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Camping in winter

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Glittering white landscapes, the kids are happy about the first snowflakes but you just want warmth and sun? Then get your campervan from and go on a tour to where even in winter the temperatures are still beyond freezing. We have collected some destinations where camping in winter is also possible without frostbites.

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camping in winter

Camping in Winter

Hello sun! Off to the south with the camper!

The best thing about camping in winter is that you escape the cold at home and the beaches at your holiday destination are almost empty. Whereas you can hardly find a place for your towel in the high season, it’s no problem at all in winter!

These destinations guarantee fun for campers in winter:

Canary Islands

Of course it takes a little longer with the camping bus than with the plane but that is the attraction of a camping tour. Great winter destinations are, for example, the Canary Islands Tenerife and Gran Canaria. Your camping bus will take you to the south of Spain. From here, two different ferry connections go once a week to both Canary Islands. But the crossing takes some time: Between 38 and 48 hours. However, the trip is worth it: The water temperatures rarely drop even in winter below 20 degrees and the daytime temperatures are between 20 and 22 degrees. Both on Tenerife and Gran Canaria are large campsite from where you can explore the whole island.

Cote d'Azur

If you don't want to travel that far, we have a closer destination for you: The Cote d'Azur. Meanwhile, the French south coast is also a popular destination for winter campers. In the south of France you will find many campsites located directly on the beach. Of course, at this time of the year you won't get a sunburn anymore in the south of France since the temperatures are around 15 degrees during the day. Also the water temperature is approximately in this range.

Malta and Sicily

Malta and Sicily, for example, offer warm temperatures in winter, too. From southern Italy you can take a ferry to Messina in Sicily. The trip takes about an hour. From there you can either explore the Italian island or continue your journey via Catania and another ferry connection to Malta. From Sicily, a ferry goes 8 times a week to the small island state. The temperatures are still between 14 and 18 degrees. Sicily has about 70 campsites and also Malta has a handful. One of them is located in the picturesque bay of Ghajn Tuffieha and is run by the Scout Association of Malta - if that doesn't sound like adventure!

Wild camping is allowed in Malta and also on Gozo. However, you will need special permission from the local council which is responsible for the use of open spaces. This is particularly important on the island of Gozo, where no official campsites exist. Nevertheless, the camping possibilities are unparalleled. So, what are you waiting for? Get your permit and enjoy your winter in the sun with Mediterranean flair!

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