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Driving from Manchester to Benijófar

Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:36pm
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Shelagh1

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Hi everyone, we have decided to drive over instead of takin the ferry. I think it will be better for the dog. Any tips for the best route from Calais to Benijófar and a bed & breakfast which is dog friendly along the way would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance 

John56

Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:46pm

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Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:46pm

I would recommend that you use Via Michelin to plan your route, it will provide detailed information on your route including where and how much the tolls are, then depending on how far you ant to drive each day you can Google for pet friendly Hotels. We did the journey from Cherbourg to La Zenia with our dog and it worked a treat, on the motorway easy driving and traffic conditions, service stations has picnic / park areas so we were able to walk our dog while he did his business and Hotels were excellent. Good Luck.

https://www.viamichelin.com/


Paolo51

Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:00pm

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Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:00pm

Avoid any route that takes you near Paris it is a nightmare.

Look on Google Maps and take the A28/A10 and go via Zaragoza that would be my choice if I did it again, then as mentioned above you can Google for hotels

Shelagh1

Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:24pm

Shelagh1

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Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:24pm

Thanks for your advi

Shelagh1

Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:26pm

Shelagh1

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Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:26pm

Thanks for your advice

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Relyat

Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:30pm

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Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:30pm

Accor.com 

Accor group cover a number of hotel chains. On their website you can choose the area you wish and filter the results, one option is for hotels that accept pets.

killjoy

Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:35pm

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Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:35pm

As I see it, B&B hotels are a real bang for the buck. And don't miss out their brakfast. Passing Paris you have three ways to continue, either via Lyon-Barcelona or Bordeaux - Irun - Zaragoza - Teruel or Bordeaux - Vitoria - Madrid - Alicante. Differences in distances are insignificant. The Lyon-Barcelona route is very stressing due to high traffic at all times, specially on weekends, not to forget a considerable amount of toll fees all the way.

The easiest route is via Madrid, as there only a few kilometers of toll roads. Approaching Madrid use M50 and exit for A3 (disregard R3). Depending on where you might consider an overnight stay I can give you some indications.

Gailytripping

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:18am

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Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:18am

Hi, I strongly recommend the ferry from Portsmouth to Bilbou, we have done the Manchester through Calais route and the ferry from Portsmouth and the Portsmouth route was far less stressful.

Villas

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:21am

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Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:21am

Gailytripping wrote on Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:18am:

Hi, I strongly recommend the ferry from Portsmouth to Bilbou, we have done the Manchester through Calais route and the ferry from Portsmouth and the Portsmouth route was far less stressful.

Or Santander. both routes a relaxing break.

Villas

Shelagh1

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:50am

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Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:50am

We had thought of doing it that way but I don’t want my dog being stuck in a kennel for hours on end, she has never been in a kennel in her life and I think it would be very stressful for her 

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