Sustainable holidays

Go green!

Sustainability is an issue that is close to the heart of the entire Bellinzona e Valli region: it is good to choose a holiday that respects the environment, the economy and society.
First and foremost, it is important to choose the most appropriate method of transport, such as our comfortable trains that are always on time!
Discover the new train Treno Gottardo, in service on the Gotthard panorama railway line, where the tourist experience starts with the journey.
To choose where to stay, there are accommodations with a special regard for the environment, from the traditional hotel to the alpine huts, and finally the choice of activities.
From gastronomy to outdoor activities, there is a wide choice of sustainable activities to suit all interests!

To travel more consciously

Recycling and waste sorting are important! Make a difference and dispose of your rubbish in the appropriate bins. And why not reduce your footprint? You can compensate for your travel by paying a little extra when you buy your tickets or through organisations like MyClimate that invest this money in projects dedicated to protecting the environment.

Calculate your emissions with MyClimate

Calculate your emissions with MyClimate

Accessible holidays

In the region there are accommodation facilities, means of transport, hotels and restaurants which are easily accessible thanks to an offer of services which is increasingly attentive to every need.



Jeff Wilson visits Swisstainable Bellinzona!

How to get around

Start your eco-friendly holiday with the journey: thanks to AlpTransit, arriving by train has never been quicker. Once here, you can get around by bus, bike or e-bike. In any case, thanks to the Ticino Ticket, the entire public transport network will be free of charge throughout Ticino if you stay in a hotel, hostel or campsite in the region!

Travel by train

We have a railway network which is amazingly well-connected with all the main European capitals and at least hourly departures all our neighbouring countries. It’s so easy to get here! What are you waiting for?

Tilo in Giornico

Travel by bus

It’s a Swiss symbol and it’s able to reach any destination, even the most remote. What are we talking about? The much loved Postbus of course!


Ticino Ticket

With Ticino Ticket you will be free to travel and visit every corner of the southernmost Canton of Switzerland. You will save time and appreciate even more every minute of your holiday.


Recommended activities

Here are lots of ideas and suggestions for ecological activities to enjoy in Bellinzona and Valleys for an unforgettable holiday.

Eurotrek - holidays on the move

Eurotrek - holidays on the move

Refreshing water

Do you fancy a refreshing dip but don’t know where to go? Here are a few suggestions of where you can immerse yourself in natural refreshment.



Indulge yourself and chose from a great selection of walks available all year round.


Where to stay

Responsible hotels with a low environmental impact and a focus on sustainability using renewable energy; but also tipical mountain houses, alpine huts and unusual accommodation!

Where to eat

A selection of restaurants with a focus on sustainable and local produce, or incorporating produce from their own garden.

Discover the grottos

Nothing is more typical for life in Ticino than the grottos, simple taverns in quiet hideaway places, well in the shade of trees.


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