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Campsite Riarena ****

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Guide price €48.80

Campsite Riarena is a campsite in Cugnasco, Ticino, located in a wood and a river/stream.The campsite has which are marked out, pitches without shade and pitches with some shade. It is possible to rent caravans. The campsite has a playground and a sports ground.

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The following rules apply to pets at (Camping Riarena):
- Dog(s) permitted in low season (if on a lead)
- Dog(s) permitted in high season (if on a lead)

For sportive holidaymakers the camp site offers various cycle routes. There is an entertainment programme. The camp site has an outdoor swimming pool and a toddlers' pool. You can swim nearby in river/stream.

You don't always have to cook, as the camp site has a snack bar, pizzeria, restaurant (with snack menu) and restaurant (with full menu). The camp site also supplies fresh bread. You can also use the internet, as you can access the internet with your own laptop in 80% of the camp site.

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Detail information about this campsite

A.J. Brink This inspector visits Campsite Riarena every year and inspects the campsite on the basis of more than 200 amenities and other points of interest. The inspector is an ACSI staff member and does not work for the campsite.

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Average rating: 8.1

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Swimming pool
Food and drink

David Wood, on this campsite in June 2018


Travelling party: Single

Excellent little site. Showers and toilet

Anna, on this campsite in April 2018


Travelling party: Couple

A revisit to this site for us as a stopover, it is expensive site for us at CHF 28 including the taxes. The site is under new owners from our last visit and they are doing work to the site, there seems to be less trees and better space. Pitches are marked and good size, mainly level. Swiss electrics but you can borrow an adaptor for a deposit at reception. Good wash block facilities, hot showers, large area, toilet paper. Area to walk dog just outside the campsite, very helpful and friendly staff. Swimming pool not open to comment.

Steve Russell, on this campsite in July 2017


Travelling party: Seniors

A pleasant site with excellent children facilities. There are cycle tracks by the site and pleasant wooded walks. A special plug adapter is required but this can be got from Reception with a returnable deposit.

Penny Reynolds, on this campsite in September 2016


Travelling party: Couple

This is a real gem of a site, set amongst the trees it offers some sun and shade at various times of the day. We found the owner really pleasant and the surrounding area with all the cycle paths a delight. The swimming pool is a lovely addition to the site. Originally intended as a stopover site we stayed 4 days and would have stayed more if time had allowed. Locarno is just a short drive or a longer cycle away and is picture perfect. Will definately return there is nothing here not to like.

Bongoheath, on this campsite in June 2016


Travelling party: Couple

This is a good location close to Lake Maggiore. Some of the pitches are on the small side or our 7m tent. We did a beautiful drive into the mountains as the weather was not great one day. Through Ascona, Santa Maria Maggiore to Domodossola and then down the motorway and back along the Lake (by which time the sun was out). The road goes right along the lakeside and you can stop for lunch at beautiful Cannobio. Go through the town and there is a car park on the right suitable for vans and car with top boxes. Only a short walk from the end of the promenade. The campsite had a good sized pool and good toilet facilities. The restaurant was popular but we did not try it. The owners were German and helpful but a little unfriendly. I did not get a smile out of them. Down the road in the supermarket everything is in Italian. Euros can be used but you will get the change in Swiss Francs. We managed to spend ours on coffees on the motorway. Do not forget to buy your vignette.

Anna, on this campsite in May 2014


Travelling party: Couple

Camp site with rustic charm set amongst trees. Mainly level pitches, chocks only needed to make van exactly level. Toilet facilities excellent, staff very helpful. Used as a stop over for travelling south. Several annual pitches but didn't detract. Dodgy electrics so we had to use our gas. Shaded pitches, Peaceful.

mwbarnes, on this campsite in June 2012


Travelling party: Couple

A large compact site with about 200 pitches including some permanent caravans. The pitches are on grass and mostly under trees and the pitches are quite close together.
The toilet and shower blocks were modern and clean. Hot water was free.
The site has a small shop and bread etc can be ordered. There is also a nice restaurant and bar on site as well as an outdoor swimming pool.
There is a motor home service point as well as a chemical disposal point.
Although the site is in Switzerland but close to the Italian border we found that they did accept Euro’s as currency as well as Swiss Francs.
We found we needed a special type of electrical adaptor (not the usual continental type) for the Mains electric but the reception had one that we were able to borrow.
We arrived here on a Friday and the traffic in the area was horrendous but the camp site is well signed. Do not use Sat nav but follow the directions in the ACSI book !

General information

Guide price 1
Guide price 2
Period of opening
15-03-2019 till 20-10-2019
3.2 ha
Number of touring pitches
100 (70 - 100m2)
Number of permanent pitches
Number of accommodation units for hire
Campsite suitable for disabled persons

* Amenities in bold are not included in the overnight price. Some may need to be paid for. (This does not imply that all amenities not in bold are free!)

