Ticino Nature & adventure

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Locarno: Full-Day Ticket to the Termali Salini & Spa Locarno

1. Locarno: Full-Day Ticket to the Termali Salini & Spa Locarno

Get a full-day ticket to the Termali Salini & Spa in Locarno. Experience the deep relaxation of bathing in 35° C thermal saltwater. Get full access to the Lido Locarno, a lakeside swimming complex complete with slides. Be greeted by private access to the pristine waters of Lake Maggiore. Bathe in vertically arranged pools and explore the spa's various sections. From the outdoor pool, admire a view of the lake and the mountains. The pool's architecture is reminiscent of the Ticino river valleys, reflected in its modern abstract design which features alcoves, grottos, and waterfalls. Have the option to purchase a private spa treatment onsite. The private spas are located on the upper floor and offer a high degree of privacy. Whether you opt for a treatment or not, you can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere and the private terrace with a view of the lake.

From Como: Lugano, Bellagio and Cruise Experience

2. From Como: Lugano, Bellagio and Cruise Experience

Explore the beautiful lakes and villages of Switzerland and Italy from Como with a guide. Marvel at the small village of Cadenabbia, enjoy a cruise to Bellagio, and soak in the panoramic views of Lake Como on a full-day tour. After departing from Como, travel in a comfortable coach to the Swiss town of Lugano where you will have some free time to visit the picturesque city center and taste some Swiss Chocolate. Purchase lunch at an extra cost, then head to the small village of Cadenabbia, where both Queen Victoria of England and Zar Nicholas of Russia were frequent visitors. From there, take a panoramic cruise to reach Bellagio, also known as the “Pearl of Lake Como”. Disembarking in Bellagio, enjoy some free time to soak up the laid-back atmosphere of this idyllic and relaxing place. Later, board a ferry boat and get the opportunity to see the incredible Lake Como from a different perspective. During the cruise, take your time to look around and see the harmony between nature and architecture as you drift past villas with their beauteous gardens amongst untouched nature.

From Como: Lugano & Bellagio Day Trip & Cruise

3. From Como: Lugano & Bellagio Day Trip & Cruise

Let yourself be enchanted by a wonderful panorama as you visit two countries and two lakes during this day trip experience from Como to Lugano, Cadenabbia, and Bellagio. Enjoy informative commentary and a cruise on Lake Como. Take a bus from Como and, after about a 1-hour drive, reach Lugano. Enjoy free time to visit the delightful city center and enjoy a romantic walk on the lake's shore. Transfer by bus to Cadenabbia, a small village on Lake Como’s shore and a popular holiday destination for many aristocrats such as Queen Victoria of England and Zar Nicholas of Russia. From Cadenabbia, board a cruise to reach the Bellagio, also known as the pearl of Lake Como. Spend some free time in this picturesque village. Later, marvel at the amazing landscape from the water as you take another boat ride on the lake. Admire the fascinating villas with their wonderful gardens as you head back to Como.

From Milan: Full-Day Trip to Como, Lugano and Bellagio

4. From Milan: Full-Day Trip to Como, Lugano and Bellagio

Discover two countries in one day on a scenic day trip from Milan. Admire panoramic views of Lake Como and stroll around its medieval streets. Take a boat trip to explore the charming shops of Bellagio and visit the quaint town of Lugano in Switzerland. Jump aboard a bus in Milan and drive toward Lake Como. Wander around medieval alleys on a guided walking tour and see the old villas. Discover the art, history, and local traditions of the area before seeing the impressive Gothic Cathedral. Hop back on the bus to make your way to Switzerland. Admire impressive views of The Alps as you drive by, then enjoy free time in Lugano to walk around and explore. Stop by Lake Lugano to take in its majesty. After your break, begin your drive to the small village of Cadenabbia. Board your ferry to Bellagio, where you can explore and shop at your own pace. Continue toward Mount Ghisallo and see the Sanctuary of Madonna del Ghisallo, dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Finally, ride the bus back to Milan.

Verzasca Valley: 4-Hour Canyoning in Corippo

5. Verzasca Valley: 4-Hour Canyoning in Corippo

The tour begins with a leisurely 15-minute ascent where you can admire beautiful Corippo, known as the village with the fewest inhabitants in Switzerland. After leaving the village of Corippo behind, you approach the Corippo Valley to begin canyoning through the Verzasca Valley.  After the safety briefing, you will start immediately with a slide of 30 feet. This canyon in particular is ideal for families and large groups with braver and less brave people. Each descent offers the possibility of slowly rappelling down, or for the more courageous, the rappelling points become slides up to 50 feet with jumps up to 30 feet into emerald-green pools. As you continue deeper into the canyon, you’ll eventually reach pathways no more than 6-feet wide for a true canyoning experience. After about 1.5 hours in the gorge, you’ll jet down the last slide that leads directly into Lake Vogorno. After swimming across the lake, it’s up to you what to do — you can visit a traditional Swiss Ticino Grotto restaurant, or head back to your car with a 15-minute walk.

Zoo al Maglio: 1-Day Ticket for the Jungle of Ticino

6. Zoo al Maglio: 1-Day Ticket for the Jungle of Ticino

First, you will see the more exotic animals as you enter the zoo. Later on, you will be able to meet pet animals like Guinea pigs, ducks, geese, swans, African goats, and turtles. When you arrive, buy a food bag at the entrance to allow you to get up-close with the animals. On the shady part of the park there is a picnic area next to the playground. Next to it, you will see a wooden house that is perfect for birthday parties. All around the park there are zones to relax in, sit, and watch the animals. There is also a minicar park for action-loving kids. Snacks, beverages, souvenirs, and information can all be found at the entrance.

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