Ultimate Guide to a Great Lakes Road Trip in Northern Italy with Your Motorhome

Welcome to the ultimate guide for an unforgettable road trip around the stunning Great Lakes of Northern Italy! Whether you’re a seasoned road tripper or a first-time adventurer, traveling in a motorhome offers the perfect blend of freedom, comfort, and adventure. This guide is tailored for our valued customers at Motorhome Rent UK, designed to help you make the most of your journey through this picturesque region.

Why Choose the Great Lakes of Northern Italy?

The Great Lakes of Northern Italy—Lago di Garda, Lago Maggiore, and Lago di Como—offer some of the most breathtaking landscapes in Europe. From the crystal-clear waters to the charming lakeside villages, this region is a paradise for nature lovers, history buffs, and food enthusiasts alike. Traveling by motorhome allows you to explore at your own pace, discover hidden gems, and experience the local culture up close.

Route Overview

Your journey will cover the three major lakes: Garda, Maggiore, and Como. Here’s a suggested itinerary:

  1. Lago di Garda
  2. Lago Maggiore
  3. Lago di Como

Let’s dive into the details of each stop!

1. Lago di Garda: The Jewel of Northern Italy


  • Sirmione: Start your adventure in Sirmione, a charming town known for its thermal baths and the medieval Scaligero Castle. Wander through the narrow streets, enjoy a gelato, and soak in the stunning views of the lake.
  • Malcesine: Drive up to Malcesine on the lake’s eastern shore. Take a cable car ride up to Monte Baldo for a panoramic view of the lake and the surrounding mountains.
  • Riva del Garda: Head north to Riva del Garda, a vibrant town perfect for outdoor activities. Enjoy windsurfing, sailing, or simply relax by the lakeside promenade.

2. Lago Maggiore: The Elegance of the Italian Lakes


  • Stresa: Begin your Lago Maggiore adventure in Stresa, renowned for its elegant villas and gardens. Don’t miss a boat trip to the Borromean Islands, especially Isola Bella with its magnificent palace and gardens.
  • Cannero Riviera: Continue to Cannero Riviera, a quaint town with beautiful beaches and historic ruins. Explore the nearby Castles of Cannero, which seem to float on the water.
  • Verbania: Visit the town of Verbania, home to the stunning Villa Taranto Botanical Gardens. Stroll through the gardens and enjoy the variety of exotic plants and flowers.

3. Lago di Como: The Romantic Heart of Northern Italy


  • Como: Start in the city of Como, famous for its Gothic Cathedral and the scenic funicular ride to Brunate. Explore the lakeside promenade and the vibrant city center.
  • Bellagio: Drive up to Bellagio, often called the “Pearl of Lake Como.” Wander through its charming streets, enjoy a meal at a lakeside restaurant, and take in the panoramic views.
  • Varenna: Visit Varenna, a picturesque village with colorful houses and a beautiful lakeside walkway. Don’t miss the Castello di Vezio and the stunning gardens of Villa Monastero.

Practical Tips for Your Motorhome Adventure

  1. Plan Your Route: While spontaneity is part of the charm, having a basic route planned will help ensure you don’t miss any must-see attractions.
  2. Book Campsites in Advance: Especially during peak season, it’s wise to book your campsites ahead to secure a spot.
  3. Local Driving Laws: Familiarize yourself with Italian road rules and regulations. Remember, tolls are common on Italian highways.
  4. Pack Essentials: Make sure your motorhome is stocked with essentials like food, water, and camping gear. Many areas around the lakes are remote, and you won’t want to be caught unprepared.


A motorhome road trip around the Great Lakes of Northern Italy promises a journey filled with stunning landscapes, rich history, and unforgettable experiences. Whether you’re exploring medieval castles, relaxing by the lakeside, or enjoying local delicacies, this adventure has something for everyone.

At Motorhome Rent UK, we are dedicated to providing you with the best motorhome for your travels, ensuring comfort and reliability every mile of the way. So pack your bags, start your engine, and get ready for the road trip of a lifetime!

Safe travels and happy exploring!


Explore the Freedom of Motorhome Rental this Winter with Motorhome Rent UK’s Exclusive Offers!

