26 APR 2019
All kinds of people travel in motorhomes: what kind are you? Indiana Jones, Zen, Sports, Unconventional?
No two journeys are the same, and no two travellers either. If you are itching to set off in your Fiat Ducato-based motorhome, but haven’t chosen your destination yet, try to take inspiration from your... personality!
Campervan owners in search of relaxation and tranquillity, please forgive us... but this time let’s start by considering truly intrepid types: the Indiana Jones kind!
Indiana Jones types love to plunge headlong into totally unspoilt nature and, let's admit it, they’re not intending just to rest, relax and enjoy a lazy sunset by the lake. What are their favourite destinations? Unspoilt parks, lost mountains and colourful valleys. In common with sportsmen - whom we’ll consider in a minute - they are not afraid to tackle long hikes, having acquired perfectly trained physiques to show off during their exotic outings. Their favourite destinations? The Pyrenees, on the border between France and Spain, provide ideal mountain landscapes for Indiana Jones-type motorhome owners... offering countless breathtaking views and opportunities to stop and set off on spectacular trekking and climbing routes.
In search of unforgettable excursions? Then you’re an explorer-type! So why not plan a visit to the Gran Sasso National Park in Italy, then board your motorhome and set off intrepidly?
The Park spreads across the mountainous landscapes of Lazio, Abruzzo and Le Marche: an exhilarating summer outing filled with memorable moments!
3, 2, 1... just a moment! Never try to make a Zen-type hurry! Unlike the Indiana Jones travellers, the Zen-types tend to avoid athletic excursions and immersion in nature: spas, hot springs, wellbeing, but also culture, beauty and historic cities are the kind of keywords that guide them along the roads of experience where their Ducato-based motorhomes take them.
Zen campers recognise each other: they often opt for gazing and walking in ancient towns, reflecting, and they don’t always plan rigid daily schedules. They like plenty of time for long slow strolls, absorbing the beautiful landscapes they encounter... but always without haste or stress!
One of the favourite destinations for this type of traveller is Croatia. With almost 6,000 kilometres of coastline, it offers beautiful ancient destinations and cities filled with art, but also the relaxation and tranquillity of small rural villages.
The Sporting type
A sports-loving campervan-owner prepares things well in advance. They tend to be dynamic and efficient travellers who plan all kinds of outdoor activities. They know how to use holidays on a Fiat Ducato-based motorhome to take part in all kinds of sports: skiing, surfing, paragliding and cycling are just a few of their favourites.
What are their favourite destinations?
The Alps are one of the most popular places for travellers who love outdoor sports all year round, but spring and summer are the periods when they truly come into their own! We’re also talking about those always on the lookout for the perfect wave... alone, with family or in couples, campervan-surfers combine road-trips and sport in perpetual movement! Europe has countless coastlines perfect for them and their surfboards: Rodiles in Asturias, Fuerteventura, Peniche in the Lisbon area. What are you waiting for? Polish your surfboard and start up your Ducato motorhome’s engine!
Unconventional campers live by the day: they love to set off on the impulse, with precious little planning. They thrill to the surprises that every journey will reserve for them, time and again. No preference therefore: they’re ready for hiking trails, and equally for days in little-known villages! Recent novelties? Thematic routes, like the Great Silk Road, in the footsteps of Marco Polo... and in the comfort of your Fiat Ducato-based motorhome!
The perfect journey for unconventional types who can’t resist the attraction of extreme adventures and who change direction at the toss of a dice. If you are one of them, do it!... leave Europe, crossing Austria and the Czech Republic. And if you’ve got time, get to St. Petersburg and then Moscow: and from there take the famous Trans-Siberian Railway!
Keep going, through Kazakhstan towards Uzbekistan. Or choose the alternative route running through Turkey, Iran and Turkmenistan: you’ll never forget it!
And you? Which kind of traveller do you identify with: Indiana Jones, Zen, Sports or Unconventional? Start out and find out... just follow your campervan!