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Andycperry
Andycperry
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Jul 24, 2020 - 7:44 AM

Will be flying into Geneva on a Sunday evening and staying in a hostel overnight before starting a camping trip. It looks like all the camping equipment stores are closed on Monday in Geneva. Any ideas where I could buy a universal screw top gas cannister for my backpacking stove on a Monday around Geneva please?

Anna
Anna
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Jul 24, 2020 - 8:19 AM in reply to Andycperry

Hi Andycperry,

Welcome to MySwissAlps! Migros SportXX shops might have the camping gas you are looking for. You can try and search for campinggas on the website: www.sportxx.ch

Most camping grounds also have them.

Safe travel and regards,

Anna

Last modified on Jul 24, 2020 - 8:20 AM by Anna
Andycperry
Andycperry
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Jul 24, 2020 - 8:29 AM in reply to Anna

That's useful, thanks for such a quick reply Anna!

1960man
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Jul 25, 2020 - 10:02 PM in reply to Andycperry

I'm not sure from where you get the notion that all camping equipment shops are closed on Monday in Geneva. I saw one that was closed, but there are several Decathlon outlets, and larger Migros stores (usually the 'MM' category') have lots of outdoor equipment. (I first visited Migros aged about 6 months...and have been buying lots of types of non food items ever since (I just turned 60!)

Let me know where your hostel is located and where you are travelling from and to and I can tell you what area of Geneve to aim for.

Andycperry
Andycperry
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Jul 25, 2020 - 10:28 PM

Hi 1960man,

I would be very grateful, am staying on Place Issac-Mercier in Saint Gervais. Will be coming from Aeroport Geneve late Sunday evening and the next day will travel tto Sion by train and then by bus to Arolla.

I’ll blame Google, all the Camping Equipment shops that came up on a Google search for the area showed they were closed Mondays, shows the value of local human knowledge!

Thanks,

Andy

SaraC
SaraC
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Jul 26, 2020 - 6:49 PM in reply to Andycperry

Hi Andycperry,

Most larger shops in Switzerland are open on Mondays. Smaller ones can be closed indeed. It's best to find the website of a particular shop you are interested in, and check opening times there. Google or similar general websites may not always be accurate.

Safe travels!

Sara

1960man
1960man
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Jul 26, 2020 - 9:51 PM in reply to Andycperry

OK, so you are not far from Gare Cornavin, that means you can keep it simple and take the train from Geneve Aeroport to Genève Cornavin (the main railway station).

You may want to take the 10 minute walk down to the Rhone and the start of the lake at the Pont du Mont Blanc (walk down Rue de Temple and East along Quai des Bergues) before you check out of the hotel. Or go from the hotel to the lake, then up to Cornavin station. Decathlon is in Rue de Lausanne alongside the East end of the station. Hofsterret Sports is in Rue de la Corraterie, south of your hotel. There is an 'MM' (ie large) MIgros in the same complex as the Decathlon.

The trains to Sion from Cornavin leave at . Get the faster train. Also (ideally) get your picnic food from the Migros in Cornavin station.

Andycperry
Andycperry
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Jul 26, 2020 - 11:30 PM in reply to 1960man

That's great, thanks for your help, very comprehensive advice, really appreciate it.

Andy

1960man
1960man
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Jul 27, 2020 - 9:42 PM in reply to Andycperry

not bad considering I actually live in London!

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