Forthcoming Club Adria Rallies

If you have a query about any Rally, please get in touch with: Ali Difford, Secretary Email: ali_difford@hotmail.com.

The 2019 National Caravan And Motorhome Club Rally May Fri 24th - Tue 28th 2019

- Ragley Hall, Park & Gardens, Alcester B49 5NJ

The Caravan & Motorhome Club National 2019 is taking place from Friday 24 May to Tuesday 28 May (Bank Holiday weekend) at Ragley Hall, Park & Gardens, Alcester, Warwickshire, B49 5NJ.

The Caravan & Motorhome National 2019 is being sponsored, as in the previous four years, by Adria Concessionaires.

Adria have agreed with the C&MC for pitches to be made available for Club Adria members so we can all be together. As last year the cost of this event is NOT BEING PAID FOR by Adria (prior to this we were fortunate that it was). It is our opportunity to give support to our manufacturer.

This event can be booked even if you are not a member of the C&MC - the same cost applies to all.

Unlike Club Adria rallies this event is NOT booked via Club Adria - this is booked via the C&MC.

You can either book a pitch from the Saturday to Tuesday for £102.00 or if you wish to attend from the Friday this will cost an additional £10.00.

There is entertainment on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday nights. From Jive Talking Bee Gees Tribute, The ELO Experience, Arrival The Hits of ABBA and the Princes of Motown - there is something for all tastes. This evening entertainment - in the Adria Marquee - has always been excellent and we are sure this year will be the same. You will need to book this at the same time so have a think what you would like to attend before you book. There is obviously an additional cost for this.

There will be many other events going on during the weekend, a visit to Ragley Hall can be made; there will be stalls with items for sale, events taking place in the arena and many places to eat. Adria will of course have caravans and motorhomes on display. We, as a club, will plan some club get-togethers as well (more info to follow later). We also have the reigning champions of the Cribbage competition who will be defending their title!

The easiest and best process is to book on-line - use the following link

https://www.caravanclub.co.uk/whats-on/the-national/book-your-pitch/

Click on 'BOOK NOW' under Electric Pitch at the bottom of the screen, you can then log on as a C&MC member of book as a non-member. Click on the down arrow 'Centres and other groups', scroll to the bottom and you will see 'OWNER'S CLUB - ADRIA' in the list. Select this option. Complete the rest as applicable and don't forget your evening entertainment tickets.

Please let Ali Difford know if you have booked so that she can keep a list - once you have booked please email Ali letting her know if you will be arriving on the Friday or the Saturday.

If you are unable to book on-line (the C&MCs preferred method of booking) there is a telephone number of the C&MC that you can use - 01342 336666.

This is NOT a normal Club Adria rally, as bookings must be made via the C&MC, but we can make it a good event for Club Adria members to get together.

ALL QUERIES to Ali Difford please.

Southern Ireland Rally A June Fri 14th - Sat 22nd 2019

FIRST OF TWO IDENTICAL RALLIES - DUBLIN - KILLARNEY - TIPPERARY

### STOP PRESS ###
There are three (3) vacancies on this rally.
Please contact Dave Wharmby if you wish to join the rally
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ITINERARY
1. Camac Valley, DUBLIN
Two nights
Website: http://www.camacvalley.com/

Please note: Sorry but no dogs are allowed on any of the excursions due to local regulations.

Excursion: Guided Coach City Tour of Dublin

09.00 Pickup from Camac Valley Campsite
09.30 Arrive at Malahide and soak in the medieval charm of this quaint seaside village.
11.00 Depart Malahide and drive through Parnell Square
11.15 Parnell Square – One of the earliest and perhaps finest of Dublin’s Georgian Squares.
11.30 O’Connell Street – Drive through and drop off for lunch and free time.
There are plenty of shops and restaurants to choose from. We recommend walking over the bridge to see the historic Christchurch and St Patricks cathedrals, the infamous Molly Malone Statue or some peace and quiet in the historic St Stephens park and garden in the centre of Dublin.

