Welcome!

Locarno, our home base, is a beautiful, resort town located in the Swiss canton of Ticino. This sunny area is where those in Germany and others from the north come to vacation! You’ll love our four story villa. Lake Maggiore, the largest lake in southern Switzerland, is a short 5 minute walk from our villa. The beauty and charm of this southern Italian Swiss region will leave an impression on you for years to come!

Share our passion of living a healthier, happier, more productive life through outdoor adventure and recreation.

09/06/2018 - 09/15/2018

Locarno, Switzerland
Locarno,

Cost to attend
  • $2399.00per person, double occupancy
  • $599.00single supplement
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  • Lodging accommodations
  • Outdoor activities and adventures as stated in the itinerary
  • Three meals a day
  • Ground transportation via train starting and ending in Locarno
  • Lodging in a vacation villa in Locarno
  • Assistance in booking airfare if needed
  • Pre-trip meeting to assist participants in planning and preparing for this trip. 
  • airfare
  • travel insurance
  • rental bikes, kayaks, equipment & gear
  • items of a personal nature
  • special excursions including boat rides, etc.
  • guide tips and gratuities, etc. 

Secure your reservation on this tour with a $500 deposit

Full payment due 90 days prior to departure

Our trip is centered around Locarno, Switzerland where our vacation home is located.  Our group will be flying into either Milan, Italy or Zurich, Switzerland then traveling by train to Locarno. 

The train system in Switzerland and Italy is fast, easy and very efficient. Assistance in booking airfare and train tickets is included in this package so there is no need to spend hours researching prices and best routes. We'll do that for you since we've stayed in Locarno before and know this area. 

Activities include:

Hiking

Photography

Site seeing

Shopping

Exploring

Experiencing the rich culture of the Ticino Region.

Distance from our vacation home in Locarno, Switzerland via Train:

*Lugano, Switzerland - 1 hour 5 minutes

Milan, Italy - 2 hour 20 minutes

Zurich, Switzerland - 2 hours 8 minutes

Valle Verzasca, Switzerland - 35 minutes

Bellinzona, Switzerland - 26 minutes

Lake Maggiore, Switzerland - 10 minute walk

Ascona, Switzerland - 18 minutes

Lake Lugano, Switzerland - 1 hour 4 min

*Orselina, Switzerland - 32 minutes

*Cardada, Switzerland - 34 minutes

Madonna del Sasso (hike or take the funicular) - 30 minutes hiking

Monte San Salvatore - 


Featured Hikes:

-Zur Madonna del Sasso

-Von Locarno auf die Cimetta

-Cimetta-Runde

-Cavigliano - Ponte Brolla

-Cima della Trosa

-Talwanderung im Valle Maggia

-Bolle di Magadino

-Herbst im Valle Maggia

-Cardada-Cimetta-Rundweg

-Cimetta-Cardada-Orselina


Meals:

All meals provided are prepared and cooked in our beautiful Villa.  You are invited to eat out as often as you like, on your own dime. 

Breakfast Buffet:

Cold or hot cereal, muesli, milk, fruit, eggs, breads & pastries, hot chocolate, coffee, tea, juice. Prepare your own breakfast the way you like it. 

Lunch:

Lunches are made in the morning or the night before since we generally are out hiking and exploring and generally don't return to our villa before dinner.

Sandwiches i.e. turkey, ham, cheese, lettuce, spinach, mayo, mustard, pickles, carrot sticks, granola bar, peanut butter, jam, bread, fruit, etc.

Hearty, Hot, Healthy, Home-Cooked Dinners, mostly Italian since this is the Italian Region of Switzerland:

Every day:

Baked goods, artisan breads, local cheese and salad greens - all from local markets

A variety of soups may include Potato Corn Chowder, Minestrone, etc. 

A variety of pizza and pasta dishes

Desserts:

Gelato or Swiss Chocolate

Equipment or Gear

Passport
International Charger Adapters for wall outlets
Back Pack
Trekking Poles, optional
Water bottle
Beverages i.e. coffee/tea,
Snacks, candy, etc.
Water proof coat
Smart Wool Socks
Long underwear
Hiking Shoes
Toiletries
Camera

Warm Coat

Ziplock Bags 
4 Grocery Bags used for carrying muddy or wet shoes.
Warm Hat
Warm Gloves
Sunglasses
Sunscreen
More accurate weather conditions will be known within 7 days of departure. 

Location

Locarno, Switzerland

Locarno,

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Timeline

Sep 5
Day 1
Travel to Switzerland!
Sep 6
Day 2

6:15 AM - 6:45 AM: Arrive in Switzerland
7:00 - 8:00 AM: Breakfast, early morning walk, make lunches
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM: Hiking, exploring, eating and sight seeing
5:30 PM: Dinner & Swiss chocolate
7:30 PM: Short meeting to discuss the next days activities, play games, relax, personal time

Sep 7
Day 3 - 9

6:00 - 7:30 AM: Breakfast, early morning walk, make lunches
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM: Hiking, exploring, eating and sight seeing
5:30 PM: Dinner & Swiss chocolate
7:30 PM: Short meeting to discuss the next days activities, play games, relax, personal time

Sep 14
Day 10

Explore, shop, eat
Airport by 3 PM for our 5:30 PM flight home
Arrive in SLC by 10:30 PM

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