Let yourself be seduced by the southern charm, enjoy the Mediterranean climate and immerse yourself in nature in all its beauty. The region offers attractive leisure activities and accommodation for every need and pocket. Time is precious, so getting to your weekend break destination needs to be as straightforward as possible. You also want to experience things that are new to you and sense the change of culture. So, a short break in Switzerland by Lake Maggiore offers the perfect combination of exotic atmosphere and closeness to home.
Strolling along Ascona's picturesque lakeside promenade, sipping cappuccinos in the Piazza Grande, visiting museums, shopping, spending hours in the spa, and dining in the best restaurants the area has to offer – pure romance! Are you seeking new sporting challenges? Whether you're a cyclist, a walker or a paraglider, Ascona-Locarno is a real outdoor destination. If you're an outdoor enthusiast with a penchant for breathtaking scenery, then Lake Maggiore is the place for you: it offers 1400-plus kilometres of footpaths, MTB trails and cycle paths, golf courses, great running trails from the glittering lake to the peaks with superb views, fantastic climbing opportunities, water sports and, for adrenalin junkies, thrilling bungee jumping, paragliding and canyoning. Families, in particular, feel at home in this Swiss Tourism Association award-winning Family Destination. Splashing about in a lido, licking an ice cream under palm trees by the lake, catching a boat to the Brissago Islands, participating in adventurous treasure hunts, climbing the Cardada (the local mountain), playing in one of the many playgrounds, or going on a llama trek.