Caravan holidays are massively popular both at home, in the UK and also in France and the rest of Europe.
If you own a touring caravan and are planning to head over to France or Europe, have you thought about where you’re going to stay, how you’re going to get there and whether you’ve got enough protection for your precious home away from home.
Caravan holidays, where to stay?
If you’ve got your own caravan then the world is your oyster. You can pretty much travel anywhere in France and find somewhere to stay without searching that hard as there are literally thousands of caravan sites across the country. The main problem however is that caravan holidays are not just popular with Brits. Dutch, German and of course French tourists head off each year to different campsites around France with French caravaners making up around 70% of the total number saying at campsites.
You can see therefore that the more popular campsites book up fairly quickly. If you’re looking for a campsite for your caravan holiday we suggest you take a look at Suncamp. Suncamp provide a whole range of different options including accommodation and the all important pitch only tariffs. You can find out more about Suncamp by visiting our Suncamp page or view there campsites here.
Getting to France with your caravan
You really only have two choices if you’re planning a caravan holiday in France on how to get your caravan there. The Eurotunnel or a ferry across the English Channel.
The Eurotunnel is a quick and efficient way to cross the channel but the only option is to travel from Folkestone to Calais. Ferries on the other hand generally take longer but often work out cheaper and allow you to travel from the UK to France from a variety of different ports.
Out of all the ferry crossings to France from the UK most popular is of course from Dover to Calais which sees over 13 million travellers leave through the port each year and takes only 1 hour and 30 minutes.
To help you book your ferry to France for your caravan holiday we’ve set up a specialist ferry website called www.FranceFerryBooker.co.uk. On FranceFerryBooker you’ll find a whole range of information covering each of the different ferry routes available as well as special offers and important hints and tips.
One major point to consider when going on a caravan holiday is caravan insurance. By law you don’t need specialist caravan insurance however it’s one thing that we think you must have.
Caravans are quite often one of the largest single purchases you’ll make other than buying a house or a new car. There are a whole number of different risks to your caravan including it being stolen or damaged. Car insurance will generally cover your caravan whilst towing however this is only normally on a third party basis meaning that any damage to your caravan caused by you won’t be covered and neither will the theft of it.
Specialist caravan insurance covers your caravan if the worst should happen. Many policies will offer new for old cover meaning your caravan will be replaced with a similar model and not it’s current value and many also offer at least 90 days European cover as standard.
Whether your caravan is brand new or it’s been around the block a few times you need to consider buying specialist caravan insurance.
Finally if you’re looking to buy caravan insurance they why not visit Insure Our Caravan. You’ll find a whole range of information on different insurance companies and their specialist caravan insurance polices.