ABOVE: Binibeca, Menorca, Spain.
Camping is a popular
activity in Europe, but it often takes place under more controlled
conditions than in North America. In some countries, it's illegal to park your
RV by the side of the road or pitch a tent in a forest, so make sure to check
local regulations before staking your claim to a patch of countryside. Or,
better yet, find an authorized campground in one of the directories and
databases listed below.
TIP: Obtain camping information and directories from national
tourist offices before you leave home, and consider buying a Camping Carnet
International card (CCI) through your automobile association or one of the
sources mentioned below in "Camping Questions & Answers: Europe."
Camping Carnet International
This site has information on the CCI in seven languages.
Camping in Europe
Danny Aendenboom's reviews
of RV campgrounds in Spain, France, and the Netherlands were written in 1999,
so you'll want to search Google for up-to-date information on the featured
Directories and databases - Europe
Alan Rogers' Guides
The publishers of Alan Rogers' Guides now offer free campsite listings
for Britain, France, and two dozen other countries on the Web. In many cases,
you can check availablity and book online.
Directories and databases - UK
Camping and Caravanning Club
Britain's "oldest and friendliest" camping club has a database of
campsites in the UK. Overseas visitors can purchase temporary memberships,
which offer discounts at club campsites.
The Caravan Club
Non-members are welcome to stay at this British organization's 200 club sites
throughout the UK.
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