14:30 Arrive at the Trinity College entrance and meet your guide for a 35minute guided tour including the Book of Kells and the Old Library. Please note at busy times there may be a wait of up to 15 minutes to gain entry to the Old Library. After your tour you have free time to wander around at your leisure.

15.45 Coach collection from Trinity to take you to the Guinness Storehouse at St James Gate.

16.00 Guinness Storehouse – for a self-guided tour, we recommend an hour and a half including a free taster in the bar on the seventh floor.

17.30 pick-up from Guinness to return to site

PRICE: £66.00 per person which includes guide and entrance fees to Trinity College and The Guinness Store House.


2.Fleming’s White Bridge Caravan and Camping Park,KILLARNEY, Co. Kerry (4 nights)
Website: http://killarneycamping.com/

Including:
(a)Day excursion: Guided coach excursion around the RING OF KERRY including the following highlights: Glenbeigh (the jewel of the Ring of Kerry), Cahersiveen , Caherdaniel, Sneen – one of Irelands prettiest village, Molls Gap, Ladies view and Toc Waterfall. PRICE: £30 per person

(b) Free day to do some shopping in Killarney, or visit Muckross house & Kenmare.

(c) Day Excursion to the DINGLE PENINSULAR including a stop at Inch beach, a 3 mile long stretch of sand and one of the most
visually dramatic beaches in Ireland famous as the filming location of "Ryan's Daughter". Free time and lunch in Dingle, followed by a guided tour and tasting of the Dingle
Distillery. PRICE: £46 per person

(d) Evening meal with traditional Irish Music at ‘The Danny Mann’ in Killarney, including return transport to the restaurant.
EST. PRICE: £30 per person inc transport.

3. Glen of Aherlow Caravan and Camping Park
TIPPERARY (2 nights)
Website: http://www.tipperarycamping.com/

Excursion:
Day coach excursion to House of Waterford Crystal & Smithwicks Experience in Kilkenny

09.00 Pickup from Glen of Aherlow campsite for approximate 10.30 arrival at the House of Waterford Crystal.
10.40 1-hour tour of Waterford Crystal followed by free time in Waterford.
14.00 Pick-up from Waterford for travel to Kilkenny for a tour of Smithwicks Experience
15.00 1-hour tour of Smithwicks
16.15 Pick-up from Smithwicks for travel back to campsite.
17.45 approximate arrival time at site.

PRICE £55.00 per person which includes entrance fees to Waterford Crystal and Smithwicks.

TRAVEL
Travel with Stena Line Ireland
Motorhome or Car & Caravan (no length or height restrictions), including 2 people.
Return ferry crossing with Stena Line: The routes are interchangeable.
Cairnryan – Belfast
Fishguard – Rosslare
Holyhead – Dublin (except sailings departing at 15.10 from Dublin)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Most campsites have WIFI included, however showers are an addition 1€ paid locally.

RALLY PRICE
The final price for 2 people travelling is £539.00.

The price includes site fees and return ferry crossings as mentioned above.

Excursions are priced individually - see above and are NOT INCLUDED.

This Rally is being organised by Alan Rogers on behalf of the Club.

CONTACT
Please contact DAVE WHARMBY if wish to join this rally.

Southern +Ireland Rally B June Tue 18th - Tue 25th 2019

SECOND OF TWO IDENTICAL RALLIES - DUBLIN - KILLARNEY - TIPPERARY

### STOP PRESS ###
There are three (3) vacancies on this rally.
Please contact Dave Wharmby if you wish to join the rally
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ITINERARY
1. Camac Valley, DUBLIN
Two nights
Website: http://www.camacvalley.com/

Please note: Sorry but no dogs are allowed on any of the excursions due to local regulations.

Excursion: Guided Coach City Tour of Dublin

09.00 Pickup from Camac Valley Campsite
09.30 Arrive at Malahide and soak in the medieval charm of this quaint seaside village.
11.00 Depart Malahide and drive through Parnell Square
11.15 Parnell Square – One of the earliest and perhaps finest of Dublin’s Georgian Squares.
11.30 O’Connell Street – Drive through and drop off for lunch and free time.
There are plenty of shops and restaurants to choose from. We recommend walking over the bridge to see the historic Christchurch and St Patricks cathedrals, the infamous Molly Malone Statue or some peace and quiet in the historic St Stephens park and garden in the centre of Dublin.

