What to do in the region during the Ascona-Locarno Run

On 12 and 13 October, the most beautiful city run in Switzerland will take place, with start and finish in the Piazza Grande in Locarno. Run through a Mediterranean landscape that smells of dolce vita and enjoy the view on the way to the finish line. Extend your stay and explore the region around Lake Maggiore. With our tips, your weekend is sure to be unforgettable.

With the Swiss Runners Ticket, which all participants receive, you can plan your stay in Ascona-Locarno even more easily. Benefit from free travel on public transport (valid until ten days before and after the event) and travel towards the mild climate of Ascona-Locarno, the ideal holiday destination for anyone who enjoys outdoor training and running in a landscape that is good for the soul.

There is always plenty to do and discover in the Lake Maggiore region. The region is made for sports enthusiasts, history and tradition lovers, explorers and for all those who like to walk and relax by the lake. To make your weekend in Ascona-Locarno even more special, fill it with experiences and memories. 

You can discover the most beautiful places to practise your favourite sport or try new ones, explore the woods and villages in the valleys on 1’400 km of hiking trails or delve into the history of the towns: Here are our tips to discover Ascona and Locarno in 24 hours. You can also dedicate yourself to well-being: Ascona-Locarno is a destination known for its spas where you can relax your body and mind, and for the numerous places of power where you can enjoy nature and recharge your batteries. Well-being also means doing the things you love: whether it's discovering the local gastronomy, a shopping day or taking a leisurely stroll along the lakeside promenade.

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