The best campsites in Europe – bright travel ideas

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To admire the most beautiful landscapes on the planet, it is not necessary to spend money on a hotel. Modern campsites, hidden in dense forests, on the shores of lakes, secluded sea beaches or mountain peaks, are equipped with all amenities and give the opportunity to return to the origins, comprehend the amazing secrets of the world around. Take hiking backpacks with you – It’s time to learn how to put up a tent!

Mountains are better than mountains

In lavender-scented Provence, on the edge of the Ecrins National Park, Le Clos du Lac campsite is located at an altitude of 1435 m. The modest wooden houses offer magnificent views of the Western Alps, emerald forests and the idyllic lake of Serre-Ponçon, where you can swim and fish.

It offers a volleyball court, a children’s play area and a botanical garden with rare species of plants and butterflies. 

Quinta dos Moinhos (off. site in English) – a campsite for 6 places in Portugal with table tennis, a bowls court, kayak and mountain bike rentals. But the surroundings are especially good: the town of Vila Nune with a noisy market on Mondays, the Sierra Cabrera mountains, the Alvao Natural Park and the Peneda Geres National Park.

By the forest, at the edge

Camping Landgoed de Barendonk (off. site in English) is equipped in the Dutch town of Bers, in an old estate with Flemish houses and barns. Around – a patchwork of fields and forests, gardens and pastures. The most popular activities are hiking, cycling and geocaching: bikes and equipment are available for rent.

Zur Muhle in the Black Forest is the quietest campsite in Germany: no playgrounds or parties, just hiking and cycling and fresh baked goods to order.

Camp 9 Nature Campground (official site in English) in Silesia is a convenient starting point for those who do not have enough Polish landscapes: the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Western Ukraine are within easy reach.

Camping Carso near Trieste in Italy is covered in forests and fields with organic produce. The family, which has owned these lands since 1932, takes care of nature with might and main: it saves water, minimizes waste and delights guests with delicious wines and honey. The cost of accommodation is from 10.50 EUR per day for two.

Perhaps, every city dweller sometimes needs to escape from the stone jungle, listen to silence instead of the usual noise, and find peace away from everyday problems. 

In the wilderness, in the village

Camping Le Chant-hibou in the French region of Auvergne is a great place for a family holiday. Children can not only feed the animals in the petting zoo, but also collect chicken eggs together with farmers, mow hay, bake cookies and even drive a real tractor.

The cost of an overnight stay is 8 EUR plus 5 EUR per adult and 4 EUR per child.

D’Olde Kamp in the village of Ansen in the Netherlands offers accommodation options ranging from traditional triangular huts in the woods to tents in an open field. Bonuses include warm bread, fresh coffee, pizza and free Wi-Fi. Toddlers enthusiastically help with chickens, rabbits, donkeys and goats – for this they are given diplomas of young farmers. The cost of accommodation is from 13.50 EUR for two.

Camping Camino de Santiago is right on the Way of Saint James, one of the most famous pilgrimage routes in Spain, leading to Santiago de Compostela. Not only pilgrims stop here, but also birdwatchers: more than 360 species of birds nest in the area. The cost of accommodation is from 4.50 EUR plus 5 EUR for each adult guest.

There are excellent campsites even in tiny Luxembourg. The Val d’Or, on the winding banks of the Clerf River, has a place for families with children and those who appreciate privacy. Both have playgrounds, mountain bikes, a bar and free Wi-Fi. The cost of accommodation is from 19 EUR for two.

Picnic by the water

La Pointe (off. site in English) on the Crozon Peninsula in Brittany is the joy of an enthusiastic fisherman. The campsite is located in the middle of the forest, on the banks of the On River, full of large salmon. An alternative to fishing is watching deer, squirrels, woodpeckers and tawny owls in their natural environment.

Tartaruga (off. site in English) is based in Greece, in the bay of Laganas, where you can see the big-headed sea turtles with your own eyes.

Back to the roots top 3 campsites in Europe

The small Camping de la Cascade is set up along the Ambleva River in Belgium, among forests and hills. If fishing, swimming, biking and walking in the deserted surroundings suddenly get bored, you can admire the waterfall in the village of Coo or have fun in the amusement park (off. site in English). The cost of accommodation is from 9.75 EUR plus 2.80 EUR for each adult guest.

The pride of Camping de la Cascade is a bar with 15 types of the famous Belgian beer. And in the Swiss eco-camping Lindenhof (off. site in English) they serve apples and cherries from their own garden.

Camping Mexico is not far from Bregenz, but from the window of the tent you can see 3 states at once: Austria, Germany and Switzerland, surrounding the huge Lake Constance. The cost of accommodation is 7 EURO plus 9 EUR per adult.

Port Massaluca (official website in English) in Catalonia stands at the confluence of the Matarrania and Ebro rivers, in a dense ring of photogenic rocks. Carp, pike perch, perch and catfish are found here, and after fishing you can watch the heavenly inhabitants: griffon vulture, alpine swift, peregrine falcon and other outlandish birds.

Another location for swimmers and fishermen is Fyrvapplingen Fiskecamp near Uppsala in Sweden, on the shores of a clean lake.

Camping Vala (off. site in English) in Croatia is protected from the heat by branches of sprawling pines and olive trees. A couple of minutes walk there is a pebbly beach where crabs, rays, sea urchins and stars live. Guests of the Nature Ferie in Denmark have access to their own private beach on the North Sea. Adherents of outdoor activities come to the Liza camping (official site in English) in Slovenia: the Korytnica River is ideal for rafting, kayaking and canoeing.

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