From Burgos to Bordeaux

Having had to skip Pamplona because of the bad weather, our last stop in Spain was at San Sebastián – just like it was the last time we left Spain in May 2017. The 250km drive was OK to start with, but the weather soon turned, alternating between heavy rain and snow. Although it didn’t … Read more


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


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 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


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

Crevillent Part Two

First of all, a very Happy New Year to all of you who are following our blog! Last night was New Year’s Eve – nochevieja here – so we headed into town at about 11pm with our bunch of grapes, and were surprised to find the streets empty and all the bars closed – it … Read more

Crevillent Part One

After spending ten days in the madness that is Benidorm, it was good to move inland and back to normality. Crevillent is a medium-sized town around 25 km from Alicante, with a population of 28,000. It has a moorish-style old town with lots of narrow lanes and alleyways making it very easy to get lost … Read more


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 to gambling – the undisputed … Read more