And then there are the alpine lakes, spectacular mirrors of water set among the mountains, a destination for a great many high-altitude hiking trails.
The tempting beauty of mountain rivers, sometimes placid, sometimes more impetuous, also conceals great dangers. Not everywhere is suitable for swimming; currents and whirlpools can take you by surprise. Enjoy your day without any nasty surprises by reading our recommendations on safe swimming.
So, which activity will make you fall in love with our region this summer? Share your experience with us on social media by using the hashtags #myasconalocarno and #myasconalocarnoACTIVE, and remember, the summer in the Ascona-Locarno region is not just about swimming and sport: get changed out of your costume and enjoy the full programme of major events this season. Everything you won’t want to miss is just waiting for you!