Summer is well on its way, as the days got longer and the flowers begin to bloom. Many people will be in the later stages of planning their summer holiday, and we’re sure a lot of those people will have plans to take their campervan out in the coming months.
Whether they’re looking forward to a grand trip around the continent or just somewhere out of the way here in Britain, it’s commonly agreed that summer is a great time to hit the road in a campervan, caravan or motorhome.
But there’s no need to keep your beloved home on wheels under a sheet for nine months of the year. The fact is, a campervan trip is a wonderful opportunity at any time of the year, whatever the weather!
Knowing how to make the most of a winter, autumn or spring trip means you can take off for a week or even just a day at short notice – as you’ll already have an idea of where to go, what to take, and what activities you can do when you get there.
Spring is a great time to retreat to the countryside. Rural locations are fantastic venues for a camping trip of any length as trees and flowers begin to bloom again. You might not be guaranteed balmy weather (at least not in this country) but you can enjoy the vivid colours and the fresh air out of the cities for the first time in months.
Autumn is perhaps one of the best seasons to get out and about, as we’ve discussed before on this blog.
As with spring, the weather is obviously not reliably warm (or dry) but by packing the proper clothes and being realistic about your chances of spending the day lounging on a beach, you can still have a fantastic holiday doing more or less anything you would in summer. Why not try hiking or biking in beautiful brown woodland, for example?
Lastly, winter is definitely not to be ruled out as a great time of year to explore the world in a converted VW campervan. Your plans for a beach getaway may have to be put on hold, but on the other hand, you have a great opportunity to take up winter sports such as skiing or snowboarding.
If those activities aren’t quite your scene, there’s always mountain resorts, both on this side and of course the other side of the Channel, from which you can take in the breathtaking beauty of snow-capped peaks.
There’s really no excuse to think of your camping vehicle as a single-season luxury. After all, if you limit yourself to the peak of summer you’re getting only about a quarter of the potential use out of it!