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Arolla, highest campsite in Europe, 1.950 m

Highest campsite in Europe, 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.

The ideal base camp to relax, for walkers, hikers and mountaineers.

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.


An ideal terrain

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.

Clean and modern sanitary facilities

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.


A grocery store of local products

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.

Luxury tent "Cocoon & Cozy"

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.

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Tents and equipment for rent.

Travel light! On reservation, we rent tents 2 or 3/4 people with or without mattresses, as well as stoves, floor mats, dishes.

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Magic walks & hikes

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.

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The village of Arolla

In the village of Arolla you will find 2 food shops, a sports shop, a post office, a tourist office and 4 restaurants.

Sanitary and shower

Hot shower 1 CHF (4 min). Dish sink with hot water, wc and washbasin.

Grocery of local products

Hot drinks and groceries of local and organic products.

Natural products

Exceptionally pure water live from the glacier, natural local products. We use exclusively organic cleaning products.

Free Wifi Internet

A free Wi-Fi (wlan) Internet network is available on almost the entire campsite.

Magic walks

Many hikes are from Arolla. All tastes and all levels!

Nearby huts

A unique experience. Six mountin huts (shelters) are directly accessible from Arolla. These huts also make a nice target for a day’s walk.

Magic hikes

Hiking & Mountaineering

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.


Great hike

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.


Ice Excursions

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.


The main summits

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.


Huts around the campsite

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.


An exclusive service of Arolla campsite

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.


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Find all the useful information on hiking, excursions, and mountaineering around the Arolla campsite, as well as on the huts.

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Very sweet prices

Rates (taxes included)

2018 prices (they have not changed since 2017 !). All prices are quoted in Swiss Francs and all taxes (including the tax of stay) included. We accept most bank cards.

Classic pitches

A la carte

Some examples of daily rates

  • 1 Adult. + small tent - CHF 15.30
  • 1 Adult. + van - CHF 17.30
  • 2 Adult. + small tent + car - CHF 26.60
  • 2 Adult. + van + elect. + dog - CHF 31.10
  • 2 Adult. + 1 child + caravan + electr. - CHF 37.30
  • 4 Adult. + tent + car - 46,20 CHF
Example season 2018

Cocoon Tents (2019)

60 CHF / day

Per night, for 2 people. online booking

  • A large 160cm bed
  • Quilt, pillows & towels
  • Wood heating
  • Necessary for cooking
  • Price per night, all taxes included
  • For 2 people


6 CHF / day

Example price per day for renting a tent for 2 people.

  • Small tent (1/2p) - 6.00 CHF / d
  • Medium tent (3/4p) - 9.00 CHF / day
  • Stove + Gas - 1,50 CHF / d
  • Floor mats (2p) - 1,50 CHF / d
  • Crockery (2p) - 2,00 CHF / day
  • Crockery (4p) - CHF 3.00 / day
On reservation

Classic pitches

Rates 2018

Unit prices per day.

  • Adult / CHF 8.30
  • Child / CHF 6.20
  • Small tent pitch / CHF 7.00
  • Medium tent pitch CHF 10.00
  • Large tent pitch / CHF 12.00
  • Car / CHF 3.00
  • Small caravan / CHF 10.00
  • Large caravan / CHF 13.00
  • Van CHF 9.00
  • Small motorhome / CHF 11.00
  • Large motorhome / CHF 15.00
  • Moto / CHF 1.00
  • Electricity / CHF 4.50
  • Dog / CHF 1.00
All taxes included

Beautiful pictures


Here is a small overview of campsite photos. To see all the photos go to the "Photos" section.

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Super comfortable, I slept better than in my bed.


A real landmark of love in the heart of a campsite more than breathtaking ...


Amandine L.

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.


Aurélien G.

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.


Canadian Cocoonist

Our stories (not so) secret

The latest news at the campsite

Here you will find some important information on the life of the campsite.

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A new team to manage the Pension du Lac Bleu

A new team From December 20, 2018 the Lac Bleu Pension (better known as the affectionate diminutive of La Gouille), changes management team. It is Amber & Cyril who also manage in the summer the Camping Arolla who take control of this beautiful hotel - bar - bistro, ideally located almost at the foot of the blue lake . New team = a new menu and new services that will be gradually offered to you.

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Vanupié en concert gratuit au camping pour la fête nationale

Merci à Vanupié pour ces deux concerts.. juste magiques “Les cimes, l’azur, le soleil. Pas un bruit, pas un souffle de vent. Seules des notes de musique lâchées à 3790 mètres de haut qui s’envolent vers la plaine du Rhône. Un avant-goût d’Eden, s’il en est. Ce jeudi matin, le sommet du Pigne d’Arolla s’est transformé en scène éphémère. L’artiste français de reggae Vanupié …” La suite sur l’article du NouvellistePigne d’Arolla: l’artiste français Vanupié a chanté à 3790 mètres de haut

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The team at your disposal

The management 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.

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The camping fairy

Smiles and good mood. Is it not a beautiful camping life?

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Your favorite camping manager

So, don't you think my lawn is beautiful ?

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The (real) boss of the campsite

Glop glop

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The groundhog of the campsite

Wouff wouff

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We are at your disposal for any question or simple request for information.

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Where to find us

Camping Arolla - Route de Tsalion, 8 - 1986 Arolla - Switzerland

Access to the campsite

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from June to September

Opening Dates

Annual closure. The campsite will open in June 2019.