Before starting this article, we would like to say that there is never a bad time to go on a motorhome holiday.
Whether you’re going in the spring, summer, autumn, or winter, there are so many perks to choosing a motorhome over regular accommodation, not least the freedom a motorhome gives you when you’re on the road.
But when it comes to the summer, we wanted to look at the best things about renting a motorhome and potentially guide your decision-making regarding your next summer holiday.
So, without further ado, let’s take a look!
No More Sweaty Trains
First off, travelling Scotland in a motorhome means travelling Scotland without the rig roll of commuting. Let’s say, for instance, you’re travelling with your family, and there isn’t enough room in the car for all your bags. You’ll have to stay in hotels and hop on public transport to get from A to B. In the middle of summer, at 20 degree heat – yes, Scottish summers do get hot – this is not going to be very fun.
With a motorhome, however, you have the luxury of your own vehicle, your own space and your own accommodation. This means that, when you’re on your holiday, you’ll never stand next to a smelly armpit on a packed train once!
Sunsets In Secret Places
When the Scottish sun sets, that is when the beauty of the landscape really comes alive. But the best way to view these moments is when you’re outdoors. Perhaps in the Highlands somewhere, on the tip of a hilltop, with the rugged cliffs and a gorgeous blue loch sparkling beneath you.
The chances of this scene coming to life are so much higher if you’re travelling in a motorhome. Mostly because you have the means of being wherever you want, at any time you want, without the concern of missing your hotel check-in time, taxi, bus or any other inconvenient appointment.
Summer is all about getting out there and having fun, whether that’s mountain biking around the hills of Comrie Croft or canoeing atop the waters of Loch Maree. At Ariescape, our vehicles can accommodate your every need, meaning you can bring your own equipment with you on your holiday and be ready to take advantage of the sun whenever it comes out!
Have you ever looked at a hill or woodland path and thought dang, I’d love to ride down that! Well, in a motorhome, that’s exactly what you can do. All you have to do is park up, slip your bike from the bike rack, and get going!
Longer Days, Shorter Nights
Let’s be honest, one of the best things about summer in the UK is that we gain an extra five or so hours of daylight! While in the winter, the average Scottish sunset time is around 4PM, the average sunset time in the summer is 9:30PM!
This means that, while you’re travelling across the road in your motorhome, you’ll have far more chances to capture the best Instagrammable Scottish views. Not only this, but your holiday is likely to feel longer simply because you’ll be able to pack more things into the day.
You might be thinking, what on earth are s’mores? And you’d be right to think that, because we don’t really know either! But what we do know is that you make them on a campfire, and you’ll have plenty of chances to do just that during your Scottish summer vacation.
No matter what campsite you go to, there are always families bundling together some firewood and gathering around for a good natter. With the sun on your back and the beauty of nature around you, these are the memories that will stay with you long after the holiday is over. Just make sure you know how to build a campfire first!
So, What Are You Waiting For?
There we have it, five of our favourite things about travelling in a motorhome during the summer. We realise that we’ve created a very flattering picture, but seriously, it doesn’t rain all the time in this country!
As mentioned before, the best thing about motorhomes is that you can travel in them at any time, and there are always advantages to doing so, no matter the season. But if you’re thinking of a summer holiday, we recommend looking at our motorhomes and putting your plans in motion. After all, the doors of Scotland are always open, and we can’t wait to invite you in!