Slovakia motorhome country guide

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This small country is conveniently situated in central Europe. Winters can be cold, and the best time to visit is May and June, when it is also likely to be quiet. There is an abundance of healthy outdoor pursuits with a wealth of hiking trails for summer and skiing in the winter.

Campsites, Motorhome Stopovers and Offsite-Parking in Slovakia (free wild camping)
Slovakia has approximately 175 campsites. The Slovak tourist board publishes the ‘Auto-Campings - Road Map’ which provides details and addresses for 78 auto camping sites. Addition information is provided about local facilities such as such as public transport, mechanics, swimming pools and skiing. Some campsites are said to be just 200m from a ski lift. A list of 30 campsites is available on the tourist board website. There are no Motorhome Stopovers and Offsite-Parking is not allowed.

Driving your motorhome or campervan in Slovakia
Winter tyres are compulsory between 15 November and 15 March and when compacted snow or ice is on the road. If your motorhome is damaged prior to entering the country it is advisable to obtain a certificate upon entry detailing the damage. Vehicle accidents must be recorded on a European Accident Report form. The police must be called if the damage caused exceeds €4,000.

Vehicles under 3.5 tonnes must purchase a window sticker if they intend to drive on the motorways. Stickers may be purchased at border crossings and from selected filling stations and post offices for periods of one week (€ 7), one month (€14) or a calendar year (€50). Vehicles over 3.5t require an electronic toll box, which will charge by each kilometre travelled, the Kilometre rate will depend on the vehicle category, number of axels and emission class. More information can be found at www.emyto.sk.

LPG is available at many fuel stations; http://natankuj.sme.sk has a searchable LPG fuel station database.