Camping Road Trips France & Germany
30 Adventures with your Campervan, Motorhome or Tentby Caroline Mills
Handpicked road trips in France, Germany for campers, caravan, motorhome, cyclists. Inspirational self-guided tours. Includes the Route Napoléon, the Bertha Benz Memorial Route, the Gorges du Verdon, Route des Vins d’Alsace, Alpine Road.
About this book
It’s time to take to the road with this selection of stunning handpicked trips throughout France and Germany. The trips are suitable for campervanners, motorcaravanners, long-distance cyclists. basically anyone on a set of wheels, especially those who like to go camping, wild or otherwise (although details of finding alternative accommodation are also included).
Whether you’re a novice motorcaravanner or experienced road tripper, solo adventurer or family group, these self-guided tours will provide the inspiration to set out and explore – as slowly and leisurely as you like – the less obvious regions of France and Germany. There are routes of all distances, from day/weekend trips of no more than 30 or 40 miles to routes of 1,000 miles and more for those enjoying a longer holiday.
Collectively these routes explore the very best scenery that France and Germany offer – from coastal views and mountains, forests and national parks, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, vineyards, lakesides and riverbanks, islands (including parking up and visiting car-free islands), to pastoral idylls, wilderness and vibrant cities brimming with architectural heritage.
No end of adventures await! Travel the Route Napoléon (France’s first ever signposted route following Napoleon’s trek through the Alps on his return from exile) or the Bertha Benz Memorial Route (named for the wife of inventor Carl Benz and the first person ever to make a long-distance road trip). Explore the Gorges du Verdon, the Grand Canyon of France, visit Dorgogne’s annual Strawberry Festival, or walk into Poland along an eight-mile seaside promenade at the seaside resort of Heringsdorf.
Packed with practical advice, tempting photographs and inspirational itineraries, Camping Road Trips: France & Germany is the essential handbook to your European adventure.
About the Author
Caroline Mills is an experienced travel writer, and has spent a lifetime camping, caravanning and motorcaravanning. Her travels in a motorhome have taken her extensively throughout the UK and mainland Europe, from Portugal and southern Spain to the Baltic States, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and Russia. For the past twenty years most of these European camping road trips have been either alone or companioned by her three young children, often wild camping.
Caroline writes extensively on the subject of camping, caravanning, campervans and motorhomes. She contributes regularly to magazines, national newspapers and websites in the UK and abroad, such as Practical Motorhome, Practical Caravan, Camping & Caravanning and Discover Touring, of which she is the freelance editor. She is author of The Camping Pocket Bible, Cool Caravanning and Slow Travel: The Cotswolds and contributes to many other travel guides. Caroline is a member of the British Guild of Travel Writers. You can follow Caroline on Twitter: @CarolineMills99.
Additional InformationTable of Contents
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1 Channel Hopping
2 Turkey Twizzlers
3 Carousing at the Carnival
4 In the Footsteps of the Fallen
5 The Land that Time Forgot
6 Searching for Cider
7 Coasting the Atlantic
8 Le Jardin Français
9 All Calm in the Land of Fizz
10 Free France
11 From Water to Wine
12 Gardens Galoire
13 Mustard & More
14 Chasing Waves: To Bayonne & Beyond
15 Driving me in Seine
16 Romance of a River
17 Seeing Red
18 France’s Grand Canyon
19 Provender in Provence
20 The Flight of the Eagle
21 Basque in the Pic of the Pyrenees
22 Twin Peaks
23 From Port to Resort
24 By George, it’s Germany!
25 An Eifel Lot to See
26 Mannheim & Woman
27 Musical Interlude: The Harmony of Forest Bathing
28 European Union
29 A Natural Quartet
30 The Alpine Road