A Great Alternative to a Hotel
Camping isn’t just leaky tents or a rickety caravan. In the past few years, it’s become a really great way to see the world.
If you’ve never given camping a try, then you really are missing out. It allows you to get up close and personal with some of the most stunning scenery in the world; and gives travellers a great deal of independence. There are some world-class camp-sites in Europe, offering tourists a holiday that’s not only hugely enjoyable, but often a lot cheaper than a stay in a hotel as well. So if you’re thinking about pitching a tent or parking up your caravan somewhere in Europe this summer, read on to find out where you should be doing so.
Lando Resort, Croatia
If it’s a small, family orientated camp-site you’re looking for, then give the Lando Resort a try. This new four-star camp-site is located in Kampor on the island of Rab, Croatia. There are two swimming pools for the kids to splash around in, including a toddler’s pool. The Dundo forest is close by and is perfect for an afternoon hike, while the medieval town of Rab is worth exploring. There are always plenty of activities being held too, so there’s no danger of you getting bored.
Otro Mundo, Spain
Is Spain where you usually travel to for your summer holiday? How about changing things up a little this year by visiting the Otro Mundo camp-site in the stunning countryside of Andalucía? Guests stay in domes that sit on a plot big enough to house more tents if you want to bring more people along – and it’s this sense of community that runs through the whole camp. There’s a big communal kitchen where guests can dine together, open-air movie nights and excursions into the surrounding countryside.
Finca de Arrieta, Spain
Another Spanish camp-site is Finca de Arrieta in Lanzarote. Here you can stay in roomy yurts that come with bathroom huts, kitchens, shaded dining areas, music docks, day beds, hammocks and BBQs that can be enjoyed in a walled & gated garden. You’ll also get to sleep in big, comfy beds too – a rarity on some camp-sites back home! If you want to splash out, go for the Eco Lodge Royale. It’s unbelievably luxurious, and just a stone’s throw from the beach.
L’Anse du Brick, France
Just across the channel you’ll find many exceptional French camp-sites. One of the best is L’Anse du Brick in Normandy. This site has panoramic views of the French coast, and is situated next to a 300-hectare protected area of woodland, river and waterfalls. If you’re a cycling fan, the Tour de France is set to stop in nearby Cherbourg on the 3rd of July. You can also play tennis, take part in woodland trails and rent mountain bikes and kayaks.
Become a happy camper
Now you know where the best camp-sites in Europe are to be found, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t book a holiday! Remember to take out some European cover for your trip too – it’ll offer you complete peace of mind during your stay. Once you’ve taken care of that, there’s nothing standing between you and the trip of a lifetime. Once you’ve caught the camping bug, nothing else will do.