Are you dreaming of hitting the open road and exploring the beauty of the UK and beyond? Look no further than Motorhome Rent UK, where adventure awaits with our exclusive motorhome rental offers. With our fleet based on the popular Elddis Autoquest 150/155 4 berth models, you can embark on your journey in comfort and style. Take advantage of our limited-time offers and start planning your next unforgettable getaway today!

Halloween Special:

Get into the spirit of the season with our Halloween special offer! Enjoy a 7-night hire covering the half-term period from 26th October to 2nd November for just £715. Take the family on an autumn adventure and explore the spookiest sights the UK has to offer. With a price breakdown of a £300 deposit and 4 easy payments of £103.75 each, securing your booking is a breeze. Book now for a frightfully good time!

Winter Getaway:

Escape the cold and embark on a winter getaway with our exclusive offer from 15th November to 15th January. Enjoy the added bonus of free EU cover worth £900 and 10% off your hire, all for just £3,500. Whether you’re seeking snowy landscapes or sunnier shores, our motorhomes provide the perfect home away from home. Secure your booking with a £300 deposit and spread the remaining balance over 6 easy payments of £533.38 each. Don’t let winter weather keep you indoors – book now and embrace the magic of the season!

Jan Blues Offer:

Beat the January blues with our unbeatable offer from 5th January to 31st January. Enjoy free EU cover worth £390 and a fantastic 10% off your hire, resulting in a total saving of £750! For just £1499, you can kick-start the new year with an unforgettable adventure. Secure your booking with a £300 deposit and spread the remaining balance over 7 easy payments of £190 each. Say goodbye to post-holiday blues and hello to new beginnings – book now and start the year off right!

All of our special offers are exclusively available for booking in-store or over the phone, so don’t delay – contact us today to secure your dream motorhome rental. Whether you’re planning a family holiday, a romantic getaway, or a solo adventure, Motorhome Rent UK has the perfect option for you. With our flexible payment plans and unbeatable discounts, there’s never been a better time to hit the road and explore the world around you. Start planning your next adventure with us today!


Exploring the Best European Summer Escapes: A Guide for Motorhome Enthusiasts

As the school summer holidays draw near, families are eagerly anticipating their next adventure on wheels. For those who relish the freedom of motorhome and campervan travel, Europe offers a treasure trove of destinations waiting to be explored. From quaint countryside retreats to coastal havens, there’s something for everyone within reach.

If you’re in search of inspiration for your summer travels, we’ve curated a list of the most popular destinations in the UK and Europe that cater to the wanderlust of motorhome enthusiasts.

1. The Scottish Highlands

Experience the rugged charm of the Scottish Highlands, where mist-covered mountains, ancient castles, and pristine lochs beckon to be explored. Park your motorhome in a scenic spot and immerse yourself in the rich history and natural beauty of this wild and remote landscape.

2. The Dordogne, France

Journey to the picturesque Dordogne region in France, where medieval castles, charming villages, and vineyard-covered hillsides await. Find a campsite along the banks of the Dordogne River and spend your days exploring historic sites, indulging in local cuisine, and leisurely cruising along the waterway.

3. The Italian Lakes

Discover the timeless beauty of the Italian Lakes, where crystal-clear waters are framed by snow-capped peaks and elegant villas dot the shoreline. Park your campervan beside Lake Como or Lake Garda and spend your days exploring quaint towns, indulging in gelato, and soaking up the Mediterranean sunshine.

4. The Spanish Coastline

Embark on a coastal adventure along the sun-drenched shores of Spain’s Costa Brava. Set up camp near the beach and spend your days swimming, sunbathing, and exploring charming seaside villages. Don’t forget to sample fresh seafood and paella for a true taste of Mediterranean cuisine.

5. The Norwegian Fjords

Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of the Norwegian Fjords, where steep cliffs plunge into icy waters and cascading waterfalls tumble down from towering peaks. Park your motorhome along the scenic fjord coastline and embark on unforgettable hikes, scenic drives, and wildlife watching adventures.

6. The Alps, Switzerland

Immerse yourself in the majesty of the Swiss Alps, where snow-capped peaks, pristine lakes, and lush meadows await. Find a campsite nestled amidst the mountains and spend your days hiking, mountain biking, or simply admiring the breathtaking vistas from your campervan.

