When people think about holidays to Europe, they often think along traditional lines such as weekend breaks or hotel stays in popular cities such as France and Italy. Of course, these destinations are genuinely impressive places to stay. Featuring some of the most famous cultural landmarks in the world, it’s not difficult to see why the locations are treasured in the way that they are by travellers.
However, cities such as Paris, Rome and Barcelona are not the be-all and end-all of what Europe has to offer tourists, and neither are hotel stays. Even more can be gained by holidaymakers who opt for camping holidays instead, as camping holidays provide a completely new way in which to experience Europe’s hidden treasures.
France is a popular country to visit for Britons and it isn’t difficult to see why. France is close by, can be reached in around an hour, but is different enough from the UK to be worth visiting. One interesting site that is easy to reach for people on camping holidays is Somme. Some is famous for the Battle of Somme during the First World War, but is an interesting city in its own right. The Mers-les-Bains area in the south of France is a great walking area, while history buffs who loved the Battle of Somme site will also get a kick out of visiting Picquigny – where the peace treaty which ended The Hundred Years War was signed.
Italy is another European country filled with undiscovered gems. One such treasure is Cliento, which is actually so special it’s a protected region full of national park and world heritage sites. The village is beautiful, filled with mountains and majestic wildlife, and is a beautiful area to while away some of the time on your camping holiday.
Just down the road from Cliento is Naples – a big city with a real Italian feel. Spend a day here and experience the hustle and bustle of Italian city centre shopping, with plenty of fashion outlets and great places to eat truly unlike anywhere else in the world!
Hidden away for another reason is Croatia. People considering camping holidays in Europe may not usually look to Croatia. However, over the last few years this Eastern European country has become a hit for holidaymakers from all over the world. One reason for this may very well by the Paklinski Islands, found just off the Croatian coast.
Why are these obscure islands perfect for camping holidays? Well, they’re a huge attraction for those who like to stay active when they head away, and as such showcase sporting features such as watersports, swimming diving and even yacht racing for the more exotic in your party!
A holiday to Europe is always memorable whatever you decide to do. However, it’s important to ensure you don’t overlook lesser-known regions of popular countries and miss out on some potentially exciting excursions. So take your time, do your homework, and slowly but surely you can piece together a memorable and unique European holiday.
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