Activities around Lake Maggiore
Dolce far niente
On the lake
Unwind and relax in our apartments and vacation houses located right on Lake Maggiore. Enjoy the magnificent view of the lake and the panorama of the surrounding mountains.
Right on Lake Maggiore
You will find a beautiful grilling area (open to the public) nearby on the lake in Porto-Ronco. Take this opportunity to enjoy a special grilling experience with a view of Lake Maggiore.
Ronco sopra Ascona
The picturesque village
How about a visit to the village of Ronco? The town is reachable via a so-called “stairway to heaven”. Once you have arrived at the top, you will be rewarded by an unforgettable panorama of Lake Maggiore. The viewing points and the winding alleys are charmingly picturesque – a true paradise.
Botanical garden & restaurant
Discover the botanical gardens on the Brissago Islands, which were once the place of residence of Baroness Antoinette Saint-Léger. Awaiting you is a subtropical plant world, and a special highlight for families is a treasure hunt especially for kids.
You can reach the islands by ferry (5 minutes), or you can paddle there by canoe/kayak.
A special place
This has been a center of attraction for naturalists, philosophers, artists, and unconventional thinkers since 1900. Feel the special magic of this place and explore the Museum Casa Anatta, the unique tea plantation, the Vita Parcours, as well as the playground.
Rides on the lake
You can comfortably and conveniently reach the Italian weekly markets of Luino (Wednesday), Cannobio (Sunday), and Intra (Saturday) from Art Hotel Post al Lago by boat ride. You can also go on an excursion to the Borromean Islands.
The boat docks right outside the hotel.
Active on Lake Maggiore
Row your own stand-up paddle board to the Brissago Islands or paddle a canoe there and explore the botanical gardens (free admission). Whether alone, as a couple, or as a group, you can rent SUP boards (2), Canadian canoe (1), and kayaks (2) for free. We provide the necessary life jackets.
Relaxation & pampering
Let yourself be pampered in our Beauty Point: hair styling, manicures, and pedicures. Our professional Veronika has many years of experience and will be happy to advise you.
Opening times: Wednesday to Sunday from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Enjoyment on the mountain on Lake Maggiore
From Ronco, you can hike to Ascona via Monte Verità. Other beautiful trails await you on the routes from Ronco to Brissago or to the local mountains of Ronco (the Alpe di Naccio and Pizzo Leone).
Biking with a lake view
Cycling fun around Porto Ronco
Take a leisurely ride along Lake Maggiore with our retro city bikes*. You can go on a tour for example to Ascona, Locarno, or Brissago. There are also parking spots for your e-bikes incl. charging stations. We will be happy to provide you with tips for the best bike routes.
* Helmets are available
Around Lake Maggiore
Immerse yourself in the “Maldives of Switzerland” in the Verzasca Valley and marvel at the arched bridge "Ponte dei Salti". The Maggia Valley is just as magical with its picturesque villages in Ticino. Exceptional and quiet landscapes await you in the Onsernone Valley with rustic buildings. Or you can explore the Bavona Valley on a hike.
Crodolo Palm & Beach
"Beach" on Lake Maggiore
A beautiful swimming spot with sunbathing area for refreshingly fun experiences. Enjoy a tasty aperitif or delicious meal on the Porto Ronco beach. Music and a pleasant atmosphere will make your experience a truly enjoyable one.
Convenient & uncomplicated
Would you like to go on a spontaneous trip from one town to another? Take advantage of the offers from the Ascona taxi boats. For example, you can travel to Locarno or the Brissago Islands. You can start your excursion conveniently from the boat loading dock in Porto Ronco.