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Switzerland's only true beach resort

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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. Find an overview of upcoming events here.

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Water sports

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. Further information here.

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Casa Epper

Ignaz Epper was a leading exponent of Swiss expressionism. His wife Mischa, herself a gifted artist, left behind her own important artistic legacy. Both were drawn to the shores of Lake Maggiore seeking inspiration for their art – and Casa Epper was where they settled. The former residence and workshop of this artistic pair became part of the Hotel Eden Roc in 2020 and now hosts regular workshops, permanent exhibitions and fascinating talks by local heritage organisation Agora Ascona. Casa Epper is open daily to guests of the Hotel Eden Roc and other visitors to the area.

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Golf

Why a golf holiday in Ticino? Because every shot will be one to remember – and if you don’t quite make the mark, the breathtaking views of rolling hills and lakes will be more than enough to ease the blow. Visitors to the region can choose from no less than 18 golf courses, all of which are easily reachable from the Hotel Eden Roc. Measuring 5,948 metres in length, the Ascona Golf Club is located just 1.4km from our door. The next-closest course in Losone comes in at 6,250 metres.

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Hiking

The branching valleys of Ticino make it the ideal place for all-day walks and hikes. The Valle Maggia, Centovalli and Valle Verzasca are three of the most interesting, with the latter dubbed the ‘Maldives of Switzerland’ in reference to its deep blue bathing spots. With its iron flower, Monte Verità – literally the ‘mountain of truth’ – still radiates the mysticism for which it was once known: it is famed as a former meeting place of Lebensreformers, artists, pacifists and writers like Herman Hesse.

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City trip to Milano

Ciao, Milano - and in just two hours! Why not use your stay in Ascona for a shopping trip to Milan? The metropolis is quickly and easily accessible by train as well as by car. Whether for an aperitivo on the piazza, sight-seeing or a stroll through the Galleria Vittorio Emmanuele - back at the Hotel Eden Roc, rest and relaxation await after an exciting day. 

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Moving Mountains

We believe that people should never stop playing. To celebrate this philosophy, we've curated a special menu of activities aimed at experiencing the Ticino summer through play. Learn new skills and crafts, listen to fascinating stories and find out more about centuries-old traditions as part of our Moving Mountains holiday programme.

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Specials

Discover Moving Mountains

April 1, 2023 - October 31, 2023

Reconnect with what truly matters at Hotel Eden Roc, with three nights of our restorative lifestyle programme.

Experiences

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Experiences

Sightseeing Workout

This is sightseeing reimagined – with a feel-good full-body workout included! On this Empowering Expedition, our Outdoor Butler Cyrill Oehrli takes you on a tour of the most beautiful places in Ascona and the surrounding area.

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Soaring above the clouds: an introduction to paragliding

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.

A culinary excursion- fishing on Lake Maggiore

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A culinary excursion: fishing on Lake Maggiore

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.

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Having a ball: boccia at Casa Epper

Did you know that Ticino is the birthplace of the boccia world champion? It’s a sport that enjoys enduring popularity in the region. Where could be better than the shady gardens of Casa Epper for a companionable round or two with our Outdoor Butler?

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Tavolata a Corippo

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.

A tour of discovery- to the Bolle di Magadino by boat

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A tour of discovery: to the Bolle di Magadino by boat

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.

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Sailing on Lake Maggiore

Hop on board our Saffier33 for a sailing tour as we chase the best winds under the expert leadership of Stefan Caprez, the Tschuggen Collection’s site manager.

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Ticino on two wheels: Bicycle tour

Keeping moving is the key to maintaining balance. On this expedition, our passionate resident cyclist Jorge Ventura will lead you on a spectacular bike tour of Ticino, allowing you to get up close with the Mediterranean lifestyle. Individually booked tours will be adapted to your fitness level.

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Baking bread in Giumaglio

The art of breadmaking has centuries-long roots in Ticino culture. This monthly adventure takes us to Giumaglio, where you’ll have chance to make your own stone-baked bread in an oven dating back to 1780 under the guidance of Livia Römer-Busetti.

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Liquid gold: Harvesting honey from our bee hotel

Around 480,000 new employees have recently taken up residence at the Hotel Eden Roc’s very own bee hotel. Join us for the ‘honey harvest’ as we collect their liquid gold with the help of experienced beekeepers and learn what makes bees such an important part of our ecosystems.

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A sunrise hike to Balladrüm

Equipped with headtorch and rucksack, we set off from the hotel on a hike to the Balladrüm viewpoint. While this experinces requires a moderate level of fitness, the effort is well rewarded – not only by refreshments, but by breath-taking views of the rising sun.

Ascona from the water- a kayaking tour

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Ascona from the water: a kayaking tour

This kayak tour meanders either to the Bay of Ascona or along the shore of the delta before arriving at the mouth of the Maggia. It is here that the river’s beauty truly unfolds. The tour is an active way to start to the day and see Lake Maggiore at its most serene.

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The hidden places of Ascona

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.

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