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Old 25.03.2019, 16:08
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i'm going to tack onto this thread with a bit of a twist because i think it fits with the themes but let me know if i should start a new thread.

i'm interested in getting primarily into the french alps and italian dolimites this year. though i'd prefer more stripped down campsites like the op is looking for, i'd don't have a problem using the more family oriented / facility ladden campgrounds in these areas of europe to lay my head down at night while i do some power hiking during the day.

i get the sense campgrounds can fill up even in these mountains during the summer in europe.

so my question is do i have to book these mountain campgrounds in advance to make sure i have a spot and if so how far in advance? my guess is july and aug are peak months but what about may, june and sept?

i would so prefer to just be able to NOT book anything in advance so i can let the trip dictate itself to me in real time based on what i discover vs have to be in campground x, y and z on a given night if possible.

also, since some of these areas tend to be a little remote, if i show up to a campground and things are booked in the entire area not just that campground, and i just needs space to set up my tent, will they be cool with it? i'm more than willing to pay for the spot of course.

any first hand experience welcomed. also, my question equally applies to the swiss alps and perhaps austria as well.

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Before and after school holidays is usually no problem without reservation. Except not on weekends. Anyhow better to book.
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Before and after school holidays is usually no problem without reservation. Except not on weekends. Anyhow better to book.

thx for the input. would you know if the late spring to summer holidays are pretty similar between france, swiss and italy or do they vary a lot from country to country?
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thx for the input. would you know if the late spring to summer holidays are pretty similar between france, swiss and italy or do they vary a lot from country to country?
In France the main time is August. And its crazy busy. In Italy they seem to have holidays from June onwards to mid september. Switzerland school holidays generally July/august. Depends on the area in each country. June or September is generally the best time. June can be unpredictable weather wise. September usually more stable
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In France the main time is August. And its crazy busy. In Italy they seem to have holidays from June onwards to mid september. Switzerland school holidays generally July/august. Depends on the area in each country. June or September is generally the best time.

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