How and where to rent a motorhome in the Chambéry region?

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Are you planning to visit France or Europe in a motorhome? Did you know that it’s possible to rent a motorhome in the Chambéry region? We’ll tell you how!

Why not take to the roads of France and Europe in a motorhome, converted van or camper van? A real home on wheels, the motorhome is back in vogue, giving you considerable freedom of movement when you want to travel. However, setting off on a tour of France or Europe in a motorhome from the Chambéry region requires a great deal of organization!

As well as choosing your itinerary and finding parking areas or parking lots where you can park your vehicle, you also need to find out where and how to rent a motorhome, van or camper van in the Chambéry area. There are many sites offering rentals for several days or even several months, for all budgets, and sometimes with just a few clicks on the Internet!

Wondering how to go about it? Don’t panic, we’ll tell you how to rent a motorhome in Chambéry and the surrounding area.

Rent a motorhome around Chambéry

How to choose a motorhome or van?

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The first step to a successful holiday is to rent a vehicle suited to your trip! And the good news is that, with just a « B » driving license, you can rent any type of recreational vehicle, as long as its GVW is less than 3.5 T.

From integral to van, here are four types of motorhome that you can rent in the Chambéry region and drive with a B license in your pocket:

The nasturtium

  • Freeway: Category 3
  • Ideal for families
  • Sleeps up to 6
  • Water and gas supply + heating + refrigerator + sanitary facilities and shower

The profile

  • Freeway: Category 2
  • Versatile
  • For 2 to 4 people, sometimes 6
  • Water and gas supply + heating + fridge + sanitary facilities and shower

Integral

  • Freeway: Category 2
  • Interior volume & comfort
  • Ideal for a couple
  • Water and gas supply + heating + fridge + sanitary facilities and shower

Fitted vans and panel vans

  • Freeway: Category 1
  • Ideal for one person or a couple
  • Little space, but well optimized
  • Small kitchen area, sometimes refrigerator + sanitary facilities and shower

→ Good to know: If you’ve decided to think bigger and want to rent a motorhome with a maximum weight of over 3.5 tons, then you’ll need to have a HGV license in your possession! In addition to a different license, it’s important to take into account freeway charges when budgeting for a heavy-duty motorhome: vehicles over 3.5 tons belong to category 3, just like a bus or a two-axle truck.

In fact, three-axle motorhomes are even considered Class 4!

Where can I find a motorhome rental in Chambéry and the surrounding area?

Before starting your vacation itinerary, it’s a good idea to make an online reservation via an online campervan and motorhome rental platform.

There are now many such sites on the road-trip and wild camping market, and they enable you to take advantage of a vehicle at lower cost, like Yescapa, for example. Would you like to rent a motorhome or converted van in Chambéry or the surrounding area?

How does it work?

  • Start by selecting Chambéry and the surrounding area as the geographical zone where you wish to collect the vehicle (for example Chalon-sur-Saône, Monceau-les-Mines, Bourg-en-Bresse…).
  • Make sure you choose unlimited mileage, check the number of berths available, whether it is possible to travel abroad, etc.: you can filter the results by selecting several search criteria.
  • Make an online rental request and share your travel information (dates, rental options, mileage, etc.) with the owner.
  • If your request is accepted, after payment you will have access to the owner’s contact details to set up a first meeting.
  • On the day of departure, present your driver’s license and pay the deposit.
  • An inventory offixtures is drawn up and a rental contract is signed by both parties. On your return, after an unforgettable trip, sign the return inventory of fixtures, and that’s it!

Rent a motorhome around Chambéry

How much does it cost to rent a motorhome or van in the Chambéry area?

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It’s no secret that renting a motorhome or van is always more affordable when it’s done privately. Prices vary according to a number of criteria, such as the number of beds, the model of motorhome or van, the equipment available, the type of motorhome and whether pets are allowed.

To rent a motorhome in the Chambéry area, the average daily price is around 76 euros. Of course, if you plan ahead, you’ll have more choice!

Where to travel by motorhome from Chambéry?

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View of the magnificent gardens of Isola Bella on Lake Maggiore, Italy Photo credit: Shutterstock – MarinaD_37

Over 1 week

In one week, you can either confine yourself to visiting the two Savoie regions, or head south via the Hautes-Alpes and the Ecrins massif. A one-week itinerary to the Po Valley is also a great option. Visit Aix-les-Bains, Annecy and its namesake lake, Albertville. From there, you have two options: visit the Tarentaise valley or the Mont-Blanc valley. In the Tarentaise, visit Moutiers, the resorts of La Plagne, Bourg-Saint-Maurice, Les Arcs, Sainte-Foy-en-Tarentaise, Tignes and Val d’Isère. To the south, the roads take you to Val Thorens, Les Ménuires and the Maurienne valley. To the north, the legendary resorts of La Clusaz, Le Grand-Bornand, Flaine, Megève and Chamonix-Mont-Blanc. To the south, don’t miss Grenoble, the Chartreuse massif, the Vercors Natural Park, Romans-sur-Isère, Crest, Die, Gap, Orcières (Ecrins National Park), Lac de Serre-Ponçon, Serre-Chevalier and Briançon.

Over 1 month

In just one month, head for the Maurienne valley through the Fréjus tunnel. Take the opportunity to visit Northern Italy by motorhome: Turin, Milan, Lake Como, Lake Lugano, Lake Maggiore, Lake Iseo, Lake Garda and their villages (Sirmione, Riva del Garda, Gargnano, etc.), Verona, Bologna, Florence, Rome, Naples, Pompeii, Ercolano (ruins of Herculaneum), the Sorrento peninsula. Head down to Calabria to finish your tour in Sicily, with Etna and the Aeolian Islands.