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

Are you planning to visit France or Europe in a motorhome? Did you know that it’s possible to rent a motorhome in the Mâcon 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 Mâcon region requires a great deal of organization!

As well as selecting 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 Mâcon region. 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 Mâcon and the surrounding area.

Rent a motorhome around Mâcon

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 it has a GVW of less than 3.5 T.

From integral to van, here are four types of motorhome that you can rent in the Mâcon 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 Mâcon 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 Mâcon or the surrounding area?

How does it work?

  • Start by selecting Mâcon 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 beds 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 Mâcon

How much does it cost to rent a motorhome or van in the Mâcon region?

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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.

In the Mâcon region, the average daily price is around 74 euros. Of course, if you plan ahead, you’ll have more choice!

Where to travel by motorhome from Mâcon?

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To travel from Mâcon in a motorhome, van or camper van, you’ll need to select your stops and forget about the idea of being able to see everything in one go.

Your itinerary will logically depend on your vacation dates: you don’t go on a motorhome trip for a week like you do on a road-trip for several months. There are so many different ways to travel by motorhome or van from Mâcon, that it will take several years of vacation!

Here are a few itinerary ideas for your week-long motorhome road-trip from the Mâcon region.

1 week: For one week, you can choose to head north, for example. Scroll down the map to Chalon-sur-Saône, Beaune, and follow the route des grands crus de Bourgogne. Discover the villages and vineyards of Gevrey-Chambertin or Nuits-Saint-Georges. This region of great Burgundy wines, the jewel in France’s crown, is world-famous. Continue on to Dijon, Dole, Besançon, and make a foray into Switzerland: Lausanne and Geneva. Finish with the Haut-Jura nature park and Bourg-en-Bresse.

1 month: For a one-month motorhome itinerary from Mâcon, we take you eastwards through the Balkan countries: Mulhouse and the Ballons des Vosges regional nature park reveal their wonders. In Switzerland, Zurich, Constance and Lake Constance before entering Germany: Munich, the capital of Bavaria. Continue along the Austrian Alps with Salzburg, Vienna, Budapest and Belgrade. Take the opportunity to discover Bosnia-Herzegovina with Sarajevo and Mostar, then Dubrovnik (in Croatia). In Montenegro, Podgorica and the Bay of Kotor are a must. Tirana, Lake Ohrid, the Prespa lakes in Albania and Thessalonica (Greece) are all part of a complete road-trip.

If you rent a motorhome or van in and around Mâcon, you can visit the following nearby countries:

  • Austria (Graz, Vienna, Salzburg)
  • Germany (Stuttgart, Berlin, Munich, Hamburg)
  • France (Biarritz, Bordeaux, Brest, Toulouse)
  • Netherlands (Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague)
  • Italy (Venice, Rome, Milan, Florence)
  • Switzerland (Lausanne, Geneva, Bern)