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Camping in Europe?
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Anyone planning on doing this? Hesitations? Concerns? This forum is almost dead – just trying a bit of cyber CPR.

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What the hell happened? I replied to this about an hour ago, and now my reply is nowhere to be seen ???

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Must be an evil plan to keep this forum dead – here I was thinking it was nearly dead because almost none of the regulars here are the outdoorsy type, and all along it was the forces of evil

Anyway, the question I posted before:
I realise it’s not strictly in Europe, but has anyone done any camping on or near the shore of lake Baikal (or elsewhere in Siberia)? Are there campsites, or is it common to camp wild there? Could I get in trouble with the police for doing the latter?

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I didn’t do it myself as I still didn’t manage to get there but I know many people that camped wild and had no problems at all – you’ll have more problems trying to find an official campsite there Smile

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Thanks, Andrew.

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No, the camping option is not gone just yet. I am planning a trip this July and August 2004 with my girl. Hoping to do quite a bit of camping in particular in between the bigger cities. Having a bit of difficulty planning this as we are travelling by train (no VW combi just yet) and are looking for campsites centrally located or within a bus journey away. Does anybody know of good campsites at or near any of the following cities/locations

1. Brussels.
2. The Holge Veluwe National Park In the Netherlands.
3. Maastricht
4. Florence.
5. Nice.
6. Tours or Blois.
7. Luxembourg.

Also do you have any recommendations of campsites that are so good that the area is worth a visit just for the campsite alone. Be it a very beautiful natural area or some really great or unusual location.

Finally to answer Kahunna’s original questions Yes I’m planning on doing this and yes i have hesitations and concerns so any help would be greatly appreciated. Slan.

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Stephen I’ve not camped in any of those locations, but here’s a good website for finding more info on camping in Europe or campsite listings: http://www.karmabum….

quote:Also do you have any recommendations of campsites that are so good that the area is worth a visit just for the campsite alone. Be it a very beautiful natural area or some really great or unusual location.

I have a similar question, but more specific: any places in Silesia (SW Poland) that are worth going to for a good campsite or its location alone?

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Camping Michelangelo in Florence is located on Michelangelo square – probably, most centrally located camping in the world.

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Camping? -Yeah please.

I’ll be camping without a tent. Thanks for the Michelangelo Sq. tip. The only place I know would be a nice night under the stars is the high areas around Bolzano. The sky is clear at night and gorgeous. It’s quite a salient area for hiking and such. I know of no camp grounds in particular and havn’t checked, but when I hiked in and around this small mountain town called Tiers/Tires last year my folks and I stayed in a bed/breakfast and there was some nice open areas that would be prime. The sky was gorgeous at night. No light pollution, so except for the moon it was pitch black. I’ll be going there in less than a month just to hike and sleep under the stars.

Happy trails.

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Out of curiosity, has anyone camped in Finland/Lappland or on any of the Fjiords?

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I’m planning to hike/camp in the Czech Republic at the end of June/early July. You can join if you like…

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sypht – I’ve camped and trekked on the Swedish side of Lapland, if I can help. There are smaller cabins and bigger mountain stations and lots and lots and lots and lots of land to pitch your tent. and mosquitos. and reindeers Smile

/emma

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the only website i can refer to anyone who is thinking about camping in europe is www.interhike.com….

all of the campsites all in one spot with prices amenities and what not…. and all over europe and some other places….. its the website i used when i went to europe…. plus i lived in germany so i can vouche for some of them…..my family was a travelling one, so take a look at this site, it will only help ya out some….

Danni

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What about camping "seasons"? For Italy, what months would be ideal for camping? Are we talking April to October (like Canada), or longer than that?