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!


09/05/2018 - 09/14/2018

Locarno, Switzerland
Locarno,

Cost to attend
  • $2399.00per person, double occupancy
  • $3099.00per person, single occupancy
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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. 

A $500 deposit per person is required to reserve your spot

Payments may be made by cash, check or credit card via VENMO (Paypal)

Full payment due 90 days prior to departure

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

The train system in Switzerland is fast, easy and very efficient. 

Activities include:

Hiking

Photography

Site seeing

Shopping

Exploring

Experiencing the rich culture of this 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:

Breakfast Buffet:

Corn flakes, hot cereal (oats and cream of wheat), milk, almond milk, fruit, orange juice, eggs, toast, bacon, brown/white sugar, hot chocolate, apple juice. Make your own breakfast. Bring your own coffee/tea.

Lunch:

Lunches made in the morning or the night before since we may not return to the house until dinner.

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:

Every day:

Baked goods, cheese and salad greens from local markets

A variety of soups including Potato Corn Chowder, Minestrone, etc. 

A variety of pizza and pasta dishes

Desserts:

A wide range of delicious gelato to try every day!

Equipment or Gear

Passport
International Charger Adapters for wall outlets
Back Pack
Trekking Poles, optional
Water bottle
Beverages other than water
Snacks, candy, etc.
Water proof coat
Smart Wool Socks
Long underwear
Hiking Shoes
Toiletries
Camera

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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