Spain north to south in October...

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lombrozo
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Spain north to south in October...

Postby lombrozo » 23 Sep 2020, 8:34pm

I've been planning to tour Spain north to south during October, leaving for Santander on Oct 5th.

My question is - should I be concerned regarding Covid, and hotels shutting etc? I've already booked the first 10 nights in hotels and a couple campsites, small towns on the back roads, nowhere near Madrid where most of the issues are at the moment...

Any thoughts, advice?

whoof
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Re: Spain north to south in October...

Postby whoof » 24 Sep 2020, 9:12am

This article relates to Madrid.

Residents in certain areas are only allow to leave their neighbourhood to go to work, the doctor or take their children to work.

https://www.euronews.com/2020/09/19/new ... -by-14-000

Check the situation in each place you plan to go through. Even then this will only tell you what is happening now and not in a few weeks time.

simonhill
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Re: Spain north to south in October...

Postby simonhill » 24 Sep 2020, 10:41am

In the past I would have recommended the Lonely Planet forum to get on the ground info from residents and expats, but sadly that is now dead.

You could try tripadvisor, they have a Spain forum which is subdivided into lots of regional ones.

roberts8
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Re: Spain north to south in October...

Postby roberts8 » 25 Sep 2020, 9:23pm

A relative who used to live in Spain always used The Olive Press which is a regional Spanish paper for expats so that should cover it.

Queens Park Pete
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Re: Spain north to south in October...

Postby Queens Park Pete » 30 Sep 2020, 10:15pm

Try next year!

Retyred.life
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Re: Spain north to south in October...

Postby Retyred.life » 30 Sep 2020, 11:46pm

Out of interest. How are you getting to Santander and are you taking a bike? Does your chosen carrier guarantee full refund of fares, outward and return, if Covid causes cancellations.