From the rugged landscapes of the UK to the sun-soaked shores of Europe, there’s a wealth of summer adventures waiting to be discovered in your motorhome. So pack your bags, hit the road, and let the journey begin!

Remember to always respect local regulations and leave no trace as you explore these beautiful destinations. Happy travels!


Easter Opening Hours

Easter is nearly here!

Our opening hours are slightly different over the Easter weekend, due to the bank holidays.

Good Friday: 10am-5pm

Saturday: 9am-5pm

Easter Sunday: CLOSED

Easter Monday: 10am-5pm

We’re booked out for the Easter weekend, and we hope you all have a fabulous time wherever your adventures take you.

As always, in the unlikely case of an emergency, you have RAC roadside assistance included in your hire and this is not affected by our opening hours.


Hiring: Part Time Rental Assistant

Job description

We are looking for a motivated person to join our rentals team.

We are a friendly, down to earth team. Rota includes weekends as standard, hours are day shift only (9am-5pm) and we shut over Christmas and New Year so you are guaranteed those days off every year.

This is a varied and fast paced role that is part desk based and part practical, perfect for someone who is computer literate but doesn’t want to be sat at a desk all day.

Our ideal candidate would have rental experience (eg car rental) or experience of caravans, motorhomes or campervans (including being an owner or using one recreationally). Someone who is able to give great customer service, can think on their feet and is ready to get to the next level in their career.

Your main responsibilities include:

  • Taking bookings from customers
  • Liaising with our valeting team and making sure the motorhomes are looking great for their hire
  • Checking all paperwork and payments are up to date for their hire
  • Doing check in and out of the motorhomes when the customer starts and begins their holiday
  • Answering any enquiries while the customer is away (eg to talk them through how to use something if they’ve forgotten, or arranging repairs if something is damaged on their journey – these are often time sensitive to make sure customers make the most of their holidays so staying calm under pressure is a key skill here

As you progress you will incorporate new responsibilities including

  • Liaising with marketing to maximise bookings
  • Reporting to senior management and sitting in on meetings to progress the future of the department

Full training on systems and how the motorhomes work will be provided.

Job Types: Part Time, Permanent

Salary: from £11.44 per hour

For more information or to apply, email katiec@prestoncm.co.uk


Magical Wizardry Road Trip Itinerary: Unveiling the Secrets of Harry Potter’s UK

Day 1: London – The Wizarding Capital

Not many people associate a motorhome with the Big Smoke, but transport is easy from many motorhome sites! Get discount off your booking at this motorhome site when you hire with us, with transport links into the centre of London. Or, if you borrow your dad’s blue flying car it could be even quicker than the Tube…


  • Begin your magical journey in London with a visit to Platform 9¾ at King’s Cross Station. Make sure you take a photo pushing your bags!



  • Head to the West End for a spellbinding performance of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.”

Day 2 – Harry Potter Studio Tour

Explore the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter, showcasing the real sets and props used in the films. This is outside of the city centre in Watford, so you’ll be able to drive there if you want.
We’ve allocated a full day for this, as there are plenty of options to enhance the tour. Do a green screen photo shoot as though you’re riding your broomstick, visit the Chocolate Frog cafe for some food or the Backlot for the only draught butterbeer in Europe.

It’s only an hour to tomorrow’s destination, so it’s up to you if you’d like to head straight there from the tour or set off in the morning.

Day 3: Oxford – A Touch of Academic Magic

Get discount off this Oxford site with a bus that runs straight into the town centre!


  • Explore the stunning Bodleian Library and Divinity School at Oxford University, which served as Hogwarts’ library and infirmary in the films.
  • Visit Christ Church College to see the Great Hall, a source of inspiration for the Hogwarts Hall.


  • Wander through the charming streets of Oxford, discovering hidden gems reminiscent of Diagon Alley.


Day 3: Visit Malfoy Manor


It’s a longer drive this morning, 2 1/2 hours, from Oxford to Derbyshire. Book in at this site, brand new for 2024, with our hire discount. It’s 20 minutes from Malfoy Manor.


National Trust site Hardwick Hall is better known to Harry Potter fans as Malfoy Manor. Explore the home of the prominent Slytherin family and stand in the room where Voldemort planned the second wizarding war.


