001 Cruise Barcelona, Grimildi Lines RoRo to Sardinia
After a 5 Day wait due to bad weather we set sail on the 'Long Way Home', Though the loading and the wait were 'Grim' indeed the sailing was fine and the cabin comfortable if spartan. The cost one way from Barcelona to Porto Torres €399
002 Freedom Camp, Alghero, Sardinia, Italy
It turns out Sardinia is mainly closed for winter so parking in a large carpark near the wonderful town of Alghero was our only option. In summer you can park here in a motorhome and it will cost €12 per day there is a toilets nearbay and a shower is available in the port area across the road.
Overlooking the beach and Corsica in the distance, a lovely stop again quiet and tranquil. No facilities at all.
GPS 41°09'16.0"N 9°09'04.2"E
004 Free Aire, Nuoro, Sardinia, Italy
A free aire in this town which is the heart of Sardinia culture, as it was winter the tap had been sealed off so no water but wast disposal was available. As we had a tap on board we attached it and got water and cleaned up.
We assume that the town think no people are stupid enough to tour Sardinia in winter. There was snow on the ground around the town.
GPS 40°18'51.4"N 9°19'40.6"E
005 Freedom Camp, Spiaggia di Mari Ermi, Cabras, Sardinia, Italy
Again a spot by a beach with nothing around tranquil was not the word, not a sound other the gentle flow of the waves on the beach all night. Doubt we would get away with it in summer.
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006 Free Aire, Tuili, Sardinia, Italy
During the off season this Aire is free, It is the closeset to the UNESCO world heritage site of Nuraghe di Barumini. It has space for 8 MoHo's and you can get electric for €1 for 12 hours waste disposal is free, But water costs €5 for 10 minutes. The Town its self has a few bars and cafes plus a small super market.
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007 Free Aire, Porto Pino, Sardinia, Italy
Again another free Aire i the off season with electric available for €0.50 per hour, water is €1 per minute so use wisely. Black and grey waste dump are free but wash water for your tank is €0.50 for 30 seconds! If you go to library in the main town you can get a password for unlimited free WiFi.
All that said beautiful location and lovely walks nearby.
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008 Freedom Camp, Nora, Sardinia, Italy
This was another place that was empty and not an issue to park off season. Tranquil near the archaeological ruins of Nora, we accidentally wandered into from the beach the other side and so had to be escorted out by staff. Not worth the €7.50 per head entrance fee we thought.
No facilities but lovely spot.
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009 Paid Aire, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
A very expensive Aire but in the cities in Italy security comes first. €25 included electric, Water and waste disposal, plus awesome WiFi. The site is close to town so all not bad. They were helpful and gave us maps and directions to all the sights as well.
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010 Tirrenia Ferry, Sardinia to Sicily
Compared to Grimildi Lines Tirrenia were wonderful, professional in every way as we overnighted on the boat it counts! The cost from Cagliari to Palermo was €399.
Can recommend them.
011 Camping El-Bahira, San Vito Lo Capo Sicily, Italy
A lovely campsite on the tip of western Sicily we did not need our ACSI card as it is only €12 per night Dec to March. This included electricity.Facilities were very good and the walks around were lovely. Staff could not be more helpful.
San Vito has some nice restaurants as well.
GPS 38°09'02.7"N 12°43'54.6"E
012 Paid Aire, Camper Service Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Again another city and so security is a must, relatively easy access to the site from the motorway and the port, so handy. The walk into the city is about three 3km walk into town. There is a bus costs €1.40 each way and you MUST buy your ticket in advance from the newspaper kiosk and validate it on the bus the fine is €50.
It cost €18 per night and we had toilet and washing facilities. Electric and water and waste included.
Staff were helpful and friendly, we did a food tour with street food Palermo http://www.palermostreetfood.com/tours/ this was great fun. The guide Giorgio was fantastic.
All in all good.
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013 Freedom Camp, Sciacca, Sicily, Italy
Again bad weather came back to haunt us and storm of amazing noise and proportions kept us awake all night. That said a great stop right on the harbour, looking out to sea. No facilities but lovely.
