Yoga on an SUP, forest bathing near the hotel, and much more
Yoga on an SUP, forest bathing near the hotel, and much more
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Feel as free as the wind. Feel free at ARIA Retreat & SPA.

Would you like to feel as free as the wind? Discover new horizons where water, earth, and sky meet? Welcome to ARIA Retreat & SPA! Our 5-star superior hotel on Lake Lugano is a unique refuge for free spirits, an exceptional place of power where you can fully immerse yourself in this indescribable feeling of freedom. An amazing 320 days of sunshine a year and boundless leisure and sports activities await you here. From yoga on an SUP and forest bathing near the hotel to endless fun on and in the water, golfing, and tennis, not to mention thrilling climbing routes – there are sports and activities to suit all tastes in our varied programme, offering you a multi-faceted holiday on Lake Lugano. You will see: a holiday at our 5-star superior hotel on Lake Lugano is beautifully active.

Beautifully active. Your activity holiday on Lake Lugano.

Fun in the water at San Marco Beach

Good things come in small packages – and that is certainly true of private San Marco Beach with an area of just 3,000m2. As well as being the perfect place to relax and enjoy delicious barbecues, it is also the ideal spot for diving. Together with our experienced and highly qualified diving instructors from Lazzurro PADI diving school, you can explore the depths of Lake Lugano and its fascinating underwater world. Take the chance to book snorkelling or sports diving lessons. We have courses for all ability levels on the programme. In cooperation with the diving school, we also offer you many other water sports for the whole family to enjoy, such as water skiing, banana-boat rides, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, mermaid swimming, and pedal boat rides.

Boat trips on Lake Como and Lake Lugano

Discover our wonderful lakes in style on a motorboat trip and enjoy views of the idyllic villas and picturesque villages that grace their shores. An adventurous holiday experience for your family. We will be happy to assist you when planning your outing. Whether you want to embark on your lake adventure with a skipper or on your own, a boat trip is a real must on your holiday at our hotel in Porlezza.

From the shore to the summit: hiking near the lakes

On your holiday near Lake Como you can look forward to extraordinary experiences immersed in nature in one of the most fascinating and untouched Alpine settings – and thanks to the pleasantly mild temperatures, it can be enjoyed all year round. In spring, the popular hiking trails on the shore of Lake Como and in Ticino invite you to enjoy leisurely hikes that lead you to charming, luxury locations and peaceful, quiet places of power. In summer, the three lakes and Lago di Piano Natural Park will place you under their spell. And in autumn, the bright colours and mild temperatures of Lombardy tempt hiking enthusiasts who want to feel the warmth of the sun on their skin before winter sets in.

Stay fit throughout the day with our sports and activity programme

Getting plenty of exercise is the key to a successful holiday. Get your body and mind moving. How? We’ll leave that up to you – the options are endless. Whether you’d rather swim in our infinity pool, work up a sweat on our fitness equipment, practise the perfect swing on the golf course, or get in shape with a workout in the open air – you’re sure to find your favourite sport at our hotel. Do you prefer company while working out or want to try your hand at a new sport? Take a look in our current course programme or book a session with one of our fitness trainers.

Game, set, match: the perfect tennis holiday

Is a holiday without tennis simply unimaginable? Then our luxury hotel near Lugano is the perfect destination for you. On our beautifully situated tennis court, you can swing your tennis racquet from March to November. Do you want to improve your serve, stay fit with targeted individual training sessions, train your volley, or perfect your fore- and backhand? The professional tennis coach at ARIA Retreat & SPA will be happy to support you.

Electric or pure pedal power: biking by the lake

Mountain or racing bike? Electric or pure pedal power? An organised group tour or individual rides? Your own two wheels or a rental bike, relaxed family trips near the resort or adventurous routes to Lake Como? Together with the guides at ComoLagoBike, our bike partner, you can discover the idyllic lake landscape on countless routes with varying levels of difficulty. Among the guides is professional cyclist Alberto Elli, who wore the coveted yellow jersey at the Tour de France in the year 2000. Bike hire and tour organisation are dependent on availability, so we ask that you book at least 48 hours in advance.

Consciously mindful: yoga and meditation

The wooden decking in our meditation area at the edge of the forest offers you the perfect place of power for your personal yoga and meditation sessions. Become one with yourself and with nature while forest bathing near the hotel. As part of our activity programme, we also offer guided yoga sessions where you can experience the full wonder of this health-promoting practice. If you’re looking for something a bit different, why not try combining SUP and yoga, and immerse yourself in the calming sound of the lake lapping against your board. Another highlight: our special yoga retreats. Treat yourself and indulge in exclusive one-on-one sessions during your holiday at ARIA Retreat & SPA.

