Holiday bliss on the lake.
Wake up to views of Lake Maggiore, try stand-up paddling on its calm waters, hop over to the nearby Brissago Islands in the afternoon and watch the sun go down while eating fresh zander from the barbecue: the lake takes centre stage at Eden Roc in Ascona.
Hotel Eden Roc, Ascona
Everything at the “Eden Roc” is designed to instill a deep sense of well-being, from the wide range of water-based activities to the rooms on offer and four restaurants created by Carlo Rampazzi.
From bed to board.
Jump out of bed, pull on your swimming gear and head outside to the large garden. Stroll over the dewy grass to the small spiaggia, where the SUP boards will be lying waiting for you. Don’t worry if you are a bit wobbly on the water to start off, you’ll be paddling curves and racing your friends in no time!
1:30 p.m.: all aboard!
On the jetty of the hotel’s harbour, guests will find a Riva Aquamare for an excursion. The Italian wooden boat is perfect for exploring Lago Maggiore.
Chef de cuisine of the Eden Roc
Cyrille Kamerzin originally hails from Valais, but has worked at the Eden Roc for the last 20 years. “You’ve got everything here”, he says, “a wonderful location, Italian flair, no stress.”
As the sun sets behind the hills, dinner is prepared right by the lake. The background with the sunset over the lake is perfect. Meanwhile, guests can make themselves comfortable under the pergola with a glass of Ticino Merlot.