Local pub The Hunloke Arms has history and charm to make even Snape smile.

Day 4: Alnwick Castle – Quidditch and Herbology Lessons


  • Journey north to Alnwick Castle, where scenes from Harry’s first Quidditch lesson and Herbology class were filmed.
  • Try your hand at broomstick flying lessons on the same grounds where Harry took to the skies.


  • Explore the beautiful Alnwick Garden, featuring the Poison Garden inspired by Professor Snape’s expertise.


  • Enjoy a magical dinner in Alnwick and recount the day’s adventures.

Top tip: If you can’t find a Caravan and Camping Club site to suit you, PitchUp is a great site to find somewhere perfect to stay in your motorhome.

Day 4: Edinburgh – The Birthplace of Harry Potter

This site offers access into Edinburgh and a fantastic view of the sea!


  • Visit the Elephant House Café in Edinburgh, where J.K. Rowling penned some of the early Harry Potter books.
  • Explore the city’s enchanting streets and discover hidden magical spots.


  • Tour the Edinburgh Castle, drawing parallels to Hogwarts.
  • Visit the Museum of Scotland for a closer look at the country’s rich magical history.


  • Dinner at the Wizard’s Thistle, a magical restaurant in the heart of Edinburgh.

Day 5: Glenfinnan Viaduct – The Hogwarts Express Adventure


  • Head to Glenfinnan to witness the iconic Hogwarts Express passing over the stunning Glenfinnan Viaduct.
  • Capture the magical moment and enjoy the breathtaking Scottish scenery.


  • Take a scenic drive through the Highlands, exploring magical landscapes.
  • Prepare a lovely picnic in your motorhome.


  • Conclude your journey with a magical farewell dinner in a quaint Highland village.

Embark on this enchanted road trip, unraveling the magic woven into the fabric of the UK, and creating memories that will last a lifetime.


Romantic Roadtrip Ideas

love is in the air, and what better way to celebrate than by embarking on a romantic road trip with your special someone? Picture yourselves cruising along scenic routes, hand in hand, as you explore the enchanting landscapes of the United Kingdom. To make your journey even more unforgettable, we’re excited to introduce our Valentines Day Discount – an exclusive 8% off on motorhome and campervan rentals! Simply use the code LOVE24MCR during the booking period from 14.02.2024 to 29.02.2024, and set the stage for an extraordinary adventure. In this article, we’ll unveil the top 5 most romantic road trips in the UK, offering a perfect blend of picturesque scenery, historic charm, and the freedom to create lasting memories on the open road. Let’s dive into the destinations that will make your Valentine’s celebration truly special.

  1. The North Coast 500, Scotland:
    • Embark on a journey through the rugged landscapes of the Scottish Highlands on the North Coast 500. Wind your way through picturesque villages, ancient castles, and along the dramatic coastline. Enjoy the breathtaking views of lochs and mountains, creating the perfect backdrop for a romantic getaway.
  2. Cotswolds Romantic Trail, England:
    • Experience the charm of the English countryside with a road trip through the Cotswolds. Quaint villages, rolling hills, and historic architecture await you. Stop by romantic gardens, enjoy afternoon tea in cozy tearooms, and explore the timeless beauty of this designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
  3. Causeway Coastal Route, Northern Ireland:
    • Discover the stunning Causeway Coastal Route in Northern Ireland, renowned for its captivating scenery. Marvel at the Giant’s Causeway, explore medieval castles like Dunluce Castle, and stroll along the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. The rugged coastal landscapes provide a truly enchanting setting for a romantic motorhome adventure.
  4. Lake District Loop, England:
    • Indulge in the romantic allure of the Lake District, a region celebrated for its serene lakes and rolling hills. Take a leisurely drive around Lake Windermere, visit charming villages like Grasmere, and soak in the tranquility of nature. The Lake District Loop offers a perfect blend of scenic beauty and romantic ambiance.
  5. Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, Wales:
    • Experience the magic of Wales with a road trip along the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path. The coastline is dotted with stunning cliffs, golden beaches, and charming fishing villages. Explore the picturesque St. Davids and enjoy seaside walks, creating a romantic escape in one of the most beautiful corners of the UK.

