Europe

For a lot of Europe we found the following network of campsites very helpful: http://www.magiceurope.net/english/

France

Val-de-Vesle (near Reims): Camping Municipal, 8 Rue du Routoir, 51360 http://www.eurocampings.co.uk/en/europe/france/champagne-ardenne/marne/campsite-municipal-val-de-vesle-104091/

Nice small campsite with clean wash rooms and fresh bread delivered every morning. Not many other facilities but there’s a small store about 3km away.

Pelussin (near Lyon): Bel’Epoque du Pilat, La Vialle Route de Malleval www.camping-belepoque.fr

Located in what seems like the middle of nowhere in a pretty national park. Good, clean facilities, fresh bread delivered, cafe, wifi etc. No shop but good supermarket nearby.

Castellane: Domaine Chasteuil-Provence, Route des Gorges du Verdon, 04120 http://www.chasteuil-provence.com/campsite-provence-verdon/accueil-international.htm

Very pretty location next to a river and amongst the maritime alps. Decent facilities with a shop, restaurant etc. A few km out of town.

Italy

Arenzano (near Genova): Caravan Park La Vesima www.caravanparklavesima.it

Odd place that felt more like a trailer park. Facilities were fine but wouldn’t rush back.

Val Veny (near Courmayeur): Camping Monte Bianco “La Sorgente” www.campinglasorgente.net

Stunning location, decent facilities, shop etc , very friendly staff and good bus links to Courmayeur. Wifi didn’t work but would definitely recommend it.

Avigliana (near Turin): Avigliana Lacs, Via Giaveno 23, 10051 www.camping-aviglianalacs.it

Small campsite that served its purpose. Friendly staff and facilities were fine, but a bit far out of town and no shop/bus etc.

Alba: Alba Village, corso Piave 219, 12051 www.albavillage-hotel.it

Nice little campsite with great washrooms and close to town. No shop, but has a nice cafe right next door.

Salsomaggiore Terme (near Parma): Arizona, via Tabiano 42, 43039 www.camping-arizona.it

Big campsite with good facilities including four pools! About 30km outside Parma, but good place to chill for a couple of days.

Pisa: Torre Pendente, Via delle Cascine 86, 56122 www.campingtorrependente.it

Good location only 1km from the leaning tower etc and close to the train station. Also has good washrooms, shop, nice looking pool etc.

Florence: Camping Michelangelo, Viale Michelangelo 80, 50125 www.camping.it/english/toscana/michelangelo/

Great location near the Piazza Michelangelo, with great views and a short walk to the Ponte Vechio. Facilities decent, but noisy at night as close to a nightclub.

Siena: Colleverde, Strada Scacciapensieri 47, 53100 www.sienacamping.com

Nice campsite, with decent facilities, pool etc. Short bus ride into Siena, so handy for visiting the town.

Sorrento: Nube d’Argento, Via Capo 21, 80067 www.nubedargento.com

Narrow terraces, so tricky for campervans, but decent site. Bathrooms basic, but nice pool and short but steep walk to the beach.

Rome: Tiber, Via Tiberina, 00188 www.campingtiber.com

Great campsite outside Rome. Regular bus or 15 min walk to the train station making it easy to get into Rome. Good facilities and lovely pool.

Civitavecchia: Camping Traiano, Strada S.Agostino Loc. La Frasca 00053 http://www.campingtraiano.it/eng/position.htm

Seems more like a trailerpark with very basic bathrooms. Convenient for the ferry but wouldn’t rush back. Seemed like there was good entertainment for kids in the evenings though.

Sant’ Antioco, Sardinia: Camping Tonnara, Loc. Calasapone, 09017 www.camping-tonnara.it

Nice site in a good location on the beach but with not much else around. Facilities pretty good, but more basic than other similar campsites. Great pool.

Capo d’Orso, Sardinia: Loc. Le Saline, 07020 www.capodorso.it

Lovely campsite in a great location. Good restaurant and other facilities. No pool but the beach makes up for it.

Mugello (near Florence): Via Massorondinaio 39, 50037 www.florencecamping.com/en/Mugello_Home.asp

Good for a quick stopover. Facilities weren’t bad but didn’t stay long enough to comment further.

