Naturcamping Viva

Rueras, Canton of Grisons, Switzerland

The picture-perfect mountain panorama in view, lush green meadows all around - anyone who looks out of their tent or tiny house in the morning can hardly believe how beautiful it is here. The “Viva” nature campsite is idyllically located below the village of Rueras in the Graubünden valley directly on the Rhine, which is still a small stream here.

Nicole has been looking after this great place with a lot of passion and commitment since autumn 2020. She is supported by a cheerful team. Together they have already created a lot of new things and still have lots of exciting expansion plans. A sauna is currently being built to make camping even more comfortable, especially in winter. Yes, exactly. You can camp and ski here in winter. A fairly inexpensive alternative for passionate winter sports enthusiasts.

This place is intended to give guests big and small the opportunity to enjoy untouched nature and at the same time relax in an environmentally friendly way. A place for like-minded people who want to really recharge their batteries without having to travel long. There are a total of 100 parking spaces and five tiny houses, four of which have a well-equipped kitchen. The houses are minimalistically furnished in natural colors with high-quality wooden fittings. And there is everything you need. It's usually a lot less than you think.

If you don't want to cook yourself, you'll be well served in the excellent on-site restaurant. Here you can find delicious and popular classics of Swiss cuisine such as capuns (a type of chard roulade with cheese), bizochels (a type of spaetzle with herbs and mountain cheese), local cheese fondue, wild salad with nuts, barley soup and delicious cakes. Many hikers and day trippers also like to stop here. You simply have a wonderful view of the mountains from the table. The interior is cozy and there is a fireplace for those colder days. “Bien di” here means “good day” and that applies to most days here.

Rooms + Rates

per night
Stellplatzfrom53 €
Tiny Housefrom113 €


ArchitectureA new building made of straw, clay and lime by the architect “Atelier Schmidt” is planned for 2025. This building will then provide space for courses (pottery, yoga, herbal courses) and coworking.

FoodMainly seasonal products such as meat and cheese only from the region are offered here. The garden is intended to grow as a permaculture garden in the long term.

The team works in flat hierarchies with a lot of commitment. There are regular team events. Everyone is allowed to make mistakes here and everyone supports each other. The employees live on the campsite in the summer.

EnvironmentSolar system and cleaning with effective microorganisms instead of chemicals, strict waste separation, no light pollution, local products (mostly organic quality) in the restaurant, raising guests' awareness of environmental issues, preserving habitats for insects and birds, upcycling furniture and repairs, selecting products that are as long-lasting as possible . Sustainability is always thought of socially, ecologically and economically here!


  • Nature campsite with tiny houses with a great view of the Graubünden mountains
  • Located at the source of the Rhine, in an impressive natural setting, on a beautiful, open plain
  • Small, rustic restaurant with local and homemade food, mostly organic
  • Herb garden for shared use
  • Lag da Claus swimming lake (45min on foot, 15min by bike)
  • Indoor swimming pool and wellness options in the village
  • Countless hiking opportunities right outside the door and several Alpine passes in the region - perfect for hiking, biking, paragliding, snowshoe tours, carriage rides, cross-country ski trails, skiing, forest bathing, and much more
  • Many excursion options in the region, including gold mining

Campsite + tiny houses5 houses, 100 parking spacesOwn cooking facilities + restaurantChildren welcomeWi-Fino disabled accessno PoolPets allowed


  • Campsite with 100 pitches and 5 tiny houses
  • 4 tiny houses with their own cooking facilities, 2 of the houses with their own toilet
  • Heated, modern sanitary facilities (including washing machines)
  • Restaurant + small shop with food for hiking or cooking yourself
  • Playground, picnic area, fire pit
  • Bread roll service with fresh bread from the local baker
  • Stream and ponds for swimming right on site
  • Also open in winter


Zum naturnah gelegenen Campingplatz am Dorfrand von Rueras gehört ein kleines Betriebsgebäude mit einem familiär geführten Restaurant und den sanitären Anlagen sowie eine offene Fläche, auf der sich nebst den Stellplätzen für Camper auch fünf liebevoll ausgestattete Tiny Homes befinden. Und genau in einem dieser Tiny Homes – dem Tiny Home Flurina – durften wir ein sportlich-genussvolles Winterwochenende geniessen., September 2023

Der Campingplatz setzt auf eine leckere vegetarische Küche, erbaute seine Tiny Houses ökologisch nachhaltig und trennt und recycelt jegliche Abfälle. Nachhaltigkeit in allen Formen zu leben, ist der Betreiberin ein grosses Anliegen. Im Campingrestaurant geniesst man ein Fondue aus dem Dorf und wer Lust auf ein Lagerfeuer hat, kann das Holz vor Ort beziehen. Direkt vor dem Camping befindet sich zudem eine 15 km lange Langlaufloipe und eine zwei Kilometer lange Nachtloipe. Ausserdem befindet sich der Campingplatz mitten im Freeride- und Skitourenparadies Disentis-Sedrun und der Skiarena Andermatt-Sedrun-Disentis.

Martin Hoch,, September 2023
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Rooms + Rates

per night
Stellplatzfrom53 €
Tiny Housefrom113 €

Location + Directions

By car

From Chur it takes a good hour to get to Rueras (72 km). From Bern it takes just under 3 hours (166 km), from Lugano it takes around 2 hours (124 km) and from Zurich it takes just under 2 hours (130 km). Attention: The Oberalp Pass is closed in winter. Please note the new directions on the website. The exact address can also be found there.

With public transport

There is the option of taking the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway to Rueras. The train station is about 1 km from the campsite.