• Nearest Lake: 10km

  • Nearest River: Rhone 3km

  • Nearest Town: Susten 2km

  • Nearby Towns:

    • Crans Montana: 20km
    • Sion: 24km
    • Zermatt: 49km
    • Montreux: 89km
    • Bern: 176km

Sightseeing

Leukerbad is home to the biggest thermal baths and spa resort in the Alps, with the hottest springs in Switzerland. Take a drive out to popular nearby mountain resorts Saas Fee, Zermatt and Crans Montana. Sierra Wine Museum is just over 11km away where you can walk a nature trail through a vineyard.

Days Out

Leukerbad

Leukerbad

Nearby Leukerbad is home to the biggest thermal baths and spa resort in the Alps, thanks to the hottest springs in Switzerland.

Matterhorn

Matterhorn

A day trip to the Matterhorn is a must. Take the express and you'll find the view from the top absolutely breathtaking.

Sion

Sion

Sion is an amazing place to visit, with its twin castles, Valerie and Tourbillon. Then nearby is the largest natural underground lake in Europe. You can take a boat trip on the crystal clear water and learn all about the origins of the lake.

Events in the Region

Culinary Market, Chandolin

Culinary Market, Chandolin

Chandolin is one of the highest villages in Switzerland to be inhabited year round and presents a scenic, if challenging drive! Every August the culinary market provides a fantastic opportunity to sample the gastronomic delights of this mountain region.

Off Parc Activities

If you’re feeling active, the nature trail and forest next to the park offers a choice of 7-10 km walks and there are a number of trails, including cycling routes, all over the region. Bikes can be hired 3 km from the campsite.

Susten is a gateway to the Pfynwald Nature Reserve which is home to more than 100 species of breeding birds and an extraordinary variety of plants. In this incredible environment you will find an 18-hole golf course which is a real pleasure to play on.

If you want to make the most of the Swiss slopes Zarmatt has excellent summer skiing opportunities and amazing views of the Matterhorn.

The following activities are available off parc:

Sports Information

Tennis

0.5 km from site
Activities Information

Golf

5 km from site

Driving Range

5 km from site

Crazy Golf

15 km from site

Fishing

10 km from site

Horse Riding

2 km from site

Cycling

2 km from site

Climbing wall

14 km from site

Karting

30 km from site

Summer Ski

Summer ski

Summer Ski, Susten, Switzerland

This campsite is situated approximately 50km from two excellent summer ski resorts in Switzerland: Zermatt and Saas Fee.

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Summer Ski at Zermatt

Zermatt’s Theodul glacier offers 21km of piste to ski during the summer months, with national alpine teams enjoying the fantastic skiing on offer. There is also a newly renovated 990m2 large glacial palace and summer freestyle park with a thrilling ice slide. 

As well as summer skiing, there are plenty of other unique outdoor activities to experience making a trip to Zermatt well worthwhile. A must for those with a good head for heights is a visit to the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, which offers the highest 360 degree panoramic viewing platform in Europe providing breath-taking views you will never forget. 

Lower down, there are 400km of marked hiking tracks and trails to explore, plus 6 mountain bike routes covering 100km. For something a bit more daring, there are dirt scooters to hire which offer an exciting way to speed back down to the valley.

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Summer Ski at Saas Fee

The cableways in Saas-Fee are the gateway to stunning mountain scenery and a whole world of fun! The Allalin glacier offers ideal summer skiing and snowboarding conditions, with an altitude of 3600m and 20km of slopes, including smooth pistes for carvers, mogul pistes for experts and flat pistes for beginners. This is truly a summer skiing hotspot, and it’s not unusual to see the Swiss and other international teams here for their summer training sessions. There is also a freestyle park suitable for all abilities.

Post summer skiing there is plenty of action for those who love the great outdoors. Why not try out some aerial trekking with high ropes and zip wires in the Adventure Forest, or there’s fun for all ages at the Feeblitz toboggan run, where the steepest toboggan run in the Alps hurtle you back down the valley at speeds of up to 40kph!

The Gorge Alpine Via Ferrata is open all year round and is a must for thrill-seekers. Crossing the impressive Fee Gorge is definitely not for the faint hearted, using a combination of zip-lines, hanging suspension bridges, ladders and via ferrata! Back on land, the action continues with scooter biking, offering a novel and exciting way to reach the valley down below.

Just some of the heights you can reach

Eurocamp Active - Summer Ski
Eurocamp Active - Summer Ski
Resort Information 
Resort name:
Zermatt-Matterhorn
Opening dates:
04/05/15-18/10/15
Opening times:
04/05-19/06: 0900-1400
20/06-03/07: 0900-1400
04/07-23/08: 0740-1300
24/08-18/10: 0800-1400
Number of lifts:
8 (5 ski lifts, 2 gondolas and 1 chairlift)
Runs:
4 red, 3 blue
Resort Altitude:
3883m
Lift pass cost:
20/4-24/5 and 27/6-27/11: 84CHF Adult, 71CHF Youth, 42CHF Child
25/5-26/6: 66CHF, 56CHF Youth, 42CHF Child
Youth = 16-19 years. Child = 9-15 years
Distance from campsite:
50 km (total journey time 3-4 hours)
Information supplied by Matterhorn Zermatt Bergbahnen AG for the 2015 season and to be used as reference only. 2016 information will be listed once available.
Resort information
Resort name:
Saas Fee
Opening dates:
19/07/15-31/10/15
Opening times:
19/07-30/08: 0700-1200
31/08-04/10: 0730-1300
05/10-31/10: 0800-1400
Number of lifts:
6 (x2 cable cars, 1 gondola, 3 drag lifts)
Runs:
5 red
Resort Altitude:
1800m-3550m
Lift pass cost:
Adult 71CHF, Youth 60CHF, Child 36CHF
Youth = 17-20 years, Child = 7-16 years
NB: There's also a one-off charge of 5CHF per pass for a key card.
Distance from campsite:
46 km (journey time 2.5hrs)
Information supplied by Saas Fee/ Saastal Tourismus for the 2015 season and to be used as reference only. 2016 information will be listed once available.