Venice:  Fusina, via Moranzani 93, 30176 www.campingfusina.com

Good campsite which is very convenient for Venice (by regular ferry). Good facilities although a bit noisy at night.

Dolomites: Leifers (near Bolzano): Steiner , Kennedystr. 32, 39055 Leifers www.campingsteiner.com

Good site in a nice location. Decent clean facilities.

Rifugio Cinque Torre: Localita’ Cinque Torri 32043 Cortina d’Ampezzo

Fantastic location in the Dolomites, with great walking opportunities. The rifugio was full but they allowed us to camp in their grounds on the unspoken understanding we would eat in their restaurant.

Austria

Umhausen: Otztal Arena, Muhlweg 32, 6441 www.oetztal-camping.at

Lovely small site with really good washrooms. A good location for the local area with good bus links. Very helpful staff.

Vienna: Camping Wein West, http://www.wiencamping.at/ww/en/index.asp

Decent site with good facilities. Good links into the city. Sited along a busy road which is a little noisy, but not too bad. Good local information available at the site.

Germany, Munich: Camping Thalkirchen, Zentralländstrasse 49, 81379 München http://www.muenchen.de/rathaus/home_en/Department-of-Communal-Services/campingplatz_en

Huge site with reasonable facilities. We were there during Oktoberfest so it was loud and busy. The staff were very helpful and it has great transport links into the city.

Czech Republic, Prague: Triocamp, Ústecká ulice, 184 00 Praha 8 – Dolní Chabry http://www.triocamp.com/index2_en.html

Nice quiet site with decent facilities. Pretty easy to get into the city and the owner was very helpful.

Hungary, Budapest: Arena Camping, 1106 Budapest, Pilisi u. 7. www.budapestcamping.hu/

Small campsite with basic facilities. Good transport links into the city. Very helpful staff.

Croatia, Split: Camping Stobrec, Sv. Lovre 6, 21311 Stobreč, Split www.campingsplit.com/

Great campsite right on the beach. Good clean facilities and easy transport links into the city.

Montenegro

Tivat: Hotel Pine, Obala bb, Tivat 85 320

We had to stay here as the campsites signposted were non-existant and we didn’t want to risk wild camping purely as we were meeting a friend in the evening and would have to leave everything unattended. It was fine as a stopover.

Utjeha: Autocamp Oliva, Utjeha, Montenegro Details on: http://www.cipa-booking.me/en/item/camp-oliva-utjeha,-bar/216 and http://en.camping.info/montenegro/montenegro/camping-oliva-24215/location

Small basic site, but clean facilities and right near the beach. There’s a couple of restaurants nearby but not much ele.

Greece

Kalambaka: Hotel Famissi Eden, 198 – 200 Athinon Ave , 121 36 Athens

Can’t find a website but can be booked/found via the usual hotel booking websites.

We stayed here as all the campsites were shut and we’d arrived at night. Decent place for the price and the staff were friendly and helpful. We’d stopped in the town by random – beautiful location!

Athens:

Camping Athens, 198 – 200 Athinon Ave , 121 36 Athens www.campingathens.com.gr/en/index.asp

Basic site but with clean facilities. Staff a little strict but good links into the city.

Best Western Amazon, 19 Mitropoleos & Pentelis Str, Athens, 10557 http://book.bestwestern.com/bestwestern/GR/Athens-hotels/BEST-WESTERN-Amazon-Hotel/Hotel-Overview.do?propertyCode=77702

We stayed here after our Landy had gone for shipping to Egypt. Great location, small but modern clean room. Perfect for what we needed.

Turkey, Istanbul: Romance Hotel, Hüdavendigar Caddesi Hocapaşa, Sirkeci, Istanbul http://www.romancehotel.com/en/homepage

Great location in the heart of the old town and close to the Spice Market. Bit expensive for our budget but was worth it for the convenience, especially as we didn’t have our Landy. Be aware that they tried to get out of the 10 per cent discount for paying cash as we didn’t tell them on arrival this was what we intended to do.

 

 

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