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014 Free Aire, Marina di Ragusa, Sicily, Italy
This is a great Aire where lots of Italians overwinter but we were made feel welcome and we got lots of advice and maps. Water waste is free as well. There is a donation box we feel €5 - €7 per day would be fair and is whet we gave that as we left.
The local town was great and the Marina was really nice. The UNESCO Baroque towns of Ragusa and Sicili are nearby and easy to get to. A fantastic spot! Lovely people too.
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015 Paid Aire, Lido De Noto, Sicily, Italy
Our first choice site at Noto town was having some concrete laid at the entrance. It is called Oasi Park Falconara. Set in a lemon grove near Lido De Noto very clean and tidy. The beach is only half a km away. In high season we would think the village is very busy. The owner runs a taxi service to Noto town at €7 return. He would drop you in in the moring and collect you when you wanted. Waste water black and grey plus fresh,electric hook up and warm showers included in your €15 per night.
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016 Paid Aire, Noto, Sicily, Italy
Noto Parking, is a wonderful spotless facility with all you need MoHo wise including hot showers. Set in a mature lemon grove is is idyllic. The owners don't speak English which can present issues, more later. They run a regular free shuttle bus to Noto on the hour or in low season when you want it. We decided to spend an overnight stay in Siracuse and asked to be dropped to the station. We were asked to call ahead when we were coming back and we explained we would be away two days. Alas that did not get theorugh and when we returned they were so relieved they were happy to call the police to tell them we were no longer missing persons.
Lovely site lovely people worth every penny of the €17 per night including electric hook up.
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017 Paid Aire, Giardini Naxos, Sicily, Italy
Behind those trees looms Mount Etna, an awesome sight and we had to wait three days for the clouds to move on from the top to get the treat of the snow capped volcano steaming and smoking near us. On top of that the site called Parking Lagani is very very good. the cleanest and neatest site we have seen.
Cost per night including electric was €15.
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018 Freedom Camp, Tropea, Italy
We were looking for something cute on the main land and this seemed to do the trick free parking right by the beach with Stromboli volcano steaming away out to sea in front of us. A lovely spot but with no shops or bars open nearby as it was out of season mid Feb. But a more picturesque spot you would be hard to find.
Think you could get away with parking here until June and after mid Sept.
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019 Freedom Camp, Pizzo, Italy
We thought we could not find a nicer place to park in a Seaside town than here Pizzo is lovely. Lots of shops and bars and restaurants open as well with some of the best ice cream available in the main square. Again like the last site between June and mid Sept would say you could have issues but outside that all good.
An ACSI site where we were able to get some washing done, friendly staff but tired facilities we thought. To be fair the weather was dull and so perhaps we did not give it a fair shake. The washing machines and dryers were effective. The town was closed but would say that in summer this place rocks!
At €15 per night all ok.
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021 Paid Arie, Masseria Radogna, Matera, Italy
This aire is in the park opposite the city of Matera, a two km walk will get you spectacular views of te city across the gorge. You can take another 2 - 3 km walk across the gorge to the town, it is quite tough and if you are a bit infirm take a taxi or the staff will organise a shuttle buss to take to you to the town. A fantastic rustic site that gets you right into the real feel of the city.
€15 a night with electric all the usual facilities.
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022 Camping Spartacus, Pompeii, Italy
This is NOT a campsite at best a paid aire with quite good facilities, but it is also a car park for the ruins so lots of coming and going day and night. Pitches are small bu if you have a big van they sort you out. Staff are friendly and the facilities as mentioned were good hot showers washing machines etc. plus the usual. It is very noisy but so all all the sites here and the ruins are directly across the road the train station to Naples and Sorrento is there too.
Lovely aire not a campsite, again with good facilities there is a restaurant on the site and it is in a national park Flat roads and sea nearby so cycling and walks all available.
A lovely place off the beaten track near Rome.
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024 Camping Village Flaminio, Rome, Italy
A fantastic campsite near Rome with some of the best facilities we have seen on our trip so far. The staff are super helpful and getting into Rome by train 15 min, or bus 30 min is a doddle. The is a supermarket acroos the road with a cash point.
