Tenero – the camping and sports Mecca on Lake Maggiore

Known as a camping paradise, Tenero is located on the north shore of Lake Maggiore, at the entrance of the Verzasca valley.

Camping Tenero

Tenero is ideally situated geographically and is also easily accessible by public transport. A seaside resort directly on Lake Maggiore, just a stone’s throw from the city centre of Locarno and Ascona. It is the gateway to the Verzasca Valley, a popular excursion destination, and offers many beautiful hikes. Tenero is the camping paradise in Ticino par excellence. 6 campsites, 5 of them 5-star, leave nothing to be desired. But Tenero is not an unknown quantity on the sports scene either, as the National Youth Sports Centre of Switzerland is located here.

A pretty old village centre with various shopping facilities, a beautiful lido and white sandy beaches give the lakeside village its charm. But there is also a large shopping centre where you can pass the time in bad weather, which rarely happens.

Thanks to its good accessibility and excellent infrastructure with shopping facilities, Tenero is indeed a paradise for camping enthusiasts. Embedded in a beautiful natural landscape, the many green zones and the lake create perfect conditions for camping holidays in Ticino. Whether by motorhome, caravan or tent, the pitches are all equipped with modern facilities and spoil their guests with plenty of space, great leisure activities, restaurants and entertainment programmes. Families are welcome in Tenero. For children there is an exciting treasure hunt to discover the place in a playful way. Also, the rope park in Gordola is a very popular activity for families. But Tenero is an exciting zone especially for nature lovers. The nearby Bolle di Magadino nature reserve is a landscape of recognised natural value. It is an alluvial landscape where countless species of plants and animals can be found.

The stars of tomorrow. The National Youth Sports Centre attracts thousands of young sports enthusiasts to Tenero every year. They are not only encouraged to participate in sport, but also to have fun together and to build friendships under the Ticino sun.

The area of the Youth Sports Centre includes gymnasiums, football pitches, tracks, climbing walls, bike park, swimming pool, volleyball courts and many other facilities. But not only future top athletes can train in Tenero. Leisure sportsmen and women can also use part of the facility for free training. Furthermore, thanks to its fantastic location, Tenero is the starting point for many walks or day trips. For example, an excursion to the Verzasca Valley or to Gambarogno, which is on the other side of the lake. Locarno and Ascona are also just a few minutes' drive away and offer a wide range of museums, cinemas and shops.

Information desk

Ascona-Locarno Turismo
Via Brere 3a
6598 Tenero
[email protected]

Opening hours
Monday – Friday: 09.00-12.00 / 13.30-17.00
Saturday: closed
Sunday and holydays *: closed

The opening hours during public holidays are subject to change without notice.

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