Go green...

Small steps go a long way

...travel wisely!


With awareness comes choice. Plan your green stay in Ticino.

Get around green


With your Ticino Ticket you can use the public transport network free of charge and receive attractive discounts. Take advantage of the free luggage service until march 2021 and travel to the South of Switzerland in comfort, while helping to safeguard the environment. Ticino is now even closer thanks to the Ceneri Base Tunnel.

1'471 km: distance covered by Ticino’s public transport network

Cycling or walking through a destination is an excellent opportunity to get to know it better and in a sustainable way.
Cycling or walking through a destination is an excellent opportunity to get to know it better and in a sustainable way.

Tip 1

Sleep slow


Ticino boasts many accommodation facilities suitable to meet the most diverse needs. Make a conscious choice, create an impact and opt for an eco-friendly accommodation while travelling in our region!

Many hotels offer this service: for a sustainable choice, hang up your towel and use it more than once.
Many hotels offer this service: for a sustainable choice, hang up your towel and use it more than once.

Tip 2

Eco hotels

Facilities interested in sustainability can obtain HotellerieSuisse Green Living and Sustainable Living certification.

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Farmhouses

For a relaxing holiday, in contact with nature, animals and locally sourced food.

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Remember to switch off lights and TVs and disconnect any appliances before leaving your room.
Remember to switch off lights and TVs and disconnect any appliances before leaving your room.

Tip 3

Eco experiences


The possibilities for carbon-neutral activities in Ticino abound in all seasons. From relaxing moments amidst the nature to dynamic adventures!

What is meant by "zero impact"? It refers to activities that have zero or very low environmental impact. Specifically, it means that they do not alter the CO2, methane or other polluting gases balance of the environmental system in which they are carried out.
What is meant by "zero impact"? It refers to activities that have zero or very low environmental impact. Specifically, it means that they do not alter the CO2, methane or other polluting gases balance of the environmental system in which they are carried out.

Ticino aims to improve its affords towards sustainability. If you have any suggestions about activities that you have done with zero impact in our destination that you think everyone should know about, don't hesitate to contact us.

Eat local


Many restaurants offer dishes based on local and seasonal products, which can be purchased at the many local markets. Go green and taste the rainbow! Here is a small selection of restaurants offering vegetarian food.

Buffet service? Don't fill the plate to the brim! If you're still hungry, help yourself again. This way you avoid throwing food away.
Buffet service? Don't fill the plate to the brim! If you're still hungry, help yourself again. This way you avoid throwing food away.

Tip 4

In Ticino water is drinkable everywhere, but above all it is of excellent quality. Bring your own bottle and refill it in any of our fountains. It's free and healthy!
In Ticino water is drinkable everywhere, but above all it is of excellent quality. Bring your own bottle and refill it in any of our fountains. It's free and healthy!

Tip 5

Within everyone's reach


There are many areas where we can improve the impact of our holidays: from reducing, reusing, recycling, offsetting our journey's footprint, to investing in local green friendly products.  

Did you know?
The Bavona Valley produces a large amount of electricity thanks to hydroelectric power stations, but it doesn't actually need it: for daily consumption, the energy produced by solar panels is enough.
The recently finalized Gotthard wind farm consists of 5 wind turbines (each with a power of 2.35 MW) which together will produce between 16 and 20 GWh of electricity each year. Enough to meet the needs of all households in Upper Ticino.
The longest bikesharing route (50.8 km) goes from Bellinzona to Bignasco. There are over 700 bikes available along the route, including around 400 electric bikes.