The legendary Malcantone

It isn’t a valley, or a mountain or a plane. It is rather a little bit of everything. And its name is shrouded in legends. One of them says that its name (Malcantone) means "bad canton" because this remote area always provided shelter for predators, deserters and smugglers.

Tempi passati. Today Malcantone has transformed into the "Belcantone" and shines to the world from its most beautiful side. It is known for its theme trails, which lead visitors past dry stone walls, ore mines, grain mills or forges. And of course one mustn’t forget the chestnut trees. Some of them are more than 1000 years old. In brief: Malcatone is an insider tip for anyone seeking typical local natural and cultural experiences. And the best of it is that this region, located in the middle of the sunny corner of Switzerland, can be quickly reached from the German-speaking part of Switzerland.

Top fact: In 2003, Switzerland Tourism awarded Malcatone the title of "Switzerland pure". This award is not just a concept but a promise: green tourism everyone can benefit from: the holiday guests, locals and nature.