This year, we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Arolla campsite, created in 1969
In 1969 Joseph decided to create and develop the Petit-Praz campsite …
Highest campsite in Europe, in Val d'Hérens-Valais, in a totally natural environment at the foot of the Swiss peaks and glaciers, ideal base camp for hikers, mountaineers and nature & majestic landscapes lovers.
Open 4 months (June to September) in the heart of the Swiss Alps at 1 950 m altitude, in Valais (Val d’Hérens), you will enjoy camping in a natural environment at the foot of peaks and glaciers. Many hikes and alpine races from Arolla.
Highest campsite in Europe (1,950m), we are located in the canton of Valais (Val d’Hérens) in French-speaking Switzerland. We are settled in a totally natural environment at the foot of the peaks of mountains and glaciers. It is an ideal base camp for hikers, mountaineers and nature & majestic landscapes lovers.
The campsite has beautiful flat pitches arranged in terraces. The whole campsite is grassy. A large part of the campsite has electrical terminals. The plugs are wiss or European. A free WiFi (wlan) network is available from most parts of the campsite. Bins with free kitchen herbs are available.
The campsite has large, modern and perfectly maintained sanitary facilities There are hot showers, dish washing sinks, washing sinks toilets etc. There are dedicated sinks for clothes washing, and washing machines are free for our guests.
At the reception you will find a friendly and competent welcome. We can provide you with good practical information about activities in the area, including walks and hikes. We have a small grocery store with local and artisan products as well as some vegan products, gas, drinks. Fresh bread is delivered every day starting at 8H00. You must order the bread the day before.
Have you always dreamed of camping, but you are not a seasoned adventurer? Come spend an unforgettable night in the heart of the mountains, perched at 1950m altitude, all in a comfortable & warm atmosphere! Our Cocooning tents are designed for two people, including a real king size bed, a wood stove, and everything you need to cook.Book online
Travel light! On reservation, we rent tents 2 or 3⁄4 people with or without mattresses, as well as stoves, floor mats, dishes.See prices
Several major alpine routes pass through Arolla. There are also many glacier hiking routes in the upper Val d’Hérens. Six mountain huts (shelters) are directly accessible from Arolla.Learn more
Since summer 2019, for each campsite client, we offer coupons for our restaurant / music bar « La Gouille » located 3.2km towards Evolène !Bar/Restaurant La Gouille ...
Our customers appreciated ! We had the pleasure and honor of receiving a Guest Review Awards 2018 from Booking.com !
In the village of Arolla you will find 2 food shops, a sports shop, a post office, a tourist office and 4 restaurants.
Hot shower 1 CHF (4 min). Dish sink with hot water, wc and washbasin.
Hot drinks and groceries of local and organic products.
Exceptionally pure water live from the glacier, natural local products. We use only environmentally friendly cleaning products.
A free Wi-Fi (wlan) Internet network is available on almost the entire campsite.
Many hikes are from Arolla. All tastes and all levels!
A unique experience. Six mountin huts (shelters) are directly accessible from Arolla. These huts also make a nice target for a day’s walk.
For several decades, the Arolla campsite is the ideal base camp for hikers and mountaineers. Directly from the campsite, you can access a large number of hikes and high mountain races.
Several major alpine routes pass through Arolla. Crossing Chamonix-Zermatt, the Matterhorn Tour just before passing through Italy by Col Collon. The campsite is stage N ° 20 of the Alpine Passes Route Switzerland No. 6.
There are also many glacier hikes in the upper Val d'Hérens. These glacier hikes require a good knowledge of the high mountains and equipment suitable for glacier walking.
Arolla Pines, Mont Blanc de Cheilon, Needle of the Tsa, Red Needles of Arolla, White Tooth, White Head, Mount Collon, The Bishop, The Ibex, Head of Valpelline, White Moat, Grand Cornier, Pointe des Genevois, Teeth of Veisivi, La Luette, Pointe de Vouasson.
Six huts (shelters) are directly accessible from Arolla. They allow to make a step (eat, sleep) for the race of the next day. These huts also make a nice target for a day’s walk. Enjoy our exclusive service offered.
At the campsite, under certain conditions, we don't charge for the nights you stay in huts. For Example, you camp for several days with 2 people one tent and a car. The nights you stay on the camping we charge for 2 people, one tent and one car. The night you stay in a hut we only charge for the tent and the car.
Find all the useful information on hiking, excursions, and mountaineering around the Arolla campsite, as well as on the huts.
All prices are quoted in Swiss Francs and all taxes (including the tourist tax / Adult = 1,10 CHF / Child = 0,55 CHF) included.
According to Federal law, the use of taxed trash bags is now mandatory for waste. Mandatory billing of a bag on arrival, this tax is paid entirely to the municipality.
We accept most bank cards.
Unit prices per day.
Per night, for 2 people. online booking
Example 2019 price per day for renting a tent for 2 people.
Here is a small overview of campsite photos. To see all the photos go to the "Photos" section.
What the press says will amaze you ...
Super comfortable, I slept better than in my bed.
A real landmark of love in the heart of a campsite more than breathtaking ...
It's even better than the pictures, it's beautiful.
Honestly, we could not recommend this place highly enough, it was the highlight of our trip!
Grand view. Camping well arranged in full nature and well equipped. Very calm and very clean.
A perfect starting point for all levels of difficulty. Stunning 360 mountain views, there's nothing like it.
This camp site is genuinely made me fall in love with camping. The environment is simply idyllic. Toilets are cleaner than home's,
Not only was the view of the city so much so that it was possible for camping was provided.
If we did not come from so far, Canada, we would come back often.
Here you will find some important information on the life of the campsite.
Always available, always smiling, they are your interlocutor for everything. You will find them preferably at the reception from 8h to 11h and from 17h to 19h30.
We are at your disposal for any question or simple request for information.
WARNING there is NO ADVANCE BOOKING for pitches for the camping because the pitches are not predefined.
There is room for our guests, even without booking. To this day we have never refused campers.
You just have to come to the campsite.
But if you really, really, really (did I said really ?) want to be sure, you can always give us a call 2 to 3 days before your arrival.
Reservations are only for our luxury tents Cocoon
For questions about the price of your stay, or to rent a tent this is here.
And for the anything else, we are at your disposal for any other question or simple request for information.