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Ostello ATRE

The hostel is located in the green countryside of Claro and offers the possibility of beautiful walks, bike rides and other activities in close contact with nature in an area rich in places of artistic, natural and cultural interest. The location is quite isolated (it can be reached by a dirt road and in winter the snow is not cleared).

The hostel is open from March to December and is suitable for people with or without disabilities, families, small groups (such as schools or associations) and people who take advantage of our offers. On the upper floor there are 3 rooms with independent bathrooms, for a total of 12 beds. Possibility to sleep only or to use a breakfast service prepared by the owners (use of the kitchen not available for guests) On request they can organise lunches or dinners for small groups.

Activities offered from March to June: hippotherapy and courses with horses can be organised by prior arrangement. Special offers for groups and families to be agreed.

Despite being close to the railway and the town of Bellinzona, the place is very quiet and pleasant and conveniently served by public transport.


The main activities offered by ATRA (Associazione Ticinese Rieducazione Equestre - Ticino Association for Equestrian Rehabilitation) are therapeutic, i.e. Equestrian Rehabilitation (pedagogical and psychological treatment using horses) and Hippotherapy K (physiotherapeutic treatment using horses).

Therapeutic interventions are primarily aimed at young people and adults with disabilities, with various forms of handicap; physical, mental and psychophysical as well as users with neurological diseases. 

In addition to the above-mentioned interventions, ATRE offers, from March to June and from September to December, a series of courses and seminars open to all interested parties, such as:

  • Courses and seminars on the preparation of the horse to be included in the therapeutic and family context starting from the new studies and concepts of ethological doma.
  • Approach courses to horses (individual, for groups or families)
  • Courses, lessons, advice on communication and relations with horses according to individual needs
  • "Difficult horses, what to do?"
  • Chinese massage courses for horses (with a specialist)
  • Initiation to circus art (with a specialist in the field)
  • Basic hoof care (with a specialist in the field)
  • Approach to horses for families
  • Seminar "Fear of the horse, let's face it together" (in groups or individually)
  • Overnight stay in the hostel at the weekend with horse training, corrections, etc.

We also organise days, weekends, afternoons for individuals, groups, families or companies who want to tackle a horse-related topic together and have a good time in the green countryside of Claro. We are very willing to organise personalised activities with horses, depending on the needs of the applicant. As a rule, we do not carry out rides outside the facility.


  • SIZE Number rooms: 3, Number of beds: 12
  • LOCATION Quiet , Close to the railway station
  • SERVICES Breakfast service
  • VENUES Suitable for families , Accommodation for groups , Garden
  • FACILITIES Rooms with private bathroom