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There are plenty of places to see and visit around Ascona. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Ascona is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 20 Attractions around Ascona

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    Monte Tamaro

    Hiking Highlight

    Beautiful view. A little crowded !!!

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    Ingo
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    Sant'Agata

    Hiking Highlight

    From here you have fantastic views of Lake Maggiore and Cannobio.

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    Tenero

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Tenero-Contra is an idyllic community in the canton of Ticino, surrounded by the shores of Lake Maggiore and magnificent hilly landscapes. On the one hand, Tenero-Contra is known as a …

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    Wiro L.
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    Santa Maria degli Angeli

    Hiking Highlight

    Designed by the world-famous architect Mario Botta, the Santa Maria degli Angeli church on Monte Tamaro is a masterpiece of contemporary architecture.

    All information about the church can be found here: ticino.ch/de/commons/details/Kirche-Santa-Maria-degli-Angeli/14909.html

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    Monte Giove

    Hiking Highlight

    The Monte Giove is a mountain on the northwestern part of Lake Maggiore, just before the Swiss border.
    The ascent begins in the small and picturesque town of Sant'Agata. From …

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    JR56
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    Verzasca-Damm

    Hiking Highlight

    The Verzasca dam is located at the entrance of the Verzasca Valley, an original and scenic valley two kilometers above Lake Maggiore in the canton of Ticino. The view from …

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    Stephanie
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    Madonna del Sasso

    Hiking Highlight

    Madonna del Sasso - the most famous pilgrimage church in the Italian part of Switzerland was built around 1485 on the occasion of the Franciscan Frá Bartolomeo. He had a …

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    Val Resa Trail

    Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

    Great tour. The climb is long and strenuous. But there is a great view on the summit. And the descent is sensational: switchbacks, berms and bumps that can be used …

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    Dominik
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    Hafenpromenade Ascona

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    The pearl of the Laggo Maggiore invites you to a leisurely stroll among cafés, restaurants and gelaterias. It is most beautiful here in the evening mood, when the sun disappears behind the mountains.

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    Cimetta

    Hiking Highlight

    On Cardada (1332 m), one steps out of the glass giant gondola of Mr. Botta and initially joins the excursionists, who purposely head for the first stop-off temptation or the …

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    Monti di Lego

    Hiking Highlight

    The Monti di Lego is ideal for marveling at the beautiful landscape. The view extends from Lake Maggiore over the Magadino plain, the Verzasca valley to the Monte Rosa massif. …

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    Wiro L.
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    Monte Verità

    Hiking Highlight

    Hermann Hesse was also in Ticino in April 1907 to complete a four-week cure on Monte Verità near Ascona. Shortly afterwards, he recorded his experiences tragically and amusingly in the …

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    Matto
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    Staudamm

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Coming from Contra you have to carry the bike a few meters down the hiking trail. However, the ascent on this side of the valley is much more pleasant, as there is almost no traffic here

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    Piazza Grande Locarno

    Hiking Highlight

    The Piazza Grande with its arcades is one of the largest and most well-known town squares in Switzerland. The vibrant meeting place of Locarno. Stroll under the famous arcades, enjoy …

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    Cima della Trosa

    Hiking Highlight

    On Cardada (1332 m), one steps out of the glass giant gondola of Mr. Botta and initially joins the excursionists, who purposely head for the first stop-off temptation or the …

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    Seepromenade Rivapiana

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    Several small sandy beaches and well-tended gardens make you want to rest here for a short time.

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    This arcaded square is not only one of the most famous, but also one of the largest squares in Switzerland. No visitor should take a stroll in Locarno at least …

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    Wiro L.
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    Ponte sospeso Cardada

    Hiking Highlight

    A Suspended platform that projects you in a panoramic 180 degree panorama that offers an unforgettable view of Lake Maggiore, Centovalli and part of Maggia's valley

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    Alte Römerstrasse

    Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

    Impressive old Roman road from Quartino to Monte Ceneri. It is astonishing that the ancient Romans climbed this bumpy road with an average gradient of 14 percent with their cars. …

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    Adriano
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    Monteviasco

    Hiking Highlight

    Monteviasco at 930m above sea level, with hardly more than a dozen inhabitants. Here it has two cozy restaurants where you can eat.

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