Welcome to F.I.C.C.

Freedom. Movement. The great outdoors.

A springboard to adventure, a place to meet like-minded people

Caravanning & Motor Caravanning

Caravanning and Motor Caravanning is a favourite pastime of families with young children, senior citizens, and those who do not want to backpack or put up a tent

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Getting to know other cultures.
FREEDOM. MOVEMENT. THE GREAT OUTDOORS.
Rallies

86th INTERNATIONAL F.I.C.C. RALLY will be held in Jhinshan/Taiwan

87th INTERNATIONAL F.I.C.C. RALLY

88th INTERNATIONAL F.I.C.C. RALLY

What we can offer you

First Class Freedom

As well as being very affordable, Camping and Caravanning is also a rewarding human experience.

F.I.C.C.: a stable force

When it was founded in 1933, the F.I.C.C. comprised 16 Clubs from 7 countries. Today it numbers 56 Federations and Clubs from 32 countries: a unique force.

The international Rallies: time for action

In conjunction with the fun and friendship inspired by international events, the F.I.C.C. rallies are unique opportunities to develop strategies which favour camping and caravanning throughout the world.

Quiet walks in cemeteries

Quiet walks in cemeteries November is the month when we give special thought to those who have died: All Souls and All Saints are the two most popular days for going to the cemetery to tidy up graves, take flowers and light candles. The living can also find peace and quiet in a cemetery and even discover cultural treasures although most people probably think that cemeteries are not the happiest of places to choose to spend their free time. When…

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Motorcaravans in the Netherlands

Motorcaravans in the Netherlands The number of motorcaravans (camper vans) in the Netherlands has risen steadily over the past year and that is unlikely to change in the coming years.

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What is Hallowe’en?

What is Hallowe’en? Hallowe’en is a sort of festival that occurs on 31 October and is celebrated mainly in Ireland, the United Kingdom, the USA and Canada. In Europe you now see increasing numbers of people, especially children, celebrating and wearing fancy dress. Originally Hallowe’en was a Celtic/Irish festival that marked the beginning of a new farming year after the crops had been harvested.  The Celts also believed that it was on this day that the ghosts of all those…

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Continued strong growth in the production and export of German recreational vehicles

Continued strong growth in the production and export of German recreational vehicles The enormous demand for recreational vehicles “Made in Germany“ marches on.  German manufacturers of caravans and motorcaravans produced 17.3% more vehicles in the first half of 2017 compared with the same period last year.  Between January and June a total of 62,597 vehicles came off the production line, 27,231 of which were exported.  That is 9.6% up on the first half of 2016. Source: CIVD (D)

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Vignette and toll charges for European holiday destinations

Vignette and toll charges for European holiday destinations Spain:  Many Spanish motorways are subject to toll charges and the ones that are have an “AP“ sign.  You can either pay in person at the toll booth (cash or credit card) or automatically via the “VIA-T-Box“. Charges vary depending on the category of vehicle and the distance covered. Information on routes involving tolls giving up to date prices can be downloaded from: autopistats.es   Macedonia: Macedonia also has motorways that are…

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Which is the best trailer coupling for the towing vehicle?

Which is the best trailer coupling for the towing vehicle? There are many trailer couplings on the market now and generally speaking they fall into three distinct types: Rigid trailer coupling device Detachable/removable trailer coupling device Sway control coupling device. Each of the above-mentioned types is valid in its own right with corresponding advantages and disadvantages. Rigid trailer coupling device/tow hitch  is screwed on to the vehicle and the ball mount juts out behind. It is always visible and is…

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Using their motorcaravans throughout the winter

Using their motorcaravans throughout the winter 19% of all Dutch campers choose to spend the winter using their motorcaravans. Popular destinations in the winter months are Spain (44%), Portugal (15%) and France (15%). Campers tend to go to Portugal in November and to France in February, March and April. Three-quarters of these winter travellers move around, the remainder stay on a campsite in one place. February and March are the most popular months for camping. Campers who do not go…

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Licence to thrill

Wherever you fish in England and Wales, you must possess a valid Environment Agency rod licence. There are two types: non-migratory trout and coarse or the  salmon and sea trout licence. A 12-month licence costs from £30 and a one-day licence from £6. Licences are free for juniors aged between 12 and 16 and children under 12 do not require one.  You should also buy a ticket for the place you’re fishing. You can buy a licence online at www.gov.uk/fishing-licences…

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