04 Oct 2019

Shades of autumn between Italy, Germany and the UK: new season, same wanderlust

MOTORHOME TRAVEL
Shades of autumn between Italy, Germany and the UK: new season, same wanderlust
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When is the best time to rev up your Fiat Ducato-based motorhome? Autumn!

With the arrival of autumn, nature begins to work its magic by transforming the foliage along every route into the most intense and beautiful kaleidoscope of warm colours. So why not get planning now and organise a getaway in your Ducato motorhome?

Let's start discovering the colours of Trentino, the Black Forest and the Lake District National Park with Fiat Ducato!

TRENTINO, ITALY

 

If the valleys and mountain landscapes of Trentino appeal to you, then you can't miss a visit to the Non Valley. Located to the north-west of Trentino and formed of three plateaus, 12 cultivated slopes and deep canyons carved out by the Noce stream, the Non Valley is the perfect destination to immerse yourself in a bewitching magical realm of lakes and castles. It is also an ideal starting point for excursions to the Brenta Dolomites mountain range, the Mendola Pass and Ortler Mountain. If you are looking for a holiday far away from the stress and chaos of the city, then you have chosen the right place.

Lake Tovel is a highlight of Adamello-Brenta Nature Park and undoubtedly the most famous lake in the whole valley, due mainly to its bright coloured surface. Until 1964 the lake was tinged with red (especially in summer), but this is no longer the case due to the disappearance of the algae that caused this phenomenon. The lake is still beautiful to admire, with its emerald green appearance!

Among the most interesting residences worth seeing in the area is Thun Castle, which belongs to one of the richest and most powerful families in Trentino. So, pay a visit there and prepare to admire some wonderful period furnishings inside.

The valley’s stunning scenery also harbours another reason for visiting, one that entices motorhome owners and other tourists here every year: apples, and lots of them!
Autumn is the season in which this fruit is harvested in Trentino, accompanied by festivals in the villages of Livo and Rumo. So what are you waiting for? Get set for a feast of fruit-picking and fun, before hitting the road again on your tour around Europe!

BLACK FOREST, GERMANY

 

Hiking trails, fairy-tale landscapes and cuckoo clocks: these are just some of the wonders that are closely associated with the Black Forest!
Fasten the seat belts of your Fiat Ducato-based motorhome and get ready to visit one of the most enchanting regions in Germany.

Among the most picturesque lakes in the area, we recommend the tranquil Lake Titisee. It is ideal to visit at any time of year and is perfect for sailing or rowing across. In the coldest months it becomes a vast ice rink that attracts skating enthusiasts year after year.

Looking for a spectacular destination? The Triberg Falls, located in the heart of the Black Forest, can be reached via a hiking trail nestled in the woods. Schedule an evening excursion right away: the waterfall is illuminated at night until 22:00!

And if you want to immerse yourself in the history of the last reigning house of the Prussian royal family, go to Hohenzollern Castle, which is just one hour’s drive from the falls. The residence will instantly enchant you with its sumptuous galleries and exhibitions, as well as its breathtaking views. Don’t miss out on a guided tour, where you will get to see the rooms where Prussian kings and German emperors actually lived!

LAKE DISTRICT NATIONAL PARK, UK

 

Another ideal destination for trekking, long walks and getting lost amidst the vibrant colours of nature. The Lake District National park, with its extensive natural attractions, is at its most beautiful in the autumn season.

Climb aboard right now and head for Castlerigg Stone Circle, where you can see four fascinating circles of standing stones dating back to around 5000 years ago.

About 5 km north of Keswick lies Mirehouse Historic House, a residence built in 1688 that was also a meeting place for numerous poets and writers, including the legendary William Wordsworth. It is open to visitors twice a week: don't miss it!

No stay in this region would be complete without a visit to Grasmere. Since 1854 it has been famous for producing Grasmere gingerbread, a spicy cross between a biscuit and cake. The gingerbread is extremely popular with the many tourists who flock to the Gingerbread Shop to bring home a piece of this historic dessert.

So, are you ready to set off? Autumn wonderlands, here we come!

 
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