ACSI rate €19 plus €2 EACH tax per day, still good value, Enjoy!
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025 free Aire, Pitigliano, Tuscany, Italy
The stunning town has a simple Aire with NO facilities, it is part of the Citta del Tufa UNESCO site really beautiful place lots of walks nearby and great food. There is a supermarket 200 metres down the road.As we say no facilities but worth the stop. About 25kms away are the Thermal falls at Saturnia. A real free treat as you head to your next stop there is a paid aire there with all facilities.
Sorry not pic of aire but forgot so took this of town as we left!
GPS for Pitiqliano 42°38'14.4"N 11°40'45.6"E GPS for Saturnia Aire 42°39'22.4"N 11°30'12.5"E
026 Freedom Camp, Procchio, Elba, Italy
We arrived late and went to a site in Camper Contact that said it was an all year round affair, but it was closed, so we stopped here for the night. No facilities but a fantastic view.
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027 Camping Orti di Mare, Lacona, Elba, Italy
This as far as we could find the only all year round spot on Elba and they have a aire at €15 per night with no view Or parking spots that were stunning or awesome or both for €26. We took the €26 option as Wi-Fi was great views fantastic facilities were lovely. showers washing etc. We feel that €20 would have been a fair price this far out of season but we loved it anyway.
The GPS in the books is wrong this is to the front door.
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028 Free Aire, Siena, Italy
A bit busy and no facilities this was close enough to walk into Siena, It was quiet at night surprisingly, as it was near a main road. For a one night stay all great.
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029 Free Aire, Greve in Chianti, Italy
A great free aire in the heart of the Chianti region, we did not spot the waste facilities but were told they were there somewhere. The town is a short walk away and there is lots to see and do there.
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030 Paid Aire, Florence, Italy
Quite an industrial spot but less than 2km walk into town and secure. your €15 get you waste facilities and fresh water that is all. It is essentially a car park. When you pull up take a ticket and veer left and head to the end where the vans are. This is against the one way system but no chance of thumping you roof on a low hanging tree or having to take two hard turns. Very handy for Florence.
GPS 43.751741, 11.243883
031 Paid Aire, Castiglione del Lago, Italy
A city provided Aire they collect the money by machine near the entrance and it includes electricity €12 all usual waste and water facilites are included. As you can see it right by the lake and there are shops, bars and restaurants nearby. Another great spot.
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032 Paid Aire, Assisi, Italy
This small agriturismo spot was lovely with great views of Assisi. It has all the standard waste disposal facilities and fresh water included plus free Wi-Fi electricity is and extra €3. The base cost is €12. The town is a steep 20 - 30 min walk away for those that don't wish to walk there is bus stop 250m away.
This is a fabulous stop.
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033 Ferry from Ancona, Italy to Split, Croatia, Adriatic Sea
The Jadrolinja ferry cost €252 one way and was as smooth as silk. The staff on the boat were very helpful and friendly. We did not get a cabin for the 10 hour journey but found a method that works off season in that as the boat is empty you can get a cabin for one person for €35 and then sneak the the other in! We did spend some money in a the bar as well.
034 Camping Stobrec, Split, Croatia
In Croatia wild camping is strictly forbidden, though you may get away with in the off season Nov - Mar there are large fines. If you have an ACSI card well things are not too bad. This wonderful campsite for example can be yours for €17 plus tourist tax.
It is very nicely placed about 9km from Split with regular buses into town. The staff could not be more helpful and the facilities are spot on. There is a shop, bar and restaurant on site and many more nearby. We did eat in both the site and nearby town and the prices were very good value and the quality very good.
We would really put this site close to top of our list.
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035 Camping Rozac, Trogir, Croatia
According to our ACSI guide this site did not open until the 1st of April but as we wanted to say at this UNESCO town we looked at the reviews of the sites in the area and noticed that there was one from the day before. Yes it was open a week early for testing. So for our ACSI price of €17 plus tourist tax we were again on a wonderful site. Yes the testing meant that somethings such as the Wi-Fi did not work but to have view across the bay and the quiet was really worth it. Trogir is a lovely little place with lots to see and do well worth a couple of days.
