Did you watch the campmates on ‘I’m a Celebrity…’ munch their way through some rather undesirable delicacies last night? Once the waves of nausea had passed and our stomachs had returned to their rightful place, it got us thinking about food that you encounter on holiday that you’d prefer didn’t touch your tastebuds. Here’s our…Details
Great food, iconic sights, gorgeous weather – Italy is ideal for a camping holiday. Browse our blog posts about camping in Italy.
You may have heard that our local bridge, the Forth Road Bridge, is a bit poorly. There’s lots of chatter as people try to get from a to b with the closure of a major route so it got us thinking about the other beautiful bridges across Europe. As well as providing you with a…Details
When Christmas markets start popping up in city centres and the aromas of mulled wine, hot apple cider and steaming hot chocolate start to fill the air, you know that Christmas must be on the way. Being able to spend time with friends and family, creating new traditions and making memories, are what makes the festive period so special. While it’s easy to get bogged down with the stresses of this time of year with busy shops, heaving supermarkets and some very merry people, it’s also a time to look back, be thankful and have some fun.Details
I can’t imagine that anyone could ever tire of Verona or stop staring in awe at the beautiful architecture that covers every inch of the city. While it’s famous for being the setting for Romeo and Juliet, there’s a whole lot else to fall in love with here. For a start, the buildings are gorgeous.…Details
Flying to Verona Flying over the snow-capped Swiss Alps, before catching a glimpse of Lake Garda as we came into land at Verona airport was one of the most incredible sights I’ve ever seen. The massive lake stretched out beneath us and the view was so clear you could see the walls of Peschiera-del-Garda and…Details
Oliver & Ella, our Kids Ambassadors, went on holiday to Camping Marina di Venezia this summer. We just love this review of their holiday. Sounds like they had great fun! We have just arrived back from our BEST HOLIDAY EVER! And we really, really did not want to come home! We stayed at Camping Marina di…Details
Enjoying a holiday in late summer or early autumn can be great if you want to avoid the hustle and bustle of a summer escape. Choosing to holiday later in the year can sometimes make for a more relaxing experience as you can enjoy quieter campsites, quieter towns and quieter roads.
Of course, when its approaching autumn and you’re planning a break to Europe, the weather can be a key factor in deciding where to go. Although, in the UK, we’re of the opinion that you could pop a pin anywhere in the campsite map and can almost rest assured that the weather will be better there. Perfect excuse for a holiday!Details
I spent a week exploring Lake Garda, sampling the best it has to offer in outdoor activities.
And my trip with Canvas Holidays didn’t disappoint.
Here are my top five adventures you cannot miss.
- Climbing Monte Baldo
This imposing ridge of mountains on the eastern shoreline provides the most dramatic of backdrops to the glistening blue of Lake Garda. Craggy peaks topping 2,000-metres rise above lushly forested slopes, creating a wild and rugged landscape that feels a million miles from the crowded tourist hotspots. Take a ferry to Malcesine, ride the cable car to 1,760 metres and get exploring. Short walks with stunning views satisfy most – but for a real adventure wear your hiking boots and trek to the 2,218-metre summit of Cima Valdritta.Details
I love the excitement and adrenaline rush you get from adventure sports.
But, perhaps more, it is the solitude and quiet that attracts me to spend time in the great outdoors.
A walk to a tiny 17th century church and hermit’s dwelling therefore provided a perfect contrast to the high-octane activities I’d be enjoying in Lake Garda.Details
“Is this fun?”, asked my brother Adam, as we cycled around another winding bend high into the mountains above Lake Garda.
The gruelling ascent had left us sweaty, fatigued and saddle sore – and unsure of our sanity in voluntarily signing up for this painful outdoor adventure.
But we were not alone in our two-wheeled mission to explore the wilder side of Italy’s biggest lake.
The northern section of Lake Garda is somewhat of a Mecca for mountain bikers.
With hundreds of miles of world class trails heading into the craggy peaks that surround the water, the local tourist board claims it is the “best bike resort in Europe”.Details