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I’ll be adding more detail about travelling around Scotland in the winter. I have been in a campervan over winter in Scotland and armed with walking boots, warm clothes and a flask of hot tea, set off on some amazing walks.
Free-camping is ok in most places around Scotland so the diesel overnight heater on board was essential when tempertures outside dropped to -6C and the water in the dog bowl froze!
Walking in the snow and having the place to ourselves was just magical. Don’t be put off but be prepared. Returning with the glow of a keen wind and finding warmth in the camper after a good stride across the hills is fantastic.
INTRODUCING THE US TOURER AND SATURN RV
Apollo is excited to announce the launch of its newest USA product offering; the US Tourer and Saturn RV.
Built on a the rugged ProMaster 3500 chassis, the 2berth* US Tourer and Saturn RV is a step up from its predecessor the Apollo Euro Tourer, with large windows, a manual 12-inch awning, large queen bed and sleek exterior finish. This BVAN configuration offers simplistic style with everything you need for your next self-drive holiday.
Standard Features include*:
9,000 BTU roof mount Air Conditioner
Bathroom with Shower
Large Queen bed
5.0 cu. Ft refrigerator
20’ 9-inch exterior length
Easy Day to Night configuration
12-inch exterior Awning
Pull out pantry and pot drawer
2 burner propane stove
Automatic propane Heating System
*Specifications subject to change. Final specifications will be available by 31st Jan 2017.
These vehicles will be bookable from 16th January 2017 for travel from the 01 May 2017. These vehicles will only be available to/from Los Angeles, San Francisco and Las Vegas.
Note: Images are for illustrative purposes only- fully imagery, specs available soon.
Use this code when booking your motorhome rental in Iceland for a great discount:
Motorhome Republic has gained certification from Iceland Tourism as an official partner in the exciting world of historic and beautiful Iceland tourism. Come join us exploring this jaw dropping beautiful natural environment in the comfort of your own self-drive holiday through the stunning surrounds of Iceland!!
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Booking valid from 3 January 2017 to 30 June 2032
Travel valid from 1 January 2019 to 30 June 2032
Best time to travel to Iceland:
Summer is July and August.
Northern Lights are at their best February, March, September and October.
Top 10 Campervan and Motorhome Holiday Destinations
I have been looking at the top ten holiday destinations online, in the newspapers and from discussing the options with friends. Everybody has a different view.
Trip Advisor publishes their traveller’s choice awards based on reviews from the Trip Advisor website. The UK is tops here. It is great for visitors from outside of the UK as our pound is very cheap if you are buying it from the USA, Europe and Australia and New Zealand. There is incredibly good value in holidays here.
France is listed third on the Trip Advisor list but it would come higher on mine. Travelling through France in a motorhome is so well accepted that there are free places to camp overnight. There are thousands of campsites that are everywhere and they are of a very high standard.
Many people take their own motorhomes to France but if you are further afield or, you want to have a taster and don’t own your own, then take the train, a car or fly to one of the main towns in France and you will find that we offer rentals from these centres.
There are pick up points in the following places in France: Ajaccio, Angers, Bordeaux, Caen, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Metz, Montpellier, Nantes, Nice, Paris, Poitiers, Rouen, Toulouse and Tours.
The vehicles in France range from small two berth campers:
to 4-berth campervans with shower and toilet on board.
The larger 6-berth motorhomes are great for family holidays.
The next country in Trip Advisor’s best places to travel is Italy. We rent out here too. In fact, you can pick up in any of these cities:
Milan, Rome, Bologna, Florence, Turin, Pomezia, Albenga, Alghero, Bari, Golfo Aranci, Grosseto, Massa Carrara, Milan Linate and Milan Malpensa, Naples, Olbia, Padova, Palermo, Parma, Pisa, Pomezia, Pordenone, Porto Torres, Reggio Calabria,Rimini, Rome, Rome Ciampino airport, Rome Fiumicino airport, San Giovanni La Punta, Santa Teresa Gallura Port, Siena-Ampugnano, Trapani, Treviso, Trieste, Turin, Venice, Verona, Vicenza.
Of course, you may be able to take your own camper to Europe, but if you are from Australia, the exchange rate is brilliant! If we want to go to Australia or New Zealand then our pound may not go as far but if we book early, then the rates are a lot cheaper. Now is the time to book for next down under summer. Or, if you don’t mind a cooler trip in the winter of New Zealand, then the rates are great.
Australia has a winterless north so book now for July and August as you won’t regret taking the kids to the Barrier Reef, or the Kimberleys or just the beach on one of Australia’s great stretches of golden sands.
If you are looking for an adventure that will get the adrenalin running then we also offer 4×4 campers for hire in Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
This is a great way to experience the African bush. Stay in campsites and explore the game parks and really get close to the wild life. Take a good camera, and steady nerves!
If you haven’t thought of it before, the USA and Canada are second to none in providing the most amazing and spectacular scenery and experiences that will make your motorhome holiday the best. Campsites are everywhere and kitted out with bbq areas, almost as much as the Ozzies! The roads are big and wide as are the campers. RV rental is on a different scale. Loads of room and miles and miles of roads to explore and so family friendly.