Dear Fellow Motorhomer,
November and it’s possible to still be motorhoming in warm sunny weather. Whilst the weather for motorhoming in the UK has been challenging of late, our Tour Directors Nurcan and Kevin Griffiths have been enjoying lots of warm sunny days as they finalise the research for a completely new tour of Cyprus in 2021. Being the Mediterranean’s eastern most island Cyprus enjoys a near perfect autumn climate, throughout October and well into November little rain is experienced leaving clear blue skies and temperatures in the high 20’s. If you fancy this tour and would like to receive an advance copy of the itinerary, along with having first opportunity of reserving a tour place, send us an email and we will pre-register your interest.
Another and earlier opportunity to escape the cold, whilst enjoying motorhoming in near perfect weather is to join this winters tour to the Canary Islands. Starting in southern Spain on 20 January 2020 (or from the UK on 13 January) it offers 70 nights of warm touring through Tenerife, La Palma, La Gomera and Gran Canaria. Click here for the full Canary Islands Tour Itinerary and to book the tour visit the GB Motorhome Tours website.
Recent tour participants Mike & Penny Summers wrote a poem of their Swiss Magic 2019 trip, summing up their experiences.
Lucerne was our start, on a hot summer’s day
The GB Tour has arrived, the locals did say.
Some all in a group, from Kent they did come
Others arrived from all points of the sun.
Drinks & nibbles hosted by Alan and Chris
All sitting & chatting about that, & of course, this.
A boat on the lake & a cog railway so tall
Sandy convinced it would topple over & fall.
Up on Pilatus views of many mountains afar
All of us dreading the descent by cable car.
But after a meal & a glass of the best
We all got back safe, completed the first test.
On a bright sunny day we all walked to a train
Up into the hills, steep funicular again.
But today had a twist & additional frights
For those that thought they had no head for heights.
A little toy train along steep mountain edge
The grand Essom Dam & it’s Café on a ledge.
A choice of routes, mountain top or motorway
To the loveliest village in Switzerland some say:
Lauterbrunnen, so pretty & such a welcoming site
With drinks & nibbles in soft evening light.
Just one small snag, not terribly handy
We were all full of snacks & booze thanks to David & Sandy!
Some made it to Schilthorn & James Bond was the theme
No snow but three-sixty degrees of mountains were see.
The Martini’s were shaken, not stirred, up so high
But an international incident, oh my, oh my:
All Mick did was move tables to the rotating bit
Less than one degree round & the waiter had a fit!
But despite all the fun & the laughs along the way
Now the tour is over, we are all sorry to say.
Tomorrow we split up & eventually reach home
But memories live on until we once again roam.
Most important of all, & a message not to miss
Is our hearty thanks to both Alan & Chris.
Every motorhome has a gas connection and over the last few years the use of LPG refillable bottles/tank has become increasingly popular with motorhomers in place of using conventional ‘Calor’ style exchange cylinders. Additionally a number of motorhome manufacturers, particularly van converters, are now installing LPG tanks as part of their standard build. Using refillable LPG over traditional exchange cylinders gives the convenience of being able to fill up with gas at petrol stations all across Europe, as well as in the UK, and it works out far cheaper than exchanging cylinders. An excellent website for locating LPG stations in all countries is www.mylpg.eu, where full address details of the station are available including GPS co-ordinates for your Sat. Nav.
Enjoy your winter motorhoming and we look forward to escorting you to great places in the sun soon.
Nurcan & Kevin, Sue & Ron, Chris & Alan, Liz & Dave, Cheryl & John