(driving time 2h50)
Start your self-drive tour in Chur or Landquart. For a special gorge experience we recommend the route from Bonaduz via Versam to Ilanz. This takes you high above the Rhine Gorge on a narrow road through adventurous natural rock tunnels. Take advantage of the stops next to the road to take a look down into the mighty Rhine Gorge, and in Versam you can descend to the Rhine. Along the Rhine on the sandbanks, a number of barbecue sites invite you to picnic.
In Ilanz the trip continues along the Vorderrhein on the Oberalpstrasse to Distentis/Mustér. There you turn left into the Val Medel. Over the Lukmanier Pass you reach the sun-drenched Blenio Valley and Ticino. From Biasca you continue on to the historic Ticino cantonal capital Bellinzona - probably the most Italian city in Switzerland. Time for a break and a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the three best preserved medieval castles of Bellinzona. With its castles, walls, towers, battlements and gates, the imposing fortifications will amaze its visitors!
Further south, Lake Maggiore will soon be in sight and so will your destination, adorned with palm trees and classic Ticino houses: Ronco sopra Ascona.
Let the day come to an end on the veranda of the boutique hotel La Rocca**** and enjoy one of the many risotti variations from the Ticino Risotto Master 2019 and chef Antonio.
Tips for your itinerary:
•Easy, impressive hike from Valendas to Versam in the heart fot he Rhine Gorge: Infos
•Visit the UNESCO World heritage site of the three castles of Bellinzona: Infos
(driving time approx. 2h)
After a rich breakfast with a view of Lake Maggiore, it is recommended to take an excursion to the Brissago Islands. Afterwards perhaps a coffee in the Piazza of Locarno?
The next stage takes you via Bellinzona, past the castles of Mesocco and over the San Bernardino into the Hinterrheintal. And then it continues via Thusis and Muldain into Lenzerheide.
Relax in the largest hammam in the Swiss Alps and enjoy the mountain panorama from the brine bath in the Hotel Schweizerhof****S. Afterwards the hotel kitchen will spoil you with an exclusive 6-course gourmet menu.
Tipps for your itinerary:
•Trip to the Brissago Islands: Infos
•Visit to the historical centre of Ascona and Locarno: Infos
•Market in Bellinzona (every Saturday morning until 13h00): Infos
•Visit to the ruins of Castello Mesocco: Infos
•Trip to the Viamala gorge: Infos
(accessible via side streets)
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