14:30 Arrive at the Trinity College entrance and meet your guide for a 35minute guided tour including the Book of Kells and the Old Library. Please note at busy times there may be a wait of up to 15 minutes to gain entry to the Old Library. After your tour you have free time to wander around at your leisure.

15.45 Coach collection from Trinity to take you to the Guinness Storehouse at St James Gate.

16.00 Guinness Storehouse – for a self-guided tour, we recommend an hour and a half including a free taster in the bar on the seventh floor.

17.30 pick-up from Guinness to return to site

PRICE: £66.00 per person which includes guide and entrance fees to Trinity College and The Guinness Store House.


2.Fleming’s White Bridge Caravan and Camping Park,KILLARNEY, Co. Kerry (4 nights)
Website: http://killarneycamping.com/

Including:
(a)Day excursion: Guided coach excursion around the RING OF KERRY including the following highlights: Glenbeigh (the jewel of the Ring of Kerry), Cahersiveen , Caherdaniel, Sneen – one of Irelands prettiest village, Molls Gap, Ladies view and Toc Waterfall. PRICE: £30 per person

(b) Free day to do some shopping in Killarney, or visit Muckross house & Kenmare.

(c) Day Excursion to the DINGLE PENINSULAR including a stop at Inch beach, a 3 mile long stretch of sand and one of the most
visually dramatic beaches in Ireland famous as the filming location of "Ryan's Daughter". Free time and lunch in Dingle, followed by a guided tour and tasting of the Dingle
Distillery. PRICE: £46 per person

(d) Evening meal with traditional Irish Music at ‘The Danny Mann’ in Killarney, including return transport to the restaurant.
EST. PRICE: £30 per person inc transport.

3. Glen of Aherlow Caravan and Camping Park
TIPPERARY (2 nights)
Website: http://www.tipperarycamping.com/

Excursion:
Day coach excursion to House of Waterford Crystal & Smithwicks Experience in Kilkenny

09.00 Pickup from Glen of Aherlow campsite for approximate 10.30 arrival at the House of Waterford Crystal.
10.40 1-hour tour of Waterford Crystal followed by free time in Waterford.
14.00 Pick-up from Waterford for travel to Kilkenny for a tour of Smithwicks Experience
15.00 1-hour tour of Smithwicks
16.15 Pick-up from Smithwicks for travel back to campsite.
17.45 approximate arrival time at site.

PRICE £55.00 per person which includes entrance fees to Waterford Crystal and Smithwicks.

TRAVEL
Travel with Stena Line Ireland
Motorhome or Car & Caravan (no length or height restrictions), including 2 people.
Return ferry crossing with Stena Line: The routes are interchangeable.
Cairnryan – Belfast
Fishguard – Rosslare
Holyhead – Dublin (except sailings departing at 15.10 from Dublin)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Most campsites have WIFI included, however showers are an addition 1€ paid locally.

RALLY PRICE
The final price for 2 people travelling is £539.00.

The price includes site fees and return ferry crossings as mentioned above.

Excursions are priced individually - see above and are NOT INCLUDED.

This Rally is being organised by Alan Rogers on behalf of the Club.

CONTACT
Please contact DAVE WHARMBY if wish to join this rally.

2019 Annual General Meeting And 2020 Models Preview July Fri 5th - Sun 7th 2019

- Lickhill Manor Caravan Park Stourport-on-Severn Worcestershire

The rally site is Lickhill Manor, Stourport-on-Seven, Worcestershire - the weekend of 5 to 7 July.

WEBSITE: https://www.hillandale.co.uk/our-parks/lickhill-manor-caravan-park


We will have a preview of 2020 models of Adria caravans and motorhomes and Sun Living motorhomes in Solihull, West Midlands where our actual AGM will also take place.

Full information will be provided in due course - this is just advance notification of the new location and dates.

