Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, you will know that overlanding is the latest form of travel that involves travelling across land to a remote destination. For those that are based in the UK, there are many great regions to explore, plus you are right next to mainland Europe, where many countries can be accessed. While camping has always been popular in this part of the world, overlanding takes things to the next level, so to speak and the most important thing of all is your vehicle.
Designed for Rough Terrain
As you would expect, driving across many countries is definitely an adventure and you need the right type of vehicle, one that is designed for travel over rugged terrain, which is supplied by Nene Overland, the UK’s leading Land Rover dealer. They are dealers for Land Rover, Jeep, Toyota and Ford Ranger models and have both new and used overland vehicles for sale.
The Spirit of Adventure
There’s nothing like an expedition to a remote part of Russia to bring out the adventure in you, or you might fancy touring Scandinavia and with a suitable vehicle, you can set about planning each stage of your journey. There are many custom add-ons to make your overlanding experience more comfortable and whether a seriously tough destination or one that is less challenging, with the right vehicle, you can set off with some confidence that you will reach your target destination intact.
Combined with Camping
This is the ultimate way to travel and you can use your vehicle as part of your shelter, or invest in a stand-alone tent along with essentials like cooking equipment. All it takes to discover the latest devices and gadgets is a Google search and the online supplier will save you 10-20% on recommended retail prices. As time passes and you become more competent, you can add to your growing collection of overlanding equipment.
Start with a Vehicle Rental
If you are unsure how you will take to travelling overland to remote locations, why not rent a campervan for your first trip? This will give you and your family a taste of overlanding and if you love it, next year you can think about vehicle acquisition. If you have a large family, why not rent a state-of-the-art motorhome? Here are a few conversion ideas for a campervan, which might prove to be useful.
Preparing for 2022
As the great British summer has said its goodbyes, now is the time to start preparing for next year; it takes a lot of planning for an overland journey across Europe, or you could start with something closer to home, here in the UK.
There are so many beautiful regions of the British Isles;
- Devon & Cornwall
- East Anglia
- Northern Wales
- The Lake District
- Yorkshire Moors
Let’s not forget the wonders of bonnie Scotland, where you can explore the highlands and perhaps pay Loch Ness a visit hoping for a glimpse of Nessie.
Click here for information from the Tourism Authority where you can find a lot of information about the regions suitable for overlanding.