There’s a whole world to explore in Europe!
Leave your car parked at the airport and take yourself away for a few weeks this Summer…
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be camp on the top of a mountain in Spain? Or perhaps you’ve always liked the idea of pitching up next to a softy babbling river that you can take a dip in whenever you feel like? Well – if you have, don’t worry because you’re not alone. We’ve all got a bit of wanderlust inside of us and it’s always a good idea to indulge it from time to time. Let’s be honest, British camping can often not cut the mustard., although there are some pretty cool places to camp at.
When you know that you can’t feed the travel bug with the simple charms of British camping then it’s time to pack up your bag, book some flights, airport parking and most importantly a pitch at one of these truly breath-taking camp sites.
If you’re looking to book flights during the peak holiday season (that’s mid-June through to August, for the uninitiated) then expect to pay a lot more for your flights and your camping. It’s worth remembering, before you think about booking in during this time, that many of these sunny European destinations are worth visiting outside of these peak seasons. Due to the Southerly nature of many of these campsites, you should be able to travel there outside of the major holiday seasons and still experience balmy weather, this will also have the added benefit of reducing your chances of bumping into other British people, which may or may not appeal to you…
Whether you’re parking at Liverpool Airport or London Heathrow, it’s always a good idea to book a space well ahead of schedule as the last thing you want on the day of your flight is to have to rush to find a decent, safe car park that you can feel confiden leaving your car at. Airport parking sites are a dime a dozen, so it’s always best to have a look at a comparison site first to make sure that you’re getting the absolute best deal before you push the ‘Go’ button on your final choice.
Now, with no further ado, here are our top picks for the Ultimate Euro-Camping Trips:
Black Forest Campsite Müllerwiese
Although you might baulk at the rather ominously named Black Forest there really is nothing to be afraid of. In fact this well-treasured German beauty spot is one of the most idyllic places to camp in Europe. Whilst there are a litany of big corporate-owned campsites that will try and cram as many pitches as possible into their huge campsites, this family-run spot understands the necessity for personal space.
Cloud House Farm
Leave your tent at home and spend a couple of nights in one of two handcrafted yurts perched on a terrace overlooking the stunning Andalusian Rio Genal Valley. Although you might have to travel a good hour to get to the closest settlement of Ronda, that’s all a part of the charm of this stunning Spanish location.
Camping La Fresneda
Stunning mountain views, rolling green valleys and blissful silence await you at this truly unique camping spot. 24 spacious pitches are spread out over a vast 18 hectares of land, just a stone’s throw away from the ancient village of La Fresneda. Spend your days hiking the myriad of unpaved paths, taking in this little explored region of rural Spain, then spend your evenings sampling the very best of Spanish cuisine.
Nature & Lodge – Camping Les Domes de Miage
Perfect for families and groups alike, this campsite brings together everything that tourists love about the Alps: tranquil lakes, epic scenery and lush greenery. This campsite has won numerous awards over the years for their outstanding commitment to both the environment and their visitors. The pitches are spacious, the amenities are excellent and the views are simply breathtaking.