I am going to Zermatt (Breithorn, Castor/Pollux and Dom) and Canazei (Marmolada and some other via ferrate routes) in the second half of July. Can anybody recommend good campgrounds near these two locations? We would prefer climber campgrounds like the "Les Arolles" one in Chamonix and avoid the family packed campgrounds.
In Zermatt would you recommend staying in Zermatt itself or is it better to stay further down the valley and take the train up?
If you stay in Zermatt it will be more expensive than the rest of the valley. So if you don't want to spend too much money it would be better to stay in Täsch or Randa. If you don't mind spending a bit more money than Zermatt is much nicer than Täsch or Randa (with off course the view on the Matterhorn ).
For Canazei I can recommend Camping Vidor at Pozza die Fassa. Good starting point for Marmolada, Sellajoch, Passo di Pordoi. The camp site is clean and cosy with a view to Catinaccio. It has its own climbing rock right on the campsite.