The cheapest campsite in France

The most economical campsite in France, at € 5 per person (free of charge for children up to 12 years old).

The campsite is located in the northeast of France, about 60 km from the Swiss border. Besides the price, its wide variety of entertainment is really amazing.

In contrast to the excessive prices of some European campsites, including British ones, this is a clear example that this form of leisure should be affordable for people with less purchasing power. In fact, many years ago, camping was considered an affordable way of holidays; it provided forms of leisure within everyone's reach.

It offers many activities, such as: horse riding, mini golf, fishing, petanque, hiking, snowshoeing, water sports, tennis and more.

Camping La Bergereine
17 bis route des Vosges
Telephone: +33 3 84 20 04 62

Burgos, Spain, the city that can't be missed

Thursday, 19 July 2018

By Martín Códax
Photos of Burgos and the motorhome site
See motorhome stopover location at the end 
Burgos is a city with entertainment for all ages: well structured, very easy to travel, cycle path, international festivals with exhibition in different parts of the city, excellent parks, with great walks in the shade and much more; in short, making this town the ideal place to spend a few relaxing days for all the family.

The population has many attractions that satisfy the visitor, but it is evident that one of its main icons is the Cathedral of St. Mary's.
It was declared as:
➤National Monument, 8 de abril de 1885.
➤UNESCO world heritage since 31 October 1984.

Its construction began in the year 1221, was subject to extraordinary architectural alterations, always following the French Gothic style. It is undoubtedly one of the most important monuments in Europe and the world; It is also a visit that can not be postponed for lovers of Gothic characteristics, one of the great feats of medieval constructions.

In addition, the monument displays decorative components and liturgical furnishings inside, belonging to exquisite and varied artistic styles, from Gothic, Renaissance or Baroque.
More info about the Cathedral: http://catedraldeburgos.es/
Info about Burgos

The motorhome stopover in Burgos
Motorhome stopover, Burgos, Spain

Address:  Calle Farmacéutico Obdulio Fernández, s/n, 09006 - Burgos
GPS coordinates: 
N 42°21'02.3"  /  W 3°40'49.5"
42.350646, -3.680408
Location map

Very well located. It has basic services for the motorhome: drinking water, gray water and WC chemical disposal.
Supermarket (with other shops in the interior) 100 meters from the area.

There is a cycle path almost through he entire city.
The cathedral is less than 2 km away on foot. There is a bus near the motorhome stopover.
Petrol station about 800 meters away; clic here to see location

10 Ten Top Tips for street parking and unguarded stopovers

Friday, 29 June 2018

Theft prevention

For your own safety, when parking on public roads or unguarded stopovers, you may consider the following suggestions:

1. If you park after dark, choose always a well-lit area –where parking is allowed for motorhomes. Darkness has always been a good robbers’ ally.

2. When parking, according to your vehicle type, check that you are in the designated area marked for parking. Avoid unwanted surprises.

3. If possible, do not park in crowded tourist spots, very central areas or busy places. Remember that well known locations and famous landmarks are also very popular for thieves. 

4. Lock your doors properly –including when you are resting or sleeping-, check all windows and compartments.

5. If staying overnight, it is advisable to stay in a stopover or designated site; a guarded place is always recommended for long stays. 

6. Don’t leave valuables near the windscreen or dashboard; avoid being a target for thieves.

7. If you carry a bicycle or motorbike on the rear of your motorhome, make sure they are properly secured, even when you are parked. 

8. If your motorhome has an attached rear ladder change it for a foldable one; thus it can removed when not in use. Don't make it easy to climb up your vehicle.

9. Write down the address of your parking location; in case of emergency, it will be much easier to call the police, medical assistance, etc.

10. If you plan to make a long trip, especially abroad, you should have available the following:

  • A notebook with the main emergency numbers (although 112 is the emergency number for the European Union, there may be countries -such as those recently incorporated- that use local number);
  • Addresses and telephone numbers of consulates belonging to the sites to visit;
  • Next of kin or someone who can be contacted in case of emergency.

It is advisable to carry photocopies of your passport, ID card and driving licence (also for your family and/or accompanying travellers); above all, if you travel abroad, in case of loss or theft, it will be a great help for identification and further processing to recover the documents.

Source: www.autocaravaning.eu