3 weeks in Northern Spain

We have been travelling for 3 weeks so are half way through our tour of Northern Spain.

This is an overview of our adventure so far with details on all our overnight stopover locations and a breakdown of how much it cost us.

The plan is for this trip to last just over 6 weeks which includes driving through France and Northern Spain and back again. Check out our blog post on driving through France on non toll roads for more information on why we use the Eurotunnel and drive rather than the ferry.

Day One

  • Calais to Stella-Plage
  • Miles driven – 46
  • Overnight in free Aire (50.475113 1.577202)
Seafront overnight spot at Stella-plage

Day Two

  • Stella-Plage to Villedômer
  • Miles driven – 254
  • Overnight in Aire (47.544773 0.887209) cost €8.44

Day Three

  • Villedômer to Gastes
  • Miles driven – 260
  • Overnight in Aire (44.328942 -1.151455) cost €9

Day Four

  • Gastes to Plage de Soustons
  • Miles driven – 46
  • Overnight in Aire (43.775826 -1.41164) cost €16

Day Five

  • Plage de Soustons
  • Miles driven – 0
  • Overnight in Aire (43.775826 -1.41164) cost €16
Finn on Soustons Beach

Day Six

  • Plage de Soustons to San Sebastián
  • Miles driven – 60
  • Overnight in AC (Area de Autocaravana) in Spain) (43.307912 -2.014519) cost €8

Day Seven

  • San Sebastián to Getaria to Parque Natural de Urkiola
  • Miles driven – 58
  • Overnight in carpark (43.099871 -2.642389)

Day Eight

  • Parque National de Urkiola to Matxitxako Lighthouse
  • Miles driven – 35
  • Overnight lighthouse carpark (43.455078 -2.752619

Day Nine

  • Matxitxako Lighthouse to San Juan de Gaztelugatxe to Bakio
  • Miles driven – 6.5
  • Overnight in free AC (43.428111 -2.804248)

Day Ten

  • Bakio to Suances to Cóbreces
  • Miles driven – 111
  • Overnight in AC (43.388090 -4.211860) cost €12

Day Eleven

  • Cóbreces
  • Miles driven – 0
  • Overnight in AC cost €12

Day Twelve

  • Cóbreces to Santillana del Mar
  • Miles driven – 3
  • Overnight in free carpark (43.386287 -4.101033)

Day Thirteen

  • Santillana de Mar to Comillas
  • Miles driven – 11
  • Overnight in free carpark (43.390564 -4.290216)

Day Fourteen

  • Comillas to San Vicente de la Barquera
  • Miles driven – 8
  • Overnight Camping El Rosal (43.388422 -4.386567) cost €19
  • www.campingelrisal.com

Day Fifteen

  • San Vincente de la Barquera
  • Miles driven – 0
  • Overnight in Camping El Rosal cost €19

Day Sixteen

  • San Vincente de la Barquera
  • Miles driven – 0
  • Overnight in Camping El Rosal cost €19

Day Seventeen

  • San Vincente de la Barquera
  • Miles driven – 0
  • Overnight in Camping El Rosal cost €19

Day Eighteen

  • San Vincent’s de la Barquera to Colombres to Llanes
  • Miles driven – 25
  • Overnight in AC (43.423776 -4.767298) cost €3

Day Nineteen

  • Llanes to Barru to Playa de Rodiles
  • Miles driven – 40
  • Overnight in free AC (43.53226 -5.372026)

Day Twenty

  • Playa de Rodiles to Gijón to Cudillero
  • Miles driven – 64
  • Overnight in free AC (43.567973 -6.153212

Day Twenty-one

  • Cudillero to Playa de San Pedru la Ribera
  • Miles driven – 8
  • Overnight in free AC (43.577202 -6.22126)

Total miles driven 1035.5

Cost so far

The total trip cost so far is just over €1000, this excludes the Eurotunnel as I use Tesco Clubcard Vouchers to pay for that. If you don’t shop at Tesco’s you can expect to pay about £200 for a return trip for a Motorhome. The top three areas of costs are diesel, food and campsites.

Our favourite overnight stopovers

  • Camping El Rosal in San Vincente de la Barquera
  • Area de AC in Cóbreces
  • Area de AC in Playa de San Pedru la Ribera

Our top 5 highlights (in no particular order!)

  • San Juan de Gaztelugatxe
  • Soustons Plage
  • Barru
  • Llanes
  • Cudillero

So far we have been following the coast and beach hopping from one place to the next. For the next half of the trip we are going to turn inland and head to the national parks that northern Spain is famous for. Fingers crossed the weather is as kind to us for the next few weeks as it has been for the first half and the rain keeps away. The temperatures should start dropping a bit as we get to the end of September which will be much more pleasant to walk in.

Keep reading – more blogs to follow and a full overview of the trip at the end!

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