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036 Camping Marina, Krka Lakes, Lozovac, Croatia
This was a cute rustic site near the Krka Lakes National Park, In the off season a section is open for motorhomes. There are good facilities available and they are spotlessly clean.
We were given a jug of red wine on arrival and the cost for each night was approx. €12
Very pleasant indeed.
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037 Autocamp Peros, Nin, Zadar, Croatia
As there was nothing we found in Zadar, we stayed here in Nin 15Km away. The site was clean and the facilities were modern and clean.
The staff were extremely helpful and there was a great cycleway to the town of Zadar. Plus the town of Nin with it's ancient salt works was well worth the visit.
ACSI €17 plus €2 tax
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038 Camping Simuni, Simuni, Pag, Croatia
An amazing site huge would not be the word but again off season great facilities and we were able to park right beside the beach. There is a restaurant that only served what they had on the day which, we admired as it was fresh and very good value for the one time we ate there.
Pag is an amazing island in it's self total moonscape with sheep! and the cheese is very good go to the village of Kolan to try it. The ACSI cost for this was €17 plus the €2 tax.
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039 Turist Centar Grabovac, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
A good campsite near the National Park about 10Km from entrance one of the park there are buses and in season the campsite runs shuttle buses to the park. Being off season they offer to drive you and pickup up fro 15kn each way. Approx. €2. We cycled one day and had a look around the outside of the park and to get some exercise. On the second day we parked the van at the park the cost being 70kn about €10. Back to the site, it was clean they have a small area for the off season with two toilets and 4 showers. These we spotlessly clean and they also have washing machines and driers. There is a little shop attached which has fresh bread and a bar and restaurant. The cost for this with and ACSI card is €19 plus €2 taxes.
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040 Camp Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
This is a fabulous site, beside a lake, The facilities are superb. The showers and toilets were spotless. The laundry facilities were the best value at the approx. €2.5 a wash and the same for a dry. The bar and restaurant on site was very good and priced fairly.
To get to the city there are many options we cycled and there is a train into town regularly. The staff will both drop you to the station and if you call pick you up. you can of course take the ten to fifteen min walk to the station as well. We cant rate this too highly. The cost was €19 with ACSI card plus the €2 tax per day. Not cheap but good value.
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041 Kamp Stoja, Pula, Croatia
This is a monster of a campsite, the facilities are up to scratch, but not a cheap date. Oddly as the site did not officially open until three days after we checked in so we did not get the ACSI rate and paid an extra €2 per day but with some facilities closed (bar and restaurant) odd but that is what they do. So the ACSI rate would have been €17 but we paid €19. The site is fantastic located and very good and we had a pitch right on the sea. So we liked it a lot.
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042 Kamp StoKamp Porton Biondi, Rovinj, Croatia
The town was lovely something to get to and see, but we are afraid that this campsite was not for us, too busy, the pitches were too small and the facilities were poor. On the plus side we met lovely people here and the staff were very helpful and friendly. There was a lot of noise which also got in the way. So all in all the best camp to see the town but it is not the best.
ACSI price was €26
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043 Aminess Sirena 4 Campsite, Novigrad, Croatia
This was another very large campsite, that said it was wonderful, well organised, great facilities fantastic helpful staff. Lovely walk into town Luxury at a budget price. ACSI price of €19 plus €2 tax. It is also a reasonable cycle to the UNESCO world heritage town of Porec down the road. If you need somewhere to stay this is a great spot. The town its self is also lovely.
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044 Marina Portorož, Piran, Slovenia
After Croatia the prices here in Slovenia were a little eye watering. This is a paid aire in waht has to be said a lovely location but €24 is a lot just for basic fresh water plus waste disposal even if the view is amazing. the staff were aslo quite grumpy. Now I am over all of that this gives you access to Piran so all in all great. So take the hit and enjoy the ride.
