The End of the Road

Yep, you read that correctly, this is the end of the road for us! Exactly two years ago, we set off from Colchester on a trip around Europe in our van. We’ve had a fantastic time visiting 25 countries, staying at 331 different camperstops and driving 28,481 miles (or 45,854 km) in the process. We’ve … Read more

Tours

It was quite a long and boring drive to Tours, so we listened to lots of podcasts on the way to keep ourselves entertained. The campsite in Tours is an ACSI €18/night one, located a 20 minute bus ride from the centre. Despite the wet weather, we braved it into town both days. It’s situated … Read more

Bordeaux

We’ve now spent a week in Bordeaux. It’s a university town, with a huge campus sprawling right across the outskirts of the city. The bus and tram ride from the campsite to the centre of town takes around 40 minutes, though this would probably take less than half that time if the bus didn’t wind … Read more

Burgos

We’d originally planned to visit Valladolid after leaving Tordesillas, but the weather forecasts were predicting snow over the next few days. As there are no campsites in Valladolid, we decided to drive straight to a campsite in Burgos (ACSI, €20/night) so as to avoid getting caught out in the snow like we did when crossing … Read more

Tordesillas

Our next stop after Salamanca was Tordesillas, some 100km to the north west. Thick fog had descended on Salamanca and continued all the way to Tordesillas, but fortunately there was little traffic on the motorway. Arriving at the campsite early yesterday afternoon, we decided to wait until the early evening before walking over the bridge … Read more

Salamanca

Salamanca is about 250 km (150 miles) from Toledo, so we stopped off half way for lunch at Ávila. Ávila is an historic walled city to the north west of Madrid which I’d visited previously when I did a cycle tour back in 2010, and was keen to return to. As we arrived so did … Read more

Toledo

There are no aires in Toledo and just the one campsite, so Camping Del Greco is the only game in town for visiting in a motorhome. Whilst it’s not the cheapest campsite, there’s a bus stop at the entrance and it’s just a 10 minute ride from the centre, so it’s well located. The old … Read more

From Crevillent to Toledo

Alquerías It felt funny getting behind the wheel again after more than two weeks, but we didn’t have far to drive to get to our next stop near Alquerías, a pueblo on the outskirts of Murcia. The camperstop was rather picturesque, located amongst lemon and orange groves, with lemon trees separating the pitches on the … Read more

Crevillent Part Three

We haven’t done much over the past week other than taking the bus into Elche a couple of times. The archaeological museum in the castle was worth the visit, and good value for the €3 admission. Today is el Día de los Reyes, the day that the Spanish kids get their Christmas presents. Yesterday we … Read more