February 16, 2021 | Yescapa
With RV travel soaring in popularity in this year of the staycation, book early with www.yescapa.co.uk to avoid disappointment…
Yescapa, Europe’s leading peer-to-peer campervan and motorhome rental platform, gives travellers the opportunity to travel all over the UK, to tailor-make their dream road trips, and to savour the sheer joy of the journey as well as the destination.
With more than 10,000 rental vehicles across Europe (in the UK, France, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Spain and Portugal), Yescapa’s total number of van rental days in 2020 was a huge tally of 185,835 days; the campervan rental experts saw a record summer 2020, with a growth of 21% year-on-year.
2021 road trippers can enjoy up to 40% off with Yescapa’s Early Bird Offer (book five months in advance) and, if plans change, there is a flexible cancellation policy (for Covid-related cancellations) which kicks in up to 48 hours in advance. Acting as an intermediary between the vehicle owner and the renter, Yescapa facilitates hire via its secure website, providing insurance, breakdown cover (via the RAC in the UK), plus that all-important customer service support.
Look forward to fresh air, the open road, stunning landscapes and adventure in 2021 with Yescapa’s myriad and tempting suggestions for exploring the British Isles, along with the perfect vehicle in which to enjoy your staycation road trip – no experience required:
Explore the UK’s glorious parks in National Parks Week, 17-25 April 2021
National Parks Week invites us all to celebrate the beauty and diversity of our national parks, and to discover the many opportunities to get outside year-round – from walking, cycling and water sports to horse riding, camping, and climbing. There are 15 National Parks across England, Wales and Scotland, each one ripe for a motorhome holiday – so pack your hiking boots, mountain bike and waterproof jacket and get on the road! Try the South Downs (Britain’s newest National Park, dating from 2011) for fantastic coastal hiking from Eastbourne to Winchester; the Lake District for mighty fells and glassy lakes; Exmoor for quaint, charming villages and deep valleys that inspired writers such as Samuel Taylor Coleridge and R D Blackmore; the Pembrokeshire Coast for rugged coastal landscapes and wildlife-rich woodlands; and the North York Moors, with its newly-awarded Dark Skies status and sweeping moorlands.
Book with Yescapa: This supremely comfortable converted Mercedes Sprinter (two berth) features a king sized bed, heated outdoor shower and Nespresso machine. It costs £681 for seven days, including breakdown cover and allowance of 100 km per day.
Go to a summer camp for grown-ups
Camp Widlfire, 27-30 August and 3-6 September, Kent
A summer camp for adults, this four-day festival, held over two weekends near Sevenoaks, Kent, promises a wild weekend in a gorgeous forest retreat. Enjoy adventurous sports such as paddle boarding, kayaking and horseriding; hone your wood whittling, leather tanning and beekeeping skills; listen to live poetry and comedy; relax with spa treatments and wood-fired hot tubs tucked away in the forest; sample delicious street food and crafty cocktails; and enjoy music from 50 live bands and DJs, including Noman Jay, DJ Yoda, Craig Charles and DJ Luck & MC Neat.
Book with Yescapa: This classic 1979 VW sleeping four comes equipped with everything you need for a road trip adventure. From £824 for seven days, including breakdown cover and allowance of 100 km per day).
Visit newly-relaunched Nottingham Castle and learn all about Robin Hood
Following a multi-million-pound investment, 2021 will see the exciting relaunch of Nottingham Castle and its sprawling caves, with their immersive displays, outstanding art and archaeology collections, plus the excellent Terrace Café. Visitors will experience stories of power and rebellion in the castle and its Ducal Palace, and their links with Robin Hood, Richard the Lionheart and the English Civil War. Nearby, Sherwood Forest is a beautiful, ancient woodland filled with hundreds of species of flora and fauna, including the 1,000 year-old Major Oak; the forest is, of course, linked closely to the enduring legend of Robin Hood. Discover the woodland via its themed walking trails, cycling routes, guided walks, children’s activity packs, magical illuminations and more.
