Motorhome stopover in OLITE (Navarra), Spain

 Name of the stopover: Olite /Erriberri    ---  Free of charge

Address: Paseo de Doña Leonor, s/n, 31390 - Olite (Navarra)
GPS coordinates:
42°28'49.1"N / 1°38'49.9"W

Photo: autocaravaning.org
Places: 12 - Maximum stay: 72 hours.
It is forbidden to deploy camping gear or any utensil outside the perimeter of the motorhome.

The stopover is located in front of the Church of San Pedro. Shopping, supermarket, bars and restaurants near the area. The very center of the town is less than 500 meters away.

Olite (population: 3.900 inhabitants)
Olite (Erriberri, in Basque language) is a municipality and a Spanish city of the Navarra Foral Community. Corresponds to the territory of the judicial district of Tafalla.
It is an attractive town with a very interesting architectural and historical-artistic complex. The Royal Palace, the Church of Santa María la Real, the Parador of Olite (State owned chained of hotels) and the Navarra Wine Museum are worth a visit.
More information: www.olite.es  / +34 948 74 01 75
www.turismo.navarra.es  / Telephone: +34 948 741 703 / Email: oit.olite@navarra.es 

Portugal, the great controversy of traffic reform for motorhomes


The Portuguese government has initiated a reform of the highway code, which includes a crucial change for motorhomes. This reform effectively provides for the prohibition of parking motorhomes at unauthorized places. In short: prohibition becomes the rule and freedom the exception...

In most European countries, you can park a motorhome where it is not prohibited; that is to say, in countless places. This is the case in France, for example. And this has been the case so far in Portugal. But a regulatory text that modifies the highway code that reverses the logic of this rule. The text was approved by the Council of Ministers on November 27 and will be promulgated shortly.

The text establishes "the prohibition of parking and overnight stays in motorhomes outside the authorized places"; In other words, you can only park and stay overnight in sites, authorized areas or campsites. We assume that the anger among Portuguese motorhomers must be generalized, as this is a radical change. From being a welcoming country for the motorhomer, Portugal is going to drive away this group.

New motorhome stopover in Guijuelo (Salamanca), Spain

The Guijuelo city council joins the stopovers network of motorhomes in Spain.

It is one more space for motorhome tourism to be encouraged to visit this interesting town. No doubt, this is great news for motorhomers who hope to enjoy this traditional region where all visitors are welcome.

Although the works have not been completed, the city already has an area set up for drinking water, gray water and a chemical toilet discharge. The space will have hook up electricity and facilities that will be enabled, such as picnic and recreation area.

This project is carried out by the Guijuelo city council and the Cooperation Network of cities on the Ruta de la Plata that want to improve the route for all tourists and, of course, among them motorhomes.

See you soon friends, when this pandemic allows it, we can meet each-other in Guijuelo, why not? In the meantime, take care of yourselves and take all precautionary measures so that we can enjoy many more years of motorhome outings.