Travelling the Portugal in a campervan – tips

A camping trip represents freedom;  flexible travel, finding your own way, getting an authentic and fulfilling travel experience, a holiday where you can always do what you feel like. Changeable weather can be avoided by simply driving on and you do not need a rental car to get to the beach where you won’t find a parking space. No, you are already there. Lisboa Campers wants to give all families or singles, hikers or surfers, nature lovers or city tourists the opportunity to design their own individual holiday, just as they want it. Because sometimes not having a plan is the best plan of all.

Here are some Tips for the campervan trip

BE SURE YOU CAN DRIVE THE CAMPERVAN

Your camper won’t do you much good if you can’t get it off the lot. A van can be more challenging to drive than a car if you aren’t used to the size and turning radius of a larger vehicle. Make sure you know how to drive the one you rent, and ask about manual versus automatic transmission before hitting checkout. If you haven’t driven a manual car in the past, this is not the time to learn. But our rental campervans are not very big. We are sure you can easily drive them.

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE FLEXIBILITY AND FREEDOM

Your new home is so comfortable, you will forget you’re spending the night in an automobile. You’re transient, flexible, and free. If you want to visit someplace new in the morning, you can just pop into the driver’s seat and get a move on. You already have everything you need.

Keep an open mind while you’re driving and hiking. If you see something interesting, stop. If a campsite neighbour tells you about an amazing hike she took the day before, think about extending your stay and trying it out. Allow yourself to enjoy the freedom the campervan provides.

ANYWAY, DO SOME PLANNING

While it may seem like you can just camp anywhere with your van—after all, your bedroom is on wheels—it’s best to consider your campsites beforehand. A bit of go-with-the-flow is necessary on a road trip, but you can eliminate plenty of stress by knowing where you’ll be parking.

If you can’t manage an exact plan, map out possible stopping points along your route. Once you have that information, you can take all the time you need on the road and choose the spot that’s most convenient at the time.

DON’T OVERPACK

You have limited space, and some if it is going to be taken up by you. Do you really need three swimsuits and four sweatshirts? No. You don’t. Consider what’s really going to make your trip enjoyable, then ditch everything else. You don’t want to be sifting through things you wish you’d left at home when you’re trying to get dressed in the morning.