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Aug 31, 2015 - 1:19 PM

Hi all, hope someone can advise. We are travelling to Switzerland via Motorhome late Oct early November. I do not want to drive on any the mountains. Our plan is to drive to a Caravan site in Switzerland - easy to get to from France avoiding mountains and any other difficult roads and using the caravan site as a base. So the site would need good public transport close. So to summarise can anyone tell me the easiest journey into Switzerland via France and the best place to hold up, we would love to do several day trips around Switzerland via Bus or train etc.

Thank you for any comments

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Sep 1, 2015 - 5:32 PM

Hi Mancunian, welcome to MySwissAlps!

You can have a look at camping Santa Monica in Raron, a few minutes on foot from the rail station. Please see www.santa-monica.ch. You can get there through good, wide roads in the valleys, no passes.

Another option is Les Horizons Blues in, close to the rail station in Villenueve on Lake Geneva. Also easy to reach. See www.camping-club-vaudois.ch/camping-caravaning-les-horizons-bleus-villeneuve.html.

Camping Grassi in Frutigen is a bit further from the local rail station, but still doable I think: www.camping-grassi.ch. You'll get there via Bern and Spiez, all good roads.

You'll need to check whether they'll be open and what their facilities are. I hope this gets you started!

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Sep 1, 2015 - 8:10 PM in reply to Mancunian

Hi Mancunian,

In addition to Arno's reply.

Do you know from where in France you would like to enter Switzerland?

From experience I can tell you that entering Switzerland through Basel and reaching the Jungfrau region (Interlaken, Lauterbrunnen and even Grindelwald) or Frutigen is easy: very good roads, no real passes, etc.

Round this time of year there might be snow conditions even at lower altitudes, so it's advisable to know about the Swiss traffic regulations concerning wintery conditions.

Apart from this, this link may be useful www.myswissalps.com/ca r/trafficregulations

Enjoy Switzerland!


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