Motorhome rules in Spain: what do I need to bear in mind?

on 17 Oct 2017

Bram Kuhnen

The Spanish Costas, cities like Madrid, Valencia and Barcelona, the Mediterranean climate or the countryside and the Spanish interior. We can all find a reason to visit Spain, and every year thousands of Europeans head for this beautiful holiday destination with their motorhome. But what about the traffic rules in Spain? When travelling in Spain with your motorhome, what are you allowed to do, and what aren’t you allowed to do? Traffic rules in Spain

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The fastest (almost) toll-free routes to Spain

on 28 Nov 2020

Hans Pijnenburg

Are we there yet, are we there yet? When you set off for the sunny south, there are many kilometres ahead of you. The most obvious way to cover these distances is to use the motorways. But in both France and Spain, you pay a toll for the distances you cover. Not happy about that? There is a great alternative! Simply use the tourist routes that will take you to Spain via lovely country roads…

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5 Reasons to Go Camping in the Winter in Spain

on 20 Feb 2018

Nika Goddard

…can come and enjoy the action. Whatever your preference, Spain has something to enjoy, also during the winter. Campsite guide If you choose to go camping in Spain, you’ll have plenty of choice between different campsites. But which one will suit you best? In the new ACSI Campsite Guide, you’ll find campsites in the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Spain and Portugal which are inspected by ACSI every year. Perfect if you’re going to on holiday…

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6 of the best cycling routes in Spain

on 3 Aug 2017

Anouk Hulsman

When considering a cycling holiday in Spain, many sports enthusiasts automatically think about the famous route to the pilgrimage site at Santiago de Compostela. And while that’s certainly worth doing, Spain has plenty of beautiful routes for cyclists all over the country. What about cycling part of the Vuelta 2017? We’ve selected six fun routes for you to try. More than half of the Iberian Peninsula consists of mountains or mountainous areas, with the highlands,…

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Camping without plans in France and Spain

on 28 Jan 2020

Tom Haze

Spain a lot, I knew a nice spot and the choice was easily made. We packed up and left early the next morning for Camping Laguna. Coming home to Spain After a journey of almost 12 hours (with stops) we arrived at Campsite Laguna. For me, it felt like coming home. I had been there at least ten times before. I could find my way to the bakery and the swimming pool with my eyes…

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Where to go for a cosy campsite in France or Spain

on 7 May 2018

Bram Kuhnen

Enjoy your camping holiday to the full. You can do that in a thousand and one different ways. If you prefer a cosy atmosphere in a rustic countryside setting then it is a good idea to opt for a small-scale campsite. You will be woken every morning by the sound of chirping birds or the water lapping in the brook that runs just behind the campsite. In France and Spain there are plenty of these…

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Let’s go to Seville: a city break to be enjoyed

on 18 Jul 2019

Madita Weiß

…around in the square for hours and you’ll always discover something new, each thing with its own significance. Some are obvious, such as the benches along the buildings – one for each of Spain’s 48 provinces, while others are less obvious, such as the four bridges representing the four former kingdoms of Spain. The square is adored by tourists, but the locals love it just as much and spend their time relaxing in the adjacent…

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5 Atlas Obscura spots in Spain

on 3 Sep 2019

Michèle & Sanne

Michèle and Sanne are travelling through Europe with their bright blue motorhome. They’re sharing their experiences on ‘The adventures of MiSa’. They came across an interesting book: the ‘Atlas Obscura’, and decided to buy it. This guide and its accompanying website are full of strange and original places to visit all over the world. Michèle and Sanne visited five Atlas Obscura spots in Spain. 1. The windmills of Don Quixote The historic village of Consuegra…

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8 wild animals you can see close to home in Europe

on 27 Jun 2018

Bram Kuhnen

…find Europe’s only wild monkey population at the southernmost tip of Spain. Or…Spain? Officially, Gibraltar is a British colony, complete with red pay phone booths and cars that drive on the left. The famous rock of Gibraltar is home to a group of Berber monkeys. It’s likely they were brought here by the Moors long ago, but these days they’re a huge tourist attraction. You can get close to them – for example there’s a…

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Emissions stickers: the rules for each country (2019)

on 8 Apr 2019

Jeroen Timmermans

…per country below. France Belgium Denmark Germany Great Britain and Northern Ireland Italy Hungary Austria Spain Norway Sweden France France has extensive regulations in the field of environmental zones. Cities where an emissions sticker is required include Paris, Lille, Lyon, Strasbourg and Toulouse. The French emissions stickers is called the Ecovignet Crit’Air, and is available here. It costs slightly less than five euros (including shipping within Europe) and the average shipping time is four to…

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5 golden rules when motorhoming in France

on 12 Sep 2019

Jeroen Timmermans

…mph) and on motorways it is 110 km/h (70 mph). Stickers with 80 (50 mph), 100 (60 mph) and 110 (70 mph) are required on the rear of campervans and motorhomes heavier than 3500 kg. These can be bought from many petrol stations in France. Camping rules in Spain My colleague Bram once published a blog about motorhoming in Spain. If you don’t want to miss any camping news, sign up for the Eurocampings newletter!…

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Driving in the mountains: how should you do that?

on 8 Mar 2018

Bram Kuhnen

Going on a wintersports holiday by car? Or setting off for Spain or the South of France in the summer? There’s a good chance you will have to negotiate some mountains on the way. And driving in the mountains is a totally different skill to driving on level ground. If you want to cross the mountains easily and safely, read our tips on driving in the mountains. 1. Good preparation is half the work Preparing…

