Imagine embarking on an adventure that combines the freedom of the open road with the captivating beauty of France or Spain. Picture yourself cruising through scenic landscapes, stopping wherever your heart desires, and immersing yourself in the rich culture of every country to stop by. This is the allure of exploring Europe with motorhome hire from Kintripper in Plymouth.
With the flexibility to create your own itinerary, the cost-effectiveness of accommodation on wheels, and the convenience of having all your essentials at hand, a motorhome adventure offers an unparalleled experience.
Why Hire a Motorhome to Explore Europe?
Freedom of Movement
Connecting with Nature
Sense of Adventure
Crossing the Channel from Plymouth
To cross the channel from Plymouth, you must buy a ferry ticket in advance. The nearest port to cross over into France or Spain is only a 15 – 20-minute drive from your motorhome hire pick-up, in the Millbay area of Plymouth. You can follow the ‘Continental Ferry Port’ signs, which will take you directly to the crossing.
Once your ferry arrives, you will drive straight onto the ferry car hold, exit your motorhome and head into the public area with restaurants, shops and seating areas. Overnight ferries allow you to purchase a room for a night.
Planning Your Motorhome Adventure
Begin by researching and selecting the right motorhome hire company that fits your needs and offers reliable service. If you’re looking for a motorhome rental, south west situated, then here at Kintripper Motorhome Hire, we can provide you with everything you need for your exploration.
Next, create a well-planned itinerary that covers the countries or regions you wish to explore, taking into account the time available and your desired destinations. Research campsites along your route and book them in advance to secure your accommodation.
Best Places to Visit in Europe
Sun-Kissed Bliss on the French Riviera
Soak up the glamour of Cannes, Nice, and Monaco.
Plan for busy tourist seasons and consider parking in nearby towns to avoid high fees.
Cultural Delights in Spain’s Andalusia
Immerse yourself in Moorish architecture, flamenco dancing, and vibrant festivals.
Seek out motorhome-friendly campsites and explore the region’s diverse cities and landscapes.
Be Prepared When Exploring Europe with Motorhome Hire
When embarking on a motorhome adventure in Europe, it’s important to pack the essentials to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable trip. Here are some things to take:
UK driver’s licence
Travel visas (if required)
Motorhome hire documents
Food & Supplies
Do Your Homework Before Travelling
All European countries have different laws regarding driving a vehicle from the UK, so it’s worth checking out the highway code for the countries you plan to visit. As a general rule of thumb, here are some guidelines.
Speed limits may vary depending on the type of road and country you’re driving in. In many European countries, the default speed limit is 50 km/h (31 mph) in urban areas, 90 km/h (56 mph) on rural roads, and 130 km/h (80 mph) on highways unless otherwise signposted.
Wearing seat belts is mandatory for the driver and all passengers in most European countries. Ensure that all occupants of the vehicle are belted up at all times.
We know you’re on holiday, and having a few cheeky drinks might be tempting before driving, but it’s crucial to be aware of the legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC). European countries generally have strict regulations regarding alcohol consumption while driving, with many enforcing a maximum BAC limit of 0.5 g/L of blood.
Stay Safe When Driving
Using a mobile phone while driving without a hands-free system is prohibited in most European countries, although many are a little more relaxed about implementing the laws. Still, it’s best to avoid using your phones while driving.
If you’re travelling with children, make sure they are appropriately restrained in approved child seats or booster seats, depending on their age and height. The regulations for child safety seats can vary, so be sure to check the specific requirements.
Some European countries have toll roads or sections where you must pay a fee to use them. This can apply to both highways and certain bridges/tunnels. Familiarise yourself with the toll system of the countries you plan to visit to avoid any surprises.
Although many traffic signals and signs have standardised symbols and colours across Europe, it’s still essential to be familiar with the specific signs and their meanings in the countries you’ll be driving through.
Make A Reservation to Explore Europe with Motorhome Hire
To make a reservation for your motorhome hire, whether for a relaxing UK getaway or an exciting holiday in Europe, we offer convenient booking options. Browse our selection of vehicles and easily make a reservation online through our website.