Hiking Monte Lema to Monte Tamaro – in Ticino Switzerland (Tessin)

We have been in Ticino for almost seven years now and this hike has been on our radar since year one. I think it took us so long to do this hike, as we were never quite sure of the logistics of how to do it. Lema to Tamaro is a one-way hike, well obviously, you can do it RT, but hiking for 10+ hours in a single day is a little much. Not to mention the funiculars close, so you would have to hike down the mountain.

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A Swiss Mountain Retreat: Hotel Piz Buin – Klosters

Living in Switzerland for more than a decade, I am still amazed at how we find new places to explore with which we fall in love. We’ve been to Davos a few times but have never visited the little town of Klosters, just 15 minutes outside of Davos. The town of Klosters, in the Swiss canton of Graubünden, won our hearts over like many Swiss villages do.

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Top 13 Hikes in Ticino (Tessin)

1. Morcote

  1. Morcote has been voted one of the most beautiful villages in Switzerland and it’s easy to see why. Morcote is perched on the side of the mountain overlooking Lake Lugano. Restaurants are scattered along the main-street with lake view seating. From the town center you can hike up to Church of Santa Maria del Sasso over looking Lake Lugano. Definitely a must for your list of places to visit in Ticino.
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Tobogganing in Andermatt

Usually you will find us carving up the slopes, but we took a different route this past weekend and gave tobogganing a try. We have been sledding in Switzerland before but never in Andermatt . I was a little hesitant at first because sledding runs can be quite intense, especially the night runs, so I was happily surprised to find out Andermatt has sledding for all ages.

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A dreamy destination in Pontresina: Grand Hotel Kronenhof

Nestled among Swiss mountain peaks, in Engadin valley, lies a paradise getaway, the Grand Hotel Kronenhof. The area boasts a number of luxury resorts but the impressive architecture of the Kronenhof in Pontresina will leave you feeling like you are in a fairy-tale. Magnificent views, gourmet dining and luxurious accommodations all contribute to your magical vacation.

We have visited the Engadin area during the summer, so of course the draw of winter sports had us wanting to return. Just a few kilometers drive (or train ride) from St. Moritz you arrive in the beautiful village of Pontresina. The Grand Hotel Kronenhof is the only 5-star hotel in town and delivers a true 5-star experience, sweeping you into a wonderful world of fun and relaxation.

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