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Ticino: What to do when you get there?

Ticino is a scenic Italian-speaking canton of southern Switzerland, situated between the Swiss and Italian Alps and provinces of Northern Italy such as Lake Como. This stunning destination is composed of picturesque lakes like Lake Lugano and charming stone villages, like the 12 villages of Bavona Valley – a perfect place for cycling and hiking. Add to this the beautiful Castles of Bellinzona, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the UNESCO World Heritage mountain, Monte San Giorgio and a whole host of opportunities to bungee jump, paraglide and try some canyoning, and you have one brilliant holiday destination.

Culture and Cuisine

Ticino’s largest city, Lugano, a picturesque lake-side holiday destination, in the south of this region, has a whole host of arts, culture and great views to offer its visitors. Hike up Monte San Salvatore - a peak overlooking this destination and its lake, Lake Lugano, or take the cable car, for panoramic views of the area’s surrounding mountains. This stunning city, with its exciting blend of Swiss and Mediterranean atmospheres, boasts a whole host of great restaurants showcasing the delicious Italian-Swiss cuisine of the region.

Bellinzona, another town in the Ticino region, is an incredibly picturesque destination, world-famous for its castles and great ‘grotto’ restaurants serving brilliant local cuisine. This area also boasts a charming local produce market on Sundays, and great mountain biking and hiking routes just out of the city, as well as the Ponte Tibetano Bridge that’s definitely worth crossing - suspended at 426 feet over a thick-forested valley far, far below.

Paragliding and Bungee Jumping

For incredible views, do some paragliding in this location. Take off from Monte Tamaro for an unbelievable adrenaline rush and to gain a whole new perspective of Lakes Lugano, Locarno and Maggiore - a perspective that few other tourists get to see them from. Paraglide off the 1620m peak of Monte Lema, for views of snow-topped Alps or from Mornera for great views of the Medieval Castles of Bellinzona.

For pop culture fans and those who want to follow in the footsteps of the world’s greatest spy, head to the Verzasca Dam, approximately 10km north-east of the lakeside southern Swiss city of Locarno, to recreate 007’s jump shown in the 1995 film, GoldenEye. Jump from 220m at this iconic location for a world-famous thrill, that’s even better at night.

Canyoning

The Ticino region is a fantastic destination for canyoning enthusiasts, or those that are looking to try the sport. With peaks and waterfalls aplenty, this destination offers next-level opportunities to practice the sport. Take a heli-canyoning excursion and do some canyoning in hard-to-reach locations, for abseiling and jumps into crystal clear pools.

The Boggera Canyon in the Valle di Cresciano, is a natural playground for all levels of canyonists, with routes for beginners and canyoning enthusiasts alike. This sunny canyon, approximately 15km north of Bellinzona, offers woodland hikes through chestnut forests, waterfalls to rappel down, whitewater swimming and natural tobogganing adventures.

 

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Around Ticino

Ascona
1 activity
Lugano
2 activities
Madesimo
5 activities
Domodossola
3 activities
Lake Como
22 activities
Ilanz
1 activity
Soglio
1 activity
Thusis
1 activity
Engelberg
3 activities
Brig-Glis
8 activities
Oberland
1 activity
St Moritz
4 activities
Interlaken
29 activities
Sondrio
1 activity
Valtellina
4 activities
Alagna Valsesia
23 activities
Zermatt
7 activities
Gressoney
4 activities
Lucerne
13 activities
Kandersteg
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Davos
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Zinal
1 activity
Zinal
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Bergamo
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Niouc
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Sierre
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Milan
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Klosters
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Diemtigtal
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Thun
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Arolla
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Sion
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Montafon
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Gstaad
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Feldkirch
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Zurich
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Vezza d'Oglio
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Diablerets
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Verbier
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Scuol
2 activities
St. Gallen
1 activity
Ponte di Legno
6 activities
Château d’Oex
7 activities
Aosta Valley
33 activities
Ischgl
2 activities
Tonale Pass
8 activities
Gruyeres
1 activity
Brescia
2 activities
Lech am Arlberg
3 activities
St. Anton am Arlberg
2 activities
Lake Idro
1 activity
Villeneuve
4 activities
Gran Paradiso National Park
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Montreux
3 activities
Bregenz
7 activities
Châtel
2 activities
Châtel, Portes du Soleil
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Kleinwalsertal
19 activities
Courmayeur
6 activities
Valgrisenche
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Chamonix Mont-Blanc
80 activities
Avoriaz, Portes du Soleil
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Lake Ledro
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Radolfzell
2 activities
La Thuile
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Morzine, Portes du Soleil
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Samoëns, Le Grand Massif
10 activities
Oberstdorf
12 activities
Arco
16 activities
Lake Garda
60 activities
Turin
2 activities
Les Gets
1 activity
Fischen im Allgäu
2 activities
Flaine, Le Grand Massif
13 activities
Les Gets, Portes du Soleil
8 activities
Lausanne
2 activities
Sallanches
5 activities
Les Carroz, Le Grand Massif
4 activities
Lechtal
10 activities
Val d'Isère
1 activity
Sonthofen
4 activities
Val d'Isère, Espace Killy
13 activities
Immenstadt
4 activities
Bonneval-sur-Arc, Haute Maurienne
5 activities
Les Arcs, Paradiski
12 activities
Les Arcs
3 activities
Tignes, Espace Killy
32 activities
Tignes
1 activity
Val d'Arly
1 activity
Imst
18 activities
Mieussy
1 activity
Megève, Evasion Mont Blanc
12 activities
Megève
1 activity
Thonon-les-Bains
11 activities
Trentino
15 activities
Bessans, Haute Maurienne
9 activities
Tannheimer Tal
1 activity
Ötztal
41 activities
Les Saisies
3 activities
Le Grand-Bornand
2 activities
Le Grand-Bornand, Massif des Aravis
4 activities
La Plagne
1 activity
La Plagne, Paradiski
9 activities
Val Cenis, Haute Maurienne
10 activities
La Clusaz
2 activities
La Clusaz, Massif des Aravis
9 activities
Montgirod Centron
8 activities
Métabief
1 activity
Bolzano
2 activities
Füssen
1 activity
Courchevel, Les Trois Vallées
11 activities
Annemasse
2 activities

