Carry on glamping: Europe's poshest,
coolest camping experiences
The Guardian, Saturday 15 May 2010
Yurts, tipis, eco-pods, retro and gypsy caravans – there are now dozens of ways to enjoy the great outdoors without forgoing little luxuries like beds. Garri Rayner, editor of goglamping.net and holidaypad.net, selects some of the best.
Otro Mundo, Sierra del Segura Otro Mundo is set in the hills and pine forests of the Sierra del Segura region of south-east Spain.
Each of the three contemporary yurts has its own plot on a private, centuries-old terrace, with an ecological toilet and solar-heated shower.
The owners are keen to promote their sustainable lifestyle, offering visitors home-grown veg, the chance to pick their own fruit, and mineral water direct from the spring.
The Sierra del Segura is the largest protected area in Spain, and there are plenty of rivers for wild swimming, and 2,000km of mountain-biking paths and "green ways" – disused railway tracks that have been adapted for hikers and bikers.