Winter motorhoming: These are the 6 best regions to spend the winter!

15 December 2022Maybritt Bos

Winter motorhoming: these are the 6 best regions to spend the winter!

Wait a while before putting your motorhome in storage this winter. More and more motorhome owners are choosing to camp in the winter, and for good reason! Whether you are trying to escape the cold winter days or are looking for a thick layer of snow, winter camping has its advantages. For example, it is often much quieter and cheaper than camping in summer. Moreover, you can use your motorhome all year round. But where is the best place to camp in the winter? We have listed all the best locations for winter motorhoming for you! 

Where can you camp in winter? 

Not all motorhome stopovers and campsites are open in winter. Locations often close between October and April because of the lower tourist flow or to make sure everything is in tip-top shape for the next summer season. Therefore, when booking, pay close attention to whether the motorhome stopover or campsite is open in winter or not. How can you check this? 

  • A useful tip for this is to enter your travel period in the Campercontact app when searching for a location. Then all motorhome stopovers or campsites that are open at least one day out of the chosen period are displayed to you. 
  • Do you want to be completely sure that you will not be met with closed doors? Then contact the location itself via the app. 

You will find these handy functionalities in the PRO version of Campercontact. 

City Ronda in Málaga campercontact Winter motorhoming

Winter motorhoming in Spain: go to Andalusia! 

Do you want to spend the winter in Spain with your motorhome? Then drive to the southernmost region: Andalusia. Historic buildings, beautiful beaches and rolling hills, Andalusia has something for every motorhome owner. Because it is the southernmost region of Spain, it also has the most hours of sunshine, ideal for escaping winter! In the winter months you will not be bothered by mass tourism here, but it is certainly not abandoned either. Between October and April, the maximum temperatures in Andalusia vary between 15 and 25 degrees. Are you looking for a warm destination to relax? Then winter motorhoming in Andalusia might be for you! 

What to do when you go winter motorhoming in Andalusia? 


Winter campsites in Spain: Andalusia 

In Málaga you have the small-scale Mariposa Libre Glamping Andalusia, a wonderful and quiet motorhome stopover with friendly Dutch owners. Parking your motorhome right next to the swimming pool, who wouldn't want that! 

glamping Andalusia
glamping Andalusia


"Lovely place with lovely owners! We ended up staying 5 nights, enjoying the finca with its pool, nice views and good conversations! Marcel and Maybritte are good hosts, who make you feel at home. I would like to come back again!” - Jan Wolfs 

Other winter campsites in Andalusia: 

Finca Ángela  
Camper Area MiluCar  
Little Texas 
Alternative Camper park Nirvana 

the algarve campercontact

Winter motorhoming in Portugal: go to the Algarve! 

Another country that is very suitable to spend the winter in is Portugal! Do you want the mildest temperatures? Then it is best to go to the Algarve by camper. This beautiful region extends over the entire south coast of Portugal. The Algarve is of course known for its imposing cliff rocks that tower above the beach, but there is much more to see! Authentic villages and beautiful hiking trails await you when you go winter motorhoming in the Algarve. The ideal location for the active motorhome owner. 


What to do when you go winter motorhoming in the Algarve? 

  • Take a boat trip along Ponta de Piedade 
  • Go surfing at Amado beach 
  • Walk the Seven Hanging Valleys route 
  • Visit the city of Lagos and enjoy a delicious meal 
  • Take a bike ride in Serra de Monchique 

Winter campsites in Portugal: the Algarve 

Spending the winter at a nice campsite in the Algarve? Motorhome Park Falésia is a beautiful motorhome stopover in Faro and is open all year round. 

camping portugal de algarve
camping portugal de algarve

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''Excellent luxury motorhome stopover by the Algarve Motorhome Park organization. Very quiet and located close to the beach of Falesia. The location is now a luxury motorhome stopover, because there are now toilets as well! The gravel surfaced plots are large. The service stations work perfectly.” - Jan Mensink 

Other winter campsites in the Algarve:  

Motorhome Ecopark São Brás de Alportel  
Campervan Park Shamwari Hilltop Retreat 
Camperstop Messines  
Rancho Belchior

de Draa Vallei campercontact

Winter motorhoming in Morocco: go to Drâa-Tafilalet! 

Do you want to make a special motorhome trip and skip the cold winter? Then you can spend the winter in Morocco with your motorhome! A much loved and popular motorhome destination. Is it because of the warm climate, delicious food or beautiful scenery? Who's to say. In addition, it is only two hours sailing from southern Spain if you cross by ferry. It’d ideal to spend the winter in Morocco! However, you have to drive a little further for the Drâa-Tafilalet region, because just like in Spain and Portugal, it is warmest in the south. 


What to do when you go winter camping in Drâa-Tafilalet? 

  • Discover the souks of the Medina in beautiful Marrakesh 
  • Visit the Tourirt kasbah in Ourzazate 
  • Drink Moroccan mint tea on the roof terrace of a Riad 
  • Drive your motorhome on the adventurous road through the Atlas Mountains 
  • Sleep under the stars at a motorhome stopover on the edge of the Sahara 


Winter campsites in Morocco: Drâa-Tafilalet 

A good motorhome stopover in Zagora is Camping Palmeraie D'amezrou; it’s guaranteed to be special! 

camping marokko campercontact
camping marokko campercontact


''Very neat and clean motorhome stopover. Shady parking spots, hot showers and good food. Bread service in the morning. The owner is very nice, offered us shuttle service to the village. It's worth a visit." - Rhediger

Other winter campsites in Drâa-Tafilalet:  
Auberge La Gazelle Bleue  
Camping Hakkou  
Camping Serdrar  
Auberge Camping les Pyramides 

Kasteel Neuschwanstein Beieren Campercontact

Winter camping in Germany: go to Bavaria! 

