Spring trip Lake Maggiore
12.05. – 16.05.2023
Day 1 Arrival
The journey takes us through the Inn Valley to Vorarlberg, where we spend the lunch break. Continue through Liechtenstein, past Vaduz into Switzerland and via Chur to Thusis for a short photo stop at the Viamala. Now our way leads through the dreamlike mountain landscape of the Hinterrhein and through
the San Bernardino tunnel into Ticino. After a drive through the wild and romantic Messolgino Valley
we reach Bellinzona, famous for its three medieval castles. Here you have time,
to explore the second largest city in the canton. The final stage of the day we ride
along the Lago Maggiore, past Locarno, via Brissago (border Switzerland – Italy) to our
Quarter to Verbania-Intra.
Day 2 City Stroll & Isola Bella
After a hearty breakfast, the morning is free for a stroll through the city.
Enjoy the southern flair on the beautiful lake promenade as well as the charming alleyways
the old town. Fortunately, there is also the possibility to attend the weekly market to
visit Here you can buy typical fruits and vegetables, wines and other local specialties of the region. In the afternoon you will already experience two unforgettable highlights of the trip: With
on a ship rented especially for us, we visit the Borromean Islands. The Isola Bella
impresses with its baroque castle and its world-famous, enchanting gardens. In contrast
We will then visit the picturesque fishing village on the Isola dei Pescatori.
Day 3 Centovalli Railway & Locarno
After breakfast we will go by bus to Domodossola. Here you climb
board the famous Centovalli Railway and experience picturesque landscapes between Switzerland and northern Italy during the journey. Arriving in Locarno, you will have time to discover the warmest city in Switzerland.
explore In the midst of this famous film city, palm and lemon trees flourish, giving this place a very special charm. The heart of Locarno is the Piazza Grande, known by
the annual film festival. Afterwards we drive with our bus again on the wonderful
Coastal road via Ascona and Cannobio, where we make a short stop, back to Verbania-Intra.
Day 4 Lake Lugano & Lake Como
On this day we will make a great tour to the most beautiful lakes of the region: Lake Lugano and Lake Como. In Menaggio we take an extensive lunch break. In the afternoon we drive along one of the most beautiful coastal roads, along Lake Como, to Como at the southern end of the lake. Here you will have time to stroll around the town and reflect on the day before we return to Verbania-Intra to our hotel.
Day 5 Lake Garda & journey home
After a hearty breakfast we will start our journey home full of wonderful memories. After a
After a comfortable bus ride past Milan and Bergamo we reach Lake Garda around noon. Here
we will have a longer stay to eat and stroll. Afterwards it goes over the
Brenner highway in the direction of home.