Mountainside holidays for families and couples

Mountainside holidays

You don’t need to scale Europe’s mightiest peaks to enjoy their magnificence. Choose a mountainside holiday with us and those supersize views come for free. 

No Sherpa required. Europe’s soaring peaks add a suitably thrilling backdrop to mountainside getaways from the Pyrenees to the Alps, with lots of lesser-known uplands, hilltop villages and cliff-top castles to conquer in between.

Find your place at the foot of the mountain

Discover the verdant valleys of Austria’s Styria region, the sublime cypress-clad contours of Tuscany or the craggy hills of Jura. Here, in France’s big country, its ancient rocks gave their name to the Jurassic period. But don’t worry, the local wildlife is a lot less dramatic.

Fresh air, freedom and views that last forever...  Take a look at all our mountainside parcs ›

Mountains and lakes...they go together so well you’d think it was planned, not just some random tectonic plate activity. Lofty peaks rising above crystal clear glacial lakes, their contours reflected perfectly in the still waters. Is there a better backdrop to magical family holidays? 

From the shimmering Italian Lakes to the big country of France’s Jura region you can climb every mountain, ford every stream...or just sit back and take in the view.

Lakes and Peaks Possibilities:

Spending the day ...

kayaking on gorgeous Lake Thun, Switzerland, near Manor Farm campsite.

Treating the family ...

to a lake cruise with mountain views along Lake Annecy in the French Alps, near La Ravoire parc.

Hiking the hills ...

of Jura, followed by a cooling dip in one of its mountain lakes, from Le Val De Bonnal, Jura.

Europe’s mightiest mountain range offers every size of mountain adventure. Visit idyllic mountain villages straight out of the Sound of Music, in Austria. Or count the waterfalls while taking a cable car ride from valley to mountaintop at Switzerland’s Lauterbrunnen.

Alpine Adventures Possibilities:

Counting the waterfalls ...

That cascade around lovely Jungfrau campsite, Switzerland.

Taking to two wheels ...

on a cycle ride along the foothills of the mountains that rise from the shores of Lake Annecy, at La Ravoire parc, French Alps.

Finding your own way ...

through Austria’s Alpine foothills. By horse, hike or perhaps swim!
From Sportcamp Woferlgut, Austria

If you don’t mind the contours, we’ve a selection of parcs nestled into hillsides, offering terrific views of the surrounding countryside. From the lush Italian valleys of Tuscany to the surprisingly dramatic interior of the Costa Dorada, with wonderful views back to the coast.

Valleys and Vistas Possibilities:

Easy family escapes ...

into the hills of the Katschatal Valley in Austria from Bella Austria.

mountains, frence alps

Challenge yourself ...

to tackle the mighty peaks from Le Belledonne, in the French Alps.

Horse-riding ...

adventures in the Tuscan hills from Norcenni Girasole, Tuscany.

For those who really like to experience the majesty of the mountains, we’ve a selection of parcs that promise to put your stamina to the test, from the razor-like ridges of the French Alps at Annecy, to the massed ranks of mountains that make the Pyrenees such an outdoor-lovers’ Mecca.

Climbs and Contours Possibilities:

Day-long trails ...

in the spell-binding Pyrenees, whose peaks are tantalisingly close to our Luz-St-Sauveur Airotel Pyrénées Campsite.

walking and climbing holidays in the austria tirol near Innsbruck

Tyrolean passes ...

venture into the heart of the Austrian Alps from Natterer See campsite for some serious climbing, or low level walking, and stunning views all round.

Bring your boots ...

to the magnificently dramatic country of Auvergne. There are climbing routes aplenty from Le Ranc Davaine.

Great mountainside regions

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