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        Ticino: What to do when you get there?

        Ticino is a scenic Italian-speaking canton of southern Switzerland, situated between the Swiss and Italian Alps and provinces of Northern Italy such as Lake Como. This stunning destination is composed of picturesque lakes like Lake Lugano and charming stone villages, like the 12 villages of Bavona Valley – a perfect place for cycling and hiking. Add to this the beautiful Castles of Bellinzona, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the UNESCO World Heritage mountain, Monte San Giorgio and a whole host of opportunities to bungee jump, paraglide and try some canyoning, and you have one brilliant holiday destination.

        Culture and Cuisine

        Ticino’s largest city, Lugano, a picturesque lake-side holiday destination, in the south of this region, has a whole host of arts, culture and great views to offer its visitors. Hike up Monte San Salvatore - a peak overlooking this destination and its lake, Lake Lugano, or take the cable car, for panoramic views of the area’s surrounding mountains. This stunning city, with its exciting blend of Swiss and Mediterranean atmospheres, boasts a whole host of great restaurants showcasing the delicious Italian-Swiss cuisine of the region.

        Bellinzona, another town in the Ticino region, is an incredibly picturesque destination, world-famous for its castles and great ‘grotto’ restaurants serving brilliant local cuisine. This area also boasts a charming local produce market on Sundays, and great mountain biking and hiking routes just out of the city, as well as the Ponte Tibetano Bridge that’s definitely worth crossing - suspended at 426 feet over a thick-forested valley far, far below.

        Paragliding and Bungee Jumping

        For incredible views, do some paragliding in this location. Take off from Monte Tamaro for an unbelievable adrenaline rush and to gain a whole new perspective of Lakes Lugano, Locarno and Maggiore - a perspective that few other tourists get to see them from. Paraglide off the 1620m peak of Monte Lema, for views of snow-topped Alps or from Mornera for great views of the Medieval Castles of Bellinzona.

        For pop culture fans and those who want to follow in the footsteps of the world’s greatest spy, head to the Verzasca Dam, approximately 10km north-east of the lakeside southern Swiss city of Locarno, to recreate 007’s jump shown in the 1995 film, GoldenEye. Jump from 220m at this iconic location for a world-famous thrill, that’s even better at night.

        Canyoning

        The Ticino region is a fantastic destination for canyoning enthusiasts, or those that are looking to try the sport. With peaks and waterfalls aplenty, this destination offers next-level opportunities to practice the sport. Take a heli-canyoning excursion and do some canyoning in hard-to-reach locations, for abseiling and jumps into crystal clear pools.

        The Boggera Canyon in the Valle di Cresciano, is a natural playground for all levels of canyonists, with routes for beginners and canyoning enthusiasts alike. This sunny canyon, approximately 15km north of Bellinzona, offers woodland hikes through chestnut forests, waterfalls to rappel down, whitewater swimming and natural tobogganing adventures.

         

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