Eurovision-inspired getaways with Pitchup.com
Maj 18 2015 Indsendt af Samantha Marsh
--Explore Europe and get back to nature with an outdoor getaway--
--Grainau, Ljubno ob Savinji, Cavallino, Tuscany, Benidorm--
If the Eurovision Song Contest’s 60th anniversary has inspired you to take a break to the continent this summer, look no further than outdoor accommodation specialist, Pitchup.com. The company has an inspiring selection of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets.
Camping Resort Zugspitze is a modern campsite located on the outskirts of Grainau, Germany. It offers a stylish alpine atmosphere where visitors can enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery in every season. Accommodation options range from luxury pitches to alpine camping pods and bungalows, while facilities on site include a sauna and fitness room, free wifi, a launderette with washing machines and a playground. What‘s more, there is a wine bar and the Schmölzer Wirt restaurant providing a number of culinary delights. Pitches start from £18.70 per night, while the pods start from £40 per night. The luxury bungalows start from £58 per night and feature extras such as a kitchen, living area, fire and TV.
Eco Camp NaturPlac is an eco-friendly park located near the River Savinja, not far from the amazing Logar Valley. Holidaymakers can enjoy various activities here including badminton and beach volleyball plus there is a small library on site. Guests have access to a kitchen cabin, a shared dining area and an outdoor firepit for evening gatherings. The staff also organise regular eco-workshops and can prepare local culinary specialities on request. Pitches here start from £14 per night or alternatively the Kocura Huts provide a solid framed structure to sleep under from £20 per night. All pitches are set in a pretty tree-lined corner of a field, bordered on two sides by the River Savinja, which is popular for paddling in the summertime.
Union Lido is situated in the green Cavallino strip, between the gorgeous Venice lagoon and the Adriatic Sea. The campsite offers modern facilities including two aqua parks with paddling pools, waterslides, and a large solarium, and a private beach and theme park. Moreover, guests can take advantage of the Marino Wellness Club with its steam bath, treatments and an indoor pool. Eight restaurants and 13 bars are available with a wide choice of cuisine and drinks making this site more of a resort-style setting. Even the family four-legged friends are actively welcomed at the on-site Dog Camp where there is a shop, activity area, pool, private beach and agility classes all for pampered pooches. Pitches start from £14 per night or book a four-person wild glamping tent where for seven nights visitors can relax in luxury with a kitchen tent, living tent and bedroom tents. All this starts from £856 for seven nights.
Campeggio Panorama del Chianti is located in the heart of the Tuscan hills, an area internationally renowned for its natural beauty, food and cities. Florence, Siena, Pisa, San Gimignano, Certaldo and Volterra are all within a short drive, making the campsite the perfect place to take in all kinds of Italian culture. On site, guests will find a swimming pool, a laundry room, a barbecue area and a bar service. The campsite is also close to an equestrian centre, a tennis court and a wellness centre. Pitches start from £18.70 per night.
Camping Villasol is located in Benidorm just one kilometre from the famous Levante beach. The site has excellent facilities including an aqua park with a large swimming pool, a paddling pool and an indoor pool, aquagym classes and multisports area. Guests can go for a cocktail at the chiringuito bar in the tropical garden. The campsite has its own restaurant with a terrace where visitors can try traditional paella and enjoy the fabulous views over the city. Pitches start from £11 per night.
For more information visit www.pitchup.com. All prices correct at time of writing.
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Founded in 2009 by former lastminute.com man, Dan Yates, multi-award winning Pitchup.com is a free guide to all types of outdoor accommodation in the UK, Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Croatia, Luxembourg, Austria, Poland and Switzerland. Pitchup.com, which currently lists over 5,800 sites, provides users with a simple platform in which they can search and book an outdoor holiday with total ease: the customer journey from landing on the homepage through to booking a holiday can be completed in as little as four pages. The site also goes beyond traditional searches by allowing users to search for accommodation based on more than 80 criteria, such as adults only and campfires allowed, and view nearby events, Good Pub Guide pubs and VisitBritain attractions. It’s also possible to check out water bathing water quality in the surrounding area with data provided by the European Environment Agency. Users can also search on the offers page to find the best deals available.
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