If you are looking to spend a fairytale Christmas in your motorhome, it is best to go winter camping in Bavaria. Bavaria is considered one of the most beautiful regions in Germany, and for good reason. Fairytale castles, snowy mountain peaks, idyllic villages and beautiful nature: you really enter a winter wonderland when you visit Bavaria in winter! The rolling hills are perfect for skiing or snowboarding in the winter. Fancy a romantic Christmas? Winter camping in Bavaria it is! 


What to do when you go winter motorhoming in Bavaria? 

  • Visit Neuschwanstein Castle: one of the most fairytale-like castles you will ever see! 
  • Stroll through the streets of the quaint village of Rothenburg ob der Tauer 
  • Experience a winter wonderland in the Bavarian Forest 
  • Take the cable car to the Zugspitse: Germany's highest mountain 
  • Visit the city of Munich 


Winter campsites in Germany: Bavaria 

Looking for a campsite in Bavaria that is open in winter? Wohnmobilstellplatz Nesselwang is a wonderful motorhome stopover that is located at the foot of the ski lift! 

wintercamping beieren campercontact


''Great location for an overnight stay. Village within walking distance for a bite to eat. Spacious pitches and quiet location.” -SCHEV32 

Other winter campsites in Beieren: 
Forellenhof Reuss  
Wohnmobilpark am Tenniszentrum Bernau  
Campingplatz Grossbüchlberg  
Campingplatz Felbermühle  

Stadje Charmonix Franse alpen Campercontact

Winter motorhoming in France: go to Auvergne-Rhône-Alps! 

Why go winter motorhoming in France? Well, because everyone should see the largest mountain in Europe at some point in their lives: Mont Blanc! Auvergne-Rhône-Alps is a paradise for nature lovers. But sports enthusiasts will not be left out either. It is the ideal environment for skiing or snowboarding. Not a winter sports enthusiast? Then just enjoy the fairytale surroundings, driving around with in your motorhome is already an experience in itself. Do you like a quiet and natural environment? Then winter motorhoming in Auvergne-Rhône-Alps should definitely be on your bucket list! 


What to do when you go winter motorhoming in Auvergne-Rhône-Alps? 

  • Drink hot chocolate in the village of Chamonix 
  • Take the train from Chamonix Aiguille Mi to Mont Blanc 
  • Book a spa in the city of Vichy 
  • Visit the old city center of Lyon 
  • Go to a delicious French wine tasting! 


Winter campsites in France: Auvergne-Rhône-Alps 

Camping Les 2 Glaciers is a beautiful motorhome stopover. This winter campsite is the ideal base for your motorhome trip to the Alps. 

winter camping franse alpen
winter camping franse alpen


''Beautiful campsite with spacious, natural pitches on a slope at the edge of the forest. Owner is friendly, speaks English. Sanitary neat. Views of the peaks and the glaciers are fantastic. I recommend." - OvH 

Other winter campsites in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpen: 
Domaine de Villateux  
Aire Le Cheylard  
Domaine de Grande Ferrière  
Thiel sur Acolin  

Sneeuw in Tirol

Winter motorhoming in Austria: go to Tyrol! 

If a region has become famous for winter motorhoming, it is Tyrol. If you are a motorhomer who likes snow and winter sports, the choice is easily made. Winter motorhoming in Austria has become extremely popular lately, and rightly so! Cozy up in your motorhome with a view of the snowy Alps. Walking straight onto the slopes and finishing the day with a drink around a campfire, doesn't that sound fantastic? A winter sports campsite in Austria means great fun! 


What to do when you go winter camping in Tyrol? 

  • Enjoy the Austrian slopes: skiing, tobogganing or snowboarding, it's all possible here! 
  • Experience a winter wonderland in Innsbruck 
  • Go enjoy some après-ski in Kitzbühel 
  • Visit the Swarovski Worlds 
  • Discover winter hiking! Do make sure you have good shoes 


Winter campsites in Austria: Tyrol 

Camping Ötzal in Längenfeld is one of the most famous winter campsites in Austria during the winter period. Curious why? The photos speak for themselves. 

Wintercamping Otzal in Tirol
Wintercamping Otzal in Tiro


''A particularly beautiful campsite, with an absolutely great sanitary building. The rain showers on the 1st floor: WOW. The camper facilities are top notch, including chemical toilet cleaning. The positive reviews are recognizable. The rates are firm, and rightly so, you get a lot. Also a nice restaurant, terrace, campsite shop available. It’s within walking distance of the village, and you have free use of the swimming pool. We'll be back for sure. A nice campsite.'' -Bein 

Other winter campsites in in Tirol: 

Natürlich Hell  
Kaiser Camp  
Nationalparkcamping Kals (open from December 18th)  
CampingPark Imst-West (open from December 22nd) 

Winter motorhoming: how do you prepare for a trip? 

Winter tires, ice scrapers and lock defroster... Winter motorhoming requires thorough preparation. Make sure you read up in advance about the winter rules that apply in each country. For example, in some countries it is mandatory to have snow chains with you. Do you want to make sure that you are well prepared for a winter motorhoming trip? View our winter motorhoming checklist here.