Adrenaline kick in our climbing park

A visit to our climbing park promises action-packed hours, adventure, and unfettered enjoyment. Swing from one rock face to the next 15 metres above the ground, overcome various obstacles, and pull yourself ever higher on free-hanging ropes and steel rungs. Conquer via ferratas and live the high life on your activity holiday near Ticino – all against a breathtaking panoramic backdrop! Here in our climbing park, you can experience unspoilt nature from a new, spectacular angle. We offer special tours through the climbing park for children over 12 years old with our experienced guides. And if you’d like to visit other parkour courses and adventure parks near our hotel, there are also the high ropes courses on Mount Tamaro and at Lake Como. Look forward to experiencing an action-packed holiday!

Stay on the ball: basketball and beach volleyball

Make the most of your holiday by indulging in some basketball training and burning off energy shooting hoops. Our resort offers you a varied basketball programme with a range of events and matches to help you train during your holiday. Passionate beach volleyball fans can show off their skills free of charge on our perfectly maintained tournament-sized sand court.

Golfing by the lake: a hole in one

The lake area in Northern Italy is home to some of the most beautiful and traditional golf courses in Europe. Tee off at our partner golf club Menaggio & Cadenabbia, an 18-hole course located by Lake Como and just a 15-minute (12km) drive away from the hotel. One of the most beautiful golf courses in Europe, its illustrious members include Hollywood star George Clooney, for whom Lake Como has become his second home.

As free as a bird: tandem flights and paragliding

Feel as free as a bird and turn your dream of flying into reality while paragliding at Lake Como. On a paragliding sightseeing flight, you will glide silently over the treetops, meadows, and houses and enjoy absolute freedom. Marvel at the beauty of nature from a wholly new perspective. Paragliding does not require any particular sporting ability; all you need is good shoes and warm clothing. Treat yourself to this unique experience and take your holiday to new heights.

Good catch: fishing in the lake and rivers

Our partner Lake Como Fishing is a specialist in organising fishing trips in the holiday region. A team of professional fishing guides offers you first-class service and will show you the best fishing spots that Valtellina, Lake Como, and Lake Lugano have to offer.

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Water

Water has an almost magical allure. And it’s no wonder – water is life. At our hotel with pool near Lugano, we have harnessed the power of water to give you renewed well-being. Water played a vital role as a source of life in Celtic culture, a tradition we have revived in the SPA of our hotel. The Celts believed that every spring, every river, and every lake was inhabited by divine beings, and sought contact with them via various rituals to call on their healing powers. We have reinterpreted these rituals to whisk you away into new realms of well-being. So, book your stay at our 5-star superior hotel on Lake Lugano, dive into the waters of the lake and our unique infinity pool, and enjoy renewed vitality.

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Air

In our exclusive 5-star superior hotel on Lake Lugano, treat yourself to fresh vitality. Inhale deeply and enjoy the feeling of freedom and renewed energy that swells with every breath. The views of the unspoilt nature that surrounds you here on the shores of Lake Lugano and Lake Como, the scents drifting in the air, the flavours that tantalise your taste buds – your senses will never have felt as alive as during your holiday in our luxury hotel near Lugano. Enjoy the infinite expanse of stunning mountain and lake scenery and soak up the indescribable scents that flood your airways while forest bathing near the hotel. The soothing peace during yoga and meditation sessions will banish the noise of everyday life. You can rediscover yourself and surrender to relaxation during one of our many air-themed detox treatments with selected cosmetics and wellness products from leading manufacturers such as VITALIS Dr Joseph and Ebenholz.

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Earth

Aromatic herbs played as important a role for the Celts as they do in our exceptional hotel near Switzerland. The Druids, as the Celts called their healers, were well versed in the versatile healing powers of a wide range of herbs. But they didn’t only use these green power sources for medicinal purposes, they also used them as incense and wore them on their body as talismans. At our 5-star superior hotel on Lake Lugano, we have harnessed this ancient earth knowledge to develop delicious recipes, exquisite scents for our exclusive suites, and numerous beneficial treatments, all drawing on the power of aromatic herbs to give you a feeling of renewed vitality. And, of course, we only use the best natural products by leading manufacturers such as Ebenholz, Pino, and VITALIS Dr Joseph. Simply surrender yourself to nature’s embrace.

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Yoga on an SUP, forest bathing near the hotel, and much more
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