Continental Rally September Tue 10th - October Tue 1st 2019

Belgium and Eastern Germany - Travel by P&O Ferries to/from Calais. Staying at sites in: Nuiwpoort, Arnhem; Hanover; Dresden; Bamberg/Nuremburg; Geisenheim/Rudesheim am Rhein; Bure (Tellin) Belgium and Eperlecques, France.

### STOP PRESS ###
There are three (3) vacancies on this rally.
Please contact Dave Wharmby if you wish to join the rally
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ITINERARY
Travel by P&O Ferries to Calais.
See latest Rally Price at end.

NOTE: Due to local regulations, DOGS are only permitted on two of the rally excursions: Colditz Castle and the Steam Boat/Pilnitz Castle trips.

1. NIEUPOORT, BELGIUM
https://en.kompascamping.be/nieuwpoort/

Arrive 10 -13 September (3 nights)
Kompas Camping Nieuwpoort
This is a large campsite with 469 pitches and located 500m from Nieuwpoort. There are plenty of shops, bars and restaurants on the doorstep and direct beach access from site.
(37 minutes from Bruges).
Website: https://alanrogers.com/campsite/kompas-camping-nieuwpoort-be0550

Excursions:
• Guided coach trip to Bruges, including free time for lunch and shopping in the afternoon PRICE: £26 per person.
• Port of Nieuwpoort is a small seaside fishing town with plenty of shopping, sightseeing and good fish restaurants.

2. ARNHEM
Arrive 13 - 17 September (4 nights)
Camping Heumens Bos
https://alanrogers.com/campsite/recreatiecentrum-heumens-bos-nl5950

This is a beautiful campsite set in a peaceful forest location. The campsite is also a good size with 350 pitches, mostly grassy, level and grouped together. The closest town of Nijmegen is 8km away and is the oldest city in the Netherlands.
Excursions:
• Day trip to Arnhem starting with a guided tour of the old city and battle of Arnhem, followed by free time for lunch. Afterwards meet the coach and visit the Airborne Museum for a guided tour followed by a free time to visit the Airborne war cemetery. PRICE: £29 per person.
• A Tour of the Winery & Wine museum in Arnhem, Velperweg followed by and early dinner before joining the coach for the return journey to the site. PRICE: £47 per person

3. HANOVER
Arrive 17 – 20 September (3 nights)
Erholungspark Irenensee,Uetze, Lower Saxony, Germany.
https://alanrogers.com/campsite/erholungspark-irenensee-de30600

This is an attractive campsite site set around a shallow lake dotted with islands. Located just a 40 minute drive from Hanover, this campsite has 200 spacious touring pitches and is a 40 minute walk to the town of Uetze, where you will find a few shops & cafes.
Excursions:
• Day trip to Hanover with guided tour and free time in the afternoon to wander around the old town with its half timbered buildings, narrow lanes & the oldest church.
PRICE: £20 per person.

4 DRESDEN with trip to COLDITZ

Arrive 20- 24 September (4 nights)
Freizeitpark Luxoase, Dresden
https://www.luxoase.de/en

A well maintained and high quality campsite located adjacent to a lake and surrounded by trees and a meadow. Located just 22 km north of Dresden (30 minutes by car) in a quiet area. There are good quality facilities on site including a good restaurant by the lake, and a bakery service with fresh rolls every morning
Located 5km (1 hr walk) to the Town of Radeberg with shops, restaurants, only 13 min walk to smaller town with Bakery. Colditz is located 1 hr 13 minutes away.
Excursions:
• Day trip to Colditz castle for an English speaking guided tour (this takes 2hrs), followed by lunch & free time in Colditz Town to explore at your leisure.
PRICE: £27 per person.

• Every Friday & Saturday the campsite offers a sightseeing tour of Dresden. The tourist doubledecker bus collects you from the campsite at 9am and takes you on an architectural, historical and cultural tour of Dresden. Guided tours are from 10 and 12am and you can remain seated for the complete tour which lasts around 2 hours.

Note: This tour will not be private to Adria members, but shared with the general public and subject to availability – although I should be able to pre book it with the campsite if you’re interested.