Book with Yescapa: This silver VW Transporter (two berth) features a ‘rock’n’roll bed, a kitchen unit, and it is warm and comfortable year-round. The cost is from £488 for seven days, including breakdown cover and allowance of 100 km per day.
Go wild in the Scottish Highlands
Get your fill of fresh air, wide open spaces and dramatic views on an epic campervan road trip through the Scottish Highlands. Following the Highland Tourist Route through the heart of the Highlands, pass through the wildlife-rich Cairngorms National Park, rugged forests with mountain biking and hiking trails, charming Highland towns and historic castles.
Book with Yescapa: Prices for this beautifully converted four-berth VW Transporter campervan start from £943 for seven days, including breakdown cover and allowance of 200 km per day).
Go on a campervan vineyard tour in South East England
Blessed with the sunniest climate in the UK, and chalk soil from the same vein as that in France’s Champagne region, the South East is fast becoming a wine mecca. Located in some of the most scenic areas of the region, amidst green, rolling valleys and picturesque countryside, taking a road trip via some of the very best vineyards is an ideal way to discover the region – making sure, of course, that you are based at a campsite nearby for an easy stroll back after an afternoon of wine tasting! Denbies Wine Estate in Dorking, Surrey, boasts 265 acres of vines surrounded by beautiful walking trails, with tours, tastings, restaurants, an art gallery, brewery and farm shop. Hambledon Vineyard in the gorgeous South Downs, in Hampshire, is one of the country’s top sparkling wine producers. Ashling Park Estate vineyard, in West Sussex, is a heavenly retreat boasting trophy-winning sparkling English wines, gin distilled from Pinot Noir grapes grown on the estate, an infinity tasting terrace overlooking sublime views of the vines, and pop-up eatery ‘The View’. Bolney Estate produces award-winning Pinot Noir and English sparkling wines and sells superb local produce such as cheese, chocolate and charcuterie from its beautiful setting in the heart of the West Sussex countryside.
Book with Yescapa: This modern, four-berth motorhome has all mod cons and makes a comfortable home from home. The cost is from £787 for seven days, including breakdown cover and allowance of 100 km per day.
Get some Vitamin Sea
The links between getting out into the natural world – the seaside in particular – and improved mental health cannot be underestimated. Various studies show the link between proximity to the seaside and benefits to mental health, and exposure to sunlight has also been found to be an essential factor in vitamin D production. With the UK coasts tending to see more sunlight than inland areas, take your swimsuit or wetsuit with you in the campervan, and head for the seaside! With the media predicting a post-lockdown rush to Cornwall and Devon, why not head for one of the UK’s lesser-visited coastal areas, such as the Northumberland coast with its rugged, windswept beaches, perfect for surfing and sailing. There’s also the under-the-radar Durham coast with its stunning cliff-top views and fantastic nature reserves such as Castle Eden Dene – and the coastal Lake District, with its quiet, clean and award-winning beaches such as St Bees, and fascinating historical sites such as Muncaster Castle and Senhouse Roman Museum.
Book with Yescapa: This fully-refurbished four-berth VW campervan has a great pick-up location for the Lake District, Northumberland and Durham. It costs from £634 for seven days, including breakdown cover and allowance of 200 km per day.
To book, or for more information on Yescapa, visit www.yescapa.co.uk.
Yescapa advises careful adherence to UK travel restrictions and to plan for travel post-lockdown, when it is safe to do so: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home.
Notes to editors:
Yescapa is the leading marketplace for nomadic travel in Europe. It offers rentals in 25 countries, including seven in which a full peer-to-peer service is provided (France, Spain, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, Portugal and Belgium) in the form of rentals between individuals. The company offers customers the ability to travel and explore their own country or further afield in Europe, and its core values are based on sharing, freedom and security.
Founded in 2012 by Benoît Panel and Adrien Pinson, the company boasts a community of nearly 500,000 users from 98 different countries, and the fleet available now totals 10,000 vehicles.
Yescapa is available on mobile, iOS and Android, in seven languages – English, French, Spanish, Catalan, German, Italian and Portuguese.
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