Leisure in Ascona

The sunny, Mediterranean side of Switzerland

Vacation in Ascona


Ascona is situated in a sunny bay on the shores of Lake Maggiore, one of the most popular vacation destinations in Switzerland. 

Here you will discover an authentic way of life and enjoy an unforgettable time.

The charms of Lake Maggiore attract visitors in the golden autumn as well as in the mild Ticino winter, in the picturesque spring or in the splendid summer when nature blossoms in all its colors.

The surrounding mountains and valleys are ideal for biking, hiking or a game of golf on one of the two 18-hole golf courses.


A journey of discovery by bike

Every Saturday morning, the club “Amis da la forchéta” organizes guided tours of local wineries and culinary establishments.

Enjoy social moments while tasting Ticino wines and culinary specialties.

The bikes for the tour come from a local bike sharing service of Locarno. 

All routes are planned in detail and are accompanied by local guides. At the individual stops there are tastings as well as insights into the wineries and production facilities. 

Our secret tip
"In gir par cantin"

Dive into another world


The Termali Salini & Spa in Locarno is the largest natural saline spa in Ticino and a unique place for relaxation. The spa boasts a magnificent location directly on the shores of Lake Maggiore and features unique architecture. The small niches and grottos are said to be reminiscent of the picturesque Ticino river valleys. From many places in the bath, guests can enjoy the magnificent, unobstructed view over the lake.

We offer special packages in collaboration with the spa, click on the button below.

Adventurous, eager to explore
and curious?


Adventurous, eager to discover and curious? Let’s go!

Free Ticino Ticket

During your stay you will receive the “Ticino Ticket”, which allows you to use all the trains and buses in Ticino for free, as well as many special offers.

Excursion to the

Ticino Valleys

Easily reachable with your free Ticino Ticket!

Valle Maggia

Enjoy the best recreation in the surrounding forests and valleys. In our homeland, all people set their own pace.

Valle Verzasca

Behind Gordola lies the characteristic 25 km long Verzasca Valley. Once you pass the reservoir of Vogorno, you can walk over the oldest Roman bridge still in use in Lavertezzo.


From Verdasio, a small cable car leads up to the mountain village of Rasa. High above the lake, visitors get an impression of life in the past.

Let your thoughts fly
while golfing

Dreamlike hours or a walk with obstacles, that is entirely in the eye of the beholder. Playing golf on the scenic Ticino golf courses, you can dedicate yourself enthusiastically to the most beautiful pastime in the world.

Close by is the exclusive Patriziale Ascona Golf Club. In an exotic subtropical landscape, this golf course on Lake Maggiore is a real gem.

Only a few minutes away, the Golf Club Gerre Losone awaits its guests between secluded chestnut trees and rugged mountain ranges.


Golf Club Ascona

The total length of the greens on the 18-hole course at Ascona Golf Club measures a stately 5948 meters. The course is relatively flat and pleases players of all levels.

Where: Ascona
Distance from Albergo Carcani: 1.5 km

Golf Club Losone

With 6250 meters, the 18-hole championship course of Golf Gerre Losone is blessed. The course is mostly level and will also please players of all levels.

Where: Losone
Distance from Albergo Carcani: 4,5 km

Golf Club Academy

Cliff Potts Golf Academy is one of the most successful golf schools in the German speaking countries. Perfect if you want to work on your game while on vacation.

Where: Golf Club Ascona
Distance from Albergo Carcani: 1.5 km

Water sports school


In summer our guests discover all the magic of the lake. The local water ski school “Asconautica” has been the place to go for all water sports activities for 30 years. Instruction and lessons in wakeboarding and water skiing or the fast banana boat delight the whole family.

Learn more about Ascona here


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