We’re not big fans of caravans, I hear campervan enthusiasts up and down the country vehemently deny any relationship between their vehicle and a caravan, what’s in a name we say, but there is no doubt lots of people would love to experience life on four wheels for a couple of days.

This summer, take an alternative break in a cool VW Campervan, sourced through online portal Camperbug (www.camperbug.co.uk) With a network of over 600 classic campers for hire throughout the UK and Europe, Camperbug has the largest collection of VW campervans for hire anywhere on the internet, and is the easiest way to find retro but reliable campers for hire all-year-round.



Discover Camperbug.co.uk - Airbnb for VW Campervans


Classic models can be whisked away for a few days or longer, exploring close to home on a family road trip or crossing the channel and beyond for a much-needed romantic getaway. Camperbug also has a growing number of campers for hire in Ireland, France, Spain, Germany and the Netherlands.



Discover Camperbug.co.uk - Airbnb for VW Campervans


The Camperbug network works a lot like Airbnb, putting potential guests directly in touch with Campervan owners, who maintain a profile page with availability for each vehicle.

All guests need to do is register with Camperbug, in order to message the owner, and then check the availability calendar and make a reservation. Then they simply collect their vehicle and drive away!

For a little autumn Camperbug inspiration, here are some trip suggestions with some of our popular campervans.



Find Sunset in the New Forest


The New Forest comes alive in vibrant reds and yellow during autumn, making it the ideal spot for a UK getaway. And what better way to see the sunset colours of the forest than in a campervan of the same name.



Sunset is an original 70s camper which has had a full engine overhaul and new livery. With an iPod dock, a roof rack and a bike rack, there's no reason why you can't take in the sights, smells and sounds from four wheels to two wheels as you explore the new forest.



Price: Short breaks in Sunset start from £264 and a week's hire costs £600 including full insurance (for drivers aged over 25) and breakdown recovery.

Meet Amelie in Brittany


Take a trip across the channel to Brittany to pick up Amelie, a retro left hand drive vintage beauty with original re-trimmed interiors.


Take a trip to Port Aven in Southern Brittany to see the beautiful countryside and rugged coastline in all its glory in Autumn, and taste the first wines of the season at the annual Beaujolais Nouveau festival.


Amelie comfortably sleeps four people and is equipped with iPod/MP3 compatible stereo so you can take the family all the way to Paris to see the banks of the Seine covered in golden and red.


Price: A week's rental cost from £499 including full insurance, for drivers over 25, and breakdown recovery.

Take Poppy to Somerset


Bath is magnificent any time of year but in Autumn, it's magical. Pick up Poppy in Somerset and explore the surroundings before taking in the richness of beautiful Bath.


Poppy is a classic 1964 Split screen camper van in red and white, beautifully restored. With a DVD player, tent awning and proper bedding, Poppy is an all in one holiday which will turn heads wherever you go.


Price: From £399 for a weekend short break including full insurance, for drivers over 25, and breakdown recovery.