The thing is, I love road trips. I have loved them since the first time I bought a van in New Zealand to travel around the country back in 2012. I like the flexibility that your own vehicle gives you to go wherever you want to, change plans according to your needs and stop whenever you want to take pictures or simply spend the day.
This year, more than ever, traveling by car/campervan felt as the safest solution. It felt so safe that Jessica and I ended up driving all the way to the North Pole and back, with over 8000km driven… but that’s another story 😀
Anyway, when last October Hymer Germany offered us the option to take a road trip on board of their Hymer Free S 600 Sprinter, the excitement was pretty high. Especially after a whole summer spent sleeping and cooking in the tent or in a normal car.
Don’t take me wrong, I love camping! But sleeping in the car hasn’t been – how to put it – the most comfortable solution 🙂
So here we are, at the beginning of October in Bad Waldsee (Germany), collecting what will be our home for the next two weeks, the Hymer Free S 600. For the first time, Jessica and I have a comfortable bed in the back of the vehicle, a kitchen, a bathroom, a pop top roof (second bed!), heater, charging station and we are entirely self-contained and ready to hit the road.
With the idea to chase autumn, we first drive to Lauterbrunnen in Switzerland. The idea is to spend a week here and a week in the Dolomites, but the crazy weather makes us revisit our plans.
We start with 4 sunny days in Switzerland, driving up some winding and narrow mountain roads and it’s here that we realize how important the dimension of our Hymer Free S 600 is. In fact, being so compact, we are able to drive every “challenging” road on our itinerary just as we would with a car. It’s on the 5th day, when the weather gets rainy, that we truly appreciate having a charging station to do some work and fully take advantage of our kitchen to enjoy a delicious raclette.
As the forecast is predicting 3 days of rain in Lauterbrunnen and snow in the Dolomites, we decide to drive to Tuscany. We have the opportunity to test the camper van on the highway and, as expected, is no much different than a car and it’s not tiring at all to drive it! In Tuscany the sun is shining and we take advantage of our full day here.
And we are ready to reach the Dolomites where, for the first time in years (in this period), there’s a huge amount of snow pretty much everywhere and temperatures go below 0°C. Needless to say, coming back to a cozy kitchen and a warm bed after a day of shooting in the snow, is the best feeling!
By the end of October it’s sadly time to return the vehicle, but the amazing experience stays 🙂
Hymer Germany sponsored this vehicle, but this doesn’t change or influence in any way my opinion about it. My reviews always reflect what I honestly think. Also, please note that no payment was received to review this product.
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