August 20, 2017

After a flying visit to the UK to sort out some things left in storage we  headed back to the Iberian Peninsula the long way.  We hitched up our fully loaded caravan and packed car and left Lancashire bright and early to arrive in sunny Newhaven for an afternoon ferry to Dieppe.  The French part of our route included Rouen, Le Mans, Poitiers, Cognac, Bordeaux and Bayonne.  We then crossed into Spain through Burgos, Valladolid and Salamanca and finally made it to central Portugal. It was fantastic to finally unpack and set up the awning in Portugal after brief camps near Rouen, Bordeaux and Salamanca.

Four countries in four days, fantastic scenery, avoiding all toll roads, a  total of 1,500 miles!

White Cliffs, Newhaven, England

Ferry Crossing, Newhaven to Dieppe, Road Trip

When in France, Road Trip, Bordeaux

Road trip, Spain


Bike ride to the lake, Road trip, Central Portugal

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16 Replies to “Road Trip”

    1. A wonderful family experience, but it took us a while to find a car and caravan, research weight limits, european glove box requirements (breathalysers etc) order number plates, insurance then pack up and go.
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  1. Hi Tara,
    Thanks Tara, it shows it can be done, we were 11m long so had to choose the non toll roads carefully, lost a hub cap somewhere, mis judged a speed bump and banged the caravan jockey wheel, were limited to 60mph the whole journey, could barely stop in a steep Portuguese village, but we made it!
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