Gemmi

Briannenstrasse 8, Susten, CH-3952, Switzerland

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Motorhomes
  • Peaceful stays
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

A small, friendly site in the delightfully scenic Valais region, Gemmi offers stunning mountain views from its large, spacious, level grass pitches. Its grounds are well-kept and amenities, though limited for children, are clean and tidy.

Fresh bread can be ordered every morning and guests can enjoy an evening meal in the on-site restaurant or from the takeaway cabin that opens in the evenings.

With the famous Matterhorn and the resort of Zermatt nearby, Gemmi is located near some of Switzerland’s best mountain scenery. The village of Leukerbad is pretty place to spend the day, while a trip to the nearby town of Sion with its twin castles comes highly recommended. Visitors can also stretch their legs on the numerous hiking paths in the area.

Around and About

Leuk, Susten, Illgraben, Gorwetschgrat, Swimming pool, Golf, Mini-golf, Tennis, Fishing (permit required), Horse riding, Walking tracks.

Things to do on site ...

  • Bike hire
  • Fishing
  • Playground

Facilities on site ...

  • Bar
  • Barbecues allowed:: gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities -: limited
  • Motorhome service point
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Takeaway
  • Wi-Fi charge

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Latest arrival time - low: 8:00 PM

Latest arrival time - high: 9:00 PM

Earliest departure time - low: 8:00 AM

Earliest departure time - high: 8:00 AM

Nearby

Supermarket notes:

Supermarket is less than 1km away

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Directions

15 miles east of Sion. Follow the A9 / E27 / E62. Close to Martigny take the A9 / E62. Leave the motorway at exit 29 (Sierre-Est) and follow blue signs to Brig and Simplon. Continue past Susten and after the Hotel Relais Bayard turn right at the "golf" roundabout (SP Agarn, Feithieren & Camping Torrent) Campsite entrance will be on the right just past Camping Torrent)

Sites key: Overseas Site

Postcode:
CH-3952
Region:
Switzerland
Distance to Calais: (kms)
896
GPS:
Lat 46.2977 / Lon 7.65944
Michelin map no.
552

Transport links

  • Buses go to: Susten
  • Daily public transport within 2 kms
  • Nearest port: Le Havre (849 kms)

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Fantastic location don’t overlook this

We booked 12 nights and decided on private bathroom what s fantastic place. Unfortunately for the site work was going on in the lane adjoining so bit of an early start for workers, so bit of noise still enjoyed our stay. Outwith owners control. Bread on site Crusty crains our favourite. Facilities great even though we paid for private facilities others were clean and spacious. Friendly hosts always busy making the site spik and span. Lots of places to visit Barrage Dixence, Moiry and the Pyramids At Evolene to name a few. Hopefully will return no downsides at all thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We had super pitch due to outfit size well worth the money fully serviced.
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Didn't live up to expectations

I'm sorry but I think we must have been at a different site from the other reviewers. We arrived and were greeted by Petra who held out a booking form, said our surname and then marched off to show us our pitch. Not very impressed and the lack of caravans also made me dubious. Her English was very poor and we had difficulty getting on the correct pitch. The pitch was adequate but I had concerns that if a caravan pitched in front and behind we would not get out due to an adjoining hedge. There is a note about any disturbance between 10pm and 8am but that doesn't seem to apply to the locals who use the bar as a local pub. We used the restaurant once and that was enough. Menu was small and service appalling. Meal was delivered and the Petra retired to the bar area to spend time with the locals. It took 45 mins for her to come back to see if we had finished. WiFi is available for a nominal fee of 10CHF per week, that's a joke! We paid Petra for WiFi and questioned whether this was for one device or more. We eventually got an answer that it didn't matter but more use would eat into the 10CHF. When we came to leave at the end of the week Mario demanded 50CHF for WiFi use. My wife told him we had already paid Petra but he was adamant she pay 50CHF. She did not and in the end he told her to "Just go". The irony is that we left site each morning 7am or earlier and returned after 8pm most days. How the hell could we use that amount of WiFi? This site would be ideal to use as a base as it is only 5mins drive from a main railway station but that is all it has going for it. I suggest these sites get visited before being recommended by the CAMC. For instance there are two pictures in the gallery of a lake, there is no lake anywhere nearby! Nearly all signs were in German and we all got the feeling they didn't want us there. Suffice to say, it is not a site we shall revisit.
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A real Swiss Gem!

We stumbled across this site a few years ago and have happily used it ever since. The site appears to be family run and the owners have always been friendly and extremely welcoming. We are a large outfit but have always been accommodated to suit as the pitches are generally large and more than adequate, with service facilities adjacent to most. I can not fault how clean the toilet blocks are and literally it is like being in a home from home. First impressions on arrival of the immediate area are generally quite stunning, considering the site is located in a town but the views, NEVER cease to take our breaths away the following morning when we open the caravan door and glance up in ore of the alps. We Love this site and are hoping to use it for many years to come all being well! Thoroughly recommend

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Lovely, well kept site

Beautiful campsite. There are mountain views everywhere you look and very centrally located just off the main road between Sion and Brig. A good spot for touring the region and there a local train station within walking distance, where you can also park the car every day. There are 2 good supermarkets in the local village of Susten and the Tourist Information Office, by the station, was also extremely helpful. Camping Gemmi is very well kept and peaceful. Have a 'curfew' between 10pm and 8am. Showers and toilets are some of the cleanest we've come across. You can order fresh bread every morning and they have small restaurant plus 'take-away' cabin which is open every evening. The owners, Mario and Petra, are extremely helpful. We stayed for 10 nights and would definitely return. They have a folder of recommended tours and walks from the site and we used several of these. Breathtaking views - if you've never been to Switzerland and are wondering about it, we would highly recommend staying at Camping Gemmi!
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Peace at last

This was our second stay in Gemmi. The owner and his wife always give a great welcome. They both work from morning till night keeping the site in immaculate order. The toilet facilities had been updated and were well maintained. Pitches were large and spacious. Wifi was great in the caravan and no problem using FaceTime. Great location for walking and recommend a trip to the nearby town of Sion with its twin castles. We think Gemmi is a hidden gem. Definitely will return.

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