Top five European holidays with Pitchup.com
Jun 8 2015 Indsendt af Samantha Marsh
--Get back to nature with an outdoor getaway--
--Mali Lošinj, La Bernerie en Retz, Almería, Fano, Lagos--
The summer is almost here and this means only one thing: it’s holiday time! Pitchup.com has rounded up the top five European holiday destinations for a perfect outdoor stay.
Croatia: Camping Village Poljana is the ideal place to escape and spend a completely relaxing and stress-free holiday away from the UK. It is located on the island of Lošinj in unspoilt natural surroundings on the Adriatic coast. Guests can explore the beauty of the archipelago and admire wonderful views of the island by hiking, mountain biking or taking a sailing trip. The campsite offers a full range of facilities including restaurant, café-bar, children’s playground, entertainment and different sports. Pitches start from just £13.31 per night for two people.
France: Camping Les Ecureuils is located in La Bernerie en Retz in south Brittany right on the Atlantic coast. The site is only 350 metres away from the beach and 400 metres from the village. Visitors can enjoy the vast range of facilities on site including a heated pool area with water games, Jacuzzi, paddling pool, waterslide and sun deck. The entertainment team organises fun activities to keep the children occupied, while for grown ups there’s Zumba, power yoga, aquagym and bootcamp. Evening entertainment consists of live concerts, bingo, and themed disco and karaoke nights. Pitches here start from £11.51 per night for two people.
Spain: Camping La Garrofa is on a sheltered corner of pure paradise, on the beach of La Garrofa and just four kilometres from Almería. The campsite offers spacious pitches supplied with optional electric hook-up. On site, visitors will find a cosy bar and restaurant with daily menus and delicious tapas. The city of Almería on the southeast of the Iberian Peninsula is worth visiting as it is known as the ‘sunniest Spanish city’ with 3,000 hours of sunshine a year. Other nearby attractions are the Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park, Tabernas desert, and the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Pitchup.com offers pitches here from just £13.67 per night for two people.
Italy: Campeggio Mare Blu is located in a pretty setting only a few steps from a white sandy beach. The campsite offers a large range of facilities including a playground, ping pong tables, pétanque court and free wifi. There is also a swimming pool surrounded by a large solarium. During high season, the team organises regular activities and events including aquagym and cinema nights. Visitors can truly enjoy a taste of Italy as delicious meals are served daily at the pizzeria-restaurant. Pitchup.com offers accommodation here for just £19.42 per night for two people.
Portugal: Camping Valverde is located close to a peaceful nature reserve, about three kilometres from Praia da Luz and seven kilometres from Lagos. The site has large marked out pitches, most of them under the shade of trees. There is a swimming pool for adults and children, a multisport field, tennis courts, free wifi in common areas and a playground. The campsite also has six shower blocks, a mini market, a self-service and takeaway restaurant, a snack bar and convenience store. Pitches here start from £18.27 per night for two people.
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