Northern Spain

I have put up the route page detailing our journey through Northern Spain. It is the last route page as we left Bilbao on a ferry for Portsmouth.

We had eighteen days and covered 1,633 miles in Northern Spain.
Our nightstops were four nights in two campsites, four nights wild camping, six nights free in car parks and three nights in aires, one of which was free.
We stuck mostly to the coast, going in land mainly to visit the mountainous Picos de Europa. Connor joined us for a week, flying in and out of Santander with Ryan Air (which turned out to be an achievement in itself!).
We retraced our steps, somewhat, between Praia das Catedrais and Santander , getting to know the A8 quiet well. Fortunately it’s mostly a toll free motorway.

Highlights include Santiago de Compostela, the Galicia region (north west) in general, Gijón, San Sebastian, the Picos and many places along the coast too numerous to mention.
Another region we’re planning a return visit too.

You will need to visit the blog to read the detail and see the pictures! For non-bloggers, click here and then ‘Northern Spain’.

Ignatius

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Portugal

I have put up another route page detailing our journey through Portugal.

Sixteen days and 883 miles covered in Portugal. Six nights in two campsites. Four nights wild camping. Four nights free in car parks and two nights in aires. We drove the length of the Algarve, covered a lot of the wild Atlantic coast and had a number of trips inland. It is the period on our trip when the weather changed from summer (in the south) to autumn (in the north).

We met some lovely people, wonderful scenery and great place to take a Motorhome.
As Arnie would say “We’ll be back”!

You will need to visit the blog to read the detail. For non-bloggers, click here and then ‘Portugal’ for the detail.

Ignatius

Pyrenees to Portugal

I have put up another route page detailing our journey from the Pyrenees along east and south coast of Spain into the Algarve in Portugal.

We will return to Spain after Portugal but for this visit we spent most of our time in the Pyrenees and in the south west corner, plus longish drive between the two!
Ten days and around 1,500 miles.

You will need to visit the blog to read the detail. For non-bloggers, click here and then ‘Pyrenees to Portugal’ for the detail.

Ignatius

Pyrenees

I have put up the route page detailing our journey through the Pyrenees.

From Saint-Girons in France to Ribes de Freser in Spain we covered roughly a 1,000km c-shaped route through the heart of the Pyrenees. We  went over 18 cols (mountain passes), climbed a total of almost 22,000 metres and averaged around 45km/hour. We spent 8 nights free camping in the mountains.

You will need to visit the blog to read the detail. For non-bloggers, click here and then ‘Pyrenees’ for the detail.

Flowers in P

Ignatius

From Alps to Pyrenees

I have put up another route page on the blog. This one is the bit between mountains or how we got from the Alps to the Pyrenees.

You will need to visit the blog to read the detail. For non-bloggers, click here and then ‘From Alps to Pyrenees’ for the detail.

Ignatius

Route des Grandes Alpes

The Route des Grandes Alpes is so spectacular it deserves a route page of its’ own!
Over 5 days from Chamonix to Nice, we covered 670km, went over 12 cols (mountain passes), climbed a total of almost 17,000 metres but only averaged around 40km/hour.

You will need to visit the blog to read the detail if you’re interested. For non-bloggers, click here and then Route des Grandes Alpes for the detail.

Ignatius

The route – Italy, part three

I have added another route page on the blog covering details of our trip back up through Italy. We returned from Croatia, via ferry to Bari. Travelled north to the Dolomites, into Switzerland for couple of days, back into Italy and finally said goodbye to Italy as we returned to Switzerland. Route got a bit messy in northern Italy (Fionn joined us for a week, visted Kath’s aunt etc.) but we’re not doing the trip to leave a neat breadcrumb trail on the map 🙂

You will need to visit the blog to read the detail if you’re interested. For non-bloggers, click here and then on the Route page in the top right hand corner. Then click on underlined links (Italy, part three) for the detail.

Ignatius