Remember to plan your route according to your preferences, ensuring plenty of opportunities for scenic walks, cozy dinners, and intimate moments along the way. Each of these road trips provides a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural richness, and romantic ambiance, making them ideal for a motorhome adventure with your loved one.


Embark on a Romantic Road Trip: Unlock Your 8% Valentines Special Discount on Motorhome and Campervan Rentals!

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate love than with a memorable road trip? Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway or a cosy adventure with your loved one, our Valentines Special Discount on rental motorhomes and campervans is here to make your journey even sweeter. Book between 14.02.2024-29.02.2024, and enjoy an exclusive 8% discount on your dream road trip. Read on to discover more about this limited-time offer and how you can make your Valentine’s celebration truly unforgettable.

Your Romantic Road Trip Awaits!

Explore the Freedom of the Open Road

There’s something inherently romantic about hitting the open road with your special someone. Picture yourselves cruising along scenic routes, witnessing breath taking landscapes, and creating lasting memories. Our fleet of motorhomes and campervans provides the perfect setting for your romantic escapade.

Unlock Your 8% Discount with Code LOVE24MCR

How to Redeem Your Valentines Special Discount

To make your road trip even more budget-friendly, we’re offering an exclusive 8% discount on bookings made between 14.02.2024-29.02.2024. Simply enter the code LOVE24MCR during the online booking process, and watch the price drop! Alternatively, you can provide the code directly with us when making your booking over the phone or at our Preston depot. It’s that simple to add an extra touch of romance to your travel plans.

The Benefits of Choosing Motorhome Rent UK

Quality and Comfort On the Go

At Motorhome Rent UK, we pride ourselves on providing top-notch rental motorhomes and campervans. Our vehicles are equipped with all the amenities you need for a comfortable and enjoyable journey. From cosy sleeping quarters to fully-equipped kitchens, we’ve got you covered. Explore them here!

This Valentine’s Day, take your love story on the road with our special discount on motorhome and campervan rentals. With the exclusive 8% off and the freedom to explore at your own pace, your romantic journey awaits. Don’t miss out on this limited-time offer—book between 14.02.2024-29.02.2024 and enter code LOVE24MCR to make your Valentine’s celebration extraordinary. Happy travels!


Winter Wonders: Exploring the Best UK Motorhome Destinations in February

While February in the UK may bring chilly temperatures, it also offers a unique charm that appeals to the adventurous spirit. Traveling in a motorhome during this off-peak season provides the perfect opportunity to discover hidden gems and enjoy the tranquility of picturesque landscapes. Here are some of the best places to visit in a motorhome across the UK in February.

The starred locations are close enough to visit using our 2 nights for £150 deal!

  1. **Snowdonia, Wales:**
    Embrace the winter wonderland of Snowdonia National Park in Wales. The majestic Snowdon Mountain and its surrounding peaks are adorned with a pristine blanket of snow. Park your motorhome in one of the designated areas and take advantage of the quieter trails for a peaceful hike. Visit quaint villages like Betws-y-Coed, where you can warm up with a hot cup of tea after a day of exploring.
  2. **The Peak District, Derbyshire:**
    Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Peak District in February, when frost-kissed landscapes and crisp air create a serene atmosphere. Park your motorhome in designated sites, and explore the enchanting dales and picturesque villages. Dovedale and Monsal Dale offer scenic walking routes, and the market town of Bakewell is perfect for indulging in a warm slice of the famous Bakewell pudding.

