Has anyone got recommendations on which route to cross the Pyrenees?
We're driving through France from the tunnel in a couple of weeks heading for Camping Pena Montanesa near Ainsa. (Originally was going tomorrow - Sunday - from Portsmouth to Bilbao then onto the campsite but things have unexpectedly changed at the last minute!)
We've recently changed our motorhome and now have a 2008 Fiat Ducato 2.3L Lunar Goldstar 620 a bit over 7m long including bike rack. It has a bit more power than our 2L Autotrail but we have no experience of routes over the Pyrenees.
We've been looking at the route from near Toulouse to Ainsa. The D173 on the French side, through tunnel de Bielsa and the A138 on the Spanish side.
from near Pau (Oloron Ste-Marie) on the N134 French side, through the Somport tunnel, then the N330 down to Jaca in Spain then across to Ainsa.
would it be easier coming down the west coast of France into Spain and crossing over west to East via Pamplona?
Are these routes suitable for a 7m+ 3500kg motorhome? Or anyone got other suggestions?
Don't like steep drops down on the side of the road!!
Also what weather can we expect over the Pyrenees at this time of year, will there be any problems with snow?
Hope someone can help please
Mark & Linda