Tips For Motorhoming Around Europe
There are many different ways to tour Europe, but few of them match the convenience and flexibility offered by using a motorhome. It gives you complete independence and the ability to go and stop wherever you please.
Planning the Journey
Part of the fun of any holiday is the planning stage. But one of the advantages of motorhoming in Europe is that while you might be guided by an itinerary, you’re free to change plan, go off the beaten track or linger for longer in a particular location if you wish.
Travelling in an Adria or Swift motorhome, you’re free to stop at thousands of places, such as caravan sites, campsites and touring grounds. Most of them accept motorhomes, and there are plenty to choose from. Every European country has sites that accept motorhomes. Did you know that there are over 30,000 campsites across Europe? That’s enough to allow you to stay at a different one every night for the next 82 years! Another advantage is that you don’t have the hassle of packing and unpacking at every overnight stop. You just arrive at the site, hook up to the power supply, if available, and you’re ready to go.
Many people think of Europe in terms of big cities like Paris or Rome or Venice, but travelling with a motorhome means you’re free to explore smaller towns and less well-known locations. So whether you want to visit the best beaches, tour war cemeteries or spend time browsing art galleries, you’re free to do as you wish.
Some countries have designated tourist routes or scenic drives which you can follow. Norway, for example, has a website dedicated to these. In fact, Norway is a country that’s ideal for motorhoming, as it has long distances and traditional accommodation tends to be expensive.
Is It for Me?
Motorhoming attracts a wide range of different people, and it often turns into something of a social occasion as you meet up with fellow travellers on the sites where you stop for the night. You’ll meet travellers from a wide range of different countries.
You need to be comfortable driving a large vehicle, of course, but there’s generally no more physical effort.
Choosing Your Transport
There are many different types of motorhome on offer, so it’s important to select the right one for your needs. The Swift motorhomes range goes from compact panel van conversions to spacious coachbuilt vehicles, so you should be able to find something to suit your needs among the selection of motorhomes for sale in Hampshire.
Motorhomes are powered by economical diesel engines to provide a long cruising range, and larger versions provide berths to sleep up to six people. Travelling by motorhome is all about the joy of the journey rather than arriving on time, so you can afford to take a more relaxed approach. Your holiday starts from the moment you climb behind the wheel.