Getting away from it all for a week or so can be an exciting prospect – especially when you’re young and looking for an adventure! Whether you fancy lazing around on an idyllic island or you’re looking to get back to nature with an outdoor escape, here are five brilliant holiday ideas for young couples.
1. Exploring ancient ruins in Rome
History buff or not, there’s something undeniably spectacular about Rome’s ancient ruins. Spend your days marvelling at the Colosseum, tossing coins in the romantic Trevi Fountain and exploring the Roman Forum. Rome is also home to a great nightlife scene, from rooftop cocktail bars to cool clubs and live music venues in the trendy Trastevere neighbourhood.
Where to stay: You’ll find myriad Canvas Holidays sites near the Eternal City, including Camping Real Village Roma that’s a quiet haven with a Wellness Centre just a 30 minute drive from Rome’s centre.
2. Beach hopping in Portugal
Portugal has to be one of the top destinations when it comes to holidays for young couples. That’s partly due to its diverse coastline which includes the long golden stretches of the Algarve, party beaches around Lisbon and wild coves popular with surfers on the west coast. What’s more, Portugal is one of the cheapest places to visit in Europe, making it perfect for those vacationing on a shoestring budget.
3. A secluded island retreat
From tranquil coves to quaint fishing villages, there’s much to look forward to on a Mediterranean island getaway. Jet off to Sardinia, Italy’s second largest island, that’s home to some of the country’s most beautiful beaches and a laidback pace of life. For crystal-clear waters, stunning mountain scenery and a truly unique culture, you can’t beat the French island of Corsica.
4. An outdoor adventure in the mountains
If you were hoping for an action-packed holiday for young couples, you’re in luck as there’s plenty of options in Europe. Enjoy water sports and mountaineering at Interlaken in Switzerland or head to Germany’s Black Forest region for a week of hiking and swimming in amazing waterfalls. You could even book a cycling holiday in France that takes you along the same routes as the Tour de France!
Where to stay: You’ll find dozens of campsites in France, from beautiful Brittany to the lush fields of Provence.
5. Mediterranean music festivals
Sun, sea and great music? That’s what’s on offer if you nab tickets to one of the incredible music festivals that take place annually across Europe. Book a trip to Barcelona in late May to admire its Gaudi masterpieces and listen to your favourite artists perform at Primavera Sound. Alternatively, escape to Pag Island on Croatia’s Dalmatia coast to party right on the sand at Hideout Festival in July.