Do you have a low budget but love to hit the road all over the world? Who has never looked for cheap destinations? Discover all our tips and ideas for a cheap motorhome holiday!
The motorhome is already the perfect means of transport for an inexpensive holiday:
- you do not need a hotel room
- you can reduce the cost of food
- choose your activities according to your budget
Plan your cheap motorhome holiday
In order to plan your cheap motorhome holiday while enjoying the most of it, we advise you to organize yourself before your trip, particularly regarding the destination and the budget.
Choose a cheap motorhome holiday and destinations
First of all, you need to be flexible on your travel dates to take advantage of the best offers and exclusive benefits; whether regarding parking or the activities you can do. Then, choose a country, region or city from the cheap motorhome destinations. Moreover, we advise you to travel to small authentic and remote villages; avoid seaside resorts or big touristic towns where everything costs more.
Thanks to its cultural diversity, culinary specialties and rich historical heritage, Spain attracts many travelers. With its many inexpensive bars and restaurants, you can taste the famous tapas without breaking the bank!
👉 Follow the itinerary of the « most beautiful towns in the center of Spain ».
Seaside resorts, historical villages, splendid beaches, magnificent lakes and rich gastronomy: discover the country of the pizza from North to South in motorhome. The cost of living is also cheaper than in France for example and museums are free on the 1st Sunday of the month, so go for it!
With its most beautiful villages, its delicious gastronomy and its varied landscapes, France remains the most visited country in the world. Many motorhome service areas are free, which will allow you to save money on parking.
👉 Make a stop in Brittany on the services area of Plogoff
With its beautiful sandy beaches, wonderful vineyards and picturesque villages, explore Portugal in your motorhome. Not to mention that the cost of living is lower, the perfect place for enjoying your trip peacefully.
👉 Go for a beautiful Portuguese crossing
Discover all the remains of Ancient Greece and in particular the city of Athens which offers many free tours. Moreover, restaurants are relatively inexpensive across the country. You will be able to taste the local specialties.
👉 Take a break at Mpoufalo in motorhome.
Optimize vehicle resources and food
For a cheap motorhome holiday, you must manage correctly your water, electricity, gas, gasoline, heating resources, etc. Find tips to save as much as possible:
- do not leave the tap open
- take short showers
- install an auxiliary battery
- equip your vehicle with solar panels
- drive at a constant speed
- go in the hot season (to limit heating) but not too much (to avoid air conditioning).
Then, for a cheap motorhome holiday, we advise you to limit your food expenses. Act like the locals: go to the markets, visit the local shops stores, eat in the local house… Obviously, you can avoid touristic restaurants and prepare your homemade dishes with local products.
Watch your budget for a cheap motorhome holiday
To manage your budget well, we invite you to organize yourself beforehand: calculate your expenses and save money.
Once you are traveling, think about offers and good deals to take advantage of free tours, cheap service areas… To save money, you can also go on a motorhome trip off season.
In terms of parking, many motorhome areas are free and offer basic services (emptying). In order to limit your expenses, individuals offer their land free of charge to travelers. You can also choose “wild camping” option if this is not prohibited in the country or region where you are traveling.
We hope you enjoyed our tips and ideas for cheap motorhome destinations. Feel free to send us all your suggestions!
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