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Camperstop Europe 2016

CamperStop Europe 2016We last reviewed Camperstop Europe back in 2007 - things have certainly changed in the intervening years.

Camperstop Europe is a directory of places throughout Europe where motorhomes may park, stay overnight or fill up fresh water and empty waste water & toilets.

The 10th edition is a much bigger book and now covers 27 countries with 8910 camperstops listed, and is completely written in English.

At the beginning of the book there is a set of detailed maps for the area covered by the guide. The camperstops are marked and named, an index below each map indicates the page number where information on the stop can be found.

The actual information on each stop is brief but probably sufficient, most entries include the address, GPS co-ordinates, number of motorhomes permitted, type of stopover, cost if any, opening dates, and local amenities are all included. Many of the entries have colour photos. There are no driving directions so really the only way to find the stops is to use GPS. GPS co-ordinates are also offered as a paid download from the publisher's website.

It is difficult to include so many entries and still keep a relatively compact format to the guide, I did think that the layout was a little too compact - the inclusion of a bit of white space between each entry would improve readability. Also it is often the case that the last entry on a double page spread is split, necessitating turning the page to find the photo and description, this is a layout issue that should be addressed.

This is a very comprehensive listing of motorhome stopovers throughout Europe and would be a useful purchase for the motorhomer who doesn't want to purchase individual country guides, and of course for those travelling to countries where no local guide to camperstops exists.

We are still surprised to see a few places described as 'tolerated place' . Although it is useful to hear of such places, users of them need to be aware that the place may be closed by local authorities and they may be 'moved on' at any time. There is at least a note about this in the introduction.

Users should also be aware that this, and other publications of this type, is a guide and not a "Bible", from personal experience we know that no guide is a comprehensive listing, places develop and rules and regulations constantly change. Most publications of this nature are usually a year out of date since they have to be compiled and sent to press etc. Certainly when travelling users should never rely on any place being available and always have a backup plan of 1 or 2 other options.

2016 review by Andy Clarke

Information from the publisher
In Europe, approximately 1 million motorhomes are on the road. Travelling with a motorhome means freedom, space and nature. Camperstop offers motorhomes information regarding overnight stays, services and scenic points in the area of the stopover. In this way you have more time for enjoyment.This carefully compiled guide gives at-a-glance clarity on the offered motorhome facilities. Additionally, a photo gives an idea of what the motorhome parking area looks like.

27 countries:
Albania - Austria - Bosnia-Herzegovina - Belgium - Switzerland - Czech Republic - Germany - Denmark - Spain - Finland - France - United Kingdom - Greece - Croatia - Hungary - Ireland - Italy - Luxemburg - Montenegro - The Netherlands - Norway - Poland - Portugal - Romania - Sweden - Slovenia - Slovakia

Camperstop Europe 2016
Size 225x 285 mm - 640 pages
ISBN 978-90-76080-44-4
price: 25 euro, UK £ 25


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