Forthcoming Club Adria Rallies

If you have a query about any Rally, please get in touch with: Ali Difford, Secretary Email:

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.

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.


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).

• 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.

Arrive 13 - 17 September (4 nights)
Camping Heumens Bos

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.
• 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

Arrive 17 – 20 September (3 nights)
Erholungspark Irenensee,Uetze, Lower Saxony, Germany.

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.
• 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

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.
• 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.

Arrive 24 -27 September (3 nights)
Camping Insel, Bamberg/Bug, Bavaria (N), Germany.

100 pitches 6km to Bamberg, 1 hr from Nuremberg 3km to supermarkets, nice restaurant and site on banks of river Regnitz
• 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

Arrive 27 – 28 September (1 night)
Rheingau Campingplatz Geisenheim, Hessen, Germany.
A small family site within walking/cycling distance to Rudesheim.

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

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

This IS the one we used in 2018!
• 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.

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

Return Ferry: P&O Calais - Dover

£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.

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.

Plymouth Gin Weekend Rally November Fri 8th - Sun 10th 2019

- Whitsand Bay Fort Donkey Lane Whitsand Bay Torpoint PL10 1JZ

This Rally is being organised by Paul and Lynda Ginger.

Paul Ginger Email:

See below for booking and cost details.

We have arranged a weekend rally in Plymouth, Devon from Friday 8 November to Sunday 10 November 2019.

There are 20 pitches (maximum) provisionally reserved at Whitsand Bay Fort all with electric hook up.

The site has a café and a restaurant which we are told will be open. Dogs are welcome on site but must be kept on a lead at all times. There is a bus stop right outside the site.

On the Saturday 9 November we are booked in for a Gin Connoiseurs Tour at Plymouth Gin Distillery

There are 2 tours booked on that day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, with only 12 people able to attend each tour. The tours will last for about one and a half hours and include a number of tastings.
For those that have not visited the distillery before, it is very old in the Barbican area with a welcoming bar upstairs and a free G and T after the tour. We have usually found that one is not enough though!


At this stage, due to the limited number of pitches available and the requirement from the site for firm numbers, reservations are now being taken for what promises to be a weekend with a difference.

If you would like to come on this weekend PLEASE SEND YOUR DETAILS TO our treasurer Lynda at and a non returnable deposit of £25 paid to the club account on sort code 30-67-34 and account number 83147060 using your name, membership number and the word GIN as a reference please.

The estimated costs at this stage are £40 pitch fees and £30 per person for the tour. Any additional costs for dogs, etc will be made known once we can make a firm booking with the site. The Gin tours have already been booked and paid for by the club.

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

- Eye Kettleby Lakes, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. LE14 2TN



The Christmas Rally is to be held at the same venue we have used for the past few years - Eye Kettleby Lakes Touring Park, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire on the weekend of Friday 6 to Sunday 8 December 2019. This is a lovely site and we are always very well looked after there. Eye Kettleby Lakes have won more awards again this year.

At the moment Ali just needs to know if you wish to attend the Christmas Rally.

The cost this year is £20 per night for each pitch per night. This is a reduction on the normal cost. We have 60 pitches on the North side of the site reserved for us.

Every year we use the Clubhouse on site for our Christmas festivities and our Christmas meal. The cost of the Christmas meal this year is £27.95 per person.

More information will obviously follow in due course (many emails!!) but at this time Ali just needs to know if you wish to attend. As usual she will keep a list of members wishing to attend and will add people to my list based on email receipt. She will respond to your emails to let you know that you have been included on the list. This is always a very popular rally and will be fully booked.

There will be a non-refundable deposit due - this will not be required until after the continental rally.

CONTACT: Alison Difford