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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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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Lovely clean and quiet campsite at top end of Lake Como - and unlike other campsites (of which there are many) along the lake, La Riva have ensured that not all their lakeside pitches are taken by long-term caravans, so holiday guests do get the chance of a lakeside pitch, which we were lucky enough to get. In low season, pitches are very generous in size and we had plenty of room to park our 9m motorhome, put up an awning, and set up our loungers and table & chairs. Toilets and washing facilities are modern and kept very clean - showers cost €1 for 4 minutes (buy tokens from the bar) – considering the washing, washing up and laundry sinks allow users unlimited hot water, the charge for the showers seems a bit ‘tight’… Perhaps the club could negotiate for tokens to be included in the package? Washing machine is available for €5 Staff are very friendly – speak good English and happy to assist with bus and train times etc and the welcome pack on arrival is fantastic. Sadly the pool was shut (we arrived 24 September) but looked adequate in size – given the glorious weather we enjoyed during our stay, it would have been nice if the pool had been open, but this is a minor point. Local village (15 min walk) has a nice restaurant (Biffi) and little shop for the essentials. Larger supermarket is available in Domaso, or you have the hypermarket towards Colico. There is a nice cycle / footpath running along the campsite boundary and takes you around the lake – although after Domaso the path becomes difficult to follow and does involve cycling along the main road for a while – several nice eateries along the way although make sure you have a decent bike lock as an attempt was made on one of our bikes whilst parked up. Highly recommend driving or catching the bus into Menaggio and making use of the hop-on-off ferries to explore Verrano and Bellagio – you can also catch a bus to Colico which connects with the train into Milan. Given the size of our outfit, we approached via the east side of the lake and had no issues, except for the fact that the campsite is not signed until you are literally on top of the turning. When we left, we opted to route via Sondrio & Tirano and crossed Switzerland via the Bernina and Fluella passes – highly recommend for stunning scenery.
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What a gem!

We absolutely loved this site. It's in a beautiful setting right next to the water but, surrounded by mountains. So peaceful. Facilities are fine and staff are very friendly. Can't wait to go back.
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Great site

Fantastic site in a stunning location. Would highly recommend. Don't believe your sat nav as it tries to avoid sending you along the west side of the lake, it is easily passable and we were towing a 7 metre caravan. 
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