Do wheelchair users go camping?
There's no end to the questions!
Welland you want to enjoy a bit of comfort on holiday after all 😉 .
What campsites are available and are there accessible facilities such as washroom, toilets, Restaurant etc. ?
Let's start at the beginning:
Campsites in South Tyrol
So apparently there's a lot of that going on.
Once you start firing up the famous and universally beloved search engine...n, dann you get a long list of campsites - from luxury like glamping to spartan.
In total there are about 115 campsites.
So there is everything from 1-star to 5-star campsites, what the heart desires. In addition to glamping, there is camping at the lake, winter camping - then of course in a caravan or camper (who likes to sleep in a tent in winter 😉 ), camping in the Dolomites etc. pp.
The onlye, what South Tyrol does not have to offer here is a Nudist campsite, do do that, you have to drive a little further.
What is a "barrier-free campsite" for us?
Of course - without greenery around it and with the associated coziness it does not work.
Then, for us, ground-level entrances or at least easily accessible ramps belong to the buildings and by buildings we mean all buildings that can also be used by other guests. Restaurant, mini-market, reception, washroom - i.e. for washing dishes or laundry. - recreation room etc. The rest depends on the equipment of the campsite.
And last but not least - the wet room. This should have at least one barrier-free toilet per gender, barrier-free washbasins and barrier-free showers. with, - if you can use it would like to - shower seat and grab bars. So a barrier-free Bath, like it's regulation.
Something is missing? Ah, of course you should have the possibility to leave the campsite. South Tyrol is located in the mountains and certainly there is one or the other campsite that was built on a slope. By car and on foot you can get back up the slope relatively easily, but with a wheelchair it can be more difficult depending on the gradient.
So it would be great if we didn't have to cope with a gradient of 30 % every time we want to leave the campsite for an excursion, because we want to leave the camper/caravan on the site, otherwise our "dream scenario" won't come true.
And the e-handbike or traction device you brought along also wants to be used 😉
Are there campsites that meet these expectations?
We have made a small list - this is much easier than writing it all down here - and clearer.
In the overview you see 15 campsites, which according to CampingSouth Tyrol „are "handicapped accessible" (a total of 30 campsites out of 115). After activating the filter on CampingSüdtirol, we simply picked out the first 15 and did not sort any further). Then we researched on the Internet and tried to classify the campsites according to our criteria regarding accessibility.
Attention! This is really just internet research - we have not visited any of the campsites mentioned. (See more about this below)
(and that's probably the case with all holiday bookings 😉 )
You won't settle for that?
Then you are like us - we would also like to have a better overview of the different possibilities for barrier-free camping in South Tyrol and therefore here is our offer:
Drop us a comment!
- in which you let us know which campsite you would like to have a closer look at.
Of course, you can also write when you say:
Camping - barrier-free? What a nonsense - I'd much rather go to a hotel!
In any case, it's quite a bit of work to gather the information and we don't shy away from the work, BUT of course it would be great if this information was actually "used".
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