Category Archives: Spain

Tordesillas

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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… Read more »

Salamanca

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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…. Read more »

Toledo

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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… Read more »

Benidorm

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It’s only 15 miles (or 25 km) from Calpe, but Benidorm is another world! It’s certainly very different from when I came here as a child back in 1974. According to Giles Tremlett (author of Ghosts of Spain – recommended reading) Benidorm “is to package tourism what Las Vegas is… Read more »

Calpe Part Two

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We’ve enjoyed our second week in Calpe (or Calp as it’s know to the locals), going out and about every day. The weather has stayed warm and dry, which certainly helps. Thursday was ‘Constitution Day’ which this year marked the 40th anniversary of the signing of the country’s constitution in… Read more »

Calpe Part One

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Leaving Valencia we steered clear of the AP7 toll road, and drove the 150km to Calpe on the national roads. The weather in this part of Spain has been great – sunny most days with hardly any rain, and daytime temperatures in the 20’s (though it does get quite chilly… Read more »