We have stayed here several times as we like its high standards, large pitches, picturesque setting and rural feel, despite being convenient for the motorway. In fact, I stayed here in 2018 with the Bristol to the Bosphorus team on the first stop of the Bristanbul adventure.
Switzerland beckoned, and we had booked two different sites. This time we stopped in the Alp-free central region around Solothurn (south of Basle), before dropping down to Lac Lausanne near Geneva.
The most popular part of our holiday was going to the outdoor swimming pool centre next to our campsite in Solothurn.
With three outdoor swimming pools, diving boards, tunnel slide, and the adjoining river, the children were so happy here that they wanted to go to the swimming complex every day – and did. It also had a restaurant, volleyball area, outdoor chess and large grass areas for relaxing or picnics.
On the day we left, we took the motorhome to a Swiss equivalent of Go Ape – the Balmberg Rope Park. We’d called to check they had plenty of parking for motorhomes, but they didn’t mention that it was on the top of a hill, so the steep and twisty approach took us a bit by surprise. After going way out of our comfort zones on the challenging tree-top ropes and zip-wires, and getting soaked in a thunderstorm, we were glad to have dry clothes in the motorhome to change in to.
The weather wasn’t so good by the time we reached our second site on the edge of Lac Léman (Lake Geneva) in Switzerland, so we left a day early and spent an extra night in France on our way home. Having that sort of freedom and flexibility is what makes a motorhome perfect for touring Europe.