5 top destinations for motorhome travel

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Want to get away from it all? Here’s how to make an exceptional motorhome trip!

Autonomy and freedom of movement, no rental charges, unlimited free parking, a respectful alternative to traditional hotels: when you’re on vacation, taking a trip in a motorhome is THE flexible solution par excellence. But you still need to own one… And what if, like us, you chose to rent one to take advantage of its many benefits? When it comes to nomadic travel, our team trusts CamperDays, the best rental platform for fully-equipped, comfortable vehicles.

Provided by professional rental companies, their motorhomes can be picked up and dropped off anywhere in the world. CamperDays relies on a network of over 300 stations worldwide. Our promise? To let you start your trip where you want and end it where you want, all at the right price. Our promise? To present you with the best destinations to make your motorhome trip an unforgettable odyssey in complete freedom. Let the adventure begin!

Spain and Portugal, for a sunny discovery of the Iberian Peninsula

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  • 📅 Best period: May-June
  • Travel time: between 2 and 3 weeks
  • 💙 We like: generous climate, proximity to France

Olé! The Iberian Peninsula, with its sunshine and Latin lifestyle, is a prime tourist destination. More and more motorhome owners are coming here to enjoy their dream vacation. With an average price of 115.69 euros per day, renting a camper van is very affordable.

Travelling by motorhome from France means using one of the road crossings along the border. There are dozens of them from the Basque Country to Catalonia, with varying degrees of frequency and ease of access. We recommend that you leave between late spring and early summer. This period is ideal, as it precedes the high tourist season and guarantees no icy conditions and pleasant temperatures.

The advantages of a rental motorhome getaway in the region? You’ll benefit from a high-quality road network, a highway code similar to ours, and plenty of sunshine. The good news is that freeways in Spain are virtually free, and parking at rest areas is very affordable. A two- or three-week road trip will give you enough time to tour the Iberian Peninsula and discover its treasures. Portugal or Spain, which do you prefer?

Iceland, to admire fjords and other mysterious landscapes

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  • 📅 Best period: spring
  • Travel time: between 2 and 3 weeks
  • 💙 We like: charming territory, quality road surface

Ah, Iceland… This small volcanic island, battered by the waves of the North Atlantic, lends itself perfectly to a motorhome trip. Iceland offers visitors sumptuous landscapes and numerous points of tourist interest. The good news is that Route 1, a circular route nicknamed the « Ring Road », serves almost all of them. It circles the island, connecting the capital with the coastal villages over a distance of 1,330 km.

Fjords, mountains and plateaus pass by as you travel along this paved road, which is cleared of snow on a regular basis. Don’t worry: as part of a spring holiday, you won’t normally have to suffer from traffic conditions. The speed limit is set at 90 km/h, which is more than enough to enjoy the fabulous natural surroundings.

Given Iceland’s very high standard of living, you’ll appreciate a reasonable average daily rate. The average cost of a motorhome rental is 283.40 euros per day. So it’s definitely worth it to explore this mysterious northern European territory at your leisure. Best spots? The Blue Lagoon, the Golden Circle, the Black Waterfall, Reynisfjara Beach and the breathtaking Geysir are all must-sees.

France, rediscovering the local territory in slow tourism mode

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  • 📅 Best period: all year round
  • Travel time: between 2 and 3 weeks
  • 💙 We like: local tourism, easily adjustable itineraries, plethoric CamperDays offers

France by motorhome? It’s an established concept, and a great way to (re)discover this beautiful country. France has over 20,000 kilometers of roads and freeways criss-crossing the country. This high-quality network, combined with numerous reserved parking areas, is an undeniable tourist asset for discovering the country in nomadic slow-tourism mode.

There are many advantages to organizing a motorhome trip in France. In addition to a lower budget, it’s a great way to promote local tourism. It’s also much easier to change destination or route, without the risk of losing time. What’s more, there are more and more converted vehicles available for rent, so it’s easy to find exactly the right motorhome!

Whichever month of the year you choose for your trip, the great diversity of landscapes and the profusion of sites of interest make it a first-rate tourist destination. From the Normandy, Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts to mountain ranges, rural plains, flower-filled villages and listed vineyards, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Our advice? Plan two or even better, three weeks, to make the most of it!

New Zealand: breathtaking panoramas worthy of Lord of the Rings

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  • 📅 Best period: December-February
  • Trip duration: 1 month or more to do both islands
  • 💙 We love: sublime landscapes, unspoilt environment

Incredibly, this fascinating territory attracts thousands of tourists every year. The unspoilt nature of its two islands stretches for almost 1,000 km from north to south. Sparsely populated, it’s the perfect playground for an unforgettable road odyssey. As you’ll soon discover, motorhoming is an institution in New Zealand. And camping in the wild is permitted, provided you rent a « self-contained » vehicle. This means that your mobile home is self-contained in terms of hygiene, with on-board water and toilet facilities.

What’s special about this former English colony? We drive… on the left-hand side of the road, which takes some getting used to for the first few kilometers. That said, most of the vehicles on offer are automatic, so you won’t have to manage the gear change with your left hand. Take advantage of the option to pick up your vehicle on one island and return it on another, so you can visit them all.

The northern island is renowned for its volcanoes, natural swimming pools and lush vegetation bordered by white sandy beaches. The southern island, much wilder, is criss-crossed by the Southern Alps chain. Its highest point, Aoraki, rises 3,724 meters above the Tasman Glacier. All you need is a good month to contemplate the wonders of the country from the bunk of your house on wheels. Mirific panoramas worthy of The Lord of the Rings, the trilogy filmed there, await you!

California, for the perfect American road trip

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  • 📅 Best period: May-June
  • Travel time: at least 2 weeks
  • 💙 We like: variety of landscapes, American road trip atmosphere

Excessive highways, the sun setting on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, the Golden Gate Bridge, L.A. and its eccentricities… There’s no doubt about it, you’re in California learning about theAmerican way of life. A trip in a motorhome allows you to visit this U.S. state with its great diversity of landscapes. Just think: 1,300 km from north to south and 400 km from east to west, there’s plenty to do!

California is particularly well-suited to a comfortable road trip. You’ll enjoy wide, high-quality roads, affordable fuel and plenty of space for motorhomes. The region boasts world-renowned tourist spots that are easily accessible to large vehicles. To reach them easily in cruising mode, we recommend taking the famous Pacific Coast Highway. This 1,000-kilometre scenic route runs along the ocean from Leggett in the south to Dana Point in the north. And believe us, it’s a blast.

For a two-week stay, we suggest a trip to Yosemite or Sequoia national parks. Death Valley is also well worth a visit – and a hot one! – as is San Francisco, the pearl of the Golden State. Finally, Hollywood and its Walk of Fame will delight lovers of the 7th art… and shopaholics alike. Perhaps you’ll bump into the stars of your dreams?

Your motorhome trip will undoubtedly have left you with some wonderful memories. Don’t hesitate to share them with us before getting back behind the wheel for new adventures – in responsible mode, of course. Have a good trip!