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Camping Road Trips France & Germany By Caroline Mills

Camping Road Trips France & Germany by Caroline Mills

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Handpicked road trips in France, Germany for campers, caravan, motorhome, cyclists. Inspirational self-guided tours. Includes the Route Napoleon, the Bertha Benz Memorial Route, the Gorges du Verdon, Route des Vins d'Alsace, Alpine Road.

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Camping Road Trips France & Germany: 30 Adventures with your Campervan, Motorhome or Tent by Caroline Mills

It's time to take to the road with this selection of stunning handpicked trips throughout France and Germany. The trips are suitable for campervanners, motorcaravanners, long-distance cyclists. basically anyone on a set of wheels, especially those who like to go camping, wild or otherwise (although details of finding alternative accommodation are also included). Whether you're a novice motorcaravanner or experienced road tripper, solo adventurer or family group, these self-guided tours will provide the inspiration to set out and explore - as slowly and leisurely as you like - the less obvious regions of France and Germany. There are routes of all distances, from day/weekend trips of no more than 30 or 40 miles to routes of 1,000 miles and more for those enjoying a longer holiday. Collectively these routes explore the very best scenery that France and Germany offer - from coastal views and mountains, forests and national parks, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, vineyards, lakesides and riverbanks, islands (including parking up and visiting car-free islands), to pastoral idylls, wilderness and vibrant cities brimming with architectural heritage. No end of adventures await! Travel the Route Napoleon (France's first ever signposted route following Napoleon's trek through the Alps on his return from exile) or the Bertha Benz Memorial Route (named for the wife of inventor Carl Benz and the first person ever to make a long-distance road trip). Explore the Gorges du Verdon, the grand canyon of France, or visit Dorgogne's annual strawberry festival, or walk into Poland along an eight-mile seaside promenade at the seaside resort of Heringsdorf. Packed with practical advice, tempting photographs and inspirational itineraries, Road Trip: France & Germany is the essential handbook to your European adventure.

About Caroline Mills

Caroline Mills is an experienced travel writer, and has spent a lifetime camping, caravanning and motorcaravanning. Her travels in a motorhome have taken her extensively throughout the UK and mainland Europe, from Portugal and southern Spain to the Baltic States, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and Russia. For the past twenty years most of these European camping road trips have been either alone or companioned by her three young children, often wild camping. Caroline writes extensively on the subject of camping, caravanning, campervans and motorhomes. She contributes regularly to magazines, national newspapers and websites in the UK and abroad, such as Practical Motorhome, Practical Caravan, Camping & Caravanning and Discover Touring, of which she is the freelance editor. She is author of The Camping Pocket Bible, Cool Caravanning and Slow Travel: The Cotswolds and contributes to many other travel guides. Caroline is a member of the British Guild of Travel Writers. You can follow Caroline on Twitter: @CarolineMills99.

Table of Contents

Introduction/How to use this guide FRANCE Alsace & Vosges Following France's Moselle River, the Vosges and the Route des Vins d'Alsace Andre le Notre gardens A tour of gardens designed by Andre le Notre around the Ile de France region Ardennes Touring the Ardennes region in search of microbreweries (and dipping into Belgium) Atlantic Coast North Follows Atlantic coast of Normandy & Brittany with focus on beaches and food Atlantic Coast South Follows Atlantic coast from Loire Atlantique to Spanish border with focus on beaches and food (continuation of above tour) Champagne Visiting off the beaten path vineyards/wine producers Channel Hopping/Boulogne The Parc Naturel Regional des Caps et Marais d'Opale Fete de la Fraise/Dordogne A visit to Dordogne's annual strawberry festival Free France (East Champagne) Charles de Gaulle in eastern Champagne region French Flanders The historic carnivals of France's Flanders region Gorges du Verdon Following the Gorges du Verdon on foot, bike, canoe and road Loire Valley Gardens Exploring the gardens (and chateaux) of the Loire Valley Normandy Cider Route Following Normandy's Cider Route Provender in Provence Visiting markets and food/wine producers in Provence Pyrenees to Alps Tour across the country from one mountain range to the other, including the Massif Central Route Napoleon Following the Route Napoleon (a national tour) Seine 1 Following the River Seine from source to outskirts of Paris Seine 2 Following the River Seine from Paris to the sea Somme Walking the Somme Battlefields Turkey Twizzlers Winter Turkey Festival in Licques GERMANY Alpenstrasse Following the Alpine Road Bertha Benz Memorial Route Following the Bertha Benz Memorial Route, a historical tour on the invention of the motor car Eifel Region/Hautes Fagnes Exploring the Eifel National Park and Hautes Fagnes Natural Park (walking/cycling) and the Volcano Route German Coast Following Germany's coast from Dutch to Polish borders Rhine Valley Following the Rhine Valley from Baden-Baden to Swiss border Royal Heritage Route Discovering Britain's Georgian royal heritage in Saxony Black Forest/Pfalzerwald Walking in the Black Forest and German Wine Route

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Camping Road Trips France & Germany: 30 Adventures with your Campervan, Motorhome or Tent by Caroline Mills
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