Category Archives: Europe 2012 Road Trip

Campervan road trip with one plan, there is no plan… Part 3

This time in part three we head up and up. The first stop over was on a free Aire in a place called Vars in the French Alps, a great base for some decent walks and hiking trails and a very nice two night stop over was had. Then after a quick uninspired night in Italy it was into Switzerland where the air is sweet, the people friendly and scenery to die for.

As always feel free to comment if you have any questions and part 4 to follow shortly…

Campervan road trip with one plan, there is no plan… Part 2

After the drive down mid way through France, and seeing to small exhaust repair, the trip continued south towards the Mediterranean sea. The first part of this video see’s a visit to Gordes and its hill top ancient town and a cheap Aire at 7 euro. It was then down to L’Escalet after a heads up from security on a private vineyard after us “accidentally” taking a wrong turn down a gravel track road. After driving along the south coast to Cannes the direction turned north bound to a national park around a place called Castellane and The Verdon Gorge, truly amazing….

Anyway here is part two in the series for you to check out for now and part three and more will be on its way soon and feel free to leave any comments…

Campervan road trip with one plan, there is no plan… Part 1

Well it’s that time of the year again when we all think about heading off to more sunny parts of the world, especially if you live in or know England. It’s been the wettest summer on record and when Jed and his family made loose plans to visit Scandinavia this year the constant checking of the weather websites made them change their minds and head south to find some nice weather.

This last minute change of plan left them with a small dilemma, there was nowhere to head to and no planned stop off’s on the way. Last year a plan was hatched to head to Croatia and although it was an awesome trip (parts one to six are already on the website from that trip) lots of places that looked cool were driven past because a destination had to be reached. This time if a river looked tempting for a swim it will be swam in, if a campsite looks to be in a great location it will be slept on, if a lake looks like it deserves a kayak then it will be kayaked…

First night was on the cliffs next to Dover wild camping at a spot that many good adventures have started from, then a place called Super Besse, then while driving over the Rhone Alps a river was crossed by a bridge and we fancied a swim so stayed the night, and a picture was spotted on the wall of a bar and the bar tender said that the big rock arch was only 50km away so we went and loved it.

Feel free to ask any questions on any of the places stopped at if you’re planning a similar trip and we hope you enjoy this part one in this latest series of CampervanCulture videos.