Locarno, located in sunny southern Switzerland, is a beautiful, charming, resort town in the canton of Ticino. Those from Austria, Germany and other northern regions love coming to Locarno! Our four story Swiss Villa is just a 5-minute walk to Lake Maggiore, the largest lake in southern Switzerland. Enjoy a more laid-back style or an aggressive energetic pace.  In Switzerland it's easy to have a great day every day, regardless of what you do! 

09/06/2018 - 09/15/2018

Locarno, Switzerland

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

Grab your passport and join us on this amazing trip!

I'll help you arrange airfare which is currently $1200 RT (approx.)

After flying into Zurich, Switzerland, enjoy a relaxing 2 1/2 hour scenic train ride through Switzerland heading south to our vacation home in Locarno located in the Italian Ticino region. We love this villa and have stayed there before. For photos of this Villa scroll to the bottom of this page.

Within walking distance from our home you will find delicious gelato, Lake Maggiore, Piazza Grande, Train Station, Grocery Store, Chocolate Shop and the Sacred Mount Madonna del Sasso, and much more!

In addition to hiking, a variety of activities are available to choose from including the world's most famous bungie jump from James Bond Golden Eye, bike riding, farmers markets, nature, exploring castles, art galleries, museums, boat rides, etc.

Lugano and Bellinzona are also located in this region.

Adventure Trip Price: $2399/person (possibly with your own room!)

Price includes 3 meals each day prepared in our vacation home, ground transportation starting/ending in Locarno, vacation home for 8 nights, guide services, daily planned activities i.e. hiking

Not included in trip price: airfare, beverages, excursions, activities w/ fees and rental costs for bikes, boats, etc.

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I'll be happy to answer any concerns or questions.

The train system in Switzerland 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 time researching prices and best routes. We are familiar with this area since Locarno is a favorite destination for us.

Activities include:



Site seeing



Experiencing the rich culture of the Ticino Region

Distance from our Locarno villa to: 

*Lugano, Switzerland - 1 hour 5 minutes (train)

Milan, Italy - 2 hour 20 minutes (train)

Zurich, Switzerland - 2 hours 8 minutes (train)

Valle Verzasca, Switzerland - 35 minutes (bus)

Bellinzona, Switzerland - 26 minutes (train)

Lake Maggiore, Switzerland - 10 minute (walk)

Ascona, Switzerland - 25 minutes (walk)

Lake Lugano, Switzerland - 1 hour 4 min (train)

*Orselina, Switzerland - 32 minutes (walking, hiking)

*Cardada, Switzerland - 34 minutes (walking, hiking and taking a Tram)

Madonna del Sasso - 30 minutes (hiking) or 10 minutes (funicular)

Monte San Salvatore - Lugano - 90 minutes (train)


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. 


Lunches are prepared by each person in the morning or the night before since we are out and about until dinner.

Plenty of lunch makings to choose from i.e. turkey, ham, cheese, lettuce, spinach, salad greens, mayo, mustard, pickles, carrot sticks, granola bar, peanut butter, jam, bread, fruit, etc.

Hearty, hot, healthy, home-cooked dinners made in our villa each night.  Local food in Switzerland is delicious!

Let me know if you have any dietary needs.

Each day:

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

A variety of soups

Delicious entrees


Gelato, Swiss Chocolate, etc.

Equipment or Gear

International Charger Adapters
Back Pack
Trekking Poles, optional
Water bottle
Snacks, candy, etc.
Water proof coat
Smart Wool Socks
Hiking Shoes

Layered clothing - for all types of weather conditions

More accurate weather conditions will be known within 7 days of departure. 


Locarno, Switzerland




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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