Getting started with touring

Sometimes you need to take the next step. Whatever your vacationing style — be it holidays with family, active weekends, festivals or nature breaks — it might be time to try out touring with a motorhome or caravan. Life on the road can be epic, and vacation-ready vehicles mean trips are just a key-turn away.

Caravans and motorhomes pitched up at Black Horse Farm Caravan and Motorhome Club Site

Enjoy a new kind of holiday in a caravan or motorhome

Start your next adventure with confidence

The advantages of touring are many. Goodbye to struggling against the weather to put up a tent, trying to catch some ZZZs on a camping mat inside a sleeping bag, and sharing bathrooms at campsites; say hello to indoor creature comforts, protection from the heaviest storms, and greater freedom. Whether you’re driving a motorhome or towing a caravan, you have the ability to pick up and go without a fuss, getting on the road with minimal preparation — and setting yourself down at a wide range of suitable locations across the UK. It’s a great way to transport family and even pets.

There are skills involved in owning vacation vehicles, so be prepared for a learning curve. If you’re new to owning and driving a motorhome or caravan, it’s worth considering investing in a training course to make sure you know the ins and outs of your vehicle. The Caravan and Motorhome Club runs expert training courses to help you with the tips and tricks of your holiday-on-wheels. You can also check out our top tips for first-time motorhome trips - a great introduction into the world of motorhoming.

The practical caravan taster course includes lessons on how to hitch it properly behind your car, while the motorhome taster course focuses on the specifics of parking and moving your motorhome in the safest, most efficient way possible. Caravan owners with a little more experience can also try the caravan manoeuvring course, particularly for help with reversing.

If you aren’t quite sure if touring is for you, perhaps consider hiring a motorhome to test the waters?

With those skills under your belt, you can head off to new horizons with confidence.



Once you've mastered the basics, you may like to join a touring Club to meet like-minded people and enjoy a wealth of caravan and motorhome-friendly sites. The Caravan and Motorhome Club has over 2,700 sites across the UK and Europe and offers many great benefits to its members, including exclusive offers and discounts.

Related articles

Read more

Camping or glamping - which is for you?

Read More

Take your glamping on the road

Read More