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Must knows about camping in Switzerland

  • camping is an affordable way to spend your holidays in Switzerland;
  • reserve your spot in advance: campsites can get busy in high season;
  • driving with a caravan or camper on Swiss mountain roads requires special skills;
  • wild camping is only allowed in certain areas and under strict conditions.
Tent dandelion field Grindelwald

Tent in a dandelion field near Grindelwald in the Jungfrau region.

Campsites in Switzerland

There are lots of campsites throughout Switzerland, providing an affordable base for your day trips to Swiss towns and mountains. You can either bring along your own caravan or camper, or rent your (mobile) accommodation at the spot. We’ve listed many practical tips for you here, as well as lists of the campsites we recommend.

Rent camping gear

Considering to camp around Lake Como, Lake Lugano or Lake Maggiore? No need to bring your own gear. Simply rent it and collect it at any location in the area. You can stay at any campsite and even have the gear delivered there. Apart from tents, you can rent backpacks, water bottles, baby beds, picnic blankets and more.
Use promo code "MSALPS" to get a 10% discount
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LAKESIDE CAMPSITES

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CAMPSITES NEAR A TRAIN STATION

These campsites are ideal starting points for your day trips, as they're in close proximity to a train station.

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WILD CAMPING

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DRIVING WITH A CARAVAN OR CAMPER

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MANUALLY SELECTED CAMPSITES THROUGHOUT SWITZERLAND

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Arolla, Camping Arolla

Camping Arolla near Evolène is located at 1950 metres above sea level, making it the highest campsite in Europe! It's embedded in the amazing surroundings of the Val d'Hérens, south of the Upper Rhone valley. Those who don't have their own accommodation can rent simple tents, or luxury tents with a comfortable bed and a wood burning stove.

Details & rates
  • Accommodation: campsite
  • Location: scenic, riverside
  • Rail station Sion: 76 minutes (bus, on foot)
  • Subregion: Upper Rhone valley
  • Details & booking: Agoda.com

Avegno, Piccolo Paradiso

Bring your own caravan or tent, or rent a comfortable chalet on campsite Piccolo Paradiso in the beautiful Maggia valley. The many services include a shop, modern sanitary facilities, a swimming pool, a minigolf course, a restaurant and much more.

Details & rates
  • Accommodation: campsite
  • Location: scenic, riverside
  • Rail station Locarno: 30 minutes (bus, on foot)
  • Subregion: Lake Maggiore
  • Details & booking: Agoda.com
  • More ways to book: Booking.com

Cinuos-chel, Chapella

This quiet and highly rated campsite near the river Inn provides easy access to the Swiss National Park. Rent a yurt if you don't have your own accommodation.

Details & rates
  • Accommodation: 2-star campsite
  • Location: forest, riverside
  • Rail station Cinuos-chel-Brail: 13 minutes (on foot)
  • Subregion: Lower Engadine
  • Details & booking: EuroCampings

Cugnasco, Riarena

Riarena in the village of Cugnasco is the perfect spot for day trips to Lago Maggiore and Bellinzona. Guests can enjoy themselves at the campsite too, for example in the pool or in the on-site restaurant.

Details & rates
  • Accommodation: 4-star campsite
  • Location: rural
  • Rail station Riazzino: 19 minutes (bus, on foot)
  • Subregion: Lake Maggiore
  • Details & booking: EuroCampings

Filisur, Islas

Filisur is a romantic village in the beautiful Albula valley. Explore the surroundings from campsite Islas, on a quiet location along the river Albula. If you don't have a caravan yourself, you can rent a charming little barrel-shaped apartment.

Details & rates
  • Accommodation: 4-star campsite
  • Location: scenic, riverside
  • Rail station Filisur: 29 minutes (on foot)
  • Subregion: Albula valley
  • Details & booking: EuroCampings

Interlaken, Lazy Rancho 4

You'll love the amazing mountain views, the refreshing pool and the easy access to Interlaken when staying at the wonderful campsite Lazy Rancho! You can rent a camping pitch or several types of bungalows, even with private bathroom and kitchen.

Details & rates
  • Accommodation: campsite
  • Location: scenic, rural
  • Rail station Interlaken West: 20 minutes (bus, on foot)
  • Town: Interlaken
  • Details & booking: Agoda.com
  • More ways to book: Booking.com

Kandersteg, Rendez-Vous

You'll find campsite Rendez-Vous right next to the valley station of the cable car to the Oeschinen lake, in the beautiful Kander valley. You can enjoy the views of the surrounding mountains tops and dine in the on-site restaurant.

Details & rates
  • Accommodation: 3-star campsite
  • Location: scenic, riverside
  • Rail station Kandersteg: 15 minutes (on foot)
  • Subregion: Kander valley
  • Details & booking: EuroCampings

Lauterbrunnen, Jungfrau

Wake up to beautiful views of the Staubbach Fall on this popular campsite in Lauterbrunnen. Apart from camping pitches, you can rent caravans, mobile homes, bungalows, chalets and hostel rooms.

Details & rates
  • Accommodation: 4-star campsite
  • Location: riverside, scenic
  • Rail station Lauterbrunnen: 15 minutes (on foot)
    Town center Lauterbrunnen: 10 minutes (on foot)
  • Town: Lauterbrunnen
  • Details & booking: EuroCampings
  • More ways to book: Agoda.com

Losone, Melezza

This highly rated camping along the Melezza river is within easy reach of Ascona, a vibrant village along Lake Maggiore. If you don't have your own caravan, you can rent a charming little glamping bungalow. A camping shop, breakfast service and an Italian restaurant are available.

Details & rates
  • Accommodation: campsite
  • Location: riverside, scenic
  • Rail station Locarno: 33 minutes (bus, on foot)
  • Subregion: Lake Maggiore
  • Details & booking: Agoda.com
  • More ways to book: Booking.com

Rent camping gear for any campsite around Lake Lugano

Ideal if you travel by train or if don't want to bring your own camping gear: simply rent it and collect it at any location of choice, including Lake Como. You can stay at any campsite and even have the gear delivered there. Apart from tents, you can rent backpacks, water bottles, baby beds, picnic blankets and more. USE PROMO CODE "MSALPS" FOR A 10% DISCOUNT!

Details & rates
  • Accommodation: campsite
  • Location: scenic, rural, riverside, mountain top, lakeside, forest
  • Rail station Lugano: 1 minute (on foot)
    Rail station Bellinzona: 1 minute (on foot)
    Rail station Locarno: 1 minute (on foot)
  • Subregion: Lake Lugano
  • Details & booking: Base Camp Europe
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