- The most important question first: Where can I get the Caravanya App?
What is Caravanya and what do I need it for?
Caravanya is an app that allows you to search for car parks, campsites, and motorhome sites all over Europe, and find out at a glance what other users have to say about their facilities and general ratings. You will also find places for wild camping and in which country it is legal. You can add a new place and rate visited places. The app is ideal for planning your next trip, or spontaneously finding a place where you can set up camp. Also, you can record visited places in your travel journal and always have an overview of where you have been.
I don't have a camper or motorhome, does the app bring me anything?
Yes, the app can also be used to search for normal campsites or places where wild camping is permitted. If you like to go camping and are looking for new tent possibilities, the app is just right for you.
Is Caravanya completely free?
Yes, but in this case, the app contains advertising and can only be used online. With the Pro-Account, however, there are no advertisements, and the app can be used offline.
Why should I register and what are the advantages of a Pro-Account?
table-labelUnrestricted search for pitchesInformation and fines at WildcampingDetailed InfoNavigation functionAdd places and photosWrite reviewsSave favoritesTravel journalOffline availableWithout advertisementsPriceGuest HikerfreeRegistered CamperUp to 10 favoritesfreePro World traveller- from Juni 2020 -3,99€ per month / 14,99€ per year
Can I unsubscribe from a Pro-Account again and what happens with my entries?
Of course, if you don't want to use the offer anymore, you can always unsubscribe from your Pro-Account and continue to use the app as a normal registered user. Your entries will still be saved, but you will not be able to add new entries if you are already above the maximum number of entries for registered users.
In which languages is Caravanya available?
Caravanya is currently available in 9 different languages, but we are working on translating the site into even more languages to make it easier for more campers to find a pitch.
What does Caravanya do with the data and pictures I upload?
Why does Caravanya need my location?
Your location is only needed so that we can show you the closest places in your area, and the navigation system can guide you as precisely as possible.
Where do all the pitches and information come from?
All pitches were adjusted and evaluated by real persons. Also, our team always endeavors to enter current information and to keep everything up to date so that you can get the best overview of the pitch.
How is all the information translated into the different languages?
All parking space information is translated into the respective languages by a translation program.
Can I use Caravanya on several devices?
Yes, you can log in with your account on up to three devices.
How do I pay for a Pro-Account?
Payment for a Pro account can be made within the app via the Google Play Store or Apple's App Store.
What information do I need to provide when I register?
All you need to register is a valid email address, that's it.
What is the difference between a campervan, caravan and motorhome?
A campervan, also known as a camper or van, is a minibus that has been rebuilt for camping or made directly for camping. Probably the best-known example is the VW-Bulli.
A caravan is a trailer with a living unit on top, which is towed by a car.
The motorhome resembles a caravan in many respects, the main difference being, that here the car and the living unit belong together and cannot be separated.
What is wild camping?
Wild camping or also wild tents means staying overnight in tents, cars or camper vans away from camping sites. This type of camping is very close to nature.
Is wild camping dangerous?
Accidents can happen anywhere. But if you are well prepared, wild camping is no more dangerous than cycling or hiking. The biggest fear of most people is to be attacked by wild animals. However, this is unlikely, because in most cases, they are more afraid of you than you are of them. Of course, you can minimize the risk even further by getting good information about which animals live in the area. Also, check if you can find fresh animal tracks on the site, as this indicates that you are not alone in the area.
What should I keep in mind when camping wild?
When camping wild, make sure that you comply with the laws of the country and the general rules of conduct. Just start your journey well prepared and make sure you have everything you need for your journey. You should also research the travel area in advance to make sure that there are no dangerous animals or mating season.
What do I need to camp wild?
Since you are setting up camp in the wilderness and the nearest supermarket may not be within easy reach, you should always take the following things with you when camping:
- change clothes
- rain shelter
- first aid kit
- sufficient food
- garbage bags to leave everything clean and tidy
- recycled toilet paper
Are there rules in wild camping?
Yes, one should distinguish between the ground rules and the rules of conduct.
The basic rules of wild camping that apply in every country:
- Camping in national parks, nature reserves, nature reserves, hunting areas, and protected landscape areas, is generally prohibited.
- You need the owner's permission to camp on private properties.
- Do not camp on agricultural land.
- Do not leave any rubbish behind, and do not damage the camping site!
- Open fires must be avoided, especially in forest and bush areas, due to fire hazards.
Also, there are behavioral principles that every wild camper should follow, after all, others should also be able to enjoy the places. These rules are:
- We are guests of nature and behave accordingly.
- We use common sense.
- We were never there, the places where we camp will be left as we found them. We do not leave behind any garbage or cause permanent damage to nature.
- We do not endanger nature, through uncontrolled campfires or other sources of danger.
- We do not disturb nature. We do not enter protected areas.