Our team of enthusiasts will always be for your listening!
Run A Van is your official partner of road-trip in Reunion Island since 2013
Our Rental agreement : the day of your departure, we shall explain to you and shall submit to signature our rental agreement, which you can right now read by clicking here, and whose certain practical information is reminded to you below :
A team of passionate listeners!
Created and managed by two travel enthusiasts, our company has only one motive: make you enjoy the Réunion differently, freedom in security!
Our vans come from different wines, since 1997 for the oldest of our faithful collaborators of the Westfalia range, until 2008 for one of our campervans, perfectly adapted to the road trip meeting.
Choosing for their robustness and reliability, you will inevitably find the van you need!
Environmental engineer, globe trotter and photographer, I have a passion for vans since my childhood.
After barrouding around the world in a van, I landed at Reunion 15 years ago, decided to share my passion by giving birth to Run A Van.
Engineer in development, passionate about the sea, I am in love with traveling and have discovered the pleasures of the van first in Europe, then in the Réunion where I have lived for 10 years. With a common desire with my colleague, I decided to embark on the Run A Van adventure.
Infos location / vans
Run A Van is the company pioneer of the rent of campervans on the Reunion Island.
Created and managed by two travel passionate, our company has only a single leitmotiv: share you of Reunion Island with complete freedom !
We propose you a range of vans going from the sleepervan to the mythical WESTFALIA, via Campervan perfectly adapted to the road-trip from Réunion. Our vans do not arise from various vineyards, of 1997 for the oldest of our faithful collaborators of the range Westfalia, until 2008 for one of our campervans. Chosen as their robustness and their reliability, you will find necessarily the van which you need!
Run A Van is Official partner of road-trip “pé i” since 2013 !
General Conditions of Rental
To rent a van at Run A Van, you need only a driving license, all our vans being in the category “car” (lower weight than 3.5T). This licence must have been produced more than 3 years before the date of rent and you have to be older than 23 years old. You will also need a means of payment (checks, cash, or credit card) as well as a way to deposit the pledge (cf. this below).
The pledge of your rent
When you will come to rent your vehicle at Run A Van’s, we shall ask you for a 2 500€ pledge.
This one can be poured in 2 manners :
We do not take the deposits of pledge in cash and we avoid receiving a transfer of this amount.
We also inform you that you have the possibility of coupling our insurance with an extension of your personal insurance on the rented vehicle. This anticipated initiative will allow you to benefit from the often lower franchise of your personal insurance in case of responsible damage.
Departures and returns of the vans
The departures and returns of vehicle are exclusively made to our saint Leu’s agency (63 street General Lambert) in the opening hours of our office (9:00 am – 5:00 pm) and only on appointment.
We adapt ourselves to your schedules (plane, bus, work etc.)
For the departures on Sunday or holidays, they always have places by appointment but a 15€ supplement applies.
For the rents short durations, we suggest you storing your personal vehicles in our site (without insurance).
To join Run A Van, several options
The bus: from the Roland Garros airport, you can take the line T (departure every 2 hours from 5:15 am till 8:00 pm, obtain schedules by clicking here) and get out to the “Saint Leu’s city hall” (“Mairie de Saint Leu) busstop situated in 300m of our agency. Direct line, matter on average 1 hour route, variable according to the hazards of circulation.
According to our availability, we come to find you in the bus stop.
The private shuttle: our partner picks you up at the exit of the terminal and takes you directly at Run A Van. Benefiting from a preferential rate of 75€ / route for 4 people, it is the fastest way to join our agency.
When you travel in van, you benefit from a more compact vehicle than a Motorhome, ergonomic and the modularity of which offers you of numerous equipment in a reduced volume.
These characteristics limit on the other hand the arrangements in the vehicle and if you want to keep all his features, you will have to optimize the quantity of personal effects, and choose supple bags.
Indeed, avoid in every case the stiff suitcases that shall take the same place empty or filled and cannot be easily tidied up in the vehicle.
If however you do not have the choice, we can always store your empty suitcase in our premises.
We advise you this essential equipment that will be usefull no matter : – sunscreen – a pair of sunglasses – a pair of “tap-dancing”, “light sandals”, “flip-flop”, or other “savates 2 doigts” it is in the choice!
– A swimsuit, a beach towel – a hat or a cap – walking shoes/hike – If you intend to go hiking in the mountains or if you come in winter, plan a polar suit and a windbreak – the summer, plan a jacket against the rain
But do not worry, if you forgot or need for certain equipment once arrived at Reunion, there are numerous sports stores on the island, with very complete ranges of products to practise all the activities.
Where to sleep on the island
The Reunion Island benefits from a multitude of picnic areas and from magnificent points of view on all its territory, so many spots to take advantage at night in the heart of nature.
The number of campervans being limited on the island, there is no specific legislation. It means that as long as you respect the traffic rules, the private property and the regulations of the ONF and National park (environment respect), you can spend at night everywhere where you are authorized to park a vehicle.
Find water sources
It is very easy to find free water supplies around the island and in the Tops. On the numerous picnic areas and the campsites listed in the guide whom we provide you in our vans (124 listed areas), most propose water ressources in free access. Beyond these areas, you can also find some water in gas stations, rescue posts (coast) as well as in cemeteries.
The campsite of the Hermitage-lagoon in the West of the island has a share, consider that no campsite authorizes the access to the vehicle, and thus to the van. But it is all the advantage of the van there that offers you all the necessary autonomy, about is your place of installation!