Important Information

Whilst we advertise glacier opening dates and times, these are always subject to local weather conditions and availability may be limited during your holiday. Unlike in winter, Summer Ski should be seen as a fun, one-day experience rather than a holiday choice. Please check availability with your Holiday Couriers before setting off for the day.

How to get there

To Zermatt

Zermatt is 50km from Camping Bella Tola and is a car-free resort. Private traffic is only permitted up to Täsch (5 km before Zermatt), and the road between Täsch and Zermatt is closed to private transport.

Various car parks (2,900 spaces; 2,100 of them in the Matterhorn Terminal Täsch) and uncovered parking spaces (900 spaces) are available in Täsch. Some of the multi-storey car parks also have outside parking spaces, and offer a taxi service to and from Zermatt.

The Matterhorn Gotthard Railway has shuttle trains which run between Täsch and Zermatt every 20 minutes. A 12 minute train journey takes you to the Bahnhofplatz in Zermatt – at the heart of the Matterhorn village.

To get to the ski lifts from the station at Bahnhofplatz you can either walk or take public transport. There are 2 bus lines, a green and a red, which circle Zermatt. The green line is the Skibus which runs every 8 minutes between the train station and the bottom ski lift stations. Or take an electric taxi ride from the train station which costs around 20CHF.

From the bottom lift stations there are 3 lifts to get to the summer ski area -2 Matterhorn Express gondolas followed by 1 cable car from Trockener Steg to the Matterhorn glacier paradise. Please note: The estimated total journey time from Camping Bella Tola to the top of the glacier, including time to park, obtain train tickets, take train, ski hire and gondola ride, is around 3-4 hours. A very early start is definitely required to benefit from the best conditions in the morning.

To Saas Fee

Saas Fee is 46km from Camping Bella Tola and is a traffic free are. There is a large car park on the outskirts of town, from where it is a pleasant walk along the main street to the Alpin Express lift station which will take you to the funicular rail lift to the glacier. Parking in the summer months is around 15CHF for the day. To reach the glacier take the Alpin Express 1&2 cable cars and then the Metro Alpin gondola.

Please note the total estimated journey time from the campsite to Sass Fee ski resort is about 2.5hrs

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Climate

The typical climate in during the summer months is between 22-25 degrees in the valleys and is refreshingly cooler on the slopes.

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Ski equipment

If you’d like to book your ski hire before you set off for the day, your Holiday Couriers can provide details of local ski hire company websites, meaning you can go online, reserve your gear, and you’ll be fitted with everything you need quicker and have maximum time on the slopes.

Book online or call our holiday advisors on 01606 787685

Walking

Walking and hiking

Bella Tola campsite is in the Pfyn-Finges Naturepark, in the Swiss region that is also home to the stunning Matterhorn. Yet despite the high peaks all around you, walking is easy here, thanks to a fantastic network of 'Wanderwegs' or footpaths. The scenery is extremely diverse too, with vineyards, alpine pastures, snow-capped peaks and the largest glaciers in Switzerland; not to mention several regional and national nature parks for you to explore. This area is also ideal for nature and bird lovers, with flower filled meadows from mid May to late June, echoing with the call of marmots as they emerge from their burrows. It’s also possible to spot ibexes and chamois here, as well as the ubiquitous dairy cows and goats with their trademark bells.

Eurocamp Active - Walking
Eurocamp Active - Walking

Walking booklet

To help you make the most of your Walking parc, we offer our exclusive booklet with 6 bespoke routes for download from your holiday file on all walking parcs.

Eurocamp Active - Walking
Eurocamp Active Walk Gradings

Suitable for all ages. Some are also suitable for pushchairs (listed on terrain information for a particular walk). Total distance of track does not exceed 10km. Flat or gentle hills. No steep sections, no scrambling. Can include up to 200m of ascent/decent. Adequate signs at majority of intersections. Walkers need no previous experience but are expected to exercise normal care regarding their personal safety, especially in tidal zones.

Overview of our 6 exclusive Eurocamp walking routes

Walking route
Diffculty level
Distance
Highest Point
Height Change
Walking Time
Access
Pfyn-Finges Nature Park via The Bhutan BridgeModerate8.1 km873 m244 m2.5 hrs (approx.)Direct from parc
Saastal Riverside WalkLeisurely8.3 km1693 m200 m2.5 hrs (approx.)1 hour drive from parc - the walk may not be possible in May/early June due to the height of the river
The Planet Path to the Weisshorn HotelChallenging10.6 km2357 m668 m4 hrs (approx.)40 minutes drive from parc – then funicular to start of walk. The walk may not be possible in May/early June due to snow
Torrentalp to AlbinenChallenging6.2 km1973 m628 m3 hrs (approx.)35 minutes drive from parc – then cable car to start of walk
Pfyn and the Bois de FingesLeisurely3.7 km577 m5 m1.5 hrs (approx.)10 minutes drive from parc
Around Lac de MoiryModerate8.8 km2269 m374 m3.5 hrs (approx.)1 hour drive from parc

Book online or call our holiday advisors on 01606 787685