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Camping with Friends

Celebrate International Friendship Day this summer with an epic road trip with your besties. Officially we will be celebrating our best friends on 30th July but that doesn’t mean we can’t start planning an extended camping trip ahead of time. Nothing strengthens a friendship more than adventures and shared experiences! With our insider tips, you can plan a cool road trip à la Thelma & Louise – without any drama, of course!

Hire a campervan

Camping mit Freunden

© roadsurfer GmbH / Hella Kühner

These campers are perfect for trips with friends

Planning a long weekend or an extended road trip? We have a camper for every adventure. Whether you want to go wild camping in the UK, hit the surf on the coast of Portugal, spend the night on the beaches in Croatia or perhaps explore around Barcelona – our colourful roadsurfers will take you and your friends to your dream destination.

All our roadsurfers are small space wonders, so you won’t get on each other’s nerves on a longer camping trip. If you’re going away with a group of friends, our Camper Cabin and Road House are perfect because these models have enough space for 4 – 5 people. Look forward to cosy seats for a long drive that can be transformed into a living room in the evening and enough sleeping space for everyone thanks to an extra bed in the pop-up roof. And for those who also want to take their four-legged friends with them, you can always book the dog add-on!

If you only want to travel with your BFF, you can hire our Beach Hostel. There’s enough space for 2 people to sleep and thanks to its compact dimensions, you will be able to nip through the smallest streets. The Beach Hostel is one of our cheapest campers, so you have more money left for fun and activities.

And for those that want to travel together but looking for a bit more “me-time”, we recommend our Camper Cabin Deluxe. It even has a room divider that can be closed to divide the inside of the camper into a small 2-room flat on wheels. So there’s plenty of room to just retreat and unwind after a long day of exploring.

The Best Campers for Your Road Trip With Friends

  • 5
  • 4+1

Camper Cabin Ford Nugget campervan with pop-up roof

  • 170 hp diesel
  • Integrated kitchenette
  • Outdoor shower (cold)
  • Manual pop-up roof
  • Tow hitch
  • Park-assist and rear camera
  • 5
  • 4+1

Camper Cabin Deluxe Ford Nugget Plus campervan with pop-up roof

  • 150 hp diesel
  • Integrated kitchenette
  • Outdoor shower (cold)
  • WC
  • Manual pop-up roof
  • Hitch, park-assist and rear camera
  • 5
  • 4+1

Beach Hostel VW T6.1 California Beach campervan

  • 150 hp diesel
  • Big bed (whole vehicle width)
  • Extendable kitchen unit
  • Manual pop-up roof
  • Park-assist and rear camera
  • Cruise and distance control ACC, GPS
  • 4
  • 4

Road House Motorhome with pop-up roof (540)

  • 140 hp diesel
  • spacious kitchen area
  • Indoor shower/wet room (warm)
  • WC
  • Manual pop-up roof
  • Parking assistance, rear camera, Tempomat, etc.

Awesome Camping Destinations with Friends

The Whatsapp group is popping off, the camper is hired and now the only question is where to go? It’s best to clarify in advance what everyone wants to do on their holiday. Camping actually only describes your means of transport and where you will sleep, but not yet how you will spend the rest of the days.

Do you want to go hiking or on a long bike ride? Do you want to surf or just chill on the beach? Do you want to visit cities and party or feel like Robinson Crusoe in the great outdoors? Or would you prefer a mixture of all of these? Here are some great ideas for destinations near and far.

↠ Camping and Surfing in Europe

↠ Top 10 Outdoor Travel Destinations

↠ The Best Spots for Vanlife by the Sea 

↠ Fun Holiday in North of Croatia

↠ The Best UK Surf Destination for All Levels

It’s also best to discuss your campsite options in advance. Below is a round-up of some of our favourite spots to stay:

↠ Roadsurfer spots Most Popular Campsites

↠ Eco Camping with roadsurfer spots

Top 55 Campsites in Europe

↠ Wild Camping and Free Standing in England 

If you prefer something a little more individual and away from the crowds, it’s best to avoid large campsites and book one of our roadsurfer spots. You can easily and convinvently book online, ahead of time or on the go. You can also stay at the roadsurfer spots without a rented roadsurfer, for example with a tent or a self-built van.

The Coolest Spots to Camp With Your Friends

Ocean Paradise in France

Waking up to the sound of crashing waves and cooking up a storm after a long day surfing, these are the spots for friends who want to spend their summer days close to the ocean.

Campingplatz in den Weinbergen Slowenien

Camping in the vineyards of Slovenia

The perfect starting point for discovering Slovenia and for the action of all kinds: hiking, climbing, skydiving, fishing, and much more is on offer around Kamp Vrhpolje.

Tips & Tricks for a camping trip with friends


As with any other holiday, you should discuss what your individual and group budget is for your trip beforehand. This way, everyone can set the right expectations and you can avoid unpleasant discussions about money on the road.

Things like petrol, tolls, parking fees, and basic foodstuffs are best paid for out of a joint piggy bank. Everyone pays the same amount into this beforehand and it is managed by one person on the road. Or you can use the app “Splitwise” to record your expenses during the trip and then automatically calculate who owes what to whom.

Whatever type of campsite you go to, remember to enter the correct number of people when booking, as many average pitch prices are based on a 2-person camper van.

Who does what?

You can take turns driving which makes a long drive a lot more enjoyable. But for all the other tasks that come with a camping trip, it’s a good idea to divide your workload. One person in the group is really good at cooking, another doesn’t like driving in the dark and the third can’t read maps? Talk in advance about who can do what (as well as who might enjoy that task more than others), who doesn’t like something at all, and how you can divide the work and the routes to be travelled fairly so that no one feels disadvantaged or overburdened.

Packing list

What do you need for an extended camping trip? We’ve put together a great packing list for you to find everything you need for camping.

Packing list for camping

If you are going camping with your friends, we recommend the following:

  • UNO  – the classic card game.
  • Cards Against Humanity – the game that should only be played with good friends.
  • Playlists – don’t forget all those songs you used to rock out to back in your school days.
  • Aspirin & ingredients for a good hangover breakfast
  • Noise-cancelling headphones or earplugs – in case you have a really great friend who also snores really badly

The rest is up to your imagination!

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