BELLISSIMO TICINO: TIPS FOR EXCURSIONS BEFORE THE CONCERT
Switzerland’s sunniest place offers action, enjoyment and relaxation at the same time. We have put together a handful of tips on how you can enjoy the day before your concert experience at the Piazza Grande. And no matter which excursion you choose, it will definitely be an unforgettable day.
Lido Ascona: Enjoy the day with your friends at the Lido of Ascona. Bathing fun paired with restaurants, bars and sports facilities provide for action and make a cosy get-together possible. At «Beach Ascona» you can leave your footprints in the sand while sipping a fresh drink to down-tempo music. Cheers!
A wet pleasure:Rafting and canyoning will allow you to experience the action of nature. There is a mixture of hiking, climbing, abseiling, swimming and lots of water fun. And all this in the beautiful Ticino countryside. The new trend sport Stand Up Paddling (SUP) is an attractive alternative for those who like to take it easier yet still want to move actively in the water.
Mountain biking is an excellent way to discover the hidden corners of our valleys. The routes signposted by SchweizMobil on Cardada, Alta Verzasca and Alpe di Neggia offer various levels of difficulty. But the three tours have something in common; beautiful scenery with a fantastic view in the midst of nature.
WITH THE LOVED ONE
Cosy and romantic: Walk with your loved one hand in hand along the lake from Ascona to Tenero, watching the ducks during a picnic or enjoying a delicious lunch in one of the lake restaurants. This tour can also be done by bicycle.
Romantic on the lake: Glide over Lago Maggiore with the pedalo and feel the suns warmth against your skin. Jump into the water from time to time to refresh yourself and cool off. You can rent the pedalos at one of the many rental shops.
WITH THE FAMILY
Around the animals: Nowhere else can you get so close to eagles, falcons or owls as in the Falconeria Locarno. Immerse yourself in the world of majestic birds of prey. During spectacular performances, they sail in free flight over the heads of the amazed audience.
Further highlights: the pony riding after the show and the newly arrived wolf puppy. Thanks to the roofed sitting area, the show takes place throughout the year.
Wellness and water slide: The Lido Locarno is an ideal destination for the whole family. The «Badi» with its large playground on Lake Maggiore is equipped with indoor and outdoor pools. There are also great water slides and wellness areas in the adjacent spa «Termali Salini & Spa». Another highlight is the large sandy beach by the lake and the beach bar, which invites you to a refreshing drink or a delicious gelato. The Lido is open all year round and all weathers.
Sun and sea: Making your way around Lake Maggiore on a boat is always fun: whether on a trip to a market in Italy or to the beautiful Brissago Islands. On these islands there is always something new to experience, such as the exciting treasure hunt or the impressive botanical garden with plants from five continents.