Do you have an adventurous streak? If your answer is yes, there is no better rite of passage than traveling. If you like to travel light, on a budget and see places that mainstream tours don’t offer then you will love camping. As an outdoor recreational activity, camping is unparalleled.
Camping is well established and it is almost a cultural thing in many countries. Camping sites like any other tourist spots have their share of good and bad. A good camping site should have enough space to park campers, caravans or pitch tents. It should contain washing facilities and good showers, a grocery store or a restaurant if possible. Above all, it should be easy on the pocket. That is the point isn’t it?
Camping in Europe
Europe is a very popular camping destination. It has more than 10,000 documented camping sites where campers from around the world congregate and experience the outdoors. Camping has also seen some innovation since the early parts of the 20th century when it became a popular recreational pastime. Camping sites are equipped with modern camping equipment such as camping pods, offering a fresh perspective to the old camping experience.
Though European camping sites are less private or secluded than North American sites, they rarely if ever fill up. Even if they are full, the sign often refers to trailers. There’s still plenty of space to squeeze a small tent.
Many campgrounds are located near major roads that go out from towns. It has also been noticed that campgrounds usually reflect their surroundings. If the region you are going to is dusty, unkempt, chaotic or dirty, it is unlikely find the campground is any better. Prices vary according to the facilities, styles and popularity. You might have to pay by the vehicle, the person or the tent. Registration is easy, you may have to deposit your passport at the campground office until you make payments. You can usually stay till noon if you want.
Some popular camping grounds in Europe are
Kamp Koren Kobarid, Slovenia
This camp site in Slovenia in the Soca Valley is situated in a riverside meadow. It is perfect for families and individuals who may want to try their hand at outdoor sports like rafting and canoeing.
Les Romarins, France
If you don’t have children with you, then Les Romarins in Côte d’Azur, between Nice and Monaco is a nice spot to pitch your tent. This secluded camp site with a glorious Mediterranean view is situated on a cliff top.
Glenbrittle Campsite, Isle of Skye, Scotland
This campsite in Scotland is perfect for those interested in natural scenery. The site is encompassed by the sea on one side and a mountain range on another. The Isle of Skye is also famous for the numerous film scenes that have been shot here, like Ridley Scott’s Prometheus. Some of the scenes were filmed at Old man of Storr.
Château de Martragny in Normandy, France
Situated near Bayeux and Caen, this elegant campsite surrounds a beautiful 18th century Château. It is perfect for a family getaway and you will remember this experience for years to come.
Your camping experience also depends on the equipment you carry. Spend some time to introspect and outfit yourself with the equipment you might need. You must bring a sleeping bag, a sleeping pad to soften and insulate you from the ground. a butane stove if possible, water purification tablets, common medicines, warm clothes and a few packets of ready to eat food at the very least.
Some campsite also provide camp pods. Quality camp pod manufacturers take care to maximize the head room and floor space and provide a snug, warm place to sleep or relax, no matter what climate rages outside. If you want to be blown out of your mind, visit Europe’s campsites.
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