[Req] Best/Worst Value For Money European Motorhome Destinations

Discussion in 'Continental Touring' started by FrCrilly, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. FrCrilly


    Mar 16, 2008
    Hi All,

    I’m new to this forum and I am researching buying a motorhome. Can I ask is there any general consensus between forum users as to where the best (and worst) value for money is in relation to motorhome holidays in mainland Europe at the present time? The kind of things I’m thinking of are Value for Money campsites (quality of facilities compared to cost), diesel prices in different countries or other factors that you may know to be relevant to cost.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks In Advance for all Responses.
  2. haganap

    haganap Funster Life Member

    Dec 5, 2007
    Cheshire- England
    hi and welcome.

    In short and I accept it might not be a great help, but any motorhome destination/holiday can be made expensive or great value.
    For example, you could tour France staying mainly on aires and municple sites for next to nothing in terms of site fees. You could however wild camp through most of Europe costing nothing if your prepared to put up with some of the odd laws.

    Scandanavia is expensive, but thats not just with a MH.

    Diesel prices change frequently, but Luxembourg is peanuts for fuel, but in general you are not going to see a huge variation in diesel prices that will prevent you from going somewhere.
  3. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

    Aug 26, 2007
    YO11 2BD
    only one country springs to mind for being comparatively expensive........

    The UK.

    good sites are expensive,

    fuels expensive,

    visitor attractions are expensive,

    anything related to leisure time is expensive.

    parking is expensive.

    compered to mainland europe anyway..

    and the roads are the most congested in europe.:Angry:
  4. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

    Jul 25, 2007
    Suffolk Coastal
    It's also the most unfriendly country toward motorhomes..

    My choices:

    For sheer motorhome pleasure it has to be France.. with Germany coming a close second .. both have a great network of cheap or free aires, uncongested roads and welcome motorhomes ..

    Spain has few motohome facilities, sites are expensive, few LPG stations, high crime on the costas, but good for winter sun with decent discounts if you stay three months on the same site, other than that... it's not for me.

    Portugal .. more friendly than Spain, plenty of cheapish sites, very popular with wild campers, plenty of LPG stations and friendly people.

    Morocco... Cheap fuel, fabulous scenery, very underdeveloped outside the tourist traps.. many German and Dutch over-winter here, basic but cheap sites.
    Downside is the poverty and begging, if you can put up with that it's well worth a trip.

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