My virtual Caravan Site

Planning for Bailey Owners Club Rally 2020

Campingplatz am Rhein, Rudesheim

Documents that have been sent out to Ralliers
List of Ralliers
General Information

Folkestone/Dover stay over Site

Quite a few people like to travel to the port/tunnel the night before crossing.
We can recomend the Drum Inn which is 1 mile from the motorway Junction 11, 4 miles to the Tunnel and 14 miles to Dover. Ideal, level, stop over, with good meals at the Pub

Calais Stay over Site
We like to travel straight over and stop at our favourite site la Bien Assise at Guines (can be booked via the Caravan Club PO5) a very easy 8 miles from the Tunnel. Nice site with plenty of facilities, Bar and Restaurant. The local Carrefour supermarket has fuel and shopping at prices on a par with the major Supermarkets in Calais. We stay two nights to stock up before onward travel. We also stay at it as a last site on our way home.
Cash and Credit Cards in Europe

Environmental Badge

Driving Information
Site local directions

Photos of the 2018 Rally can be found on the Galleries section of the BOC Website
2018 Rally 
Road Train  Asbach Tasting 
River Cruise Music Museum
Wine Festival  Train trip to Koblenz 
Trip to the Niederwald Monument via Cable Car and Ski Lift
Bailey BBQ  German Supper 
Group Meal 

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First view of Rudesheim from the Bingen Ferry 
The Site 
owner's house on the right  site Shop and Restaurant one of the toilet blocks
site exit to the Rhine outside the site pedestrian entrance path towards the town 
New toilet block 
outside seating area site restaurant and friends!
  Our favourite snack! Strammer Max  site Bar and Shop 

Next to the Campsite is an open air pool and sports complex which many from the site take advantage of.
About 300 metres away is a very comprehensive shopping area with Aldi, Lidl and a couple of other supermarkets as well as a McDonalds, also a petrol station.

Rudesheim itself is a bit of an upmarket tourist resort which does very well from the visiting cruise ships. There is plenty to see and do and many eating and drinking establishments. The local Rhine cruise ships can be boarded from a jetty on the way into the town. Although there is plenty to do around the local area, the site itself is very quiet and peaceful and many campers can be found just sitting out and relaxing, many with a book and a glass of the local wine.

Routes from Calais or Dunkirk to Rudesheim.

Route 1 is the direct route we have taken, 348 miles, 330 miles on non-toll Motorways. We take the route via Bingen which is then a short ferry ride to Rudesheim (lasting under 10 min and costing €17 this year for our long caravan), this avoids the sometimes twisty and narrow road from Koblenz on the Rudesheim side or the longer route via Mainz. If you wish to make a stop over on this route, then the Caravan & Motorhome Club bookable site, Den Driesch (REF : H10) at Valkenburg is only 5 miles off the route, it is 200 miles from Calais.
Obviously there are plenty of other routes but these we have used often. We often go to Holland for a week or so before going to Germany. This can be a convenient way to break the journey and the roads are very good from Holland.

Route Planning
Google Maps

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Degrees, minutes, and seconds (DMS): 41°24'12.2"N 2°10'26.5"E
Degrees and decimal minutes (DMM): 41 24.2028, 2 10.4418
Decimal degrees (DD): 41.40338, 2.17403
Via Michelin Route finder

To me one of the most useful route finder sites. The route produced includes the cost of any tolls and the route has graphics of the actual road signs at the junctions. you can register, for free, and save your various routes. This is the route we print out and follow as well as using our TomTom Sat Nav on which we enter the co-ordinates of our destination.
French Autoroutes

Web Site of the French Motorway network, includes a route planner using Via Michelin

Rudesheim Camping

Rudesheim Tourist Information