La Riva (REF : Y12)

Via Poncione 3, Sorico (Como), 22010, Italy

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Quiet, tranquil and within walking distance of the beautiful village Sorico, La Riva is a picturesque campsite surrounded by towering mountains. Its location on the northern tip of Lake Como makes it ideal for exploring the alpine countryside and a peaceful break.

La Riva is excellently maintained, offering grassy pitches of a good size and shaded during the hottest part of the day. The owners work hard to preserve the site’s peaceful atmosphere, so entertainment is limited.

This campsite is perfect if you enjoy being outdoors. There’s plenty to see and do around the lake with top attractions including ornate houses, museums and the grand Como Cathedral. With Milan just over an hour’s drive away, you're also within easy reach of the fashion capital of the world.

Around and About

Sorico, Como, Colico, Lecco, Milan, Bellagio, St Moritz, Lugano, Tennis, Mini golf, Cycle routes, Walking trails, Water sports, Golf, Horse riding.

Things to do on site ...

  • Bike hire
  • Fishing
  • Playground

Facilities on site ...

  • Bar
  • Barbecues allowed:: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities -: good
  • Late arrivals area without electric hook-up
  • Motorhome service point
  • Swimming pool
  • TV room
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi availability: bar

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Latest arrival time - low: 9:00 PM

Latest arrival time - high: 9:00 PM

Earliest departure time - low: 8:00 AM

Earliest departure time - high: 8:00 AM

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27 miles from Sondrio. From Lecco take the S36 towards Colico and Sondrio, at the end of the tunnels continue on the S36 towards Chiavenna cross the bridge, then turn left on to the S340 towards Sorico (signposted Como and Menaggio) After crossing the bridge turn left after 0.5 miles/0.8km into Via Poncione, continue past Camping Poncione to La Riva. The route west of the lake is very narrow with overhanging rocks –and requires care. Very large or wide outfits would be better to avoid this route.

Sites key: Overseas Site

Postcode:
22010
Region:
Italy
Distance to Calais: (kms)
1166
GPS:
Lat 46.17152 / Lon 9.39302
Michelin map no.
562

Transport links

  • Buses go to: Colico, Como
  • Daily public transport within 2 kms

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excellent site with amazing scenery

Had a great week at this excellent site in early September. Superb location and largish pitches by Italian standards. Great views of lake, river and surrounding mountains and located next to river and a really nice grassed area. Site is maintained to a very high standard with excellent facilities and really nice swimming pool
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Sat by campsite Pool

This is our second year here at this wonderful site with excellent facilities. The pitches are small compared to UK standards but we'll segregated by trees offer welcome shade. The site is well run a very tidy, with staff very helpful and English is widely spoken. The site sits on the northern edge of Lake Como which is quieter surrounded by mountains making the views breath taking. For the essentials there is a short pleasant walk to the village (Sorico) which has restaurants and small supermarket. The only downside is mobile reception is sporadic, they may be good? The site has a small bar/ cafe and you can enjoy the water by renting pedalos, canoes etc. Looking forward to planning our next trip here.
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What's not to like!

This is a family run site and we've just returned from our second visit, the first being six years ago. The views are stunning and the evening lightening storms are amazing. Plenty to do in terms of local history, cycling, walking and there is good access to Bellagio, Como, Milan and St. Moritz. Locally, the waterfall at Chiavenna is a must see, Colicco and Gravadona along with Menagio are great places to go with plenty of restaurants/bars serving great food in lovely surroundings. In the village of Sorrico there is a fantastic bakery but get there early as the freshly baked brioche and bread sell out quickly! Spluga pizzeria and restaurant is a must go to, sit outside to fully appreciate the waiters fate....... If you successfully navigate your way through the tunnels you'll find a friendly welcome awaits from Anna and the team at La Riva. The pool, toilets/showers and service areas are spotless. The added bonus is direct access onto the lake. The only thing that stops me giving the place a 5 is the wifi being largely limited to the reception/bar area.
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Very nice site

Stayed here for 6 nights in early September. Checking in was easy and the lady spoke very good English. The site itself was very clean and not too busy. Took a drive down to Como for the day along the West side road although I would not recommend this road with a caravan or large motor home despite what others many say. If you do not suffer from any damage then you would be extremely lucky. A day visit to Varenna was probably our highlight and if you do go then drive past the town square and park in the multi storey car park which was reasonably priced and better than driving around trying to get a free park. Not too sure what you would do with a motor home though. Ah the joys of having a caravan!
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Stunning Site Location

Arrived via the west side of the lake (no issues with a 7.4 metre caravan), although the road can be a little narrow in places. The site was easy to find, just off the main road. We arrived in July and the campsite is very full then with pitches very close together. At times driving around the site is tricky with not much room to manoeuvre (a couple of people had to move their cars when we passed through with the caravan on tow). The site is very pleasant with absolutely stunning views of the mountains surrounding it. The facilities are clean & well cared for, with a lovely pool if you fancy taking a dip. The pitches all have water for each caravan, but no drainage so you’ll need to use your waste tank. Electricity is a little tight at 6 amps, so we used gas for the fridge & hot water, even then it still tripped out occasionally. Easy access to the village of Sorico via the lakeside footpath. Further afield there is much to explore around the lake with Menaggio, Bellagio & Varenna being particularly picturesque. Ferries across the lake are frequent in the main areas. All in all a great campsite that I don’t hesitate in recommending.

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