Popular amenities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
    • surface area:250 m2
    • period:15-05/30-09
  • Wifi 80-100% coverage
    • wifi 80-100% coverage free
  • Dog(s) in high season (on lead)
    • Max. total:2
  • ACSI Club ID is accepted as an identity document
  • Wifi 80-100% coverage
    • wifi 80-100% coverage free
At the reception
  • Reservation with CampingCard ACSI also possible
  • ACSI Club ID is accepted as an identity document
  • Advance booking recommended for high season
  • Credit cards accepted
    • credit card:Diners Club | MasterCard | Visa Card
  • Payment by debit card/Maestro possible
  • Reception easily accessible for the disabled
  • Languages spoken at reception (during the main season)
    • languages:German | English | French | Italian
Campsite rules
  • Dog(s) in high season (on lead)
    • Max. total:2
  • Dog(s) in low season (on lead)
    • Max. total:2
  • Caravans allowed
  • Tents allowed
  • Small extra tent permitted
  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Twin-axle vehicles permitted
  • Barbecues permitted
    • type of BBQ:charcoal | electricity | gas
  • Dog(s) in high season (on lead)
    • Max. total:2
  • Dog(s) in low season (on lead)
    • Max. total:2
Toilet facilities
  • Washbasins: hot water
  • Washbasins: cold water
  • Individual washcabins: hot water
  • Individual washcabins: cold water
  • Children's sanitary facilities
  • Standard toilets
  • Toilet paper provided
  • Family toilet facilities
  • Chemical toilet disposal point
  • Toilet-shower combination (215cmsx215cms minimum)
  • Showers: hot water
  • Showers: cold water
  • Water and toilet facilities for disabled people in the same building as for the other campers
  • Shower seat / shower chair (folding or mobile) approximately 48 cm high
  • Canteen/restaurant has toilet adapted for disabled people
  • Baby room
  • Tap without push control
Ground and vegetation
  • Pitches with some shade
  • Unshaded pitches
  • Marked pitches
  • Grass
  • Sand
Washing, washing-up, cooking
  • Washing up sinks: hot water
  • Washing up sinks: cold water
  • Washing machine(s)
  • Laundry sinks: cold water
  • Laundry sinks: hot water
  • Dryers
  • Ironing facilities
Food, drink and groceries
  • Breakfast available
  • Fresh bread available at the camp site
  • Groceries: limited selection
  • Shop/supermarket with level entrance or with ramp
  • Restaurant (with ample choice)
  • Restaurant (limited choice)
  • Canteen/restaurant with level entrance or with ramp
  • Snack bar
  • Pizzeria
  • Takeaway meals
  • Communal barbecue area
  • Freezing for cooling elements
  • Exchanging of gas cylinders
Available to hire at the campsite
  • Caravans
    • total:7
  • Outdoor swimming pool
    • surface area:250 m2
    • period:15-05/30-09
  • Toddlers' pool (ages 1-3, < 40 cm)
    • surface area:100 m2
    • period:15-05/30-09
  • River/stream swimming (max. 0.1 km)
  • Sunbathing area
Water sports and recreation
  • Fishing
For children
  • Children's playground: large
  • Toddlers' pool (ages 1-3, < 40 cm)
    • surface area:100 m2
    • period:15-05/30-09
  • Entertainment programme: Children (at least 2x a week - h.s.)
    • languages:German
    • period:01-07/06-08
  • Children's playground: small
  • Games room
  • Mini club (at least 4x a week - high season)
    • languages:German
  • Children's sanitary facilities
  • Baby room
  • Video games
Sport and games
  • Table tennis table
  • Multi-sports field
Recreation (adults)
  • Entertainment for children from 13 to 18 years (at least 2x a week)
    • languages:German
    • period:01-07/06-08
  • Entertainment programme: Adults (at least 2x a week - h.s.)
    • languages:German
    • period:01-07/06-08
  • Fishing
  • Cycle routes starting at the camp site
    • level:easy
  • Marked out walking routes near the camp site
    • level:easy
  • Games room
  • Pool or billiards
  • Television
  • Video games
Situation of campsite
  • Situated on river/stream (max. 0.1 km)
  • Located in a wood
  • Close to motorway junction (< 10 km)
    • distance:5 km
  • Public transport near the camp site (max. 0.5 km)
    • distance:0,5 km
  • Shopping opportunities in the vicinity (< 10 km)
    • distance:2 km
For motorhomes
  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Special facilities for motorhomes
  • Also suitable for motorhomes > 8m and > 4 tonnes
Pitch amenities
  • Also suitable for caravans > 5.5m, excluding towbar
  • Electrical hook-ups possible to maximum %s amps
    • Max. electricity:10 ampère
  • Toilet-shower combination (215cmsx215cms minimum)
  • Water and toilet facilities for disabled people in the same building as for the other campers
  • Shower seat / shower chair (folding or mobile) approximately 48 cm high
  • Special pitches for disabled people
  • Special parking spaces for disabled people
  • Canteen/restaurant with level entrance or with ramp
  • Canteen/restaurant has toilet adapted for disabled people
  • Shop/supermarket with level entrance or with ramp
  • Tap without push control
  • Reception easily accessible for the disabled
  • Footpaths and roads are lit
  • Patrolled grounds
  • Quiet during the day and at night
  • Special parking spaces for disabled people
  • Special pitches for disabled people
Address & Route

Would you like to book Campsite Riarena or request more information? You can do both using the information below or by visiting the campsite's website.

  • Campsite Riarena
    Via Campeggio 1
    6516 / Cugnasco

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  • Coordinates: 46°10'11"N 8°54'50"E
  • A2, exit Bellinzona-Süd/Locarno. After 8 km turn right to airfield. Continue towards Gordola-Gudo. Direction Gudo. In Cugnasco follow camping signs.

  • +41918591688

  • +41918592885

  • Send this campsite an e-mail

  • www.campingriarena.ch

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The weather on this campsite

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Max. 28.7° 26.6° 25.9° 25.3° 27.9° 29.9° 31.2°
Min. 16.6° 16.9° 15.8° 16° 14.7° 16.1° 17.4°
Precipitation 20% 55% 65% 65% 5% 5% 15%
Wind direction W W W W W W W
Wind speed 3 2 2 2 3 3 3

Average temperature


Relative humidity Precipitation total (mm) Hours of sunshine
Jan 80% 74 4
Feb 67% 27 6
Mar 62% 101 6
Apr 65% 304 6
May 73% 166 6
Jun 70% 330 7
Jul 70% 246 7
Aug 77% 205 7
Sep 78% 274 6
Oct 81% 239 5
Nov 78% 248 4
Dec 75% 88 3
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