• Day excursion to the River Elbe in Dresden where you will board a steam boat at 10.00 and enjoy a 1 hr 50 min cruise on the River Elbe to Pilnitz castle and gardens. Arrive at Castle Pilnitz and take 3 hours to wander around the beautiful castle and gardens boarding your coach for the 35 min journey back to site. PRICE: £29 per person.

5. BAMBERG/NUREMBURG
Arrive 24 -27 September (3 nights)
Camping Insel, Bamberg/Bug, Bavaria (N), Germany.
ttps://alanrogers.com/campsite/camping-insel-hoffmann-de40290

100 pitches 6km to Bamberg, 1 hr from Nuremberg 3km to supermarkets, nice restaurant and site on banks of river Regnitz
Excursions:
• A guided walking tour of Bamberg`s old town, one of Europe’s largest intact old town centres and a UNESCO world heritage site. PRICE: £29 per person.

• A full day coach trip for a grand tour through Franconian Switzerland which would include a 45 minute walk to Sansperail Rock Garden. The coach could then take you to the lovely Bavarian town of Pottenstein where you can stop for lunch at `Forellenhof` and the coach would take the scenic route back with dramatic scenery. Includes lunch.
PRICE: £49 per person

6. RUDESHEIM AM RHEIN
Arrive 27 – 28 September (1 night)
Rheingau Campingplatz Geisenheim, Hessen, Germany.

https://alanrogers.com/campsite/campingplatz-geisenheim-am-rhein-de32930
A small family site within walking/cycling distance to Rudesheim.

NOT the 2018 Rally Site! - but about 1 mile up the river

BELGIUM
Arrive 28 September- 30 September (2 nights)
Camping Parc La Clusure
Chemin de la Clusure, 30
6927 Bure (Tellin), Belgium

https://www.parclaclusure.be/en/

This IS the one we used in 2018!
Excursions:
• Explore the Achouffe Brewery
PRICE: £29 per person

FAREWELL MEAL on site - 3 course set menu and a glass of wine. PRICE: £26 per person.

FRANCE
Arrive:30th September. Depart 1st October (1 night)
Camping le Chateau du Gandspette, Eperlecques

Return Ferry: P&O Calais - Dover

RALLY PRICE:
£645.00 motorhome, £689.00 caravan for two people travelling.
The Rally is being organised by Alan Rogers.

The rally price includes a return ferry crossing to the continent with P&O Ferries, these prices are currently fixed until 5 March, however may increase slightly after this date.

If you prefer to travel with Eurotunnel, please write this on your Alan Rogers booking form and they will contact you with a price. Eurotunnel’s prices can change on a daily basis therefore they are unable to hold these prices for any fixed time, unlike P&O Ferries. They are also non refundable however you are able to amend the date up until you return home. For this reason the Eurotunnel fare is payment in full at the time of booking.

PLEASE CONTACT DAVE WHARMBY IF YOU WISH TO JOIN THIS RALLY.

The Association of Caravan and Camping Exempted Organisations (ACCEO) rally October Sun 6th - Tue 8th 2019

Provisional Booking - To be advised

This organisation licence Club Adria to have rallies on rally field sites
http://www.acceo.co.uk/
They have their own national type rally.

FURTHER DETAILS TO BE PROVIDED

Halloween Weekend October Fri 25th - Sun 27th 2019

Another date for your diary -

This is becoming a great event.

Put the date in your diary now.

Details of site and weekend activities to follow.

West Country Gin Rally November Fri 1st - Sat 30th 2019

Dates to be announced - Plymouth

Provisional booking - probably over a weekend.

Specialist rally incorporating Gin tasting for members

2019 Christmas Rally December Fri 6th - Sun 8th 2019

Very advanced notice of this popular rally - Eye Kettleby Lakes, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. LE14 2TN

Early notice of the dates for this rally.

NOTE: FINAL DATES NOW AGREED.
6th - 8th DECEMBER 2019

WEBSITE:
https://www.eyekettlebylakes.com/touring-park-home/

Details to follow.