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    I am planning on going to Valencia MOTOGP, ferry from Portsmouth to Santander, 2 days to get there, 2 days to get back and 2-3 days there.

    Any advice welcome?


    best routes, places to stop overnight.
    Best places to stay near circuit.
    Access to circuit, any pitfalls?

    I don't want to be in big towns, and preferable sensible prices.

    GY

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    Youll be lucky to find anywhere close to the circuit to stay, but check all the accommodation sites frequently. I booked our place in December via Air B&B.

    seats in Azul stand are probably the best, then Verde stand. You can see most (but not all) of the circuit from those two. Note that none have any shade-so take sunscreen or a waterproof jacket, depending on the forecasts.

    You won't understand any of the commentary which is non stop (unless you speak Spanish of course), but in the Azul stand you should be able to see one of the big screens for qualifying and race results.

    Print your ticket out and don't lose it. You can print out as many as you want, but only the one you use on initial entry will work.

    Don't carry cans or bottles into the circuit, as they will be confiscated at the entrance. They have big skips that are full of cans and bottles by each gate. You won't get it back.You may be able to smuggle in a bottle of vodka in a hollowed out loaf of bread-we've seen that a few times. Beer is about 5 for a pint, and various filled bagettes about the same price-lots of outlets, but all selling the same stuff.

    Lots of merchandise stand placed everywhere-but again, all the same ones repeated frequently. And stuff you won't see anywhere outside of a GP circuit.

    Leave plenty of time to get to the circuit. The police put in some odd diversions to keep traffic flowing, but often it doesn't always. And you may get parked a long way from the circuit, as it's positioned in the middle of nowhere and surrounded by parking.

    Do visit Cheste on the Saturday night-it is mental and all you hear are engines revving at the red line. Plenty of stages with various music blaring, and lots of bars and places to get food. Beer is expensive at the bars that they set up-you can buy beer from the supermarkets which is both cold and cheap. It's a great atmosphere-lots of families visit, so watch out, as you will probably be hit by a few pushchairs.

    After the race, get to the exit road and watch the thousands of bikes riding past. The security and police are very tolerant of bikes revving and bouncing off of their limiters and doing burnouts, but woe betide any rider failing to stop at a pedestrian crossing when told to do so.

    It's even better if one of the championships hasn't been decided before this final round.

    All in all, a great GP to go and watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whysub View Post
    Youll be lucky to find anywhere close to the circuit to stay, but check all the accommodation sites frequently. I booked our place in December via Air B&B.

    seats in Azul stand are probably the best, then Verde stand. You can see most (but not all) of the circuit from those two. Note that none have any shade-so take sunscreen or a waterproof jacket, depending on the forecasts.

    You won't understand any of the commentary which is non stop (unless you speak Spanish of course), but in the Azul stand you should be able to see one of the big screens for qualifying and race results.

    Print your ticket out and don't lose it. You can print out as many as you want, but only the one you use on initial entry will work.

    Don't carry cans or bottles into the circuit, as they will be confiscated at the entrance. They have big skips that are full of cans and bottles by each gate. You won't get it back.You may be able to smuggle in a bottle of vodka in a hollowed out loaf of bread-we've seen that a few times. Beer is about €5 for a pint, and various filled bagettes about the same price-lots of outlets, but all selling the same stuff.

    Lots of merchandise stand placed everywhere-but again, all the same ones repeated frequently. And stuff you won't see anywhere outside of a GP circuit.

    Leave plenty of time to get to the circuit. The police put in some odd diversions to keep traffic flowing, but often it doesn't always. And you may get parked a long way from the circuit, as it's positioned in the middle of nowhere and surrounded by parking.

    Do visit Cheste on the Saturday night-it is mental and all you hear are engines revving at the red line. Plenty of stages with various music blaring, and lots of bars and places to get food. Beer is expensive at the bars that they set up-you can buy beer from the supermarkets which is both cold and cheap. It's a great atmosphere-lots of families visit, so watch out, as you will probably be hit by a few pushchairs.

    After the race, get to the exit road and watch the thousands of bikes riding past. The security and police are very tolerant of bikes revving and bouncing off of their limiters and doing burnouts, but woe betide any rider failing to stop at a pedestrian crossing when told to do so.

    It's even better if one of the championships hasn't been decided before this final round.

    All in all, a great GP to go and watch.
    if you get redirected to parking in the industrial area there are buses laid on to ferry you to the circuit.

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    And if you drove to the circuit in a car, be prepared for a long wait to get out of where you were directed to park at circuit. Over the years it's taken me anything between 10 minutes (brilliant) and FOUR hours. Which was only 500 yards to the main road. Quicker on a bike though.

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