caravaning 2019How does a snail feel carrying its home on its back? We can never know the answer to this question, but we can imagine the experience of travelling in a motorhome. Every year, more and more people are attracted to the freedom that a mobile living space offers for alternative tourism, whether in caravans, motorhomes or campervans.

The passion for caravaning is becoming more and more popular. Celebrities are also catching the caravaning bug! The latest to do so is the actor and presenter Pablo Chiapella, famous for his role as the charismatic Amador Rivas in the series “La que se avecina”.

The actor was invited by the Salón Internacional del Caravaning, to make a trip in a motorhome following the route from the Nature Reserve of Valle de Iruelas (Ávila) to the Sierra de Guadarrama (Comunidad de Madrid). Chiapella, who shared the videos of his trip on social media, said that the best thing about travelling in a motorhome is “the sensation of total freedom you get from sleeping wherever you want, without being tied to any hotel or apartment”.

From the Nature Reserve
of Valle de Iruelas to the
Sierra de Guadarrama

The actor and presenter
Pablo Chiapella has shared his
experience of traveling on wheels
on social networks.

Thanks to his weekend break, he discovered some of the virtues of caravan tourism, which is more sustainable than other forms of transport such as planes or boats. It also means you can change your route, or the time you stay in each place, and come into direct contact with nature, whether you are on the coast or in the mountains.

Chiapella’s appreciation of caravaning is shared with his fellow actor, Miguel Ángel Silvestre, who is currently living in a caravan so he can indulge his passion for surfing. There are other celebrities, such as the journalist David Cantero, cyclist Roberto Heras or the world trial champion Laia Sanz, who have been seduced by the countless opportunities that travelling on wheeled accommodation offers.

An exceptional edition

The International Caravaning Salon of Fira de Barcelona will be held from 12 to 20 October in pavilions 3 and 4 of the Gran Via site, with 125 companies taking part and 700 vehicles on display, 12% more than the previous edition. The growing demand in the sector means that the fair is taking place in two successive years for the first time in ten years.

Besides visiting the exhibition space, visitors can also enjoy four themed areas: Overland, a display that focuses on 4×4 motorhomes, Caravaning Kids, with a programme for the whole family, Glamping, which will display the most exclusive camping equipment and Gastrovaning, a sample of the very best that foodtrucks can offer. The presence of companies offering awnings, campsites, caravans, prefabricated homes, modules, trailers and tents, among many other options, ensures that the commercial opportunities available at the fair are as complete as possible.

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