As the heart of Italian-speaking Switzerland, Ticino has a culinary, musical, literary and artistic scene all of its own. Ascona is the perfect starting point for getting to know it. Situated at the foot of Monte Verità, the town has long been a place of pilgrimage for members of the Lebensreform movement and seekers of utopias and counter-worlds.
We never tire of looking at the deep blue of Lake Maggiore – yet its beauty is far from the only thing it has to offer. Adrenaline seekers can get their thrills in the form of water skiing, wakeboarding or trick skating, while those who prefer comfort can spend the day on the water on a comfortable luxury charter, sailing boat or motor boat. Tours of the lake are also available. Our partner Asconautica is present at the hotel to provide advice and equipment whenever you need it.
March 23, 2023 - March 26, 2023
Use the quiet times on Lake Maggiore to recharge your batteries and find your inner centre.
April 1, 2023 - October 31, 2023
Reconnect with what truly matters at Hotel Eden Roc, with three nights of our restorative lifestyle programme.
Our dedicated professional wakeboarders are waiting to welcome you at our water sports school with top-of-the-range equipment and beginners’ coaching to get you started. This experince guarantees fun in the cool waters of the lake.
This Empowering Expedition combines sport, adrenaline and stunning bird’s eye views of the Ascona-Locarno delta. A short hike leads to the Cardada mountain station on the Cimetta, where experienced tandem pilots are waiting.
Where better to learn the art of linocut than Casa Epper, the former home and workshop of Swiss expressionist Ignaz Epper? Maddalena Mora, our artist and florist, awaits to help you craft your very own pattern for a postcard.
Take advantage of the calm hours of the morning to enjoy a short boat trip in search of zander, perch and whitefish. Experienced fishermen will be on hand to show you their tricks. Later, you can then have the fresh fish prepared for dinner.
Authentic Ticinese sharing platters, polenta fresh from the fire and regional wines are your companions for atmospheric summer evenings in Ascona. Get up close with the tradition and culture of the region in the gardens of Casa Epper or the Restaurant La Casetta.
Did you know that the game of Boccia game is so deeply rooted in Ticino that even a world champion comes from the region? A sport that inspires. To honour this tradition, we invite you to enjoy an hour of boccia with local enthusiasts before our weekly Ticino evening.
The Italian term ‘albergo diffuso’ roughly translates to ‘scattered hotel’ – a hospitality concept that uses old buildings for tourism. Every first Saturday of the summer months, you can learn more about the village during a tour followed by a lunch with aperitivo.
There are no completely unspoiled delta ecosystems left in Switzerland. The Bolle di Magadino nature reserve is one of the last delta landscapes in which some of the natural habitats have been preserved. After reaching it by boat, take a walk with our local guides.
Ascona delights with its mediterranean climate and breathtaking landscape. We know the spots where you will be able to find time for yourself and your thoughts and take a break: these are the Hidden Places.
31 members of staff at the Hotel Eden Roc have demonstrated just how far two wheels can take you – by forming 8 teams and taking part in the Swiss “bike to work” campaign for 2022.