Have you decided to go camping next summer? A good idea, but finding a suitable campsite can sometimes be quite a challenge. In fact, making the choice in which region and in which country you want to be is often quite a task.
With the help of this concise how-to we hope to make it easier for you to find a campsite in Europe so that you can enjoy a carefree camping holiday.
Step 1 – What kind of camping holiday are you looking for?
Whether you are camping for the first time or are an experienced camper looking for something new, your search will be a lot easier if you know what you want. To find out what kind of camping experience you are looking for, you will have to answer the following questions for yourself:
– What kind of camping do you like to be at?
– Which location do you think is best suited for a camping holiday?
– What facilities should absolutely not be missing?
By answering these three questions, you can already search quite focused. So ask yourself whether you are looking for a family campsite or a youth campsite. Do you prefer camping on the beach or in the mountains? Does a campsite also have to be equipped with luxury facilities or is only a toilet cubicle and a tap with water sufficient?
Step 2 – Ask friends and acquaintances about camping experiences
Before hitting the net for campgrounds, it’s a good idea to call up a few friends and acquaintances. Perhaps they love camping and can give you some tips about which campsites are a good choice and which campsites you should definitely avoid.
Step 3 – Take into account the number of stars
If nobody in your network comes up with useful tips, you will have to find a campsite in Europe yourself. But even if you have a laundry list of wishes and requirements, the question that you should pay attention to when looking for a campsite comes up irrevocably.
The usual factors, such as price and location, are of course always important. But we especially recommend that you look closely at the number of stars of a campsite. These indicate the quality and degree of luxury. In principle, a campsite does not have to be bad if it has few stars, but at a campsite with many stars you can at least count on it to have many facilities and to be clean. These are popular campsites and are a safe choice for this reason.
Step 5 – Check your choice
Once you have found a campsite, it is worthwhile to test it first. For example, view the photos on the website of the campsite and look for any reviews and blog posts on the internet. You can also call the campsite and ask a number of questions to experience how hospitable and professional the campsite is.
Once you arrive, it is advisable to first check the camping spots before finally going on a stag and booking a place. However, if you have booked online in advance, you do not have this advantage.
Finally, it is useful to always have a plan B in hand. If you don’t like a campsite, you can always move to the second campsite.