Scotland Motorhome Road Trip – Check out these ideas.

Scotland Motorhome Road Trip:

Planning a motorhome road trip around Scotland in a campervan or Motorhome? Check out some of these videos to see what’s out there.

Book a campervan or motorhome for your trip here:Top quality campervans and motorhomes to rent in Scotland.

Aberdeen Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth, Inverness, Kilmarnock are the rental depots in Scotland.

Choose from McRent, Spaceships, Easicampers, Bunk Campers and Rockin Vans.  The top of the range vehicles are supplied by McRent.  Catch a train to their depot. It is only a short walk from the station.

 Book a campervan for your UK Road Trip.

UK Campervan and Motorhome Hire.

12 Amazing Walks in Scotland:12 Amazing Walks in Scotland

How About Visiting Scotland in Winter Scotland in Winter

Try Island hopping in Scotland Island hopping in Scotland

Here are some travel guide books to consider.Travel Guide Books

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Discover the secrets of Ontario

Ontario’s Secrets


Discover the secrets of Ontario
Ontario bursts with iconic landmarks, natural wonders and spectacular man-made creations.

Algonquin Provincial Park has an abundance of wildlife, hiking trails and canoe routes.

Alonquin Park

In the summer visit Sandbanks Provincial Park. https://www.ontarioparks.com/park/sandbanks See the sand dunes along the freshwater bay, a good base for exploring Prince Edward County.

Visit by Campervan, Motorhome or Truck Camper. Special discounts for booking early:

Discounts on Canada campervan and motorhome rental

Great discounts on campervan and motorhome rental in Canada.

The CN Tower is no secret, but the EdgeWalk  https://www.cntower.ca/en-ca/plan-your-visit/attractions/edgewalk/edgewalk-overview.html goes beyond the expectations of most. Stand on the edge of the third tallest building in the world and lean over Toronto to take in the unparalleled views of Lake Ontario beneath.

Ontario’s Top 10 Adventures

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Campervan Rental and Walking Holiday in Scotland.

Rent a Campervan in Scotland and enjoy the amazing walks.

Planning a walking holiday in Scotland but don’t want to be tied down to having to book accommodation?

If you book a hotel or Airbnb you are confined to one area. Book a campervan and tour Scotland and the whole country is available to you to explore.

Scotland has a very relaxed attitude to free camping as long as you leave no trace.  They expect to find campers in the middle of nowhere staying the night and enjoying Scotland’s natural beauty.

Only stay one night in each place to minimise your impact.  Take advantage of the many campsites too. These are situated in areas of natural beauty and offer extra facilities.

We recommend taking an os map of the area that you intend to walk. Take a compass and learn how to use the two together. Having a smart phone with a walking app is a great aid until you lose power or signal.

Amazing Walks in Scotland.

12 Amazing Walks in Scotland.

Buckie to Cullen on the Moray Coast of Scotland. Park up in Buckie and follow the road to the coastal path.  Don’t miss Bow Fiddle rock.  There is a bus service between the two villages so park up, catch the bus and then walk back to your campervan.  Hot toddies waiting!

Park up your campervan and head off on this Buckie to Cullen Walk.

THE BOW FIDDLE ROCK, PORTKNOCKIE, MORAY.
Visit on the Buckie to Cullen Walk.

Buckie to Cullen on the Moray Coast, Scotland.

Buckie to Cullen on the Moray Coast, Scotland.

Ordnance Survey Explorer 424 Buckie & Keith Map With Digital Version 

Corra Linn waterfall at the Falls of Clyde

A GROUP OF WALKERS ON A RANGER LED BOTANICAL / NATURE TRIP INTO CORRIE FEE, (A NATIONAL NATURE RESERVE ABOVE GLEN DOLL & GLEN CLOVA, ANGUS. )

St Ninian’s Isle joined to Mainland by a tombolo of sand at Bigton, Shetland.
Picture Credit: P.Tomkins / VisitScotland

The Old Man of Hoy, Hoy, Orkney

Rent a campervan in Scotland.

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Scotland in the Winter

Scotland in the Winter

I came across this video today and thought you might also like to see it.

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.

 

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Motorhome Rental Iceland

Motorhome Rental Iceland Special Offers and Discounts.

