with tips for cycling & hiking
The Inca Trail
We are a retired couple, who are relatively new to motorhomes ,buying our first motorhome on a whim in July 2007, an Eldis Autoquest 400; though we are now on our third, a Chausson Suite Maxi.
A prime factor in our decision making is that we had a dog at the time and you can not get more dog friendly accomodation than a motorhome.
When he died we had to make a decision on whether to continue or not and we were also being torn by the fact that there is a certain loss of flexibility when you do not have a car.
We did not want to tow a car as that seems to defeat the object somewhat,if this was the case we would have bought a caravan.
We decided to replicate a trip to our beloved Interlaken which we had done a number of times in a car. The rationale is that if we could do this and have a successful trip,then this would help in the decison making process.
The result was that in August 2010 we bought our second motorhome,an Autocruise Stardream and you can read about our exploits in Interlaken in "A Walkers' paradise in Switzerland" in the January 2012 edition of Practical Motorhome.
Our prime love affair with the motorhome is that it allows us to tour the UK and Europe and indulge in our favourite leisuretime activities which are walking and cycling.
With regard to cycling it must be mentioned, that this is normally of that associated with canals and ex railway lines,on the basis that trains generally do not go up hills and water definitely does not . It has,however,been known that we do sometimes tackle the hills, if we need to reach the canal or railway line.
In a nutshell, if we can not walk or cycle there, we do not go but we have sometimes availed ourselves of public transport, as we extensively used in Switzerland
Our trips are normally a matter of weeks rather than months and it is unlikely that we will do the grand tours.For these type of trips you need to go to Europe by Camper www.europebycamper.com or to OurTour www.ourtour.co.uk
We are also not adverse to travelling further afield and it is our aim to update our blog with these trips.