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Recognised as both a family and wellness destination, Ascona-Locarno is the ideal place to spend time with your family relaxing and regenerating, surrounded by fairy-tale landscapes and mountains that fall away into the water. It is also the ideal destination for those who love sports and cultural events:

With thousands of kilometres of trails to be covered on foot and routes to be tackled by bike and mountain bike, as well as 2,300 hours of sunshine a year, Ascona-Locarno offers an unforgettable sporting experience in a landscape with breath-taking views. Lakes and rivers surrounded by mountains are ideal for fans of sailing, canyoning and rafting, and the peaks that overlook the valleys invite you to experience the thrill of paragliding or the adrenaline rush of bungee jumping from one of Europe’s highest dams, the movie location for James Bond’s spectacular leap. For the less adventurous, golf is a sport played all year round thanks to the extremely pleasant climate. And on those well-deserved rest days, it’s impossible not to take advantage of the exclusive and vibrant charm of the lakeside resorts, restaurants and colourful squares rich in history that stay busy late into the evening to play host to great musical events such as JazzAscona and Moon&Stars, as well as the hotly anticipated films of the Locarno Festival.

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