5 outdoor activities for autumn

It’s never too late to do outdoor sports in Ticino! November is the month when the first peaks in northern Switzerland turn white. Anyone who isn’t yet ready to hang up their boots is welcome to the country’s southernmost canton: various outdoor activities can be practised all year round, the routes are free from snow and the temperatures allow you to stay outdoors. The warm weather always lasts a bit longer in Ticino. 

1. Bouldering in Chironico

Chironico’s granite blocks are famous among bouldering enthusiasts from across Europe. There are around 2,100 problems, divided into 36 sectors. Ticino’s bouldering areas are at low altitude and accessible all year round.

2. Discover Lake Maggiore on a sailing boat

Ascona lake view? Islands of Brissago? Discover Lake Maggiore in a sailing boat. Arrange a tour with a skipper, hire a boat or register on a course to learn how to sail one!

3. Lugano, the all-year mountain biking destination

When Switzerland’s northern mountains are covered in snow, Lugano is still relatively warm. This means you can go mountain biking here in winter too! Lugano is the perfect starting point for exciting daytime rides.

4. The Gianola Trail on Monte Generoso

Named after the Captain of the Border Guards who developed the trail providing the most direct route to the peak of Monte Generoso in the early 1930s. 
This very steep alpine route, the southernmost in Ticino, is suitable only for expert hikers and is practicable until the arrival of the first ice.  

5. A via ferrata with a view

The via ferrata on Monte San Salvatore is challenging, but the view over the city makes the effort all worthwhile. The starting point can be accessed via a steep path from Pazzallo. An excellent warm-up!

Climbing in Ticino

Ticino is a real paradise for climbing enthusiasts, with numerous well-equipped cliffs and a particularly favourable climate for those who want to challenge themselves.


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