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KillaBee
KillaBee
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Apr 5, 2016 - 4:09 PM

Hello, me and my wife want to hike near Monthey couple days. I google little bit about camping rules in Switzerland and came across this topic -- www.myswissalps.com/fo rum/topic/camping-above-the-tree-line-in-switzerland

Jdongg (nikname of guy from topic above) found this map: www.respektiere-deine-grenzen.ch/index.php?id=428&L=0 Looks like this map shows where people can set camp and where not. I am really sorry for asking it, but can someone explain how to read this map? I can camp in marked zones or vice versa?

Arno
Arno
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Apr 7, 2016 - 5:59 AM

Hi KillaBee,

Welcome to MySwissAlps! You'll find some guidelines on www.myswissalps.com/campsites/wildcamping. This is what the map says:

  • red: protected area, camping is prohibited;
  • yellow: a possible future protected area, request to not camp there.

So what basically remains for wild camping are the non-marked areas above the tree line. The page also says that the map may not contain all details and local signs need to be respected.

Last modified on Jun 17, 2020 - 1:33 PM by Arno
KillaBee
KillaBee
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Apr 7, 2016 - 7:43 AM in reply to Arno

@Arno. Thanks a lot.

Can we link posts from this thread to that thread: www.myswissalps.com/fo rum/topic/camping-above-the-tree-line-in-switzerland

I think it will be really useful to people like me, who find it through google. Or maybe you, like moderator, can post information about map zones in closed topic?

Anyway, huge thanks for information. Good luck.

Arno
Arno
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Apr 7, 2016 - 8:04 AM in reply to KillaBee

They're now linked! Thanks to you too!

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