Sport in the surroundings

For lovers of sport and the outdoors, Cannobio has many green areas where you can practice sport: at the Lido, at the “Parco Cartiera” and in the town centre.
In the “Lido” beach, equipped and with assistance, there are several areas where you can practice different sports: football, tennis, minigolf, beach volleyball and water sports such as kite surfing, surfing and sailing.
“Parco Cartiera” is another green space with an area for roller-skating, a bowling green, volleyball and basketball court.
A further beach, the “Darsene” is in the town centre with an adjacent playground.

Other sports such as scuba diving: for lovers of this sport we propose a suggestive and famous place such as the Orridi di S.Anna and in the immediate vicinity the Ticino with the Valle Verzasca and Valle Maggia.

Excursions and Trekking: our area offers numerous routes immersed in nature where you can spend days of total relaxation: there are many paths and walks with different degrees of difficulty, especially in the Valle Cannobina ( and Parco Val Grande (

Lago Maggiore ZIPline

In one of the most beautiful landscapes of our area you can experience incredible sensations flying at over 120 km/h.
A route of 1850m at a height of 350m from the ground, hooked to a steel cable you will experience a unique fun.

Above Verbania, in the Intrasca Valley, precisely at Alpe Segletta, there is a post that can be easily reached by car.
From here the shuttle bus will take you to the launch site.

HOW TO REACH Lake Maggiore ZIPline from Cannobio:
From Cannobio reach Verbania, take the road to Piancavallo along the provincial road n. 55 Intra-Premeno and then the provincial road n. 56 Premeno-Colle.
Once you reach the panoramic terrace of Belvedere di Piancavallo, turn left towards Alpe Segletta, after about 2 km you will find the access road to the ZIPline.

Locality Alpe Segletta – 28812 Aurano (VB)
46°00’22.8″ N – 8°36’08.6″ E

For further information and bookings please visit
Phone: +39 333 9467147

Lake Maggiore attractions

Val Formazza Cascata del Toce: The excellent symbol of Val Formazza is the Toce Waterfall with a drop of 145 m, offering a unique and unforgettable scenery set among the mountains covered with conifers, meadows, small alpine lakes and pastures.
Val Vigezzo: the route covered by the Centovalli train, which links the villages of Domodossola and Locarno, winds through forests, wild mountains and small villages. The Vigezzo Valley is known as the “Painters’ Valley”.
Botanical Gardens: We are fortunate to have in our area three botanical attractions such as: Giardini Botanici di Villa Taranto in Verbania, excellence of Lake Maggiore with a park of 16 hectares. The park offers visitors 20,000 species of plants. Depending on the season, there are different blooms: from March to October there are camellias, rhododendrons, tulips, azaleas and dahlias.
Villa Pallavicino in Stresa, another botanical attraction, covers an area of 20 hectares with flowering avenues, ancient trees and a magnificent botanical garden. The distinguishing feature of this park is the presence of animals with more than 40 species of mammals and exotic birds.
Cannero Castles: an attraction emerging from the waters of Lake Maggiore not far from the shore. The castles stand on two small islands, fortified in the Middle Ages and used by brigands to control trade with neighbouring Switzerland.
Mottarone: situated between Lake Maggiore and Lake Orta, Mottarone is one of the most beautiful natural balconies in Piedmont. It can be reached by car or by cable car, a 20-minute ride from Stresa. Once at the top, there is a breathtaking view of seven lakes, the Po Valley, Monte Rosa and the Alps.
Borromeo Islands: Isola Bella and Isola Madre. In the middle of Lake Maggiore emerge the Islands, transformed during the 16th century by the Borromeo family.
On Isola Bella we find the Baroque palace with large, luxurious rooms containing important works of art, flanked by a rich Italian-style garden.
Isola Madre, on the other hand, has a palace dating back to the 16th century set in a lush English garden.
Isola Pescatori (Fishermen’s Island): characterised by white houses and narrow streets, on the island we find the splendid 11th-century church of San Vittore.

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Nordic Walking in Cannobio

Nordic Walking, a pleasant and efficient workout known all over the world, lends itself to being practised in our area. Our area is appreciated precisely for one of these reasons: the diversity and possibility of practising different sports in close contact with nature. The Cannobina Valley is one of the most suitable places to practice this type of sport. These are among the main routes suggested:







For further details we recommend the website and the Tourist Office of Cannobio where you can get more information.

Bicycle and pedestrian path in Cannobio

An 8 km loop trail, surrounded by nature, which starts from Lido di Cannobio, runs along the Cannobino stream, passes the “Ballerino” bridge, reaches the Orrido di S. Anna, a wonderful tourist attraction, and then returns from the opposite side passing by Fonte Carlina to finish at the starting point. Along the cycle and pedestrian path there are bars, a playground and toilets.

What to visit in the surroundings of Cannobio

Outside the streets of the old town there is a world to discover, from the beautiful and ancient Cannobina Valley, rich in traditions and culture with more than 250 km of trails that offer the possibility of hiking or mountain biking. A beautiful route called the “Borromea” connects and crosses all the municipalities in the valley, from the medieval village of Carmine Superiore with a wonderful view of the lake, to the small, ancient hamlets of Ronco, Socragno, S. Agata, known as the balcony on the lake, and S. Bartolomeo, from which you can admire a wonderful view of the lake.
A few kilometres from Cannobio, precisely in Traffiume, there is a suggestive landscape that can be admired by following the river, characterised by the erosive action of the waters of the torrents that for millennia have contributed to modelling the rock.
From the so-called balcony on the lake, S.Agata, we find the path that leads to the imposing Mount Giove, a demanding but suggestive path that offers, once reached the top, a wonderful lake view.
The village of Gurro, which dates back to the second century A.D. and is proud of its Scottish origins, is situated in a green valley, characterised by stone houses with stone roofs and narrow streets. With its two museums, the Ethnographic Museum and the Geological Museum, it is well worth a visit.