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045 Paid Aire, Gostilna Livada, Ljubljana, Slovenia
This is just a place to park a fifteen minute walk from the centre of town. there is a bus stop right by if you don't feel like that. The deal is eiter you pay €10 a night to park or if you eat in the restaurant you can park for free. The food id not bad but not gourmet. That said you get lots and it is about €25 for two including drinks. good spot.
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046 Venezia Camping Village, Venice, Italy
Back to Italy and we have to say this is a top notch site. The staff are wonderful and helpful. The site is really well placed to get to the joy that is Venice only 4km down the road by bus. The bus stop is only 200 mt away. The facilities here were amazing. An indoor swimming pool plus a very reasonable restaurant both in food and pricing. Could not recommend this place any more highly. Top spot would say in high season it would be booked solid on the other hand don't visit Venice in high season. ACSI price €19
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047 Paid Aire, Vicenza, Italy
Vicenza is a surprisingly lovely city and another of our UNESCO world heritage sites. Palladian heaven, Think Bath in how these buildings look is down to Mr Andrea Palladio. Well worth a visit. The Aire is functional and has all the basic facilities. It is about a 15 min walk to town or there are regular buses from the aire.
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048 Paid Aire, Soave, Italy
This is a great aire, for just €5 you get the usual fresh water and waste disposal plus a 5 amp electric hook up and Wi-Fi.
On top of that it is just outside the Walls of the town a 5 min walk away. The town it's self has a lot to offer with a number of wineries offering their wares at very fair prices. It got busy on the day we were there with many vans arriving afer six pm and no spaces. There are approx.20 spaces in total.
GPS 45°25'24.4"N 11°14'42.0"E
049 Le Palme Camping, Pacengo, Lake Garda, Italy
Very good campsite on the edge of Lake Garda, there are lots of cycle ways around we cycled to Garda and Sirmione from here with no issues. the sunsets over the lake forn the site are amazing and worth more than the €17 ACSI rate per night.
The staff here are very helpful and the restaurant looked lovely but we only had coffee there. The facilities were also very good. We would really recommend the site.
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050 Camping Covelo, Iseo, Lake Iseo, Italy
We were lucky enough to have a friend suggest we come over and meet up with them here. The campsite is top notch and very well equipped. I will have to say the showers were a little small and could do with shelves and the toilets would be better if the toilet paper was in them.
But these are tiny gripes to waht was a wonderful place Luca, his family and staff are so helpful. The pitch was right on the lake, the restaurant served fantastic food and the pizzas were great as well.
As for the location, it is the most lovely place, make sure you get over to the Island and cycle around. If you are energetic it is a 60 km cycle around the whole lake which is flat. Stay here is its motorhome heaven. ACSI €19 per night.
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051 Camping Moosbauer, Bolzano, Italy
This very lovely site is the most expensive place we have stayed, during our adventure. No ACSI here so a hefty €38.50 per night.
Is it worth it? Depends it is very good but the spaces are small! The facilities and restaurant are fantastic. The location is majestic and the town it's self must be the most cycle friendly place we have visited. So you pay your money and take your chance.
Whatever you do don't use the Camper Contact GPS directions as they bring you down to the old entrance that was too narrow in the first place. Use ours!
GPS 46°30'03.4"N 11°18'00.5"E
052 Camping im Park, Glorenza, Italy
This is a town owned Aire and is very well set up. You have all the facilities of a campsite. for €19.80 this includes Electricity and Wi-Fi but you must ask for the password. The extra 50c for each 2min shower is an annoyance as you can shower in your van with their electric to heat your water. That said it is a lovely site great cycling around and the medieval town is very lovely.
All in all a stop worth making! BUT THE GPS in the apps are wrong as they have made anew entrance. Plus you have to drive through the town and the max height is 2.80mt and it felt narrow when we drove through the town gates!
The correct GPS is 46°40'09.7"N 10°32'38.8"E 46.669346, 10.544111
053 Camping Ampersee, Dachau, Germany
This was a very standard campsite , the facilities were very clean. You have to pay 50ct for a 5 min shower which is annoying rather than overkill. We were using the site as a stopover to visit Dachau the next day and the weather was appalling. There was a lot of traffic noise from the nearby motor way a constant drone so you got used to it. Not over the top but no ACSI site so €24 was paid for one night. A bit stiff for the off season.
