Arolla, highest campsite in Europe, 1.950 m

Arolla, highest campsite in Europe, 1.950 m

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.

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

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

No reservations. See FAQ

The campsite is open.

The campsite opens Jun 12, 2021 and is closed from Sep 5, 2021

Reception usually opens : 8-11h / 16-19h

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.

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An ideal location

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.

An ideal location
An ideal terrain

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 network (extented & renovated in 2021) 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.

Clean and modern sanitary facilities
A grocery store of local products

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 2 or 4 people, including real double beds, a wood stove, and everything you need for basic cooking.

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Luxury tent "Cocoon & Cozy"
Eat and drink at La Chotte

Eat and drink at La Chotte

Since 2021 we offer you food and drink in our new location: La Chotte, located a few minutes from the campsite, above Arolla.

And for our campsite customers, we also organize on-site services.

www.lachotte.com

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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Magic walks & hikes
Serving our customers

Serving our customers

Our customers appreciated it ! We had the pleasure and honor of receiving several Guest Review Awards 2018 from Booking.com in 2018, 2019 !

The village of Arolla

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

The village of Arolla

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 only environmentally friendly cleaning products.

Free Wifi Internet

Free Wi-Fi network (extended & renovated in 2021) 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.

1.

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.

2.

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.

3.

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.

4.

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.

5.

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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Learn more

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

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Beautiful pictures

Photos

 

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

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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.

Amber

Amber

The camping fairy

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

Cyril

Cyril

Your favorite camping manager

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

Titan

Titan

The (real) boss of the campsite

Glop glop

Gaia

Gaia

The groundhog of the campsite

Wouff wouff

Contact

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

No reservations. See FAQ

Opening Dates

The campsite is open.

The campsite opens Jun 12, 2021 and is closed from Sep 5, 2021

Reception usually opens : 8-11h / 16-19h