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buster
05-10-2013, 17:01
We are currently on an aire at Port vendres France which is beautiful. We are thinking of moving down to Spain the Med side but northern Spain, has anyone wild camped there recently or any ideas?

Thanks Joyce

kenspain
05-10-2013, 20:06
In the south were i am many places motorhomes have been moved on if there is to many parked up on problems with parking inland its been just near the beaches i dont know about the north i find that a bit colder in the winter. :wave::wave:

n brown
05-10-2013, 20:09
In the south were i am many places motorhomes have been moved on if there is to many parked up on problems with parking inland its been just near the beaches i dont know about the north i find that a bit colder in the winter. :wave::wave: ooh you don't want none of that cold Ken ,it's nasty ! hope you're warm enough where you are. what sort of temperature you getting by the way ?

kenspain
05-10-2013, 20:21
28degs today but the forecast is for rain next week just what we need to save buying it in for the fields

n brown
05-10-2013, 20:56
cheers Ken,i can relax now-been a bit worried about the fields !phew !

dave and mary
06-10-2013, 06:33
A friend arrived at Plymouth from Bilbao this week, on there way to the port they stopped over night at the port side of Madrid, where they had stopped on previous trips up. They were knocked up at 1 in the morning by the police, and told it is now not safe to stay here, and the police escorted them to a place a few miles on saying it is safer here and we patrol it more. I do hope this is not a sign of things happening over Spain due to the economic situation, and think it would be good if others found any difference over there they could put it on here.

Must say that Ken does a good job of keeping us informed thanks.
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buster
06-10-2013, 07:58
Thanks for your replies, we only have a week spare so we thought we would look at Northern Spain being so close to the border. The weather yesterday was 23 deg.

Joyce

shawbags
06-10-2013, 09:39
A friend arrived at Plymouth from Bilbao this week, on there way to the port they stopped over night at the port side of Madrid, where they had stopped on previous trips up. They were knocked up at 1 in the morning by the police, and told it is now not safe to stay here, and the police escorted them to a place a few miles on saying it is safer here and we patrol it more. I do hope this is not a sign of things happening over Spain due to the economic situation, and think it would be good if others found any difference over there they could put it on here.

Must say that Ken does a good job of keeping us informed thanks.
:drive: :drive:

Aparently things are getting a little worse over there and it must put a lot of people off , have a chat with vwalan he's your man ,cheers Shawbags (Chris).

Covey
06-10-2013, 10:35
Not sure if the original post meant that the aim was to go to Northern Spain, but I dug out the advice page the Camino Forum (of which I was the moderator for many years) publishes for those who want to wild camp along the pilgrim routes in northern Spain.

Rules about "Wild Camping" on the Camino de Santiago - Camino de Santiago Forum (http://www.caminoforums.com/miscellaneous-topics/3533-rules-about-wild-camping-camino-de-santiago.html)


The law regarding camping as opposed to sitting on a highway is complicated, and made more so because each regional government has different rules regarding the use of public land.

There is no "common ground" where the ownership is vested in the community at large. All land in Spain is owned by someone, and the general legal position is that you must seek the permission of the owner before entering their land. This is not so easy as language can be an issue, and finding out whose land it is can take a lot of time.

I am currently in Caceres in middle (ish) Spain and the weather is brilliant at present. 28c and cloudless during the day and cool at night. Currently on a campsite called Caceres Camping (12 per night) where each pitch has a small brick shed which is a shower room with loo and wash basin. Popular with those heading south to the Spanish coast or across to Portugal where I am headed.:wave:

vwalan
06-10-2013, 10:45
hi, it may be getting worse . i really cant say . for a while inland the guardia have been saying follow us to a safer place . we never know is it safe for us or are they monitoring us .
they regularly take reg numbers and passport details off campers along the coast . sometimes twice a week . often less .
remember not all m,homes are currently legal over there . many arent taxed or have insurance . drivers arent licensed . they hope to get away with it . spain just like other eu countries can check on your details through computer . they do put out alerts for the ones that arent legal .
there was a time years back when there was borders you went to leave and they arrested you at the border if you hadnt paid fines etc . no real borders now so its not so bad . have known folk get arrested on arrival the following year . they thought they had got away with it .
just take precautions . keep the doors and windows locked . leave nothing on display .never stop if on the road unless its a marked police vehicle . ask for identity before giving yours . even if they are in uniform . take notes of reg numbers . roof markings . number on shirts etc . make it easy for them to see you doing it . the proper police dont mind .

dave and mary
06-10-2013, 13:54
I must say that this taking of photographs of campers is getting more wide spread, we were photographed 7 times last year on the coast around Almeria. We lived over there for 7 years and travelled around a lot in the m/h but were never photographed so there must be something going on, so just made sure you are legal I guess.


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spigot
06-10-2013, 15:46
We are currently on an aire at Port vendres France which is beautiful. We are thinking of moving down to Spain the Med side but northern Spain, has anyone wild camped there recently or any ideas?

Thanks Joyce


Try Platja-de-Aro on the Costa Brava, motorhome parking is allowed at the back of the town alongside the Nature Reserve, It's signposted & is also in the aires book, also water & waste disposal.

We stayed there for a week earlier this year, normally 2 or 3 days is my limit.

Platja-de-Aro is an example of a sensible local council making good use of the infrastructure laid down for development which has since gone up the swanee.

UFO
06-10-2013, 17:57
Not wildcamping by my 'All the Aires Spain and Portugal' book shows around 10 aires in the Barcelona area. This version was published in 2010 and when we were in Spain and Portugal in early 2012 there were many more aires, newly built, than shown in the book. These websites could be useful -

http://www.areasac.es

Portal y foro de usuarios de furgonetas camper (http://www.furgovw.org)


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