This is a lovely site beneath the tallest mountain in Germany. It is a mix of a Paid Aire and a full campsite. on the Aire you pay €15 plus tourist tax but electric is extra, on the campsite the ACSI price is €19 plus tourist tax bigger pitch and electric included. We stayed two nights one on each total price we paid was €40.80. Included is a local bust pass for the area. we really liked it here. There is an Aldi across the road. Garmisch has lots of bars and restaurants. The Zugspitze is the mountain and the train and cable car to the top is a hefty €53 but worth every penny or cent! A must see stop.
GPS 47°28'47.9"N 11°03'19.3"E
055 Hymer Stellplatz Bad Waldsee, Germany
This is a free Aire provided by the largest caravan and motorhome manufacturer in the world, Hymer, our NiKi's parent company. Elddis is part of the Hymer group since February 2017. The Aire is outside the Hymer service centre in Bad Waldsee. There is electric hook up available for 50ct for one KW. Waste bins are provided, but no water or liquid waste disposal is available. The town ist self is lovely very quaint. We can recommend the kebab shop around the corner it was great. left next left and 200 yards.
The Hymer museum is worth a visit. a good spot and free.
GPS 47°55'39.0"N 9°45'28.1"E
056 Alte Brennerei Stellplatz, Stetten, Germany
What you get for €9 in Germany? Well in this case a very well set up Aire neat an extremely lovely town 'Meersburg' on the edge of a stunning lake looking over to Switzerland and the Alps. On top of that there is a lovely bar and restaurant attached. Not sold yet the area has some of the best wines we have tasted in Germany. Any is is very good value. so there you go follow the Gappers and get down here. A great spot.
There is electric hookup again 50ct per kw and water you have to pay for €1 .for 100Lt water.
A great Aire close to the cycle very friendly Friburg. €9.00 plus 50c per kw electric hook up. All facilities available and shops are near. It is a busy place and you can hear trains from the nearby railway line we did not find it a strain. The internet was of good quality and is charged at €1 per day.
The town it's self is great and we would recommend it. There are lots of cycle routes nearby going to the middle of the town and riht into the country.
GPS 47°59'59.4"N 7°49'32.1"E
058 Paid Aire, Stellplatz am Wasserturm, Kehl, Germany
We would really again recommend this Aire well placed quiet and on excellent cycle routes to Strasbourg a three km run down the cycle path and over the dedicated cycle bridge. Facilites here are chargeable, Waste is free but water was €1 for 100lt and electric was 50c a Kw.
It seems to us to be the very best Aire to see Strasbourg as strangely it does not seem to have one near the center of town. There is a supermarket 1Km to the left as you walk out of the site.
GPS 48°33'50.0"N 7°48'50.2"E
059 CAMPSITE, EUROPA CAMPING SAND, SAND, GERMANY
059 Campsite, Europa Camping Sand, Sand, Germany
This is a stop off campsite for people moving north and south so get a lot of overnight stops. We needed to do some washing while the rain was in for the day. The reviews were not the best but the owners could not have been more helpful and the onsite restaurant was very busy. The ACSI price a reasonable €17 and the washing and drying a bargain at €5. It meets all the criteria as a stop over. Facilities dated but spotless.
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060 Paid Aire, Baden Baden, Germany
This was a very well put together Aire if a bit dear at €12 plus electric hook up an extra 50ct per kw and water id 10ct per 10 lt. That said it is on the cycle path straight into the town with it's fantastic thermal springs. It was clean and safe. so for a visit to the town t was worth the money.
GPS 48°46'55.0"N 8°12'14.4"E
061 PAID AIRE, WOHNMOBILPARK BINGEN, GERMANY
061 Paid Aire, Wohnmobilpark Bingen, Germany
A great site in great location. At €10.00 per night including electricity good size pitches, bread delivery every morning. Very helpful owners who are on site in the morning between 9-11 and in the evening between 5 and 6.30. Again on a cycle path that could run all the way to Bonn if you wish. Lots to see and do in the area. Bingen was a great stop.
