The best glamping spots in Europe for a coronavirus-safe holiday

Glamping is set to be one of the biggest holiday trends of the 2020s.
Glamping is set to be one of the biggest holiday trends of the 2020s. Copyright Jonas Ducker
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COVID-19 has left us desperate to be in nature, but for people who don't want to give up luxury, there's glamping.


With Easter just around the corner, it's time to emerge from your winter hibernation and reconnect with nature.

Camping is one of the best ways to immerse yourself in the wilderness - but it isn't for everyone. 

If you're looking for the comfort of an all-inclusive resort while being able to still enjoy the great outdoors, glamping is the perfect compromise.

We’ve rounded up some of Europe’s best glamping spots for your next spring break.

Whitepod Eco-Luxury Hotel in Monthey, Switzerland

The unparalleled views are what makes this spot so incredible.RIECHSTEINER/RIECHSTEINER

The domed igloo pods of the Whitepod Hotel may seem more suited to Christmas time but Easter is when their surrounds really spring to life.

Far from the crowds and sheltered from April showers, each pod is completely independent and is spaced out in a large private domain.

They have wood-burning stoves, sundecks and, if you opt for a family pod, a mezzanine level complete with beds. For an even more luxurious touch you can opt to include a smart TV, a minibar, a Nespresso and in-room breakfast.

Don't miss the seasonal menus at onsite Les Cerniers, where wild foraged cuisine steals the show.

Novanta in Tuscany, Italy

Ditch the suites for a more rural experience.Novanta

It’s all about immersing yourself in the true authentic Tuscan experiences.

Skip the suite and studios for a luxury tree house at Novanta and become at one with nature. There's plenty to busy yourself here from foraging for truffles to enjoying a picnic by the river.

With wild boar wandering through the borgo at night and a herd of horses passing by your feet at the pool in the afternoon sunshine, this makes for a real off-the-grid holiday spot perched high up in the Casentino Hills of Tuscany.

Situated in an abandoned village, it’s the perfect holiday destination for people looking to escape to the gorgeous Italian countryside.

Cabañas en los árboles

Biscay, Spain

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Enjoy the lofty heights in one of these treehouses.Adam Crowley /

Bring out the child in you by staying at one of these tree-top cabins, known by the Basques as Zuhaitz-etxeak.

They are believed to be the highest in Europe and offer the ultimate treehouse experience with stunning mountainous views with the Parque Natural Urkiola Nature Reserve just a few miles away for a hike.

The Cabañas en los árboles wooden houses all come with a terrace, a relaxing seating area and free wifi to share those all-important Instagram-worthy pictures.

Or you may want to switch off from the outside world altogether for the duration of your stay and simply enjoy the beauty of this place.

Glamping houses J-Max

Lake Bled, Slovenia

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Enjoy the beach, or just take a dip in the cabin's personal hot tub.Glamping houses J-Max

The trendy glamping houses by Lake Bled feature garden views, free wifi and are just a mile from the Grajska beach.

But if you don’t want to venture that far, the adorable huts also come with hot tubs to relax in. This is definitely one for the romantics.


Luxury Tent in Sicily, Italy

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There's nowhere quite like Tuscany in the summer.Getty via Canva

Hidden away on an olive farm in the Syracuse province of Sicily, glampers get a taste of authentic Italian living with this glamping spot.

Just picture being surrounded by olive trees on the rolling hills with ample space to meander around during the day and ending it by sipping local wine by an infinity pool in the evening. Glamping doesn’t get much better than this.

The tent is spacious and furnished with all the luxuries needed by a glamper.

Again, you can do as little or as much you want depending on your mood. Whether you want to dive into the Mediterranean or another bottle of wine, is entirely up to you.

Secret Cabin in Natural Park of Arrábida, Portugal

The perfect spot to lounge around.AirBnB

A cabin tucked away in the trees may be material for an enchanting fairytale but in the Natural Park of Arrábida, you can really make it happen.


Retreat guests have the best of both worlds here with the ability to explore the vibrant countryside of Portugal and nearby Lisbon – one of the most fascinating cities in Europe.

The eco-friendly inspired cabin comes with a double bed, a sofa bed as well as an en-suite bathroom with a private shower and a dry toilet. There’s also a small kitchen with a stove, a sink, and handy kitchen utensils and plates.

After rustling up some food, glampers can head out onto the decking area to relax or lounge around in a hammock between the trees.

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