If you like adventure and getting off the beaten track, camping is for you! Wild camping is regulated in most countries, but it is often enough to observe a few basic rules to respect the environment and the inhabitants of the destinations in which you travel.
By sacrificing somewhat the basic comforts that you could find in a hotel or other permanent accommodation, you will discover breathtaking landscapes!
Camping through the fjords in Norway
Renowned for its landscapes of Norwegian fjords, mountains and lakes, the country is a very popular base for campers, since there are more than 1,000 campsites to accommodate tents, caravans and other motorhomes.
In Norway, visitors also benefit from a “right of access to nature”, which allows everyone to pitch their tent free of charge anywhere in the country. You will only have to respect a distance of at least 150 meters with the nearest dwelling.
Camping in the great outdoors in Canada
If you plan to go camping in Canada… Beware of bears! Apart from this “small” detail, check that wild camping is authorized where you want to settle: in general, wild camping is always authorized if it is not prohibited, but it is often in cities as well than in national and provincial parks.
To camp in a Canadian national park, you must pay an entrance fee and reserve a site. For example, you can admire Banff National Park, in the wild landscape of the Canadian Rockies. Classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is the oldest national park in the country.
Camping in the United States
Are you planning a road trip in the United States? Opt for the inexpensive solution of camping to visit the places. Especially since the Americans are the kings of camping and you can find them everywhere! It’s a great way to get closer to nature, especially in national parks – Joshua Tree in California, Denali Park in Alaska or the Everglades in Florida.
Discover Italy with your tent
Whether you want to visit Italy by the sea, in Genoa, Naples or San Marino, or discover the interior of the land, in the Dolomites or in Tuscany, camping is the ideal solution! You can also explore while camping in the region of the lakes, in Lombardy!
Camping in Thailand
While wild camping is illegal in Thailand, there are areas where camping is allowed, in parks or just at campsites. “Backpackers” who roam the country will thus find an inexpensive accommodation solution for exploring the national parks – Khao Sok, Khao Yai, Erawan or even Kaeng Krachan.
Camping in New Zealand
How about a night under the stars in New Zealand? The practice is popular there, and wild camping is even tolerated. If camps exist, for a few dollars, you can just as well kindly ask owners for a piece of their land, or decide to camp in national parks.
Within Te Urewera National Park, you can observe Lake Waikaremoana while to the south, you will discover the famous “Pancake Rocks” at Punakaiki, in Paparoa National Park.
France, paradise for campers
According to the federation of campers, caravanners and motorhome owners, France will have no less than 7,719 equipped campsites in 2021! The most welcoming departments for camping in France are Vendée, Charente-Maritime, Ardèche, Finistère then Morbihan. It is therefore not for nothing that one of the favorite holiday modes of the French is camping, which will allow you to discover wild landscapes as well as the coast or the French peaks.
Discover Japan while camping
If Japan prohibits wild camping, many spots are planned to pitch your tent in mythical places. For example, you can camp on the shores of Lake Saiko, at the foot of Mount Fuji, where there are also “luxury” campsites for practicing “glamping”.
Camp in Scotland
According to the Scottish Outdoor Access Code, the only rule for campers in Scotland is simply to leave nothing behind, as wild camping is permitted. If the weather is not always the most clement, you will nevertheless have the privilege of waking up at the edge of a loch… an unforgettable experience!
Camping in Costa Rica
Head for Central America, between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, with a destination little known for its campsites: Costa Rica. Although few accommodations for campers exist, it is possible to sleep under the stars in national parks, such as Corcovado. For this, you will have to camp near the guard posts and reserve your entrance fee a few days before.
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