The Locarno Valleys can be found in the far south of the country of Switzerland, close to the northern shores of Lake Maggiore and the border with Italy. The main town in this part of Ticino is Locarno itself and this proves to be a very popular tourist destination at any time of the year. Although this region of Switzerland boasts the mildest climate in the whole country, the nearby mountains are usually more than cold enough to be able to offer a good choice of winter sports. Why not choose between the fantastic range of self catering accommodation in Locarno Valleys for a change from the more traditional hotels. Not only will this offer far more space and overall comfort, it will also allow you to have the freedom to completely come and go as you please without having to be answerable to anyone else.
Your holidays in Locarno Valleys really will be spoilt for choice when it comes to the sheer number of activities that are available to you and your travelling companions. For a start, lest we forget that your self catering accommodation in the area will be a stone’s throw away from one of the most famous lakes in this part of Europe - Maggiore. Here you can enjoy activities such as swimming, pleasure boat cruising, sailing, canoeing and fishing. Other popular activities include cycling and mountain biking, walking and hiking, tennis and all of the winter sports favourites.
Many people tend to find that they have all they need for their holidays in the Locarno Valleys within the local area, however, if you do have a more adventurous side, some suggestions for the best places to visit include the cosmopolitan fashion Italian fashion capital of Milan which is only a short drive south of Locarno; the town of beautiful lake of Como; the town of Lugano; plus there are regular train connections with the largest city in Switzerland, Zurich. During the winter months, you may well choose to venture to other well-known skiing resorts of Switzerland and St. Moritz and Zermatt are both within a comfortable drive for you.
It really is fair to say that your holidays in Locarno Valleys will be spent in the mildest region of Switzerland. Indeed, in the lower lands here, it is not uncommon to see palm trees. During the summer months, you can easily expect to bask in temperatures of around the mid-twenties degrees Celsius. The winter is cooler, but again in the lowest lands, you should expect daily highs to be around the high single digits. Expect temperatures to be much colder in the mountains and snowfall will be commonplace in the winter.
For the quickest way to travel to your self catering accommodation in Locarno Valleys, you might like to book your flights to and from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP). Flybe, British Airways and Easyjet fly here from London: Luton (LTN), Gatwick (LGW) and Heathrow (LHR); plus Manchester (MAN), Edinburgh (EDI) and Birmingham (BHX).