In a world dominated by fast-paced lifestyles and constant connectivity (don’t put your phone down just yet!), there’s an increasing desire to break free from the ordinary and embrace a nomadic way of life.
One of the most exhilarating ways to satisfy this wanderlust is by choosing campervan travel in Europe – an adventure across the diverse landscapes of our continent. The open road, breath taking scenery, and the freedom to chart your own course – there’s something magical about the experience of traveling in a campervan. Embrace your inner hippy!
The Liberation of the Open Road
Europe’s extensive network of well-maintained roads and highways provides the perfect canvas for a road trip of a lifetime. If you haven’t driven in Europe before, it is a different experience to driving in the UK for sure, but not worse! The roads are fast, logical and rarely a traffic jam in sight.
The VW California’s Sat Nav is a huge help, but sometimes it is useful to just get a bit lost. From the charming villages of Provence to the majestic fjords of Norway, campervan travel in Europe allows you to meander through diverse landscapes with the freedom to stop wherever the mood strikes. Imagine waking up to the sound of waves crashing on the shores of the Mediterranean or the rustle of leaves in the Black Forest – a campervan opens the door to a world of unparalleled serenity. Just because you fancied it!
We pitched up next to a French Chateau for a few days this year, and we hadn’t expected how stunning it was going to be!
One of the greatest joys of campervan travel is the ability to be spontaneous. Unlike traditional vacations where every moment is meticulously planned, life on the road encourages you to embrace the unknown. Picture stumbling upon a quaint local market in the heart of Tuscany or discovering a hidden waterfall in the Scottish Highlands – these unexpected gems become the highlights of your journey. With a campervan, every turn is a new adventure waiting to unfold.
One of the best unplanned experiences we had as a family was finding the most authentic Italian trattoria for lunch, as we simply got a bit lost around lunchtime in Val D’Aosta. We left the restaurant feeling like a part of the family and with a good set of directions to get us back on the road!
Living in Comfort on the Move
The VanGlorious campervans are equipped with all the comforts of home, an incredibly comfortable bed, a compact kitchenette, and even a portable loo if desired! These amenities make it possible to travel the continent without sacrificing comfort. Cooking meals with fresh, local ingredients becomes one of my cherished parts of the holiday, connecting me to the produce of each region (We managed to cook Moules Mariniere on the Cobb BBQ!). The campervan lifestyle not only allows you to explore Europe’s rich cultural tapestry but also immerse yourself in its diverse gastronomic offerings. Not just baguettes and gelato, honestly.
Connecting with Nature
For nature enthusiasts, campervan travel in Europe is a ticket to explore some of our most awe-inspiring natural wonders. Wake up to the sunrise over the Norwegian fjords, spend a night under the star-studded sky in the Alps, or park by the pristine beaches of the Algarve in Portugal. The campervan lifestyle fosters a deep connection with the environment, reminding us of the beauty and diversity that our continent has to offer.
Building Memories, One Kilometre at a Time!
Whether you’re a solo traveller seeking solitude or a family in search of shared experiences, the campervan journey weaves a tapestry of memories. From spontaneous roadside picnics to meeting fellow travellers in campsites, every moment becomes a chapter in your travel story.
It’s about breaking free from the constraints of a conventional itinerary, embracing the unknown, and discovering the beauty of a continent at your own pace. So, fuel up, hit the road, and let the winding paths of Europe become the backdrop to your unforgettable adventure.