Camping in winter

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How did it happen so fast that summer is over? Are you also longing for warm temperatures, balmy late summer evenings and a bit of variety on those gray days? Then maybe a camping trip to the south is just the thing for you.

Whether you want to travel with your kids, pack your loved ones, or head out on your own for an adventure, we'll tell you everything you need to know about winter camping and which are the best regions for your winter camping trip.

Tips for your winter camping
#Nice weather does not have to be

Even if you're craving nice weather and want to leave the cold temperatures behind, it may be chilly or snowing when you arrive. Don't worry, all of our campers are equipped with winter tires and are comfortable on wet roads. However, please be aware if you are traveling in mountainous areas that extra caution should be taken on the roads when temperatures are around freezing.

#Plenty of space at campsites

Some campsites offer a year-round service. This has the advantage that you have plenty of space and can choose the best pitch. However, please find out before your trip which campsites are open. You can do this easily on our website and filter directly for campsites in winter.

#Sanitary facilities

Some campsites even have their sanitary facilities open in winter. It's worth packing a warm, fluffy bathrobe, because especially in the morning hours it can get very cold even in the south. But even better: rent one of our self-sufficient campers with your own bathroom. This way you are flexible, can comfortably shower and go to the toilet without leaving the warm camper and also have no problem when the sanitary facilities are closed.

#Incredible prices for bookings

Not only our campers have super low prices in winter, but also the campsites. Profit especially from the long-term offers as well as our winter special long term rentals!

#Cooking in the camper

Some regions have most restaurants closed in winter. So take your chance to buy local and cook the best recipes of the region yourself. In all our campers you have the possibility to prepare your own food and feel like a local.

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#Ferry service

Ferries also run a little less during the winter months. Better check in advance when a ferry leaves and book your ticket in advance.

#Packing list for winter camping

In the southern regions it is still warmer than here in Germany, but especially at night it can be below 10 degrees. Therefore, pack a few more layers and take a warmer sleeping bag. Our campers are also all equipped with a parking heater.

Winter camping in the south

Italy is probably the most popular country for winter camping. Whether on the islands of Sardinia and Sicily with their up to 20 degrees or the cities like Venice or Milan - winter camping in Italy has a charm all of its own.

But not only for the sun worshippers among you Italy offers the best conditions for winter camping, also the ski fans get their money's worth. Discover great campsites in the Dolomites and go skiing with your camper.


How about strolling through a Christmas market at a cozy 20 degrees and admiring the palm trees outside? Sounds good, we think so too. You can experience this best in Spain. Whether Costa del Azahar and the Costa Blanca to Seville in Andalusia or beautiful cities like Málaga and Granada, in Spain you have more opportunities for winter camping in the sun.

Cycling, hiking and surfing are especially on the agenda here.


Surfing, surfing and surfing again. Portugal offers so many possibilities for the surfers among you. The warmest region is the island of Madeira. But not only surfers get their money's worth here during winter camping, but also hiking and biking on the mainland at an average of 17 degrees is one of the absolute classics during winter camping in Portugal.


Did you know that Istria in Croatia has more than 260 sunny days a year? Make the most of the mild climate and discover beautiful national parks and the small towns out of season. Get away from it all, enjoy various outdoor activities and take advantage of the great weather conditions for windsurfing.


Do you feel like escaping from the daily routine? Then book a camper, pack your summer clothes and maybe some warm pieces and start your winter camping adventure.

Your FreewayCamper Team

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