Motorhome Rental Iceland

Motorhome Rental Iceland

Motorhome rental Iceland Special Offers and Discounts.

Use this code when booking your motorhome rental in Iceland for a great discount:

PROMO CODE: ICELANDSPEC
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.

Iceland, as seen by a drone

"Fire and Ice" is just one example of a new film-making genre: movies shot using flying cameras

Posted by The Economist on Thursday, November 19, 2015

Add Iceland to start your motorhome adventure.  You can rent a motorhome from Akureyri, Keflavik, Ryekjanesbaer and Reykjavik.  You can find out the cost of renting here Motorhome rental Iceland.

Check out VisitIceland.com Visit Iceland for more details on planning your holiday.  Iceland campsites.

Visit Iceland- all you need to know to plan your holiday.

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Top 10 Campervan and Motorhome Holiday Destinations

Top 10 Campervan and Motorhome Holiday Destinations

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On the road – freedom to dream.

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.

The best offers for renting a campervan or motorhome in the UK can be found here: Best offers on campervan and motorhome rental in the UK

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:

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2_berth_camper_rental_France

to 4-berth campervans with shower and toilet on board.

France-4-berth campervan rental.

France-4-berth campervan rental.

The larger 6-berth motorhomes are great for family holidays.

6 berth motorhome with bike racks for rental in France.

6 berth motorhome with bike racks for rental in France.

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.

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Namibia on the road!

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.

Check out the deals here for this summer RV Rental in USA discounts and special offers.

Good luck planning your road trip but if you need any help, drop us an email and we’ll get you the best rates ever!

Campervans and motorhome in the movies

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Pete’s Dragon – in New Zealand

Check out this link to see what Pete’s Dragon sees of New Zealand.

 

Book a campervan to explore the sites that Pete’s Dragon sees https://www.campervans.com/new-zealand-campervan-rental.html

Take your family to New Zealand to see where the remake of Pete’s Dragon was made.  Explore the country and the sites at your own pace by motorhome.

The setting is Millhaven in America but in reality it is Tapanui in Otago in New Zealand’s grand South Island.

You will also spot Rotorua, Wellington and Queenstown in the movie.

The Shotover Canyon near Queenstown is where Elliot the Dragon flies through and over.

Pete’s Dragon opens in cinemas in September 2016.

The best time to tour New Zealand in a campervan or motorhome is anytime from November to April. It is cooler outside of those months but then you may like it that way!

Future Campervans?

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Canada RV road trip – Edmonton to Calgary

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Boomtown Trail

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Canada road trip – Edmonton to Calgary. This adventure will take you approximately – 486 km (302 miles).

 

Life on central Alberta’s Boomtown Trail is full of surprises. The trail’s two main highways, 21 and 56, form a long rectangle between New Sarepta in the north and Bassano in the south. It’s the perfect route to discover the boomtown architecture found in many of Alberta’s small towns built during Canada’s railway expansion at the turn of the century. Be sure to explore the many historic attractions, regional museums and quirky sights along the way.

EDMONTON

Before leaving Edmonton spend some time discovering the city’s rich history. Hop on a beautifully restored vintage streetcar for a scenic tour that crosses over the High Level Bridge, above the North Saskatchewan River. Then, step back in time at Fort Edmonton Park – a huge living history park in the Edmonton River Valley. Discover an authentic 1919 steam train, fur trading post and 1920s midway. A visit to the outdoor Alberta Railway Museum is a must for all train fans. Stroll through the long carriages of a CN passenger train, investigate fascinating railway memorabilia and even take a ride on the rails.

Campsites around Edmonton:

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Edmonton_campsites

 

CAMROSE

From Edmonton, head south on Hwy 21 through New Sarepta, then east on Hwy 13 to Camrose. Discover local heritage at the Camrose Railway Museum and Park, with a guided or self-guided tour of the original 1911 CN Railway depot. Then visit the Camrose & District Centennial Museum to wander through historic buildings, like a pioneer log house circa 1898 and a church from 1908. You’ll also find replicas that depict some of Camrose’s’ original boomtown architecture, including its fire hall, newspaper office and blacksmith shop. The town is home to Alberta’s first playhouse as well, so be sure to check out the Bailey Theatre, which opened in 1911.

