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RAVISHING ROAD TRIPS
Quarantine-proofing your travel plans may be a lockdown lottery this year but where there’s a wheel there’s a way. Essential eyes up our holiday romance with campervans and maps out four stunning routes through Spain to get your motor running.
hisper it quietly but everyone’s gone campervanning. Even the Spanish, who are not a big nation of road trippers like the French and Germans. Last summer they were to be found zipping between coast and campo to parts of Spain that were foreign shores to them, and appreciating the value of their EUfunded autovías which make up the world’s longest motorway network The pandemic has pushed the humble campervan and fancier motorhome to the
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top of everyone’s wish list for a quarantineproof holiday this year. More adventurous than a stay-put staycation, more sociallydistanced than a hotel, you can discover far-flung corners of your own country in a sanitised mobile bubble without going near an airport. More motorhomes were registered for the Spanish road last June than in the whole of 2013. Faster than air corridors closed, vehicles costing five to six figures were flying off forecourts at the rate of 25 a day. Rentals