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Published On: Wed, Oct 23rd, 2019

3 Destinations to Go Camping in Europe Next Year

Europe is a fascinating and historic destination as a whole, with many iconic cities to explore, great hotels and resorts and other options. However, one great way to “do” Europe is to take a camping vacation, staying in scenic locations at an affordable price while exploring all the wonders of the cities, coasts and countryside.

photo/ George Krause

The following are some recommendations for a camping vacation in Europe.

  1. Spanish camping adventure

Spain offers a wide variety of camping opportunities, including the stunning and bustling Mediterranean coastline, the quieter Atlantic coast and many inland locations.

For those looking for sun and sand, the southern Costa del Sol can be a great spot, where you can stay on the outskirts of many of the seaside resorts with Blue Flag beaches, including Fuengirola, Marbella and Estepona. Visitors should note that during peak season, it can get hectically crowded here. This is particularly so during July and August, but also a couple of months prior and after, i.e. Spring and Fall, as good weather exists.

Take a little drive inland from the coast, and many options exist for a quieter camping experience in Spain. Facilities exist on the coast and inland for camping in tents, caravans and campers. Many amenities are available, including bathhouses, electricity hook-ups, playgrounds for the children and often a restaurant and bar onsite. As you may be staying only a short drive inland, there is still the chance to head to the beach and all the restaurants and bars of the many seaside resorts close by.

  1. Camping in France

France offers a fabulous selection of camping experiences of all types. Again, campers could choose to head to the busy Mediterranean area for options close to the beach. However, imagine heading to the beautiful Loire Valley, waking up to incredible views each morning? Another great option is to head into the stunning Pyrénées for a camping experience surrounded by mountain views.

Options don’t just relate to normal tents, however, as many sites in France offer glamping, a luxurious way of setting up camp. The Dordogne and Limousin areas are both perfect for doing just that. Those who normally say they would never go camping will definitely get the bug, after doing it in style and comfort!

Most of the best campsites in France offer all the normal amenities, including bathhouses with hot and cold water, laundry facilities, electricity hook-ups for campers, beautiful shady trees and more.

  1. All-year-round camping in Austria

Many people believe they can only go camping in the warmer months of the year. This isn’t strictly speaking the case, as some countries, including Austria, offer wonderful winter campsites perfectly located near popular ski resorts.

The mountains of Austria are ideal for hiking, mountain biking and camping in summer, and an affordable ski vacation in winter. Campsites are specially adapted for winter camping, offering rooms for drying skis and ski boots, restaurants and bars to enjoy warm winter cuisine and warming drinks and much more.

Popular camping areas in Austria include Zillertal in the Tyrol Valley, Salzburger between Großglockner and Lake Zell, and Voralberg, between Liechstenstein and Lake Constance. All offer idyllic landscapes and scenery, along with stunning mountainous landscapes and well-equipped campsites.

Make a change next year and head to Europe for some of the best camping in the world!

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