For anyone wishing to spend a day on the lake, there are courses for stand-up paddle boarding, canoeing, and sailing, as well as trips out in a motorboat, or simply an unforgettable outing in a pedalo, discovering the great beauty of the area from the water.
As well as its truly unique panorama, this mountainous region offers visitors countless activities to do all year round. Make the most of the area’s pleasant climate and its astonishing natural beauty with walks and outings suitable for families and more intrepid guests alike. With footpaths and mountain bike trails to follow – as well as sites for paragliding – you are certain to enjoy the splendour of spring, summer, and autumn! On the mountain of Cardada Cimetta, you can also sample the very best specialities from Ticino.
Cycling around the Locarno area is easy and pleasant. There are plenty of routes suitable for all levels and types of cycles. For those who want to discover the city or nearby attractions by bicycle, the hotel has a number of city- and mountain bikes available, free of charge. If you bring your own, you can park it safely at the hotel.
Breath-taking countryside, a mild, temperate climate, itineraries ranging from flat ground trails to paths with more than a 20% gradient, and 2,300 hours of sunshine each year. This incredible setting is the place to plan rewarding excursions with your trusty companion: your bike! The area is vast and diverse, so you can pedal leisurely along the riverbanks and the shore of Lake Maggiore, or climb your way up the many valleys in the region. Here we have the perfect conditions for casual cyclists, mountain bikers, and professionals alike!
How about an early morning run? Just outside the Hotel there is a brilliant running route which skirts the shore of the lake, taking joggers to the stunning Bolle di Magadino nature reserve at the mouth of the river Ticino – 10km of pure nature! On your return, recharge your batteries with the buffet breakfast which has been designed for our sportier guests.
The Locarno region offers numerous proposals and courts for training, fun and competition. For all ages, in pairs or alone, on clay or synthetic ground, both outdoors and indoors, with the possibility of booking private lessons, to spend hours of fun and sport in the open air.
Tennis Club Locarno – www.tclocarno.ch
Tennis Club Ascona – www.tennisascona.com
Tennis Gordola – www.tennisgordola.ch
Play golf all year round in a spectacular natural setting, enhanced by the evocative backdrop of Lake Maggiore, with an inviting microclimate and radiant light.
Golf Gerre Losone - The 18-hole championship golf course measures 6250 metres with a par 71. The course is immersed in a natural landscape, mainly flat and suitable for players of all levels - www.golflosone.ch
Golf Patriziale Ascona - A course of the highest level, in absolute balance between tradition and innovation. The 18-hole, flat course is of a high technical standard, which makes both champions and players with a handicap of less than 30 enthusiastic - www.golfascona.ch