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8 unique museums in Europe

on 13 Aug 2018

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…museum. It’s a unique experience where your perception of what’s real and what isn’t will constantly be tested. See photos of optical illusions, go to the Vortex tunnel, walk on the ceiling, and train your brain. This is a great museum to visit with children! Modern art at its best Guggenheim – Bilbao – Spain Ok, so this one isn’t entirely unknown, but I couldn’t resist mentioning this museum’s beautiful edifice. This Guggenheim museum in…

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Long story short: Andalusia – Júzcar

on 31 Aug 2018

Michèle & Sanne

In our ‘Long Story Short’ series, we’ll choose a different interesting region to focus on each time. Sanne and Michèle are visiting some of the most beautiful places on their trip through Andalusia in Spain. After Ronda, Córdoba and El Torcal de Antequera, it’s now the turn of Júzcar, a truly unique spot. Júzcar is also known as the blue or ‘smurf’ village. We’d already heard of the blue city of Chefchaouen in Morocco, but…

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Voies Vertes – The best cycling routes for the whole family

on 21 Oct 2019

Olle Vastbinder

…literally ‘green routes’, have become increasingly popular, and more are being built every year. A lovely, quiet underpass by a towpath. You can find Voies Vertes all over Western Europe, but they have slightly different names in each country or region. The official European name is Greenways, but it’s only used in English-speaking countries. The French name, Voies Vertes, is one many people are already familiar with. In Spain, they’re called Vías Verdes, Bahntrassenwege in…

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This is how you go on a haphazardly road trip through Europe!

on 13 Jun 2018

Michèle & Sanne

…Tarifa Info & Booking Campsite Valdevaqueros Info & Booking Campsite Vejer Info & Booking Campsite Pinar San José Info & Booking Campsite Caños de Meca Info & Booking Campsite Torre de la Peñ… ‹ › Would you like to read more about the adventures of Michèle and Sanne? Then go to The Adventures of MiSa. If you are going to Spain with a campervan, then you will need to know these rules about camping here….

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5 practical tips for your camping checklist

on 15 Aug 2019

Bram Kuhnen

…Tick free camping Ticks are on the rise, and their big brothers, giant ticks, are being spotted more frequently. There is no reason to panic, but it is a good idea to prepare for a possible confrontation with this creature. Always bring a pair of tick removal tweezers with you on holiday, whether holidaying at home or abroad. Because ticks also thrive in southern European holiday countries such as France, Spain and Italy. Ticks are…

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Reduce the risk of a holiday breakdown

on 12 Jul 2019

Bram Kuhnen

…motorhome often has to follow different rules than a car (for example in Spain). So look this up beforehand and also have a look at the regulations concerning environmental labels and the items that you are required to carry in the car or motorhome. 2. Check your vehicle before departure You, the driver, are now well prepared for the trip, but can you say the same for your car? Of course it is always a…

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Camping with your dog: a guide for the perfect holiday

on 4 Oct 2018

Robby und Stefan

…dogs who don’t mind riding in a car. In fact, they love it. But there are also those who would like to get out of the car minutes after getting in. Adjust the route accordingly and make sure to take regular breaks. Once you have decided on your destination, you can get going. Well, almost… Mediterranean sicknesses and more If you want to travel to southern countries such as Italy, Spain, France, Portugal, etc., you…

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Long story short: Valencia – Las Fallas

on 2 Oct 2018

Michèle & Sanne

In our ‘Long Story Short’ series, we’ll choose a different interesting region to focus on each time. Sanne and Michèle are visiting some of the most beautiful places on their trip through Andalusia in Spain. Las Fallas is a traditional festival that is celebrated every year in March, in honour of St. Joseph. It officially begins on the last Sunday in February, and ends on the 19th March. During this period there are special days…

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3 x culture trips in the sunny south

on 31 Jul 2018

Joyce Broekhuis

A train station full of mosaics, a monastery built thanks to the spice trade, and markets that most closely resemble open-air theatres…Valencia, Lisbon and Florence are full of cultural gems, just waiting for you to visit! Valencia – Spain This city is a cultural hotspot where it’s almost impossible to be bored. One of the places you really need to see while you’re there is both useful and beautiful: the Estación del Norte train station….

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10 surprising camping destinations

on 30 Jan 2018

Anouk Hulsman

…by. People keen on hiking will find extensive routes through impressive valleys. Ariège is also home to plenty of authentic towns and villages, where you can almost taste the history. The capital, Foix, is a prime example. The Montségur castle is a must-see. Want to camp in Ariège? Here are a couple of options for you: Camping de la Besse en Campsite Ascou La Forge Asturias This northern part of Spain has a history going…

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Start your camping holiday the right way!

on 9 May 2018

Jeroen Timmermans

…extensive list of surprising destinations across Europe. In her article, she takes you with her to all sorts of beautiful places all over Europe – from the north (Norway), to the east (Hungary, Slovenia), to the south (Spain, Italy) and to the west (France, England). With tips for cultural things to do and activities in the countryside, the article is full of inspiration for every camper. Stay safe on holiday Lucia wrote about this in…

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Is your camping gear properly insured?

on 25 Jan 2018

Bram Kuhnen

…choose. Also have a good look at what cover matters for you. All insurance has a basic policy you can extend with one or more supplementary policies; so if it’s a beach holiday in sunny Spain, you might need basic cover plus water sports. Be sure to choose the right modules so you’re insured for things applying to you. Tips for saving Insuring costs money and although we recommend everyone take our proper travel insurance,…

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Gain inspiration in Birmingham

on 20 Dec 2017

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…exceptional tours by ACSI Camping Tours. New: English campsite guide New this year: the ACSI Campsite Guide with all the information you need about over 2000 campsites in the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Spain and Portugal. And when you buy the ACSI Campsite Guide you will receive free access to the same campsite information in the ACSI Campsites Europe app. By using the ACSI Campsite Guide and the free app during your camping holiday you…

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