90th International FICC Rally, A Guarda (Pontevedra), Spain, 2021

The 90th International FICC Rally will be held in A Guarda (Pontevedra), Spain, from June 18 to 27, 2021.

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, it is expected that this Rally can be held in June. The organizers of the FECC (Federación Española de Clubes Campistas) have already sent the relevant information to all European clubs.

The organization of the event is under control, it will be held at Camping Santa Tecla, located in A Guarda (Pontevedra), it is a well-equipped place, with all comforts for the said event. Everything is ready for participation, including booking form, programme and excursions.

The FICC, as sponsor of the event, is an international organization based in Brussels dating from 1933. From that year on, the so-called FICC Rallies were held annually. They were only canceled in World War II and in 2020, due to COVID-19.

We hope that this time, although with precautions dictated by the authorities, the celebration of this unique event in Europe and in the world will be possible.

Participation is possible for anyone who belongs to a club affiliated with the FICC with an updated card. Below you will see information related to the event:

Official website: www.rallyficc2021.com

Booking:  Booking form

Programme: Programme of activities

Camping Santa Tecla:  https://www.campingsantatecla.es/en/

We will continue to report on any news regarding this event.

Ciudad Real will have the best net of motorhomes sites and stopovers in Spain


Ciudad Real will join in style to the motorhome sites net in Spain

Photo: Eysmuncipales

As it appears from what was presented in the town of Campo de Criptana, a network of 20 motorhome sites will be installed to attract tourism from this sector to this part of Castilla la Mancha, Spain.

According to the explanation of José Manuel Caballero, president of the county council, € 3,200,000 have been invested. No doubt, this means one of the largest investments for the motorhome world, with sites that will be perfectly equipped for these vehicles at international level.

These are 20 motorhomes motorhome sites and stopovers that would be underway, for next summer, in the following locations of Ciudad Real: Alcázar de San Juan, Alcoba de los Montes, Aldea del Rey, Almadén, Argamasilla de Alba, Campo de Criptana, Castellar de Santiago, Corral de Calatrava, Fuencaliente, La Solana, Luciana, Miguelturra, Puertollano, Puerto Lápice, Retuerta del Bullaque, Ruidera, Terrinches, Villanueva de la Fuente, Villanueva de los Infantes y Viso del Marqués. 

It should be noted that with this project Ciudad Real will be one of the attractive cities to receive motorhome tourism.

Motorhomes in old towns or narrow streets

 Caution should be exercised when entering old town centers; the purpose is to avoid difficult situations with possible damage to your vehicle, property and even a fine.

Photo: vocesdecuenca.com

This is relevant because some motorhomes are involved in this type of situation in European cities.

A recent example of this fact comes from the news published in the news media of the city of Cuenca (Spain), see the photograph above.

A motorhome was trapped between the houses while trying to pass through Melchor Cano street in the capital of Cuenca. According to people who witnessed the events.
As a result, the said vehicle had to reverse gear with the consequent offense for traveling in the prohibited direction. And it is not the first time that a fine has been paid for an incident of this type.

On the other hand, in some of the cities with old town quarters it is prohibited to circulate for vehicles of more than 2 meters wide, as is the case of the old town of Cuenca. In general, motorhomes are around 2.30 meters.
If you are going to visit the old part of a city, you can find out in advance on the town hall website or contact the tourist office in the area.