holland.
May - June 2007
As we say elsewhere on this site we do not know France well so on this trip we stayed in Burgundy. Lovely area and lovely campsites. See Burgundy for more info. This time we opted for Dover Calais ferry which is a more competitive route and the fares much cheaper than the ones to St Malo.
September 2006 was when Sheila was meant to retire but being irreplaceable she was asked to stay on for a few months while a replacement was found. As a result our first motorhome trip was just for a couple of weeks when we took the ferry to St Malo and spent a happy time in Brittany.