ATWS Pre-Tour Ticino

ATWS Pre-Tour Ticino

ATWS Pre-Tour


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aumeler Hiking& Adventure Ticino


Guided Hiking & Adventure tour

4 days / 3 nights

The Italian flair of Switzerland. The Mediterranean region seems to begin on the southern side of

the Alps. There is a feel of Italy, with palm trees at clean beaches and lanes and alleyways leading

to piazzas and churches. But the Alps are always close by. Mountain tours that start in snow, ice

and rock, end in balmy chestnut forests. Gentian blooming on Alpine pastures and wooded hills

rising to high peaks on the shores of Ticino's lakes contrast with rich camellia on lakeshore

promenades. We show you the very best of Ticino combined with some amazing hiking tours and

adventurous activities.

Alpine and Glacier world of Ticino

One overnight in the mountain hut Cristallina


Pretty cities Locarno, Ascona, Bellinzona& Lugano

Visit the UNESCO castles of Bellinzona

Automn festival in Lugano

Canyoning Adventure

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Travel Itinerary

1st day

Oct 4 Alpine adventure

Hiking time: approx.2.5Stunden

Individual journey to Bellinzona.

11:00h Meeting-point at Hotel Internazionale in Bellinzona.Storage of your big luggage. Be

prepared for a 2-day hike (hiking boots, appropriate cloths, sun protection, rain

cover, snacks and water and a backpack for your stuff)

11:30 Transfer to Locarno by train.

11:57 Arrival in Locarno Train Station

12:02 Departure from Locarno train station to Coglio by public bus

12:34 Arrival in Coglio, Altitude 356 m s.l.m and check in at the Eco-hotel Cristallina.

13:00 Picknick-lunch

14:00 Visit of Coglio, a tipical rural village

15:00 Walkingfrom Coglio to Giumaglio and then continuing to Lodano.

A pleasant footpath duration 1h30.

16:30 Arrival in Lodano

16:45 Continuation of the escursionfrom Lodano to Coglioduration 30 min.

17:15 Arrival in Coglio at the Eco-hotel Cristallina

19:00 Dinner at the hotel

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2nd day

Oct 5 Bavona Valley an open air museum: waterfalls and culture

The Bavona Valley is one of Switzerland’s most unique valleys. A real step back

into the past. The 12 villages of the valley are all made of stone houses perfectly

preserved as the low forbids any kind of external change. There is no electricity in

the BavonaValley, people get the energy from gas and solar panels.

Individual breakfast at the Eco-hotel Cristallina and check-out (please take your

small luggage with you).

08:34 Departure from Coglio to Cavergno by public bus.

08:53 Arrival in Cavergno and little visit of the village

10:17 Departure from Cavergno to San Carlo by public bus

10:39 Arrival in San Carlo

11:00 Departure from San Carlo to Robiei by cableway

11:30 Arrival in Robiei

11:35 Continuation of the excursion from Robiei

toForoglio. A spectacular sight is

the Foroglio Waterfall rushing down a

80 meter high rock into the Val Calnegia,

which can be reached from Foroglio.

Like in other alpine valleys, the history

of the Bavona valley has been

greatly shaped by the seasonal movements

of its population. In the Bavona

valley you can still clearly see the effects

of this custom, along with the traces left by man.

13:30 Lunch at the Grotto La Froda in Foroglio – Tel: 091 754 11 81 .

15:30 Continuation of the escursion fromForoglio to Cavergno

16:30 Arrival in Cavergno

16:58 Departure from Cavergno to Locarno

17:55 Arrival in Locarno and visit of the old town surrounded by narrow streets and little

shops with handicrafts, attractive old buildings and inviting cafés including the Piazza

Grande which is the largest piazza in all of Switzerland and hosts internationally

known events, like the Film Festival of Locarno in August.

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19:00 Dinner at the Restaurant Canetti located in Piazza Grande

21:03 Departure from Locarno to Bellinzona

21:26 Arrival in Bellinzona and Check-in at the Hotel Internazionale***

3rd day

Oct 6 Change of scenery

Individual breakfast at the hotel and check-out.

08:00 Meet your guide, Ms. XX, at the hotel reception. You will visit the three UNESCO

castles of Bellinzona, Castel Grande, Montebello, and SassoCorbaro.

09:27 Departure from Bellinzona train station to Rivera:

09:39 Arrival in Rivera train station and go to the The Monte Tamaro for the Tamaro-

Lema hike, one of the most beautiful hikes in the whole pre-alpine region. You will

walk along the edge and you will enjoy a 360° view over lake Lugano and lake

Maggiore. Make sure you bring enough water as there are no fountains on the


12:00 Lunch bag at the Mount Tamaro – Lema.

15:00 Transfer from Miglieglia to Lugano(Wie Transfer?)

Either public transport or private transfer

16:00 Arrival in Lugano. Transfer to the city center and visit of the wine festival.

19h00 Dinner in one of the numerous grottini operated by local companies which will

offer typical Ticinese specialties, such as polenta with stew or beans and

mortadella or roast pork, risotto, minestrone, gnocchi and many other exquisite

local delights. The Autumn festival concludes the open-air events with a large fair

in the pedestrian zone of Lugano.

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21h12 Departure from Lugano Train Station to Bellinzona.

4th day

Oct 7 Canyoning - day of adventure

08:00 Individual breakfast at the hotel.

08:35 Departure from Bellinzona to Cresciano by bus:

11:02 Departure from Cresciano to Bellinzona

Canyoning in Ticino. That is

following a stream through

a narrow gorge, a great water

activity with a high fun

factor. We use the stream

to follow the gorge: we slide

down beautiful rock slides,

swim through clear pools,

jump into the water (optional)

and abseil down waterfalls.

No experience required.

11:23 Arrival in Bellinzona Hotel Internazionale, time to have a shower at the hotel before

having lunch at the Restaurant Casa del Popolo (besides de Hotel Internazionale)

at around 12:15.

14:06 Departure from Bellinzona Train Station to Lucerne

Insurance is the responsibility of the participants. Program subject to change.

Contact Baumeler Travel Ltd.

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Marina Tonn

Incoming Manager

+41 (0)41 418 65 19;


Veronica Lafranchi

Country Manager Overseas

+41 (0)91 825 70 56;

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