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Spa 2017

Postby wizard 1066 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:47 pm

Who is going to Spa this year, is anyone else planning to go on Thursday/friday on the chunnel or ferry.

It would be great to cruise over to belgium in convoy with an english group, we had planned to return Monday/Tuesday.

Anyone up for the event.
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Re: Spa 2017

Postby wizard 1066 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:00 am

For the folks that have been in the past where is the best place to stop/camp, routes to take, things to avoid, any advice with regards this trip would be apreciated.

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Re: Spa 2017

Postby Max Last » Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:16 pm

I've always gone on an early ferry on the Thursday beforehand, tunnel is quicker but the ferry gives a nice break from driving. Avoid Brussels like the plague. Coming home we stop at a campsite called "le romantique" near steenvoord, it's only about 25 minutes to Dunkirk from there. If I can find the details I'll post them up. It's superb show, with a road trip included, plus it gives people like Stirling moss the chance to say he's driven on the same track as a load of elderly vw's!
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Re: Spa 2017

Postby wizard 1066 » Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:26 pm

Thanks for the info and recomendations, always good to hear from people that have been before, as its our first trip abroad with the camper not sure what to do or avoid, if all goes well it might be an annual trip or maybe travel abroad more often.


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Re: Spa 2017

Postby Aspro » Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:16 pm

Get there as early as possible. Campsite is packed by thursday evening and there are huge queues to get in.


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Re: Spa 2017

Postby wizard 1066 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:49 pm

We expect to set off on Thursday, stay near the UK side of the tunnel and go across Friday AM, Thats if all goes to plan,
Stay while Monday AM then make our way to either France or back across to the UK and camp somewhere before traveling back home, we only have a limited time off work for this trip, hope we can still find somewhere to camp when we get there, already paid for the advance tickets.
Still got to arrange for the tunnel crossing yet as we would like to go across with others in the club.
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Re: Spa 2017

Postby Max Last » Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:40 pm

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Re: Spa 2017

Postby wizard 1066 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:28 pm

Looks like a romantic place for me and the Mrs to stay.


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Re: Spa 2017

Postby wizard 1066 » Wed May 17, 2017 8:17 pm

Been in touch with a few friend who have been before and stayed at the track for a few days, then moved to Camping L’Eau Rouge.
So it looks like we'll take a couple of extra days in Belgium.
Also recomended Stavlot as a good place for bars and restaurants and to look around, its not too far to travel from either the Spa track or the camp site, so adjusted the tunnel crossing times to include another day at no extra cost, Yhay.


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