Giardino Ascona, the trendy Mediterranean-inspired resort, has introduced the Power Guide programme for sports enthusiasts and nature lovers.
Nestled on Lake Maggiore in Ticino, Switzerland, Giardino Ascona has welcomed its Power Guide (Activities Concierge), a local expert, to train, guide and coach guests. Whether visitors are seeking an acute wanderlust, an intense workout or an urge to set out on a journey of discovery, the Power Guide will assist them in finding the ideal sports or activities to suit their needs.
With his expertise, the Power Guide has created a programme with something for all age groups and levels of interests and includes activities such as golf, hiking, biking, paragliding, Nordic Walking and boat trips.
Golf aficionados can practice their putting at the award-winning Golf Club Patriziale Ascona, located in close proximity to Giardino Ascona. The 18-hole golf course is an exquisitely cultivated park landscape providing spectacular views of the lake and mountains, and is considered as one of the most beautiful golf courses in Europe.
Guests can choose from a variety of bikes available at Giardino Ascona depending on their preferences. City bikes are available for those keen on exploring the Locarnese valleys or grabbing a coffee on the piazza of Ascona. While the adventure seekers can hop on a mountain bike for an excursion into the valleys of Ticino. The hotel’s Power Guide will assist with route suggestions for bike excursions for all levels of ability.
The Ticino valley is a haven for hiking. Mountain tours start in snow, ice and rock, and end in balmy chestnut forests. The gently sloping hills draped with lush alpine meadows stand close to snow-capped peaks and sparkling lakes. Guests can explore this glorious landscape by selecting a panoramic trail of their choice.
Guests can aim to burn 20% to 30% more calories, by exploring the mountainside using the Nordic Walking technique. The Power Guide will encourage guests to do a functional walk with sticks to refresh their senses.
At Lake Maggiore, swimming and water sports are the preferred pastime. Guests can rent sailboats, motorboats or stand-up paddle boards to explore the breathtaking lakeside.
Visitors at Giardino Ascona can further achieve their fitness goals and restore tranquillity by selecting the Ayurveda by Giardino programme. The therapeutic and non-medical health programme provides guests with holistic well-being for body and mind, achieved through nutrition that is appropriate for the individual’s type, physical activity and mindful relaxation.