In many ways, Wales is the perfect destination for a motorhome holiday. This ancient nation is large, varied and exotic enough to occupy and entertain the family for several days while also being compact and familiar enough not to be overwhelming. If you are a first-time motorhome renter from the UK, choosing Wales is a smart move.
Campervan Hire Wales: An Experience Like No Other
If you have never experienced the beauty and unique culture of Wales before, you are in for a treat. Whatever type of landscape or experience you enjoy, it’s waiting for you over the Welsh border.
Wales is divided into four main regions: north, mid, south and west and each of these areas is blessed with its own unique landscape and cultural treasures.
Starting in the north, this region is famed for Mount Snowdon, the tallest peak in Wales and part of the stunning Snowdonia National Park, one of three beautiful National Parks in the country. North Wales is a magnet for outdoor pursuit enthusiasts and has been named the ‘Adventure Capital of Europe.’ Whether you want to take on the rapids at Bala in your canoe, descend into the Llanfair Slate Caverns, experience the longest zipwire in Europe or hike or bike the many mountain trails, heading north is highly recommended. Many people in north Wales speak Welsh as their first language, adding extra cultural depth and richness to your experience.
Motorhome Hire North Wales
The Welsh language is also common in mid-Wales. From the friendly market town of Builth Wells and the peaceful Monmouthshire & Brecon canal to the spectacular Elan Valley with its red kites, there is plenty to enjoy in this part of the country.
The expansive Brecon Beacons National Park is your gateway to south Wales and the metropolitan city of Cardiff with its vibrant nightlife and fascinating cultural heritage, including nearby Caerphilly, famous for its cheese and castle. Head west and you will soon be out of the hustle and bustle and free to explore the awe-inspiring windswept beaches and stunning coastline of the Gower Peninsula and Pembrokeshire. Swansea is also situated in the west as is the quaint city of St Davids which is also well worth a visit.
If you like castles, Wales is also home to more per square mile than any other nation on Earth. With 600 to explore, including the renowned Caernarfon castle, there are more than enough for dozens of motorhome hire adventures.
Where can I hire a motorhome?
If you are ready to look for motorhome hire, you don’t need to find a nearby motorhome depot; you can find exactly what you need right here on our website. Simply click the ‘Search’ button and enter your home location (or the area in Wales you are visiting if you want to travel and pick your motorhome up there).
If you are unfamiliar with the terminology around motorhome types, we have written a handy guide (see the ‘Classes and Types of Vehicle’). In a nutshell, motorised (or drivable) motorhomes come in three main ‘classes’ from A to C. Class A motorhomes are the big, coach-like vehicles popularized by the American Winnebago firm. They offer the height of luxury camping but are more expensive than the other classes. A Class C motorhome is a smaller version of a Class A built on a truck chassis. A Class B motorhome is what many people in the UK would consider a true campervan. They are epitomised by the retro Volkswagen Westfalia – limited in terms of luxury but more than compensating through character! Towable motorhomes are, as the name suggests, vehicles that need to be towed. These include Bailey caravans, Fifth Wheels and Truck Campers.
You will be presented with a range of the nearest available motorhome hire and you can narrow this selection down using the various filters. Then it’s just a case of clicking on any campervans you fancy and reading through the details.
Things to consider when browsing
Before you decide on a campervan, be sure to look through the information listed on the profile. The number of berths is a key consideration and tells you the maximum number of people the vehicle is designed to accommodate. Of course, you can always hire a larger 6-berth vehicle and enjoy a more comfortable trip. However, if you are interested in hiring a 6 berth plus motorhome, make sure you check the driving licence requirements carefully. You may need a C1 licence to drive some of the larger campervans.
One of the exciting aspects of motorhome hire is that no holiday is ever the same as another. One reason for this is that every campervan presents a different driving experience. You might have to take a few motorhomes down the road before you develop a preference for certain makes or models but our campervan hire listings do include the height and length of each vehicle. If you choose to hire a smaller vehicle, you are more likely to find the driving experience familiar.
Owners’ rules and service add-ons are another area of the listing to study. Through our hire partner, people provide their own mobile homes to hire and they have the right to decide the house rules. For example, while many are perfectly happy for you to bring a pet on holiday, others insist on humans only in their vehicles. Add-ons are additional services that you can pay for to enhance your holiday so they are not included in your holiday price. Examples might include anything from airport delivery, bike racks and paddle boards to enhanced insurance like additional driver cover (useful if you are planning on travelling hundreds of miles).
Motorhome Hire South Wales
Amenities are a big part of motorhome hire in North Wales or South Wales and caravan hire too. Whether you are looking for home-from-home luxury or a bare-bones, seat-of-the-pants adventure, you will want to find the vehicle that offers the right blend of fixtures, features and fittings for your family. After all, your motorhome will also be your accommodation so you will want to have adequate living space and at least the basics for preparing a meal. Most motorhomes will have at least a fridge, sink and hob but the rest can vary wildly. Sleeping arrangements is often a bone of contention if travelling together as a family. Are the children too old to share a bunk bed? If so, you might want to opt for a layout that gives them separate sleeping areas. The devil really is in the detail so be sure to involve all travellers in the decision.
Finalising your campervan hire
Once you’ve checked the online availability calendar for the dates of your holiday, the rest is easy. Either highlight the pickup and drop-off dates directly on the calendar or enter them directly. Then click the ‘Instant Book’ button or call the number listed if you prefer. With comprehensive insurance included, our hire partner allows you the peace of mind to sit back, relax and experience all of the magic Wales has to offer.
Are you ready to hire?
Campervan holidays offer the freedom to explore, the flexibility to follow your heart and experiences you will never forget. Wales is the ideal country in which to start building those fantastic, life-long memories.