We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.

George Bernard Shaw
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Play sits at the centre of the Moving Mountains experience.

We believe that Play is as important for our bodies and minds as any functional movement class or nourishing meal.

To celebrate our locations, we have created a set of Empowering Expeditions and Curated Adventures for our guests designed with nothing more than pure unadulterated fun in mind.

OUR PLAY EXPERIENCES

Empowering Expeditions

Empowering Expeditions give you the chance to challenge yourself physically or master a new skill, while immersing you in the surrounding nature.

Curated Adventures

Our Curated Adventures are about discovering the regions around our hotels and the local artisans, producers and characters that make our locations so special. This is an opportunity for you to leave everyday life behind and delve into the local traditions and cultures.

Play Activities

A sunrise hike to Balladrüm

Empowering Expeditions

Follow us on a sunrise hike and experience the breath-taking panorama of the Ascona and Locarno delta from the top of the Balladrüm mountain.

We’ll set off early in the morning and arrive to take in the first rays of the day. You will be well equipped with a headlamp, backpack and refreshments. We will return via the Sentiero Romano along the shore of Lake Maggiore.

This challenging activity is the perfect way to start your day and will leave you with a sense of accomplishment.

hotel HOTEL EDEN ROC, ASCONA

A Ticino evening

Curated Adventures

Discover the reginal foods and wines of the Ticino. In the magical setting of the Casa Epper garden this Curated Adventure gives you a taste of the culinary traditions that make this region so special.

Relax with friends and family while you taste local wines, fresh polenta from the fire and other delightful Ticino produce in a perfect setting.

hotel HOTEL EDEN ROC, ASCONA

A wine tasting bike tour through the Locarno countryside

Curated Adventures

The Ticino is famous for its vineyards and this bike tour through the Locarno countryside gives you the chance to experience them first-hand.

Our chosen route takes you along the Maggia and Melezza rivers to the Delea vineyard which is situated in the middle of the Merlot wine region. The local sommelier will share his knowledge in the setting of his wine cellar. This is a unique chance to immerse yourself in the world of Ticino grapes and discover their subtle and incomparable aromas.

hotel HOTEL EDEN ROC, ASCONA

A kayak tour to the mouth of the Maggia river

Empowering Expeditions

Enjoy peace, stillness and stunning light on the Maggia river in the early morning. We will provide a power breakfast before you set out by kayak along the banks of the delta to the mouth of the river.

This guided Empowering Expedition is studded with entertaining anecdotes about Ascona and interesting facts about the region.

hotel HOTEL EDEN ROC, ASCONA

Sunset Paragliding from Cimetta

Empowering Expeditions

Take in the Ascona and Locarno delta from a new perspective with a sunset tandem paragliding flight.
An expert certified instructor will make this a safe and exhilarating experience and teach you one of the
purest forms of flying. This expedition is designed to challenge you and push you outside of your comfort zone.

The activity will start with a short hike from the Cardada top station to the Cimetta.

hotel HOTEL EDEN ROC, ASCONA

Art on the trail of Ignaz Epper

Curated Adventures

Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso were great advocates of linocut art. This graphic technique is similar to woodcut: a negative pattern is cut into a linoleum sheet before it is printed with ink on paper. With professional guidance, you will create your very own linocut art piece at Casa Epper – the former home and workplace of the famous Swiss expressionist Ignaz Epper – who was an expert in this art form.

hotel HOTEL EDEN ROC, ASCONA

Wakeboarding on Lake Maggiore

Empowering Expeditions

Learn how to wakeboard in the stunning setting of Lake Maggiore. You will receive expert tuition from our resident professional wakeboard coach. This Empowering Expedition is a chance to learn a new sport or improve your existing skills. It’s a fun and challenging activity that will have you coming back for more.

hotel HOTEL EDEN ROC, ASCONA

Sledging in Preda-Bergün

Empowering Expeditions

This is a chance to take on the Preda-Bergün toboggan run, the longest floodlit sledge run in Europe, in one glorious schuss. Compete with your friends and family to see who can get the best time, or simply relax and enjoy the mountain scenery at a more leisurely pace.

hotel CARLTON HOTEL, ST. MORITZ

Paragliding

Empowering Expeditions

Take in the Engadin from a new perspective with a tandem paragliding flight. An expert certified instructor will make this a safe and exhilarating experience and teach you one of the purest forms of flying. This expedition is designed to challenge you and push you outside of your comfort zone.

hotel CARLTON HOTEL, ST. MORITZ

Ice Fishing

Empowering Expeditions

Experience the stillness of winter fishing on the frozen Lake Sils near St Moritz. This is quiet relaxation in a magnificent natural setting as we guide you onto the ice and show you the best spot to catch your own dinner.

hotel CARLTON HOTEL, ST. MORITZ

Torch Walk

Curated Adventures

The high altitude of the mountains and the clear air make the winter sky at night a special spectacle. Our outdoor butler will guide you by torch light through stunning silent scenery. Torch walks takes place every Thursday evening.

