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Is wild camping allowed in Norway?

Norway has a very extensive right-to-roam called allemannsrett. From the website of the Norwegian Environment Agency: In open country in the lowlands, you can pitch a tent and camp overnight for up ...
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Can I do a multi day cycle tour in Germany now (during Corona time), on my own, camping in public places?

TL;DR: You can, possibly, in some places, but it may not be a great idea. Whether it is legal depends on the Bundesland (state) — to put it simply, the federal government has no authority in these ...
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Does the Black Forest (Germany) have French style refuges (free, no-reservation)?

What's called a refuge in French is a Hütte in German. In both cases, it can be staffed (gardé, bewirtschaftet) and possibly offer some basic catering or be unstaffed (refuge non gardé, ...
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Am I allowed to strap a tent to my airport checked luggage?

It depends. Assuming that you don't exceed any size limits, airlines are still often cautious when it comes to any kind of straps, even loose straps on a plain rucksack, or any other dangling parts ...
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Is camping still permitted in Zzyzx?

Well here is the straight scoop from the guy who has lived here and run the place for 31 years. National Park Service regulations state that there is no road-side camping along Zzyzx Road, nor at our ...
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Am I allowed to strap a tent to my airport checked luggage?

No airline requires you to check "a bag". As long as you are within the size, weight, and content restrictions, you can check pretty much check anything you want. What you (and them) want to avoid are ...
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Can I do a multi day cycle tour in Germany now (during Corona time), on my own, camping in public places?

Summary: longer bike tours come with a lot of contacts. Almost all these can be avoided by doing short tours since you can take all your supplies with you for a day or two. This still leaves you 50 -...
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Is wild camping allowed in Norway?

You can camp on "out-land", which is anything not maintained/cultivated like lawns, fields, etc. I don't think ownership is an issue (no land is not owned). In "low-land" (<200m above sea level?) ...
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Is it legal to camp outside in France and Spain?

As a french hiker often going camping, here is what I know. In France, camping is regulated by the law named « Camping, aménagement des parcs résidentiels de loisirs, implantation des habitations ...
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Does the Black Forest (Germany) have French style refuges (free, no-reservation)?

Probably not This is a rather vague half-answer, but it's more than a comment. Through the commercial tourism association http://www.schwarzwald-tourismus.info/ I found the different organisations ...
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Where can I camp for free in, or near, Byron Bay, Australia?

Camping in streets, parks and reserves in Byron Shire is prohibited. We ask that our visitors stay in approved holiday park, camping ground or other visitor accommodation. There are 15 legal camp ...
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Bicycle travel through Italy: Recuperating a night by the road

Ok. I'm taking no liability for what follows, ok? In Italy free camping is permitted, maybe. Italian law define camping as the building of a fixed tent structure for no more than 48 hours, and ...
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Do I need to book in advance in French camping parks?

You do not need to reserve in advance unless you really want a specific camping. Not everyone reserves a spot, as that often costs money. Not reserving is a risk, but a small one. I often go to ...
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Can I do a multi day cycle tour in Germany now (during Corona time), on my own, camping in public places?

In short: No. Although of course, for "can" in its literal meaning, it's "yes". First, hotels and the like are presently not allowed to accept you, as are camping sites, so you would necessarily ...
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A detailed map of the landmine situation in Bosnia

The wikipedia article on Land mines in Bosnia and Herzegovina has a rough map that shows where the majority of mines are: This really only shows that you will potentially encounter mines all over the ...
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Is wild camping legal in Romania?

Wild camping is not allowed in Romania, there is a law (Legea 54/2012 privind desfasurarea activitatilor de picnic) which does not allow it. But... yes, it is still tolerated. A special attention at ...
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Is it dangerous to camp in western Ukraine?

Western Ukraine is generally very safe. The region of Carpathian mountains is very touristy and attracts thousands of campers/hikers from all over the Central and Eastern Europe every year. Please be ...
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What campsites exist between Gaborone and Windhoek?

Recently came back from the trip. Ganzi is an option for better accommodation (more options), and we did stayed there on the way back from Maun. Unfortunately, it was too far from Gaborone for us (670 ...
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Do I need to book in advance in French camping parks?

Some parks will be full, there are many people in other European countries who book months in advance, to a year in advance, to be sure to be on the one park they prefer. Those parks will likely ...
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Help Understanding RV Towing Weights

The manual is rather less than helpful here. There are five weight limits you need to keep track of when judging if you can safely tow something, and the manual only lists one of them. Gross ...
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What campsites exist between Gaborone and Windhoek?

There are a couple of campsites near Ghanzi which is about halfway between Gaborone and Windhoek. Thakadu Bushcamp Dqae Qare El Fari Bushcamp Grassland Bushman Lodge Tautona Lodge I can recommend ...
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What sort of cooking gas do they sell on the Scottish west highland way?

For small gas cylinders for camping stoves, the main question is the fitting on the top. They all contain a similar sort of fuel, usually a mixture of butane and propane. Some may have different ...
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Are you allowed to set up a tent/van at Australian "Rest Stops"?

Resting Tired Travellers vs Free Campers Roadside rest areas are intended for tired travellers and not for campers. Indeed most of them are signposted with "no camping" signs, as are most ...
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Can I do a multi day cycle tour in Germany now (during Corona time), on my own, camping in public places?

You cannot even camp in public places to begin with, period — virus or not. Case closed. See https://outdoors.stackexchange.com/questions/10809/why-is-it-prohibited-to-sleep-in-a-tent and Is ...
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What are the wild camping regulations in Iceland?

I was in Iceland 3 weeks ago, July 2017. Wild camping was a priority for me and my two sons. It's essentially impossible to wild camp. Reasons: It is aggressively discouraged by icelanders, ...
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Camping in French National Parks

See articles R111-32 to R111-35 of the "Code de l'Urbanisme" created by Décret n° 2015-1783 du 28 décembre 2015 relatif à la partie réglementaire du livre Ier du code de l'urbanisme et à la ...
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On which Canary island is it possible to sleep on the beach?

Technically, sleeping in the beach is forbidden in the whole country. However, there are some exceptions detailed in 7 playas donde puedes acampar that is, 7 beaches where you can camp. In there it ...
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Where can I sleep overnight in an RV nearest to SFO?

You may want to revisit your Walmart plan And get out into the country more. The US is not uniformly covered with Walmarts suitable for overnight RVing. Your use is tourism, but it strongly ...
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Camp in a Yosemite backpacker's site with confirmation but no permit

We ended up calling the wilderness center. You can stay in the backpacker's sites as long as you have the confirmation email on you - you can pick up the permit in the morning. Printed or on your ...
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