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The California on Tour app

Your companion for an unforgettable adventure.

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Campsite search, User Guide and travel planner all in one

Fabulous destinations, route planning, important information and much more: our California on Tour app for iOS and Android is your digital companion for an unforgettable VanLife adventure. With practical functions and smart solutions, we can make the next trip with your California easier than ever before, giving you more time to enjoy your holiday.

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Find and book: Campsite and parking search

Whether you’re embarking on a spontaneous road trip or a meticulously planned holiday, find virtually everything a camper could ever need along your route – from service stations to servicing for your California.

  • Free text and category search
  • Search results in map and list view, including direct navigation via smartphone
  • Search any location by changing the map view
  • More than 23,000 campsites and 6,600 pitch sites throughout Europe
  • Information about their facilities, location etc. and direct inquiry by email
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User Guide: your California at a glance

The most important data at your fingertips: the User Guide allows you to quickly and conveniently access technical information relating to your California while on the move. For example, you can familiarise yourself with the vehicle settings before a long drive in a format that is clear and interactive.

  • User Guide is accessible via the table of contents or search function
  • Clearly grouped help topics
  • Compact app display provides other relevant technical information
  • Requires vehicle VIN
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California Remote Control

Available for California 6.1

The “Prepared for California Remote Control” allows you to connect your California 6.1 to the California on Tour app and turn your camper into a smart home on four wheels. For example, access many camper-specific settings outside the vehicle, keep an eye on the vehicle status for the trip, and even operate the pop-up roof using the app.

Your digital companion for VanLife

Digital travel planning: relax on holiday

Get organised ahead of your next trip: in addition to campsites and parking spaces, the category and keyword search on the California on Tour app can be used to find many other interesting places and manage them digitally. Whether you're looking for accommodation along your route or local restaurants and attractions, the “My places” feature lets you save your favourite destinations and stopovers for later. Digital travel planning made easy.

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We Connect: The evolution of digital mobility

More convenient than ever before: for you as a private customer, We Connect represents the first stage in the evolution of digital mobility. Your Volkswagen commercial vehicle is online-enabled from the very start, thanks to the permanently built-in SIM card. At the same time, you can use the We Connect app to connect your smartphone to your California, giving you access to many helpful features and services. This makes travel even more relaxed and comfortable.

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