SPRINGTIME NEED NOT JUST BE IN PARIS, so we hope you'll buy our April issue (it's in the shops now) and enjoy the romance of France with us. For life on the edge, visit volcanic Auvergne, and if you like cycling, here are the best sites near quiet, scenic cycle tracks in France.
Back in Britain, we review top campsites in the beautiful Severn Valley and report the latest new sites and fresh tourist attractions for 2013.
This issue comes with a complimentary British Holiday Parks Guide to more than 2000 independent campsites.
Plus there's still time to book a place on our Reader Rally in North Devon: 3-6 May, just £42 per pitch for 3 nights!
Your Tours: Fabulous France
Visit the lush green volcanic mountains of Auvergne for easy, low-cost touring with Ruth Bass, who finds the source of health-giving mineral water... and delicious cheeses
Pedal your own Tour de France
From mountain ridges to historic towns, Irene Sergent describes her favouirite voies vertes, or cycle tracks, from the north to the south of France
The northern highlights
Geoff Crowther finds out where The Heroes of Telemark was filmed, enjoys sparkling seas and unusual churches in his 4300-mile Scandinavian tour
We review ten top motorhome-friendly sites along the fast-flowing River Severn. They're ideal for visiting the Ironbridge Gorge, Severn Valley Railway, Go Ape in the Wyre Forest, and the home of this beautiful Sumatran tiger: West Midlands Safari Park
Buying a Ford-based family ’van secondhand
We challenged Nick Harding to find two family-sized Transit- based coachbuilts and here he compares a four-berth 2007 (07) Eura Mobil Profila 675 VB and a seven-berth 2007 (57) Hymer C682 CL. Both have overcabs, but which is best?
NEW: Auto-Sleepers, Knaus and Hobby
In this month’s big live-in test, we examine the £53k four-berth Auto-Sleepers Broadway FB, which has only two travelling seats. Plus we review the £41k Renault Master-based Hobby Premium Van 55 GF, a two-berth with four travelling seats. Finally, we look at the £47k two-berth Van Ti550 MD, from Knaus, following its recent UK comeback
Exclusive giveaways: we have three Heavy Duty Juicer multichargers for your gadgets, seven copies of The Countryside Companion and VW festival fun at Santa Pod. Plus there's a half-price stay at Callow Top Holiday Park and a budget break on the Isle of Wight
The Buyers' Guide is back, listing all the brand new motorhomes on sale in the UK today. Use it to decide which floorplan is for you before you head to a show or a forecourt and start haggling! Don't miss our experts' advice: from torn blinds to blocked gas regulators and GRP repairs. Plus: Gentleman Jack puts refillable cylinders into his Wentworth
27 February, 2013
PS: Practical Motorhome May 2013 issue celebrates Great British Touring Holidays!
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