Camping has always been a popular holiday pastime for those who love the outdoors. It enables travelers to get close to nature in ways they haven’t before and get some fresh air away from bustling city life. In recent years, the increase in glamping opportunities has welcomed a new wave of travelers into the countryside of some of the most loved locations in Europe. You might be struggling to pick the best place to go when there are so many options, so it’s a good idea to take note of some of the most popular hotspots before you jet off.
Italy is known for its great food and rich history, but it is also known for having rolling, green mountains scattered across the countryside. This is part of what makes it so popular among campers, as with these mountains comes opportunities for hiking, exploring vineyards in Tuscany, and seeing some of the best scenery in Europe. If you want to take a break from your green surroundings, you can also find campsites close to the iconic coast of Cinque Terre, where sea views will greet you in any season.
Famed for its local beer and futuristic transport systems, Germany continues to gain a high number of tourists each year. The Rhine Valley region has long made its way onto postcards on tourist stands, and while its multitude of cities may be what you know it for the most, the fairytale-like countryside has several outdoor activities you can enjoy.
Home of Guinness and the iconic hills that nicknamed it the Emerald Isle, Ireland has been welcoming record numbers of visitors in recent years. Though this is in part due to its buzzing city scene, it is mostly down to the countryside that encompasses most of the country. A wealth of hiking trails and cliffside views are only two of the things that you can enjoy; you can even add a dose of luxury to your stay by glamping Irelandduring your stay.
Prague may be the only part of the Czech Republic that you know about, with its fairytale turrets and famous bar scene, but only a few miles out, you can find Bohemian Paradise. Known in Czech as Cesky Raj, it is an area of unique natural beauty, which has miles of hiking trails that take you through ancient rock formations. You can even go mountain climbing here. Nearby are small villages that are perfect for grabbing traditional Czech food in, where you can rent bicycles to take you to the rocks and the local campsites.
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Since its recent tourism boom, people have been noticing the beauty of the Balkan countries, with spots like Lake Bled in Slovenia becoming a bucket list location for many campers. However, a true gem lies in Bosnia, where mountains spring up from all sides, and the railway journeys provide some of the best views in the area. Combine your trip to the bridge in Mostar with a camping one nearby in the early summer season, before the temperatures become too hot.