Where to go camping in Switzerland

From luxury glamping to wild mountain hideaways, there are a number of great ways to sleep over in the Swiss outdoors.
©Tim Williams TCS Camping Solothurn's circus wagon provides comfy and unusual accommodation
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Whether you want to sleep under canvas, in a caravan or even a circus wagon, Switzerland has a huge range of camping experiences. We've rounded up a few of our favourites to help you start planning for this summer.

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Lac de Taney, Valais campsite, Time Out Switzerland
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Lac de Taney

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This quiet spot in the Valais is a wonderfully tranquil place to stay a night or two. It remains tranquil partly due to its location, an hour’s hike from the village of Le Flon below.

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Camping Arolla
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Camping Arolla

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Europe’s highest campsite (1,950 metres) even has hot showers, electric hook-ups, washing machines and a small grocery shop.

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TCS Camping Sempach
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TCS Camping Sempach

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Tucked into the unspoilt natural landscape around Lake Sempach, TCS Camping Sempach is Canton Lucerne’s most popular campsite.

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Camping Gravatscha
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Camping Gravatscha

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Camping Gravatscha is an ideal location for biking in summer and cross-country skiing in winter, as the trails start nearby. St. Moritz is 5 km away and the Marguns-Corviglia Ski Area is 3 km away.

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TCS Camping Disentis
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TCS Camping Disentis

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We won’t lie: it was the gold panning available at TCS Camping Disentis that got us really excited about this Graubünden campsite.

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TCS Camping Solothurn
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TCS Camping Solothurn

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Minutes outside the beautiful Baroque town of the same name, this is a get-away-from-it-all campsite that is also full of things to do.

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TCS Camping Flaach am Rhein
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TCS Camping Flaach am Rhein

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 Lying in a tent listening to birdsong is idyllic, but if you’re looking for more comfort you’ll find it in the modern bungalows, pods and maxi pods available for rent. The facilities were renovated in 2012, and are still looking slick. However, there is plenty to keep you occupied during a longer stay, including a swimming pool, playground for the little ones, bike rental and an interactive exhibition at the nature reserve.

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Camping Tamaro
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Camping Tamaro

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The Camping Tamaro in Tenero, right on the banks of Lake Maggiore, offers you fully equipped caravans with electric power and water supply amid palm trees and flowers.

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