Are you keen to explore Switzerland on four wheels? Looking for a special place to unwind? Want to find the best campsites to park up your RV? It just takes a little preparation and research – after all, it's often the most out-of-the-way places and best-kept secrets that create the greatest lasting memories.
The five Swiss locations described below are intended to inspire you in your search for the perfect RV oasis. They're among the finest campsites in Switzerland. We also have a few tips to guide you on a voyage of discovery through neighboring countries.
This site on the shores of Lake Thun is a great place to stay all year round. Just imagine opening your eyes in the morning, and the first thing you see is the shimmering, blue waters of the lake. Grab a lakeside spot, and this dream will come true. The Italian restaurant Pizzeria Landhaus and the regional specialties of the Neuhaus zum See make this site ideal for gourmets too.
Lots of Swiss people know Graubünden, with its imposing mountain peaks and beautiful meadows and forests, like the back of their hand, but what about this idyllic campsite in the Engadin? Its picture-postcard setting in a woodland clearing at the foot of Piz Margna is just a stone's throw from Lake Sils. The Maloja winds attract lots of surfers, sailors, and anglers, and there are also plenty of hiking and biking trails in the area.
Want to combine a beach holiday with the chance to brush up on your French? If so, Camping de la Menthue is perfect for you and your whole family. Located next to Lake Neuchâtel in Yvonand (canton of Vaud) and surrounded by meadows and pine trees, it offers a perfect environment for kids to play and for you to rest and recuperate.
Nestled in the quiet village of Pontresina (canton of Graubünden) is the Morteratsch campsite. Whisk yourself away from the daily grind and recharge your batteries in natural surroundings. The stunning valley high in the mountains is the ultimate destination for a relaxing getaway, with its hiking trails and fresh Alpine air. If you have the nerve for it, you can take a refreshing dip in the ice-cold glacial lake. If not, you can rent a paddleboard to explore the lake instead.
The campsite at Bächli-Hemberg (canton of St. Gallen) is a family business now into its second generation, run as a labor of love. It's not in a busy tourism region, which makes it ideal for anyone seeking a peaceful vacation. Those who want to be a little more active can explore the beautiful surroundings. A wide range of hiking trails, for instance up to the nearby Hochhamm and Hochalp peaks, are just waiting to be discovered, and there are lots of adventurous biking trails too.
Are you already well acquainted with Switzerland and looking further afield for your vacation? If you'd like to spend a few days in one of the countries bordering Switzerland, here are three campsites that are not to be missed:
This is the perfect campsite for those who really want to be by the sea. It has its own private beach on the Mediterranean coast, complete with loungers and parasols. You can stroll along the shore of the bay, shielded from the wind by cliffs. Rocchette Castle, rising majestically from the clifftop, adds to the atmosphere.
Set amid compact beaches in bays ringed by cliffs as far as the eye can see, this large site is perfect for families with children and anyone looking for a convivial atmosphere. Boasting a five-star rating, it offers everything you could wish for.
Looking for something almost like home, but not quite? What about taking your RV to Germany? Camping Park Weiherhof is open all year round and sits right next to the Secker Weiher lake in the middle of a forest. Dogs are very welcome, and the on-site restaurant serves up freshly prepared regional dishes.