Friday, 17 November 2017

Alicante, new motorhome stopover/aire, Spain

The first municipal motorhome stopover/aire has been opened in Alicante.

Undoubtedly this new stopover was much awaited by Spanish and foreign motorhomers.


Estupenda área con transporte y servicios a 100 m del área
Photo: diarioinformación.com
Location 
It is located next (100 meters) to the beach of San Juan in a green area. The centre of Alicante is about 8 km away.
The stopover has excellent services, close to the TRAM line (100 meters); thus making it easy to travel to Alicante and Benidorm. In addition, there are shopping and restaurant services nearby.

Services
It is a municipal stopover, controlled by the Alicante city council. It provides the following services:
  • Greywater discharge 
  • WC chemical cassette discharge
  • Potable water
  • Electricity hook up
  • Toilettes
  • Showers
  • Bicycle lane and walking areas
  • Parking places: 41  
  • Price: € 8 per day; discharge service and water only (without parking), € 2 
  • No camping allowed.
Well-lit area with information point and access control. There are two parking spaces dedicated to motorhome discharging service and drinking water.

Attention to the public: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. They also have an assistance phone 24 hours a day / every day of the year.

Address:
Avinguda de la Costa Blanca, 141, 03540 Alicante, España
www.alicanteturismo.com (in English language)  - Telephone:   +34 965 14 92 19

GPS coordinates
Sexagesimal:  N 38°22'33.5",   W 0°24'45.8"
Decimal:  N 38.375963,  W 0.412732
Location map

Monday, 9 October 2017

FICC Rallies since 1933 to nowadays

FICC (Fédération Internationale de Camping, Caravaning et Autocaravaning) with headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, celebrated international rallies or meetings since 1933

These international events were only interrupted during the Second World War, from 1940-1946. The FICC Rally has a long tradition and is highly recognized as the nº 1 International Rally; in the beginning, until 1955, the  majority of participants were in tents and caravans; as time went by, from 1955 onwards, participants with caravans represented the majority. 

At present, as seen in latest rallies, motorcaravanners are representing over 50% of all participants, and the trend is on the increase. A unique international event frequented by motorcaravanners and caravanners from most European countries and other continents.

So far, the countries that have celebrated more FICC international rallies since 1933 are UK, 8 times; Germany, 8 times and France, 7 times.

Year
Organizing countries
Location
1933
United Kingdom
Hampton Court (London)
1934
France
Marly le Roi, Isle de France
1935
Belgium
Bilvoorde (Flemish Brabant)
1936
Spain
Caldes de Montbui (Barcelona)
1937
Germany
Wiesbaden (federal state of Hesse)
1938
Italy
Meina-Stresa
1939
Switzerland
Zurich
1947
The Netherlands
Heemstede  (North of Holland)
1948
United Kingdom
Sidcup  (district South East London)
1949
France
Fontainebleu (Commune in the metropolitan area of Paris)
1950
Belgium
Spa,  Walloon region (Liège)
1951
Italy
Florence (Region of Tuscany)
1952
Switzerland
Neuchâtel  (French speaking canton)
1953
Denmark
Copenhagen
1954
Austria
Innsbruck (capital of the federal state of Tyrol)
1955
Germany
Saarlouis   (in the Saarland)
1956
France
Perpignan (Pyrénées-Orientales department, southern France)
1957
Germany
Stuttgart (capital of Waden Württemberg, southern Germany)
1958
Belgium
Stockel
1959
United Kingdom
Carshalton (London Borough of Sutton)
1960
France
St. Jean en Royans
1961
Italy
Roma
1962
Germany
Ruhpolding (southeastern Bavaria)
1963
Denmark
Copenhagen
1964
Israel
Tel Aviv
1965
The Netherlands
Wassenaar (western netherlands)
1966
Hungary
Balatonfüred (on the north shore of the lake Balaton)
1967
Austria
Laxenburg-Viena
1968
Sweden
Norrköping (Östergötland country)
1969
United Kingdom
Woburn Abbey (Bedfordshire, England)
1970
France
Bricqueville (Calvados, Lower Normandy)
1971
Italy
Otranto, Lecce  (Apulia region)
1972
Germany
Lechbruck (district of Ostallgäu, Bavaria)
1973
Turkey
Istanbul – Kilyos
1974
Slovakia
Vysoké – Tatry (High Tatras Mountains)
1975
Portugal
Santo André
1976
Israel
Ashkalon
1976
Germany
Bad Gandersheim (Lower Saxony)
1977
Belgium
Mol (Antwerp)
1978
Sweden
Jönköping (situated by the southern end of Sweden’s largest lake)
1979
United Kingdom
Cheltenham (Borough of Gloucestershire, England)
1980
Bulgaria
Albena (resort in northeastern Bulgaria)
1981
Finland
Maisansola – Tampere
1982
Spain
Vilopriu (Bajo Ampurdán, Girona)
1983
Japan
Onoji & Miami sites
1983
France
París
1984
Poland
Leba (Pomerania)
1985
Portugal
Ericeira (Ouriceira), municipality of Mafra
1986
Hungary
Debrecen (second largest city in Hungary)
1987
Denmark
Herning ( region of Midtjylland on the Jutalnd peninisula)
1988
Ireland
Punchestown (County Kildare)
1989
Austria
Viena
1990
United Kingdom
Shepton Mallet (Somerset, South West  England)
1991
Slovakia
Tatra – Lommica (High Tatra)
1991
Taiwan
Fulong
1992
Canada
Bromont (southwestern Quebec)
1993
France
Pulvelsheim (Alsace, northeastern France
1994
Japan
Hamada (Shimane)
1994
Finland
Joensuu (North Karelia)
1995
Portugal
Aljezur (distrito de Faro)
1996
Hungary
Alsoörs (Vezprém County)
1997
Ireland
Millstreet
1998
Poland
Leba (Pomerania)
1999
United Kingdom
Lincoln (County town of Lincolnshire, England)
2000
Germany
Lechbruck (district of Ostallgäu, Bavaria)
2001
Norway
Selbu (Sor Trondelag Country)
2002
Belgium
Ghent (Flemish region, East Flanders
2002
South Korea
Donghae city
2002
Canada
St. Jean-Sur Richelieu (Quebec)
2003
Spain
Barcelona
2004
Finland
Oulu (Northern Ostrobothnia)
2005
Italy
Bologna (Emilia-Romagna)
2006
Turkey
Izmir Gümüldür
2006
Poland
Wroclaw (Lower Silesia, largest city in western Poland
2007
Ireland
Millstreet (town in north of County Cork)
2008
South Korea
Gapyeong, Gapyeong-Gun
2009
United Kingdom
Ipswich (County town of Suffolk, England)
2010
Croatia
Umag (coastal city in Istria)
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
Czech Republic
Canada
Poland
Finland
Croatia
Portugal
Turkey
Germany
Prague
Montamgny, Quebec
Slawa, Gmina Swidwin, (West Pomeranian)
Pori (known as the Jazz City)
Pag Island, Novalja, Dalmatian Coast
Ponte de Lima (Viana do Castelo district)
Datça, southwest Turkey (Datça Peninsula)
Berlin