The big panic affecting many motorhomers in the UK seems to be the 90 day rule. As I see it there are many countries outside the Schengen worth visiting. Bulgaria Romania and Croatia being just a few. I can think of worse places to be than Romanias Danube Delta. A lovely part of the world and cheap as chips compared with the Schengen zone. A three day drive, so no further than Spain, use 3 of your 90 days up getting there and 3 coming back. Job done.
According to this site there is may be one for tourism, the more you click through though it just takes to round in circles so how you find out for sure I don't know.Are there any ? Certainly not aware of one for France for only tourism . Think our Oz daughter can apply to come for longer as she is visiting family.
You make a valid point regarding using a motorhome abroad, but not everyone purchases such in order to avoid renting an apartment.
What I meant was, once over the border in Serbia am out of the Schengen. The clock then stops ticking until I return.Instead of Serbia, I recommend North Machedonia. Apart from the Danube side of Serbia, is not much there. Another beautiful spot, even for winter is Monte Negro. The port town Bar has direct ferry to bari in Italy. I have been to Podgorica and loved it.
We have some very wealthy friends who could buy several properties abroad.I can see the advantages of renting, no capital tied up and if it’s time to give up no selling hassle.
Costa Del Sol already advertising on U.K. tv.I have read in the Spanish press that the Province of Alicante estimate they have lost 1,320 MILLION Euros in 2020 solely due to no British visitors being on holiday. They are going to spend 2 million Euros on an advertising campaign at the end of March to entice back visitors.
We went to Romania skiing about 25 years ago, it was very friendly amazingly cheap but a bit crude the lunch choice was soup or soup! we went on a trip out and almost every car was the Dacia Renault 12, those that didnt have cars used horses/carts and even the main roads had potholes you could lose your dog in. Would love to go back in a motorhome though, explore the wilder bits.Yes and no. If you are sensible nobody cares. There are hotspots in villages with radar plenty but you are not going to blast through build up. It used to be bad with cops at every turn. Is not the case anymore for quite some time. We toured Romania 2 up on a Honda vfr, over the transfagarasan, transalpina, and many passes. We toured in Europe Lots with a organised group. Had a fine in AU, almost in IT ( got away) , and Slovenia cops was stoping us and giving neck tubes with SLO logos. In Ro are lots of tourers and organised groups. I have met ppl from Asia, Norway, Sweden on Transfagarasan. On a morning leaving a b£b at lake Colibita, I spot 4 bikes on the lake dam. All GB plates. They where on a 3 week tour and had plans to spend more in the Carpathians. It’s a lovely country and things have come a long way. I recommend it highly to tour june-august on a bike. A tent is nice to have with you if you like camping, lots of places to pitch. If you like old style life, villages in the hills and mountains is your best place. I’m thinking a trail bike like Africa twin or ktm adventure, for two up off road. I can’t get on with the boxer I tried. We like to come of the beaten track and explore the beauty of untainted places. That’s what we do with the van as well when we can. Hence the off grid bias built.
Andalucia are currently doing exactly that on mainstream TV at prime time in the UK they want us back obviously.I have read in the Spanish press that the Province of Alicante estimate they have lost 1,320 MILLION Euros in 2020 solely due to no British visitors being on holiday. They are going to spend 2 million Euros on an advertising campaign at the end of March to entice back visitors.
Germany, France, Spain and the UK are all in the top ten of the Worlds most Popular tourist destinations. We all want our tourists back ASAP.Andalucia are currently doing exactly that on mainstream TV at prime time in the UK they want us back obviously.