camping in eruope

Old Feb 10th, 2013, 03:01 PM
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camping in eruope

wat go around eruope on folding bike and du sum camping as well as hostels/ hotels on the cheap any idaies or suggestions were to go sites in and around places in eruope all contries well come to suggest thanks
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I have biked for years around many parts of Europe with a tent on my bike and it is not only the cheapest way to go and one of the best - seeing the lay of the land and in campings meeting the mainly Europeans who stay in campings (as they call campgrounds).

Even in big cities like Paris, London, Rome and Florence you will find camps on the edge of the cities, well connected to the city centers by public transit - Campings are well equipped with decent showers (far better than I find in many hotels!), bathrooms, a camp store for necessities and food and nearly always a cafe (bar) - restaurant that can be lively at night as folks from all over Europe gather there - and most have swimming pools - feel free to ask questions that I may be able to respond to.
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Old Feb 10th, 2013, 03:53 PM
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Thanks I will wat is the things u took with u a list wud be great to start with and also places to go as I will be a first timer
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U also got any ideas were to get info on sights please
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Camping sites etc
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Old Feb 10th, 2013, 03:59 PM
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Thanks u think u cud give me a list ov things to take with me as will be first time not. A clue. To take and wats needed
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U also got any ideas were to get info on sights please>

One free guide is the European Planning & Rail Guide that you can download free from Budget Europe Travel Service (BETS) which will give you beaucoups itinerary ideas in general and you may want to also use the train system to quickly relocated - you can put your bikes on trains in many countries - anyway for their free online guide- http://www.budgeteuropetravel.com/id2.html
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I'll give some thought and time to your questions in the next few days and perhaps others will too though Fodorites are NOT the camping crowd - but tend more to the luxury end of the hotel market IME.
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Candy this isn't an SMS service, you can use full words!
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Old Feb 10th, 2013, 04:34 PM
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Ok first time on here will do better next time
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Old Feb 10th, 2013, 04:39 PM
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Thanks palen q. That free guide looks ok to start with cheers
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Old Feb 10th, 2013, 04:49 PM
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Thanks and welcome. You will get good advice.
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I hope you speak a European language since your English won't work.

What the heck is a "wat?"
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Old Feb 10th, 2013, 05:23 PM
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would like help not remarks on my spelling thank you
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Well, since we can barely read what you write, it's hard to give advice.

If you are an expert on sub-spelling texting, get on google and figure out camping sites for europe, assuming you can spell the right words to do so. There are brilliant camping places all over the Continent, but you do need to spell to get to their sites.
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It's the folding bike part which is getting me. Most folding bikes won't take the weight of camping gear, and cycling with a full backpack, if you are intending to use trains and then cycle will not be easy or comfortable or safe either.
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would like help not remarks on my spelling thank you>

I understand your English and you angst about being treated rather poorly by some Fodorgarchs - nothing new there!

I suggest renting bikes once there - taking bikes on planes can be expensive - and with a train tie in you could rent bikes in several neat biking areas in different countries and then return the bike - many train stations even rent bikes and you can return them to other stations in some countries - for example

In Amsterdam rent a bike and putz around the Dutch countryside in this biker's paradise with separated bike paths going everywhere. Ditch the bike and take the train to Paris - and then go on to the Loire Valley and rent a bike there to explore that cyclist's paradise - then say go to Germany by train and rent a bike in some primo biking venue like the Mosel Valley (Cochem is a good base) - take a small tent you can carry in a backpack.

and you need only a book like Let's Go Europe to have listings for each city on camping sites - every city will have some - no need to do a Google search that would only leave you knowing little more than you started - Let's Go Europe is a great book for your type of travel - not only camps but budget hotels, hostels, etc.
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Old Feb 11th, 2013, 07:44 PM
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Thank you for your advice palen q
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candy7727 - do not let a few boorish rude Fodorgarchs keep you away - ask questions please and I and others will try to answer.

I'll be back to shed some more insights on planning a camping/cycling trip like I have done many many times and always loved - but it is not for everyone - there is a bit of travail in travel by bike - funky weather even in summer - for the best weather stick to southern countries but then it can be too hot in summer too! June or September are great times for biking-camping - the campings are not packed to the gills as they often are in popular areas.
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Thank you again palen q not staying away from here as your insight is very use full and very good advice I have ordered that book waiting for it to arrive. Will also come on here even when I am traveling for advice any more us full things you can give me much appreciated
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