BOULDERING IN TESSIN

THE BEST BOULDERING SITES OF TESSIN AND LAKE MAGGIORE

 

Its exceptional beauty, uncontaminated nature, high quality rocks and wide selection of routes of varying difficulty, makes Tessin and Lake Maggiore a mecca for bouldering.

   

 

Enthusiasts and sport devotees alikeflock to Cresciano, Chironico, the Maggia and Verzasca Valleys by their thousandsnot only from Switzerland, but also from neighbouring Italy and the whole of Europe.

 

 

Many are climbers of international repute who have visited these sites and opened some of the toughest and most famous routes in the world

 


OUR TOP BOULDERING AREAS IN TESSIN AND LAKE MAGGIORE:

 

1. Cresciano – World famous top area.

2. Chironico – World famous top area.

3. Calanca Valley – Uncontaminated, wild valley.

4. Brione – Verzasca valley – highballs.

5. Avegno – Maggia valley – nice comfortable medium - difficulty sized blocks. Ideal for the family.

6. St. Gotthard pass - perfect place to visit during the hotter months.

 

USEFUL INFORMATION 

 

We have climbed in all areas including the best routes in the region. The Boulder areas are within short and easy walking distance.

If you want to climb in Tessin, you will need a car. If you don’t have it, we highly recommend you to hire one easily here.

 

For those of you needing to rent Crash Pads, we recommend that you ask the very kind owners of the Alpha boulder gym in Giubiasco.

We used with Ticinoboulder Guide and found it well written and intuitive.

 

The magnitude of the boulder area enables you to go climb practically, all year round. For the warmer months we recommend: The St. Gotthard, Chironico and Calanca valley areas.

 

CLOSE TO OUR HEARTS

"The god quality of the rock, the panorama, the fun of bouldering with our friends."

 

 


WHAT TO VISIT IN BELLINZONA AND IN THE TESSIN REGION

 

IN THE CITY OF BELLINZONA:

1. Visit the UNESCO castles and their museums: Castelgrande, Montebello and Sasso Corbaro.

2. Stroll in the old town centre and watch out for the interesting angles of the little town. Enjoy an aperitif at the many bars on the famous boardwalk.

2. Lose yourself in the captivating alleyways of the old town.

3. Shooping in the street market of Bellinzona, every Saturday.

4. Save the date of the famous Carnival festival of Bellinzona.

 

IN THE  TESSIN REGION:

1. Cross the long Tibetan bridge at Sementina.

2. Don’t miss the wine tasting of renowned Tessin Merlot . We liked the view from the Amorosa farmhouse at Gudo.

3. For the more athletic, we recommend a ride on the bike path through the vineyards and fields that connects Bellinzona to Locarno.

4. Don’t miss a visit to Ascona and Locarno on shore of Lake Maggiore.

5. Steep in the nature of Maggia and Verzasca valleys.

6. Reach Domodossala by the famous "cento valli" train

7. Bouldering in the Tessin valleys.

8. Relax at the Splash and Spa Riviera.

9. Mountain bike down Monte Tamaro.

10. Have a typical dinner in a Tessin Grotto.

  


WHERE TO SLEEP IN BELLINZONA - HOTELS, B&B, APARTMENTS

 

Bellinzona offers a good number of hotels and holiday houses. It is possible to find an accomodation in the town or in the panoramic villages of the Tessin region.

 

Thanks to pictures, facilities informations and reviews, You can check easly the availability of Hotels, B&B and Holiday Houses in Bellinzona and book the best solution for You, using this link:

 

BOOKING - HOTELS B&B HOLIDAY HOUSES IN BELLINZONA AND NEARBY 

 


 

HOW TO GET TO BELLINZONA AND TESSIN REGION


Bellinzona is located in the Ticino region. It is well connected and accessible by pubblic transport.

If you arrive by car, there is a convenient underground car park in Piazza del Sole square, right in the centre, at the foot of the lift to the well-known Castelgrande.

The 3 castles may be reached comfortably on foot, by a path running along the walls or by using the touristic train which leaves from Piazza Collegiata.

 

If you want to climb in Tessin, you will need a car. If you don’t have it, we highly recommend you to hire one easily here.

 

FLIGHT CONNECTIONS: Check here for your flight on: 

ZHR - Zurich airport  2,30h

BSL - Basel airport  3,00h

 MXP - Milan Malpensa airport  1,30h

 


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