Right next to our house or in many other places at the Ticino River there are beautiful bathing spots. In Biasca you can enjoy the pool of Santa Petronilla waterfall and the great view over the lower Leventina. You reach the Lago Maggiore after 40 minutes by car. We will be happy to recommend beautiful spots to take a bath or go for a swim.


There are many beautiful hiking trails, which are not crowded, and you are often alone in the pure nature. The Strada Alta, for example, is known as a sunny high trail above the valley. Also the Strada Bassa is exciting, where you will meet the different traffic axes of the valley. Further, there is the circular trail around Lago Ritom or hikes around Lago Tremorgio. 
We have a hiking book and a map for you to borrow.

Bicycle or bike tour

There are many bike tours in the Leventina valley. For example the tours Passo del Sol, Bassa di Nara, Alpe dei Piai.

In addition, the north-south cycle path 3 crosses Giornico.


Horse back-riding

On the back of a horse through the wilde Leventina valley. Eva Arnoldi and her team offer riding courses and trekking in the Leventina. From January to June, the horses are just 200 meters from us. is said that she is the best western rider in the south...


Only 500 meters upstream there are the first rocks for blunderers. Chironico, one of the most popular bouldering areas, is directly above us.


If you need more SPA than our Hotpot in the garden, you can find it at the SPA in Tamaro or at the Termali salini & SPA in Locarno.  

Day trips

Visit the local markets and cities around Giornico.
We are 30 km from Bellinzona, 50 km from Locarno and 60 km from Lugano. You can reach the markets in Luino or Intra in about 1.5 hours by car.

Enjoy the panoramic view from the beautiful Ticino mountains such as Carì (20 km away) or discover the ski resorts in the upper Leventina such as Airolo-Pesciüm (26 km away).