Camrose Campsites:

Camrose_campsites

Camrose_campsites

DONALDA

Continue east on Hwy 13, then south on Hwy 56. Take a side trip east on Hwy 53 to the town of Donalda. Look for the world’s largest lamp at a whopping height of 12 m (42 ft). Steps away, at the Donalda & District Museum, you’ll find historic Métis and regional artefacts and a collection of more than 900 lamps – the largest in North America!

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worlds-largest-lamp-Donalda_Alberta

Campsites in Donalda:

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Donalda_campsites

STETTLER

Back on Hwy 56, drive south to Stettler and visit the Town and Country Museum to tour 26 historical buildings, including a schoolhouse, post office and church, featuring pioneer furniture and artefacts. Pick up a brochure at the town office and do the self-guided Downtown Historical Walking Tour. If you have the time, take a vintage train ride with Alberta Prairie Railway.

Alberta_Railway

Alberta_Railway

The five to six hour trip, through Central Alberta’s big sky country, features exciting on board entertainment, historic tales and a full course buffet meal in Big Valley before heading back.

Campsites around Stettler, Alberta:

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Stettler_campsites

ERSKINE

From Stettler, go west on Hwy 12 to Erskine, then north on Hwy 835 to Rochon Sands Provincial Park. Swim in the warm waters of Buffalo Lake and have a picnic on the sandy beach. It’s also great location for bird watching and you may even spot some of the elk, moose or deer that roam the area.

DELBURNE

Back on Hwy 12, head southwest on Hwy 21 to Delburne. A must-see is the Anthony Henday Museum, which features a CN train station, caboose, railway water tower, replica pioneer cabin and one-room school, throughout its four floors of exhibits.

Delburne Campsite:

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Delburne_campsite

TROCHU

Continue south to the town of Trochu and learn about the first French settlers at the Trochu and District Museum. Be sure to stop by the Golf and Country Club to see the world’s largest golf tee – an impressive 12 m (40 ft) tall roadside attraction.

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Trochu_world’s_largest_golf_tee

If you have the inclination, take a detour east on Hwy 585 to Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park, oneEdmonton_Calgary_Boomtown_Trail_3 of Alberta’s best kept secrets.

 Alberta Parks Information Site

CALGARY

Drive on towards Strathmore and then head west on the Trans-Canada (Hwy 1) to Calgary. Explore the National Historic Site of Fort Calgary to learn about the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the impact the railway had on city. Then visit Heritage Park – the country’ largest living history museum – to experience how Western Canada’s evolved, with streets and buildings portraying life from the 1860s to the 1950s.

Calgary Campsites

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Calgary_campsites

Canada Camper van, Motorhome and RV Rental

Special offers and Discounts on Canada Camper van, Motorhome and RV Rental

Nova Scotia Lighthouse Driving Route.

See the Bison in Alberta

Oklahoma in the Fall

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Finland The Archipelago Trail

Finland: the Archipelago Trail

Finland has the largest archipelago in the world.  Follow this trail via road, bridges and ferry to see old wooden houses, lighthouses, old buildings and spectacular scenery.

You can explore other islands by sea taxi.

Finland archipelago campsite

Finland archipelago campsite

There are over 20,000 islands in the Turku archipelago.

The Finnish Tourist Board offer a free touring map.  See it here

The trail starts in the city of Turku and you travel about 250kms if you want to complete the full route.  You can comfortable travel the trail from the end of May to the end of August.  It is open in the winter months too but you may have to back-track on some legs.

There are many campsites along the route.  Here is a copy of the map.

Finland’s legal concept of everyman’s right gives everyone the chance to enjoy outdoor pursuits, and the freedom of the country’s vast forests and fells, and many lakes and rivers, with few restrictions. Public access to private land is much wider in Finland, and the other Nordic countries, than in most other countries.

Details of “Everyman’s Rights” can be found here.

You’ll find more information and other touring routes in Finland here:

Tour the Turko archipelago in a motorhome

Tour the Turko archipelago in a motorhome

Silta Finland Turka archipelago

Silta Finland Turka archipelago

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Maisema_Finland

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