Explore Snowdon in the Springtime

  1. Loch Ness, Scotland:
    Head north to the Scottish Highlands and discover the mystique of Loch Ness. While the weather may be cold, the landscape is nothing short of spectacular. Park your motorhome along the shores of the loch and keep an eye out for the legendary Nessie. Explore Urquhart Castle and enjoy the tranquility of the surrounding glens covered in a dusting of snow.
  2. The Jurassic Coast, Dorset:
    Despite the winter chill, the Jurassic Coast in Dorset beckons with its rugged beauty. Park your motorhome near iconic landmarks like Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove, and take advantage of the quieter beaches for peaceful walks along the coastline. Enjoy the charm of seaside towns like Swanage and Weymouth, where local pubs provide a cozy retreat from the cold.
  3. **Yorkshire Dales:**
    The Yorkshire Dales are a haven for nature lovers, and February adds a layer of quiet magic to the landscape. Park your motorhome in spots like Malham or Grassington and explore the limestone formations and expansive dales. Visit the charming market towns of Hawes and Settle, where you can warm up with hearty local cuisine in welcoming pubs.
  4. **Lake District, Cumbria:**
    The Lake District’s beauty is not confined to the warmer months. In February, the snow-capped fells and frozen lakes create a serene and tranquil atmosphere. Park your motorhome near Lake Windermere or Ullswater, and enjoy the solitude of the winter landscape. Take advantage of the lower visitor numbers to explore the area’s renowned hiking trails.

Exploring the UK in a motorhome during February unveils a different side of the country’s natural beauty. The quieter roads and tranquil landscapes provide a peaceful backdrop for a unique adventure. Bundle up, hit the road, and let the winter charm of the UK unfold before you as you create memories to last a lifetime.


Embark on a Journey: New Year’s Resolutions for Exploring the UK with MotorhomeRentUK

As the calendar turns its page to a new year, many of us are eager to set resolutions that inspire positive change and growth. For those with a passion for travel and adventure, a fantastic resolution idea is to explore the scenic wonders of the United Kingdom using motorhomes from MotorhomeRentUK. Here are some exciting New Year’s resolutions tailored for customers ready to hit the road and create unforgettable memories in 2024.

  1. Discover Hidden Gems: Resolve to uncover the hidden treasures scattered across the UK. Plan routes that take you off the beaten path, exploring quaint villages, historic landmarks, and picturesque landscapes that might not be on the typical tourist itinerary. Motorhome rental offers the flexibility to chart your own course and stumble upon unexpected wonders.
  2. Culinary Expedition: Make 2024 the year of indulgence in local flavors. Create a resolution to savor regional cuisines as you travel. From traditional pub fare in the Cotswolds to seafood delights on the Scottish coast, let your taste buds guide your motorhome journey. Seek out farmers’ markets and local eateries to truly immerse yourself in the culinary diversity the UK has to offer.
  3. Connect with Nature: Embrace the great outdoors by resolving to spend more time in nature. Whether it’s camping in the serene Lake District, hiking along the rugged Welsh coastline, or stargazing in the Scottish Highlands, let the natural beauty of the UK be your backdrop. Motorhome rental provides a comfortable and convenient base for your outdoor adventures.
  4. Cultural Immersion: Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of British culture. Attend local events, visit museums, and engage with the communities you encounter along your journey. Make a resolution to learn about the history and traditions that make each region unique, fostering a deeper connection with the places you explore.
  5. Digital Detox Escapes: In the fast-paced digital age, resolve to take breaks from screens and social media. Designate motorhome trips as opportunities to unplug and unwind. Revel in the simplicity of campfire conversations, starlit nights, and the sounds of nature. Rediscover the joy of being present in the moment without the constant hum of notifications.
  6. Capture the Moments: Commit to documenting your motorhome adventures through photography, journals, or even creating a travel blog. Capture the essence of each destination, the people you meet, and the stories that unfold during your travels. Reflecting on these memories will not only immortalize your journey but also inspire others to embark on their own motorhome adventures.
  7. Off-Season Exploration: Challenge yourself to explore the beauty of the UK in all seasons. Whether it’s the vibrant hues of autumn foliage, the tranquility of winter landscapes, or the blossoming flowers of spring, each season offers a unique perspective. Adjust your travel plans to experience the diverse charm of the UK throughout the year.
  8. Road Trip Fitness: Integrate health and wellness into your travel resolutions. Explore opportunities for outdoor activities like hiking, cycling, or yoga at scenic spots along your route. Motorhome travel allows for spontaneous fitness breaks, ensuring that your journey is not just about the destination but also about personal well-being.

As the New Year dawns, MotorhomeRentUK invites its customers to embrace these resolutions and make 2024 a year filled with enriching travel experiences. With the freedom of the open road and the comfort of a motorhome, the possibilities for exploration are endless. Let the journey begin, and may the road ahead be filled with excitement, discovery, and the joy of travel.