The mountain in a motorhome: our 7 favorite destinations

At AVIS explore, the mountains know us! Its spectacular landscapes are a privileged setting for your motorhome getaways. We reveal our 7 favourites, to discover for a weekend or a week, in summer as in winter.

The mountain in a motorhome: is it so difficult?

No, it is totally doable. To feel comfortable, preferably choose a modest-sized vehicle. You will see that many sites are easily accessible by motorhome.

In winter, the spectacle is enchanting… provided that your vehicle is well equipped! To travel in complete safety and enjoy the snowy panoramas, plan on four winter tyres. As an alternative, the Mountain Law recommends a pair of metal snow chains or a pair of snow socks to equip your two-wheel drive. If you wish to travel in the mountains in a motorhome, this equipment has been compulsory in 48 departments since November 1, 2021.

Ecrins National Park

In the heart of the Alps, take a break at the Huttopia campsite in Vallouise, a real favorite among motorhome owners. Between via ferrata in summer and tobogganing in winter, the Ecrins National Park is the ideal destination to learn about the joys of the mountains. Hike among its flowery meadows and glaciers, such as La Meije and La Barre des Écrins.

If your excursion is too demanding for your children, many activities await them at the Maison des Écrins.

Bouillouses lake

The Pyrenees are a destination of choice for your motorhome holiday. Take to the skies to discover their sumptuous high mountain landscapes in a motorhome. At 2,000 meters above sea level, at the foot of the Carlit massif, the Bouillouses lake lends itself just as well to superb hikes as to kayaking and climbing.

You will then spend the night in Font Romeux, an ideal spot for motorhomes. From there, all you have to do is cross the border for a getaway to Spain.


This charming town is the ideal starting point for exploring the Jura. The Emerald Land offers you a succession of breathtaking landscapes, where pure lakes nestle at the bottom of green valleys. In Clairvaux-les-Lacs, everything is provided for motorhomes! In summer, swim in the fitted out pools or try out water sports.


Your mountain desires in a motorhome will take you to Auvergne, to admire the majestic parade of volcanoes. Climb by cable car to the roof of the Massif Central, then make a loop at its summit to enjoy the exceptional view. The funicular will take you back to town after this superb family ride of around 3 hours.

Also make a jump to Puy de Parioux to admire its majestic neighbor from a privileged point of view. And for the children, a day at Vulcania will be unforgettable!

Calacuccia lake

When you arrive from the ferry, rent your motorhome directly on site: in Corsica, the mountains are yours in a motorhome. Travel through breathtaking landscapes, between vertiginous cliffs, turquoise coves and villages perched on the mountainside. Unearth your corner of paradise on the shores of Lake Calacuccia, to soak up the tranquility of the surrounding peaks.

The Dolomites

Just cross the Franco-Italian border to start exploring the fabulous landscapes of the Dolomites. Classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this destination in northern Italy is popular among motorhome enthusiasts. Immerse yourself in the heart of its extravagant landscapes and historical curiosities:

  • The emerald lake of Carezza;
  • Magical settings worthy of a western;
  • Tunnels carved into the rock;
  • The via ferrata, used to transport soldiers and artillery during the 1914-18 war;
  • The Cortina d'Ampezzo resort, which hosted the 1956 Winter Olympics, and Alta Badia, famous for its giant slaloms during the Alpine Skiing World Cup.


Switzerland conceals natural treasures combined with all the conveniences to experience the mountains in a motorhome. By the lake, explore the rich heritage of warm Lucerne: its medieval wooden bridge, its buildings decorated with frescoes and its many churches will enhance your walk. Do you dream of going on an excursion in the heart of Switzerland? You've come to the right place: hop aboard your motorhome and set off to explore the surroundings!

Discover our selection of motorhome travel destinations

It is decided for your next escapade it will be in motorhome but you still hesitate where and especially which route to plan to make your road trip a success. Discover our selection of motorhome travel destinations from our agencies everywhere in France : Aix Marseille, Ajaccio, Basel Mulhouse, Bordeaux, La Roche sur Yon, Lyon, Montpellier, Nantes Rézé, Nice, Paris, Rochefort, Strasbourg, Toulouse

How much does a Motorhome trip Cost?

How much does a Motorhome trip Cost?

The cost of a motorhome stay varies depending on the context. It is therefore necessary to plan a camping-car vacation budget!


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