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post Dec 29 2009, 07:53 PM
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Hi folks, I am planning a trip to Barcelona this summer and was trying to decide wether to drive from barcelona to Bilbao and fly back or the other way around. I also was wondering if anyone had a great route to take. I am a foodie at heart so if that makes a difference.


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post Dec 30 2009, 10:29 AM
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Welcome to the forums!

You might want to check out this roadtrip:

http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog/cmali..._2006/tpod.html

Looks like it could be a good route for you. It's not direct, but it looks like fun.


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post Jan 21 2010, 05:28 PM
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QUOTE(dsmchef @ Dec 29 2009, 07:53 PM) *

Hi folks, I am planning a trip to Barcelona this summer and was trying to decide wether to drive from barcelona to Bilbao and fly back or the other way around. I also was wondering if anyone had a great route to take. I am a foodie at heart so if that makes a difference.


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Although we trip down to the area most years because we tug our caravan we travel through France as well making a nice 3 week vacation so I can't help you with that route except to say I wouldn't really like driving over the mountains with our tourer. Solo it would be an exciting but tiring drive over a couple of days.

Driving is Spain (and France) is far more relaxed than some places in Europe as long as you don't break the law
then they really do clobber you - eg a light out is €350 fine although you don't need to carry spare bulbs since September last year I wonder just how on most modern vehicles we are supposed to change the bulb anyway unsure.gif


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post Dec 14 2012, 01:40 PM
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QUOTE(kristinna @ Dec 14 2012, 12:46 PM) *

I would recommend you to drive if you have a lot of baggage and if you want to travel and get form one place fast to another.
If you can find a cheap flight, and you donīt want to explore at lot by car, take a flight. It might be easier and cheaper, because you have to keep in mind, that you have to pay road charges in Spain. If you stay on roads and donīt follow small streets, driving should be okay.
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IF you use the Autopista in Spain or the Autoroutes in France then obviously you pay for them BUT by doing so there is a lot less traffic (especially compared to the UK's Motorways) there are far more and far BETTER services in Spain and France and of course speeds are higher and driving is so much more relaxing.

I would much prefer to drive 1500 miles through France and Spain from Calais to Valencia than the 250 miles from Home to Dover.


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Out via P&O Ferry
France - couple of Stop overs probably one in Canet
on into
Spain - a Good Campsite around Benidorm
return via
Twin Lakes - France of course



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