In the backyards of Lake Maggiore, wonderful valleys stretch from dreamlike beauty to the Alps. Here you can take relaxing hikes, visit idyllic old villages, visit sights such as ancient villages with their churches or drive by car or train over high bridges, deep gorges and through a unique landscape, the beauty of which rejuvenates body and mind.
Ticino is also famous for its beautiful valleys: the Valle Onsernone, Valle Maggia, Valle Verzasca and Centovalli are full of varied, green, lush landscapes with rivers, waterfalls and rocks, while the hilly forested Malcantone dreams quietly.
Some of these valleys have been inhabited since prehistoric times. Today they are also a popular destination for nature lovers, active athletes, bungee jumpers and mountaineers. Culture is very important here: Nature trails worth seeing such as "The Way of the Stone" (www.vallemaggia.ch) or musical events such as "The rhythmic nights of the Magic Blues" (www.magicblues.ch) in the Valle Maggia can only be found here in the Ticino alpine valleys.