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062 PAID AIRE, KINHEIM, GERMANY
062 Paid Aire, Kinheim, Germany
Another fantastic Aire at only €10 per night including Electric hook up and all the usual waste and fresh water included. Right on the bank of the Mosel River. The Pizza restaurant nearby is actually owned by an Italian and the Pizzas looked good but we did not try them. All around are marked cycle routes another site we really liked.
GPS 49°58'19.2"N 7°03'28.1"E
063 Paid Aire, Reisemobilpark Treviris, In den Moselauen, Trier, Germany
This is the easiest Aire to get into the UNESCO, it has more than an industrial feel to it. It is €10 per night to stay and you can dump waste free. however water is 10ct a lt and electricity is 70ct per kw. There are clean loos provided but all access is by a card that you get when you enter. If you want electric, water, shower. you must put money on the card all a phaf. We stayed the night and left.
A campsite that is a little tired and as it was bank holiday keeping up with cleaning seems to have got behind. And we thought it was ACSI site but it does not apply for the bank holiday weeks! So we ended up paying what we thought was going to be a hefty €28 per night. The ACSI rate is €17 so worth it if you are hot! Again all is done on card here so you get so many minutes each of hot water for your stay on your card.15 minutes a day. Anyway when we came to pay found that we had to pay another €15 per night on top! Why we asked, to be told we had used too much eletricity and it was particularly nice pitch. We would never recommend this site even if the polls were lovely. So why did we stay you ask. It has two swimming pools ad they are lovely and it was 33 degrees for the two nights we stayed. Also the staff were lovely apart from the very rude owner. and helpful and we again needed to do washing. We really enjoyed our swim!
GPS 49°47'05.2"N 6°09'52.6"E
065 PAID AIRE, MALMENY, BELGIUM
A simple aire near the train station and for €5 you get fresh water and waste disposal. The town is a about a 1 km walk away with a pleasant atmosphere. Some good bars and restaurants and some lovely buildings. All in all a good stop at the end of our Ardennes Battle of the Bulge tour.
GPS 50°25'22.2"N 6°01'49.7"E
066 FREE PARKING, LEUVEN, BELGIUM
Parking near the town of Leuven, walkable but there are regular buses. There are no facilities but it is free, we felt safe here even if we were the only van on site.
Not perfect but all good and free.
GPS 50°53'53.7"N 4°43'13.5"E
067 FREE AIRE, GHENT, BELGIUM
This a very pleasantly located Aire close to shops and a rowing pool. No facilities that we could find but there is a bar just opposite near the water’s edge. The centre of town that is very lovely and worth a visit is about 1.5km away and there is a bus but we walked. There were many vans parked here and it felt very safe.
GPS 51°02'44.4"N 3°42'10.0"E
068 PAID AIRE, YPRES, BELGIUM
This was our last European stop of our 17-month odyssey around Europe and it was super, it has two levels of service full campsite size pitches and Aire size We paid the €15 for the Aire it has all the facilities you need included. Electric hook up is included and showers and toilets. The staff are really helpful. There are free Aires in the area but given that we were there to pay respects to the fallen we wanted somewhere with facilities. We would recommend you book in school holiday times and in November it does close just after 11 November. We would recommend you take bikes here as it is a wonderful way of experiencing the area. There are so many memorials and cemeteries it is worth giving yourself time to absorb what you see, and take it in. The last post is played every day 8.00 pm at the Menin Gate it is about a 10 – 15 min walk away from the site. We would recommend you get there well before the very moving ceremony. GPS 50°50'49.0"N 2°53'53.1"E
069 CAMPSITE, WAGTAIL COUNTRY PARK, GRANTHAM, LINCONSHIRE, UK
Lovely campsite on the edge of a lake friendly staff there is a pub a 3 mile drive away that does good food. We paid £20 for the night as we headed north to return NIKI to Elddis its location near the A1 was a boon.
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