If you love camping but are bored of the same old spots, then head off on a European adventure and try out one of these beautiful campsites on the continent:
France is full of rustic charm if you know where to look for it. The campsite at Le Val de Cantobre sits within the grounds of a medieval farmhouse in Aveyron. The site is located on original medieval terraces with panoramic views into the valley below. There’s heaps of rustic charm with many small villages dotted about but you’ll still enjoy a touch of luxury with the new facilities and pool complex recently installed. The stunning French countryside is hard to beat.
If you’re travelling in a camper van, then head to Portugal for some wild camping in the Douro Valley. This is a major wine-making region and you’ll discover wide open spaces, beautiful vineyards and a wild-camping friendly atmosphere. This is Port Wine country so be sure to enjoy a tipple or two when you’ve set up camp. Don’t leave home ill-prepared and get all your camping gear from an Outdoor survival store like Angloforro
You might not think of Greece as a camping destination but imagine waking up to one of the best beaches in the world every morning! Tartaruga, Zakynthos has incredible cliff-top pitches offering superb views across the ocean. Delights nearby include powder-soft sandy beaches, crystal blue waters, olive groves and local Greek hospitality. All these add up to make a much sought after camping paradise.
For more beachside bliss, Playa Montroig Camping Resort in Tarragona offers a perfect oceanside location surrounded in tropical gardens. If you’re looking for family entertainment and a host of convenient amenities, then this is the site for you. Large woodland areas with multiple play parks are sure to be a big hit with the kids.
If your idea of calm camping means not a hint of human influence, then head to the free wild site at Calgary Beach on the Isle of Mull. This is the ideal location for getting away from it all as no motorhomes or caravans are permitted. The beach is stunning, and the water is crystal-clear with nothing but the sound of the water, the otters and the birds to keep you company.
Up in the north of the country, you’ll find a wealthy region on the border with Switzerland and Austria. This is where you’ll find the Gasthof site, high above sea level and sitting on the banks of the River Etsch. Picture postcard pretty with breath taking views of the surrounding Alps, enjoy the crisp fresh mountain air and a cosmopolitan region with many cultural influences.
The Black Forest is more than gateaux, it’s an amazing landscape where you can lose yourself in nature. A stay at the Campingplatz Kinzigtal will put you smack bang in the middle of a lush green valley, surrounded by forest-covered mountains and streams. If travelling with kids, they will love the play area, horse riding, pool and walking trails, not to mention Europe’s biggest theme park only 24 miles away. You’ll love the traditional German dishes served in the campsite restaurant.