Sport

Yoga

Find harmony beetween your body and soul  and learn more about your own energies. During your wellness stay at Parco San Marco you can take part in the following activities: 

  • Additional relaxation techniques
  • Back exercises
  • Breathing exercises
  • Self-massage techniques
  • SPA San Marco

If you are interested in attending one of our yoga classes, you can consult our weekly program or contact us directly at the reception desk.

Golf

Combine the best moment of the year with your great passion: golf. The region of the Northern Italian lakes has some of the most rich-in-tradition and beautiful golf clubs in Europe. Our partner-Golfclub Menaggio & Cadenabbia on lake Como is only 15 minutes by car from the hotel, about 12 km (no shuttle service available).

In the middle of the typical Italian ambiance of lake Como, our partner-golfclub offers a slice of British tradition. Amongst its regular guests is George Clooney, who chose the area around Lake Como as his second home. 

Tennis

Would you like to improve your service or just play a nice tennis match? That´s no problem with our tennis instructors! We kindly ask you to book at least 48 hours in advance. 

The prices are:

  • 15 Euro for the hotel guests
  • 25 Euro for the external guests

Our Reception-Team will be glad to answer your questions and take bookings. Or you can call us: +39 0344 629 111

Basketball

Your passion for basketball does not allow for breaks? Do you want to challenge your friends in exciting matches with hoops and rebounds?
Parco San Marco is the perfect place for you: a calendar full of activities and lots of basketball games organized amongst guests to exercise all summer long.

At our resort we have built a new regulatory basketball court at the complete disposal of our guests.

Climbing, Lake Lugano: adventures for beginners and pros

For many, climbing in the Lake Ceresio region is synonymous with adventure, challenge, skill and control. Those who, during a holiday in our Parco San Marco Hotels & Beach Resort, decide to experience the thrill of climbing or to learn the secrets of this sport on Lake Lugano from scratch, can count on a very personal challenge, dreamlike panoramic views, emotions and memories that will remain impressed forever in their hearts.

Experience climbing in a different way – right above Lago di Lugano, on the rocks of our mountain forest.

To participate you need to register at the reception desk. 

Requirements and costs:

  • Max. number of participants: 9
  • Min. age: 12 years
  • Min. height: 1,40 m
  • Max. weight: 130 kg

In our courses, we offer a professional introduction to climbing, high quality equipment, and a simply unique experience!

Horse riding holidays in the nature of Lake Lugano

Unforgettable riding holidays in Lago di Lugano’s nature:

  • Riding lessons for children and adults
  • Pony rides for children
  • Horse rides in the wonderful nature of Lake Lugano
  • Several days’ trekking tours
  • Visits to the stables
  • And much more

 

The surroundings of Parco San Marco are an eldorado for horse lovers and those who wish to become such. 

Grant yourself a simply unique experience. A horseback ride could contribute to further relaxation during your wellness weekend, and will make a family summer vacation in our beautiful region even more beautiful for you and your children.

Our team will be pleased to provide you with suggestions for riding routes in Porlezza and surroundings, and of course with information concerning the riding stables nearby (about 8 minutes, 4 Km far away from Parco San Marco- no shuttlebus available).

Trekking

HIKING: LAKE LUGANO AT ITS BEST

For those who come hiking in Lombardy, the area surrounding our Parco San Marco Hotels & Beach Resort at Lago di Lugano has in store a number of hiking and nordic walking routes, ranging from leisurely walks to challenging trails. Mount Grona, "Rifugio Menaggio" and Mount Generoso offer countless options for top hiking experiences, including pleasurable alpine walks, panoramic Nordic walking routes and high-altitude tours.

HIKING HOLIDAY ON THE SHORE OF LAGO DI LUGANO

Our experienced alpine guides take you on breathtaking hiking trips in Lake Lugano’s striking nature – proving experiences you will remember and share with your friends through awe-inspiring photos! Please consider that hiking near Lake Lugano requires appropriate equipment: suitable footwear, headgear, warm clothing, a change of clothes, a rain coat and plenty of water or soft beverages are strongly recommended when you venture hiking in our region’s mountains and woods. 

In case you require more specific apparel and accessories, you can visit the nearby mountain sports shop, where you will be given comprehensive advice.

Nordic walking and hiking trails around the resort's surroundings can be found here

WELLNESS DURING YOUR HOLIDAY AT PARCO SAN MARCO

If you enjoy SPA pleasures as well as outdoor exercise, our hotel at Lago di Lugano is the perfect choice for you! After a long trek or Nordic walking hike, there’s no better way to soothe sore muscles than to indulge in our SPA area for a while. Take a dip in our indoor pools, treat yourself to a healthy sauna session and savour the regenerating silence in our oasis of quiet. Exploit the full potential of our SPA San Marco choosing from our range of treatments, administered by friendly, competent professionals.

Paragliding above the Lakes

What about contemplating the magnificent landscapes of Lake Lugano and Lake Como from a different, and much higher perspective? Nothing easier than that.. Just decide to give it a try and book a tandem paragliding flight with an expert pilot to take off directly from the top of Mount Galbiga. Standing high with an altitude of 1698 metres Mount Galbiga is located opposite Parco San Marco. As it is an exclusive activity, the flight fee is 200 Euro per person and – due to is exclusivity –  can only be booked for two persons at a time.

You can also depart from the tiny village of Gera Lario on the shores of Lake Como, about a 40 minute car ride away from Parco San Marco and take off from Montalto, at an altitude of 1.250 metres. The fee is 110 Euro per person and can be booked for a maximum of 6 people. Flights are always made in the morning.

If weather conditions are favourable, the pilot may allow you to steer yourself during the flight for the ultimate experience. The pilot can also perform some acrobatic movements above the water before smoothly landing on the banks of the lake to bring you reluctantly but safely back to earth!

The flight lasts between 15 and 20 minutes, landing next to the pick-up parking lot. Take away your memories with an individually edited HD video clip taken with two  on-board cameras documenting your unique experience together with great photos.

For more detailed information please visit the website: www.comolakeparagliding.com

Beautiful paragliding flights can also be done in the nearby Canton Ticino! Bookings can be made 365 days a year through the local company FlyTicino, even for groups up to 15 people! The most popular and spectacular take-offs are certainly those of Monte Tamaro, Monte Lema and Monte Generoso. All these flying sites can be easily reached from Parco San Marco by a car ride of approx. 40 minutes.

Prices and contacts available at: www.flyticino.ch

Swiss Fun Fit

Parco San Marco is the first hotel in Europe to offers SwissFunFit for the whole family. The colourful fitness equipment which promotes playful and easily the natural movement and which can be used inside as well as outside, are based on the principles of Taiji. In contrast to conventional fitness equipment with SwissFunFit you can structure the activated muscles, especially tendons, ligaments, joints, tissue structure and metabolism. Easy to use and big fun for everyone.

Archery

A holiday at Lake Lugano for pros and amateurs: at Parco San Marco you can discover and practice this beautiful precision sport.

If you wish to try archery for the first time, or train your marksmanship and skill at archery whilst on holiday at Lago di Lugano, Parco San Marco will be no shot in the dark. Under the professional guidance and supervision of our assistants, you can learn archery or improve your abilities.

Beachvolley

BEACH VOLLEY AT PARCO SAN MARCO 

A volleyball game in the sand presents its challenges: bagers, dribbles and walls must be coordinated with the maneuverability in the sand.

By the way, the rules of beach volleyball differ from those of indoor volleyball: in fact, according to the rules, each beach volleyball team is composed of only 2 players and the positions are not fixed.

But during your holiday in Porlezza you can play beach volleyball as you like! Have fun!