For the 2023 season, the popular Altea has been given a revamp, with the line-up streamlined to just three caravan layouts.

Adria has kept one large family floorplan in the new range, with the Avon sleeping up to six. The model reviewed here came with the ‘All Inc’ pack, which includes alloy wheels and a microwave.

Pitch and set-up

The Altea’s new bodyshell echoes that of the more expensive Adora, making it look more upmarket than the price suggests.

It comes on an Al-Ko chassis, with an AKS hitch stabiliser, heavy-duty corner steadies and LED road lights. You also get an LED awning light, while the stable-type door, although unglazed, is good to see.

These models come with the extra-length drawbar that enhances stability and allows for a bike rack to be added if you wish. But what really impresses here is the huge gas bottle and storage locker, which houses the spare wheel and holds tough plastic storage boxes that stack neatly inside.

The battery box and the mains input and other service points are on the offside.

Lounge in the Adria Altea 622DK Avon

The best caravans always offer a spacious lounge, and in the Avon, it certainly is, even with the freestanding table in place.

Ideal for a family caravan, it comes with full wraparound front seating. It’s good to see that the designers have improved the rather meagre windows of previous-generation Alteas. The opening sunroof is excellent, too, allowing in plenty of natural light.

Other thoughtful design touches from the caravan manufacturer include the neat coffee table that folds down over the central window seat.

Lounge in the Adria Altea Avon
Opening sunroof brings in plenty of natural light

The elegant lounge seating, finished in grey with pink scatter cushions, has also been upgraded, and now offers added support. At night, four LED spotlights augment the lighting integrated into the overhead lockers. A blown-air heater outlet in the central seat base keeps the area warm, and there’s a handy mains socket located in the offside front corner.

For the children, there’s a single dinette to the rear, next to the bunk beds, complete with spotlights and a mains socket.

Kitchen in the Adria Altea 622DK Avon

The nearside kitchen has Adria’s standard three-burner gas hob and stainless-steel sink, with a Thetford combined oven and grill. The microwave, courtesy of the ‘All Inc’ pack, is fitted quite high up above the sink. Kitchen worktop space is a bit tight, although the extension flap will help.

Lighting and ventilation are good, with LEDs, a large window and a roof vent.

Kitchen in Avon
Worktop is a touch limited in the kitchen, although the extension flap helps

The slim Thetford fridge/freezer is separate from the main kitchen. A mains socket and a USB are fitted here, too.

Beds in the Adria Altea 622DK Avon

The lounge seating easily makes up single beds, but pull-out slats convert it into a huge double. The settees are upholstered down to the floor, so you have to retrieve two rails from inside the nearside seat to support the slats.

The rear offside corner has three sturdy bunk beds, which are very long. The single dinette makes up into a sixth bed if needed.

Single dinette
The single dinette opposite can make up a sixth bed if required

Washroom in the Adria Altea 622DK Avon

Adria has done a great job on the revamped washroom, which is practical and stylish. The shower cubicle is a moulded unit and comes with a roof vent. It’s a good size, too, despite the wheel arch taking up some of the floor area.

The electric-flush Thetford toilet is below the window, beside the handbasin, which has a cupboard below. On the wall, there is a large mirror, well lit by LEDs.

Storage in the Adria Altea 622DK Avon

If there will be six of you using the Avon, you might find storage a bit limited, but for five people, it should be ample for all of those caravan essentials.

There are deep overhead lockers in the front lounge and the rear dinette, while the wardrobe offers lots of hanging space.

The six berth caravan offers generous storage underneath the seats, front and back, although there are no access flaps, because of the all-over upholstery. Adria has also provided some rather nifty corner pouches on either side of the front window in the lounge.

The kitchen is fitted with two more overhead lockers, a drawer and cupboards. There are some useful adjustable shelves on the wall here – they’re not huge, but could come in handy for smaller items.

The washroom only has the one cupboard below the basin, but it’s large enough for toiletries and other supplies.


This well-planned revamp has given Adria’s entry-level family-sized tourer a far more upmarket appearance.

Good design abounds in the smart new exterior, with its large front locker, and throughout the comfortable interior.

Clever lighting makes that generous interior feel even more spacious, and the thoughtfully upgraded washroom should be especially welcome if you prefer to stay on low-facility sites. With its strong build and air of durability, this family-friendly tourer is well worth checking out.

Reason to buy

  • Robust build, good lounge, excellent front gas locker

Reason to avoid

  • No access flaps under seats, worktop is a bit limited

Or you could try:

  • Coachman Laser 665: our pick of the family tourers at the Practical Caravan Awards 2023 is a twin-axle that is sure to offer some luxurious family touring.
  • Freedom Carpento 410: we think this budget-friendly, lightweight tourer is a great pick for first-timers.
  • Elddis Crusader Tempest: this 8ft-wide six berth tourer is a smart and spacious van with a lot to offer.

Technical spec

  • Price: £29,080
  • Berths: 6
  • MiRO: 1408kg
  • Payload: 242kg
  • MTPLM: 1650kg
  • Interior length: 6.19m
  • Shipping length: 8.25m
  • Overall width: 2.29m

Spec includes

  • Front double: 2.12 x 1.89m or two singles: 2.12 x 0.80m
  • Rear fixed bunks: 1.96 x 0.70m
  • Rear single bed: 1.89 x 0.84m
  • Truma Combi 4 heating
  • Thetford oven and fridge/freezer
  • Status TV aerial
  • Bluetooth radio
  • Awning light
  • Extended drawbar
  • AKS hitch stabiliser
  • Storage boxes

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