Camping in Europe
Traveling in Western Europe is usually expensive. It doesn’t matter if you live in a European country and want to explore neighboring countries, or if you come from the other side of the world and want to taste the wonders that Europe has to offer, your expenses can exceed all expectations!
Do not deny yourself the pleasure of tasting wine from Tuscany, visiting the Jungfrau mountain peak in Switzerland, indulging yourself in Saint Tropez or fooling around at Euro Disney. So how do you get the most out of your vacation without hurting your budget?
The biggest expense while on vacation is accommodation. You can significantly reduce costs by staying at holiday campsites scattered throughout Europe (known as tourist bases).
These holiday camps are often small villages with 2 and 3 bedroom cabins, fully equipped beds, bathrooms and kitchens. Some of them even have terraces so you can relax outside. The campsites offer a variety of parking and bases, depending on whether you come with a trailer, trailer or tent.
Near many campsites there are small markets and eateries, as well as kiosks and even restaurants. The services and activities offered vary depending on where the campsite is located, but as a rule, there are always swimming pools, tennis courts, playgrounds and football fields and games rooms at your disposal.
You will be amazed at how inexpensive it is. As a rough guide, here you will have to pay 50 euros per night, compared to a minimum of 150 euros per night for a quadruple room in a two or three star hotel. Such savings over a longer camping stay will give you the opportunity to spend money on what is really worth spending money in Europe.
Tourist camps in Europe
Listed below are six campsites you might want to visit.
1. Norcenni Girasole Club, Figline Valdarno (near Florence)
Get a taste of Tuscany at this amazing campsite. Not far from Florence, you can head into the city to explore the wonderful sights before heading back to camp to enjoy the four swimming pools, waterslides, gym and massages. You can admire the splendid views all around you while exploring the Tuscan hills on foot or by bike.
2. Marinadi Venezia, Punta Sabbioni (near Venice)
Staying in Venice is expensive, so consider living next door to Punta Sabbioni. This is a very large tourist camp, it has six swimming pools, water slides, restaurants, bars, a kids club, and most importantly, a stunning beach on the Adriatic Sea. From here you can catch the tram to Venice and enjoy this beautiful city.
3. Manor Farm, Interlaken (Switzerland)
This campsite is located on the amazing Lake Thun at the foot of the stunning Swiss Alps. Surrounded by beautiful scenery, you can walk, bike, hike or ski. You can also indulge in water sports and enjoy the swimming pool.
4. Le Belledonne, Bourg d’Oisans (French Alps)
If you want to see beautiful landscapes, then this is the place for you. Le Belledonne tourist camp is located right between glaciers, lakes and waterfalls. There is a bar and a restaurant, as well as a swimming pool and volleyball court.
5. La Baume, Frejus (French Riviera)
The French Riviera is not much better. Seven pools and close proximity to some of the hottest resorts on the Mediterranean make this camp a favorite. The campsite has a restaurant, a home cooking shop, bars, tennis courts, a children’s playground and a gym.
6. Domaine do Massereau, Sommieres
You might as well stay at this wine-producing campsite in the Languedoc region of France. Enjoy walking through the vineyards and the castle, then buy wines and relax among the large oak trees. With a swimming pool and a restaurant, the place is ideal for a relaxing holiday in the French countryside.