hotel CARLTON HOTEL, ST. MORITZ

Jewellery Making

Curated Adventures

Create precious memories and design your own personal jewellery in the highest workshop in Switzerland. Our partner’s excellently equipped atelier is set in the midst of the Engadin Alps and offers a stunning location to get creative and learn a new craft under the tutelage of their goldsmiths.

hotel CARLTON HOTEL, ST. MORITZ

Forest bathing

Curated Adventures

Leave the beaten track behind and follow us into the winter forest. This activity is led by leading ultrarunner and qualified sports psychologist Anne-Marie Flammersfeld. As your personal guide, she will take you forest bathing in the Engadin and show you the meditative qualities of nature.

hotel CARLTON HOTEL, ST. MORITZ

Mountain lake bathing

Empowering Expeditions

Enjoy an ice bath in the cold spring water of a mountain lake. Your adrenaline and endorphin levels will be raised as your body reacts to the extremely low temperature of the water. This activity helps promote good circulation and strengthens your immune system. The reward for your bravery will be a relaxing picnic surrounded by alpine roses in bloom and a view of the valley.

hotel VALSANA HOTEL, AROSA
TSCHUGGEN GRAND HOTEL, AROSA

Trail biking in Arosa

Empowering Expeditions

This Empowering Expedition takes you on a thrilling ride through the trails of Arosa. After a fitting session at the Hörnli Skill Center, you will set off with an experienced guide on a 7 km ride that takes in 113 curves and an elevation of 519 metres. Refreshments will be provided and you’ll receive a participation certificate to prove you took on the challenge. This adventure is suitable for the whole family.

hotel VALSANA HOTEL, AROSA
TSCHUGGEN GRAND HOTEL, AROSA

Graubünden wine tasting

Curated Adventures

The Bündner Herrschaft is a small but important wine-growing region. This Curated Adventure gives you the chance to learn more about this diverse area and the 42 grape varieties that thrive in the mild climate between Fläsch and Malans. Our expert sommelier will guide you in this tasting and use an aroma kit to help explain what makes the profile of a Graubünden wine so special.

hotel VALSANA HOTEL, AROSA
TSCHUGGEN GRAND HOTEL, AROSA

Foraging in nature

Curated Adventures

Although nature can be harsh at 1800 metres’ the alpine forests provide protection and are a source of warmth and sustenance. Join us on a Curated Adventure as we travel into these woods to forage for wild foods. You will learn first-hand how to pick mushrooms and berries that can be taken back to the kitchen and used in delicious recipes.

hotel VALSANA HOTEL, AROSA
TSCHUGGEN GRAND HOTEL, AROSA

Make your own herb salt and herb oil

Curated Adventures

On this Curated Adventure we will teach you how to make your own herb oil and herb salt from the fresh produce we grow at the hotel. This is a wonderful way to learn a new skill and create a souvenir to take home that will keep the memory of your holiday alive.

hotel VALSANA HOTEL, AROSA
TSCHUGGEN GRAND HOTEL, AROSA

A forest visit with a local ranger

Curated Adventures

A forest ranger’s job is to help maintain nature’s ecological balance. On this curated adventure you will accompany a ranger into the woods and learn more about this fascinating topic. This is an opportunity to plant your own tree under qualified supervision and the outing will end with a forest picnic and a participation certificate.

hotel VALSANA HOTEL, AROSA
TSCHUGGEN GRAND HOTEL, AROSA

Full moon hike

Empowering Expeditions

Join us on a full moon hike through the mountain landscape of Arosa. This is a chance to experience the profound peace and stillness of the mountains at night. Afterwards we will enjoy a sparkling wine aperitif. You will be equipped with walking boots, walking sticks and torches.

hotel VALSANA HOTEL, AROSA
TSCHUGGEN GRAND HOTEL, AROSA

Forest bathing

Curated Adventures

Guided by our yoga teacher, you will leave the beaten track behind and enter the silence of the forest. Shinrin yoku (forest bathing in Japanese) is a natural therapy that promotes relaxation and vitality. This is an activity that reduces stress hormones and helps quieten the mind.

hotel VALSANA HOTEL, AROSA
TSCHUGGEN GRAND HOTEL, AROSA

Morning yoga by the Untersee lake

Curated Adventures

Start your day with an energising yoga session. Our yoga teacher will guide you to a practise that takes place in a magical setting on the shores of the Untersee lake. This class is suitable for all levels of experience. The main focus is on mobility, flexibility and relaxation. Afterwards we will enjoy breakfast together.

hotel VALSANA HOTEL, AROSA
TSCHUGGEN GRAND HOTEL, AROSA

Paddleboarding on the Obersee lake

Empowering Expeditions

Learn to paddleboard on Obersee lake. This is a great activity that combines exercise and relaxation. We will provide everything you need to enjoy the activity and a picnic will be served before we return to the hotel.

hotel VALSANA HOTEL, AROSA
TSCHUGGEN GRAND HOTEL, AROSA